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The Family Festival began as a means of acquainting the community with some of the activities and services offered by the Recreation and Parks Department. It became an immediate success in its first year, focusing on good, clean fun activities that could be enjoyed by the entire family. Friday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
The Lummis Day Festival celebrates the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city. Artists represent Latino, Tagalog, Native American, Anglo, and African American traditions. Music includes blues, rock, banda, salsa, jazz, and country. Dance troupes represent Philippine, Mexican, Pacific Island, Irish, and jazz dance traditions. Poets, painters, and culinary artists – all with local connections – add to the Festival’s collection of cultures. Various Locations in Highland Park including Avenue 50 at York Blvd, Sycamore Grove Park and Lummis…
Join Heal the Bay and Venice Pride for one BIG beach cleanup. Fabulous prizes will be awarded for the most trash collected, best drag queen, and more. Gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, straight – all are welcome. All participants must register and sign a mandatory waiver.
Free, fun, and family-friendly, CicLAvia or “open streets” events are great opportunities to explore the wonderful diversity of Los Angeles County in a healthy and active fashion. Join in for 5.5 miles of open streets. Check website for the route map
Join us for a free screening of the documentary, The Other Side: a Queer History’s Last Call which tells the story of a now-closed piano bar in Silver Lake. Playing a vital part in the history of the gay rights movement, the Silver Lake neighborhood was once the home of many famous and infamous LGBT night clubs.
Mitzi Manna, international star of the Yiddish stage, has appeared in basements everywhere from Berlin and Bucharest to the Bronx and back. She is thrilled to at last be telling her cabaret-style tale for Tinseltown in English and Yiddish (with supertitles). Mitzi Manna will leave you wanting more. Or less. More or less.
LA’s premier women’s choir, VOX Femina, in collaboration with Trans Chorus LA, present a preview of their upcoming concert, Hearts of Courage, a celebration of Pride and the LGBTQ community, and tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Free, RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/hearts-of-courage-weho-tickets-52384382097
For the first time, the LA Pride Festival is expanding onto Santa Monica Boulevard with Pride on the Boulevard, a free block party allowing guests to gather and watch local performers on both Saturday and Sunday. The block party will be free to attend — a great way to unite and celebrate together. Please drop by the One City One Pride booth to experience our 2 Queer Poetry Pop-Ups. Santa Monica Blvd. between San Vicente and Robertson Blvd. Saturday…
Cheer on the thousands of cyclists and volunteer “roadies” as they cross the finish line, marking the completion of their seven-day, 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.
LGBTQIA Los Angeles, 1944-1989: A History in Images from the Los Angeles Public Library Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Platt Senior Librarian David Hagopian will present LGBTQ+ history in Los Angeles as seen through the photos in the Library’s expansive Photo Collection, LAPL’s online database, and accompanying articles. Most of the photos are from the Herald-Examiner collection.
LGBTQIA Heritage Month Kick off Celebration – String Quartet Performance at the Library Booth, West LA Farmers Market
We reach out to our community to share the joy of celebrating diversity and kicking off our LGBTQIA Heritage Month and our Summer Reading Challenge at the West LA Farmers Market. We will start our day by the UCLA Gluck String Quartet Performance and will continue it with a lot of fun family activities at our library booth.
The LA Pride Parade is the oldest pride parade in the world and has been taking place in West Hollywood since before Cityhood. Takes place on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood (between Fairfax and Doheny).
In honor of LGBTQIA Pride Month, teens are invited to learn the history of the rainbow flag as a symbol of pride and create their own rainbow friendship bracelet.
Join Mayor Eric Garcetti; City Controller Ron Galperin; City Attorney Mike Feuer; Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr.; Council Members Mitch O’Farrell and Mike Bonin and the Los Angeles City Council; the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA); and the 2019 LGBT Heritage Month Committee to officially commemorate and celebrate the opening of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles. At this presentation in City Hall’s Council Chamber, DCA’s 2019 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and…
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
The annual Pasadena Chalk Festival is one the largest public art event of its kind. The art of street painting is centuries old. In fact, it dates back to the 16th century when soldiers returning from battle gave homage to the Madonna in front of local churches. There will be food booths, raffle prizes, and a Police Helicopter ride Auction. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please Join us and learn to sew a flag to celebrate the LGBTQIA Heritage Month, the National Flag Day and, the National Sewing Machine Day. Sewing machines, materials, and instructions will be provided. Just sew and have fun.
Join us for the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, a film shown in celebration of LGBQTIA Heritage Month.
The City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian Speakers Series presents tea time with Stephanie Miller (political commentator, comedian, and host of an eponymous talk radio show) and Beth Lapides (entertainer, writer, comedian, and founder of Un-Cabaret). Free, RSVP at stephanieandbeth.eventbrite.com
Irish Fair and Music Festival will have Irish bands, dancers, bagpipers, an Irish dog show, arts and crafts, sheepherding, Irish food, a bar, and a kids’ area. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
For the 11th year in a row, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) has commissioned new LGBTQ plays to present during Pride month with funding from the City of West Hollywood. This program features rehearsed readings of new LGBTQ short plays.
Let’s celebrate LGBTQ Month by constructing rainbow treats while perusing non-fiction books on the topic. For ages 12 to 19.
Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and the LA County Library for Drag Queen Story Hour. For children of all ages.
Orange County LGBT Pride returns with 2019’s “STAND UP, STAND OUT” Festival and the Blaze Forward Pride Parade. There will be more than 50 performances, a parade, and entertainment on the Youst Stage. Escape into bliss and STAND UP, STAND OUT at Orange County LGBT Pride. Parade 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Festival 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. Yost Theatre Entertainment 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Parade and Festival Free Yost Theatre $30 – $125
StandUp Comedy, Comedy Improv, Workshops, Food, Music, Short Comedy Films, Red Carpet
Artist-in-Residence Debra Disman will instruct patrons in how to make a rainbow book in celebration of LGBTQ Heritage Month. Everyone is welcome to attend this culmination event where everyone who attended a previous bookmaking program can share their creations. Refreshments will be served.
