Your can observe Black History month today at the twelve day Pan African film festival featuring films from around the world. Gayle Anderson has all the details on where you can check them out and more in today’s ‘Gayle On The Go’.
22ND Annual Pan African Film Festival
Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Observe February – Black History Month – at the Pan African Film Festival – a 12 day marathon of Black Films from around the world.
The string of highly-anticipated films, includes a controversial film, initially banned in South Africa; a comedy, starring comedian Kevin Hart; as well as Oscar-winner Mo’Nique.
Negro League’s Baseball Museum
“Times, Teams, & Talents” Traveling Exhibit
Nakaoka Community Center
Gardena City Hall
1670 West 162nd Street
310 217 9552
The city of Garden celebrates Black History Month by hosting Kansas City’s Negro League’s Baseball Museum’s traveling exhibit “Times, Teams, & Talents.”
The museum and its traveling exhibits work to strengthen and expand the history of African American baseball.
Touch the World Concert @ 5pm
African Children’s Choir
Lynwood Performing Arts Center
Lynwood High School
4050 Imperial Highway
323 485 7210
Take a look at the talent of the African Children’s Choir composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents due to war, famine and disease. Despite the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope and musically gifted.
The choir raises awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and raises funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir Programs.
The Art of the Heist
Laguna Art Museum Auction
307 Cliff Drive
949 494 8971
The Laguna Art Museum presents its annual art auction fundraiser. More than one-hundred artists are featured including historically-significant California artists George Hurrell – famous for his black and white images of Hollywood’s icons — and more!
Art donated by artists, galleries, and private collectors are sold in a silent and live auction, with proceeds benefiting the museum, a non-profit organization.
Prices range in value from $300 to $35,000, and bidding starts at 50% of the value.
For a complete list of participating artists, visit the website: lagunaartmuseum.org
Timothy Washington: Love Thy Neighbor
Craft & Folk Art Museum
323 937 4230
The work of artist Timothy Washington is on view at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Washington is famous for his assemblages incorporating drawing, painting, and especially sculpture. Known especially for semi-abstract depictions of human figures, Washington believes combining various media produces greater visual impact.
The second Saturday of February means a docent tour of the new exhibit PICTURING MEXICO: ALFREDO RAMOS MARTINEZ IN CALIFORNIA.
This is the first comprehensive examination by a museum of this Mexican artist’s work produced in California between 1929 and 1946.
Ever wonder why cats spit up hair balls? You can find out the answer to all this nasty question and more at Animal Grossology!
Get up close and personal with some of the slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on Earth with hands-on, interactive displays at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
Learn the Southern California Indian craft of Juncus basket weaving at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. The class fee includes all the materials you will need for this easy beginners project for adults and children 12 years of age and older.
Children can get both an art lesson and a whale watching experience in Newport Beach with Marine life artist Wyland and Dana Wharf Whale Watching.
The children’s art work will be judged by Wyland for a chance to win great prizes.
54th Annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
2780 Fairplex Drive
Let the drag racing begin!
The 54th Annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals is ripping and running through the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
NHRA offers more than 20 categories of competition, including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycles at the Professional level. There are more than 40,000 licensed NHRA drivers who compete at 130 NHRA member tracks around the country. One of the supers stars burning up the track this season is Nitro Funny Car competitor Alexis DeJoria – daughter of John Paul DeJoria – owner of Patron Tequila and John Paul Mitchell Systems.
She learned her craft taking lessons with champions like Jack Beckman at the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School. Hmmm! Let me give it a try!
So, what’s going on in your world? Let us know! Please be sure to provide video with your request. The deadline for your information is Tuesday 5pm.
Have a GREAT Saturday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.