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On – Going & Continuing Events

Weekends, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce and artisan goods, featuring locally grown favorites. Ties into the mall’s health initiative promoting wellness in the Crenshaw community. The B Fit program includes weekly Zumba, cardio kick and yoga classes, blood pressure screens and annual health & wellness fairs. Contact Sustainable Economic Enterprises for more info:

Sundays, RAC-LA Food Program (El Programa Comida) Revolutionary Autonomous Communities, 1-5p, SE corner of Wilshire Bl & Parkview St, LA 90057, free produce distribution. httpss://

Sundays, Serve the People LA, 4-6p, Mariachi Plaza, 1817 E 1st St, LA 90033. STPLA free food & clothing distributions (along with books, shoes, etc). We also engage the community on happenings around the neighborhood and city, learn about grievances and provide legal services with help from the LA Ctr for Community Law & Action. httpss://

Tuesdays, Join Black Lives Matter, Stop LAPD Spying and allies at LA Police Commission meeting at LAPD HQ, 9:30a, 100 W. 1st St to speak out against racist police murders with impunity. See agenda, schedule here:

Tuesday evenings, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition meets at LA CAN HQ. – see website for weekly meeting topics. httpss://

Wednesdays, 4-6p, Black Lives Matter-led vigil outside DA Jackie Lacey’s office with families who have lost loved ones to police & sheriff’s deputies. DA Lacey has not indicted a single law enforcer for any of over 400 murders by local police & deputies. 211 W. Temple.

Wednesdays, 6-7:30p, LA CAN Legal Clinic, LA CAN, 838 E. 6th St. LA, CA 90021. Free Legal Clinic for Low-Income Residents. Must sign-in before 6:15p. For more info, call 213.228.0024

Third Eye Thursdays, 3rd Thurs each month, 5-8p, hosted by Youth Justice Coalition, Chuco’s Justice Ctr, 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood 90302 (3 blks w., 1 blk n. of Florence & Crenshaw) YJC is moving soon!. Welcomes people home from juvenile halls, jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers. Build stronger youth and community leadership among people who have family members killed or injured by law enforcement; people currently or formerly incarcerated and family members of people inside; people facing or fighting deportation. httpss://

Fridays, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace breakfast forum, 7-9a, Immanuel Presbyterian, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90010. For donation, bring packaged food for the church food pantry. Weekly Friday Forums are the lifeline of ICUJP. We have guest speakers, share reflections, plus coffee and bagels to start off your morning! All invited to join us (yes that is 7 AM!)

Fridays, 5-6p, a lively Vigil for Peace & Justice, sponsored by KPFK 90.7FM-LSB Outreach Committee & friends. Join us for a fun time outreaching & making noise at Sunset Blvd & Echo Park Ave. Bring your signs…

Every 1st and 3rd Friday, LA Poverty Department Movie Nights at the Museum, 7p, Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA 90012. Free screenings, popcorn, coffee & conversation about issues that are important to Skid Row and downtown community. Skid Row History Museum & Archive programming is made possible with the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

1st Friday of the month, LA FOR YOUTH, 4- 6p, 1726 N. Spring St, LA 90013.

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, SOLA Food Co-Op at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Farmers Market. This Co-op is unique, because it’s planning to open the first-ever Organic Grocery in Leimert Park Community. You can become a member.

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 2-4pm (Dec. 1st /15th, 29th) End Homelessness Now is a grassroots campaign to pressure LA City and County public officials to use their vacant properties for large-scale, permanent, quality public housing to end the homelessness catastrophe in LA. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA 90018, just west of Arlington Ave., free street parking. Info:, 323-732-6416

Thru Jan. 6, 2019, Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. Open 11-8, Tues.- Fri.; 11-5, Sat-Sun. Most comprehensive West Coast exhibition of the work of Adrian Piper, featuring more than 270 works from the wide range of mediums she’s explored: drawing, photography, works on paper, video, multimedia installations, performance, painting, sculpture, and sound. Her investigations into the political, social, and spiritual potential of Conceptual art frequently address gender, race, and xenophobia through incisive humor and wit, and draw on her long-standing involvement with philosophy and yoga. See Dec. 1, below.

Visit the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, 12n-4p, 3500 W Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Free, reservation required. Tap into the peace and nature presents the sounds of birds and running water–leave recharged! Choose date and time at and print your ticket. Then present your ticket at the gate and reception will buzz you in and direct docents who give tours of the main rooms of the historic villa, the labyrinth, and meditation gardens, after which you may stay up to 4 pm.

Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A., Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., LA 90007. 213-763-DINO. Chicana artist Barbara Carrasco’s 80-foot panoramic mural L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective, censored and halted by the former LA Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in 1981, when the artist refused to remove 14 depictions of historical moments the agency deemed too controversial. “This was my chance to show what I wish was in the history books,” says Carrasco. Daily, 9:30a-5p except Dec. 25; $2 off with valid Metro Tap card; free first Tuesdays and always free daily to children under two, CA teachers, EBT card holders, military and to LA county residents from 3-5 pm weekdays.

Echo Park Film Center’s Family Workshops– Join the EPFC Coop for a month of family friendly workshops and screenings at Santa Monica’s fabulous Camera Obscura, celebrating its 120th Anniversary! See Dec. 1, below, (213) 484-8846 Workshop sign-ups here: httpss://

NEW Show & Prove 2018 Hip Hop Studies Conference, Dec. 7-9, Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.  Feminism, race, gender in hip hop. free.

Sat – 1

Day With(out) Art 2018: Alternate Endings, Activist Risings, 11a-5p, screening on a loop. UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA.90024. Free. Hour-long video highlighting the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today, featuring compelling short videos from ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY, representing strategies from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.

Project Rebound: Assisting the Formerly Incarcerated Who Seek a University Education, 12n-2p, Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Ave., LA 90064. 310-840-2142. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event. Romarilyn Ralston,director of Project Rebound at CSU Fullerton, will discuss the mission and services of this project which offers resources and connections to the formerly incarcerated who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree.

Tour: Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016,1 p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA.90024. Free. UCLA student educators lead a tour of the retrospective exhibition. Piper’s transformative work has shaped the form and content of Conceptual art since the 1960s. See On-Going Events, above.

Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere drop-in dialogue, 1-4p, every 1st Sat of month, Santa Monica. Email for details.

Poor People’s Hearing, Impact of Homelessness on Women/Children hosted by California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and LA CAN, 2–4p, 838 E 6th St, LA 90021. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is a multi-racial movement fighting the 4 pillars of evil: poverty, racism, a war economy and environmental devastation. PPC has called for a series of Poor People’s Hearings. In LA, the PPC is partnering with LA Community Action Network (LACAN) for this local hearing in Skid Row, one in a series of Poor People’s Hearings. httpss://

Let’s Talk About Puerto Rico, 2–4p, 811 E 7th St, Long Beach 90813. Puerto Ricans in Action is teaming up with LB Birthworkers of Color Collective to host our next “Let’s Talk About Puerto Rico.” Focus is on maternal health crisis and birth disparities pre & post-Hurricane María, with a guest speaker from Centro MAM, Mujeres Ayudando Madres. A fundraiser for Centro MAM. We will be accepting donated supplies and will post a list of needed items soon. httpss://

EPFC 17th Anniversary Salon, 4p-12m, EPFC, 1200 N Alvarado St, LA 90026. Celebrate 17 years of the Echo Park Film Center with films, videos music, music videos, performances, poetry, snacks, and more more more stretching from the late afternoon until midnight. Sliding scale donations in any amount go towards keeping EPFC operations up and running for the year to come! Come on down and share the love! (213) 484-8846

Cinematic Stocking Stuffers Workshop in conjunction with Repair Café, 12-4p, Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401. FREE! Need some last-minute handmade holiday gifts? Learn how to make some fun cinematic stocking stuffers (Flip books! Viewmaster! Kaleidoscopes!)
Sun – 2

Palestrina Ensemble, A Joyous Noel, 4p, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., LA 90066. Free! A concert of ensemble and solo music. 310-644-7440

What If Women Ruled The World? The Fall 2018 EPFC Youth Class Premiere! Potluck at 5p, screenings, 6p. Free. EPFC, 1200 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026. We asked this question as a starting point to re-examine the history of non-fiction filmmaking. Using only works made by women-identified artists and filmmakers, we focused on viewing and discussing works that emphasize personal lived experiences and perspectives as the source for art. Students in the class Each produced their own non-fiction personal Super 8 films, discovering how their own lives and experiences can be a powerful source for making art. Filmmakers in attendance!

Celebrating 7 Years of Resilience–Committee for Racial Justice, 6-8:30p, Virginia Ave. Park, Thelma Terry Bldg, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica 90404. Potluck, 6; program, 6:30. Childcare. With music and spoken word, celebrating over 7 years of concerted activity on behalf of racial justice, including leading monthly workshops for education, inspiration, training and advocacy, despite attempts by white supremacists to shut them down. Words of encouragement from guest Pastor Stephen “Cue” Jn-Marie, of Skid Row Church Without Walls, organizer with CLUE, Black-Jewish Alliance, and We Will Live Coalition-A Black n Brown Clergy and Community Coalition. Info: Joanne 310-422-5431.

Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2–4:30p, Islamic Center of Southern California, 434 S. Vermont Ave, LA, 90020. Interactive exercise exploring the UDHR, led by Carol Frances Likins of the ICUJP, a retired teacher and member of UTLA. Plus a panel and Q/A exploring how the UDHR can be used as tools in our struggles: Kenyatta Baker-Allgood, of the Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative (Muslim-ARC); Estee Chandler, of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP); Joseph Prabhu of the Southern California Committee for a Parliament of World Religions (SCCPWR).

Mon – 3

Cold War, and Q&A with Pawel Pawlikowski, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Academy Award winner Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida), returns with an intricate love story infused with music and the geopolitical peril of the late 1940’s and early 1960’s, in both Eastern and Western Europe. Pawlikowski was named Best Director at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for Cold War, which is said to be based on his parent’s own story.

Tue – 4

McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club, 6p, Marina Del Rey Library 4533 Admiralty Way, MdR 90292, free. 310- 306-7330
Radioactive Fallout From Latest Socal Fires? Come Hear Why and Much More, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230, Free Event. Speakers: Denise Duffield: Associate Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA); Prof. Harvey Wasserman: Hosts KPFK’s California Solartopia Show. The Woolsey fire probably started at the nuclear-contaminated Santa Susana Knolls near Rocketdyne.

Wed – 5

Widows, and Q&A with director Steve McQueen, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Steve McQueen brings considerable artistic force to a transfixing tale of betrayal, revenge, and self-discovery. Oscar winner Viola Davis leads ensemble of women and men who must face the consequences of lives shackled by lies and attempt to course-correct before death claims them all.

Thu – 6

Memorial Services Antonio Gonzalez, 3-6p, Los Angeles River Center, 570 W. Avenue 26 #100
LA 90065. Join Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project, the Willie C. Velasquez Institute, and Hermandad Nacional Mexicana.

Roseanney Liu, Badassery 101: Ten Secrets to be the Confident Boss of Your Life, 7:30p, Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St, LA 90013 (enter on 5th). 213-488-0599. Roseanney Liu talks about how one can seize their Badassery in life. Confidence is not something you wait for others to give to you. It’s self-sourced, unlimited, and powerful. Once you have it, you are unstoppable. Learn how to unleash that self-confidence – that inner Badassery – in order to be the most amazing You.

Fri – 7

UPDATED Topanga Peace Alliance First Friday Film Night, 7:30p Veggie (no alcohol) potluck at 7:15p. Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290. The Topanga Peace Alliance is a peace and justice grassroots organization. Documentary film night the first Friday of every month, followed by an action-oriented discussion. Donations accepted.  “Magic Pills” shines a light on the scientists, doctors, and health practitioners whose work has been hidden from the public. The film examines large scale use of homeopathy in disease prevention, cancer treatment and AIDS/HIV along with very compelling scientific research and evidence to support the idea that homeopathy is not only plausible but effective and affordable.  Filmmaker in attendance.

Roma, screening at 7 p, free, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave, W. Hollywood 90069. Complimentary parking provided, Reservation required, seating first come, first served. LACMA-sponsored.

NEW Show & Prove 2018 Hip Hop Studies Conference, Dec. 7-9, Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.  Feminism, race, gender in hip hop. free.

Sat – 8

NEW Show & Prove 2018 Hip Hop Studies Conference, Dec. 7-9, Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.  Feminism, race, gender in hip hop. free.

Ditch the Workout! Join the KPFK 90.7 FM Zumbathon Fundraiser, 2-4p, at the historic Church of the Epiphany, 2808 Altura Way, Los Angeles, CA. Non-Commercial KPFK 90.7 Radio will host its first annual dance and fitness Zumbathon. Participants will enjoy the Zumba rhythms of dances such as Salsa, Cumbia, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Hip Hop and Bollywood music, and get a great workout. This two-hour party is for people of all ages, and genders, ranging from teens through the golden years. No prior experience needed. Zumba, a fun way to burn calories while enjoying great music and meeting great people. Iconic church hosted historic figures such as Sal Castro, Rosalio Munoz, and Cesar Chavez. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 818-679-5816.

Talk: Artists on Art—Paul Mpagi Sepuya, 2p, LACMA, The Study Center for Photography and Works on Paper. Free, reservations required. Note: For ticketing support, contact For this event, Paul Mpagi Sepuya will choose artwork from the Photography and Prints & Drawings collections to display in the Study Center. He will discuss why he selected these artworks and how they relate to his own art practice. Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a Los Angeles-based photographer whose work deconstructs form, style, and tradition, with a critical lens toward art history. Through the use of mirrors, collaged images, and staging, Sepuya’s photographs examine queer identities and erotic visual culture.

Snow Wonder and Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, Snow: 12-6 pm at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey 90292. Before the parade, families can enjoy MdR’s free Snow Wonder event with real snow, sledding, arts & crafts, face painting, live DJ, food trucks, and more. The Marina’s boat parade lights up the sky with a fireworks display before lighting up the main harbor with spectacularly decorated boats.

