14 Reasons to Live Life to the Fullest this Week in LA!


Lookin' for the move this weekend?
From Kiss N Grind to dope comedy shows,
#BlackBookLA is the plug!

Crush on You

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Thurs. Aug. 16 | 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.


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Thurs. Aug. 16 | 8PM-2AM | $10
Not Your Mama's Kitchen | 1701 E. Compton Blvd. Compton CA 90221

A Cheap Vacation presents VIBES, a bi-weekly event feat. performances from SmooveLee, Yoshi Vintage, Eli Red. Come thru for a good time!

For more info, click here.

Bless Up LA! 


Sat. Aug. 18 | 9PM-2AM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 10PM
El Cid | 4212 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029

This Sat! Come check out Bless Up LA for a night of music, good vibes, tribal face painting, drinks & food. Explore an eclectic range of diaspora music, from Sean Paul, Wizkid to Machael Montano. Music Curated By: Tiger + Willy Wonka + Kaili Food By: Stew & Tingz

For more info, click here.

Koloring Book Brunch

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Sat. Aug. 18 | 11AM-2PM | $15+
5426 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043

Kolor Society & Branding While Broke present Koloring Book Brunch with Live Talk + Day Party. Hear DJ Hed, Co-founder of Homegrown Radio and DJ on the REAL 92.3 FM Joy Brunson, Actress, best known for her work on NBC’s This is Us, Fox’s Rosewood, Showtime’s Shameless and the upcoming Apple TV show Are You Sleeping.

For tickets, click here.

Black August at The JOKO:
Defining Political Prisoners & POW's


Sat. Aug. 18 | 4PM-7PM
Cielo Galleries | 3201 Maple Ave. Los Angeles, CA

Who and what are political prisoners? The answers may surprise you! The community’s think tank will discuss who and what are political prisoners and prisoners of war in the amerikan empire and how to resist the human rights abuses inflicted on them. Co-hosted by the JOKO Collective and Black August Los Angeles.

For more info, click here.

Waves and Curls Beach Party


Sat. Aug. 18 | 10AM-9PM | FREE
Crescent Bay Park | 2000 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Come out to enjoy the art of melanin culture through health and beauty with speakers, yoga, celebrity hair stylists and many more at this amazing historical location. There will be plenty to do for children, family and friends so be prepared to eat, laugh, and love. Bring your picnic baskets or simply enjoy something delicious from the food trucks at the venue. 

For more info, click here.

Movies on the Green: Black Panther Screening


Sat. Aug. 19 | 8PM-10PM | FREE
Warner Ranch Park | 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91367

Take a trip to Wakanda in the park this Saturday night.
Come out with the fam + friends!

For more info, click here.

Brunch 2 Bomb: Friday Edition

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Sun. Aug. 19 | 11AM-5PM | $10+
The Parlor | 7250 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

It's that time again, the Brunch 2 Bomb Brunch & Day Party is back with a special birthday celebration for the founders Adrienne Reed and Benjamin Walker. This month's theme is brought to you by Craig and Smokey. This is what the people call a lituation for the culture!

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Sunrise Service


Sun. Aug. 19 | 2PM-7PM | $10+
3447 E. 4th St., LA 90063

It's goin' up this Sunday at Sunrise Service! Come get your entire life with DJ sets by Owl Bank$ and more+ tastes by Robert Vance (fried catfish + spaghetti plates). Come dressed in your Sunday's best!

For more info, click here.

Kiss N Grind


Sun. Aug. 19 | 3PM-9PM | $5+
Sofitel LA at Beverly Hills | 8555 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048

Kiss N Grind is back with their classic Beats & Bites event for the month of August! DJ Printz & KG Superstar are sure to shut it down, so come prepared for a good time.

For tickets, click here.

Sci-Fi in Color Shorts Fest


Sun. Aug. 19 | 3PM-5PM | $10
1435 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

Calling all sci-fi and film lovers! Blackout Cinema presents the Sci-Fi in Color Shorts Fest feat. five stunning and mind-bending short films by five visionary filmmakers of color, with a filmmaker Q&A, and craft vendors to see and buy from!

For tickets, click here.

I Am Africaan LA Day Party


Sun. Aug. 19 | 4PM-9PM
Location TBA

Get your groove on to a mix of African Music, HipHop, Dancehall, Soca, Zouk, Kwaito, and AfroHouse at the I am Africaan day party!

For more info, click here.

Black Twitter Comedy Show


Sun. Aug. 19 | 8:30PM | FREE
Inner Sanctum Stage | 5419 W. Sunset Blvd.

Presented by Cornbread Kitchen, The Black Twitter Show is a variety show where sketch and improv teams will use some of the funniest and most talked about topics from the depths of Black Twitter as inspiration for long-form improv and sketch sets. See you in the kitchen in the Inner Sanctum!

For more info, click here.

Save the Date: Baby, Did You Cum?


Sun. Aug. 26 | 6:30PM-9:30PM | $10-35
Cielo Galleries | 3201 Maple Ave. LA, CA 90011

Have you had some questionable (bad) sexual experiences? Did s/he keep using teeth? Was his stroke game lame? Did they pull some weird shit? Well, this one is for you! Join Keepin It Candid as they explore sexual compatibility, communicating with your partner when it's bad, the do's & don't of foreplay, and sex!

For tickets, click here.

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