Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Opens to the Public
Mar
31
to Jan 5

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Opens to the Public

  • The Autry Museum of the American West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the past three decades, David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa, born 1954) has been a recognized voice from Indian Country, confronting through his art questions of identity, self-determination, and self-representation, as well as definitions of “traditional” Indian art. Drawing influence from diverse sources such as Santa Fe–style painting of the 1930s–40s, Renaissance art, pop culture, advertising, and film, Bradley’s work is at once serious and fun, historical and contemporary.

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Chinatown After Dark
May
2
to Dec 5

Chinatown After Dark

This First Thursday monthly event features innovative chefs who test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. Chinatown’s regulars promote specials and other incentives. Each month’s event features talented musical acts from vocalists to DJs to instrumentals. Good vibes under clear skies in the breezy Southern California evening, join us next time and see what’s new in the neighborhood.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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Form and Function in the Ancient Americas
Sep
1
to Dec 31

Form and Function in the Ancient Americas

  • Vincent Price Art Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vincent Price Art Museum’s permanent collection includes artworks from ancient civilizations in Central and South America, with a concentration of art from West Mexico and Peru. Form and Function in the Ancient Americas highlight the wide range of cultures represented in our pre-Columbian collection. Cultures from the Nayarit-Jalisco-Colima region of West Mexico (2000 – 1000 BCE) to the Chimú of Peru (900-1500 CE) are featured.

 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.,
Thursdays, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

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Images of The Divine in Everyday Mexico: Ex-Votos and Retablos from The Permanent Collection
Sep
1
to Dec 31

Images of The Divine in Everyday Mexico: Ex-Votos and Retablos from The Permanent Collection

  • Vincent Price Art Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Selected from the museum’s permanent collection, this group of votive paintings from Mexico spans the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Known as ex-votos (meaning “from a vow” in Latin) or retablos (meaning “behind the altar” in Latin), these small paintings on tin are religious offerings venerating the divine or expressing gratitude for an answered prayer. These are public and private expressions of faith meant to evidence divine intervention within daily life.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.,
Thursdays, 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.

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Para Todos Los Niños – Fighting Segregation in California
Sep
1
to Dec 31

Para Todos Los Niños – Fighting Segregation in California

Many people know of desegregation as it happened in the American South, but this exhibition shares the story of the landmark struggles of Latino families in Southern California almost ten years before Brown v. Board of Education. Para Todos Los Niños – Fighting Segregation in California, shows the history of segregation and discrimination in California that targeted all non-White citizens, in housing, jobs, and schools.

Ongoing Exhibition

Adults – $15.50, Seniors – $13.50, Children – $12.50, Children under five, Military and Members are Free

Open Sunday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery
Sep
1
to Dec 31

Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery

Featuring more than 100 pieces of rare ceramics from the Autry’s Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, this exhibition traces the dramatic changes that transformed the Pueblo pottery tradition in the era following sixteenth-century Spanish colonization to the present. Organized by Pueblo language groups, the show includes pieces by such well-known potters as Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Nampeyo (Hopi) and her descendants, Juan Cruz Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo) and Tonita Peña Roybal (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Gladys Paquin (Laguna Pueblo), and many others.

Ongoing Exhibition

Open Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Memories of Diaspora: Immigration Narratives of Los Angeles
Sep
7
to Jan 5

Memories of Diaspora: Immigration Narratives of Los Angeles

  • Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Memories of Diaspora: Immigration Narratives of Los Angeles celebrates the intensely personal struggles, hopes, and dreams that comprise the immigrant experience. The exhibition features work by Art Division students who are first-generation Angelenos with work by Art Division faculty and artists from Oaxaca, Mexico, whose art depicts family memories of journeying North to cross the border. The exhibit is curated by Art Division Executive Director Dan McCleary, Director of Painting and Drawing Luis Serrano and Assistant to the Director, Dagmar Brown.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with posted exceptions

Free RSVP: annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture

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De Generación a Generación: Día de los Muertos / Annual Art Exhibition and Altar Display
Sep
24
to Nov 9

De Generación a Generación: Día de los Muertos / Annual Art Exhibition and Altar Display

  • Location Museum of Latin American Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year’s Día de los Muertos’ theme addresses our lineages and how we have been consciously and unconsciously shaped by them. It will highlight the way in which previous generations: familial, cultural, and community-oriented, shape our beliefs, habits, and customs. De generación a generación invites artists and audiences to connect with parts of themselves they did not know much about, creating a link between the past and the present.

