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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…

03 Nov

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

November 3, 2019 To May 17, 2020

11:00 am To 5:00 pm

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu (working title) is a mid-career survey that will unite approximately 30 paintings with 32 works on paper dating from 1996 to the present by the artist who was born in Addis Ababa,…Read more…

17 Nov

The San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands CA 92374, USA

November 17, 2019 To March 8, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Visual Artist Bernard Hoyes is pleased to present “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change,” an exhibition of large scale watercolor paintings that speaks to the ecological life of the Desert. The works evokes beauty and spirituality, ultimately observing the transmogrification by climate changeover the past ten years.Read more…

17 Nov

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

November 17, 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…

19 Nov

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

November 19, 2019 To February 16, 2020

10:00 am To 9:00 pm

Early medieval legends reported that one of the three kings who paid homage to the newborn Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. But it would be nearly one thousand years before artists began representing Balthazar, the youngest of the magi, as a Black man.Read more…

22 Nov

Mark Taper Forum, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

November 22, 2019 To December 29, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

In 2017, Jitney became the final play in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle to be seen on Broadway. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured play follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys.Read more…

08 Dec

Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club. 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

December 8, 2019 To December 29, 2019

3:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Enjoy live reggae music every Sunday afternoon at the famous Golden Sails Hotel. World class musicians, full bar, great food, free parking and a friendly crowd! All ages are welcomed.Read more…

13 Dec

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Lovelace Theater, 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

December 13, 2019 To December 29, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Nina & Me is a beautifully orchestrated mixture of classical, jazz, rhythm and blues sounds with riveting storytelling of the musical bond between an artist from one era influenced by a legend from the past.Read more…

13 Dec

Cultural Interiors, 4421 West Slauson Avenue, Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, CA

December 13, 2019 To December 15, 2019

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Akosua Bandele’s unique and fashionable “Single” Earrings, and Marvin Sin, The Art of Leather Bags & Accessories will be at Cultural Interiors this weekend.Read more…

14 Dec

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 3650 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008

December 14, 2019 To December 14, 2019

3:00 pm To 7:00 pm

It’s a snow day in Baldwin Hills! Winter Wonderland is an opportunity for families across Los Angeles City Council District 8 to meet each other and have some fun in the snow.Read more…

14 Dec

The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

December 14, 2019 To December 14, 2019

9:45 pm To 11:00 pm

André Cymone, musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, raised in Minneapolis, Cymone and his schoolmate Prince, layed the foundation for the revolutionary “Minneapolis sound”.  After Prince signed a record deal he asked Cymone to join him as bass player for his band, pre-Revolution.Read more…

15 Dec

Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles 90008

December 15, 2019 To December 15, 2019

3:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Ladies, get your hats, your gloves, and your frilly dresses out! Gentlemen, get out your fancy suits and spats! You are invited to the 13th Annual PowerGirl Holiday High Tea & Titus II Awards! PowerGirls validates, celebrates, and empowers young urban influenced women of color in support of living a…Read more…

15 Dec

Hollywood Improv, (The Main Room), 8162 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90046

December 15, 2019 To December 16, 2019

10:00 pm To 12:00 am

SHANG, a transplanted New Yorker whose carefully nurtured evolution from stand-up comedy to socio-political satire gives heavy flight to the spoken and outspoken word.Read more…

16 Dec

Feinstein's at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA, 91604

December 16, 2019 To December 16, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Yes that Keith David! In addition to his versatile acting and voiceover work, Keith David is also a remarkable singer.Read more…

18 Dec

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 90007

December 18, 2019 To December 18, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Performance: The exhibition LA Blacksmith inspires this performance by Chloe and Maud Arnold, the sister tap-dancing duo Syncopated Ladies, who will explore the themes of metal and motion.Read more…

18 Dec

World Stage Press, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

December 18, 2019 To December 18, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Stage would like to invite you to Ashay Matthews‘ first book release event for her new book: Ashay Speaks. The book Out of Obscurity: Black Survivors of the Holocaust by Ashay Mathieu is a unique and fascinating poetic discourse about Black victims of Hitler.Read more…

18 Dec

Dub Club @ Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

December 18, 2019 To December 19, 2019

9:00 pm To 2:00 am

Celebrating 45 years, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences.Read more…

19 Dec

Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501, USA

December 19, 2019 To December 19, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr. is a benefit concert that will support the youth of Operation Safehouse, youth who are at risk or who have already suffered abuse.Read more…

19 Dec

The Novo, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

December 19, 2019 To December 19, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Jaden and Willow Smith embark on a 2019 co-headlining run of shows called “THE WILLOW & ERYS Tour.” The dates come in the same year that both Smith siblings released new music.Read more…

20 Dec

Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

December 20, 2019 To December 20, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love and friends deliver the holiday spirit performing both Christmas classics as well as Love’s original greatest hits, including: “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas Baby…Read more…

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