12 Dope Things for Black Millennials to Do in LA this Week!

The never-ending quest for melanin just got a whole lot easier. If you're looking to dance the night away or vibe with dope folks in the city, #BlackBookLA has got you covered. 

Habesha LA: Origins

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 9PM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 10PM
Los Globos | 3040 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Join HabeshaLA, a platform that connects creative Ethiopians & Eritreans in the diaspora, for Origins – a monthly event celebrating the Motherland. Feat. performances by Space Monk, FKA GDNA and live sets by Senay & Mekonned Garedew.

For more info, click here.

Single Mingle Mixer

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7PM-11PM | $5
Comfort LA | 1110 East 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Single and ready to mingle?
Come through and meet someone new for a great cause... As One Charity is hosting a singles mixer with a fun twist. Wear a festive holiday hat or sweater if you're in the Christmas spirit.

For tickets, click here.

The Mixer at The Spot

Friday, Dec. 9 | 7PM | FREE
The Spot | 233 E. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301

Come out for a night of socializing, networking, and mingling at The Spot - a new joint venture featuring some of our favorite Black businesses! Come see their new retail space in the heart of Inglewood and see how you can be apart of what's happening at The Spot!

For more info, click here.

PartyNextDoor & Jeremih: Summer's Over Tour

Friday, Dec. 9 | 8PM | 
The Wiltern | 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90010

See PartyNextDoor & Jeremih in action at The Wiltern this Friday! 
Roll deep with the squad and come ready to participate in ratchetry of the highest order.

For tickets, click here.

Black Business Women Rock
Conference & Expo 2016

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 9AM-4PM
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel | 9620 Airport Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

The 5th Annual Black Business Women Rock! Conference & Expo is bringing together over 1,000 women and men of all ages, who have a passion for business, entrepreneurship and community. Experience powerful speakers, experts and panel discussions, shop local vendors, eat, drink and more all while grooving to live DJ sets.

For more info, click here.

Author Platform Building Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 3PM-6PM | $12
World Stage Press | 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Join World Stage Press for an Author Platform Building Workshop Seminar conducted by Camari Carter, Author of Death by Comb. Come ready to learn how to build a platform, promote your book online, productivity tips, and more!

For more info, click here.

Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals
@ Hollywood Palladium

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 10PM
Hollywood Palladium | 6215 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals are coming to Hollywood w/ KING. Get funked up and rock out to some of the best music out there. And Anderson .Paak was just nominated for a Grammy, so you know the turn up will be real! 

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Afrolicious Hair and Beauty Expo

Sunday, Dec. 11 | 11AM | $20
LA Convention Center | 1201 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Calling all naturalistas! Get your twist out right for Afrolicious Hair & Beauty Expo, a natural hair convention that celebrates us simply for who we are. Featuring an Afrocentric fashion show, professional hair panels, and natural hair contests, vendors and more, this is your one-stop shop for everything au natural!

For tickets, click here.

BoomYard One Year Anniversary
& Holiday Party

Sunday, Dec. 11 | 4PM-10PM | $10
BoomYard | 5419 W Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Join Large Up & BoomYard LA at Delicious Pizza for an afternoon of great Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and tropical musical vibes with delicious pizza, sangria, dancing and more! 

For more info, click here.

Radio Imagination:
Lauren Halsey & Fred Moten in Conversation

Sunday, Dec. 11 | 3PM | FREE
Armory Center for the Arts | 145 N Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

See artist Lauren Halsey and writer Fred Moten discuss their research on the Octavia E. Butler papers at the Huntington Library. New work from Lauren Halsey will be on display in the Armory’s Caldwell gallery, and an excerpt of new writing from Fred Moten will be read at the beginning of the event. 

For more info, click here.

Pieter Conversation Series:
Street Dance Activism

Monday, Dec. 12 | 7:30PM | Non-Monetary Donation
Pieter Space | 420 W Avenue 33 Ste 10 Los Angeles, CA 90031

Turn up for Black lives with Shamell Bell and Krumper/scholar activist, Deidra “Krucial” Cooper. This Street Dance Activism workshop will provide you with the foundational tools for the use of street dance in demonstrations as a form of self-care, resistance, and team building.

For more info, click here

Yasiin Bey @ Saban Theatre

Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 9PM | $35
Saban Theatre | 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) is back in the states. Catch him in action before he returns to the Mothaland. 

For tickets, click here.

Sip & Slay Holiday Party

Saturday, Dec. 17 | 1PM-4PM | $5-15
915 Mateo St. #204 LA, CA 90021

Calling all Boss Baes! Celebrate the holidays at the first ever Sip & Slay Holiday Party! This event is for the fearless & relentless woman, the go-getter with the mindset to achieve whatever she sets her mind to. Come laugh, talk, and build new friendships with women entrepreneurs. Proceeds will go to the LA chapter of House of Ruth, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting women, children, and families victimized by domestic violence. Good vibes only!

To RSVP, click here.

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