RECEPTION: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

Adults – $10, Seniors & Students – $7, Members and Children under 12 Free
Free admission on Sundays

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November is Military Family Month
Oct
20
to Dec 1

November is Military Family Month

Military Family Month was established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. Government recognizing the occasion every year since. Each November, the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month, and with hundreds of thousands of service members deployed overseas, recognizing the daily sacrifices made by active duty, Guard, and Reserve military families has never been more important.

Read more: https://militarybenefits.info/military-family-month/#ixzz5juFusvG8

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Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

Grand Park’s Downtown Día de los Muertos

Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday. The park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups and offer free guided lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday.

Phone:

213-972-8080

Website:

www.grandparkla.org

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San Pedro’s Día de Los Muertos Festival
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

San Pedro’s Día de Los Muertos Festival

Día de los Muertos, dates back to Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs. The modern holiday is a synthesis of Aztec and Spanish traditions. It is not a sad occasion nor a time for mourning, rather is it when family and friends gather to remember and celebrate departed loved ones. In Mexico, Día de los Muertos is a national holiday, though it is celebrated in other parts of Latin America and the Philippines as well. Historic Downtown San Pedro will be the place to celebrate Día de los Muertos as the streets come alive with art, culture, delicious cuisine, and live entertainment.

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13th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Sun Valley Youth Arts Center
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

13th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Sun Valley Youth Arts Center

The Sun Valley Youth Arts Center is pleased to present the 13th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration.

Join us for a fun-filled evening of Art Workshops, Student Art Exhibit, Refreshments and Entertainment such as Conjunto Zacamandu bringing the beautiful sounds of Veracruz México for the entire family. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an indigenous ritual of México celebrating life and the after life through art, music and family unity. The celebration concludes with an amazing ritual dance by Danza Temachtia Quetzacoatl.

The public is welcome to participate in the Community Altar, bring a photocopy/image of a loved one who has passed to place on the altar.

Event is FREE!

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Pacoima Día de los Muertos Celebration
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Pacoima Día de los Muertos Celebration

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a high-energy two-day street festival along Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, celebrating one of the most important holidays in Mexico and many South American countries to honor loved ones that have passed away. Día de los Muertos features Latino artists and entertainers, tasty foods, a catrina contest, and community vendors – you don’t want to miss out on this fun and free event for all ages in Los Angeles.

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The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center Presents the 19th annual Dia de los Muertos Family Art Festival
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center Presents the 19th annual Dia de los Muertos Family Art Festival

You are invited to a free event for the entire family! Join us for the 19th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Family Art Festival. Decorate sugar skulls, create colorful masks and have your face painted like a calavera. Enjoy delicious foods while you are entertained by Folklorico Dancers, Mariachis and a shadow puppet show. Our gallery exhibit features student art inspired by traditional Mexican folk arts, including alters to honor great artists from the past and a fantastic miniature Dia de los Muertos city.

The center is located at:
7222 Remmet Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303
For more information call: 818 346-7099
The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center is a facility of The City of Los Angles Dept. of Cultural Affairs culturela.org

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19th Annual Main Street Canoga Park Dia de los Muertos Festival
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

19th Annual Main Street Canoga Park Dia de los Muertos Festival

We invite you to join this wonderful event in Canoga Park featuring
Aztec Dancers
Classic Car Show
Live Entertainment
Local Food Vendors & Food Trucks
Arts & Crafts
Chalk Artists
Children’s Area
&
so much more!

Designed to promote the Downtown Canoga Park Commercial District, this long-standing community event develops neighborhood outreach programs and community relationships between businesses, residents and the greater Los Angeles area.

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Autumn Festival
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Autumn Festival

Delve into the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s eighteenth annual Autumn Festival. Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures.

 

$29.95 Adults, $26.95 Seniors, $17.95 Children (3 -11),

Free – children under 3 and Aquarium members

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2019 Pow Wow at Grand Park
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Pow Wow at Grand Park

The Pow Wow gathers everyone into Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate our many cultures on the land of one of the first villages in Los Angeles. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come celebrate our culture as we remain a vital part of the Los Angeles community. Enjoy Art and Crafts vendors, Dance Contests, Native Foods, Hoop Dancers and more.

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MOON FESTIVAL SPECTACULAR | Culture, Family Fun, Food, Entertainment「月滿南加」中秋遊園會
Sep
7
to Sep 8

MOON FESTIVAL SPECTACULAR | Culture, Family Fun, Food, Entertainment「月滿南加」中秋遊園會

MEET AT THE MOON PALACE

Come and Celebrate Fabulous Asian Culture!

