“How To Successfully Manage Your Classroom,” for elementary teachers with less than 3 yrs. experience. Bright Stars Reading Club, 714 E. Manchester Blvd., Inglewd. 4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. (310) 673-7323.
Artwalk & Jazz. The Fresh Band will be performing with live accompaniment of singers Monica and Hilari. Biddy Mason Park Gallery, 332 S. Broadway, L.A. 6:30-10 p.m. (213) 613-1212.
Talent Showcase. The American Society of Young Musicians, featuring musicians from all over the world, will host its annual Hollywood Live Talent Showcase. Celebrity Ctr. International, 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Tickets: (310) 358-8300 or asymusicians.org.
AIDS Exhibit. “The World Vision Experience: AIDS,” is a multi-media, interactive exhibit that allows Americans to step into the lives of actual children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. FREE-call for hours of operation. (323)733-4100.
August 14 & 27
Green Oil Field. Public hearings related to PXP’s proosed drilling of 1,000 new wells in Baldwin Hills. 8/14-Consolidated Realty, 3725 Don Felipe Dr., L.A. 6 p.m. 8/27-County Comm. Planning Hearing Rm., 320 W. Temple, L.A. (323) 295-9372 ext. 22 or chc-inc.org.
Breakfast Forum. The Urban Issues Breakfast Forum presents, Dr. Cornel West, “Does Race Still Matter: Is Democracy & Hope Enough To Change America. Calif. African American Museum, 600 State Dr., (Exposition Park), L.A. 7:30-9:30 a.m. FREE. (Prk-$6). (818) 500-7388 or email@example.com
Tall Ships. Festival of Sail of more than a dozen large sailing ships including the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle. Ports O’ Call Village, 590 Sampson St., Berth 87, San Pedro. Fri.-noon to7 p.m., Sat./Sun.-11 a.m. to 7 p.m. FREE. lafestivalofsail.info.
Musical. “The Wiz,” presented by the Towne Street Theatre-10th annual musical theatre camp for kids. Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Fri.-6 p.m., Sat./Sun.-1&6 p.m. (213) 624-4796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre. “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” by Ntozake Shange is a series of poems choreograhphed to music, dealing with issues like love, joy, domestic violence. Edison Studio Theatre, Calif. State Univ., Dominquez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. 8/15 & 8/16, 8 p.m., 8/17-2 p.m. $10. (310) 243-3588.
5K Run/Walk. Los Angeles High School Cross Country/Track & Field fundraiser. Los Angeles H.S., 4650 Olympic Blvd., L.A. Registration-6:30 a.m. Run-8 a.m. (323) 900-2700.
Blod Drive. The Leimer Park Village Farmers’ Market & Cedars-Sinai Med. Ctr., are sponsoring a blood drive to aid those with sickle cell anemia. LPV Farmers’ Market, 43 St. & Degnan Blvd., L. A. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sorority/Fraternity Gathering. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity & Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will be co-host the Blue & White Family Reunion. Stevenson Park, 17400 Lysander Dr., Carson. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. email@example.com
Junior Scientists. “Green Planet.” Become a junior ecologist and investigate the vast terrestrial biodiversity of the Earth. For youth ages 6-12 yrs. and their families. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tickets: $6.50 child., $9 adult. (213) 763-3230.
Festival. “A Time For Change: A free festival of song, dance, poem and dramatic offerings,” sponsored by The Friends of Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Library and SoulVision. Matthews Library, 2205 W. Florence Ave. 1-3 p.m. (323) 750-7241.
Workshop. “Food for the Mind: Etiquette and Financial Literacy for Today’s Child. Sizzler, 3701 Santa Rosalia Dr., L.A. 2-6 p.m. (619) 316-6937 or BiggerThanYourBlack.com.
August 16-September 1 (Sat.-Sun. only)
Marketplace. Annual African Marketplace. 5001 Rodeo Rd., L.A 10 a.m. (323) 293-1612 or africanmarketplace.org.
Pastor Appreciation. Annual Pastor’s Appreciation Day. Phillips Temple CME Church, 971 E. 43rd St., L.A. 10 a.m. (323) 233-4783
Community Chorale. The dlw Community Chorale will sing at the 11 a.m. worship service offering spirituals and music of Negro composers. First Baptist Church, 760 S. Westmoreland Ave., L.A.