Peace Train (6p, La Crescenta Av & Honolulu Av in Montrose, joins the Montrose Christmas Parade every year on the 1st Sat eve in Dec. All who desire peace are welcome. RSVP Montrose Peace Vigil, Fridays, 5:30-7p, Ocean View Bl. & Honolulu Ave in Montrose 91020,

Screening: The World Is My Country, 7p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230. Free Parking Behind Building, Q&A with Director Arthur Kanegis, $10 Suggested Door Donation. Info: or 310-838-8131
A Well-Strung Christmas – 8-9:30 p, Renberg Theater, LA LGBT Center, 1125 N. McCadden Pl. Acclaimed quartet Well-Strung, who pair universally recognized classical pieces with pop music hits, return with holiday show featuring the group’s own unique pop-classical spin on some of the most beautiful and traditional holiday favorites from “Silent Night” to Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.” Proceeds support free and low-cost services by the LGBT Center. Info and tix, visit

Sun – 9

NEW Show & Prove 2018 Hip Hop Studies Conference, Dec. 7-9, Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.  Feminism, race, gender in hip hop. free.

Peace Activist Jerry Rubin holds his 75th Birthday Public Peace Celebration, 1p, The Gaslite, 2030 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica. Free, Free Parking. Program includes peace songs, political humorist Rick Overton stand-up comedy, and Rubin, an open mic, a cake cutting peace ceremony courtesy of Cake and Art, and 75 birthday muffins courtesy of Abe’s Vegan Muffins that will be arranged to spell out the word PEACE. 310-399-1000

Black Shoe Polish – avant funk jazz blues music with poetry, 1-5 p, John Mooney’s art studio Moonlight Glass, located at Bob Farnham’s Hampton Studios of Functional Art, 705 Hampton Dr, Venice 90291, 310-399-0999 free,

Venice Canals Holiday Boat Parade. Pick any bridge, to enjoy a close-up view of the festive floating display on the windy canals of Venice.

NOlympics LA Coalition meeting, 2-4p, 1545 Wilshire. Planning for the coming year. httpss:// www,

Iraqi-American Women In The Arts: A Reading and Conversation, 7p, Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St, LA 90013. 213-488-0599. Reading and conversation between Iraqi-American author, Huda Al-Marashi, and stand up comedian and actress, Zain Shami. After a reading from Huda’s new memoir, First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story, Zain and Huda will share their unique perspectives on what it’s like to be members of a vibrant immigrant community while taking on the taboo topics of love, marriage, and sexuality in their art.

Mon – 10

Freedom on Fire: Answers from +972 Magazine, 7p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda, Culver City 90230. On Human Rights Day, hear from a leading independent news service in Israel/Palestine about whether an independent press can survive in the face of daily threats to democratic institutions. Can Palestinians adapt their resistance? Will progressive Israelis respond? What can people in the US do? Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace LA, cosponsored by LA Jews for Peace and others. Info:

Early Carol Singalong, 7 p, St. Philip the Apostle Church, 151 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena. Join members of Jouyssance and fellow music lovers in what has become a beloved tradition: the Jouyssance Early Carol Singalong. Sing familiar holiday hits and rarities from the Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque eras under the baton of Dr. Nicole Baker. Reg required by Sat, Dec 8: $15 at door (print your own scores at home, files provided in advance) or $20 (receive printed scores at the door). Free for students with ID (advance registration required). Discount, 6 or more., 213-533-9922.

Bisbee ’17, and Q&A with director Robert Greene, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Greene’s newest inventive documentary centers on an Arizona town where 1,200 inhabitants (many of them foreign-born) were deported as part of a labor dispute in 1917. Greene captures the proceedings of Bisbee, AZ’s centennial reenactment of the gruesome incident in an artful fusion of non-fiction with musical, ghost story, and Western elements. As townspeople take on the roles of those who led the roundup, and those who were its targets, they contend with Bisbee’s divided past, its effect on the present-day town, and their own outlook on life in the US today.

Support Migrant Exodus at the Border Interfaith Mobilization at the Tijuana/San Diego border
A moral call for migrant justice – an action in support of those seeking sanctuary at our southern border.
Poor People’s Campaign and other organizations cosponsor an interfaith action of 250 clergy led by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), at the San Diego/Tijuana border on International Human Rights Day: “Love knows no borders: A moral call for migrant justice”. RSVP:

Tue – 11

Holiday Party hosted by LA Coalition for Reproductive Justice, 12n–2p, Black Women For Wellness, 4340 11th Ave, LA 90008. Come meet the LA CRJ at our Annual Holiday Party! The Coalition has a long history of engaging the community to promote reproductive health for the most underserved. LACRJ leverages the expertise of our member base, both statewide and local, to enhance the leadership of reproductive justice organizations and promote reproductive justice strategies. In turn, these community leaders leverage their partnerships and resources to seek parity in decision-making, funding and resource distribution for reproductive health programs and legislation.