一年月色最明夜,千里人心共賞時!

「月滿南加」中秋遊園會

歡迎您前來共享佳節

 

The Moon Festival Spectacular at the world famous Santa Anita Park is a two-day long celebration of traditional Chinese and Asian heritage that include arts, music, food, and many other activities.

This large-scale, family-friendly outdoor event will attract hundreds of thousands of guests and provide a premier platform to showcase products as well enhance branding.
The traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around the concepts of gathering, thanksgiving, and well-being.

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Curls x Convos
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Curls x Convos

Our panel discussion will be an interactive conversation about hair, identity, wellness and female empowerment

About this Event

Join us September 7th at Cross Campus Santa Monica for an interactive conversation all about hair! Learn different techniques, products and information.

The panel includes co-founders Kim Etheredge & Wendi Levy of Mixed Chicks, Hannah Diop founder of Sienna Naturals, Maria Malavenda, co-founder of Evvemi and influencers Connor Morgan and Ashley North.

*Live hair demo by Jahmai

*Local vendors: Brown Crayons

*Author of I Am Unique! by Jennifer Vassel

*Mixed Up Clothing pop-up.

*Native Hair Wraps

*Mer Affirmations

Community sponsors: Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) & Mixed Marrow

Media sponsor: Culturas

Product sponsors: Mixed Chicks, Rizos Curls and Miss Jessies

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Voices Making Waves: Native American Women from the Eastern U.S. at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Voices Making Waves: Native American Women from the Eastern U.S. at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

Grand Performances (GP) amplifies the voices of artists Layla Locklear (Tuscarora/Oglala Sioux), Charly Lowry (Lumbee/Tuscarora), and Bear Fox (Akwesasne/Mohawk Nation) for a first-time collaboration in Los Angeles.

Locklear is an accomplished musician, Native American rights activist, and advocate for Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Lowry makes passionate music that intersects with her activism in standing up for Lumbee and Native American rights. Both Locklear and Lowry are members of Ulali Project – one of the most important and enduring Native American women’s ensembles. The group is known for blending voice and hand percussion to create a groundbreaking contemporary sound which was warmly received by GP audiences in 2018. Bear Fox is a solo artist and member of the Akwesasne Women Singers, an ensemble of native voices driven to protect and preserve the Kanien’keha (Mohawk Language) traditional customs.

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Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection
Sep
1
to Oct 6

Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection

This exhibition features 80 masks depicting animals, folk personae, and historical figures that are deeply rooted in Guatemalan religiosity and popular culture. Throughout the country, people perform spectacular masquerades during Indigenous festivals, Catholic feast days, and secular events. These public dance-dramas are jubilant expressions of devotion and community identity. Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

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Latinos In Hollywood Photo Exhibition
Sep
1
to Oct 14

Latinos In Hollywood Photo Exhibition

  • Sheraton Fairplex Hotel Lobby (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Latinos in Hollywood honors popular Latino stars of the past and present, highlighting their accomplishments in film and television. Visitors have the opportunity to view iconic photographs at this month-long exhibit which is open to the public. Teachers and students are encouraged to attend this glimpse into Hollywood history.

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Black, Brown and Beige
Sep
1
to Sep 27

Black, Brown and Beige

  • Self Help Graphics & Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 1943 Duke Ellington performed the symphony Black, Brown, and Beige at Carnegie Hall for the first time, describing it as “a parallel to the history of the American Negro”. Similarly, Latinos experience colorism and racist generalizations as African-Americans, evidenced by the various accounts of racial profiling by law enforcement and the media. Unfortunately, the vast diversity in appearance within Latinos and African-Americans, as a result of various diasporas, falls behind the blanket of prejudice. As Ellington indicated, our variety in appearance perhaps will lead us to distinct experiences, but that does not negate that we still fall under the same umbrella.

 

Mondays through Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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LATINAFest 2019: Mind, Body & Soul
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

LATINAFest 2019: Mind, Body & Soul

2nd Annual LatinaFest! A Festival celebrating all things Latina! Vendors, Food, Booths, Celebrity Panel, Taping of TrendTalkShow, and more!

MIND BODY & SOUL

Sunday, August 25, 2019 -- 12pm - 6pm

Venue: LA Plaza de la Cultura & Artes

501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for the 2nd Annual LATINAFEST!