Kids age 4 and under are invited to a special Rainbow Storytime in celebration of LGBT Heritage Month. Two sessions of stories, songs and rhymes are offered at 10 and 10:45 a.m. with two sessions of playtime at 10:30 and10:45 a.m.
This is one of the largest Obon festivals in Southern California. The event includes taiko drum performances, Japanese calligraphy and doll exhibits, and a variety of tasty ethnic foods. Saturday 4:30 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Liberace’s 100th with the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection! Our program will include a special guest speaker, crafts, cake rare photos from our archive, slide shows and of course his music. From juke joints to Radio City Music Radio Hall, Liberace always brought artistry and spectacle to his live performances earning himself the well-deserved moniker “Mr. Showmanship”. We will also explore Liberace’s connection to Los Angeles from his many homes all over our city to being the…
Join us as we screen a biopic of murdered San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, a human-rights activist and the first open gay man elected to major public office when he won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977. MILK stars Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco, and Diego Luna.
Join the launch of Crush: First Love, New Talent, an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love from Prism Comics presented as part of WeHo Reads. There will be readings from the book and a book-signing. Free, RSVP requested at weho.org/pride
To celebrate our Nation’s 243rd birthday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is hosting a day full of family- fun activities. This year’s celebration includes patriotic concerts by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band, family entertainment, games, crafts, and more. Activities include face painting, carnival and picnic games such as sack races and water balloon tosses, and more. Come meet and have your photo taken with Betsy Ross and Presidential look-alikes, and join in the fun for presidential bingo. All outdoor…
This year we are celebrating the people and culture of Thailand. This event is one of the City’s largest festivals and is a celebration which promotes awareness and understanding of the contributions made by the Asian Pacific Islanders people to our city and the local and surrounding communities.
Join the annual beach party. As we continue to move forward we invite you to join us on our journey to celebrate how far our community has come and where we are going – united as one with hope for all. Check online for tickets
Join the City of Inglewood in recognizing the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate their rich heritage and culture. The festival includes live entertainment, carnival style and interactive games, arts and crafts, vendor and information booths, as well as a classic car show.
Cheech Marin’s comedic take on very topical issues. A Los Angeles native is rounded up by mistake with illegal aliens and dumped south of the border.
¡Viva México! September 16, 1810, marks the start of México’s quest for independence. Celebrate México’s dynamic history and culture with us! Enjoy live music, dance, and culinary, garden, & art workshops. Food will be available for sale.
In conjunction with Guatemalan Independence Day on September 15, exhibition curator Patrick A. Polk tours the exhibition Guatemalan Masks. In this gallery talk, Polk discusses the history of colonialism and national identity through the lens of the Guatemalan masquerade tradition.
We will be discussing House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
Create your own magical alebrije. This Mexican folk art from the Oaxacan region has become world-famous since it was dreamt up by artist Pedro Linares. Learn about the special place they have in Oaxacan culture and paint your own alebrije to take home.
A film set in East LA’s iconic car culture. A teenage graffiti artist paints murals on the hoods of lowrider cars to help his older brother win an upcoming competition.
Join us to make flowers from corn husks and celebrate Latino Heritage Month! All ages are welcome. All supplies will be provided.
In Miguel Arteta’s comedic drama, a Mexico-born holistic health practitioner (Hayek) attends a dinner party at a wealthy American client’s home. Their differences in world view lead to a violent confrontation.
Participants will create traditional Día de los Muertos crafts such as paper flowers, papel picado, or mask decorating, tying the art-making to ideas of remembrance and memory.
Similar to bingo, but with vivid imagery and creative wordplay, Lotería can be enjoyed by the whole family. Presented in Spanish and English. Snacks provided.
The LA Greek Fest is the largest and most iconic Greek food and wine festival in Los Angeles, California bringing over 15,000 attendees together for a three day weekend of Greek food, wine, traditional Greek dancing and one-of-a-kind cultural experiences. Friday, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m., Saturday, 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m., Sunday, 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m.
Threatened by the censors for violations of the Production Code, producer Howard Hughes encouraged a public outcry to pressure the studio into releasing his film. This classic example of courting controversy for publicity launched Jane Russell’s career as a sex symbol and Hollywood icon. Introduced by Jeffrey Richardson, author of Howard Hughes and the Creation of Modern Hollywood. Book signing will follow the screening. Directed by Howard Hughes | Starring Jack Buetel, Jane Russell, and Thomas Mitchell This ongoing series…
This presentation explores the original settlement of the Los Angeles Basin and the San Fernando Valley, including the Expedition of 1781 and the establishment of the San Gabriel (1771) and San Fernando missions (1797). The lecture also includes a discussion of the original indigenous inhabitants who lived near the Spanish missions. The presentation will discuss how the San Fernando evolved through occupation by three powers (Spain, Mexico and the U.S.).
Inspired by Ciclavía, the weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, established over 30 years ago, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of the streets to all. Los Angeles will host a 6 mile open streets event!
The Sixth Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival is a two-day festival featuring Latin Jazz and other Latin music bands, with a dance floor, information booths, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.
This symposium is a public exploration of the contributions that immigrants and people of color have made, and continue to make, to the development of California cuisine. These stories are too often missing or marginalized from mainstream narratives about the state’s food history. As a result, industrial food producers disproportionately benefit financially, while accumulating cultural capital, from stories told about the state’s foodways. By understanding the ways people of color and immigrants actively participated in the evolution of the state’s…
Indigenous Pride L.A. 2019 is Los Angeles’s only Pride event that honors and celebrates Two Spirit, Indigenous LGBTQPAI, Indigiqueer, Third Gender, Fourth Gender, and other sacred genders and gender roles of various Indigenous peoples, nations, and tribes from around the world. This year’s theme is “Honoring All Our Relations.” Outside on the Autry Lawn, the event will feature food, live music performances, singing, dancing, and cultural performances by various Indigenous individuals and groups. In addition, there will be arts and…
Learn some of the history and tradition behind Sugar Skulls, then decorate one to take home.
