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The Huntington hosts video and recorded programs each program or lecture is based on themes related to its collections. The lectures and conference remain online for on demand viewing.
The exhibition Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the artist’s early life that significantly influenced his artistic style and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 60s, to color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection contains images from the 1850s to the present, documenting all aspects of life in Southern California The collection is an archive of over 7,000 photographs They include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities.
The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. Elsewhere, she embroiders vintage doilies with her own hair to depict the human body, as well as language that references the legacy of colorism and passing in the African diaspora. In the works debuting at CAAM, she addresses early global trade, the beginnings of commodification, and economic hierarchies by…
Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth profiles twenty-seven revolutionary men including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country. Their achievements are woven within the legacy and traditions of the African American experience, becoming emblems of excellence in spite of society’s barriers. Until the Museum reopens be sure to see the Conversations around Men of Change, online tours of the exhibit, and related programs…
Latin Grammy-nominated artist Buika hails from Spanish island of Mallorca. She creates a fusion with flamenco, jazz, soul, and dance rhythms in her songs. Buika has become an international sensation.
In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art (particularly as defined by museums, commercial art galleries, and private collections) have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. These artists draw inspiration from their own cultural traditions, using techniques, and incorporating imagery and ideas from earlier periods. Explore the LACMA Collection of Contemporary Art of the Middle East.
Black Migrations to Los Angeles and the Development of the Popular Music and Dance Scene in the Early Twentieth Century
In her talk, Alison Rose Jefferson, will illuminate the African American migrations to Los Angeles and how this influenced the development of the popular music and dance scene in the early twentieth century. She will highlight the development of this scene in the Central Avenue community when it was the hub of African American life during the Jim Crow era and talk about how the new Angels Walk LA heritage trail will amply this history for the public. The presentation…
Essays and conversations on all things opera, created for you by LA Opera’s beloved Music Director. Listen to his Podcast and grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a chat.
LA Opera has commissioned some of today’s most in-demand composers to create a series of short vocal works. These superstars are’ pairing up with talented visual artists including animators, experimental filmmakers, and choreographers to bring you a number of new pieces throughout the fall and early winter.
Join in a conversation about the creation of LA Plaza’s landmark exhibition AfroLAtinidad: Mi Casa, My City. Envisioned and realized by members of the community it represents, it is the first exhibition of its kind dedicated to the unique history, culture, and lived experiences of Afro-Latinx Angelenos. Hear from participants of the team who conceived and formed the exhibition.
California’s premier baile folkllorio company takes you on a colorful journey to Mexico through music and dance. This vibrant ensemble of dancers and musicians celebrated its 25th anniversary on The Ford’s stage in 2017 with an evening exploring early Mexican history, myth, and folktales through a signature blend of traditional and contemporary dance movements.
Four young men swear off women to devote themselves to learning—only to fall for four attractive newcomers. Shakespeare’s language reaches its most virtuosic heights in a vivacious comedy that will dazzle and delight.
Transport your little ones (and yourself!) to the rugged American West where a colorful cast of characters meet in a mining camp during the 1850’s California Gold Rush. Here in this wild and untamed country, a prospector charms a group of coyotes with a story of cowboys and miners competing for the love of a strong and beautiful woman. The Prospector is our celebration of Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks, and directed…
Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, discusses the origins of Afrofuturism.
The online exhibition Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form focuses on the artist’s early life that significantly influenced his artistic style and form, from conceptualism and minimalism when he lived in New York in the 60s, to color and figurative work when he returned to Los Angeles.
Dr. Sowande’ Mustakeem, Associate Professor of History and of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, explores the roles of bonds people, sailors, and slave ship surgeons during the centuries of racial calamity at sea. By centering maritime history and culture in the realities of transoceanic slaving, we gain greater insight into the entangled nature of the human manufacturing system and make greater meaning of the lives of the dead, thereby ensuring the future of collective historical…
This brand new initiative is a free collection of diverse performances: from Flamenco song and dance to Latin-Soul music to enjoy from the comfort of your home, on the second Saturday of every month. We invite you to preview the full season announcement at the website and to RSVP to your favorite concert and dates.
