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February 2020

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

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar ~ Film & Discussion

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

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - February 23 @ 11:30 pm
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Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
$55

Here the Birds Burn: A Phantasmagoria Revival

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

February 18 @ 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 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
$20 – $35

Anita Hill: From Social Movement to Social Impact:Putting an End to Sexual Harassment

A women’s rights icon, attorney and powerful advocate for equality, Anita Hill brought the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront of our national conversation 28 years ago in her testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Clarence Thomas.

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041 United States
$200

Personal Essay Workshop: Telling your story in words and pictures with Charlotte Hildebrand

Personal Essay Workshop: Telling your story in words and pictures with Charlotte Hildebrand Ages 21 and Up Tell your story through this personal essay workshop. Students will complete 2 graphic essays, employing both text and illustration to tell their stories. The essays will be based on personal recollections or observations, with implications for a wider, universal meaning. Basic skills in drawing and writing are helpful, but everyone is welcome — Everyone has a story to tell! When: Thursdays 6:30 –…

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For more than 50 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter.   Check online for ticket prices

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

The play takes place in South Philadelphia in March 1959. Billie Holiday is performing in a run-down bar, during one of her last performances before her death in July 1959. She sings, accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, and also tells stories about her life.   Purchase tickets online

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
$49

Catherine Russell

GRAMMY® winner Catherine Russell moved from singing backup to such icons as Paul Simon and David Bowie into the spotlight, and she’s stayed there ever since. The vocal dynamo dazzles her audiences, interpreting jazz favorites and forgotten blues treasures with soul, humor and stunning range. Tickets starting at $49

February 23 @ 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.

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