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May 2019

May 30, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Northridge Recreation Center, 10058 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324 United States
Free

Salute to Recreation Family Festival

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.

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Lummis Day Festival

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…

June 2019

June 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Lifeguard Tower at Brooks Ave., North of the Skate Park at the end of Brooks Ave.
Venice, CA 90291 United States
Free

Big Beach Cleanup

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.

June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Paramount & Bellflower Open Streets Neighborhood Connectivity Event

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

June 1, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Silver Lake Branch Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039 United States
Free

Screening of “The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call”

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.

June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
Free

LA Made – Mitzi Manna: Yiddish Drag Queen

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.

June 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90038 United States
Free

Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA: Hearts of Courage

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

June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA United States
Free

LA Pride Festival – Pride on the Boulevard

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…

June 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
Free

AIDS/LifeCycle Finish Line Festival

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.

June 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 United States
Free

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.

June 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Los Angeles Farmers Market, West LA Library Booth, 11360 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States
Free

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.

June 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA United States
Free

LA Pride Parade

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).

June 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Rainbow Friendship Bracelets

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.

June 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles City Hall Council Chamber, 200 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

2019 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

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…

June 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Fast Friday Film Special-LGBTQ Film Showing “Boy Erased”

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Paseo Colorado, 300 E Colorado
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

27th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado

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.

June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
West Los Angeles Regional Library, 11360 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States
Free

Sew a Flag: Rainbow or Red White Blue

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.

June 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Free

Bohemian Rhapsody

Join us for the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, a film shown in celebration of LGBQTIA Heritage Month.

June 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Lesbian Speaker Series: Tea Time with Stephanie Miller and Beth Lapides

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

June 16, 2019 - June 17, 2019
Great Park, 6950 Marine Way
Irvine, CA United States
$25

Irish Fair and Music Festival

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

June 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 1 and 2, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046 United States

ALAP Pride Playreading Festival

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.

June 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Library – Teen’Scape, 630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
Free

Taste the Rainbow

Let’s celebrate LGBTQ Month by constructing rainbow treats while perusing non-fiction books on the topic. For ages 12 to 19.

June 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Drag Queen Story Hour

Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and the LA County Library for Drag Queen Story Hour. For children of all ages.

June 22, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Yost Theatre, 307 N Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701 United States

Orange County LGBT Pride Parade and Festival

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

June 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - June 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$1 – $40

LA StandUp Comedy Festival

StandUp Comedy, Comedy Improv, Workshops, Food, Music, Short Comedy Films, Red Carpet

June 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave
Granada Hills, CA 91344 United States

Rainbow Bookmaking Workshop

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.

June 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Rainbow Storytime for Toddlers

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.

June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019
San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center, 12953 Brandford Street
Pacoima, CA United States
Free

San Fernando Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

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.

June 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Los Angeles Central Library – Meeting Room B, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
Free

Liberace 100! Celebrating a Century of Fabulous

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…

June 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northridge Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 9051 Darby Ace
Northridge, CA 91325 United States
Free

Film Screening: MILK

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.

June 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

One City One Pride Day of Art – Crush: First Love, New Talent

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

July 2019

July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065 United States
Free

4th of July Celebration at Ronald Regan Library

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…

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

39th Lotus Festival

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.

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Will Rogers State Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, Tower 8; 15700 Pacific Coast Hwy (Corner of PCH & Temescal Canyon)
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 United States

LA Black Pride Presents – Beach Party

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

September 2019

September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent St.
Inglewood, CA 90301 United States
Free

Inglewood’s Hispanic Heritage Festival

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.

September 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Free

Latino Heritage Month Movie– Born in East LA

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.

September 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Family Day: Fiestas Patrias

¡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.

September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

Culture Fix: Patrick A. Polk on Guatemalan Masks

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.

September 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilmington Branch Library, 1300 N. Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744 United States
Free

Wilmington Book Club: House on Mango Street

We will be discussing House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Alebrijes Painting

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.

September 21, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Free

Latino Heritage Month Movies: Lowriders

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.

September 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

All Ages Craft: Mexican Cornhusk Flowers

Join us to make flowers from corn husks and celebrate Latino Heritage Month! All ages are welcome. All supplies will be provided.

September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Fast Friday Film Special: Beatriz at Dinner

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.

September 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Panorama City Branch Library, 14345 Roscoe Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402 United States
Free

Dia de los Muertos Crafts

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.

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Loteria Family Day

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.

October 2019

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
$5

The 21st Annual Los Angeles Greek Festival

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.

October 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members

Screening of The Outlaw (1943)

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…

October 5, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Canoga Park Branch Library, 20939 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA United States
Free

The San Fernando Valley: The Hispanic Experience (1781-1850)

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.).

October 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Check website for route map, , CA United States
Free

CicLAvia: Heart of LA 2019

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!