While the concert series is currently on hold, LACMA has developed a new audio series, Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians. Spend your evenings with world-renowned artists as they play everything from Indigenous works to the latest sounds from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles! Featured artists have included Dori Caymmi, Costazul, Echo Park Project, Mongorama, andÂ Chuchito Valdes.
Join the Japanese American National Museum for a week of virtual, kid-friendly activities to celebrate Oshogatsu (New Year’s Day)! From interactive, offline festivities for all ages to multi-lingual storytimes and play performances, welcome the Year of the Ox with JANM!
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and an inspiring talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
These paintings consider the relationship between the city of Los Angeles and the Zapotec communities of Oaxaca and California through the visual arts, education, social activism and literature. Oaxacan migration has had a large impact on local culture.
Iranian singer Mamak Khadem blends her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and new sound. Her latest album, The Road, invites us on a journey that includes her native Iran as well as Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, and Arab-Andalusia. Khadem draws upon a treasure trove of traditional melodies, rhythms, and poetry to create a lush sound.
LA Opera is thrilled to offer new Spanish language, online programming that you can enjoy from home. Visit our Programas en español page for podcasts and videos. The page will be updated regularly with more special content and resources from our partners each week. LA Opera Connects está encantada de ofrecer programas en español. Visite esta página regularmente para obtener más contenido especial y recursos de nuestros socios.
Art has the power to transport us and to give insight into pressing cultural, political, and social questions. The Hammer’s lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and performances aim to spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Many of these programs were recorded, you can find them on our YouTube channel.
LA Plaza explores the history and contemporary experiences of afroLAtinidad in Los Angeles through art, photographs, and personal objects in afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city. In the exhibition, visitors enter a recreated Afro-Latinx home and understand how this vibrant, yet underrepresented community is central to Los Angeles
The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room is an online home for curated programs, many drawn from the Archive’s extensive holdings of short and feature films, television shows, and newsreels. Other programs are ticketed virtual cinema releases that provide support for Archive public programs while the Billy Wilder Theater remains closed. Past programs have included The Murder of Fred Hampton, Celebration of Iranian Cinema, and Archive Television.
The Afro-Cuban Experience in Art from the Museum of Latin American Art The Afro-Cuban Experience in Art from the Museum of Latin American Art. Belkis Ayon’s mysterious images are based upon the mythology of the Afro-Cuban all-male secret society the Abakua.
Join us for our next L.A. Theatre Speaks panel as an all-star line-up of playwrights including Luis Alfaro, Boni B. Alvarez, Bekah Brunstetter, Aleshea Harris, Jeremy O. Harris, Molly Smith Metzler, and Dominique Morisseau talk about writing for a changing world.
Blue13 Dance Company brings to life the joy and exuberance of contemporary Indian dance, including Bollywood and Bhangra inspired dance works and demonstrations that at once entertain and educate all ages.
Not a Moment but a Movement is a series of three events pairing play readings with visual artists and musicians to create an interdisciplinary collaboration that celebrates Black voices. Presented in conjunction with Watts Village Theatre and The Fire This Time Festival, each event will feature a host who guides the audience through an audio-visual experience which leads to a virtually produced play reading and post-event discussion to create a uniquely comprehensive cultural event.
Before Los Angeles’s name was first written on a map, there was Tovaangar: a gathering place and nurturing home to the Tongva people. Tovaangar Today is a virtual celebration of the Native artists and cultural creators who still thrive in the region working as poets, actors, emcees, multimedia artists, and advocates.
Sally Gordon (University of Pennsylvania) and Kevin Waite (Durham University) explore the role of the Mormon Church and the spread of slavery across the continent in the mid-19th century through the life of Bridget “Biddy” Mason.
