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February 2018
February 1 - August 26
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Free

Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity

Adler Guerrier (b. 1975, Port-au- Prince) is best known for his work in photography and printmaking that explores the poetics and politics of place. He examines the public space of the street as a site for civil discourse and disobedience and the more private realm of the home and yard as places for meditative observation and reverie—addressing both as political spheres. Guerrier’s new project for CAAM continues his investigation of history’s relationship to landscape, picturing what the artist has described…

February 8 - August 26
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Free

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles

The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics—and uplifted the country for generations. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. –…

February 8 - August 26
California African American Museum,
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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Free

How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles

The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics—and uplifted the country for generations. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. –…

February 11 - July 1
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power

Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale episodic painting cycle Bread, Butter, and Power forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition, which seeks to explore ideas about the many ways that democratic concepts influence our lives, loves, and relationships on macro- and micro-levels. This twenty-panel installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of dividing labor practices by gender. Sponsored by Fowler Museum

February 15 - May 31

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates LGBTQ Pride through art and history, focusing on telling the stories of our community and history. This year we take a moment to honor the past through the theme ‘Remembrance.’ Check website for dates, locations, times, and prices Sponsor: City of West Hollywood

February 17 - May 28
Downtown Hermosa Beach,
Intersection of Valley Drive and Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA United States
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Free

Fiesta Hermosa

For the past forty years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Free

29th Annual Memorial Day Parade in Canoga

The 29th Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade is a wonderful tradition that allows our community to come together to honor our fallen and the families of those gave that gave their lives to insure our freedom. The theme every year is “Saluting the Price of Freedom.” The event will include marching bands, equestrians, floats, and many military displays.

February 25 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ocean Front Park,
Venice Beach
Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States
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Free

Festival of the Chariots

Three colorful forty-foot chariots, handmade in the ancient Indian tradition, are hand pulled by huge ropes down Main St. in Santa Monica, accompanied by musicians, singers, and dancers. The parade ends at the festival site at Ocean Front Park in Venice. At the site, huge tents house exhibits, food stands, and two stages. Free vegetarian meals are served to fifteen thousand attendees. Children’s activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and entertainment for family and kids. Sponsor: International Society for…

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - August 4 @ 9:00 pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes,
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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$25 - $50

LA’s Festival of the Americas

The festival will highlight Latin culture with music, art, dance, and culinary delicacies. LA’s Festival of the Americas will offer the public Latin music and dance to delight the senses. The festival will not only bring the Latin-American community together but will also introduce Angelenos to the vast and rich heritage of Latin culture. Sponsor: Yambu Productions

February 26 - September 3
Downtown Hermosa Beach,
Intersection of Valley Drive and Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA United States
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Free

Fiesta Hermosa

For the past forty years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in downtown Hermosa Beach. Sponsor: Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce


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