Film: Front Runner, and Q&A with Jason Reitman, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Perhaps the last presidential candidate to enter the race believing his personal “affairs” would not be scrutinized was Gary Hart, and the campaign trail has never been the same. Jason Reitman directs Hugh Jackman in an engaging, timely portrait of a brilliant political mind undone by hubris and changing attitudes about privacy and public life.

Wed – 12

Roma, 7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Based on director Alfonso Cuarón’s own childhood in a middle-class home in 1970s Mexico City, Roma is the gentle and intricate portrait of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), the family’s housekeeper and nanny– a magnificent example of a master telling a deeply personal story with impeccable craft. In black and white.

ONE PEACE annual music, art & film festival, 6-11p, Mayfair Hotel, 1256 W. 7th St., LA 90017. $20 and up. Come join us & experience a magical night of music, art & short film screenings. Our 2018 festival benefits “MAMA EARTH” (Pacha Mama) community programs + #PRIDE4PI land + ocean preservation for Manila Bay, Philippines. The LIBRARY LOUNGE Live performances by Ethio Cali + special celebrity guests. Ethio Cali is a Ethio-Jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely LA.

Change Links monthly planning conference call, 7:30p. To get involved, email

Thu – 13

Health Care For All- LA Chapter 7p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City 90230. Free Parking and entrance behind the building. “Where Are We Now? Onward to 2019 with Single Payer Universal Health Care!” AGENDA: Labeling HCA-LA Brochures. 7:30 Introductions, Announcements, Events. 7:45pm Reports: 1. ELECTION review. 2. HCA-CA BOD Meeting. 3. PNHP Conference. 8:15 DISCUSSION. Our Healthy California Campaign for Single Payer Health Care- Introducing 2019 Legislation. Maureen 310- 459-9763 Dues of any amount are accepted. JOIN online at or mail a check payable to HCA-CA, PO Box 5833 Novato, CA 94948. Specify LA Chapter. Thanks!

Sandra Bernhard: “Sandemonium,” 7p, Lovelace Studio Theater at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd..See Dec. 14. https://the

The Hate U Give, and Q&A with George Tillman Jr. and Amandla Stenberg,7:30p, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from both communities, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Fri – 14

Sierra Club Rio Hondo Group-Holiday Party, 7 p, Coco’s Restaurant, 1250 East Imperial Highway, in Brea. Dinner & White Elephant Gift Exchange

Sandra Bernhard: “Sandemonium,” 7 & 9 pm, Lovelace Studio Theater at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Bernhard returns to the Wallis with her all new show, just in time for the holidays. “Sandemonium” is swirling all around you, minute to minute “breaking news.” No one knows what’s coming next. Climate disaster, Russian invasion, unhinged leaders. Have you been slut shamed? Sandra is here to bring you back from your bad trip. Soothe your aura and calm your chakras, shut down your electronics, find your mantra, do a meditation, let it all go! Sandy and the Sandyland Squad Band will make it all better. Tix: https://the

The Other Side Of Sadness – Poetry And Conversation With Donika Kelly And J. Jennifer Espinoza, 7 p, Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St, LA 90013. Call to verify: 213-488-0599. Celebrating our best and most complete selves, as Espinoza and Kelly recast the light on our own bodies, landscapes, and myths. Discussion Moderated by Poet F. Douglas Brown.

Sat – 15

March for Public Education, UTLA-initiated public rally, 10a, Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, LA 90012. Let the privatizers and downsizers know that we will not allow them to destroy public schools in LA. Support teachers, students and the community in fighting for schools students deserve, and build the campaign for a decent contract from LAUSD and for increasing statewide per pupil funding, currently 43rd lowest. httpss://

Holiday Party, 11a-3p, Strategy and Soul Movement Center, 3546 Martin Luther King Blvd. at Crenshaw LA CA 90008. RSVP: 323—903-6238. People’s Pot Luck, Karaoke Sing Off, Political Panel—Optimism in 2018, 2019 and beyond—In the face of the Terrible Trumps and the Dismal Democrats Where is the Movement, Where is the Hope? A graduation ceremony for 11 high school graduates of our Senior Strategy Seminar; a 50/50 raffle—all tickets are $2, the more we raise the more we share—50% to the winner/50% to the Strategy Center. Bring your congas, maracas, instruments, dance shoes, and singing voice.