After months quarantined in his apartment, single Todd reluctantly embarks on a challenging new social adventure: a blind Zoom date!
TaikoProject is the go-to group for a modern American style of taiko, blending traditional forms with an innovative and fresh aesthetic. These clips from the group’s annual “Rhythmic Relations” concert feature 50 drummers of all ages performing classic and contemporary taiko songs accompanied by dynamic choreography and vocals.
Amy Stanley, professor of history at Northwestern University, introduces the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Japan through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate.
Curated by influential DJ and cultural programmer Sasha Ali (a.k.a. Miss Modular), Midnight in the Diaspora explores how L.A.-based artists either born outside of the United States or working between more than one country are bringing a combination of global influences to the city’s music and nightlife.
SOUND/STAGE is an online concert film series produced by LA Phil Media, the media and digital initiatives arm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. The series brings the LA Phil’s musical programs to the screen through collaborations with music video, documentary, and feature film directors. Each episode is organized around a single artist, ensemble, or theme that is explored through music as well as supporting essays, artwork, playlists, and interviews. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series is…
The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of The exhibit presents the artists’ personal and familial histories as a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican and Jewish descent, transforming genetic data into colorful pie charts that call to mind hard-edged abstractions. Elsewhere, she embroiders vintage doilies with her own hair to depict the human body, as well as language that references the legacy of colorism and passing in the African diaspora. In the works debuting at CAAM,…
Explore collection areas and past exhibitions online through these six in-depth repositories of images and research materials. UCLA Artists in the Hammer Museum Collection Corita Kent in the Grunwald Center Collection Loss and Restitution: The Story of the Grunwald Family Collection Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 – 1985 Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles 1960- 1980 Take It or Leave It: Institution, Images, Ideology
In 1964 an audio recording was made by a member of one of the early pioneer families of Los Angeles. In the recording, Belle Buford Thom Collins recalled growing up in 1880s Los Angeles. The interviewee’s father, Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915), was Los Angeles County district attorney, Mayor of Los Angeles (elected 1882), and later a California state senator.
Numerous African American-related events have taken place at the Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles ALOUD series. Explore the best of those conversations.
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras remixes roots music to tell the modern-day stories of their community and build bridges between cultures. The band believes in using their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do the same.
Behind the Mask investigates the role of the mask as an icon in contemporary artistic explorations and understandings of race, gender, sexuality, mythology, histories, and cultural remembrance. Guest curated by Sarah Umles, Behind the Mask features artists Jack Black, Skount Garcia, Ashley Johnson and Alicia Piller. An interactive, self-guided virtual tour of the exhibition will be released on Friday, January 22nd at angelsgateart.org with gallery appointments pending the guidance of state and local health orders. The exhibition will run through…
A kid-friendly opera based on The Barber of Seville, Figaro’s American Adventure transports Figaro and his band of sneaky barbers to colonial America. Journey back in time to colonial America where Figaro, along with his band of sneaky barbers and colonial compatriots, leads us on a musical goose chase. Ultimately, he outsmarts his adversary, and love triumphs as he helps his friend the Count win the hand of his beloved Rosina.
For The Love of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance, and visual culture.
San Cha is an acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Fans of cumbia, punk, bolero, and electro flock to see San Cha’s emotional renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras and original songs that focus on conventions of identity, power, and love.
Sanctuary features recently acquired works that explore the concepts of safety and refuge as they relate to the African American experience. Whether real, staged, or imagined, the worlds depicted in these photographs and mixed-media works support complex narratives and assert the importance of claiming a place of one’s own. Until the Museum reopens be sure to see interviews with Artists and the recent acquisitions on CAAM’s YouTube Channel.
Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the nation’s premier authorities on the Founding era, discusses how Americans today deal with problematic historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, in the inaugural lecture for the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington.
Although the live weekly programming at our new location, St. James’ in-the-City, has been canceled until further notice, you can continue to experience the best local and international performers along with emerging chamber music artists in selected encore programs from the 30-year history of Sundays Live.
