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We're taking it all the way back this week in LA.
From Trap Art to Pretty Ricky, #BlackBookLA has got you covered.

Can We All Get Along? 25 Years Later

Thursday, May 18 | 7PM | FREE (Parking is $15)
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

Join Black Book LA Founder Tyree Boyd-Pates for a discussion with Reverend Cecil Murray of First AME, Rodney King's daughter, Lora King, Mark D. Craig, author of Ain't a Damn Thing Changed, and an original Parker Center demonstrator, about the legacy of the 1992 uprisings and what it all means today.

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Bless Up LA!

Friday, May 19 | 9PM-2AM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 10PM
UNION | 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Assemble the squad and roll thru to Bless Up LA - a transformative dance party dedicated to connecting those within the African Diaspora through music. This is a place of rejuvenation & healing for those seeking solace!!

To RSVP, click here.

Bow 2 The Altar | Divine Feminine Re-Arise Showcase

Saturday, May 20 | 5PM | FREE
The Underground Museum | 3508 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

Check out outstanding works of art by three contemporary artists of color raised as Free Daisy Picking 80’s B-Girls in The Land of Califa: Adah Glenn, Marcia Jones, and Ronda Brown. 

For more info, click here.

Tommy the Clown's 25th Anniversary

Sat. May 20 | 6PM | $18+
Galen Center | 3400 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90089

You wanna battle with me?
Take it all the way back to your crumpin' years with Tommy The Clown on Saturday at the USC Galen Center.

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Meeting Minds LA

Sat. May 20 | 7PM | $15-20
Loft LA Ville | 1548 S Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Light up the LA scene with progressive, controversial, and entertaining topic discussions in an interactive environment! Bring the crew to this chic, thought provoking, and entertaining club alternative hosted by Tahir Moore.

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Pretty Ricky

Sat. May 20 | 7PM | $10
The Novo | 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Pretty Ricky, Rickay, Rickaaay is in town Saturday night for a $10 show at The Novo.
Bring your vocal chords & your dancing shoes for a night of pure ratchetry.

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Dead Presidents Screening

Sunday, May 21 | 3PM | FREE
Blackout Cinema | 665 N. Heliotrope Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90004

Film lovers! Watch the hood classic, Dead Presidents, this Sunday with Blackout Cinema. 

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Trap x Art


Sun. May 21 | 9PM-2AM | $20
Avalon Hollywood | 1735 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Trap x Art is coming back to LA! Round out the weekend with beautifully diverse people, unparalleled live art exhibits showcasing talented local artists, and of course dope music.

For more info, click here.

Colors Comedy

Tuesday, May 23 | 7PM-10:30PM (Show 8:15PM) | FREE w/ RSVP
Los Globos | 3040 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

The funniest new comedy show in LA back! We could all use a good laugh, so come out for a fresh lineup including, Brett Riley, Aida Rodriguez, Fatimah Taliah, Tony Baker, and a special guest!

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In Conversation: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

Tues. May 23 | 7PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Inspired by Derrick Adams’s Network exhibition, dancer-choreographer Taisha Ciara Paggett and independent curator Erin Christovale will discuss the history of black performance traditions from the early 1960s to today. 

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House of Poets LA

Wed. May 24 | 8PM | $10
Art Share LA | 801 E. 4th Pl. Los Angeles, CA

Explore the multidimensional aspects of manhood with the House of Poets. feat. performances by Logiq, Matthew Cuban, Ronald Williams, & Shihan with a live praise & worship session.

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