MESS, JERI RICE interview, 1p, PRT, 705 Venice Blvd, Venice 92091, Jeri Rice is a first time film director. From a 30-year career in the fashion industry, Jeri changed course. In 2002, she was invited to travel to Cuba with 40 influential women from the Pacific Northwest, and US Senator Maria Cantwell. The group was met by Fidel Castro and this prompted Jeri to ask, “Why does the US still have an embargo against Cuba?” Her film Embargo is the result of 14 years of research. From fashion to foreign policy and finally to the art of filmmaking, Jeri’s passion for truth telling is the final result.

GMCLA Holiday Spectacular: Calling All Angels 2 and 8 p, Alex Theatrer, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The Gay Men’s Chorus annual Holiday Spectacular with an eclectic mix of holiday favorites, choral classics, and a few surprises celebrating the City of Angels. There are only three performances, and this one always packs the house, so get your tickets before it’s too late. For info and tickets, visit

Sandra Bernhard: “Sandemonium,” 7 & 9p, Lovelace Studio Theater at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd..See Dec.14. https://the

Sun – 16

ADDED ITEM NOT IN PRINT CALENDAR backgrounder on the political situation in Nicaragua, 1-4p, UCLA Labor Center, 675 S. Parkview, LA 90057, bilingual Eng/Span, speaker: Prof. William Robinson, UC Santa Barbara

GMCLA Holiday Spectacular: Calling All Angels! 2 p, Alex Theater, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
See Dec. 15 above, or, visit LA AIR: Carmina Escobar – Perdida En L.A., 8 p, EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026. FREE. Memory is an act of creation and recreation. A voice is a construct of the self. Perdida en Los Angeles is a project that explores the possible poetics of found footage and recorded scenes in the Los Angeles area, synchronized to soundscapes using mainly vocal sounds… in order to create a series of short pieces that question identity, imaginative narratives, and the process of fiction. EPFC’s fall 2018 LA AIR artist is Carmina Escobar, experimental vocalist, performer, improviser, sound and intermedia artist from Mexico City. Holder of many awards, she currently facilitates the experimental voice workshop at CalArts. (213) 484-8846

Mon – 17

Exploring Textile Art, 2 p, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605. Free! Inspired by the quilt and textile artists Rosie Lee Tompkins and Al Loving, featured in LACMA’s exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art, participants will discuss the intersections between traditional craft and fine art, and create abstract, sculptural textiles using an array of fabrics and textiles to highlight themes of personal expression and identity.

Meet the migrants at the Border, 8a-8p CST, Gateway International Bridge, 1405 E 14th St., Brownsville, Texas 78502. Possible date; see notice at beginning of Calendar.

Tue – 18

Empowerment through the Arts: Color and Mood, 11a, Compton Library, 240 W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90220. Free! Participate in artist-led workshops for women! Learn about LACMA’s collection by creating your own artwork as you share this creative experience with women in your community. Explore watercolor techniques while meditating on specific feelings.

Sorry to Bother You, and Q&A with director Boots Riley, 7:30p, Hammer, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. $20. Oakland resident Cassius Green (Lakieth Stanfield), overwhelmed by back rent and a nagging uncle finds a steady paycheck and unexpected success as a telemarketer, eventually getting promoted to an elite role selling a morally questionable service. This satirical, absurdist, genre-bending film takes a truly fresh look at the intersections of ethics, race, class, and art, creating a uniquely relevant snapshot of our current moment.

How Will the New Supreme Court Change America? 7:30p, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave., LA 90012. Some legal scholars are suggesting that the court taking shape now, with a conservative majority established by Trump’s second appointee, could make especially broad changes in the law. Long-established precedents on matters of race, sex, religion, and privacy could be overturned. The basic structure of our government — the power of the presidency, the limits of regulation, access to the court system itself — could be transformed. What aspects of our economy, our culture, our work, and our lives are most likely to be disrupted? Will their decisions threaten democracy — or inspire its revival? With UCLA specialist in constitutional law Adam Winkler, University of Chicago legal scholar Justin Driver, and UCLA Law School’s Beth Colgan.

*NEW* Stop LAPD spying coalition General Meeting
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
838 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 httpss://

General Domestic Violence Education, 7:30-9:30p, Bernie’s Coffee Shop, 6101 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Me too March International and American Indian Movement So Cal are proud to be working with Laura’s House in bringing awareness to this issue. Please join us on our first of many more educational workshops on December 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Domestic violence is widespread and affects people from all walks of life; one in four women and one in seven men have suffered severe violence from an intimate partner. The effects of domestic violence can last a lifetime, all of us heal differently.

Laura’s House Prevention Education Department offers free educational workshops on the topics of Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Abuse. Discover what unhealthy relationships look like, the different types of abuse and learn safety techniques for a healthy future.

This is a presentation geared toward an adult audience. It provides an over view of domestic violence and important resources.

Topics covered include: The different types of abuse, why abusers abuse, why victims stay, the cycle of violence, red flags, how to help, available resources and safety planning.