Enjoy thought-provoking panel discussions, performances inspired by the legendary Selena, and introductions to the organizations and artists working to make L.A. a more vibrant city for all. In addition to thoughtful panel discussions and a reading from poet Yosimar Reyes.
Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman Republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company presents favorite moments from their 2019 program Magia del Sureste, which gives life to the mystery and enchantment that are emblematic of Mexico’s Southeast ” the cradle of Mexican civilization”.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is proud to host a retrospective exhibition of work by legendary L.A. Chicano artist Frank Romero. The exhibition spans over 50 years of the artist’s career.o
Join Tuesday Night Project (TNP) for a showcase of Asian American creative expression and discussion about their multigenerational, intersectional approach to art and community. The festival includes a look back at the history of TNP’s flagship program, Tuesday Night Cafe.
Did you know that you can access all of California African American Museum’s videos from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles on CAAM’s YouTube Channel? You’ll find short videos about our exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of some of their archived Zoom programs.
Short stories about life’s cancellation. When a pandemic turns your world upside down, and everything from the theater, to your job, your vacation, wedding, or even graduation, are all “canceled” what do you do? You write about it.
Multimedia tales that explore the desire to escape. rapped. Stuck. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Can’t get away. No exit. Hands are tied. Can’t do or say what you want. Nothing is going your way. When you are feeling like any or all of the above, sometimes the only thing that makes sense is to Escape.
Falling headlong in love, two teenagers defy the long-simmering hatred between their families. But daring to love one’s enemy comes with a terrible cost, as the needless sacrifice of young lives brings this heartbreaking story to its tragic conclusion.
Join LA Plaza on YouTube to learn about the history of maize and the significant role the grain has played throughout the centuries in Latin America. Join us as food historian and cook Maite Gomez-Rejon prepare memelas with black beans and queso fresco along with champurrado, a chocolate-based warm beverage prepared with masa. New cocina sessions are produced every Monday.
The L.A. Rebellion film, refers to a group of young African and African-American filmmakers who studied at the UCLA Film School in the late-1960s to the late-1980s and have created a black cinema that provided an alternative to classical Hollywood movies. The Films Interview are available to the public as part of its ongoing L.A. Rebellion initiative.
Join a few artists for a can’t miss musical treat. Listen to a recital of songs from some of your favorite operas and musicals. while the artists sing from home.
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles” on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and a talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
Viver Brasil offers selections from its Afro-Brazilian repertoire, including a performance of the Orixa Oxum and a Bloco Afro (parade) spectacle, along with a percussion and interactive dance workshop for the whole family.
Jaake is a multi-faceted musician, taking cues from the underground vogue ballroom culture, 80s synth-pop, contemporary urban artists, and deeply personal experiences. An unforgettably unique artist, they draw inspiration from a background in nightlife and event production, working notably as an event coordinator, curator, and host with various cornerstones of the underground queer nightlife community throughout Los Angeles.
An En Casa con LA Plaza session focusing on the work of Gov. Jose Figueroa, a General and the Mexican territorial Governor of Alta California from 1833 to 1835, who devised a plan to secularize the missions in the 1830 and was later immortalized with a Los Angeles street named in his honor. The panel will discuss its opposition to a plan to rename a portion of Figueroa Street. Check back frequently, new programs are added regularly.
ArtBites is a video series of small “bites” with educator and cook, Maite Gomez-Rejon, exploring the nexus between culinary history and The Huntington’s collections. New “bites” are added frequently, check back often.
Join us for our first L.A. Theatre Speaks live panel discussion as we bring together members of the local theatre community to discuss the issues and opportunities they are facing in this time of crisis.
For The Love Of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance, and visual culture.
Farhang Foundation celebrates the art of Iranian Cuisine in our online series Farhang Flavor -simple and easy-to-make recipes by accomplished chefs who are inspired by Iranian cuisine and ingredients.
