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23 Jan

Roberts Projects, 442 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

January 23, 2023 To April 8, 2023

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Roberts Projects is delighted to announce Colorful Realm, an exhibition of new work from renowned contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. Drawing inspiration from Japanese nature paintings of the Edo period (c.1600–1868), Wiley parallels traditional techniques and materials in nine monumental paintings. Exposed linen highlights the depicted natural scenes while also preserving the… Read more…

27 Jan

Ovation Hollywood, Hollywood Boulevard, 6801 Hollywood, CA 90028

January 27, 2023 To April 22, 2023

11:00 am To 8:00 pm

The Official Bob Marley One Love Experience showcases never-before-seen Marley photographs and memorabilia while immersing you in a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy. Celebrate one of the world’s most beloved and unifying musical and cultural figures! In the Official Bob Marley One Love Experience—the only one… Read more…

01 Feb

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

February 1, 2023 To March 5, 2023

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Kicking off 2023 at the Geffen Playhouse is The First Deep Breath, a ferocious new epic written by Lee Edward Colston II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III that chronicles the depths families will go to hide their skeletons from the outside world and each other. Use code BCE35P for an exclusive… Read more…

02 Feb

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

February 2, 2023 To February 5, 2023

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Try/Step/Trip is a spoken-word, multi-character musical performed through the language of step dance. The story follows the journey of an anonymous narrator as he reimagines his experience in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. Inspired by Brathwaite’s own history, Try/Step/Trip layers characters, poetic verse, and dialogue over music to create a… Read more…

03 Feb

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

February 3, 2023 To February 5, 2023

10:00 am To 8:00 pm

Kick off Black History Month and celebrate Black cinema at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, this weekend, February 3–5, during our REGENERATION SUMMIT, a three-day festival celebrating Black filmmakers and film preservationists and honoring the groundbreaking exhibition REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 1898-1971. Take part in film-inspired activities including film screenings, hands-on… Read more…

04 Feb

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen - Slauson, 4427 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043

February 4, 2023 To February 4, 2023

9:00 am To 1:00 pm

Gather with Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen as car enthusiasts meet to show off and share their passion for automobiles over a cup of coffee. In partnership with NASCAR, join in the excitement for an amazing display of classic, exotic, and tuner cars. Event Highlights: NASCAR Racing Simulator NASCAR Stock Car… Read more…

04 Feb

441 E. Carson St, Unit F & G, Carson CA 90745

February 4, 2023 To February 4, 2023

4:00 pm To 7:00 pm

As part of its Program on Mental Health Education and Resources, Sunday Supper organizes it’s First Annual Mental health awareness for families event. This event will raise awareness for families on the prevalence of mental health concerns, while introducing them to potential solutions. Attendees will benefit from renowned speakers Angela… Read more…

04 Feb

Los Feliz Theater, 1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

February 4, 2023 To February 25, 2023

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Great American thinker, writer and activist, James Baldwin and his commitment to art, expression and justice both in the U.S. and abroad are shown in this recently restored shorts program, comprised of “James Baldwin: From Another Place,” “Meeting The Man: James Baldwin” and “Baldwin’s N*****,” along with the Oscar-nominated documentary,… Read more…

04 Feb

77 Lounge, 7430 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047

February 4, 2023 To February 4, 2023

6:00 pm To 9:00 pm

If you believe everybody loves the sunshine, come catch a vibe and check out Roy Ayers live! Vocalist and vibraphonist extrordinaire, Ayers is among the best-known and most respected jazz and R&B artists on the scene today. You don’t want to miss this fantastic experience!  

