10 Melanated Events this Week in LA!

Summer is heating up and we’ve got the plug to melanate your weekend. From day parties to twerk shops, #BlackBookLA has got you covered!

Save the Date: Sizzle - A Sketch Comedy Show

Thurs. June 8, 15 & 22 | 10PM | $10+

Come laugh, decompress, and get your weekend started with an original sketch comedy show promoting social awareness. Performing three nights in the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017, Director Jasmine McLaurin presents Sizzle, a show created to help audiences of different backgrounds, histories, and politics become more familiar with one another. 

For more info, click here.

Save the Date: Encounter Mountain Retreat

Aug. 25, 2017 | 4PM | $349
Pali Retreat | 30778 California 18 Running Springs, CA 92382

This August, come together in the California mountains with creative thought leaders and innovators for one weekend of no email and no phones. Encounter is one weekend designed to inspire, grow success and encourage collaboration. 

To get tickets, visit EncounterCamp.com/REGISTER



Thursday, June 1 | 8PM | $10
Crenshaw Yoga & Dance Studio | 5426 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Twerkshop is in full effect w/ Jengerlynn. This installment is featuring the sounds of Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Come learn how to flip it and reverse it while infusing cardio, low-impact exercise, and hip-hop (and twerkage) all in one!

For more info, click here.

11 Days Music Presents: Wonderfully Made

Friday, June 2 | 7PM | FREE
Art Share LA | 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Wonderfully Made is a 90% women showcase created to celebrate dope sistas. Featuring 11 Days Music and poet Ezekiel Azonwu, this will be an explosion of talent, for the free!

For more info, click here.

Africa Day LA

Sat. June 3 | 1PM-4PM | FREE
Art of Living Center Los Angeles | 948 W Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Celebrate Africa Day with food, dance, and musical performances. Connect with non-profit organizations affecting change and build bridges from L.A. to the Mothaland.

For more info, click here.

Artists of Color

Sat. June 3 | 3PM | FREE
Underground Museum | 3508 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

The Underground Museum is opening a new exhibition, Artists of Color, curated by Noah Davis. Come thru on Saturday for music, refreshments and vibrant vibes. 

For more info, click here.

B-Hen Block Party

Sat. June 3 | 9PM-2AM | $15
424 E. 15th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

The origins of hip-hop meet the waves of the west coast for the pre-summer B-Hen Block Party. Leave the Hollywood pretense at home for an outdoor night of dancing, fresh vibes and drinks on deck! Ladies, forget your heels! Fellas, rock fresh sneaks.
There's no VIP. Be yaself...

For tickets, click here.


Sun, June 4 | 2PM-9PM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 5PM | $40 All You Can Eat
The Reserve | 650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Give thanks and celebrate all that Los Angeles has to offer at #ThankYouLA - your new favorite brunch series. Break bread and turn up with dope young professionals in LA. Great musical vibez provided by Kenway Live.

To RSVP, click here.


Sun. June 4 | 3PM-7PM | FREE w/ RSVP
1652 N. Cherokee Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028

The Kickback LA Series is back! Kick it at a high energy summer day party complete with w/ big drinks, great vibes, good music and cool people! Assemble the crew and come chill ...KickBack Style!

For more info, click here.

A Different World: HBCU & Greek Day Party

Sun. June 4 | 5PM-9PM | $15
The Custom Hotel | 8639 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

Calling all HBCU & Greek folks. The Cali HBCU Alliance is bringing the heat this Sunday. Come ready to connect w/ beautiful Black folks, A Different World style.

For tickets, click here.

Frame by Frame: The Media's Response to the '92 L.A. Uprisings

Wed. June 7 | 7PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

Twenty-five years ago, the world witnessed the brutality and subsequent violence that resulted from the 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings. Join CAAM for a panel led by USC Professor of Communications, Josh Kun, with Kirk McCoy, LA Times photographer; Jim Newton, a professor and former LA Times reporter; and photographer Ted Soqui, who will discuss what it was like to cover the height of the uprisings in LA.

For more info, click here.

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