Please join us for this special artist led walkthrough of our Day of the Dead exhibition on Saturday, October 19! ARAW NG MGA PATAY: Filipinx-American Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead. Join the participating artists for a community dialogue, discussing their artworks in the show & what honoring their ancestors, death, loss & memory means to them. Community Altar Please bring an offering. Gallery opens at 10AM & walkthrough starts at 1PM. Admission is free, free parking is located behind…
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents “The Patchwork Girl of Oz”.
Celebrating 40 years of presenting soulful and imaginative dance that takes audience members on their own journey of self-discovery, Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents an inspiring family-friendly weekend filled with dance and multimedia on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., featuring the award-winning dance/multimedia narrated production of The Patchwork Girl of Oz. The Patchwork Girl of Oz is based on the L. Frank Baum (author of the Wizard of Oz)…
40th Anniversary Celebration! Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents The Tennis Dances (complete), Los Angeles premiere of A Jewish Child’s Story, and Invasion.
Celebrating 40 years of presenting soulful, imaginative dance that takes audience members on their own journey of self-discovery, Louise Reichlin & Dancers/ Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers presents an inspiring weekend filled with dance and multimedia, featuring a special program of The Tennis Dances (complete), Los Angeles premiere of A Jewish Child’s Story, and Invasion. A Jewish Child’s Story, Part I: “A Dream – The Roses on My Wallpaper” is an autobiographical dance multimedia work of early dreams from a…
Come visit us for a day of art-making as part of the CURRENT:LA Food public art triennial! NOVEMBER 3, 2019 • 11:00am – 5:00pm ALL AGES • FREE EXPOSITION PARK ROSE GARDEN 701 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Join Center for the Arts Eagle Rock for a day of multidisciplinary, food-themed art making! Experience a painting and drawing picnic, handmade recipe cards decorated with vegetable prints, a food-themed poetry pop up and an artisanal chocolate-making workshop! • ¡Center for…
Inspired by CicLAvia, the weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, established over 30 years ago, CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to all. Join San Gabriel Valley this month for 4.5 miles open streets event! This event on will connect #ActiveSGV’s home at the Jeff Seymour Center in El Monte, the annual Dia de los Muertos festival on Main Street, and the South El Monte Civic Center. Check website for route map
Come and enjoy dance, music, song, food, arts/crafts vendors, information/community resources and cultural traditions of the Urban American Indian community of Southern California.
The Los Feliz Art & Food Festival, presented by District 4 Councilmember David Ryu, will activate the neighborhood and surrounding communities. Watch the greatest, listen to the latest, and chomp at all your local favorites! We invite your family, friends and neighbors to celebrate the best of the community with chef demos, expert speaker panels, LA’s hottest food trucks, all-vinyl DJ sets, live performances and more. The festival will take place on 1800-1856 N. Vermont Ave, between Franklin and Melbourne.…
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall. $29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors, $17.95 Children (3 -11), Free – children under 3 and Aquarium members
A bi-annual open studio weekend at the world’s largest art colony. With over 100 studios participating, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists, and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios.
Experience the backstory of some of Los Angeles’ most notorious crimes of the past and witness how detectives of the past solved mysteries in an era before DNA testing and high-tech forensics.
THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS: 10 PLAYS FROM 10 DECADES
1930s: You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Multi-award winning Interact Theatre Company will be returning to its roots, the San Fernando Valley, where it was founded as a membership company thirty years ago, for a play reading series, “THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS: 10 PLAYS FROM 10 DECADES.” Celebrating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the series is produced by Barry Heins, and hosted by the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, located at 5211 Tujunga Avenue. The readings will take place on the last Sunday…
Join us for the opening reception of Loitering is delightful, an exhibition exploring the joyful possibilities of slowing down. Featuring new work by Milano Chow, Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky, David Horvitz, Dylan Mira, Joshua Ross, Asha Schechter, Cauleen Smith, Lani Trock, and Megan Whitmarsh, Loitering is delightful invites you to delight in dawdling. To celebrate the opening, exhibition artist Lani Trock will present the co-creation of aural harmony with collaborators Dominoe Farris, Joe McKee and the Open Source Community…
In recognition of Día de los Muertos, make a small light-up paper tissue flower using an LED light and a battery. Ages 10+.
Storyteller, Georgette Baker will take us on a musical and storytelling adventure that begins with one of the largest and most difficult engineering feats, the Panama Canal, and ends with Mexico’s marvelous pyramids.
Join artists Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky and Joshua Ross for a talk on their work in Loitering is delightful.
This annual street festival is a traditional cultural event that celebrates the ancient Mexican and Central American traditions of paying homage to loved ones who have passed. Festivities are continuous all day in historic downtown Canoga Park, a recipient of the All-American City Award. The event showcases live musical entertainment, vendors, international foods, calaveras, artists’ exhibits, altar displays, a children’s art pavilion, and a large classic car show.
The dull gray concrete sidewalks and plaza tiles are transformed into colorful, pastel pathways. Pomona’s elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as families and professional artists, will join together to create temporary chalk masterpieces.
