10 Ways to Turn It Up This Week in LA!


It's a great week to be Black in LA!
From USC Homecoming to Trap Yoga,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered.

Morning Sadhana


Fri. Nov. 3 | 7AM
Green Tree Yoga Meditation Foundation | 8227 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047

In search of inner peace? Explore practical ways to start each day with A mix of light movement, breathing practices, meditation and gratitude.

For more info, click here.

USC Homecoming: All Us We Party


Fri. Nov. 3 | 6PM-10PM | $20 | 21+
Lucky Strike LA Live | 800 W. Olympic Blvd #202 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Calling all USC alums & students!
It's going up next Friday for the ultimate Homecoming Turn Up. Get the weekend started with a full night of unlimited bowling, games, a live DJ, and soul food by Dulan's. Black Book LA will be in the building.

For tickets, click here.

The Kiki Spot


Fri. Nov. 3 | 7:30PM | FREE| 
Kaos Network | 4343 Leimert Blvd

Join us for the launch of a new Black comedy experience in LA — The Kiki Spot! Four improv comedy teams will christen the stage and take us through a unique comedy show unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Come out and laugh!

To RSVP, click here.

Afro Karaoke


Fri. Nov. 3 | 8PM | $10
UNION | 4067 W Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

Afro Karaoke is back! Bring your afrocentric vibes and sing our lungs out whilst rocking to
Afrobeat, Reggae, Soca, Soukous, Highlife, and more!

For more info, click here.



Sat. Nov. 4 | 7PM | $30
The Novo DTLA | 800 W Olympic Blvd A335, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Lecrae is shutting down the Novo with special guests Aha Gazelle & 1K Phew. 
Get down to your fave new and throwback hits.

For more info, click here.

Turn Up Brunch LA


Sun.  Nov 5 | 12PM-5PM | $40
Biergarten | 750 S. Broadway LA, CA

It's on once again! Come thru to Turn Up Brunch LA, where the mimosas still ain't got no bottoms.
Pro-tip: Be on the lookout for the #HennyMosas

For more info, click here.

Soulful Sundays @ Comfort LA


Sun. Nov. 5 | 2PM | FREE
Comfort LA | 1110 East 7th Street, Los Angeles CA 90021

The Hottest Open Mic + Jam Session in the city is live from Comfot LA this Sunday! No Lines, No Hollywood BS. This is Southern Hospitality with West Coast weather. Good Vibes, Good Music, Good Food + a $10 Open Bar by Karma Tequila! 

For more info, click here.

Queen Sugar VIP Taping


Tues. Nov. 7 | 11AM-2PM | FREE
OWN | 1041 N Formosa Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046

Join Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay and the cast of Queen Sugar for a special season finale show taping. If interested, contact Shelly McAdoo at smcadoo@ownspecials.tv

For more info, click here.

Activism Now: Angela Rye


Tues. Nov. 7 | 7PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

Come hear our fave Angela Rye examine the current state of the nation and suggests effective ways citizens can respond and act. A leading political strategist and advocate for social change, Rye is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR, and other media outlets. As one of Essence magazine’s 100 Woke Women, Rye not only talks the talk but also mentors others on how to walk the walk!

For more info, click here.

Originals Dialogue

Wed. Nov 8 | 7PM-9PM | FREE
Ace Hotel Walker Room (2nd floor) | 929 S. Broadway LA, CA 90015

Calling all woke folks! This month's Originals Dialogue will identify 'Trading Places' to advance the economic interest of Black America. Come through to connect + build.

 To RSVP, click here


Trap Yoga LA


Wed. Nov. 8 | 6:15PM-9:30PM | $25
Downtown Dance & Movement | 1144 South Hope St. Los Angeles, CA

Trap Yoga with Trap Yoga Bae™ is a Vinyasa-style experience, backed to the heavy bass and hypnotic rhythms of trap music, and spun by a live DJ! Paired with Yoga Bae’s signature #RachetAffirmations plus an energizing 45-minute yoga set, a Trap Yoga Bae™ experience is definitely “slicker than your average” yoga class!

For more info, click here.

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