10 Ways to Maxine Your Weekend

Are you a strong Black person who can't be intimidated?
From DJ Quik to supa live parties, #BlackBookLA has got everything you need to Maxine your weekend.

Reprise: Pegasus Warning

Thurs. Mar. 30 | 7PM | FREE w/ RSVP
W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills | 930 Hilgard Ave. LA, CA 90024

Join Pegasus Warning and LA Fashion Week for a journey in music and fashion at The W Hotel in West Beverly Hills.
Jam out to a live performance from Pegasus Warning!

To RSVP, click here.

Kerry James Marshall & Helen Molesworth in Conversation


Thurs. Mar. 30 | 7PM | FREE
MOCA Zipper Concert Hall | 200 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Calling all art lovers! Come see Kerry James Marshall and MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth engage in conversation on Mastry, Marshall’s first major retrospective in the U.S.

For more info, click here.

Afro Lituation


Friday, Mar. 31 | 10PM | FREE w/ RSVP
Prospect Theatre | 6356 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Set March off right at Afrolituation, a monthly African Experience party. Get down to great music with Suya (Delicious African Beef Kebab) and face painting!

For more info, click here.

DJ Quik @ OC Observatory

Friday, Mar. 31 | 11PM | $20
The OC Observatory | 3503 .S Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92704

Bring it all the way back with DJ Quik this Friday night at the OC Observatory.
It's guaranteed to go up!

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14th Annual Young African-American Women's Conference

Saturday, April 1 | 7:30AM-3:30PM | $7
Pasadena City College | 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

The 14th Annual Young African-American Women's Conference is finally here! This community based event for middle and high school age girls (12-18 years old) will include workshops, forums, and speakers including Keynote Speaker, Yara Shahidi, Kenya Parham, Sharon Cooper (Sister of Sandra Bland), Jacque Robinson-Baisley, and more! Get your tickets early & be sure to let them know #BlackBookLA sent you.

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LA Urban League Ski Retreat

Saturday, April 1 | 8AM-6PM
Big Bear | 43101 Goldmine Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Get your ski on with dope Black folks next Saturday in Big Bear, courtesy of the LA Urban League Young Professionals. There will be food, giveaways, happy hours, snowboarding/skiing lessons and so much more. Pre-order your package now to save big!

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Re-Imagine Justice Art Exhibit

Saturday, Apr. 1 | 3PM | FREE
Community Coalition | 8101 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044

Come thru to CoCo for the opening of Re-Imagine Justice, an art exhibit featuring interactive and visual art that tells the story of South LA before, during, and after the 1992 LA Uprising. There will be a live DJ, food, as well as live art from South LA resident Nick The Artist.

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Henny Palooza

Saturday, Apr. 1 | 3PM-8PM | $50 | 21+
Belasco Theatre | 1050 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

This one's for the people! If you're looking for the turn up, get the crew together and come through to Henny Palooza this Saturday. Your ticket includes entry and complimentary Henny cocktails. 

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Super Freak

Saturday, Apr. 1 | 9PM-2AM
Cafe Fais Do-Do | 5257 W. Adams Blvd. LA, CA

Welcome to the Freaknik!  This Saturday, come get your freak on at the Super Freak edition of Love is the Plug. Celebrate this month's theme of the beauty and power of black feminine sexuality with a dope line-up of DJs who will be playing the sexiest cuts all night! Come have a blast at the monthly black love turnup in LA! 

To RSVP, click here.

Soulful Sundays @ Comfort LA

Sunday, Apr. 2 | 2PM-6PM | FREE w/ RSVP
Comfort LA | 1110 E 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

The hottest open mic + jam session in LA is here! Spice up your Sunday night with some of the best soul food on this side of the Mississippi. 

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State of Emergency:
The 1992 Riots 25 Years Later

Sunday, April 2 | 2PM-4PM | FREE
Los Angeles Public Library | 630 W. 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90071


Attn history geeks! Learn more about the LA 1992 Uprising at the LA Public Library this Sunday. Stop by for a lively discussion about how affected communities have coped and changed over the last quarter century.

For more info, click here.

Silent Party LA

Sunday, April 2 | 9PM | $15+
Federal Bar | 5303 S. Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

Come get your life in complete silence this Saturday. If you're new to silent discos, you're in for a pleasant surprise! You don't want to miss this.

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Who's Hungry Caribbean Pop-Up Dinner

Monday, Apr. 3 | 6PM-9PM
1048 S. Fairfax Los Angeles, CA 90019

Skip the cooking this Monday and come check out Who's Hungry Caribbean & Catering at their LA pop-up dinner! Get a taste Chef Stuart's Caribbean inspired cuisine and be sure to let them know #BlackBookLA sent you!

For more info, click here.

In Conversation:
Kenyatta AC Hinkle & Naima J. Keith


Wednesday, Apr. 5 | 7PM-9PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join CAAM for an in-gallery talk and conversation with current exhibiting artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle. The first solo museum presentation in Los Angeles for this LA- and Oakland-based artist, this exhibition brings attention to the missing black women in America and the African diaspora, from history to the present day. Hinkle and Keith will discuss the artist’s multifaceted practice as well the inspiration for this particular body of work.

For more info, click here.

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