FREE for Kids under 12!

CLICK HERE for VENDOR application

CLICK HERE for VOLUNTEER application

Presented by LatinHeat Media and La Plaza de La Cultura Y Artes on Sunday, August 25, LATINAFest: Mind, Body and Soul will be a day to celebrate Latinas who are rapidly becoming an economic and social powerhouse in the United States according to the 2017 Nielsen report.

A day to celebrate Latinas, this all-inclusive family event is not just millennials, or Gen X, Gen Z, or baby boomers. It is for all bilingual/ bicultural, and Spanish speaking Latinas from all socio-economic groups; from professionals to blue-collar workers, from students to retirees, all with one thing in common -- our Latinidad.

The outdoor festivities will include a live taping of TheTRENDTalk, which airs on the MEtv Network and reaches 4 million households in LA county; an outdoor festival with live performances, inspirational, music speakers and a chance to visit with the businesses catering to Latinas.

TheTRENDTalk is executive produced by two entrepreneurial women, Bel Hernandez, CEO of Latin Heat Media and author and Naibe Reynoso, Emmy Award Journalist and mother of two. We are proud members of this coveted group and we saw a void in programming in targeting this group, so we created TheTRENDTalk, and now "LATINAFest: Mind, Body and Soul."

Take a look at last years RECAP: https://youtu.be/v0ELb1ZHZco

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Black Fire Sessions: Anthony Braxton + Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Beans, Jimetta Rose, and Maurice Harris
Aug
14
8:30 PM20:30

Black Fire Sessions: Anthony Braxton + Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Beans, Jimetta Rose, and Maurice Harris

The second installment of The Broad's Black Fire Sessions, which celebrates Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983starts with a performance by legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, in collaboration with harpist Jacqueline Kerrod in the lobby of the museum. In Oculus Hall, Kelsey Lu will offer her pensive, soulful vocals, and sensual cello, and Jimetta Rose will conduct an a cappella jazz choir before reappearing alongside a trio of musicians to show her powerful lyrics and vocal styling. Beans will perform his recent politically-charged rhymes and fractured new school narratives, which create a style that mirrors a radical practice of progressive jazz in Oculus Hall later in the evening. Maurice Harris will stage a durational intervention in the Soul of a Nation galleries throughout the event. 

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2019 Nisei Week - Aki's Pup Paw'ty
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Nisei Week - Aki's Pup Paw'ty

Mark your calendars for August 11th!
Come join us for Aki’s Pup up Paw’ty!
We will be a part of the 79th annual Nisei Week festivities with our adoptable Shibas.
Location: JACCC plaza
ABOUT AKI’S PUP UP PAWTY
Named in honor of Nisei Week’s mascot, Aki’s Pup Up Pawty is a dog event in the JACCC Plaza. In its second year, the Pawty features:
• Dog Fashion Show
• Dog trainer demonstration
• Pet-centric vendors
• Dog adoption opportunities

For more information: Nisei Week Foundation 2019 Nisei Week Japanese Festival - Official

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Nisei Week Japanese Festival 2019
Aug
10
to Aug 18

Nisei Week Japanese Festival 2019

Check out this annual festival to honour Japanese culture and food

Little Tokyo, an ethnic district in downtown Los Angeles was founded in the early twentieth century. Since 1995, the district has been listed by the National Register of Historic Places of the United States. Every year in August, Little Tokyo holds the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. It includes car shows, theatrical events, exhibitions of Japanese art and culture, fairs, fashion shows, and sporting events. There is also a big parade, national contests, and a carnival. The World Gyoza Eating Championship is held during the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.

The word "Nisei" means "second generation" in Japanese. It refers to the audience that the festival originally tried to attract - Americans of Japanese descent. However, today the festival attracts many diverse groups of people. Various events are held for about one month, but the main highlights occur during two weekends in August. Tens of thousands of participants arrive every year representing the Southern California Japanese community, mostly to take part in the Grand Parade.

Nisei Week was first held during the Great Depression, as Little Tokyo was going through tough times. Issei, the first generation of Japanese immigrants, came up with Nisei week to attract younger crowds in the district and support stagnating businesses.

The Nisei Week Grand Parade takes place on first Sunday of Nisei Week. Participants include local high school marching bands, ondo dancing groups, martial art dojos, and other colourful groups. It's quite often that Japanese and American politicians take part in the parade as well. Crowds cheer at a mikoshi shrine, floats, pageant queens, and taiko players. The parade usually lasts for several hours due to a large number of participants and its slow pace.

