Events

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…

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…

25 Oct

Matrix Theatre, Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

October 25, 2019 To November 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:40 pm

One man’s simple letter ignites a nation’s first black civil rights movement.  The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s new original play. The Double V, Directed by Michael Arabian, will be at the Matrix Theatre.Read more…

01 Nov

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

November 1, 2019 To February 16, 2020

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Featuring the largest selection of works by Southern vernacular artists ever displayed at the California African American Museum, Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection examines the remarkable reach and legacy of arts traditions from the American South.Read more…

01 Nov

1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

November 1, 2019 To November 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Poignant storytelling that is politically relevant, culturally profound, funny and devastatingly true. The 7 Stages Of Grieving covers universal themes such as racism, discrimination, equality, respect, recognition, oppression, segregation and unequal government policy. In holding a mirror up to America by sharing Australia’s Aboriginal people’s fight for survival, The 7 Stages of Grieving opens a dialogue…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…

06 Nov

Church of the Redeemer, 900 E Rosecrans Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90059/See website for additional performance venues

November 6, 2019 To November 24, 2019

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

You’re invited to be a part of this vibrant worship experience – the Watoto Children’s Choir performing their brand new album, “We Will Go!” As the children share their personal stories and present live worship music from Uganda, you’ll see firsthand the power of God’s love transforming lives around the…Read more…

07 Nov

The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

November 7, 2019 To December 8, 2019

8:00 pm To 3:00 pm

Theo, an African-American law student, needing privacy to study for the California Bar Exam during 1942, checks in at the exclusive Guardian Hotel located in downtown Los Angeles. He is assigned to “The Colored Room” a rarely used, run-down room at the back of the hotel.Read more…

07 Nov

5636 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA

November 7, 2019 To November 23, 2019

8:00 pm To 11:00 pm

B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching is a thought-provoking work of art masterfully crafted by playwright Tara L. Wilson Noth. This play tells a timely story for all to witness. Executive producers, Chris Noth and Steph Cence, and directed by Rayna Campbell.Read more…

07 Nov

Vaughn Theater, 3201 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703

November 7, 2019 To November 24, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Join the Black Repertory Group as we kick off our 56th Season! Come out and enjoy this spectacular musical Remembering James The Musical starring Dedrick Weathersby. You will laugh, You will sing, You will dance and most of all, You will remember the icon James Brown.Read more…

10 Nov

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Promenade Terrace, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

November 10, 2019 To July 12, 2020

12:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy return with the 5th season of outdoor dance events for the whole family.Read more…

12 Nov

The Purple Room Supper Club, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA

November 12, 2019 To December 3, 2019

6:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Featuring Jazz Vocalist Rose Mallett and Jeff Lantz-Piano; Danny Flahive-Bass; Tim Pleasant-Drums. Rose Mallett was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rose began singing in elementary school as a part of the school chorus. Rose’s family relocated to Los Angeles.Read more…

14 Nov

Yoshi's Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607

November 14, 2019 To November 17, 2019

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Goapele displays every side of her voice on the 2017 ​Dreamseeker EP.  In one breath, she’s urging social change and boldly standing up for righteousness in the face of inequality. In the next, she’s guiding her child with a sensitive understanding, hard-earned wisdom, and unconditional love.Read more…

14 Nov

TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, USA

November 14, 2019 To November 21, 2019

7:30 pm To 11:30 pm

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi runs Thursday, November 14 – Thursday, November 21 at the TCL Chinese Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt in Hollywood.Read more…

14 Nov

The Landmark, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA

November 14, 2019 To November 21, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:45 pm

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.…Read more…

15 Nov

Heart & Soul Center of Light, 1001 42nd Street, Oakland, CA 94608, USA

November 15, 2019 To November 17, 2019

7:00 pm To 4:00 pm

The Urban Mindfulness Summit is for people who believe in people and endeavor to create a world that works for everyone. We are coming together as socially conscious folks to re-connect to and celebrate our purpose, rejuvenate our faith in humanity and each other and engage in practical mindfulness.Read more…

16 Nov

Creative House, 122 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

November 16, 2019 To November 17, 2019

8:00 pm To 1:00 am

The Creative House Gallery opened it’s doors three years ago and has become the art and cultural hub of downtown Inglewood, hosting some of the best exhibits and events the city has ever seen.Read more…

16 Nov

Cavern Club Theater, Casita Del Campo Restaurant, 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

November 16, 2019 To November 17, 2019

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Before Seinfeld. Before Eddie Murphy. Before Robin Williams. Before Andrew Dice Clay. Before Whoopi or Wanda Sykes, there was Moms.Read more…

16 Nov

The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679

November 16, 2019 To November 17, 2019

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

Exploring themes of transitions through time, Bridge-s is a series of performances, films, and artist talks programmed and curated by GRAMMY-Award winning musician and visual artist Solange Knowles.Read more…

17 Nov

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045

November 17, 2019 To November 17, 2019

11:30 am To 2:30 pm

Sunday brunch, with bottomless mimosas and Concerts One’s Live Jazz Band & Friends!  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

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

November 17, 2019 To November 17, 2019

11:00 am To 3:00 pm

“That’s not the way I remember it.” How many times have writers written about an incident in their lives only to have that memory challenged by friends and family members? That’s the nature of the memoir beast and this class will help you deal with temporal transitions, accessing and recovering…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…

17 Nov

WACO Theater Center, Lankershim Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

November 17, 2019 To November 17, 2019

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Join filmmaker and actress Numa Perrier and Producer Effie Brown on Sunday, November 17th, 2019, at 2:00 p.m, in conversation at the WACO Theater Center’s screening series.    These groundbreaking artists will showcase short films and clips from their respective bodies of work which include the feature film, Dear White Peopleand the…Read more…

19 Nov

USC, Bovard Auditorium, 3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

November 19, 2019 To November 19, 2019

7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

USC Thornton School of Music professor Ron McCurdy celebrates the 1935 collaboration of celebrated Chinese musician Li Jinhui and jazz musician Buck Clayton with a unique blend of American jazz and Chinese traditional music.Read more…

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