15 Ways to Turn It Up this Week in LA!


It's goin up this week in LA!
From One Love Cali Fest to Colors R&B and Erykah Badu,
we've got you covered.

Save the Date:
Black Panther After Party


Fri. Feb 16 | 10PM-2AM | $10
Location TBD

Black Book LA + Amplify Africa are turning up at Afro Hollywood after our Black Panther screening next Friday. Assemble the squad and roll through for a Blickity Black night.

For tickets, click here.

Chaynler Joie + Friends


Thurs. Feb 8 | 6PM | $10
Au Lac DTLA | 710 W 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Enjoy an evening of music, friends + delicious vegan cuisine/drinks at Bar Fedora in Au Lac DTLA. We'll be hangin' from 6 to 10 PM, starting off with an open jam (express yaself!) and ending with sets by Anya V and Chaynler Joie.

For more info, click here.

Frederick Douglass Now 


Thurs. Feb 8 | 7PM
CAAM | 600 State Dr. LA, CA

In celebration of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial, Roger Guenveur Smith presents his internationally acclaimed solo performance, Frederick Douglass Now. Douglass, the pioneering abolitionist and feminist, is among a gallery of historically inspired theatrical portraits drawn by Smith. 

For more info, click here.

Pan African Film Fest

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Feb. 8 - 19 | 10AM-12AM
Cinemark Baldwin Hills | 4020 Marlton Ave. LA, CA 90008

Calling all film lovers! Come catch some new content at The Pan African Film Festival - a space that represents the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. 

For more info, click here.

Poetic Justice


Fri. Feb 9 | 8PM | $18
Palace Theater | 630 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Watch the ’90s classic road trip romance in a beautiful movie palace in Downtown Los Angeles, just in time for Valentines weekend! Featuring full bars, DJ and a themed photo booth tailor-made for friends, lovers and poets at heart. There’s no better way to kick off the most romantic time of the year!

For more info, click here.

One Love Cali Reggae Fest


Feb. 10-11 | $70+
The Queen Mary | 1126 Queens Hwy. Long Beach, CA 90802

Get your groove on this weekend at the One Love Cali Reggae Fest.
Gather the homies and roll deep to experience this fire line-up.

For tickets, click here.

Macy's Celebrates Black History Month
w/ Issa Rae!


Sat. Feb. 10 | 2PM | FREE
Macy's | 4005 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008

Macy's celebrates Black Innovators and Visionaries for Black History Month! Join host Emile Ennis, Jr. for an in-depth conversation and Q&A with Issa Rae, as they discuss how Black History has influenced innovation in her career.

For more info, click here.

Back to Black


Sat. Feb 10 | 6PM | FREE
Avenue 50 Studio | 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Avenue 50 has put together a collection of predominately Black and Brown artists locally and across the states with amazing artwork all with one common thread - the desire to rewrite narratives, share experiences, capture a story that they feel is unique to the Black culture. Curated by Kayla Salisbury and Peter Woods.

For more info, click here.

R&B Only


Sat. Feb 10 | 8PM | $27+
The Hollywood Palladium | 6215 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

You already know what it is! R&B ONLY is back for a night at the Palladium.
DJ Printz will be bringin' it on the 1s and 2s. Come thru for a night to remember.

For tickets, click here.



Sat. Feb. 10 | 8PM | $30
The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA | 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Goapele is bringing her soulful realness to the Ace Hotel this Saturday.

For more info, click here.

Galentine's Day | A Celebration of Love and Sisterhood


Mon. Feb 12 | 6PM-9:30PM | FREE
Location provided upon RSVP

No Valentine? No problem! It's the season of L-O-V-E and Sisterhood Socials is kicking the week off with their first Galentine's Day Party! Come thru for a night of storytelling and karaoke fun complete with custom cocktails and cute small bites.
Grab your bestie and meet us there!

For more info, click here.

Roxane Gay


Mon. Feb 12 | 7:30PM | FREE
Hammer Museum | 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

Get lit with Roxane Gay, one of today’s most astute cultural critics and
author of Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and more, next Monday at the Hammer Museum!

For more info, click here.

Erykah Badu + Thundercat


Tues. Feb 13 | 8PM | $65
Shrine Auditorium | 665 W Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Erykah Badu is shutting down The Shrine with Thundercat next week.
Be there or be square!

For more info, click here.

Computer Love


Wed. Feb 14 | Doors open at 8PM | $20
1720 E 16th St. Los Angeles, CA

Battlecat, Tiffany Gouché, J-MO, Rose Gold + More

If you grew up listening to Nate Dogg, SWV and Jodeci, this party is for you. If you still listen to James Brown, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, this party is for you. In partnership with Delicious Vinyl & HVW8 Art + Design Gallery the ommmmm soundsystem is giving you a funkdafied gumbo of sounds, a live JAM session like never before.

For tickets, click here.

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