Events

17 Feb

LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

February 17, 2019 To June 9, 2019

10:00 am To 7:00 pm

Presented by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles,…Read more…

23 Mar

The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

March 23, 2019 To September 1, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Soul of a Nation explores how social justice movements, as well as stylistic evolutions in visual…Read more…

01 May

Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles

May 1, 2019 To July 28, 2019

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

This exhibition features video works by contemporary African artists who are contending with inherited political, social, and environmental realities in their respective countries. Artists Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981, Zimbabwe), Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976, Nigeria), and Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, South Africa) grapple with the ramifications of colonial legacies.Read more…

02 May

The Underground Museum, 3508 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018, USA

May 2, 2019 To June 30, 2019

12:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Roy DeCarava (1919-2009) spent six decades walking the streets of New York and observing his environment. These contemplative expeditions fostered within him a deep understanding of human nature and the power of seeing.Read more…

08 May

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

May 8, 2019 To September 8, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

For many fans of 1970s American television, Ernie Barnes’ (1938–2009) painting The Sugar Shack is no doubt instantly familiar.Read more…

11 May

KAOS Network, 4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90008, USA

May 11, 2019 To June 29, 2019

1:00 pm To 4:30 pm

Leimert Park Day of the Ancestor Festival of the Mask began 8 years ago with the aim to create a multigenerational event where people could come together to honor ancestors, share information and culture from West Africa and the Diaspora.Read more…

15 May

Charles White Elementary School, 2401 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

May 15, 2019 To September 15, 2019

1:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Presented at the original Otis Art Institute campus where Charles White was the first African American faculty member (now an eponymous elementary school and LACMA satellite), this companion exhibition to Charles White: A Retrospective illuminates the artist’s impact as a teacher.Read more…

15 May

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA

May 15, 2019 To August 25, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

A prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century, Charles White’s artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. Plumb Line features contemporary artists whose work in the realm of black individual and collective life resonates with White’s profound and continuing…Read more…

15 May

Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505

May 15, 2019 To June 2, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The time is 1959, a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death.Read more…

18 May

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901-909 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

May 18, 2019 To August 10, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

David Hammons  is a conceptual artist working in a variety of media including performance, installation, sculpture, printmaking, among other modes of production and is a contemporary American artist whose sculptural, print-based, video, and painted work offers a crucial interpretation of African American art history.Read more…

18 May

1262 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

May 18, 2019 To May 27, 2019

10:00 am To 10:00 pm

WE RISE is a 10-day pop-up immersive experience that brings together LA’s diverse community to explore our collective power to live lives of purpose and engagement.Read more…

24 May

Oxnard Levity Live Comedy Club, 591 Collection Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93036

May 24, 2019 To May 26, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Shawn Wayans was born into one of Hollywood’s largest and most successful comedic families so he was naturally gifted with the ability to make people laugh.Read more…

24 May

Atwater Village Theatre, Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

May 24, 2019 To June 23, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

IAMA Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of  Mama Metal by Sigrid Gilmer   World premiere of Mama Metal — This joyfully irreverent black comedy by 2017 Humanitas Play LA award-winner Sigrid Gilmer entwines issues of identity with pop culture icons to tell a truly unique mother-daughter story.Read more…

25 May

Coagula Curatorial, 974 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

May 25, 2019 To June 15, 2019

1:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present PAINTLUST – an exhibit of new works by Melinda R. Smith and Michael Massenburg Exhibit runs thru June 15th Michael Massenburg was born in San Diego, and raised in Los Angeles, California.Read more…

25 May

4830 St. Elmo Drive Los Angeles, California 90019

May 25, 2019 To May 26, 2019

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

St. Elmo Village 50th Anniversary: Celebrating the Art of Creative Survival. A full weekend and street festival of art, music, spoken word, crafts and food trucks.  It’s a St. Elmo Village Reunion! Saturday – Kabasa (Drumming), Lula Washington Dance Theatre, LaVerdad (Salsa), The Rev.Read more…

25 May

Jordan Downs Recreation Center, 9900 Grape Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002

May 25, 2019 To May 26, 2019

3:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Dramatic change is happening in the heart of Los Angeles in the neighborhood of Watts. The Jordan Downs Housing Project, originally built during WWII, has been home to Watts families for generations, and is now being completely transformed into a modern urban village.Read more…

26 May

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

3:00 pm To 9:00 pm

We’re Back on Memorial Day Weekend with another Beats & Bites “Day Party” Event! Join us with DJ’s Printz and Jahi Sundance and enjoy amazing music, great cocktails, food, and beautiful people all day long!! Doors open at 3pm. Admission: 3pm – 4pm $5 with RSVP.Read more…

26 May

Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

6:30 pm To 11:30 pm

Often imitated, but never duplicated. Join us for Chocolate Sundaes, Hollywood’s hottest comedy show, at the world famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd! Our show is unlike any other comedy show you’ve seen, featuring your favorite comedians, a hot DJ on the 1’s and 2’s, and LA’s sexiest crowd.Read more…

26 May

The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, California 90291, USA

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

11:00 am To 10:30 pm

“Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice 40 years after the murders three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, known as the Mississippi Burning murders.Read more…

26 May

Zebulon, 1478 Fletcher Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90039 USA

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Join master trombonist/composer/arranger PHIL RANELIN & TRIBE RENAISSANCE with Special Guests in celebration of his 80th Birthday and the release of a new three disc vinyl box set on Wide Hive Records! Ranelin is extremely excited about this birthday concert, the kick-off for his year-long International 80th Birthday Tour! DJ…Read more…

26 May

The Loft, 401 South Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

8:10 pm To 10:00 pm

Join us for a premiere of the documentary/musical performance film “Song for Our People” directed by Mustapha Khan. A group of woke musicians and artists convene one day in a recording studio in Brooklyn to create a new anthem to honor their ancestors who lived their lives enslaved.Read more…

26 May

La Boheme, 8400 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, California 90069, USA

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

2:00 pm To 8:00 pm

AFLA DAY PARTY 2019 Producers of California’s Premier African Fashion & music Festival present its 7th Annual Summer kickoff showcase.Read more…

26 May

Pips On LaBrea, 1356 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA

May 26, 2019 To May 26, 2019

11:00 am To 3:00 pm

PIPS on Labrea mixes up our brunch to bring you “Beats over Brunch” Featuring DJ General Lee We will be serving up our fabulous brunch, Bottomless Mimosas and Sangria Summer Sausages – Shrimp & Grits – Fresh Omelettes – Country Potatoes – Fresh Fruit – Chicken & Waffles and more….…Read more…

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