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21 Aug

The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA

August 21, 2019 To November 10, 2019

10:00 am To 9:00 pm

While on assignment to document poverty in Brazil for Life magazine, African American photographer Gordon Parks encountered one of the most important subjects of his career: Flávio da Silva.Read more…

22 Sep

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

September 22, 2019 To April 5, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Betye Saar is one of the most talented artists of her generation. She is not as well known as her talents deserve, however, no doubt largely because she is a black woman who came of age in the 1960s outside of New York City.Read more…

22 Sep

A Noise Within Theatre, 3352 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107

September 22, 2019 To November 16, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson unfolds the African American legacy in the first chronological episode of his celebrated American Century Cycle—a soaring, mystical tale of a man desperate for redemption in 1904 Pittsburgh.Read more…

27 Sep

ARRAY Creative Campus, 180 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

September 27, 2019 To November 2, 2019

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

ARRAY 360, a new annual film series curated and funded by Ava DuVernay’s non-profit ARRAY Alliance, will bring together award-winning filmmakers and emerging artists for six weekends of cinema, community and conversation.Read more…

03 Oct

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

October 3, 2019 To November 3, 2019

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Zak Ové (born 1966) is a British visual artist of Trinidadian descent. His sculptural installation, The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness, encapsulates the complex history of racial objectification and the evolution of black subjectivity.Read more…

05 Oct

The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

October 5, 2019 To October 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

This deviously delicious sci-fi musical comedy comes to the Playhouse for the musical theater event of the season with some deliciously devious new twists. Featuring George Salazar (Be More Chill), Mj Rodriguez (Pose), and Amber Riley (Glee) as Audrey II, This Little Shop is unlike any you have seen before.Read more…

05 Oct

Beall Center for Art + Technology, UCI, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697

October 5, 2019 To February 8, 2020

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Artist lauren woods (who uses all lowercase) had worked with students for a year to compile documents related to police violence acquired through the Freedom of Information Act for the exhibition “American Monument,”using material from police reports, body camera audio, court transcripts, witness testimonies and audio files captured bystanders.Read more…

10 Oct

6773 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

October 10, 2019 To October 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Towne Street Theatre’s Autumn Outings and its October Showcase Presents: Sum Poetry 2! We are showcasing one-of-a-kind and creative spoken word artists from all over LA.Read more…

15 Oct

Museum of African American Art, Crenshaw Boulevard, Crenshaw, Los Angeles,CA 90008

October 15, 2019 To March 15, 2020

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Join MAAA members and our experienced tour operator, Uprise Travel, on an amazing “Essential Senegal” cultural trip from May 16–25, 2020, to visit the Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar and other points of interest in Senegal!Read more…

18 Oct

Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

October 18, 2019 To October 21, 2019

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. Confident, gifted and outrageous Lizzo’s music abounds with humor and charisma. She is known best for songs like “Juice”, “Boys”, and “Good As Hell”.Read more…

19 Oct

The Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

October 19, 2019 To October 20, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Multi-talented Rhiannon Giddens’ stunning new collaborative project with Dublin-based Italian jazz percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi is coming to Los Angeles for a very special performance of “There Is No Other” Tour at the Pico Union Project.  In this upcoming album, Giddens marries the folk instruments and traditions of the African-American diaspora…Read more…

19 Oct

Beverly Hills Gardens Park, 9439 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

October 19, 2019 To October 20, 2019

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

ABOUT THE ARTIST My name is Fortune Sitole. I have painted since I was twelve years old. As early as the age of five, I made sculptures out of clay and cars out of wire without any idea I was making art.Read more…

20 Oct

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

4:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Five decades into a genre-crossing career, Jeffrey Osborne in 2018 offered his first album of original material in 15 years on Worth It All. The richly deep-toned vocalist started out on the drum set during his teenage years, but by the time he joined then-simmering soul outfit L.T.D.Read more…

