15 Ways to Get Your Life this Week in LA!

It’s the freakin weekend and we’re ready for the let out.
From Big Sean to natural hair shows,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered!

Parlay Think Tank:
An Urban Think Tank on Civic Engagement

Thursday, March 23 | 6PM | FREE
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw | 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Parlay is hosting a panel on the Macy's Bridge for a powerful conversation about leveraging Millennial Black capital and social influence. Come thru to engage with like-minded Black folks! 

For more info, click here

Activism Now: Ron Finley

Thursday, Mar. 23 | 7PM-9PM | FREE
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA 90007

Come hear Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley speak about the work he's doing to start a horticultural revolution in South LA. Join CAAM for an enlightening talk about race, activism, and social change in this current political climate.

For more info, click here.

The Spot Open Mic

Thursday, Mar. 23 | 7PM-10PM | $5
The Spot | 233 E. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301

Hosted by October Blu & AKoldPiece feat. Camari Carter, Author & Poet

For more info, click here.


Thursday, Mar. 23 | 7PM | $75+
House of Blues Anaheim | 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, CA 92802

Common is shutting down the House of Blues!
If you're in the mood for a smooth night out, this is the move.

For tickets, click here.

Zuvaa Pop Up Tour @ UCLA Fowler Museum


Friday, Mar. 24 - Sunday, Mar. 26 | FREE
UCLA Fowler Museum | 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Zuvaa Marketplace is hosting a one-of-a-kind Pop-Up Shop at the Fowler Museum at UCLA to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style. Come get your life!

For more info, click here.

Big Sean

Friday, Mar. 24 | 7PM
The Hollywood Palladium | 6215 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90028

You know what it is.
Big Sean is coming to Hollywood for an amazing show at the Hollywood Palladium!

For more info, click here.

Metro Art Presents: Josef Leimberg & The Astral Progressions

Friday, Mar. 24 | 8:30PM | FREE
Union Station | 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Vibe out with Josef Leimberg & The Astral Progressions Ensemble for a night of cosmic instrumentalism at the historic Union Station in DTLA. If you can't get enough of Kendrick's To Pimp a Butterfly, you don't want to miss this.

For more info, click here.

Natural-We Community Hair Show

Saturday, Mar. 25 | 2:30PM-5:30PM | $22+
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center | 4305 Degnan Blvd. #101, Los Angeles, CA 90008


Calling all naturalistas! Enjoy a culturally-enriched hair show, jam to live music, shop local black-owned businesses, meet natural hair bloggers, indulge in light refreshments, and participate in a day full of #BlackGirlMagic & #BlackBoyJoy at the Natural-We Community Hair Show!

For more info, click here.

P.U.S.H. Experience LA
 Positive Underground Social House


Saturday, Mar. 25 | 8PM | $10
Comfort LA | 1110 E. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA

Come meet the P.U.S.H. fam at our favorite spot, Comfort LA! Enjoy board games, great food, live performances, and dope vibes! Proceeds go to the Downtown Women's Center.

For tickets, click here.

MayaNicol + Sudan Archives

Saturday, Mar. 25 | 8PM | $10-15
Parish | 2609 Brighton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90018


Join Parish for a night of DIVINE sounds from MayaNicol + Sudan Archives,
music, and feminine that will leave you feeling healed and thankful.

For more info, click here.

We Keep it Candid: Womanhood

Sunday, Mar. 26 | 6PM
CIELO Galleries | 3201 Maple Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90011

Keeping It Candid is back for another round of wine, tacos, and candid conversation. In honor of Women's History Month, they're tackling womanhood! Come explore mother/daughter relationships

For more info, click here.

Her Dream Deferred:
A Week on the Status of Black Women

Monday, Mar. 27 - Friday, Mar. 31
UCLA Fowler Museum | 308 Charles E Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90024

In an effort to celebrate Black women, the African American Policy Forum + the Hammer Museum presents the third annual Her Dream Deferred, a series offering substantive analysis on the status of black women and girls in the United States and exploring multifaceted solutions to social injustice. Organized by Kimberlé Crenshaw.

For more info, click here.

14th Annual Young African-American Women's Conference

Saturday, April 1 | 7:30AM-3:30PM | $7
Pasadena City College | 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

The 14th Annual Young African-American Women's Conference is finally here! This community based event for middle and high school age girls (12-18 years old) will include workshops, forums, and speakers including Keynote Speaker, Yara Shahidi, Kenya Parham, Sharon Cooper (Sister of Sandra Bland), Jacque Robinson-Baisley, and more! Get your tickets early & be sure to let them know #BlackBookLA sent you.

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LA Urban League Ski Retreat

Saturday, April 1 | 8AM-6PM
Big Bear | 43101 Goldmine Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Get your ski on with dope Black folks next Saturday in Big Bear, courtesy of the LA Urban League Young Professionals. There will be food, giveaways, happy hours, snowboarding/skiing lessons and so much more. Pre-order your package now to save big!

For more info, click here.

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