Events

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…

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…

18 May

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

May 18, 2019 To August 10, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

David Hammons’s solo show at Hauser & Wirth is his first in Los Angeles in 45 years. The description states, “This exhibition is dedicated to / Ornette / Coleman / Harmolodic Thinker” and is accompanied by an intriguing abstract drawing.Read more…

01 Jun

The Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA

June 1, 2019 To August 18, 2019

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Celebrating the photographers who have played a critical role in bringing hip-hop’s visual culture to the global stage, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop is an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers, as told through their most intimate diaries: their unedited contact sheets.Read more…

05 Jun

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

June 5, 2019 To September 8, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Aspects of Nude showcases the ways in which artists have portrayed the human form in its purest state: bare. For centuries the study of nude models, in various poses, has been a fundamental source for artists to master drawing skills and learn to represent the subtleties of the human physique.Read more…

05 Jun

LA Third Church, 4323 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

June 5, 2019 To August 28, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Each year Parkside EDC awards over $20,000 in scholarships to high school graduates, among many other community services and outreach efforts. The Wednesday Night Jazz Cool Down is one of the events that makes it possible.Read more…

08 Jun

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

June 8, 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…

13 Jun

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

June 13, 2019 To September 1, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

See the iconic images that amplified one of the most influential cultural movements of the 1960s: “Black Is Beautiful.” Featuring over forty photographs of Black women and men with natural hair and clothes that reclaimed their African roots, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite is the first-ever major…Read more…

15 Jun

Egypt

June 15, 2019 To June 30, 2019

2:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Join Kola Nut Travel as we travel through the Land of the Pharaohs in 2019.  Tour highlights in Kemet, the Land of the Pharaohs will include the Giza Pyramids, Memphis, Citadel of Saladin, Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Temples of Horus and Sobek, Aswan, an overnight stay in…Read more…

15 Jun

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

June 15, 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…

21 Jun

The Landmark, 10850 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064

June 21, 2019 To July 5, 2019

11:00 am To 9:30 pm

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” the recently released documentary, offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner.Read more…

24 Jun

William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 South West View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016

June 24, 2019 To August 3, 2019

12:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Summer Days of Art, Music, Singing, Doll Making, African Martial Arts, Dance, and Creative Exploration! The William Grant Still Arts Center’s Art and Jazz Summer Camp is a six-week day camp that runs each summer.Read more…

25 Jun

Hollywood Bowl, North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

June 25, 2019 To June 29, 2019

12:00 am To 12:00 am

Looking for a fun event to enjoy before the Fourth of July? Well look no further! We have two tickets to  see the amazing Nile Rodgers and CHIC live at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, July 3.  To try and win these tickets you MUST do the following: Subscribe to…Read more…

27 Jun

Art & Practice, Public Programs Space, 4334 Degnan Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008

June 27, 2019 To June 27, 2019

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Join Art + Practice for a conversation with L.A. Rebellion filmmakers Zeinabu irene Davis and Barbara McCullough. Zeinabu irene Davis is an independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. She is comfortable working in narrative, experimental and documentary genres.Read more…

27 Jun

John Anson Ford Theatres, Cahuenga Boulevard East, Los Angeles, CA

June 27, 2019 To June 27, 2019

6:00 pm To 11:00 pm

In a celebration of the power of film and television to influence cultural understanding and broaden the human experience, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation presents Game Changers, a four-night outdoor screening series June 27-30 featuring groundbreaking films and television that significantly impacted diversity and representation in media, reimagined traditional narratives, and achieved…Read more…

27 Jun

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Macy's Bridge, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008, USA

June 27, 2019 To June 27, 2019

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Our Crenshaw TV, All Music Television, and the JazzCat LeRoy Downs present another FREE Just Jazz Live Concert Series Pop-Up performance! Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir.Read more…

27 Jun

Station1640, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

June 27, 2019 To June 28, 2019

9:30 pm To 2:00 am

THE BIGGEST ANNUAL FLAG PARTY 4 YEARS IN A ROW- CARNIVAL WEEKEND IN HOLLYWOOD. This event has been nothing but straight vibes , love and unity since 2015. Bring your flags, your rags and come rep your country.Read more…

27 Jun

HERB ALPERT'S VIBRATO GRILL, JAZZ, AND ETC., 2930 BEVERLY GLEN CIR., LOS ANGELES, CA, 90077

June 27, 2019 To June 27, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

When it comes to music, Ellis Hall does it all. What other man can claim to have written 3,800 songs, sung at the funeral of Helen Keller at St.Read more…

28 Jun

Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

June 28, 2019 To June 30, 2019

11:00 am To 7:00 pm

The San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival unites music lovers from around the world at the picturesque site of Embarcadero Marina Park North in the San Diego Marina.Read more…

28 Jun

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90007

June 28, 2019 To June 28, 2019

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Summer Nights are back at CAAM! Enjoy a warm night and cool vibes with CAAM and KCRW, featuring live sets from KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad and Aaron Byrd, after-hours museum access including to CAAM’s hit summer exhibition, ‘Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective’, food trucks, a beer garden, and more!Read more…

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