10 Ways to Get Lit this Week in LA!

It's goin up in LA this week!
From Wale to Beach Party Turn-Ups, 
#BlackBookLA has got you covered!

Black Book LA Link + Up

Wed. May 17 | 8PM-10PM | FREE
Comfort LA | 1110 E. 7th St. LA, CA

It's that time again! Black Book LA is linking up at Comfort LA to vibe with our followers from around the city. We'll have a live DJ on deck, along with games, the best wings in town, and dope conversation. Whether you're coming for the food or the fun, you don't want to miss this!
Come meet the founders & find out what Black Book LA is all about. 

To RSVP, click here.

Music & Fleas: Vendor Opportunity 

June 10 | 12PM-6PM
DSR Studios | DTLA

Calling all vendors! DSR Studios is looking for vendors & small businesses to participate in Music & Fleas at their space in DTLA. This will be a great opportunity to mix & mingle with new folks. If interested, email dsrpublicrelations@gmail.com for more info.

Be sure to let them know #BlackBookLA sent you!

Arthur Jafa's Dreams Are Colder Than Death

Thurs. May 11 | 7PM | $15
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA | 152 North Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Arthur Jafa is serving up all the heat with his 2014 documentary, Dreams Are Colder Than Death. The film asks what it means to be Black in 21st-century America. Saidiya Hartman, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University will intro the doc and engage a lively Q&A following the screening.

For more info, click here.

Wale @ The Novo

Friday, May 12 | 8PM | $20+
The Novo DTLA | 800 W Olympic Blvd. Ste Los Angeles, CA 90015

Black is beautiful, Black is gold!
Vibe out with Wale at The Novo this Friday. 

For tickets, click here.

Amplify Africa Beach x Bonfire Party

Saturday, May 13 | 12PM-7PM | FREE w/ RSVP
Dockweiler Beach

Start your summer off right with an epic Beach x Bonfire Party at Dockweiler Beach! Dance to dope Afrobeats, enjoy fun games, Suya and watch the Sunset. Food and drinks will be available for sale, but feel free to BYOB.

For more info, click here.

The Loft Sessions: Celebrating Afro-Womxnism

Saturday, May 13 | 9PM -2AM| $5
736 Crocker St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

It's Afro Womxnist week at The Loft Sessions - a quarterly event series created for and by black artists.. Come thru for dope art, fresh DJ sets, and live performances from Melody Reyne, The Riot, and more! 

For more info, click here.

Sacred Twerk Class

Sunday, May 14 | 6PM | $15
Sugar Shack

Sacred Twerk is about allowing yourself to reconnect to your roots and reclaim your womb. Come learn stretches, yoga positions, chakra grounding/centering, butt isolations, and more! It is a overall healing space for women. All those who identify as women are welcomed! Come with a open mind and release your worries at the door! 

For more info, click here.

Workshop: Meditation Guru

Tuesday, May 16 | 7PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

Join instructor Kenetia Lee for a mindful meditation session against the backdrop of "Network Guru," a work by Derrick Adams that invites viewers to experience self-reflection and meditation. Through exercises and stories, this workshop will help participants achieve inner peace, clear their thoughts, and feel more present. 

For more info, click here.

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.

For more info, click here.

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.

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