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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

A+P Public Program Space, 4334 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

October 15, 2019 To October 15, 2019

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Join Art + Practice for a public program titled In Conservation: Stephen Towns and Ramsess with Cecilia Wichmann. Towns, Ramsess and Wichmann will discuss the exhibitions Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning and Ramsess: The Gathering. More information forthcoming.Read more…

15 Oct

Balch Auditorium, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

October 15, 2019 To October 15, 2019

6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Performance artist and Assistant Professor of Hip-Hop, University of Virginia, A.D. Carson will give a presentation followed by an on-stage conversation with assistant professor of English at Wittenberg University, ShaDawn Battle. A.D. Carson is a performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received a Ph.D.Read more…

16 Oct

Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

October 16, 2019 To October 16, 2019

12:15 pm To 1:30 pm

Sohail Daulatzai will give a presentation, followed by a Q&A. Sohail Daulatzai is an associate professor in UC Irvine’s Film and Media Studies Department, African American Studies Department, and Program in Global Middle East Studies.Read more…

16 Oct

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

October 16, 2019 To October 16, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Two GRAMMY Award-winning powerhouses, Ms. Lauryn Hill and H.E.R., have announced a special one night only co-headlining performance at The Hollywood Bowl. Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence as the lone female member of The Fugees, one of the biggest selling hip-hop acts in the world.Read more…

17 Oct

West Angeles Cathedral (Church of God In Christ), 3600 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

October 17, 2019 To October 17, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

In a special evening celebrating National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first book of fiction, he’ll be joined by Ryan Coogler, revolutionary director of Black Panther. Coates’ newly released novel The Water Dancer, offers a timely exploration of the most intimate evil of enslavement—the cleaving and separation of families.Read more…

17 Oct

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020

October 17, 2019 To October 17, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Zadie Smith will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Grand Union is a dazzling collection of short fiction. Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation.Read more…

17 Oct

The Virgil, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

October 17, 2019 To October 18, 2019

9:30 pm To 2:00 am

Mike Mitchell aka Blaque Dynamite will be live at The Virgil in Los Angeles. Show will include a preview of new material from his upcoming new CD “Time Out” out in November on Dolfin Records. Joining Mike onstage will be Max Gerl, Paul Cornish, Justus West, and Maurice Brown.Read more…

17 Oct

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

October 17, 2019 To October 17, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Snack Chat is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an interactive panel and event hosted by healthcare professionals! The Urban Health Society is teaming up with the Association of Black Women Physicians this October 17th to bring you an interactive Breast Cancer Awareness Event hosted at Los Angeles health food…Read more…

17 Oct

Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc., 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077

October 17, 2019 To October 17, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Multi-talented vocalist Billy Valentine’s varied career has taken him across the United States, throughout the many countries of Europe and even to Oman. Billy began his professional career as a solo artist opening for such luminaries as Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack in the 1970s.Read more…

18 Oct

The Cultural Social Club, 7617 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood 90043

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

SWAAM is Spoken Word, Art And Music. That’s when super-talented poets, singers, musicians and “open mic” artists will perform– backed by our awesome LIVE BAND.  So come on! Food, drink, and wonderful entertainment await you on this and every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.Read more…

18 Oct

Brookside Golf & Country Club, 1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Black MBA Association invites you to the upcoming 45th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala and Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Golf Tournament.  Proceeds from these events will benefit the annual Scholarship fund where the Los Angeles Chapter will award deserving undergraduate and graduate students…Read more…

18 Oct

Brea Improv Comedy Club, 180 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, CA 92821, USA

October 18, 2019 To October 19, 2019

7:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Fast Facts About Tommy Davidson:  Comedian and actor who played the role of overbearing father, Oscar Proud in the animated Disney series, The Proud Family. Before Fame He was a cast member on the comedy sketch show, In Living Color after starting as a stand-up comedian.Read more…

18 Oct

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA

October 18, 2019 To October 20, 2019

8:30 pm To 12:00 am

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here” (the Brenda Russell composition that became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War) Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S.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.Read more…

18 Oct

160 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA, USA

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

5:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Tea Tech & Tequila is a networking mixer serving up ample high-quality offerings of everything in its name, plus food and live music at the historic Blinn House in Pasadena. You’re gonna love the company. . .Read more…

18 Oct

Downtown Independent, 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012

October 18, 2019 To October 20, 2019

12:30 pm To 12:00 am

¡Un pedacito de Panamá en HOLLYWOOD! PANAFEST by Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) is a three-day festival featuring the work of Latinx filmmakers from throughout the Americas, Spain, and the Caribbean.Read more…

18 Oct

Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, & Etc., 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA 90077

October 18, 2019 To October 18, 2019

6:00 pm To 11:00 pm

Her melodic voice, with its three-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes.Read more…

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