Southern California’s largest American Indian arts market! More than 200 Native American artists representing more than 40 tribes will be in Los Angeles this November for the Autry’s annual Marketplace. Featuring the finest in contemporary and traditional American Indian arts, the festival includes performances, children’s activities, informative talks and demonstrations, and the annual short play festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s resident theatre company. Adults – $15, Students & Seniors – $10, Children – $6, Members – Free
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock Presents GLOBAL RHYTHM FEST An Eagle Rock Music Festival Series Concert When: Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Where: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 Featuring: 3:00 PM – Drumming Workshop with James Waterman 4:00 PM – AfroFunk DanceFit Workshop with Tanita Fadyeyola 7:00 PM – Global Rhythm Fest Showcase Concert Los Angeles Marimba Institute Band Zadonu African Music and Dance Company Brazil Village Family-Friendly,…
Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Autumn Festival. Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures. $29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors, $17.95 Children (3 -11), Free – children under 3 and Aquarium members
On December 2nd at Adat Ari El Synagogue in Valley Village, and December 3rd at Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue in Encino, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony will host a free culminating concert for the education program, “A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection.” Casting light on the shared history between Sephardic Jews and the Latino community, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony presents a unique and innovative concert. This program explores and celebrates the deep cultural ties that Sephardic Jews…
Delight in a day at LAMAG with a series of special family programs featuring exhibition artists Megan Whitmarsh and Lani Trock with Felisa Funes from Of the Flowers. See additional information below: LAMAGPlay: Artist workshop with Megan Whitmarsh at 12 PM Join exhibition artist Megan Whitmarsh to create an original artwork inspired by nature. Participants will make fabric plants and compose dream haikus. LAMAGLearn: free food at 1 PM Cultivate your own food practice with edible seedlings and…
Delight in a day at LAMAG with a series of special family programs featuring exhibition artists Megan Whitmarsh and Lani Trock with Felisa Funes from Of the Flowers. Se additional information below: LAMAGPlay: Artist workshop with Megan Whitmarsh at 12 PM Join exhibition artist Megan Whitmarsh to create an original artwork inspired by everyday household objects. LAMAGLearn: free food at 1 PM Cultivate your own food practice with edible seedlings and gleaned produce offered freely by exhibition artist Lani Trock.…
In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering an ocean of gifts to the Aquarium of the Pacific for its animals, including penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, lorikeets, and fish. $29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors, $17.95 Children (3 -11), Free – children under 3 and Aquarium members
This is the 39th annual Swedish Christmas Fair with Scandinavian crafts, food and Christmas collectibles. Enjoy the beautiful Lucia arrangement with Scandinavian Christmas songs by the choir. Find unique Swedish Christmas gifts, take home a tasty home-baked goods, and get in the mood for the Holidays!
The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks hosts the Winter Holiday Festival with tons of snow for sledding, a trackless train ride, entertainment, food vendors, craft booths, and a free photo with Santa at Pershing Square. Ice skating is not included.
TSFY: The Rite of Spring Walt Disney Concert Hall SAT DEC 7, 11:00AM SAT DEC 14, 11:00AM About This Performance Stravinsky’s revolutionary vision of primitive Russia caused a riot in its Paris premiere and changed music forever with its emphasis on the pulse-pounding power of rhythm. Dancers will help illuminate this extraordinary composition. This concert is recommended for children ages 5 to 11. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
For the past three decades, David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa, born 1954) has been a recognized voice from Indian Country, confronting through his art questions of identity, self-determination, and self-representation, as well as definitions of “traditional” Indian art. Drawing influence from diverse sources such as Santa Fe–style painting of the 1930s–40s, Renaissance art, pop culture, advertising, and film, Bradley’s work is at once serious and fun, historical and contemporary.
Learn about the Marine Protected Areas in Southern California. These areas, like parks on land, help protect underwater marine resources like fish and kelp forests for future generations to enjoy. Presentations, interactive activities, and other information will be available for visitors to learn about these Marine Protected Areas.
The Dance Camera West Dance Film Festival showcases many forms of dance including modern dance, post-modern dance, world dance, tap dance, dance theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has been captured on film in a way that is of quality and essential value. Check online for films, times, and ticket prices
This year’s festival will feature vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of delectable items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional Chinese New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning.
It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet and greet sessions with celebrities. Tickets available at Eventbrite
The re-enactment of the signing of a document by representatives of Mexico and the United States that became known as the Treaty of Cahuenga. Signatures of General Andres Pico and Lt. Col. John C. Fremont ended hostilities in the state, creating peace and honor. This is the birthplace of California.
The LA Women in Film Festival champions female-identifying filmmakers and female-driven storytelling. Check online for films, tickets and times
Join the City of Inglewood for the 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Commemorative Service, followed by a parade and culminate with a family festival on Market Street from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
“The Bob Baker Marionettes are OUT AND ABOUT with four upcoming showtimes, FREE AND OPEN to the public! For two days only, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater will perform classic shows from the repertoire on location at the historic Madrid Theatre, the West Valley’s premier performance venue. Saturday and Sunday, January 18th & 19th 10 am: Fiesta! One of Bob Baker’s most requested and festive productions, FIESTA is a south-of-the-border marionette extravaganza featuring skating sombreros, the Three Caballeros, sambaing Cacti, and…
This is the largest antique toy and advertising show in California, featuring teddy bears, dolls, trains, movie items, signs, and other great collector items. $25 Friday, $10 Saturday Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Pasadena Comic and Toy Show is a one-day comic book and toy culture event featuring more than 75 comic books and toy vendors along with artists, creators, some celebrity guests, and panels. $10 – $18, Children under 12 free
Join us at the 2020 Martin Luther King Freedom Festival and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through music, art, and activism. The Kingdom Day Parade passionately honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and has grown from its humble beginnings into the largest and longest-running Birthday Celebration in the nation! This year, 2020 would have been Dr. King’s 91st birthday. Although he never reached the age of 40, his legacy will live…
Situated amid the Downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers, the rink will be open for ice skating daily, including holidays. There will also be a variety of free activities, including live concerts, youth programs, and special events. Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Fridays 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. $9 per hour, $4 Skate rental
In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, SoCal Museums announces the fifteenth annual Museums Free-For-All. Over 40 museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors free of charge. Check online for museum listings and times
Join the Port of Los Angeles at the Aquarium for the fifth annual Lunar New Year Festival on the LA Waterfront. 2020 is the year of the rat!
In celebration of marine mammals and the annual several thousand-mile migration of Pacific gray whales, enjoy arts and crafts, puppet shows, face painting, and more.
Tet Nguyên Ðán is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year and is celebrated in cities around the world. In Costa Mesa, California, the sizable Vietnamese community organizes one of the largest Tet celebrations in the entire world. Attracting over 100,000 attendees every year, the festival features three days of authentic Vietnamese food, fireworks, games, and various cultural displays for guests to enjoy.