The Los Angeles Public Library presents the life’s work of Harry Burnett, Forman Brown, and Richard “Roddy “Brandon. Together, they forged a professional and deeply personal bond that lasted a lifetime and invited Los Angles to turnabout! The marionettes were a “must see” part of Los Angeles from 1941 through 1956. This online exhibit is part of a display in the Getty Gallery.
The exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960 -1980 chronicled the vital legacy of the city’s African American artists. The expanded digital Archive at the Hammer contains all the art and themes from the exhibition along with biographies of the artists featured in the exhibition. The archive includes lectures, performances, and other events related to the exhibition.
The African American Experience: The American Mosaic online encompasses the myriad contributions of African Americans who have achieved cultural and historical prominence. This electronic resource includes nearly 1,000 biographies of such famous political and social figures as W.E.B. DuBois, Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass, and Mary McLeod Bethune as well as such fascinating contemporary figures as Amiri Baraka, Muhammad Ali, and Oprah Winfrey. The collection also contains roughly 8,000 primary and secondary sources, including the complete WPA (Works Progress Administration) Slave…
In the installation at CAAM, theatrical lighting trusses are transformed into sculpture, and programmed lights dance to an unheard soundtrack of music by Tina Turner, an icon the artist has been referencing for over six years. By isolating the visual language of live performance in the gallery and separating it from the expectation of audio, Gale creates an uncanny experience that serves as a meditation on the limits of the body, the demands of celebrity, and silence as a political…
Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as the author and journalist Betto Arco discusses and reads from his first book, “Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio” a collection of more than 140 stories about music he’s written for NPR, The World, the BBC, and KPCC in Los Angeles. Check back often, new programs are added frequently and all programs are archived.
From its founding in 2008, the Angel City Jazz Festival has grown into an essential multi-day celebration of cutting-edge jazz, featuring established and emerging music innovators committed to the evolution of jazz and improvised music.
!Viva la Tradición! concerts are always a highlight of The Ford’s seasons, with incredible mariachi groups showing off the range and power of traditional Mexican music. Join us as we look back at three amazing concerts for Hispanic Heritage Month, with performances by Las Colibrí, Mariachi Ángeles de Pepe Martinez Jr., Steven Sandoval, Marisa Ronstadt, Ballet Folklórico Ollín, and more!
African American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of African American heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s African American contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include dance and music concerts, and gallery exhibitions.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers, associate professor of history at University of California, Berkeley, draws upon the testimony of formerly enslaved individuals, the correspondence and account books of slave traders, and a wide range of other material (including travel writing, newspapers, and business directories) to show the myriad ways in which white, primarily married, women actively participated in the South’s slave market economy, which involved the buying, selling, and hiring of enslaved people.
This year would have marked Jazz at LACMA’s 29th season of celebrating L.A.’s finest jazz musicians. While the concert series is currently on hold, you can join them for a virtual music experience hosted by LACMA’s Mitch Glickman, featuring performers planned for the 2020 season. The events will include interviews with the musicians, live performances, and video clips from the groups.
Stephanie Amaro has created a unique sound of pop and jazz elements over a traditional foundation which earned a “Best Regional Album” Latin Grammy nomination in 2012 for her debut album “Con Ustedes…Trio Ellas.” Now a budding solo artist, she’s combining the lessons of her varied musical experiences into a cohesive aesthetic and unique sound.
ALOUD is recorded live in Los Angeles Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the award-winning ALOUD speaker series presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. ALOUD podcasts are updated on a weekly basis and contain an archive all programs.
Watch and listen to a selection of films, television, and radio programs preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive.
LA Opera hosted a long-overdue conversation on racial disparity and inequality in opera. Acclaimed mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, moderated and discussed with a panel of renowned artists including Julia Bullock, Lawrence Brownlee, Russell Thomas, Karen Slack, and Morris Robinson.
