• Barbara's highly anticipated performance space (and she's a Leimert Park Beat supporter - THANKS)
• An exhibition space funded by the Eileen Harris Norton Foundation will exhibit art and educate local children about how art can expand their learning experiences. Local artists and selections from her large collection will be highlighted, her assistant clarified. new gallery brought to you by the same people who brought us the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.
Maverick's Flat restaurant and nightclub was named a Los Angeles historic cultural monument in recognition of the role it played in the city's pioneering black music scene with such acts as the Fifth Dimension, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Commodores and Parliament. But it's been closed for years - until last week. (More history from Ivory Shehee)
"People around here are not going to have to drive to Beverly Hills for a good steak and fine wine anymore," developer Curtis Fralen told Sahagun.
Not all the changes are positive: Obinne Onyeador is closing his African art store.
"I'm closing the place down," Onyeador told Sahagun. "A few years ago, I was selling $5,000 worth of art a month to people who wanted to make their homes look nicer. Now, many of those same people are unemployed and losing their homes, and I can't make the rent anymore."
Still local businesses agreed to contribute to a special assessment for streetlights, surveillance cameras, tree trimming and street cleaning services.
"Lots of hard work is starting to pay off in ways which will, in the long term, broaden our economic base," Brenda Shockley, president of Community Build, told Sahagun. "Our vision: a robust intersection of commerce and African American art and culture for the community and the city to build on."
Join the Angeles Mesa library for an annual holiday celebration. Enjoy storytelling by Michael McCarty starting at 1:30p, holiday singing by the youth volunteers, Arts & Crafts and much more. This occasion offers Friends and the community an opportunity to explore the library with friends, family, and community partners.See More
The Music Center welcomes classically trained hip-hop violin duo, “Black Violin” to BP Hall in The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. Credited for melding the traditional with popular culture, the three-time Apollo-winning “Black Violin” has created a new musical category with a groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass. Hailing from South Florida, the duo – Wilner “Wil-B” Baptiste…See More
FREE event is solely focused on Holistic/Alternative/Natural Health & Wellness. Attendees looking to evaluate health practitioners, naturopaths, healing modalities, supplements, health foods, gadgets, books, literature, water purifiers, natural skin & hair care products, fitness, environmentally friendly products, or any other like minded services and meet with vendors one-on-one! Register for FREE at www.eventbrite.com Vendors Applications now…See More
The Latina Dance Theater Project and the Bootleg Theater are proud to present the BlakTina Festival, the first Los Angeles dance festival to focus on celebrating emerging and mid-career Black and Latina(o) choreographers.…
Your L.A. tradition! Perfect for the whole family, more than 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show. Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free. West LA-based companies include Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, directed by former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami; Invertigo Dance Theatre, performing “Mishpachah” (Hebrew for “family”), a dance portraying…
’Tis the season at the 3rd annual “Downtown Culver City Third Wednesday Neighborhood-wide ‘Holiday Happy Hour.’” Celebrate yuletide spirit and goodwill for all under the sparkling lights of the boulevards and the Culver City Christmas Tree. Make merry with free samples, discounts and a sleigh-full of holiday drink specials at area bars and dining establishments. Stuff your stocking using Third Wednesday discounts…
Helms Design District Vintage Boutique will hold a Vintage Summer Bargain Boutique this Saturday, December 14, from 10 am to 4 pm -- at the LightSpace Studio at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.
The Helms Design District Vintage Boutique, part pop-up shop, part clothing expo -- a…
The concept is ... you purchase a ticket for 99$. The ticket admits you, plus one guest, to the party which is located on Electric Avenue. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. AND, you walk out with a piece of original art made by one of six artists on a first come, first served basis. Bios of the artists, and tickets can be purchased via the link below. http://99dollargallery.tumblr.com/
Join leading minority business enterprise expert Denise Burgess, president and general manager of multimillion-dollar construction services firm Burgess Services, for a presentation on expanding your business following Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification. Denise Burgess’ expertise in small business has helped her Denver-based company secure contracts locally and nationally, as well as with government and private entities. RSVP by January 3rd by emailing…See More