The Bass Family and Friends Choir presents God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson featuring Dr. Jolie A. Rocke
The Bass Sisters honor their African American Heritage by presenting an afternoon of music and spoken word. The concert is based on author and songwriter James Weldon Johnson’s classic book of poetry “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse.”
We will learn about the wild animals of Africa by creating African Sunset Art.
LACLA Presents ‘Cine Nueva Onda’featuring ‘Retiro’ & ‘La Ruta’ 01/30/ Luckman Intimate Theatre Cal State LA
Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles proudly presents CINE NUEVA ONDA Celebrating experimental Latinx & Latin American film Thursday, January 30, at 6:30PM at the Luckman Intimate Theatre at Cal State LA Featuring two films by Puerto Rican Director Natalia Lassalle-Morillo: Retiro & La Ruta Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) kicks off its 2020 season with the experimental Latinx and Latin American film program Cine Nueva Onda on Thursday, January 30 at the Luckman Intimate Theatre at Cal…
Our Authors Study Club of Los Angeles, Inc. (OASC) hosts its Annual Black History Bus Tour! The tour follows the historical and cultural contributions of the African American community in Los Angeles. It includes El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument where the Founders Plaque acknowledges that 26 of the 44 pobladores, founding settlers, were of African descent. We also will visit the Biddy Mason Memorial Wall, Sugar Hill, The Island, Historic Central Avenue, Leimert Park, and other historic locations throughout the City. The tour is free for all participants and will meet at Consolidated Realty of Southern…
Eat authentic Asian food, shop at 250 booths, watch lion dancers and colorful traditional dancers, and see Kung Fu demonstrations at Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival.
Celebrating Year of the Rat! Activities at the Festival site will draw participants to feast their senses with cultural performances, Artisans, culinary offerings of Chinatown, LA’s gourmet food trucks; cooking demonstrations; and Live Music!
Join us as we watch, “Fences” starring Denzel Washington. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Anike Tourse is the writer and performer of this One-Woman-Show. Tourse has written and directed the award-winning short film, “America;I Too”.
The International Los Angeles photographic art exposition features the finest photographic art from the earliest 19th century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. More than 80 premiere galleries and private dealers will present international and US artists. Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults – $20, Students and Seniors $15
Those who attend can relax and de-stress as you color images that come from African- American history and culture.
We will learn about artist, author, and activist Faith Ringgold, best known for her narrative quilts that combine sewing, applique, and words to tell a story. Teens will then create their own mixed media narrative collages to be displayed in the library.
Join Mayor Eric Garcetti; Our Authors Study Club; Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and Councilwoman, Sixth District; the Los Angeles City Council; Board of Public Works President, Pro Tem Mike Davis and the Board of Public Works; the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA); and the 2020 African American Heritage Month Committee to officially commemorate and celebrate the Opening of African American Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles. At this presentation in City Hall’s Council Chamber, DCA’s…
Dr. Gloria Arjona presents an interactive program on Mexico’s African roots. It includes a slideshow featuring a set of 18th century interrracial paintings known as Casta Paintings, a Q & A session, and Afro-Mestizo music interpreted by Dr. Arjona and guest musicians. Refreshments will also be served.
The A Cappella Festival is a weekend-long vocal festival, held each year with the aim to bring the best a cappella performers, educators and enthusiasts together in an academic forum to celebrate, appreciate and advance vocal music. Friday 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Celebrating Samba is Viver Brasil’s signature family program that takes audiences on a cultural journey to Salvador, Bahia, with electrifying Afro-Brazilian dance and music. Audiences will experience a jolt of joyful color, thrilling rhythms, and communal celebration. This performance includes the royal orixa dances, riveting capoeira, samba, and Bahian carnival.
TSFY: Peter and the Wolf Walt Disney Concert Hall SAT JAN 25, 11:00AM SAT FEB 1, 11:00AM About This Performance Young or old, audiences love Prokofiev’s delightful adventure in music, which helps children identify different instruments of the orchestra while its story about Peter and his animal friends captivates their imaginations. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
This is our annual luncheon with the community and our corporate sponsors supporting our scholars and honoring outstanding Community Icons.
LA ART SHOW MODERN + CONTEMPORARY The Most Comprehensive International Contemporary Art Show in America Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, the LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding…
The Grier Musser Museum hosts its annual Valentine’s Day Party, featuring antique valentines, teddy bears, kewpie dolls, and other valentine items on display. There will be guided tours and refreshments. Please call for reservations.
Join us for the opening reception of “To View a Plastic Flower”, an exhibition featuring new video and multimedia installations by Abigail Raphael Collins, T. Kim-Trang Tran and Samira Yamin. Presented as three discrete installations, the works engage themes of interconnectivity, perspectivism, and the poetics (as well as politics) of conflict. Taken together, To View a Plastic Flower provides a multi-dimensional interrogation of the construction, representation and limitations of knowledge through media as a means to understand our peculiar socio-…
In celebration of African American Heritage Month, the Skirball presents a screening of the film Compensation directed by Zeinabu irene Davis. In two parallel Chicago love stories from different time periods, this moving film considers the ephemeral nature of love and life, while illustrating the enduring challenges of racism.
For decades black artists in Los Angeles have worked with metal for its historic and symbolic significance, as well as for other sociocultural, political, and practical considerations. LABlacksmith highlights this tradition, from historic Los Angeles metal sculpture that signifies the durability of West African metalsmithing aesthetics to contemporary explorations of iron and steel alloys, bronze, copper, tin, aluminum, and gold. Beginning with Beulah Woodard’s homages to African mask making, LABlacksmith examines how the Watts Rebellion and other political and aesthetic ideas…
Experienced researcher Charlotte Bocage of the Southern California Genealogical Society will help you unravel the mysteries behind your slave ancestors. This session goes beyond basic ancestry research and digs deeply into the challenges of African American research. Also, prepare to meet a very special guest!
Lauren Buisson, writer, lecturer, social critic and co-host of the Intersections podcast will discuss the life and contributions of Ella Baker, U.S. Civil Rights Movement leader.
