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February 2020

February 27 @ 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 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Marlon James

Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. In the book, James combines masterful storytelling with brilliant skill at characterization and an eye for detail to forge a bold novel of dazzling ambition and scope.

March 2020

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2020

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

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 7 @ 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 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Wesley Morris

One of the most compelling cultural critics of our time, Wesley Morris joins Power to the People! for a discussion at the intersection of black popular culture, gender identity, and social change. The New York Times’ critic-at-large and Pulitzer Prize-winner for criticism, Morris wrote “Why Is Everyone Always Stealing Black Music?” for the 1619 Project, an ongoing initiative by the New York Times to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans…

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Terence Blanchard – Songversation

Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements. Join Blanchard as he discusses his legendary career and nearly three-decades-long collaboration with director Spike Lee.   Free RSVP at caamuseum.org

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 4, 2020

Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
Free

Bridging San Pedro – Exhibition Opening Reception

AGCC proudly presents Bridging San Pedro: Visual Literacy as Community Practice, an exhibition that highlights the community’s relationships to the land and sea. Curated by jill moniz, this project extends visual literacy and action to empower community and place. Artists and community members come together to honor the past, articulate the complexities of the present and forge a visually communal, participatory language and making that bridges San Pedro. Artists June Edmonds, Cole James, Blue McRight, and Alexis Slickelman will exhibit…

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

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.

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
$10

Dr. Angela Davis Power to the Imagination: The Role of Art and Creativity in Social Change

Acclaimed scholar and activist Dr. Angela Davis offers a cultural perspective on the role art has played in social justice movements and its potential to effect change today.

April 2020

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 1238 W. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
Free

Bard Talks Webinar: King Lear or Survivor – Tragedy in the Age of Oprah

Continuing our second season of free Shakespeare webinars, Bard Talks hosted by Shakespeare Center LA, presents King Lear of Survivor – Tragedy in the Age of Oprah. Do we want to put King Lear on Freud’s couch or just watch some down and dirty tragedy? Presenter Louis Fantasia examines why we watch tragedy in the first place. Catch the free live-stream webinar on Zoom Saturday, April 25 at 10am Pacific. Space is limited. Register now to save your spot. https://www.shakespearecenter.org/bard-talks…

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