05 Feb

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

February 5, 2023 To February 5, 2023

1:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Enjoy a staged reading of Olivia Jones! Author and advocate Phillip Brown’s new literary work tells the story of a girl raised in the Deep South who seeks to right the wrongs of her father and repair her nation’s past. Told through a series of flashbacks narrated by the determined Olivia, the… Read more…

07 Feb

James Bridges Theater, 235 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095

February 7, 2023 To February 7, 2023

6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

In a 30-minute documentary, BIKING WHILE BLACK: CONTINUING TO RIDE THROUGH DECRIMINALIZATION, DISENFRANCHISEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION incorporates narratives to dig deeper into solution-based storytelling and features the actions being taken by some of our leading Black bicyclists and BIPOC community-based organizations. Cast members are paving new roads to tackle the myths,… Read more…

07 Feb

Wallis Annenberg Hall, 3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 7, 2023 To February 7, 2023

12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Join the USC Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab for the Voices of a Movement series with special guest Lora King. King is the daughter of Rodney King, founder of the Rodney King Foundation, and the inaugural subject of the Lab’s groundbreaking oral history collection titled The Second Draft Project. The project centers… Read more…

07 Feb

GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

February 7, 2023 To February 7, 2023

7:30 pm To 9:30 pm

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a special program with GRAMMY-nominated Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Chuck D to celebrate the release of his new book, Livin’ Loud (Genesis Publications). The event will consist of an intimate conversation with Chuck D held in the Museum’s 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. In… Read more…

10 Feb

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

February 10, 2023 To February 10, 2023

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

KCRW didn’t want to wait until summer for another fantastic free evening of music, art, and culture with our friends! Come groove under the stars to the sounds of KCRW DJs Francesca Harding and Tyler Boudreaux, enjoy libations in the outdoor beer garden and bites from some of our favorite… Read more…

11 Feb

1144 Olive Avenue, Long Beach, CA, USA

February 11, 2023 To February 11, 2023

5:00 pm To 7:00 pm

You are invited to see Lady Zhe perform on Saturday February 11, 2023 5pm. Tickets are on sale now at ladyzhe.com. A portion of the proceeds go to both Greater Harvest Church of God in Christ and the LA South Chamber HOPE Foundation

11 Feb

BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

February 11, 2023 To February 11, 2023

2:30 pm To 3:30 pm

Celebrate Black History Month by delving into the family and personal narratives of Community Writers Group of Los Angeles! At the famed Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, CWGLA will release Snapshots: Volume 8, an anthology that highlight family histories and personal narratives through memoir, poetry and essays! The event will… Read more…

11 Feb

Boston Court Pasadena, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

February 11, 2023 To February 11, 2023

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Led by Baba Onochie Chukwurah who traveled to America on tour with Fela Kuti in 1969, Rhythms of the Village will perform an exciting evening of Nigerian Highlife Fusion music, comprised of traditional rhythms that inspired reggae, calypso, and Afro beat.

11 Feb

The Soraya, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Los Angeles, CA 91325

February 11, 2023 To February 11, 2023

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Rising star and 2022 Grammy Nominee for best Jazz Vocal Album Samara Joy pairs with LA favorite the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at The Soraya at Cal State Northridge. Joy, a deeply emotive vocalist, exploded onto the scene in 2019 at the age of 21—often surprising audiences with the power she…

13 Feb

Malik Books, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Ste 245, Los Angeles, CA 90008

February 13, 2023 To February 13, 2023

7:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Black-owned, independent bookstore Malik Books and Pan African Film Festival join forces to present an evening of Black History, bringing the love of reading to the celebrated festival with a panel discussion and book signing featuring celebrity photographer Carell Augustus, author of “Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments.” Black Hollywood:… Read more…

15 Feb

Malik Books, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Ste 245, Los Angeles, CA 90008

February 15, 2023 To February 15, 2023

7:00 pm To 8:00 pm

For Black History Month, Malik Books is excited to bring the love of reading to the 31st annual Pan African Festival. During the film festival’s run, the black-owned, independent bookstore will host a booksigning and Q & A, featuring  attorney and television personality Eboni K. Williams, author of Bet On… Read more…

16 Feb

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

February 16, 2023 To February 16, 2023

6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Los Angeles. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Jazz & The Black Experience at the Skirball Cultural Center under the gentle glow of candlelight Tentative Program Soon as I… Read more…

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