Despite the racial turmoil of 1950s segregated south, two Little League baseball teams, one black and the other white, stepped onto the field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history. More than sixty years later, the players meet up to reflect upon the historic event and its significance that is now magnified by recent racial injustices of our time. Historians and sports professionals join in this heart-felt documentary to share their perspectives and…
One of the largest and longest-running Chinese New Year charity runs in the country. Named for its 100,000 fireworks, the Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker includes bike rides, a 10K run, a kiddie run, a 5K run/walk. All proceeds are reinvested in the local community, in support of elementary schools and non-profit organizations.
The LA Bachata Festival provides a welcoming environment of freedom, expression, and fulfillment through dance. Over 3,000 dance enthusiasts from all over the world gather annually for an unforgettable lifetime experience. Thursday 7:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Check online for tickets and schedule
Scots Festival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a precursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill, and technique of ancient warriors by faceoff.
This is the largest travel show in the US. Meet some of your favorite celebrity traveler speakers, get a taste for exotic dishes at the Taste of Travel Stage, and feel the rhythms of distant lands on the Global Beats Stage. You will be transported around the world in a day! $11 Advanced online, $15 On-site, Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult
The fair presents top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross-section of what is happening now in contemporary art-making. Thursday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Check online for ticket prices
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. The region’s vernacular manifests itself in assemblages and quilts, as well as sculptures, paintings, and drawings, executed from found or repurposed objects by largely selftaught artists who spent their careers excluded by the mainstream art world. Reflecting themes associated with spirituality,…
Through Positive Eyes is a large-scale photography and storytelling project created in collaboration with more than 130 people living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition includes photography and video by artist-activists from 10 cities across the globe and a sculpture installation by Los Angeles–based multimedia artist Alison Saar.
The LA Black Film Festival celebrates independent Black filmmakers and seeks to elevate Black voices and stories in the film community. Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 PM Saturday, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM Sunday, 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM
This celebration includes fun for the whole family, including crafts, musical entertainment, storytelling, and presidential and first lady look-alikes. Hot dogs and other all-American food will be available for purchase. This event is free. Regular Museum admission will apply to visit the Reagan Museum and Air Force One Pavilion.
Teens are invited to join us to test their knowledge in a trivia competition honoring Black History Month.
Join us for a special story time celebrating African American Heritage Month. We will read aloud books that share the African American experience. Stay afterwards for arts and crafts!
Actors Darrel Walton and Dr. Lana Walton transport the audience back to the 1800s to an Anti-slavery and Women’s Suffrage Convention. The present-day audience becomes abolitionists, freedmen, women, and protesters. Hear Frederick Douglass, with Sojourner Truth, speak out on issues of the day, abolishing slavery, and granting women their rights.
A concert of stories celebrating the lives and memories of the participating storytellers. Stories were developed by participants in a storytelling workshop conducted by professional storyteller Barbara H. Clark.
2019’s Oscar-winning feature film about an African-American classical pianist on tour through the Southern States in the 1960s, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, projected on a big screen.
Sunshine Storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette presents African and African American folktales, poetry and songs.
AABFIE (The African American Book Festival Inland Empire) invites you to our second year! We did it big in Perris, now we are taking the Authors, Books, DJ, and much more to MORENO VALLEY!! We can hardly wait for February to get here. Add this not-to-miss event to your Black History Month Festivities! Ginger M. Galloway and Katie McClendon are dedicated to encouraging reading and literacy in the community. She has teamed up with Women Achieving Success to put together…
“Hazel Clayton Harrison creates poetry that connects and honors her family, ancestors, and historical icons. They whisper in our ears, offer images in her dreams, and celebrate her words that bloom on the page. Lifted by her voice, her poetry stays with us—timeless—precious.”
Join us for a performance of an original play written and directed by Ms. Sharon L. Graine. The recipient of 5 nominations by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theatre Awards Committee, Dorothy and Otto tells the story of the 1950s love affair between the most powerful director of his time, Otto Preminger, and the up-and-coming African American actress, Dorothy Dandridge. Free RSVP at tiny.cc/dorothyandotto
Over 6 miles of Los Angeles Streets will be completely closed to vehicular traffic and filled with safe and exciting activities for all ages. Along the route, there will be numerous stops bustling with music, games, vendors, food, and much more. All forms of non-motorized transit are welcome; this includes pedestrians, scooters, bicycles, wheelchairs, skateboards, wagons, strollers, rollerblades, and more. Download the Route map online.
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its eighteenth annual African-American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African-American and African cultures. Adults – $34.95, Seniors – $31.95, Children – $24.95, Children under three and Members are Free
America’s largest black film festival showcasing over 150 new films from Africa, the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, South America, and Canada. This event also features 100 Black fine artists and craftspeople, poetry, fashion shows, free forums, and panel discussions. Check online for films, times and ticket prices.
Celebrating 60 years as a community service event showcasing the arts. Enjoy artist demonstrations, exhibits, children’s art workshops, an arts and crafts boutique, entertainment, and food. View and shop for ceramics, sculpture, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, handmade clothing, mixed media, blown glass, carved wood, pottery, photography, and weaving.
