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…

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…

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…

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…

28 Jun

Thick Girl Yoga LA Beach Flowrecurrences

Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, (Playa del Rey) Los Angeles, CA 90293, USA

June 28, 2019 To August 2, 2019

5:30 am To 7:00 am

We will be flowing in the sand, this yoga flow will awaken the mind, get the blood flowing, and will feed the inner spirit and leave you feeling invigorated! All sessions will be at Dockweiler Beach and we will meet at 5:30 am and walk over to the sand to…Read more…

01 Jul

Art + Practice, 3401 West 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA

July 1, 2019 To September 14, 2019

2:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today presents early short works of Black filmmakers and video artists in Los Angeles. Central to the exhibition is a selection from the pioneering student work of the L.A. Rebellion.Read more…

11 Jul

Stella Adler Theatre 6773 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028

July 11, 2019 To July 25, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Towne Street Theatre’s TST Summer Series Presents: Nights of Sum Poetry! We are calling all spoken word artists, writers, rappers, and wordsmiths of LA who are looking to perform and share their truths and narratives to push the culture.Read more…

12 Jul

Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 12, 2019 To July 26, 2019

8:30 pm To 10:30 pm

Whose has the funniest set in LA? Come and see 7 comedians compete to become “The Set Off Champ!” 7 minute sets, 7 Comedians, 7 minutes to crack up the audience.Read more…

13 Jul

East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

July 13, 2019 To July 27, 2019

8:00 am To 5:00 pm

The National Organization of Minority Architects, Southern California Chapter hosts an Architecture & Engineering Summer Camp to teach and to engage youth about the process and impact of architectural design.Read more…

14 Jul

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

July 14, 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…

15 Jul

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

July 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 Jul

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

July 15, 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…

20 Jul

Embassy Suites, 1440 E Imperial Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

July 20, 2019 To July 21, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

“Write the Story You Haven’t Told” Two-Day 6-Hour Sessions Story Writing Course Taught by National Bestselling and Award-Winning author, Joylynn M. Ross.Read more…

20 Jul

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Boulevard - Los Angeles CA 90008

July 20, 2019 To July 27, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Barbara Morrison’s Performing Arts Center                                                                                           …Read more…

21 Jul

Music Box, 1337 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

July 21, 2019 To July 21, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

With his funky keyboard playing, Larry Dunn, helped transform Earth, Wind & Fire into one of the all-time most successful R&B bands in the world, with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, 6 GRAMMYs, 13 GRAMMY nominations, 4 American Music Awards, 32 Gold & Platinum/Multi-Platinum Records & Albums,…Read more…

21 Jul

Liberty Station NTC Park, Cushing Road, San Diego, CA, USA

July 21, 2019 To July 21, 2019

12:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Performances by Reggae Superstars & Top Local Favorites at a World-Class Vegan Festival… Vibrations Don’t Get More Positive than this! The Headliner – Third World, celebrates 45 years as one of reggae’s most iconic legendary bands! Co-starring – The Movement and Yami Bolo, Iakopo, and featuring Empress Akua, Prime Livity,…Read more…

21 Jul

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

July 21, 2019 To July 21, 2019

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Celebrate the life and legacy of Ernie Barnes with some of his closest friends and collectors, including Luz Rodriguez, Barnes’ longtime assistant and estate trustee; Hardy Nickerson, former NFL coach and player; and Paul Von Blum, senior lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies, UCLA.Read more…

21 Jul

Salsa Sundays in Leimert Parkrecurrences

4325 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

July 21, 2019 To August 25, 2019

5:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Enjoy the rhythms of salsa–meet and mingle with other members of the community who love to dance! Class starts at 5pm, social dancing until 10pm.  See you there!Read more…

21 Jul

Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA

July 21, 2019 To July 21, 2019

5:00 pm To 6:30 pm

Actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman. San Francisco native Martin Luther McCoy refuses to confine himself to any one creative pursuit. An essential catalyst on the Bay Area’s fertile 1990s neo-soul scene, he continues to serve as a conduit for socially conscious music.Read more…

22 Jul

John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Los Angeles, CA 90028

July 22, 2019 To July 22, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Take a rhythmic journey in this evening of interactive group drumming. Using a variety of percussion instruments, discover the joy of collectively creating beats and sounds with Christopher Ramirez and a special guest artist. Drums provided by Remo Drums. JAM Sessions are FREE participatory events centered around movement and music.Read more…

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