Spoken Word. “Celebrate the Word,” a festival featuring spoken word performances, plays and film. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 655-7679, ext. 100 or greenwayarts.org.
Construction Expo. LAUSD will co-host a “going green” exposition to build green representatives throughout the construction industry. Los Angeles Convention Ctr., West Hall B., 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (213) 241-2077 or CalConExpo.com.
Poetry & Music. 626 Word Art: Poetry, Words, Art, Jazz, featuring Peter Harris and Kevin Sandbloom. 626 Art Gallery at Studio B, 626 S. Spring St., L.A. 6-9 p.m. (213) 614-8872 or 626ArtGallery.com
August 21 & 28
Summer Nights. Fun for the whole family; sign up for basketball, soccer, family tennis, African drumming and many more activities. FREE. Jim Gilliam Park, 4000 S. La Brea., L.A. 7 p.m. to Midnight.
Business Mixer. “Bridge the Gap,” a joint event with the San Gabriel Valley Black Business Assoc. & the North Lake Village Business Assoc. Pasadena Museum of Calif. Art (PMCA), 490 E. Union St., Pasadena. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $15. (626) 796-7164, ext.12.
Concert. Linda Miles will be in concert in Leimert Park. Babe’s & Ricky’s, 4339 Leimert Blvd., L.A. 7 & 9 p.m. (323) 363-1662 or (323) 516-9047.
Jazz. Annual “Jazz in the Pines,” featuring Lee Ritenour, Patrice Rushen, Yve Evans, Dave Koz, Najite Agindotan Africna Ensemble, and many others. Idyllwild Arts Campus, (Highway 243). 10 a.m. Tickets: (915) 313-3361 or idyllwildjazz.com.
Urban League. “Leadership Saturday, Games People Play, & Jim Hill Celebrity Golf Classic,” will all be a part of the the Urban League Classic Weekend. (323) 299-9660, ext.216.
Cool Down. The Cease Fire Committee will host its annual “Cool Down,” a day of free food, games, and entertainment. Alonda Park, 3850 Manhattan Beach, Lawndale. 10 a.m. FREE. (323) 719-4290 or (310) 864-9618.
Back to School. The Special Needs Network, Inc. presents “Community Connections: Inclusion Event,” an afternoon of free food, entertainment, and games. Free backpacks, school supplies, and shoes to be given away. Harry A. Mier Ctr., 8090 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewd. 2-6 p.m. (323) 295-7704.
Dance & Drum. “Celebrating Culture, Forging Friendships: An Evening of Dance, Drum & Cultural Exchange,” with performances of African American, Korean, and Latin American dance and drumming. MacArthur Park-Levitt Pavilion, 2230 W. 6th St., 6:30 p.m. (323) 299-6124.
Movies & Bad Science. Light-hearted exploration of the “science” behind some of Hollywood’s creature features. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., L.A. 8/10-“Tarantual,” 2 p.m; 8/24-“Them,” 2 p.m. (213) 763-3532 or nhm.org.
August 28-September 1
Golf and Tennis. Blackenterprise/Pepsi Golf and Tennis Challenge. A weekend of friendly competition, stellar entertainment and business networking, with kid’s camp, golf clinic, fitness seminars and live concert. La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad. (800) 209-7229 or blackenterprise.com/beec.
Covenant Celebration. Covenant Wedding Celebration of Bishop L. Daniel Williams. West Angeles Church of God in Christ, 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd., L.A. 1 p.m. (323) 733-8300.
Dance. “An Evening of Dance,” with new works “Tempest,” “Zodiac,” and “Art-iculate,” by three contemporary dance companies. Diavolo, 616 N. Moulton Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. (Tickets: $18-adv., $22-door.) (646) 262-2931,
Art Show. Artist Jane Johnson with poet Eric Wattree will be presenting their work. View Park Black Art, 3622 Northland Dr., L.A. 3-6 p.m. FREE. (563) 428-8772.
Jazz. “Lady Jazz In The Key of Grand,” will feature pianist Karen Hernandez, vocalist La Carol Miles, jazz harpist Corky Hale, and others. John Anson Ford Ampitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East, Hollywood. 6 p.m. ( 4 p.m. Art show of works from the Huichol Indians.) Tickets: (323) 461-3673 or instrumentalwomen.com.