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Join Nury Martinez, Los Angeles City Council President and Councilwoman, Sixth District; Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson, Jr.; and the Los Angeles City Council for the opening of the 2020 African American Heritage Month exhibition, Stand Up: The Art and Politics of Comedy, at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Henry P. Rio Bridge Gallery in City Hall. The exhibition will honor past African American stand-up comedians and feature current African American comedians of achievement. In addition, local African American…
In honor of African American Heritage Month, the Alma Reaves-Woods-Watts Branch will be showing the movie Green Book. This a true story about music, friendship, and navigating”Jim Crow” in America.
Everyone who attends is welcome to join this annual march through town. There will be bagpipers and even mariachis, storytellers, and stilt walkers, followed by a free raffle and live music. Meet in front of the Madrid Theatre.
Join us for a festival filled with live performances, hands-on activities, exhibitor booths, and fun presentations. There’s a surprising amount of nature in L.A., and the more you know how to look for it, the more you’ll see! Online: $14 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, and Children 13 – 17, $6 Children 3 – 12, Free Children under 3
The exhibition features images selected from Simmons’ vast archive of photographs from the 1960s and 1970s and highlights the enduring profoundness of Simmons’ early works.
Musicians and cowboy poets perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. Free with museum admission. Adults – $14, Students and Seniors – $10, Children (3–12) – $6
Julie Mehretu is a mid-career survey that will unite nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu. The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., …
Betye Saar: Call and Response looks at the relationship between preliminary sketches in small sketchbooks, which Saar has made throughout her career, and finished works. In addition, the show will include approximately a dozen small travel sketchbooks with more finished drawings—relating to leitmotifs seen throughout Saar’s oeuvre—that she has made over a lifetime of journeys worldwide. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults…
This prestigious exhibition and sale showcase paintings and sculptures by 64 nationally recognized Western artists. Tuesdays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults – $14, Students and Seniors – $10, Children (3–12) – $6