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Long Beach Dragonboat Festival
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Long Beach Dragonboat Festival

  • Long Beach Marine Stadium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In addition to one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California, there will be Chinese traditional art demonstrations, Chinese acrobats, traditional dance, hip hop, music, and martial arts performances. Join for fun, food, and excitement!

Check the website for detail and costs.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Black Fire Sessions: Roscoe Mitchell + Brett Carson, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Busdriver, Teebs, and Mecca Vazie Andrews
Jul
17
8:30 PM20:30

Black Fire Sessions: Roscoe Mitchell + Brett Carson, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Busdriver, Teebs, and Mecca Vazie Andrews

The first of two Black Fire Sessions kicks off at The Broad with a performance by Roscoe Mitchell (co-founder of The Art Ensemble of Chicago and AfriCOBRA collaborator) with Brett Carson (world-renowned pianist) to celebrate the landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Joining them throughout the evening are three other Los Angeles-based musicians who experiment with the language of jazz. Busdriver, who ingeniously moves between funk, rap, and scat will perform in Oculus Hall and Georgia Anne Muldrow will present a labyrinth of vocals, keyboards, and other instruments, her partner, Declaime. In the lobby, Teebs will layer and manipulate recordings into his signature "beat music.” Mecca Vazie Andrews will animate the galleries of Soul of a Nation through three distinct movement and dance pieces. 

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39th Lotus Festival
Jul
13
to Jul 14

39th Lotus Festival

This year we are celebrating the people and culture of Thailand. This event is one of the City’s largest festivals and is a celebration which promotes awareness and understanding of the contributions made by the Asian Pacific Islanders people to our city and the local and surrounding communities.

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626 Night Market
Jul
5
to Jul 14

626 Night Market

626 Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people come together to eat, drink and socialize. The iconic Southern Californian event features 300+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages with up to 100,000 attendees per 3-day weekend.

July 5 – 7
July 12 – 14

4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight

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Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Jun
16
to Sep 29

Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing will be the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea.

 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,
Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adults – $15, Seniors – $10, Members, Students with valid ID, and Children – Free
LA County residents receive free general admission after 3 p.m. weekdays

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Makoto Taiko: 20th Anniversary Concert
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Makoto Taiko: 20th Anniversary Concert

  • Arcadia Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Makoto Taiko in celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Cultural treasure Makoto Taiko’s awe-inspiring performance of traditional Japanese taiko drumming is a powerful experience for all cultures and the entire family to enjoy. Shoji Kameda, Grammy-nominated taiko musician, composer, and producer will join the Makoto ensemble as a guest artist.

 

Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m.

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Lummis Day Festival
May
31
to Jun 2

Lummis Day Festival

The Lummis Day Festival celebrates the patchwork of cultures that enriches the city. Artists represent Latino, Tagalog, Native American, Anglo, and African American traditions. Music includes blues, rock, banda, salsa, jazz, and country. Dance troupes represent Philippine, Mexican, Pacific Island, Irish, and jazz dance traditions. Poets, painters, and culinary artists – all with local connections – add to the Festival’s collection of cultures.

 

Various Locations in Highland Park including Avenue 50 at York Blvd, Sycamore Grove Park and Lummis Home

Check website for event locations and time

10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America
May
25
to Oct 20

At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America

  • Japanese American National Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a multi-media exhibition that explores and celebrates the emergence of a politically defined Asian Pacific American consciousness and identity. At First Light chronicles the transformation of the un-American categorization of “Oriental” to the political identity of “Asian Pacific American” that rejected racist stereotypes, stood up for human rights, recovered lost histories, and created new cultural expressions.

 

Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

 

Adults – $10, Seniors and Youth – $6
Members and Children under 5 – Free
Admission Free Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Baisakhi Celebration 2019
Apr
14
7:00 AM07:00

Baisakhi Celebration 2019

  • Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baisakhi observes the major event in the history of the Sikhs with formation of Khalsa (Sovereign) that happened at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab in 1699 AD under the command of the Tenth Master of the Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh. Khalsa, literally meaning ‘Pure’ also ‘Sovereign’, refers to the community of initiated Sikhs. Thousands of Sikhs and friends from diverse communities gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center to celebrate the Birth anniversary of the Khalsa. Sikhs express their devotion through singing of “Kirtan” or Spiritual Hymns. Sikh Parade or “Nagar Kirtan” procession is held, led by the five beloved ones and presided by the Sikh Scripture, Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Traditional Sikh martial arts “Gatka” is exhibited to signify the high spirit of the Sikhs. Community Kitchen serves free meals called “Langar” to all the visitors.

