February 10 - 17
Film & Arts Festival. The 18th Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF), America’s largest and most prestigious Black film and arts festival, has announced special screenings of the award winning documentary “Haiti: The Sleeping Giant”, Culver Plaza Theatre, 9919 Washington Blvd., L.A.,
February 13 - 14
Book Siging. Charles Connor, The original drummer for Little Richard, will sign copies of his book, “Don’t Give Up Your Dreams: You Can Be A Winner, Too!”, The Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE, (310) 398-4352
Theatre. Join us as we present an intimate portrait of love through romantic storytelling and soulful music, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 West Washington Blvd., 8 p.m., $15, (323) 964-9766
Celebration. “Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-Africanism: An Afrocentric Analysis”-Book Party and Reception” , The African American Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., L.A., 3 p.m., FREE, (323) 299-6124.
Workshop. Gain insight on how to modify child support orders, address arrearages and establish custody during a Great Beginnings for Black Babies Fatherhood Initiative workshop, Great Beginnings (GBBB) offices, 3311 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 6 p.m., FREE, (323) 789-7955, ext. 22.
Education. Dr. Kwaku’s popular Afrikan World Civilizations Class begins, Yvonne Burke Community Center, 4750 62nd St., L.A., 7 p.m. - 9 p.m, $15 per class, moe info www.drkwaku.com.
Workshop. Dreaming of Justice, Still in the Struggle: An Afternoon with Angela Y. Davis. WLCAC, Phoenix Hall, 10950 S. Central Ave., L.A., 3p.m.-5p.m., $10, (323) 357-8431.
February 22 - 24
Book Signing. Dr. Rosie Milligan, along with twenty authors, will discuss and sign books, Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 3:30p.m., 7:30 p.m., FREE, (323) 750-3592.
Charity Event. Shoulder-to-Shoulder: A Celebration of African American Heritage and the Pursuit of Human Rights, Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., L.A., 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., For tickets and more information (310) 649-6040
Every Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Free Check-Up. Free H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccines available, T.H.E. Clinic, Inc., 3834 S. Western Ave.,L.A., 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., (323) 730-1920.
Girls and gangs. It’s time for a Real Change holds meetings every week at 5 p.m. at Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood, to help girls get out and stay out of gangs. (323) 606-2883.
Community. Call To Action and Accountability (CCAA): Get involved with local issues. Bethel AME Church, 7900 S. Western Ave. L.A. 7p.m. All welcome. (323) 750-3240.
Comedy. Too Funny Tuesdays hosted by Melanie Comarcho. Savoy Entertainment Ctr., 218 S. La Brea Ave., Inglewd. Adm. FREE with two-drink min. 8p.m. (310) 680-7600.
Book Club. Baldwin Hills Library Book Club is looking for new members. Baldwin Hills Library, 2906 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. (323) 733-1196.
Blues. Enjoy Joe Banks & Friends and a taste of the bayou. Uncle Darrow’s, 2560 S. Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey. Noon - 2p.m. (310) 306-4862.
Every Second Thursday.
Art Walk. The Downtown Art Walk, a monthly event on the second Thursday of every month, includes a self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, (Main and Spring St., between 2nd & 9th St.) Noon - 9p.m. (213) 784-2598.
Toastmasters. The Praisemasters club welcomes anyone who would like to improve their speaking skills. No previous experience is necessary. L.A. Shabach Foursquare Church, 4300 W. Slauson Ave., L.A. 6:30 - 8p.m. (310) 610 8873.
Children’s Reading Club. Bright Stars Reading Club helps 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders develop and maintain a love for reading. 714 E. Manchester Blvd., Inglewd. 9 - 11a.m. (310) 673-READ.
Farmers Market. Leimert Park Village Farmers Market. Fresh produce direct from the farmer. Vision Theatre Parking Lot, 43rd St. & Degnan Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (323) 463-3171.
Youth learn to bowl. Children ages five and older learn the basics of bowling and earn scholarship dollars every week at 7 p.m. at AMF Midtown Lanes, 4645 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. $10 per child, per week. (323) 933-7171.
Urban Policy Roundtable. A unique weekly open mic, non-partisan public policy forum dedicated to education and community civic engagement. Lucy Florence Coffeehouse, 3351 W. 43rd St., Leimert Park, L.A. 10a.m.–Noon. $5 requested. (323) 293-1356.
Family Fun. AMF Midtown Youth Prog. & Family Night. Win prizes and trophies bowling. Midtown Lanes, 4645 Venice Blvd., L.A. 7p.m. $10. (323) 933-7171.
Comedy Club. “Saturday Night Laughs,” hosted by Troy “Ghost Host” Rawlings. The hottest comedians every week; special guests. Comedy Union, 5040 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. 7:30p.m. Adm. $5-$10. (818) 992-6426.
African-centered activities. Metaphysical/Black Gnostic studies, Ancient Kemet, MA’AT, the Yurugu, Black Matrix Theater, guest lecturers, and more. KRST Unity Center, 7825 S. Western Ave., L.A. 10:30a.m. FREE. (323) 759-7567.
Mastermind Workshop. “Master Your Mind for Success in 2010”, Orientation Sessions, Hall of Ma’at, 7823 S. Western Avenue, L.A, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., (323) 756-7567.
Every Third Saturday
Membership Meeting. Los Angeles Community Liaison Comm. for NAEJA membership meeting. McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4101 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. 2p.m. - 4p.m. (323) 652-7117.
Hiking. Team S.I.S.—Sistas (getting) in Shape. Weekly hike through Runyon Canyon Park. Meets corner of Fuller Ave. and Franklin Blvd., Hllywd. 8:30a.m. or JasmyneCannick.com.
African Spirituality. Join us at the KRST Unity Center for a host of African-centered activities & programs including Black Gnostic studies, 7825 S. Western Ave., L.A., 10:30a.m., FREE, 323-759-7567.
Every Saturday - Sunday
Marketplace. Offering fresh fruits, hearty vegetables, hot cuisine and natural foods all at unbeatable prices! Free entertainment, children activities while you shop, FAME Assistance Corporations , 1968 West Adams Blvd., L.A., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., (323) 730-7745.
Dinosaur Encounters. Thomas the T. Rex Lab and 2 life-sized juvenile dinosaurs on exhibit. See the “walkabouts” 14 ft. puppets. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A. Tickets: $6.50 child, $9 adults. (213) 763-3532.
Last Friday of Every Month
Concert. Please join WLCAC Arts and Culture for its “Bones and Blues” concert will feature Jazz Trombonist Isaac Smith and Jazz Musician Charlie Chan. The Center- Phoenix Hall, 10950 South Central Ave., L.A., 8p.m., $15, $20, (323) 563-5639.
Watts Art 24/7. Artwork of the most influential Black artists working in California today. Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Cecil Fegerson Gallery, 10950 S. Central Ave., L.A. 10a.m. - 5p.m. (323) 563-5639.
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