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, please know you are not alone. For support, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
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Wed – 19

MOM – MEDIA DISCUSSION, 6-9p, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA. FREE

Thu – 20

Ending Saudi extremism < The Markaz in partnership with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council presents a major public forum on “Ending Saudi Extremism.” The U.S.-Saudi-Iran relationship, among them Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, where 14 million people are on the verge of starvation; the unresolved question of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination; the U.S.-Saudi-Israel triangle calling for war with Iran; and the extremist Wahhabi sect which has changed the way Islam is preached around the world. Keynote Speakers: Terence Ward’s the Wahhabi Code: How the Saudis Export Extremism Globally. His impeccable research destroys the prejudices and myths surrounding the distortion of Islam to benefit the Saudi royal family, Western Oil Companies and arms dealers.” And Charles Glass, author of the Middle East: Syria Burning and Tribes with Flags. The Bustany-Kasem Freedom Forum, honors Arab American luminaries Don Bustany and Casey Kasem, long-time advocates for peace and freedom for the Middle East. The Mission of the Bustany-Kasem Friendship Forum iwill be introduced by the late Casey Kasem’s Daughter, Kerri Kasem. For tickets/donations: httpss://

Talk: Meditation and Art — Art of the Pacific, 4 p, LACMA Smidt Welcome Plaza, Free, with admission; reservations required. In this world of speed and gadgets, it’s hard to find moments of stillness and contemplation. Join educator Alicia Vogl Saenz for a slow-looking activity in LACMA’s installation of textiles (tapa) in the Art of the Pacific galleries, followed by a period of meditation. Instruction will be given. Prior meditation experience is not necessary. Attendance will be limited as the meditation takes place in the galleries. Admission to LACMA is free after 3 pm for residents of LA County.

Adrian Piper Artist Dialogues: Jamillah James, 6-6:45 p, Hammer, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024. Free. In these informal, 45-minute gallery talks, artists and scholars discuss specific works in the Adrian Piper exhibition. Jamillah James, star curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, will talk about Piper’s What It’s Like, What It Is #3., 1991, Video installation: Video, constructed wood environment, four monitors, mirrors, and lighting, dimensions variable. James, former curatorial fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem, is known for her mission “to provide opportunities and give love to artists”.

Fri – 21

Annual Interfaith Event/Dinner–Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 3:30-6 p, Bait Ul Hameed Mosque, 11941 Ramona Ave., Chino 91710. Free and open to the public. Registration required by Dec. 17 to Part of the 33rd West Coast Annual Peace Convention. Topic: “Justice: The Foundation for Lasting Peace.” Friends & family welcome. 909-627-2252

Sat – 22

Progressive Holiday Party, 5–8p, Santa Monica CA, details TBA. PDSMM, PDA, PDA-CA, ADA Holiday Party! All progressives and wannabe progressives welcome! It will definitely be a Pot Luck so watch for your initial when the invite comes so you will know what to bring. Lots of easy parking. NO ADMISSION FEE! httpss://

Sun – 23

The Brother Side of the Wake (BroSide) free test screening, 7p (6p preshow), Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291. Gerry Fialka’s experimental documentary with Venice, California, as its main character. A remake of the soon-to-be-released Orson Welles film The Other Side of the Wind, it evokes the rascality of the Our Gang comedies, and it probes the cliché: “Is the journey more important than the destination?” With Venice’s Boardwalk people, Suzy Williams, Brad Kay, Treeman, Jen the Hooper, DeDe Audet, Solomon Snakeman, Alita Arose, Jeff Michalski, Boardwalk Dancers & more. Watch 1 minute httpss:// httpss://

Las Posadas, 4-6 p, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd., LA 90066. Celebrate one evening of this traditional Mexican & Latin American festival. Mary and Joseph will travel from door to door at the church, knocking and hoping to find entry for the night. Finally at the door to the Nave, Mary and Joseph will be able to enter. The service continues with Holy Eucharist. After the service everyone is invited to the Commons where the Christmas Tree is decorated. Refreshments for all and piñatas for the children round out the celebration.