All are welcome to celebrate Baisakhi with the Sikhs. Greet the Sikhs with “Sat Sri Akal”, common salutation used by the Sikhs, which means “God’s name is forever and True”.

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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Apr
11
to Apr 14

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

  • Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will present a diverse and prestigious lineup lineup of narrative and documentary features, shorts, and gala events during its 17th annual event taking place April 11-14 at Regal L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Full details are available online at www.indianfilmfestival.org.

The festival will open with a tribute and moderated discussion with legendary Indian actress Tabu, paired with a screening of her latest film ANDHADHUN directed by IFFLA alum Sriram Raghavan. Known to her millions of fans worldwide for her intense, masterful performances, Tabu is regarded as one of the most talented Indian actors of her generation.

Widely recognized as the premiere global showcase for groundbreaking Indian cinema, IFFLA 2019 will feature three world premieres, two North American premieres, two U.S. premieres, and 11 Los Angeles premiere screenings. The impressive lineup represents 9 languages, and includes a diverse collection of female and first-time filmmakers along with festival alumni returning with their latest projects.
Gala tickets and passes as well as regular screening tickets are now available at www.indianfilmfestival.org.

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2019 San Fernando Valley Festival Of Colors Van Nuys, CA
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

2019 San Fernando Valley Festival Of Colors Van Nuys, CA

Event will be held on April 20, 2019. Celebrating ancient Indian tradition, this festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. You'll find people singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. There will be non stop live music from great bands, yoga, mantras, dance, cuisine, and the throwing of colors. Enjoy vegetarian cuisine and fun activities. Hours: 11am-4pm

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Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands
Apr
1
to Jun 30

Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights Masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life.

Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Adults – $15, Seniors and Students – $12,
Members and Children under 12 – Free,
Admission for Santa Ana residents Free on Sundays

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Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited
Apr
1
to Jul 14

Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited

  • USC Pacific Asia Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The exhibition presents all of Kōkei’s actor prints from 1984-1993. Because the artist limited his editions, such a complete collection is unprecedented. To explore the broader contours of Kabuki actor prints, Kōkei’s work contextualized by actor prints by Sharaku as well as two-dozen by contemporary Japanese and western artists. This comparative material is loaned from a leading private collection of modern Kabuki portraits.

 

Wednesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Adults – $10, Seniors, Students & Educators – $7,  Children (under 17) & museum members – Free

Free on Thursday from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. and the second Sunday of month

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Journeys
Apr
1
to Jun 30

Journeys

  • Chinese American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A narration of Chinese immigration to the U.S. with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles. The exhibition is outlined into four distinct time periods, each period is defined by important immigration law and event, accompanied by a brief description and a short personal story about a local Chinese American and their experiences in that particular historical period.

 

Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free

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Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy
Apr
1
to Jun 30

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy

Journey back through 5,000 years of history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife.

 

Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Adults – $15, Seniors and Students – $12,
Members and Children under 12 – Free,
Admission for Santa Ana residents Free on Sundays

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Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Apr
1
to Jun 30

Common Ground: The Heart of Community

  • Japanese American National Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, 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.

 

Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

 

Adults – $10, Seniors and Youth – $6,
Members and Children under 5 Free,
Admission Free Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Island Ink: Tattoo Traditions of the Pacific
Apr
1
to Jun 30

Island Ink: Tattoo Traditions of the Pacific

  • Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a new exhibition on both customary and contemporary Pacific Tattoo. This is a new exhibition on both customary and contemporary Pacific tattoo. Tattooing was a natural part of life in the Pacific where one had the time, the temperament, and skill to bring it to a high degree of perfection. In recent years Islanders are once again taking pride in the cultural heritage and reviving many of the traditional arts, including the tattoo.

 

Wednesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Adults – $5, Seniors & Students – $3, Members & Children under 12 – Free

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Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria
Apr
1
to Aug 18

Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria

This exhibit from Ottoman Syria explores the region’s textile production during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Syria was an international hub for the trade and production of handwoven cloth. With a focus on the social and seasonal contexts in which garments were worn by men, women, and children, the exhibition’s presentation of these distinguished textiles enables audiences to engage with Syrian culture and weaving techniques from a bygone era.

 

Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

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