Marching bands come from as far away as Lancaster and Victorville to participate and compete in this three-day festival. Other highlights include games, rides, arts and crafts, and food booths. Free Entertainment throughout the Weekend. Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Camelia Parade, Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.” Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. & 6:30…
Join artist Samira Yamin for a talk on her work in the exhibition, “To View a Plastic Flower”. About Samira Yamin Samira Yamin received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a dual BA in Sociology and Studio Art from the University of California, Los Angeles. Yamin’s work has been exhibited nationally including solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (now Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) and PATRON Gallery in Chicago, and her work was…
Interact Theatre Company (ITC) presents The Pulitzer Prize Winners 10 Plays from 10 Decades Dramatic reading celebrating the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Presented on the last Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm, Free admission. No reservation. Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 1:30 pm The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer directed by Barry Heins At North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
If you liked STOMP, then you’ll love the astounding energy of Step Afrika!. An American treasure from Washington, D.C., this African- American dance company blends their percussive dance with story-telling and music. The company has toured the world and sold out Off-Broadway. Their new show, Drumfolk, is a celebration of human will and perseverance. Tickets start at $36
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Budget & Innovation and Economic Development and The Board of Public Works, are teaming up to celebrate African American History Month by bringing City Departments, public agencies, prime contractors for Accessing LA-BuildWith, a Construction Matchmaking event where subcontractors can get information on contracting opportunities, meet the primes and create connections. RSVP to: http://accessingla.org/
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
For Freedoms—a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action founded by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman—takes over Warehouse Programs at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with a weekend of workshops, actions, and programming to fortify, maintain, and activate the civic infrastructure of creativity. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms uses art to encourage and deepen…
Los Angeles–based artist Timothy Washington (b. 1946) has crafted a visionary display of mixed-media works in his Leimert Park residence for over fifty years. A prominent figure during the Black Arts Movement—a key moment in the 1960s and 1970s when African American artists and writers collectively celebrated black culture— Washington has been a pioneer of socio-politically charged work ever since, exhibiting both locally and nationally with renowned fellow artists, such as Charles White and David Hammons. In the late 1970s,…
In 1990, on the first season of the hit primetime television show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, lead actor Will Smith wore a series of boldly hued and geometric looks designed by a young Los Angeles–based urban apparel line named Cross Colours. African American-owned, founded by Carl Jones and T.J. Walker, the brand quickly skyrocketed, securing a plethora of orders across the country and breaking color barriers in the field of men’s apparel. The commercial success of Cross Colours,…
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.
Join the community for a celebration of Heroes at Borders organized by Community Arts Resources. Activities include performances, crafts, and food. The museum is free all day and all ages are welcome
Group discussion of Trevor Noah’s 2016 memoir “Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” which tells the story of his upbringing in apartheid South Africa.
Each year, the Los Angeles Lantern Festival is presented by the Chinese American Museum and culminates the Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy the music, dance performances, martial arts, magicians, food trucks, arts and crafts booths, and a spectacular lighted dragon finale.
Millennium Age Silent Party: The Concept: It’s your typical party…with no speakers or amps. Instead, attendees don wireless headphones and turn them to various stations, then boogie on the dance floor amidst other revelers dancing to whatever’s in their headphones. The Music: 2 DJs are competing for your attention during this bash, spinning the hottest TRAP, LATIN TRAP and R&B!! If you don’t like a song, simply switch your headphones from one station to the next to keep the party…
Relax through intricate patterns and crafts from African and African American Culture.
Artist T. Kim-Trang Tran leads participants through the research, experimentation and thinking behind her work in the exhibition, “To View a Plastic Flower”. About T. Kim-Trang Tran T. Kim-Trang Tran received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from the University of Iowa. Tran’s work has been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally, including at the Hammer Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial in 2000. Tran is currently a Professor of Art…
Join vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri’s Revolutionary Choir salon—a freedom and protest song teach-in of historical and new songs of resistance and resilience. Learn and sing liberation songs with us. All voices are welcome! Free and open to the public. Free RSVP at caamuseum.org
This event is the largest marathon held in California, the fourth largest in the country, and the seventh largest in the world. Different entertainment centers located throughout the course will reflect the ethnic neighborhoods and cultural diversity of Los Angeles, and the marathon runners themselves.
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, pink, orange, violet, and more). The festival, promises dance, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, and cuisine.
In 1924, the British Empire Exhibition opened in London featuring installations of material and trade wealth-based Britain’s global colonies. Among the most popular sites was theThe “Walled City,” which housed the pavilions of the participating West African colonies. On Display in the Walled City showcases 38 objects from the Fowler’s collection that were originally displayed in the Nigerian pavilion, and offers insights into Nigerian art of the early-twentieth-century and the colonial enterprise. Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays…
The “Queen of Contemporary Gospel” Yolanda Adams joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil in a performance that pays homage to the role of the church as a place that helps young artists find their voices, organizes and supports social justice movements, and offers hope through music.
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…
In honor of African American Heritage Month, the Alma Reaves-Woods-Watts Branch will be showing the movie Green Book. This a true story about music, friendship, and navigating”Jim Crow” in America.
Everyone who attends is welcome to join this annual march through town. There will be bagpipers and even mariachis, storytellers, and stilt walkers, followed by a free raffle and live music. Meet in front of the Madrid Theatre.
Join us for a festival filled with live performances, hands-on activities, exhibitor booths, and fun presentations. There’s a surprising amount of nature in L.A., and the more you know how to look for it, the more you’ll see! Online: $14 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, and Children 13 – 17, $6 Children 3 – 12, Free Children under 3
The exhibition features images selected from Simmons’ vast archive of photographs from the 1960s and 1970s and highlights the enduring profoundness of Simmons’ early works.
Musicians and cowboy poets perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. Free with museum admission. Adults – $14, Students and Seniors – $10, Children (3–12) – $6
Julie Mehretu is a mid-career survey that will unite nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu. The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., …
Betye Saar: Call and Response looks at the relationship between preliminary sketches in small sketchbooks, which Saar has made throughout her career, and finished works. In addition, the show will include approximately a dozen small travel sketchbooks with more finished drawings—relating to leitmotifs seen throughout Saar’s oeuvre—that she has made over a lifetime of journeys worldwide. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults…
This prestigious exhibition and sale showcase paintings and sculptures by 64 nationally recognized Western artists. Tuesdays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults – $14, Students and Seniors – $10, Children (3–12) – $6
We shall do arts and crafts relevant to famous persons such as Romare Bearden, Harlem artist along with books about those persons.
The CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the City of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs present the SPMAP Culminating Event! Join us for a screening of student work from our partner sites: Pacoima and Wilmington Public Libraries; Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Watts Towers Arts Center, and William Reagh Photography Center! Follow the link below to view the livestream: Livestreaming Saturday June 13 at 3:00 p.m. View online galleries of student work: Center for the Arts Eagle…
Saturday, July 11th, 3pm-4:30pm From crisis to transformation. How can arts and culture move beyond the profound economic and social devastation in a way that not only revives our sector, but also fundamentally transforms the landscape — pushing us forward toward greater justice, equity and inclusion? Join Marie Kellier & Trevor Davis of the Empowerment Congress, as they tackle this challenge with the heads of the arts departments for the City and the County of Los Angeles, Kristin…
El programa de Baila Baila introduce a los niños al español con música y movimiento. Los niños y sus padres pasarán momentos divertidos mientras bailan, juegan y cantan juntos en español. Impartido por músicos y profesores de una manera afectuosa para motivar a los niños a hablar español. Este programa es parte de la programacion previa al LA Libros Fest. The Baila Baila program introduces kids to Spanish using music and movement. Kids and parents spend quality time together while…
Join special guest Peruvian-American film director, editor, and artist Sandra Powers as she explores the art and storytelling surrounding the spooky legends of Peru. Sandra has worked on award-winning shows at Nickelodeon Animation Studio including “Dora the Explorer”.
Learn the art of making paper marigold flowers in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
Bilingual Storytime and Craft Program. Fall into Books. For more information or to receive the Zoom session link, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom Meeting ID 955 4944 3127
Women’s Center for Creative Work is pleased to present Letters from the Etui, a project curated by our Fall 2020 Organizers in Residence Brianna Mims, Minh Hân Vu and Georgina Grkikian. The project’s accompanying online workshop series is designed to further explore the intricacies and themes of the animated film shorts and letters included in the project, and to give participants tools to take actionable steps towards abolition. Measure J, Prop 17, and Prop 20 Info Session — 12pm PST A…
Bilingual Storytime and Craft Program. Day of the Dead. For more information or to receive the Zoom link for the session, email email@example.com. Zoom Meeting ID 984 4998 6910
Join us on Saturday, October 24th to hear from artists in this LAMAG Learn event. The ongoing quarantine has prompted reconsiderations of the archive, of its relation to online media, and the way in which histories are told. In this conversation, learn more about how some Los Angeles-based institutions have been solving practical concerns relating to physical and digital spaces while continuing to serve their communities. Featured speakers include: Hailey Loman, Co-Founder and Director of Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA);…
Learn the art of face painting in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
Letters from the Etui Workshop Series: Embodiment, Oppression, and Resilience; writing (you)topias: dreaming on the page; and Abolition & ME: implementing freedom mindsets in our everyday lives
Women’s Center for Creative Work’s is pleased to present Letters from the Etui, a project by Organizers in Residence, Brianna Mims, Minh Han Vu and Georgina Grkikian. Letters from the Etui is a digital platform featuring an animated video series, texts, and an accompanying series of workshops that support abolitionist frameworks, from personal to political practice. An etui–from the Old French estui, meaning prison–is a small ornamental case used for holding needles, cosmetics, and often other sacred possessions like personal…
Learn more about exhibition artist Arezoo Bharthania’s artistic process and how to transfer images onto different materials. Need to de-stress? Take a breather and join us virtually tomorrow at 1 PM for a free artmaking activity led by exhibition artist Arezoo Bharthania (@arezoo_bharthania). Read on to learn more about the artist’s practice and work in “ARCHIVE MACHINES”: Arezoo Bharthania’s work represents a multilayered construction of identity influenced by interdependent forces that define roles, govern behavior and order power relationships. As the…
In honor of Día de Los Muertos, we’d like to invite you all to join us for an Instagram Live Face Painting Workshop on Saturday, 11/7, at 11 am. Mr. @singermatty26 will host the live event with special guests! ✨ 🚨 Giveaway Alert! 🚨 The first 15 folks to register via our Eventbrite link will receive their very own face paint makeup kit mailed to your home! Check out https://linktr.ee/LHYAC to register. Register by Tuesday, 11/3! We can’t wait to see…
Bilingual Spanish Storytime with Crafts for Thanks and Thanksgiving. For more information or to receive the Zoom link to access the session, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom Meeting ID 994 6054 4367
Leimert Park Village has a long history of being the center of African American arts and culture. The village is inviting the public on the last Sunday of each month to share a day of art exhibitions, music, fashion, food, drumming, spoken word, and local shopping. Throughout the day, cultural spaces, artist studios, and storefronts will also have offerings ranging from free computer seminars and specialty vendors to film screenings, youth theater performances, and live bands.
Join exhibition artists Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, William Camargo, Boz Garden, and Rachel Zaretsky for an introduction and conversation about their works in ARCHIVE MACHINES. This program is free and open to all. Advance registration is required. https://forms.gle/7BWegTLbHmiQa5zZ6
Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join us! ¡acompáñenos! Angels Gate Cultural Center is now offering monthly free Family Art Workshops! All are welcome. Art activities for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101! Angels Gate Cultural Center ofrece Talleres de Arte mensuales para familias! Todos son bienvenidos. Actividades para niños y adultos, desde un 1 año de edad hasta los 100! Sign up today! Register on eventbrite, to receive the Zoom link and a list of supplies prior to the event. Inscribese en el sitio…
As we all continue to stay safe at home, you and your child can enroll in free virtual music classes. Learn a new instrument or continue building your skills! In addition to Zoom music classes, each week our staff of art instructors will post instructional videos in drawing, painting, and collage on our facebook page: facebook.com/CanogaParkYouthArtsCenter. Music classes meet weekly via Zoom beginning January 19 and ending March 12. For more information and to register, email Caitlin Moss at email@example.com.…
The Huntington is beginning a phased reopening. The Galleries remain closed. Explore living collections of orchids and camellias, a botanical conservatory, a fragrant rose garden, a children’s garden, and more, in 16 themed gardens spread over 120 acres. All visitors, including Members, must reserve tickets online in advance.
Grand Park continues its tradition of lunchtime in the park by providing downtowners and park visitors a wide variety of food trucks three days per week.
These free weekly drop-in sessions are offered live online via Zoom. Mindful Awareness Meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.