10 Events for Fun-Loving Black Folks in LA!


April is starting off with a bang!
From comedy and art shows to Black tech and women's conferences,
#BlackBookLA is the plug.

BlackTech Weekend LA


April 5-6 | FREE
Various Locations | 
Los Angeles, CA

Presented by Samsung NEXT and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, BlackTech Weekend is a national tour offering a weekend of events that brings innovators, founders, and investors together. Come hear talks and attend workshops on: building tech ecosystems, STEAM educator resources, customer acquisition and growth, startup financial management, sales, marketing, resources for investors, and more!

For more info, click here.

Lit AF Comedy Tour w/ Martin Lawrence


Apr. 5 & 6 | 7:30PM | $50
Microsoft Theater | 777 Chick Hearn Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Martin Lawrence is bringing the laughs w/ DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson and Benji Brown this Thursday & Friday at the Microsoft Theater. 

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First Fridays w/ Jamila Woods


Friday, Apr. 6 | 5PM-10PM | $20
Natural History Museum | 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum is back with none other than Jamila Woods. Come out for a good time, dope music, and great company. 

For more info, click here.

LAPCMS Boys 2 Men Luncheon


Fri. Apr. 6 | 11:30AM | FREE
LA Promise Charter Middle School | 4920 Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90062

Calling all young professional men of color! LA Promise Charter Middle School is in need of at least 30 male mentors who can devote an hour of their time to a great cause. Please bring a new or gently used tie with you! As a group, Big Bros will teach the babies how to tie a tie.

For more info, click here.

An Ode to a DAMNed Man Art Exhibition


Fri. Apr. 6 | 7PM | $3
4838 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

“An Ode to a DAMNed Man” displays the shared experiences of Black men “damned” by the violent social structures that constrict them into hyper-masculine and aggressive tropes. Inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, this art exhibit and film screening breaks down the complexities of masculinity, sexuality and vulnerability through a documentary of interviews and series of photography from young Black men.

For more info, click here.

12x9: The Stage Play


Apr. 6–21 | 8PM | $15-20
New Collective Theater | 6440 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Come see 12x9, a thought-provoking play by Fred Thomas, Jr. 
After a fire breaks out in a prison unit, one convict is faced with having two inmates forced into his cell. What happens when a reformed drug kingpin, a hypocritical bible-toter, and a sociopath are thrown together in a cell measuring 12’x9’? What will run out first… time or faith?

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New Jack City Jam: Tony Tone Toni, Dru-Hill, Color Me Badd, Al B Sure


Friday, Apr. 6 | 8PM | $35
Long Beach Convention Center | 300 E Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

Allstar Concerts presents the New Jack City Jam - featuring Tony Toni Tone, Dru-Hill, Color Me Badd, Al B Sure, and Christoper Williams. Assemble the crew and take a trip down memory lane!

For more info, click here.

2018 Young African American Women's Conference


Sat. April 7 | 7:30AM-3:00PM
Pasadena City College | 1570 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

Got a Story? Got Melanin? In need of the right tools to make your story your success? 
Don't miss out on the 15th Annual Young African American Women's Conference. Keynote Speaker Trinitee Stokes is geared to empower young women of color to explore their inner greatness, acknowledge their worth and showcase their academic excellence.
They are also accepting Enthusiastic Volunteers (Age 20+)

For more info, click here.

New School Daze LA


Sat. Apr. 7 | 10PM-2AM | $10
1710 N Las Palmas Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Join HBCU Young Alums, Greeks, Millennials, Tastemakers, and all Party Goers for a night of nostalgia with a twist! Hosted by the dopest creatives in Los Angeles!

For more info, click here.

Queens of the New Age:
Festival of Extraordinary Women


Sunday, Apr. 8 | 12PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

Queens of the New Age (est. 2015) is a growing creative collective and live music experience celebrating diverse female-identified creatives. Celebrate extraordinary women by immersing yourself in a day of family fun, feat. DJs, performances, food trucks, a powerful discussion with top female artists and producers, and hands-on DJ workshops presented by Girls Make Beats. Enjoy performances by KING, Ill Camille, Linafornia, and more!

For more info, click here.

Originals Dialogue


Wed, Apr. 11 | 7PM | FREE
Ace Hotel
2nd Floor - Segovia Room |  929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The monthly dialogue series takes a look at the impact 'fake love' has on perceived cultural value. While offering tools to harness authentic love for economic progress.

For more info, click here.

Save the Date: You Had Me at Black Live!


Sat. April 14 | 8PM | $20
DAF Creative Studios | 2234 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Join You Had Me at Black as they touch down for the first time in LA for a live recording of their show! You Had Me at Black is a storytelling kickback series and podcast for people who simply love being black. They have one mission: to reclaim the Black narrative through storytelling, community, and turning up. Expect memorable stories, strong drinks, good music, great people. Expect vibes.

For more info, click here.

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