10 Fire Events for Black Folks in LA!


May is in full effect!
From ultra lit brunches to Chocolate Sundaes,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered.

In Conversation: Robeson Taj Frazier and Tommy the Clown


Thurs. May 3 | 7PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

 Join a conversation between USC professor Robeson Taj Frazier and Thomas Johnson aka Tommy the Clown, the legendary American dancer best known as the inventor of "clowning," as they discuss the social impact of this prominent dance style, #blackjoy, and resistance.

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Day of Black Docs


Sat. May 5 | 12PM | $20
American Film Institute | 2021 N Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Calling all film lovers! Day of Black Docs" is BADWest's annual presentation of high-quality documentaries directed by and/or produced by Black filmmakers. Come thru to see two fire features and two shorts this Saturday!

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Turn Up Brunch LA: One Year Anniversary


Sun. May 6 | 12PM-5PM | FREE (Doesn't include brunch)
LA BIERGARTEN | 750 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014

Sunday Funday is in full effect! Turn Up Brunch LA is celebrating their one year anniversary and it's goin' up! Start your week off right with the perfect day party.

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The Re-Up


Sun. May 6 | 12PM-3PM | FREE
The Big House | 180 East 35th St. Los Angeles, CA 90011

Kanye. Wafflehouse. Starbucks. Fallen Legends. Anti-Blackness.
Come to the Re-Up to find comfort in community, and replenish your mind body and soul through meaningful discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Soulful Sundays


Sun. May 6 | 2PM | FREE
Comfort LA | 
1110 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 9002

The Hottest Open Mic + Jam Session in the city is back the first Sunday of every month!
More space, more vendors, and the same good good, good music, & good vibes!

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Fade to Black: A Day to Night Party


Sun. May 6 | 4PM-8PM | $5-10 Donation
Eugene's Barbershop | 1430 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

Love Is The Plug presents Fade to Black, a day-to-night party celebration of black life but also a space to process the realities of black death and anti-black violence. Come get all yo feels out and celebrate Blackness to the max.

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Chocolate Sundaes


Sun. May 6 | 7PM & 9:30PM | FREE w/ 2 Drink Minimum
The Laugh Factory | 8001 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA

In need of a good laugh?! Come through for Chocolate Sundaes, held every Sunday at the Laugh Factory on Sunset! They showcase a powerful mix of seasoned veterans and up-and-coming comedians who will leave you rollin'. Hosted by Comedian Ron G, Chocolate Sundaes provides a fun alternative to the nightlife scene. Music by DJ Sidekick.

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The AfroFuturism Book Club


Tues. May 8 | 7:30PM | $35 (includes book)
The Last Bookstore | 453 South Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

In need of a good read? This book club series, guided by Black Book LA Co-Founder Tyree Boyd-Pates, will explore AfroFuturism, focusing on newer titles. First up is Freshwater from Akwaeke Emezi. These are discussions, not lectures, so come prepared with your insights and questions.

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Originals Dialouge


Wed. May 9 | 7PM-9PM | FREE
Ace Hotel (Second Floor) | 929 S. Broadway

The monthly dialogue series about identifying solutions to overcome
systemic oppression will take a look at the MINDSET required for
economic expansion and wealth building as a race.

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Enter to win a scholarship to Encounter Camp!


June 8-10, 2018
Pali Retreat Center | Running Springs, CA 92382

Looking to live your best life? Join Encounter for a three day weekend in the mountains with a select group of entrepreneurs, risk takers and innovators from around the country.  Whether you're launching a new product, looking for genuine connections or wanting to take yourself to a higher level, you'll be spending a weekend with likeminded professionals who feel the same way. 

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