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January 2020

January 1 - December 31
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Los Angeles, CA United States

2020 Festival Guide

Under the leadership of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present this year’s Festival Guide, which gives you an overview of the exciting festivals, celebrations, and events taking place throughout Los Angeles in the upcoming year. Download the guide here:  

February 2020

February 1 - March 31
Various locations, Los Angeles, CA United States

African American Heritage Month

African American History Month Programs Our Authors Study Club celebrates the African American History Month with an opening ceremony at City Hall, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and awards luncheon, an oratorical contest, and several church and community events.

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - April 17 @ 6:00 pm
Oxy Arts, 4757 York Blvd.
LA, CA 90042 United States
Free

Shizu Saldamando: L.A. Intersections

Join us for the opening reception for the solo exhibition of Shizu Saldamando, Wanlass Artist-in-Residence. https://www.oxy.edu/events/opening-reception-shizu-saldamando-la-intersections Special DJ Set by Crasslos Snacks by East Los Musubi Shizu Saldamando was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture and her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. Her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos have been exhibited both locally and internationally and experiment…

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - February 26 @ 10:00 pm
USC, Annenberg Auditorium, 3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
Free

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar ~ Film & Discussion

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a play on the Michigan State University fight song follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker’s father, legendary Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington (College Football Hall of Fame, Big Ten Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award, Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame, 50 Greatest Vikings Honoree) from the segregated South to MSU alongside highly decorated teammates Bubba Smith (Defensive Lineman), George Webster (Rover Back) and Clinton Jones (Running Back) as they become members of the first…

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - February 23 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
$55

Here the Birds Burn: A Phantasmagoria Revival

In a time before haunted house mazes and modern day Halloween… In a time before film and photography… Audiences hungered for horror-fueled entertainment, eagerly willing to pay anyone who would satisfy their needs to be scared for a night with friends. And so there was the Phantasmagoria. —- Here The Birds Burn is a revival of this early form of visual entertainment, meant to guide modern audiences into experiencing one of the first antecedents to today’s cultural love of all…

February 8 @ 12:00 am - March 21 @ 12:00 am
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

Mujer=Rights

“We are worthy, we are special, we are capable, we are powerful” During the months of February and March Avenue 50 will be hosting an exhibition titled “Mujer = Rights”. Make sure to save the date and keep an eye out for more updates! Displaying works by: Adriana Carranza, Emilia Cruz, Gabriela Malinalxochitl Zapata, Jackie Hernandez, Jazmine Puentes, Karen Neubert, Mar Abella, Suzanna Urquiza, Yaneli Delgado

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bridge Gallery Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH EXHIBITION – STAND UP: THE ART AND POLITICS OF COMEDY

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…

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 8, 2020

San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane CA 92374
Redlands, CA 92374
$10

Bernard Hoyes Presents “Spirit of the Land Through Climate Change”

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 evoke beauty and spirituality, ultimately observing the transformation of the land by climate change over the past ten years.

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 5, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Los Angeles, CA United States

“Of Mice And Mixed Media” Canoga Park Youth Arts Center.

“Of Mice And Mixed Media” Feb-15 to March-5 Canoga Park Youth Arts Center. 722 Remmet Avenue Canoga park, 91303  PH 818 346-7099 Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm Mark Volpe, Nadine El Khoury, Rob Jacobs, and Montana Jose An atmospheric interior monologue of color, dreamlike stills of a life lived in childlike animation, postmodern glimpses of a higher plane, and cute, cartoonish mice.The difference between the sublime and the shrewdly adorable is offered by…

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940

One of the most pervasive stereotypes constructed during the post-Civil War era, and arguably the most enduring image from the days of Jim Crow, the mammy was a staple caricature in the romanticization of the Antebellum South. Popularized into the twentieth century by characters such as “Mammy” in MGM’s hit film Gone with the Wind (1939), this archetype of black domestic servitude was often depicted as good-natured, overweight, and loud. Presenting an ahistorical view of black womanhood within southern plantation…

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