Arts in L.A.: Feb. 12-26

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Here are some upcoming events FEM’s Arts and Creative staff is looking forward to!

February 8-19 – “Pan African Film & Arts Festival

The work of seventy-five artists will be featured in what is known as the largest Black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the United States.

Where: Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres, 3650 Martin Luther King Blvd., Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw

When: Times vary

Admission: $6.50 for students, $14 general


Wednesday, February 14 – “Celebrating Love for Community + Justice

We will celebrate our love for community and justice with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors and award-winning author and journalist asha bandele. Join us in Los Angeles for an intimate conversation on their new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir  The conversation will be facilitated by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA and one of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration.

Where: The California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles

When: 6:00pm

Admission: Free


Monday, February 19 – “Decolonize Your Intuition: Listen to your Gut as a Form of Resistance”

Join us as Leah Garza speaks on the importance of listening to our gut as a form of resistance.

Where: Eastside Cafe, 5469 Huntington Dr., El Sereno

When: 7:30pm

Admission: $3-5 suggested donation


Saturday, February 24 – “Healing our Hearts: a Night of Latina/x Storytelling”

Join us in Los Angeles and on our LIVE BROADCAST from anywhere around the country, February 24, 2018 to share in an evening of RJ storytelling, food, music, and community empowerment at Eastside Cafe.

Where: Eastside Cafe, 5469 Huntington Dr., El Sereno

When: 5:00pm

Admission: Free


Saturday, February 24 – “Get Out with Jordan Peele in Person!”

In this speculative thriller from writer-director Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, and becomes ensnared in the more sinister real reason for the invitation. Discussion following with writer-director Jordan Peele. Discussion following with writer-director Jordan Peele and producers Jason Blum and Sean Mckittrick.

Where: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

When: 7:30pm

Admission: $15


Sunday, February 25 – “Transpacific Borderlands Artist Talk”

On the closing day of “Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo,” join exhibition curator Clement Hanami and exhibiting artist Shinpei Takeda for a conversation on social representation and cultural context across borders. How do borderlands function as a space for exchanging ideas and culture? How do artworks take on new cultural and historical meanings when displayed to a new audience? What is the role of the artist and his/her practice?

Where: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Ave., Los Angeles

When: 2:00-4:00pm

Admission: $6 for students, $12 general


Monday, February 26 – “Master Class with Terri Lyne Carrington

Join us for an evening with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington as she performs with the Monk Institute ensemble and discusses her career and concepts in modern music.

Where: Schoenberg Music Building room 1325, UCLA, 445 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles

When: 7:30pm

Admission: Free

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