15 Ways to Get Right this Week in LA!


It's goin' up this week in LA!
From Afro Ball to hella lit day parties,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered.

Screening and Panel: Far Out Black


Thurs. May 17 | 7PM-9PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

In conjunction with the exhibition Gary Simmons: Fade to Black, Far Out Black features Afrofuturist short films that present visions of the future that are complex, unique, and vibrant. The panel following the screening includes filmmakers Buki Bodunrin, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Donovan Vim Crony, and Keith Josef Adkins. 

For more info, click here.

Crush on You


Thurs. May 17 | 10PM-2AM | FREE
A Simple Bar | 3256 Cahuenga Boulevard West | Los Angeles, CA 90068

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! Music by Love GMA$$ Appeal, + Tiger

To RSVP, click here.

The Most Wanted Comedy Show

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Fri. May 18 | 9PM-11PM | $10 Advance (Open Bar included) 
262 South Los Angeles St.Los Angeles, CA 90012

A comedy show for the outlaws and the culture. Hilary referred to them as super predators. Trump more than likely has them blocked on Twitter. Our line up of comedians are breaking the rules in Hollywood and your Republican grandma's expectations to put on a dope show for you and the homies.

For tickets, click here.

This Never Happenns


Fri. May 18 | 10PM
The Standard Hollywood | 8300 Sunset Blvd. WeHo, CA

If Drake, Kayranada and Sean Paul threw a party it would feel like this.
Start the weekend off right. See you soon!

To RSVP, click here.

Katt Williams Live!


Fri. May 18 | 8PM-11PM | $50+
Microsoft Theater | 777 Chick Hearn Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90015

In the mood for a good laugh?
Catch Katt Williams live at the Microsoft Theater!

For tickets, click here.

Afro Ball 2018


Sat. May 19 | 6PM-10PM | $70+
Los Angeles Theater Center | 514 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Amplify Africa cordially invites you to the inaugural Afro Ball.
Come out in your finest regalia as we celebrate African Excellence in Entertainment, Media, Technology, Business and Healthcare with Special Guest Congresswoman Karen Bass, Yvonne Orji, Jidenna, and a host of other honorees and celebrities.

Pro-tip: Use Code: BBLA for 20% off your VIP Ticket, courtesy of Black Book LA!

For tickets, click here.

Afro Ball After Party


Sat. May 19 | 10PM-Until | $20
Belasco Theater | 1050 S. Hill St. LA, CA 90015

Can't make it to the Ball? No problem! Pull up to the after party ready to get your groove. Music by Major League, Black Pages, and Tomi Tribe with a special celebrity guest!

For tickets, click here.

We Rise LA


May 19 - May 28 | FREE
1726 N. Spring St. LA, CA 90012

WE RISE is an expansive 10-day pop-up festival of art and community building. Through powerful programming, live performances, immersive workshops, inspiring wellness events and a world-class art exhibition, together we will manifest an era where youth are supported to reach their fullest potential and our communities can thrive. Experience the moving work of over 150 world-class artists that will ignite the sense and illuminate our understanding of mental health.

For more info, click here.

Forum: The Evolution of Malcolm X


Sat. May 19 | 2PM-5PM | FREE
2936 W 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005

Join Answer Coalition for a special forum to commemorate Malcolm X's 93rd birthday with a presentation of video clips, talks and discussion on the evolution of Malcolm X and his everlasting legacy. 

For more info, click here.

Higher Freakquency


Sat. May 19 | 4PM-10PM | FREE b4 5PM | $20
Exchange LA | 618 Spring St. Los Angeles, CA

Come live your best life at Higher Freakquency – an experience made by creatives for creatives. 
The crew will be bringing the hip hop, house, dancehall, afro beats, and old-school vibes.

For tickets, click here.

Bless Up LA!


Sat. May 19 | 9PM-2AM | FREE b4 10PM
UNION | 4067 W Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

Assemble the squad and roll thru to Bless Up LA - a transformative dance party dedicated to connecting those within the African Diaspora through music. This is a place of rejuvenation & healing for those seeking solace!!

For tickets, click here.

Diversity in Beauty Summit

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Sun. May 20 | 10AM-6PM | $40+
California Market Center | 110 E. 9th Street. Los Angeles, CA 90079

Join Diversity in Beauty for the most anticipated beauty event of the year! Enjoy 7 robust panels discussing diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry and shop your favorite inclusive beauty brands like NYX Professional Makeup, Beauty Bakerie and more! This year's headliner is Beyonce's makeup artist, SIR JOHN!

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available!

For tickets, click here.

Listening Session #2 with Noah Copelin


Sun. May 20 | 3PM-4PM | FREE w/ Museum Admission
MOCA | 250 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Drawing inspiration from the ’70s as well as contemporary hip-hop and R&B, Copelin has been working to create his own individual melodies, beats, verses, and hooks for a decade. Through music, he aims to heal, help, and heighten listeners. This program marks the second Listening Session in the context of Lauren Halsey’s we still here, there.

For more info, click here.

Save the Date: Afro-Palooza

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Sat. June 2 | 3PM | $25
 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA 92617

Come through to the first annual Afro-Palooza at UCI! This event will feature special guest speakers Jidenna, Dr. Nita-Landry, Damilare Sonoiki, and more! This 3-part event will consist of a VIP Meet & Greet, Panel Discussion, Black Business Vendors, live music, and live performances. Cop your tickets now!

Pro tip: VIP is highly recommended!!!

For tickets, click here.

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