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January 2020

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

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…

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2020

William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
Free

William Grant Still Arts Center “Psychedollia,” 39th Annual Black Doll Show,

Los Angeles (November 27, 2018) –The William Grant Still Art Center is excited to announce it’s 39th Annual Black Doll Show, “Psychedollia” showcasing a movement in joy, through Black life, music, art, fashion and popular culture. The exhibition cites 1960’s soul and funk as a source of inspiration while also referencing flower power genres of the 1990’s hip hop and house/techno scenes, contemporary practices of futurism and transgression through delight and bliss. Psychedollia is a celebration of the monumental and small,…

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive
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 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 29, 2020

Leimert Park Art Walk, West 43rd Place at Degnan
Los Angeles , CA 90008 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.

January 26 @ 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.”

February 2020

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

African American Heritage Month

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

February 1 @ 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.

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