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Sixth Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival

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.

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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This event will be happening on October 11th and October 12th. Friday $30 / Saturday $100 / Full conference $125 / Autry Members $115
The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$30 – $125

A People’s History of Southern California Foodways

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…

October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members

Indigenous Pride L.A.

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…

October 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Canoga Park Branch Library, 20939 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA United States
Free

Sugar Skulls

Learn some of the history and tradition behind Sugar Skulls, then decorate one to take home.

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

ARAW NG MGA PATAY // Artist Led Walkthrough at Avenue 50 Studio

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…

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90027 United States
$8 – $16

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)…

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90027 United States
$12 – $60

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…

October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exposition Park Rose Gardens, 701 E. State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

The Art of Food: A Recipe for Community

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…

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Free

626 Golden Streets: SGV Streets and Treats

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

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Franklin High School, 820 N. Ave 54
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
Free

13th Annual Native American Heritage Month Community Pow Wow

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.

October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Los Feliz Art & Food Festival

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.…

October 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$17.95 – $28.95

Scarium of the Pacific

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

October 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Brewery Art Colony, 2100 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
Free

Brewery Art Walk

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.

October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
$10 – $20

True Crime Stories of Los Angeles

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.

October 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
North Hollywood Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601 United States

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…

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Loitering is delightful

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…

October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Robertson Branch Library, 1719 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States
Free

Circuit STEAM Series: LED Flowers – Día de los Muertos

In recognition of Día de los Muertos, make a small light-up paper tissue flower using an LED light and a battery. Ages 10+.

October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark St
Studio City, CA 91604 United States
Free

From Pyramids to the Panama Canal: Latin American Designs from Past to Present

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.

November 2019

November 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Loitering with Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky and Joshua Ross

Join artists Lauren Davis Fisher, Ishi Glinsky and Joshua Ross for a talk on their work in Loitering is delightful.

November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street Canoga Park, Sherman Way & Canoga Avenue
Canoga Park, CA United States
Free

19th Annual Main Street Canoga Park — Día de los Muertos Festival

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.

November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Shaun Diamond Plaza, 171 W 2nd St.
Pomona, CA 91766 United States
Free

13th Annual Chalk Art Festival

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.

November 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$6 – $15

American Indian Arts Marketplace

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

November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Art Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041 United States
$25

Global Rhythm Fest

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,…

November 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$29.95

Autumn Festival

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

December 2019

December 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Adat Ari El Synagogue, 12020 Burbank Blvd
Valley Village, CA 91607 United States
Free

A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection

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…

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Family Day at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

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…

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Loitering is delightful Family Day

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.…

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$29.95

Holiday Treats for the Animals

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

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Torrance Cultural Art Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive,
Torrance, CA 90503 United States
$10

The Swedish Christmas Fair

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!

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Pershing Square’s Winter Holiday Festival

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.

December 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$23.00 – $27.00

TSFY: The Rite of Spring

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.

January 2020

January 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free – $14

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Opens to the Public

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.

January 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Underwater Parks Day

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.

January 12, 2020
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REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival

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

January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Downtown Monterey Park Business District, Garvey Ave. between Ramona & Alhambra Aves
Monterey Park, CA 91755 United States
Free

Lunar New Year Festival – Monterey Park

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.

January 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

Long Beach Comic Expo 2020

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

January 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Campo de Cahuenga, 3919 Lankershim Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604 United States
Free

Re-enactment of the 1847 Signing of the Articles of Capitulation

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.

January 16, 2020 - January 19, 2020
Let Live Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
$10

LA Women in Film Festival

The LA Women in Film Festival champions female-identifying filmmakers and female-driven storytelling. Check online for films, tickets and times

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Inglewood, Market St. from Regent Street to Nutwood Street
Inglewood, CA 90302 United States
Free

City of Inglewood’s 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

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.

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303 United States
Free

The Bob Baker Marionettes OUT AND ABOUT at the Madrid Theatre

“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…

January 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - January 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208 United States
$10 – $25

The All American Collector’s Show

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.

January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
$10 – $18

Pasadena Comic Convention and Toy Show

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

January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & S. Western Ave., to Crenshaw Blvd. and then south to Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade

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…

January 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA United States

Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square

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

January 25, 2020
Southern California Museums, Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Museums Free-For-All

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

January 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LA Waterfront, Cabrillo Way Marina 2293 Miner Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Port of Los Angeles Lunar New Year

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!

January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Whale Fiesta

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.

January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - January 28, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
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Orange County Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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2020 UVSA Tet Festival

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.

January 26, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Temple Church of Christ, 3125 W. 54th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90043 United States
Free

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.”

January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

African Sunset Art

We will learn about the wild animals of Africa by creating African Sunset Art.