Join us for our next L.A. Theatre Speaks event with local arts leaders from Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company, Fountain Theatre, Deaf West Theatre, and The Industry Network, plus industry innovators from Situation & Oregon Shakespeare Festival discussing how we’re going digital and moving creating online.
Short stories about life’s cancellation. When a pandemic turns your world upside down, and everything from the theater, to your job, your vacation, wedding, or even graduation, are all “Cancelled“ what do you do? You write about it.
Arpilleras are a palpable testimonies to the lived experiences of Chilean citizens throughout the brutal seventeen year Pinochet regime. Colorful textile works backed with burlap, they document the stories of women and their communities, denounce the cruelty of the government, and bear witness to the human rights abuses carried out by the dictatorship.
The remarkable group of Rembrandt paintings in Southern California museums represents nearly every phase of the artist’s long and productive career. In addition, Rembrandt in Southern California provides insight into the rich holdings of etchings and drawings on paper by the master in museums throughout the region. Together, Southern California’s drawn, etched, and painted works attest to the remarkable range of Rembrandt’s achievement across his long career.
In 2019, Boleros de Noche’s annual celebration of boleros brought together the internationally-renowned Los Panchos – who formed in New York City in 1944 and have since become the quintessential Latin trio romantico with the young Trio Ellas, who meld traditional mariachi roots music with the sounds of everyday L.A.
Borderline explores the notion of the border – both as a metaphor for our lived experience and as a tool to undermine the certainty of the territories it defines. By occupying the in-between space that exists between two distinct conditions, we defiantly trespass into adjacent space, breakdown conventional barriers, and explore new territories. An interactive, self-guided virtual tour of the exhibition will be released on Friday, January 22nd at angelsgateart.org with gallery appointments pending the guidance of local and state…
The African American Scholastic Heritage Competition encourages students in the First thru Twelfth grades to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of African American culture and history through writing [essay competition], speaking [Oratorical Competition], and Memory [Black History Bee].
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.
Add our Tuesday bi-weekly cocktail date to your calendar and join Associate Chorus Master-turned-mixologist Jeremy Frank at the piano for a refreshing Bellini (and a pre-Anonymous Lover palate cleanser) in an exploration of the ever-evolving perceptions of vocal beauty in this new episode of Opera Happy Hour.
Poetry and spoken word open MIC event. Currently hosted virtually on Instagram live every Tuesday night. All ages and performers welcome. Please sign up every Tuesday at 12:00 noon (PST) at wondery.app.link/dapoetrylounge
Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions returns in a digital format, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.
Join artist Miquela Davis for an hour of imaginative doodling! Bring your favorite drawing materials and doodle it out on Wednesday at 4:00pm. Register with the link in bio for this FREE online arts class. Sign up for classes at linktr.ee/CFAER and send class payments to our Venmo @cfaer or Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Teens are invited to discuss author Octavia E. Butler’s classic Science Fiction novel Kindred in honor of National African American Heritage Month. Email email@example.com for the Zoom invite.
Organized by artist Gabrielle Civil, Black Motion Pictures is a series of Zoom interviews with radical Black creatives about race, performance, and representation. The spring series of conversations (1/15, 2/17, 3/12, 4/14) includes artists Ayana Olamide Flewellen, Ra Malaika Imhotep, Jasmine Nyende, and ox Whitney. Past conversations are available for viewing at REDCAT.org.
Join Windy Barnes online for Iconic Women Of Color. The program is entertaining, complete with live musical selections and insightful monologues from each character portrayed. Some of these historical figures include Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Harriet Tubman, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston.
