This week's event picks (May 4-10 2016):


Firsts, Seconds and Thirds: African American Leaders in Los Angeles 1960s-70s
An intimate look into the African American experience in South LA during the Civil Rights era featuring the photographs of Rolland J. Curtis, who documented many of Los Angeles’ black leaders.
@ Central Library. Financial District. Open 7 days a week.

A slew of projects for DecolonizeLA descend on Human Resources this week, includingCura Tierra Cura's participatory performance blending flora and fauna into LA's displacement battle (Thursday May 5, 7-10pm) and an open discussion with formerly incarcerated people serving term-to-life sentences whose artwork will also be on display (Tuesday May 10, 6-9pm).
@ Human Resources. Chinatown. Exhibition open on the 2nd floor daily 12-6pm until May 11.

James Georgopoulos: The Earth Is Flat
Georgopoulos brings together superficially interconnected sculptures, insinuating the inability to detach technology from the course of human history.
@ MAMA Gallery. Arts District. Open W-Su 12-5pm.

Downtown Bookfest
Independent LA-based authors and publishers come together for this annual event, featuring storytelling, bookmaking, book-swapping and shopping, readings and panel discussions.
Come to the Get Down Town booth and share with us where in Downtown LA creatively inspires you!
@ Grand Park. Civic Center. Saturday May 7 12-5pm.

Behind, Before
This two person exhibition brings together woven sculptures and charcoal and ink drawings by Katie Wigglesworth and Christine Turner in Leiminspace's cozy two story atrium gallery.
@ Leiminspace. Chinatown. Saturday May 7 6-8pm.

Big Freedia
Known to her many admirers as the Queen of Bounce, The Regent welcomes this prolific New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music to grace its stage.
@ The Regent. Historic Core. Saturday May 7 8pm.

And that's not all! Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

 (image via  LA Public Library )

(image via LA Public Library)