January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032 United States
Free

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…

February 2020

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Consolidated Realty Board of Southern California,, 3725 Don Felipe Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

Annual Black History Bus Tour of Los Angeles

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…

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Valley Blvd., Alhambra from Almansor to Vega
Alhambra , CA United States
Free

Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival

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.

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central & West Plazas, 943-951 N. Broadway
Chinatown Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Chinese 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!

February 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Free

Fences

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.

February 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Malabar Branch Library, 2801 Wabash Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States

Anike Tourse presents “Ain’t I a Woman” the Story of Sojourner Truth

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”.

February 2, 2020
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The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
$20

Photo LA 2020

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

February 3, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave
Granada Hills, CA 91344 United States
Free

Coloring Therapy

Those who attend can relax and de-stress as you color images that come from African- American history and culture.

February 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 United States
Free

The Mixed Media Artwork of Faith Ringgold

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.

February 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles City Hall Council Chamber, 200 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

2020 AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH PRESENTATION AND OPENING CEREMONY

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…

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331 United States
Free

Yanga: the African Heritage in Mexico

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.

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 9, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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El Segundo High School, 640 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245 United States
$35 – $70

Los Angeles A Cappella Festival 2020

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.

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
$5

Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba

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.

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$23.00 – $27.00

TSFY: Peter and the Wolf

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.

February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and Awards Luncheon

This is our annual luncheon with the community and our corporate sponsors supporting our scholars and honoring outstanding Community Icons.

February 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
$30

LA Art Show

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…

February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grier Musser Museum, 403 S. Bonnie Brae Street
Los Angeles, CA United States

Be My Valentine

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.

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

To View a Plastic Flower Opening Reception

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-…

February 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States
Free

Cinema Tuesdays: Compensation

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.

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

LA Blacksmith

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…

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Los Angeles Central Library – Adult Literacy Center (ERTC), 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
Free

Genealogy Garage: Finding Your Enslaved Ancestors

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!

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States
Free

Ella Baker and her Sisters

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.  

February 15, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Free

A LONG TIME COMING: A 1955 Baseball Story

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…

February 16, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chinatown, Los Angeles, United States

42nd Annual LA Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk

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.

February 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 17, 2020 @ 5:00 am
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Westin Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States

Los Angeles Bachata Festival

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

February 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$25 – $80

Scots Festival – International Highland Games XXVII

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.

February 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
$11 – $15

Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show

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

February 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Holywood Athletic Club, 6525 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
Varies

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

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

February 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection

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,…

February 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

Through Positive Eyes

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.

February 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Let Live Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
$10

LA Black Film Festival

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

February 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065 United States
Free

President’s Day Celebration at Ronald Regan Library

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.

February 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edendale Branch Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Black History Month Trivia Competition

Teens are invited to join us to test their knowledge in a trivia competition honoring Black History Month.

February 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Storytime Latino Heritage Month
Free

Celebrating African American Heritage With Storytime

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!

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Cerritos Library, Skyline, 3rd Floor, 18025 Bloomfield Avenue,
Cerritos, CA 90703 United States
Free

Frederick Douglass With Sojourner Truth Reenactment

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.

February 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Baldwin Hills Library, 2906 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
Free

Tell Me a Story

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.

February 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Friday Movie at the Library

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.

February 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 Ivar Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
Free

Talking Drums

Sunshine Storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette presents African and African American folktales, poetry and songs.

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Moreno Valley Conference Center, 14075 Frederick St,
Moreno Valley, CA 92553 United States
Free

African American Book Festival Inland Empire

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…

February 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pasadena Public Library, 285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

“Down Freedom Road” Book Launch Reading with Author Hazel Clayton Harrison

“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.”

February 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Dorothy and Otto: the Dorothy Dandridge Affair

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

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
South Central, Florence-Firestone and Watts, Los Angeles, CA 90011 United States
Free

CicLAvia South LA: South Central to Watts

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.

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$35

African American Festival

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

February 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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RAVE Cinemas 15 and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States

Pan African Film and Arts Festival

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.

February 23, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hillcrest Congregational Church, 2000 West Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631 United States
Free

60th Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

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.

February 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Drive
Temple City, CA 91780 United States
Free

76th Temple City Camellia Festival and Carnival

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.

February 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
$25 – $75

Until the Flood

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…

February 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Artist Talk

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…

February 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
North Hollywood Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601 United States

Interact Theatre Company (ITC) presents The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer

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

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8448 United States
$36

Step Afrika! Drumfolk

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

February 25, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch Library, 10205 Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002 United States
Free

Singing the Blues

Create your own 12-bar blues song while listening to Lead Belly and Bessie Smith at this special heritage month program. 

February 25, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch Library, 10205 Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002 United States
Free

Singing the Blues

Create your own 12-bar blues song while listening to Lead Belly and Bessie Smith at this special heritage month program.

