13 Reasons to Leave the House this Weekend!


It's the freakin' weekend!
From Cali Greek Weekend to Smokin Groover Fest,
#BlackBookLA is the plug!

Sorry to Bother You Sundance Screening


Thurs. June 14 | 7PM | $20 w/ discount code!
Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA

Tonight! Our favorite movie of 2018, Sorry to Bother You, directed by Boots Riley is hosting a special screening followed by an epic after party. Come see the film folks have been raving about starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, and more!

Use code: WORRYFREE for 50% off, courtesy of Black Book LA!

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Soul Passion Cafe


Thurs. June 14 | 6:30PM | FREE | 21+
HOT and COOL CAFE | 4331 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008

Soul Passion Cafe is designed to help Black Women discover their sexuality, explore their kinkiness without stigma and shame, get the 411 on dating and healthy relationships, and practice self-care and healing. Come enjoy the opportunity to share from your heart in a sacred circle of sisters without interruptions and without feeling judged.

For more info, click here.

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America w/ Darnell Moore


Fri. Jun 15 | 7:30PM | $33
The Last Bookstore | 453 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Darnell L. Moore and his debut memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. Join Darnell and his special guests, Janet Mock and Patrisse Cullors, as they discuss issues of race, sexuality, identity, class, and more.

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STILL: The Play Inspired by 4:44


Jun 15, 16, 22 | Various Times
Complex Theater | 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Inspired by Jay-Z’s 4:44, STILL explores race, family, and the experiences that shape our lives. Featuring an ensemble cast starring Lucky Mor (F#@K I Love U, Paula Deen’s Best Delicious) Thai Edwards (Shameless, Beyond the Shield), Maceo Fisher (Punk Rocker, Visage) and Kevyn Richmond (Book It!, Paper Boys)

Pro-tip: Use Code: blkbkla for $2 off, courtesy of Black Book LA

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Cali Greek Picnic


Sat. June 16 | 12PM-6PM | $10+ 
3551 Trousdale Pkwy. Los Angeles, CA 90008

Cali Greek Picnic is back for its annual four-day festival consisting of activities created to celebrate Juneteenth, promote higher education, enhance unity, networking, community involvement, education & service. You don't have to be a member of a Greek letter organization to attend this event! Join the crew on the campus of USC as we celebrate Black excellence with music, food & entertainment!

For tickets, click here.

Smokin Grooves Festival


Sat. June 16 | 11AM-11PM
The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Erykah Badu, Miguel, Jhene Aiko, The Roots, and more are playing Smokin Grooves Fest in Long Beach. Don't miss your faves together in concert this weekend!

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Come Up LA


Sat. June 16 | 1PM-6PM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 3PM
UNION | 4067 W Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

The Come Up LA is an eclectic shopping excursion for fashion enthusiast, thrift shoppers, gold grill rockers, sneakerheads, art collectors, vinyl aficionados, innovators and conscious consumers. At our monthly pop-up event patrons are able to shop, connect with local Black vendors, eat and vibe out to emerging live artists and DJs.

For more info, click here.

Opening Reception: The New Contemporaries Vol I


Sat. Jun 16 | 6PM
RESIDENCY | 310 E Queen St. Inglewood, CA 90301

Residency Art Gallery is extremely pleased to present the inaugural installment of The New Contemporaries. This group exhibition will run from June 16-Aug. 25, featuring all-new work from Alex Anderson, Felipe Baeza, Lorenzo Baker, Coleman Collins, Aaron Estrada, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Kohshin Finley, texas isaiah, Devin B. Johnson, Kya Lou, Star Montana, Elliot Reed and Vaughn Spann. 

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Sangria Sundays

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Sun. June 17 | 4PM-9PM | FREE w/ RSVP before 5PM
OHM | 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Make the most of the long weekend at Sangria Sundays – a day of live music, relaxation and conversation with dope folks. Enjoy subtle vibes, live music w/ Kendall Gilder & Friends, and Father's Day Special Endless Sangria! Whether you choose to chill inside or take advantage of the Cali sunshine on the patio overlooking Hollywood, Sangria Sundays is the soiree you don’t want to miss.

To RSVP, click here.

SoulfulofNoise Venice Beach


Sun. June 17 | 7PM | FREE
The Venice Beach Bar | 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

Looking for the perfect vibe this Sunday? Come thru to SoulfulofNoise on Venice Beach.
Enjoy live music and beautiful scenery for a chill night out.

For more info, click here.

Flying Lotus • Little Dragon


Sun. June 17 | 7PM | $27
Hollywood Bowl | 2301 Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90068

Flying Lotus, Grammy®-nominated music producer and mastermind of the exploding L.A. beat scene, will take the Bowl on a pioneering 3D space-age voyage. Swedish electro-pop group Little Dragon turn on a dime from funk and R&B to soul and ’80s-inspired jams.

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Juneteenth Happy Hour


Tues. June 19 | 6PM-10PM | FREE
Habesha Cafe & Hookah Lounge | 5066 Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

Are you tired after a long day of working with colonizers? Do you like music from the 99s into 2000s
AND the new stuff you can twerk in your chair to? Do you want to go somewhere and have a drink for under $20?
If so, this is the move. 

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Gospel Songversation at CAAM


Wed. Jun 20 | 7PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

Conversation and song come together to echo the narratives presented in "How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles." Panelists include Dr. Margaret Douroux, composer and CEO of the Heritage Music Foundation, Rev. Calvin Rhone, recording artist and Los Angeles chapter representative of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, gospel musician Donald Webber, and Annette May, gospel singer and longtime friend of the late Rev. James Cleveland. The panel provides a historical narration of gospel music in Los Angeles combined with firsthand stories. The audience is invited to sing along, becoming an impromptu choir carrying the history from voice to heart.

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