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May 2020

May 1 @ 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 June 13, 2020

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

The African American Composers Series: Spanish Grease: The Life and Sounds of Willie Bobo

William Grant Still Arts Center’s 12th Annual African American Composer Series presents Spanish Grease: The Life and Sounds of Willie Bobo, an original exhibition featuring a never before released look into Willie Bobo, his family, and friends such as Mongo Santamaria Armando Peraza, Tito Puente, Richard Pryor, Cal Tjader and many more. An intimate archival experience, featuring family photos, documents, ephemera and discography of the work and life of Willie Bobo with the continuation of his legacy through his son,…

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 17, 2020

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA 91706 United States
$28.95

Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Watch knights joust on horseback, mingle with costumed minstrels and troubadours, shop for art and food, and enjoy kids’ games and activities at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire.   Adult – $29.95, Senior & Military – $28.95, Child (5-12) – $15, Children 4 and younger are Free

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 13, 2020

Downtown Pomona, West 2nd Street and Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA United States
Free

Pomona Art Walk

The Downtown Pomona Arts Colony has an art walk every second Saturday of the month that brings big crowds to stroll the streets. Over a dozen galleries host receptions and open houses to showcase their latest exhibits and artists. Enjoy music, food, wine, and art throughout the evening.

May 19 @ 8:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA United States
$48.00 – $95.00

Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones – Family & Friends Celebrating the Centenary of Ravi Shankar

Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones – Family & Friends Celebrating the Centenary of Ravi Shankar Walt Disney Concert Hall TUE MAY 19, 8:00PM Artist Anoushka Shankar, special guest Norah Jones, special guest Additional special guests to be announced About This Performance Ravi Shankar was one of the most influential artists in Indian history, a musician who introduced countless western audiences to his country’s native sounds, and proved the versatility of his instrument in his collaborations with everyone from rock legends…

June 2020

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St.
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
$22 – $32

Dom Flemons

GRAMMY Award Winner, Two-Time EMMY Nominee, 2019 WAMMIE Award Winner and co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons has become known as the “The American Songster.” He is a music historian, multi-instrumentalist and engaging storyteller. His repertoire of music covers over 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes and showcases traditional instruments including banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, quills, rhythm bones and more. (Roots & Rambles*)

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Plática: The African Influence in Latin American Music

From the 1500s to the present, African music has shaped and formed every other Latin American music genre. From cumbia to Afro-Peruvian music, from Son Jarocho to Son Cubano, African rhythms have made Latin Americans dance to the beat of life. Participants will learn the contributions of African rhythms and listen to an impromptu music session at the end of the evening.  Guest Speaker: Betto Arcos, Independent Radio Journalist for NPR, BBC, and KPCC. Guest Musicians: César Castro, requinto jarocho;…

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
World Stage Performance Gallery, 4321 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
$10 – $20

The Orisha Talks Book Launch Party

The World Stage Press, The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) & The Leimert Park Literary Festival Invite You to the BOOK LAUNCH of “THE ORISHA TALKS: Tales of Lust, Love & Herstorical Memory” A Book of Poetry & Prose by Tricia Alkmia Cochée Please join us for a festive evening of poetry & spoken word, music, dance, Brazilian & Cuban refreshments as we ring in the Orisha New Year and celebrate “The Orisha Talks”! Tricia Alkmia Cochée is a fourth generation…

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