February 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roy Anderson Recreation Center, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

AccessingLABuildWith

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/

February 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Progress Gallery, 300 S. Thomas St.
Pomona, CA 91766 United States
Free

“Echoes of Shadows Revealed” One Woman Show, Artist: Adeola Davies-Ayeloja

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

March 2020

March 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

For Freedoms Congress

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…

March 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Timothy Washington: Citizen/Ship

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,…

March 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century

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,…

March 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Let Live Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States

LA Indie Film Festival

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.

March 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders

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

March 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Book Club: “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah

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.

March 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

19th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival

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.

March 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ixtapa cantina, 119 e colorado blvd
PASADENA, 91105 United States
Free – $20

MillenniumAge Host: Silent Day Party Pasadena March Madness

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…

March 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Eagle Rock Branch Library, 5027 Caspar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041 United States
Free

African Drawings and Crafts Workshop

Relax through intricate patterns and crafts from African and African American Culture.

March 7, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

Introduction to Movements

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…

March 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Imani Uzuri: Revolutionary Choir

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

March 8, 2020 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Los Angeles Marathon

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.

March 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 750 S Santa Anita Avenue
South El Monte, CA 91733 United States
$8

Festival of Colors in Los Angeles

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.

March 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

On Display in the Walled City: Nigeria at the British Empire Exhibition, 1924–1925

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…

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$72 – $222

Power to the People! Yolanda Adams with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

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.

March 10, 2020 @ 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…

March 12, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch Library, 10205 Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002 United States
Free

The Green Book

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.

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303 United States
Free

St. Patrick’s Day Community March and Celebration – Canoga Park

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.

March 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA United States
$6 – $14

L.A. Nature Fest

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

March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Museum of African American Art, Macy's 3rd Floor, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

No Crystal Stair: The Photography of John Simmons

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.

March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$14

Western Music Association Showcase

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

March 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Julie Mehretu

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., …

March 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Betye Saar: Call and Response

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…

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
$14

23rd Annual Masters of the American West

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

March 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Ascot Branch – Los Angeles Public Library, 120 W Florence
Los Angeles, CA 90003 United States
Free

Ascot Teen Chess and Chat

We shall do arts and crafts relevant to famous persons such as Romare Bearden, Harlem artist along with books about those persons.

June 2020

June 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Sony Pictures Media Arts Program Culmination Event

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…

July 2020

July 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ArtScape LA: Transformation Beyond Crisis

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…

September 2020

September 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Music Mondays – Baila Baila

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…

September 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Legends of Peru

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”.

October 2020

October 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Paper Marigold Flower Workshop

Learn the art of making paper marigold flowers in celebration of Día de los Muertos.

October 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Bilingual Spanish Storytime – Fall into Books  

Bilingual Storytime and Craft Program. Fall into Books. For more information or to receive the Zoom session link, email mrobinson@lapl.org.  Zoom Meeting ID  955 4944 3127

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Letters from the Etui — Workshop Series 1

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…

October 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Free

Bilingual Spanish Storytime – Day of the Dead

Bilingual Storytime and Craft Program. Day of the Dead. For more information or to receive the Zoom link for the session, email mrobinson@lapl.org. Zoom Meeting ID  984 4998 6910

October 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

ARCHIVE MACHINES LAMAGLearn Archives and Relating Today Talk

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);…

October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facepainting for Día de los Muertos

Learn the art of face painting in celebration of Día de los Muertos.

November 2020

November 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free

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…

November 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

ARCHIVE MACHINES LAMAGPlay Image transfer workshop with Arezoo Bharthania

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…

November 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lincoln Heights Youth Art Center, 2911 Altura st.
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States

DCA Lincoln Height Youth Arts Center presents
Dia de los Muertos Face Painting Workshop

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…

November 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Bilingual Spanish Storytime – Crafts

Bilingual Spanish Storytime with Crafts for Thanks and Thanksgiving. For more information or to receive the Zoom link to access the session, email mrobinson@lapl.org. Zoom Meeting ID 994 6054 4367               

November 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Leimert Park Village, 43rd Place
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

Leimert Park Artwalk

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.

December 2020

December 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, 90027
Free

ARCHIVE MACHINES: LAMAGLearn Conversation with the Artists

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

December 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
$10 – $25

Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone

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.    

December 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Family Art Workshop (Virtual) – Basket Weaving Techniques with Paper

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…

January 2021

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Canoga Park Youth Arts Center, 7222 Remmet Avenue
Canoga Park, CA 91303 United States

Winter Sessions: Zoom Music Classes Online from Canoga Park Youth Arts Center

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 caitlin.moss@lacity.org.…

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States
$25 – $29

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

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.

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Lunch à La Park Food Trucks

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.

January 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

ONLINE: Mindful Awareness Meditation

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.

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