MASS Rally for Justice, 3-8p, CNN, 6430 W Sunset Blvd, LA.  Although media chooses to white-out the stories, lives continue to be stolen at the hands of police and those protecting private profit. On December 23rd, the families of those killed by police, Black Lives Matter, White People for Black Lives, California for Progress, and a host of organizations still to be announced will host a MASS RALLY FOR JUSTICE in from of the CNN building in Hollywood, demanding justice for all the lives stolen this year. Join us! Wear comfortable shoes, bring your signs, bring your voices and FIGHT BACK! httpss://


Mon – 24

Land Use & Mobility! hosted by Panorama City Neighborhood Council, 6:30p, Plaza Del Valle
8610 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City 91402. Anything to do with public land and transportation (cars, buses, bicycles, etc!). Contact the chair at in order to get an item on the agenda.
In the community room. httpss://

Tue – 25


Society of Women Engineers’ GoldieBlox Fundraiser, 12n-3p, USC SWE, 635 McCarthy Way, LA 90007. Tix: This holiday season, USC’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) aims to give the gift of empowerment to girls in the local community. Since its creation in 2012, GoldieBlox has challenged gender stereotypes in STEM fields by “disrupting the pink aisle.” SWE members purchase, wrap, and deliver GoldieBlox toy sets to girls at several local elementary schools and hospitals. By providing 2nd and 3rd grade girls with these sets, and helping them build their toys at GoldieBlox Unwrapping Parties at their schools, SWE-USC hopes to create lasting memories for these girls while also encouraging creativity, ingenuity, and confidence in their pursuit of a future in engineering. httpss://

Wed – 26

FTP Studies Special Series: Special Series: Data & Displacement, 7p, La Conxa, 2628 E Cesar Chavez, LA 90033, in collaboration with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. Learn how LAPD predictive policing programs are being used to justify evictions in our communities, and how we can organize against them. FTP Studies: Fomenting Theory & Praxis is a study group created for the purpose of debating/discussing and learning from movement’s in rebellion throughout Hue Hue Tonantzin aka mother earth as in all over the globe (Europe included). Get Lit! Get Learnt! Get Free! httpss://

Thu – 27

Poverty Encounter, 4–8p, Children’s Hunger Fund, 13931 Balboa Blvd, Sylmar 91342. Tix: This new interactive, educational exhibit will take you into the lives of children living in poverty around the globe. Step into a garbage dump in Central America, walk through a disaster-stricken village, and then to a brickyard in Nepal before journeying through a sewer in Eastern Europe. Poverty Encounter will deepen your understanding of poverty with real life stories of survival and hope. httpss://

Change Links monthly distribution and planning meeting, 7:30p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90232.

Marx @ 200 Film Series: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW – Gay Italian Communist Party member Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1964 movie uses a “you are there” documentary style to depict a liberation theology Jesus of Nazareth. Nominated for three Oscars, this Marxist vision of Christ is the perfect picture for celebrating Christmas! 2 hours and 22 minutes. Film historian/critic Ed Rampell intros the film, followed by Q&A. Program starts by 7:30p, LA Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, LA 90019. Refreshments served. Donations requested. For info contact:

Fri – 28

March in Honor Of Stan Lee, hosted by Geek Madness Cosplay, 10a–11p, Shake Shack, 6201 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90028. To honor the late great Stan Lee we are going to have a Marvel themed March. You don’t have to cosplay to be a part of this. We start at Shake Shack then cross the street and march to Buffalo Wild Wings because the star is located a few feet from this location. Location of his star: South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Blvd. httpss://

Sat – 29

LA Eco-Village Tour hosted by CRSP: Cooperative Resources and Services Project, 10:30a–1p, 117 S Bimini Pl, LA 90004. Tickets: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Fee: $10 per person (sliding scale ok), 2.5 Time Dollars accepted for TimeBank members. Full tour info at: Tours cover the following: 1. Introductions and interests among members of tour group. 2. History and context for the L.A. Eco-Village. 3. Definition of an ecovillage and our place in the international movement for more sustainable communities. 4. Walking tour to observe actual conditions. 5. On-going questions and answers throughout the tour with Eco-Village guide(s). 6. Problems and progress in healthy development of an intentional community. 7. What you need to know if considering joining with us or starting ecovillage processes in your own neighborhood.

MMIW – Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, 2-5p, Pico Youth & Family Center
715 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90405.  We are honored to have Lupe Lopez-Donaghey, Victims Court Advocate, to provide a presentation on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, MMIW. The gathering is planned as part of the necessary conversation and will include domestic violence. httpss://

Sun – 30

Tour: Highlights of the Museum: Ancient to Modern (50 min), 3 p, LACMA, Ahmanson Bldg. Tour meets near the Hammer Building Ticket Office. Free with general admission. Learn about the art of Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East—from prehistoric times to the present—on this tour of works housed in the Ahmanson Building. Masterpieces from each of these cultures demonstrate cross-cultural connections fostered through trade and increasing travel.

People’s Rose Parade Final Preparations Day (Housing is a Human Right), 2-8p, Johnie’s Coffee Shop, 6101 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90048.  Volunteers needed for our final Rose Parade Props and signs preparations. httpss://


People’s Rose Parade March
Tue. Jan. 1, 2019, 7a

Mon – 31

New Year’s Eve 7p-12m, at Grand Park, with bands, light show on DTLA public buildings. Arrive early on Metro Red or Purple lines — concert fills up and is gated; surrounding streets closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

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