She was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, the first black major party candidate to run for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
This portrait is from the First Street Community Garden in NYC.
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/30-12/3/17)-
Writer Raquel Gutiérrez will be giving a walk through and discussing certain works from Hammer Museum’s exhibition Radical Women. Later in the evening there is a film screening of various experimental films created by Latin American women artists (both events free)
HUNNY’s Winter Talent Show at the Echoplex includes bands Potty Mouth and King Shelter
The High Curbs are opening for Hockey Dad at the Bootleg Theater with Jurassic Shark
Artist Alec Soth will be in conversation with photographic historian Kate Albers at Arcana with a book signing to follow
LAXART will be screening States of Crisis at the City of West Hollywood Library- a video program that includes videos by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Peru reflecting on political, economic and ecological crises. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: Video Art in Latin America at LAXART. (free)
John Waters performs A John Waters Christmas, his one man show, at The Comedy Store
Daedelus, Mono/Poly and Free The Robots are playing a show at Union Nightclub
Pasadena’s wacky annual Doo Dah Parade returns with after parties to follow (free)
Window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, will be discussing Mundo Meza in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., at the West Hollywood Council Chambers
Baio and Teen Daze are playing an early show at Zebulon
Shigeto is playing at the Echoplex with Ela Minus opening
Tropicalia Fest is happening at Queen Mary Park with a TON of bands playing including- Los Tigres del Norte, Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis, King Krule, Jhené Aiko, Surf Curse, Thee Commons, Slow Hollows, Red Pears and more
There’s a sweet sadness to the music of Daniel Johnston. He has been around for a while and there is an excellent documentary about him, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, from 2005, that chronicles his life and career, as well as his struggles with manic depression and schizophrenia. His songs have been covered often by artists including Beck (covering the song below for an album of Johnston covers by various artists) Beach House, Yo La Tengo and many more. Johnston also has two songs included on the soundtrack for the movie Kids.
Daniel Johnston is playing tonight (11/02/17) at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Artist Nao Bustamante will be discussing certain works on a walk-through Hammer Museum’sRadical Women exhibit. There will also be music for Latinas Out Loud:Ayer Es Hoy with Sotomayor, Sin Color and Chulita Vinyl Club performing (free)
Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha are playing at The Echo with JJUUJJUU
Metro Art is screening Agnés Varda’s film Mur Murs at Union Station as part of its series of documentaries about Los Angeles (free)
A Giant Dog are playing with Wild Wing and Chief White Lightning at the Bootleg Theater
The Drums are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Methyl Ethel (also Thursday, and Saturday with Slow Hollows)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Ian Sweet opening
“Weird Al “Yankovic, John Stamos, Elle King and more will be singing iconic songs from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film as it plays on the Hollywood Bowl movie screen
Dopium.LA is a one night event in Chinatown where artists will create “original pieces to bring the plaza (aka the “Canvas”) to life through mixed media, from sculptures, paintings and photographs to video and light projections” plus music, food and drink (free but register)