4 Events Featuring Black Women You Don't Want to Miss This Weekend

This summer we will be creating lists of events happening throughout the country that celebrate The Culture of black womanhood! Whether it's art, music, literature, or fashion we want you to be able to celebrate black culture both online and offline.

Check out these upcoming events and feel free to send a link to your next event that is centered around black womanhood to events@forharriet.com.

1. Black is the New Wight

Date: May 14th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: New Wight Gallery 240 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Artist Aliah Magdalena has attended UCLA for four years and has never seen more than 20 black people in their gallery. For her MFA thesis show she is hoping to bring more black people and people of color into the gallery. If you're in the Los Angeles area be sure to stop by and show support!

2. Queens of the New Age

Date: May 16th 7:00pm
Location: The Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles 520 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Featuring: King, Willow Smith, Tiffany Gouché, and Audra the Rapper

Hosted by Ill Camille, Queens of the New Age, is not only a concert but also a celebration of extraordinary black women in music. This phenomal event will feature King, Willow Smith, Tiffany Gouché, and Audra the Rapper as well as sound selections from Kilo Kish and Jck Dvy. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. Not only will you get to experience a great night of music, but you'll also be supporting a great cause!

3. Strange Fruit play reading series: "Safe" (1929), by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Date: May 17th 7:00pm
Location: JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Join Colloquy Collective for a reading of the anti-lynching drama "Safe" (1929), by Georgia Douglas Johnson, directed by Courtney Harge. This reading will be followed by a discussion with Prof. Koritha Mitchell of Ohio State University. Prof. Mitchell is the author of the book Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890 - 1930 and an expert on anti-lynching literature. This is an event you don't want to miss!

4. Studio Museum Harlem Presents: Salon Style

Dates: Now until June 28th
Location: Studio Museum Harlem 144 West 125th Street, New York, New York

If you're in New York City, you have until June 28th to see "Salon Style" at the Studio Museum Harlem. This exhibition organized by Hallie Ringle explores hair and nails as universal sites of expression. This exhibit features the works of Hank Willis Thomas, Pamela Council, Chakaia Booker Repugnant, and more.