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October events invigorate Leimert Park

A taste of things coming to Leimert Park… music, books, art, cuisine

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A taste of things coming to Leimert Park… music, books, art, cuisine

Book launch: “Voices from Leimert Park Redux”

The event will feature spoken word performances from the poets of “Voices from Leimert Park Redux,” live music from the Supa Lowery Brothers, Grilled Fraiche Cali-Caribbean food truck, TSEHAI’s pop up bookshop and several special guests.

About the book: “Voices from Leimert Park Redux: A Los Angeles Poetry Anthology” is a symphony of diverse voices echoing the collective heartbeat of a community. In 2006, “Voices From Leimert Park” revealed one of the best kept secrets of the Los Angeles literary scene: African-American and other writers of color were producing nationally known and respected poetry, fiction, and non-fiction within the Leimert Park literary community. “Voices from Leimert Park Redux” embraces radical new voices, and melds them with the well-seasoned tonality of Griots at home, on street corners, and in libraries. Listen to the “Voices from Leimert Park Redux” and realize that you have just entered that safe place where truth is still being created with every honest breath.

Oct. 14, 2017, 3-6 p.m., at The Vision Theatre, Leimert Park, 3341 W. 43rd Pl., Los Angeles. Free admission, registration via EventBrite encouraged. For more information, (323) 290-2386.


Art opening: The World Stage featuring Aziz Diagne

The World Stage in Leimert Park proudly invites you to New Beginnings – A ‘Sign’ Celebration and Art Opening featuring works by Aziz Diagne. Come see their new sign and and view Aziz’s paintings.

Oct. 15, 2017, 5-8 p.m., 4321 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles. Free to the public.


Film Screening, “Let It Fall” with Director John Ridley

Converge at the California African-American Museum for the screening of “Let it Fall,” (144 min.) the recently released documentary about Los Angeles in the decade leading to the 1992 Uprisings. Following the screening will be a conversation with the acclaimed filmmaker John Ridley. This critically lauded film features archival footage and interviews with members of the Black, White, Latino, Korean, and Japanese American communities.

Oct. 17, 2017, 7-10 p.m., California African-American Museum, 600 State Dr., Los Angeles. Free to the public.


Taste of Soul Food Festival

Taste of Soul Soul Family Festival has become one of the most popular family festival events in Southern California. Last year, more than 350,000 people attended the Taste of Soul. This year celebrates the event’s 12th year.<

Oct. 21, 2017, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Crenshaw Strip (between Rodeo Road and Stocker Avenue, Los Angeles). Free to the public.


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