L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A DIGEST: Exhibit documents black life in L.A.

LEIMERT PARK — Multidisciplinary artists Alima Lee and Kya Lou join Art + Practice from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 25, at 4334 Degnan Blvd., to discuss their individual practices as well as their process and experiences documenting black life in Los Angeles.

Both raised outside of Los Angeles, Lee and Lou will address how and why they ended up calling Los Angeles home. From coffee shops and record stores to grassroots hip hop shows and college campuses, the artists will explain why it is so important to capture and share the community they’ve found here with the rest of the world as well as the methods they use to share these hyperlocal stories.

This program is organized on the occasion of “Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today,” which is on view at Art + Practice through Sept. 14, and is presented in conjunction with “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983,” on view at The Broad through Sept. 1.

Maternal Health Week

to be observed

CRENSHAW — As part of Black Maternal Health Week,” the March of Dimes and Black Women for Wellness will host “To Be Black and Pregnant in 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 12 at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power office, 4030 Crenshaw Blvd.

The panel will consist of five expectant black women sharing their experience of being pregnant in this climate. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested as space is limited. A free breakfast will be served. Information: Raena Granberry (323) 290-5955.

Library to offer

grant-writing workshop

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A free grant writing workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at the Vermont Square Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, 1201 W. 48th St. Information: www.grantbuilder.com.

Skirball offers

black photo exhibit

LOS ANGELES — “Black is Beautiful,” the photography of Kwame Brathwaite, will be on view from April 11 to Sept. 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

City sponsors

ArtsDay 2019

LOS ANGELES — Arts for LA will host its annual “ArtsDay,” from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 12 at Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. The event will feature hundreds of arts advocates gathering to demonstrate their voting power before the City Council of Los Angeles with the goal of advancing access to the arts throughout Los Angeles.

Kaiser to offer

teen health seminar

WEST LOS ANGELES — Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles will host a free interactive “Teen Seminar” for teens age 13-17 and their parents, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 from at the West Los Angeles Medical Center, 6041 Cadillac Ave., in the basement conference room. The seminar is free to Kaiser members. Registration: (323) 857-4233.

Library to offer

ukulele instruction

HYDE PARK — “Uke Can Do It,” a special ukulele session for families will be held at 4 p.m. April 16 at  the Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave. Ukuleles will be available for students to learn on. To reserve a spot, call (323) 750-7241.

Clergy Women

Toastmasters host event

LEMIERT PARK — Clergy Women Toastmasters invite the public host their Good Friday event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 19 at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive. A light complimentary breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.

Seven outstanding ministers will speak for 5-7 minutes each on one of the seven sayings. Featured speakers are Rev. Joyce L. Randall, Rev. Sonja Dawson, Minister Megashia Jackson, Pastor Royce Porter, Minister Brenda Daniel, Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls and Jean Perez. 

For information, email clergywomentoastmasters@outlook.com.

Earth Day fest

planned in Compton

COMPTON — The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District and the Social Justice Learning Institute will host Earth Day Fest 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 at Davis Middle School, 621 W. Poplar St. The free, family-friendly event will feature a day of live music, food and fun activities that promote health, wellness, mosquito abatement and environmental awareness. For more information, visit Comptonearthday.eventbrite.com.

Hyde Park to conduct

Community Cleanup Day

HYDE PARK — California Greenworks will host a community cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon April 20 at Hyde Park, 2510 Hyde Park Blvd. RSVP at haleyfeng@calgrnwks.org.  

Spring festival planned

at EXPO Center

EXPOSITION PARK — EXPO Center will host its annual Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at Exposition Park Rose Garden, 701 State Drive.

This is a free, family-friendly event that features an egg hunt, family arts and crafts, live entertainment, a public art exhibit, a rose grooming workshop and a Ferris wheel. For more information, call (213) 763-0114.

Mall to host

Easter egg hunt

BALDWIN HILLS — A free Easter egg hunt will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 20 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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