Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection
Feb
3
to Jul 28

Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection

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

Power of Pattern showcases over 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and panels. Organized by motif, the exhibition examines how the region’s textile designers, dyers, and weavers used improvisation and abstraction to create textiles truly unique to this region.

 

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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Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary
Mar
6
to Aug 25

Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary

  • California African American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A prolific painter, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and photographer whose career spanned more than half a century, Charles White’s artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. Plumb Line features contemporary artists whose work in the realm of black individual and collective life resonates with White’s profound and continuing influence.

Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914
Mar
20
to Sep 9

The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914

  • California African American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914 sheds light on the expansion of the city’s African American community, its challenges in a post-Reconstruction era, and its hopes and accomplishments, as captured in the newspaper’s pages. More than a century since The Liberator’s final issue, this exhibition includes rare ephemera, photographs, and artifacts that offer a unique study of the narrative of black Los Angeles.

Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983
Mar
23
to Sep 1

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983

Soul of a Nation celebrates the work of Black artists made over two decades beginning in 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement. The exhibition devotes individual galleries either to groups of artists working in a particular city — with three galleries dedicated to artists living and working in Los Angeles – or to a different kind of art production. The exhibition showcases communities engaged in robust artistic dialogues, while also revealing disagreements about what it meant to be a Black artist at this time.

 

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays & Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free, Reserve tickets in advance online

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Guo Pei: Couture Beyond
Mar
29
to Jul 14

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

This exhibition showcases the iconic work of world-renowned couturière designer Guo Pei. Featuring more than 40 breathtaking pieces from her most bold runway shows, the masterpieces on view underline the artist’s impact on the fashion world and beyond. For over 20 years Guo Pei has been dressing celebrities, royalty, and politicians from around the globe who turn to her for show-stopping creations.

 

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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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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Kaiju vs. Heroes Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys
Apr
1
to Jul 7

Kaiju vs. Heroes Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys

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

With mighty fangs, menacing horns, and iridescent gold scales, the lizard monster Drazoran crushes an imaginary city while Captain Maxx, wearing a bright red suit, flies in to save the day. Drazoran and Captain Maxx are two of the monsters and heroes that emerged from the creative mind of Mark Nagata, a toy designer and fervent toy collector.

 

Hundreds of dazzling vintage and contemporary Japanese vinyl toys demonstrate how something as seemingly insignificant as a child’s plaything can help inspire an exploration of one’s identity.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Bangladesh Day Parade and Festival
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Bangladesh Day Parade and Festival

Spectacular Parade with Big Flags of Bangladesh and USA, Horses, Helicopter-flyover, Floats, Marching Bands, and Carriages. There will be Dignitaries, famous Artists, a cultural program, Children’s Art competition, Youth Talent Awards, and Health Care services from BUFLA Charity. There will be booths and vendors with clothing, jewelry, and delicious food. The Parade will start from 3rd and Normandie at 2:00 pm and will end at Virgil Middle School, Vermont and Virgil.

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The Silent Treatment Film Series: The Daughter of Dawn (1920)
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Silent Treatment Film Series: The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

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

The Daughter of Dawn (1920)

Rediscovered by a private detective paid in old film reels, this lost silent film features an all-Native American cast of 300 Kiowas and Comanches—including the son and daughter of famed Comanche leader Quanah Parker.

Directed by Norbert A. Myles | Starring Esther LeBarre, White Parker, and Jack Sankey-doty | Restored by the Oklahoma Historical Society with new orchestral score by David Yeagley

Watch silent films the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen. Showcasing a wide variety of early cinema in the best available formats, The Silent Treatment is a long-running silent movie film series curated by film archivists Brandee Cox and Steven Hill.

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Holi Hungama 2019
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Holi Hungama 2019

  • 2575 Paloma Street Pasadena, CA, 91107 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The much awaited HTHF Holi Hungama 2019 is almost here! Join this super fun, family friendly, FREE event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Victory Park, Pasadena. Food and colors will be available to purchase at the event at a nominal cost. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss out!

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Red Baraat "Festival of Colors" Celebrating the Hindu Holiday of Holi
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Red Baraat "Festival of Colors" Celebrating the Hindu Holiday of Holi

  • Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Red Baraat’s 8th annual Festival of Colors concert tour celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi with a colorful array of South Asian sounds. Holi is marked by sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of “colors,” signifying the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. Vidya Vox opens the evening, who has become a global phenomenon for her mashups of Western pop, hip-hop, and Indian folk music. She has performed at the White House and at venues all over the world, amassing over 5 million YouTube followers for her exclusive videos.

