Join Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and Councilwoman, Sixth District; Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson, Jr.; and the Los Angeles City Council for the opening of the 2020 African American Heritage Month exhibition, Stand Up: The Art and Politics of Comedy, at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Henry P. Rio Bridge Gallery in City Hall.
The exhibition will honor past African American stand-up comedians and feature current African American comedians of achievement. In addition, local African American comedy club owners, writers, and producers will also be highlighted. The exhibition will provide a glimpse into the comedy world from an African American perspective to include the origins of Jump Jim Crow and its influence on American culture. A review of performing venues, segregated social clubs, theaters, and policies to desegregate performing venues will also be presented
A one-woman show, featuring the art of ADEOLA DAVIES-AIYELOJA “Echoes of Shadows Revealed” (Shadows, a metaphor for pealing the surface, revealing and coming into light, to learn about true self). Artist Reception February 8, 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Join us for our Winter/Spring 2020 Fandango Fridays beginning on Friday, 2/28, at 6 pm. All folks are welcome, and no experience is necessary! Make sure to bring your Son Jarocho instrument if you have one and zapateado shoes for the musical fun, and a dish to share for the potluck. ¡Que viva el Fandango!
The LA INDIE Film Festival, the partner event to the LA COMEDY Festival, features humorous, entertaining, and endearing works of cinema. The festival has a focus on comedy, but selections include a variety of genres for a diverse experience of independent film.
$15 – $34
A border watch volunteer confronts a Mexican man who claims to be looking for his missing daughter. Set in a hostile wasteland between nations, Nowhere on the Border reveals the personal dramas that drive people to cross borders both physical and emotional.
The play takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar, during one of her last performances before her death in July 1959. She sings, accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, and also tells stories about her life. Purchase tickets online