Join us! ¡acompáñenos! Angels Gate Cultural Center is now offering monthly 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! FOLDING! In this Family Art Workshop we will peek into the fascinating world of paper folding. We will explore different techniques of folding paper. We…
“The Orisha Talks” Sunday Salons Creative Sunday Salon of spoken word, poetry, music, dance, fashion and art – taking place onsite – in the garden, at the beach, on the porch or patio, at the lake or the park, in the sunshine maybe even the rain! Celebrating the Spring Equinox and the forces of Nature, called the Orisha! Creativity happens everywhere! Inspired by the book, The Orisha Talks: Tales of Lust, Love, & Herstorical Memory. Free – $23 includes…
Studio Soup is a quarterly series of candid conversations about process, featuring guest artists who share their experience and practice. Artist, Peggy Reavey, hosts this closer look at the unique ways artists move from original impulse to finished piece – how their work comes to be. Join the conversation with Peggy Reavey and abstract painters Daniel Dove, Ron Linden and Ted Twine on Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 – 8:00pm. Registration is required for this free virtual event. Register today at…
The fifth iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial bridges East and West with complementary presentations at the Hammer and The Huntington. Works by 30 Los Angeles-based artists are presented at both institutions in two versions that make up the whole. The exhibition features new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances, and paintings, many commissioned specifically for the exhibition. Many of the featured events are online. The opening date of this exhibition is dependent on L.A. County guidelines for museums to reopen
These weekly, Thursday, lunchtime concerts feature artists from L.A.’s top conservatories and training programs for high school artists. The series includes students from L.A. County High School for the Arts, California School for the Arts – San Gabriel Valley, and The Music Center’s Spotlight Program.
Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Among the artifacts on display is a Heart Mountain barracks, an original structure saved and preserved from the concentration camp in Wyoming. The reopening date of this exhibit is dependent on L.A. County guidelines.
A festival of short plays celebrating diversity and inclusion. Fitting out is the opposite of “fitting in”.
Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30).
The Haitian Heritage Festival is not just a festival but a Haitian cultural experience, with Haitian food, music, traditional folklore, Rara, dances, a Haitian Documentary, and Haitian History. The festival is also a fundraising event developed to assist the Caribbean American and Heritage Foundation and its efforts of reaching the Haitian people at risk living in Southern California and Haiti.
Located in Westlake’s historic MacArthur Park, Levitt LA has become a favorite gathering spot for Angelenos of all ages and backgrounds to relax, share a dance together and experience the power of free, live music. Concerts feature local favorites to celebrated international artists from more than 20 music genres. The opening date of these concerts are dependent on L.A. County Health guidelines.
Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions hosts L.A.’s finest House music curators on select Sundays during the summer months. This popular free series showcases how House music defines eras and subcultures, Angeleno-style. Amplified with a visual experience during multiple-hour DJ sets, the beats exemplify the complexities and similarities of L.A.’s many diverse and distinctive communities.
LA Pride will take place June 11-13, 2021. Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, the safety of our community and city remains our top priority. More details on LA Pride 2021 will be coming in April
Grand Park and The Music Center presents L.A. County’s largest free July 4th celebration with the annual Grand Park + The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party. The family-friendly event will feature DJs and live bands and will be capped with one of Downtown L.A.’s largest fireworks shows, launched from the roof of The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The Lotus Festival is a two day weekend filled with entertainment, food, crafts, and games. The event was originated in 1972, by the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Members of LA Lotus Advisory Board. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the festival showcases the Asian and Pacific Islander traditions and culture. The date of this event is dependent on L.A. County Covid 19 guidelines.
From the early 1900s to 1950s, Central Avenue was the epicenter of the Los Angeles music scene, especially jazz and rhythm & blues. With music as its binder, Central Avenue quickly became the heart and soul of the African American community in Los Angeles. Now in its 24th year, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival is a homage to the musical and cultural history of the area. The free two-day community festival presents a diverse lineup of food, art, culture, and…
Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities. This event is free, but RSVPs are requested at the website. The date is dependent on L.A. County Health guidelines.
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. The date of this event is dependent on L.A. County guidelines. The event is scheduled for Fall 2021. Check the website for the final scheduled date.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be opening in September. They will draw from its own collection of film-related objects and technology as well as the unparalleled collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which contains a vast range of works on paper and still and moving images covering the history of the motion picture in the United States and throughout the world. The event date depends on Los Angeles County Health Guidelines.