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Color Festival
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Color Festival

  • South Pasadena Educational Foundation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A family-friendly event, in the spirit of the Indian Holi Festival celebrating the coming of Spring, that brings together our local communities and families to celebrate with food, music, dancing & fun. The Color Festival is SPEF’s alternative to the much missed annual Fun Fair, with a splash of color thrown in to welcome spring!

Admission: $5 + the cost of color

Color Bundle: $25.00 includes

  • Admission

  • T-Shirt

  • Sunglasses

  • Bandana

  •  3 bags of color

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Holi 2019 - Festival of Colors & Friendship
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Holi 2019 - Festival of Colors & Friendship

Festival of India Association

Presents
4th Annual HOLI 2019 — FESTIVAL OF COLORS

The Biggest Outdoor Party of Los Angeles

Outdoor Event, Organic Colors, Food, DJ Dance & LIVE
Performances with Many Renowned Artists…

Providing Sounds at Holi 2019
-------------LA's Finest---------------
DJ SCORPIO

------------Dhol Beats by-------------
Dholi Sunlite

--------Special Performances--------
Bollywood Dance by Master Sharron & Crew
(DanceBollywood.net)
Arya Dance School

Dance By Butalia (dancebybutalia.com)

Danzifit — Bollywood Zoomba

Bollywood Dance School by Monica Sareen

Bruin Bhangra
------FOOD Vendors-------
Murugan Mess
Tortas Las Jarochitas (Taco Truck)

ORGANIC COLORS & Full ON DESI FOOD

An Event Not to be Missed...THIS IS THE BIGGEST HOLI CELEBRATION EVER to happen in the San Fernando Valley…
C'mon Valleyites SHARE, LIKE, & Forward this Event to all your friends & INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS.....because Holi Hai Bhai Holi Hai

Let's celebrate the spirit of HOLI together.

RSVP «GOING» on Facebook Event: https://facebook.com/events/142495073077901/
Free Entrance & Free Parking

Location: Woodley Park, Section 1
Address: 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91436

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PHILADANCO!
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

PHILADANCO!

PHILADANCO! Is a USC Visions and Voices Signature Event and admission is free. 

PHILADANCO has produced alumni who have toured with Beyoncé, choreographed for Mariah Carey, and performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For almost half a century, the company has been renowned for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African American dance forms.

Founded in 1970 by dancer Joan Myers Brown, who wanted “to come back home and teach in my community and offer some young black girl the opportunity that I wasn’t afforded,” PHILADANCO is committed to empowering youth with crucial leadership and development skills that facilitate achievement and success in dance and in everyday life.

Embodying a legacy of nurturing new generations of dance artists and building bridges across cultural divides, PHILADANCO’s exquisite dancers will grace the Bovard Auditorium stage with an electrifying celebration of African American dance.

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP here.

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Black Super Hero Magic Mama
Mar
5
to Apr 14

Black Super Hero Magic Mama

When Sabrina loses her 14-year-old son Tramarion to a police shooting, she is unable to face the ensuing flurry of media attention. Crippled by grief, she retreats into a fantasy world of superheroes and arch-villains that inhabit the comic book created by her son before his death. Assuming the role of The Maasai Angel rather than the expected part of the grieving mother, Sabrina battles her enemies along the way to peace.

 

Tuesdays – Fridays 8:00 p.m., Saturdays 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

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ReflectSpace Gallery to Focus on the Legacy of Native American Genocide with Erasure
Feb
15
to Apr 14

ReflectSpace Gallery to Focus on the Legacy of Native American Genocide with Erasure

  • Glendale Library, Arts & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feb 6, 2019) GLENDALE, CA – The legacy of the genocide of native populations by the U.S. government and early settlers “remains hidden in plain sight” according to UCLA Professor and Author Benjamin Madley. Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the involvement of state and federal officials, and the taxpayer dollars that supported the indigenous genocide.
Erasure—Native American Genocide: A Legacy at ReflectSpace Gallery brings some of that history into focus. Through the work of Native artists, the exhibit presents work sourced from personal histories and internal/external explorations of Native American identity. The artists aim to bring erasure to light through brazen political imagery, subtle constructions and work that upends ubiquitous Indian stereotypes. They take diverse and bold approaches to reclaiming and redefining their history using their own narratives.

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California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865
Sep
26
to Apr 28

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

  • California African American Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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