*Black History Month is almost here, and instead of dwelling on the fact that our peeps get recognized only on the shortest month of the year (Yes, I just had to go there), let’s celebrate each of the days by showing up to some awesome events right here in Los Angeles. You’ll have to do a bit more research if you don’t reside in southern Cali. Sorry.
Thanks to the team at Black Cultural Events, we have quite a few exciting happenings to share.
The Clayton Cameron Quintet at The ‘New’ World Stage in Los Angeles
“Brush Master” Clayton Cameron is known as a dynamic drummer who has also experimented with and perfected the art of brush technique. Cameron has toured with Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett, as well as other legends of the jazz world including George Shearing, Joe Pass, and Joe Williams. Read more here
Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience at Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills, Hall of Liberty
In honor of Black History Month, please join us for Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills’ presentation of WordTheatre’s production Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience, a one-night-only music and hip hop-infused performance of stories by one of the America’s premier writers of fiction that explore the promise and peril of the African-American experience. Read more here
Free Film Screening: ‘Notes from The Field’ by Anna Deavere Smith at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The newest showcase from writer/executive producer/performer Anna Deavere Smith (Twilight: Los Angeles), a version of her most recent stage production recorded for HBO and directed for the screen by Kristi Zea, “Notes From the Field” takes a hard and unflinching look at the gaping open wound that lies in the heart of institutional racism. Read more here
Black Heritage Month Photography Exhibit Opening Reception With SOL (Sistahs of The Lens) at The Ebell of Los Angeles
As part of the Ebell of Los Angeles’ Black Heritage Month Celebration, Sistahs Of the Lens (SOL) will exhibit and sell photography in the Art Salon. The exhibit will run through March 9, 2018. Sistahs of the Lens (SOL) embrace a philosophy of inquiry, adventure, and exposition in their art. Five African American Women – Sistahs – come together. Read more here
Told you There is a lot of things happening in February! Let’s be sure to support our hard-working artists in their pursuit to bring us the very best in our culture.
These events are open to everyone that aims to be inspired. To learn and grow! Learn about more Black History Month events at the Black Cultural Events Official Website here.