10 Ways to Start November Off Right!


November is in full effect!
From ultra lit parties to the highly critical midterm elections,
it's a great week to be Black in LA!

VAYA Screening
Hosted by Black Book LA + ARRAY


Thurs. Nov. 1 | 4:40PM + 10PM | $7
Laemmle Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Join Black Book LA & ARRAY for a special screening of VAYA today! Hand selected by Ava Duvernay for ARRAY, Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso's VAYA takes viewers along on a journey of three young South Africans who travel away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg. Stirring and suspenseful, the intertwining stories of these naive strangers as they struggle to survive culminates in an explosive moment not soon forgotten. Check out the trailer here.

For tickets, click here.

Crush On You


Thurs. Nov. 1 | 10PM-2AM | FREE
A Simple Bar | 3256 Cahuenga Blvd. West

Come through and find a lover or friend. We're playing nothing but
your favorite 90s-2000s Hip Hop and R&B songs all night!

For more info, click here.



Fri. Nov. 2 | 10PM-2AM | FREE
Los Globos | 3040 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Groove to the sounds straight from the streets of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Music by:
BLAQ PAGES + WAYNE WILLIAMS. Special Guest DJ from South Africa : BUBU

For more info, click here.

Complex Con


Sat. Nov. 3 - Sun. Nov. 4
Long Beach Convention Center | 300 E Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802

Complex Con - the world's largest gathering of visionary pop culture enthusiasts - is back! Roll thru for an unprecedented weekend of exclusive sneaker lituations. Come see live performances and talks from Future, Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Rae Sremmurd, and more!

For tix, click here.

Tech Cypher


Sat. Nov. 3 | 12PM-2:30PM | $7.50
Indie Desk | 333 S. Grand Ave #3310 Los Angeles, Ca 90071

What happens when you combine Hip Hop, Technology, and Culture? You get Tech Cypher! This event will explore the future of tech through the lens of the hip hop culture and its unique origin. They are going to showcase a short documentary followed by a panel discussion, a pitch competition, and a live performance. There will also be a DJ playing your favorite hip hop jams through out the event. All ages are welcomed.

For tickets, click here.

Family Night


Sat. Nov. 3 | 4PM-7PM | FREE
Hot and Cool Cafe | 4331 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008

Family Fun on 1st Saturdays! Party with your kids, party with your parents! It's a night out with the family. Join Hot & Cool Cafe in Leimert Park Village for their 1st monthly Family Night. Dance, play games, and play D.J. Twister with friends & family. Yummy veggie friendly food available for purchase.

For more info, click here.

Silent Party


Sat. Nov. 3 | 10PM-1AM
The Marke | 3311 South Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join Urban Fêtes and friends Saturday, November 3rd at The Marke for their special R&B Silent Party experience. Vibe out to 3 Live DJs spinning the hottest New & Old School R&B hits you can find. Get your tickets now before they sell out!

For tickets, click here.

Issa Vibe


Sat. Nov. 3 | 10PM-2AM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 11PM
The Lash | 117 Winston St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

One of the most exciting parties in the city is back. Come enjoy some of your favorite R&B n Rap party ballads from today and yesterday. Plus a special guest performance, LA's famous food truck, and pop up shop by Xodak Fashion. Who Said You Can’t Vibe?

For tickets, click here.

Afrolicious Hair Expo


Sun. Nov. 4 | 11AM-5PM | $5
LA Convention Center | 1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Calling all naturalistas! Afrolicious is a natural hair convention that celebrates, educates & demonstrates hair care, techniques and natural hairstyles. Featuring an Afrocentric fashion show, professional hair panels, a Little Miss Afrolicious Pageant. Come check out dope vendors & have a blast!

For tickets, click here.

Soulful Sundays


Sun. Nov. 4 | 2PM-6PM | FREE w/ RSVP
Comfort LA | 1110 East 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Best Open Mic + Jam Session in the city is still going strong. More space, more vendors, and the same good food, good music, & good vibes!

For more info, click here.

Chocolate Sundaes


Sun. Nov. 4 | 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.

For more info, click here.

Voting Day!


Tues. Nov 6 | 7AM-8PM

Midterm elections are here and it’s not a game! From housing to taking back the governent, there’s way too much on the line to sit this on out.

To find your polling place & read up on what’s on the ballot, click here.

Save the Date

UIU The Culture Ball


Sat. Nov. 10 | 3PM-2AM | $40+
The Globe Theatre | 740 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Gather your squad and put on your best gown or tux for an unforgettable event! Join UIULA on November 10th with host Chief Obi, along other special guests, for a night of black excellence & culture. Included with your ticket is Red Carpet interviews, Customized Gourmet Dinner, Special Live Performances, Awards, After Party, and more! This formal event is open to ALL, so come through and show out!

For tickets, click here.

Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles 20th Anniversary Awards Celebration


Fri. Nov. 16 | 6PM-10PM | $35-60
California African American Museum | 600 State Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Join Black Public Relations Society of Los Angeles for its 20th Anniversary Awards Celebration honoring 20 trailblazers in communications and culture including E!’s “Nightly Pop” Nina Parker; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, immediate past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and executives from TV One, Netflix, YouTube, Warner Bros., LA Times, Cartoon Network, and more.

For tickets, click here.

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