20 Oct

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Damien Escobar is a world renowned violinist, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, hailing from Jamaica, Queens, New York.Read more…

20 Oct

Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

“Valdés’ explorations of the African influences in Cuban music are so profound that he is revered by musicians who play jazz, dance music, Buena Vista styled classic Cuban son, and even the island’s hip-hop community.” NPR A protean performer who has been a singular force in music for more than…Read more…

20 Oct

The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90049

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

4:00 pm To 5:30 pm

American artist LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses how she has used photography to fight injustice—poverty, healthcare and gender inequality, environmental contamination, racism, and more—and create a more representative self-portrait.Read more…

20 Oct

Harvelle's Long Beach, 201 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA, USA

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

3:00 pm To 6:00 pm

“I was absolutely blown away when I first heard this extremely talented artist at the Napa Valley Jazz Festival In 2018.” You will be too! Jazmin Ghent is one of the hottest national smooth jazz recording artist today.Read more…

20 Oct

Vector90, South Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, CA, USA

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

12:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Come Up Markets is grateful to have our next event at Vector90. Vector90 is a co-working and small business incubator in South Central Los Angeles founder by Nipsey Hussle and David Gross.Read more…

20 Oct

Simply Wholesome Health Food Store & Restaurant, 4508 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Public Speaker, and now Author of “MONETIZING GENTRIFICATION”, Thomas ‘TJ’ Loftin, is at the forefront of the current state of real estate and business development.Read more…

20 Oct

STAPLES Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

October 20, 2019 To October 20, 2019

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Its that time again– The OFFICIAL “Brunch 2 Bomb” Brunch & Day Party is back with the Fresh Prince Edition! Now, this is a story all about how, Brunch Season got flipped-turned upside down! This event is sponsored by Opportunity Exposed Inc.Read more…

23 Oct

Regent Theater DTLA, 448 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

October 23, 2019 To October 23, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

A collaboration between producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Quesada and singer/songwriter Eric Burton, Black Pumas fuse cinematic neo-soul, light psychedelia, and a touch of urban grit. Rising from their studio origins to a hard-hitting live act.Read more…

23 Oct

Cinemark 18 and XD 6081, Howard Hughes Center, Center Dr., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90045,

October 23, 2019 To October 27, 2019

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to announce its 25th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase. The Festival will be held in various locations in Los Angeles, California. Since its inception in 1994, African American Film Marketplace and S.E.Read more…

23 Oct

Eso Won Books, 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90008, USA

October 23, 2019 To October 23, 2019

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Lawrence Jackson is a D.C. based photographer who covers news, events, editorial, portrait and lifestyle photography. His career has taken him from the small town fairs of rural Virginia to meetings in the Oval Office of the White House and beyond. EsoWon will have signed books after the signing.Read more…

24 Oct

University of Ghana, Legon, Legon Boundary, Accra, Ghana

October 24, 2019 To October 27, 2019

9:00 am To 6:30 pm

The Accra International Book Festival (Accra Book Fest) is the biggest celebration of literature in Africa, held in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Every year, the Book Festival brings together first-class writers, poets, politicians and environmentalists to debate and discuss the major issues of global concern.Read more…

24 Oct

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

October 24, 2019 To October 24, 2019

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Steph Cha will discuss her much awaited and much acclaimed new novel, YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY with Walter Mosley and Rachel Howzell Hall. In the wake of the police shooting of a Black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it’s been since the unrest of the early 1990s.Read more…

25 Oct

Barnsdall Art Park, Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027

October 25, 2019 To October 27, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Remembering James, a 90-minute musically formatted show, tells the story of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing civil rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artist’s work.Read more…

25 Oct

The Canyon - Santa Clarita, 24201, #1351 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

October 25, 2019 To October 25, 2019

9:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Sir Mix-A-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute to women with large buttocks into hip-hop immortality. But even before he struck crossover gold, Sir Mix-A-Lot was one of rap’s great D.I.Y. success stories.Read more…

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