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August 2018

August 28, 2018 - April 20, 2019
Grammy Museum, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A 245
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin

The exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East LA native Richard “Cheech” Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up in Smoke. Items on display will include the original marked-up script from Up in Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, and comedy sketches.   Mondays – Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Adults – $12.95, College Students…

September 2018

September 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
CA United States
Free

Social Media Discussion of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

DCA will invite readers to join the Big Read online community to discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Hosted through DCA’s Big Read Program in Los Angeles website, participants will receive a free copy of the book and notices of program events. Through this online portal, readers will exchange postings (to be monitored by DCA), and discuss NEA-provided study guide questions, while also reading and sharing articles related to topics touched upon in the book, such…

September 26, 2018 - April 28, 2019
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865

This exhibit examines California’s underrecognized involvement with slavery in the 19th century. With powerful photographs, historical documents, and other ephemera, California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865 illuminates the state’s struggles over enslavement in an era that encompassed two wars and the establishment of California, first as a territory and then a state.   Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 2018

October 14, 2018 - March 31, 2019
The Museum of African American Art, Macy's 3rd Floor, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
Free

John Henry: American Folk Hero

The John Henry Series is a collection of 12 oil paintings that are part of the Palmer C. Hayden Collection. This exhibit includes all 12 paintings in the series plus three related paintings that help to “frame” the story of the Ballad of John Henry that Palmer Hayden narrates through the series. Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 noon -5:00 p.m.

January 2019

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - March 23 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 17, 2019

The Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601 United States
$15 – $34

Death House

On the night a death-house chaplain must hand over the reigns to the confident young pastor set to replace him, the men encounter an enigmatic inmate who challenges their convictions and changes their lives forever. Death House is a startling new piece of theatre that explores justice, redemption, and the possibility that we’re all more connected than we may want to admit.

January 25 - December 31
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Gary Simmons: Fade to Black

Artist Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory. Much of Simmons’s work centers on his signature erasure techniques.   Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      

January 25 - May 31
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

MOCA Mural: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Akunyili Crosby is the second artist to create an outdoor mural designed specifically to wrap the exterior of MOCA Grand Avenue, a new initiative that invites views both by pedestrians and through the windows of moving cars on Grand Avenue. Her work transforms the museum itself into a canvas for explorations of scale, texture, pattern, intimacy, and a multiplicity of perspectives.   Hours:   Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,…

January 25 - April 28
Fowler Museum, UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Dr. N.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Free

New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs by Pableaux Johnson

Louisiana native Pableaux Johnson has been photographing Second Lines—or Sunday brass band parades—in New Orleans for over a decade. This exhibition presents more than 40 color portraits of members of African American Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs (SAPCs).   Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

February 2019

February 1 - March 31
Los Angeles, CA United States
African American Heritage Month Los Angeles 2018

African American Heritage Month Celebration

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.

February 5 - August 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Adia Millett: Breaking Patterns

Adia Millett cycles her imagery through a variety of media, including collage, assemblage, photography, textiles, and painting, creating multilayered representations of deconstructed structures and imaginary interiors that stand in for the human experience and provide a dwelling place for a black aesthetic.   Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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