This month, KTLA is proud to celebrate Black History Month and you can join the celebration while watching Pan African films. Gayle Anderson has the details, plus other events happening in Southern California this weekend.
There are more than 150 films waiting for your attention at the 10-day Pan African Film Festival. The event is centered at RAVE Cinemas 15 at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The creators of the selected films hail from the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Latin America and Canada. The film festival also includes ArtFest, where vistors can browse and buy visual arts and crafts created by more than 100 diverse artists who are accepted through a juried application process. The high-quality works include fine art and photography, one-of-a-kind craft art, designer and traditional fashions, jewelry, home decor and fashion accessories.
African American History Celebration @ 10 a.m.
The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
323 644 4200
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens observes African American History Month with African American History Celebration at the Los Angeles Zoo featuring programming co-curated by the research library at the California African American Museum; music and dance entertainment; crafts; and animal feedings, keeper talks and up-close visits with small animals, all spotlighting animals from Africa. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection will be highlighted with educational signage adjacent to related animal exhibits and landmarks. Also on hand are Ragin Cajun, Sista Soul Food and Peaches Truck food trucks offering authentic flavors.
Afro-Latino Festival @ 11a.m.
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
562 437 1689
The entire family is invited to the annual Afro-Latino Festival at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. The free festival celebrates African heritage in Latin America. Enjoy art workshops, live music, dance performances as well as museum tours.
The 12th Annual Fit Expo Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center
Downtown Los Angeles
Fine tune your 2015 fitness resolution at the Fit Expo Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Meet fitness experts Jillian Michaels, Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, as well as Mixed Martial Arts UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz and more!
Series 2: A Presentation of the Timeless Inspiration Behind a New Collection
1135 North Highland Avenue
1 – 866 - VUITTON
Louis Vuitton is transforming its spring 2015 fashion show into an interactive, multimedia experience that’s free to the public. The Louis Vuitton Series 2: A Presentation of the Timeless Inspiration Behind a New Collection is an exhibition where there is no product for sale at the space on North Highland Avenue. The exhibition designed to let visitors go behind the scenes of creating a runway collection and staging a fashion show.
Winter Whale Watching
Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way, Dock #2
Whales: Voices in the Sea Exhibit
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
The whales are putting on a show off our coast. That’s because in addition to the migrating Gray whales, experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises are spotting Orcas, Fin, and Humpback whales.
Whale watchers can listen to the whales they see and can learn more about whale communication by exploring the award-winning Whales: Voices in the Sea multimedia exhibit at the Aquarium.
Lego Travel Adventure
National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 North Main Street Santa Ana
Lego Travel Adventure and National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers are open at the Discovery Science Center in Orange County.
In Lego Travel Adventure, young creators will create vehicles of all shapes and sizes that will drive, fly, or float through exotic terrains. Suit-up as a pilot, ship captain, or racecar driver to find inspiration for your vehicle or check-out a display of vehicles made from LEGO bricks, including: a spaceship, boat, motorcycle, and more. Build a vehicle with pieces from popular LEGO sets, take a photo with a kid-sized racecar made from LEGO® Duplo® blocks, and take the “Travel Challenge” to build a virtual LEGO vehicle that will travel through lava, swamps, rivers, and oceans.
The adventure continues as guests explore some of the wildest places on the planet in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers. Follow some of National Geographic’s explorers through this family-friendly exhibit to research some of the most extreme eco-zones on earth including polar regions, oceans, mountains and caves, rain forests, and the African Savanna. Adventurers will discover new species, study animal behavior, and learn how technology plays an important role in the exciting discoveries.
The Heyday of L.A.’s Music Scene Central Library
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West 5th Street
213 228 7000
Have you been to the Central Library lately? Now is a good time to visit. It’s the site of a new exhibit showcasing photographs of the artists who defined the Southern California music scene from the late seventies through the late eighties. From El Vez, “The Mexican Elvis” to Rapper Eazy-E to Eddie Van Halen.
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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.
And, don’t forget you can always post your information on the KTLA Community Calendar.
Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.