Scholarship Breakfast – Saturday, February 11 – 9:00 AM
The Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors of The Ebell of Los Angeles invite you to join our Scholarship Breakfast & Conversation honoring the 2022-23 scholars. Engage with the students over breakfast, then enjoy a Q&A discussion to hear their thoughts on issues impacting their educational experiences.
African Americans for LA Opera: Black History Opera Recital – Sunday, February 19 – 12:00 PM
Soprano Alaysha Fox, of LA Opera’s Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artist Program, will perform alongside pianist Lenny Hayes. African Americans for LA Opera (AALAO), a chapter of the Opera League, is dedicated to increasing the awareness of opera throughout the Los Angeles area and to providing a center for African American opera lovers in Los Angeles.
A light reception will follow.
Zoom Talk about Invisible Queen with author Stephanie Myers – Tuesday, February 21 – 4:00 PM
As part of our Black History Month programming and our Book Chamber monthly event, Dr. Myers will engage with us to tell the intriguing story of Charlotte Sophia, the smart mixed-race German girl of Moorish/Black heritage, who was recruited to marry George III, King of England, reigning as Queen of England and Ireland for 57 years.
Invisible Queen is Book Chamber’s February book selection, available to order at www.myerspublishing.com ($20 + $8 S&H)
The Write Club: Tuesday February 21 – 6.30 PM on Zoom
Bring your short short stories and uncork that bottle of wine. Share with other writers.
Foodie Fridays Field Trip: Harold and Belle’s restaurant- Friday, February 24 – 12:00 PM (SOLD OUT)
In 1969 Harold Legaux Sr. and wife Mary Belle opened the place where friends and family from back home in New Orleans would gather for authentic Louisiana cuisine. The restaurant is now in the capable hands of 3rd generation husband and wife team Ryan & Jessica Legaux who will bring the first 25 Ebell members and their guests who register a special Creole dining experience. Guests will select one of two prix fixe menu options and enjoy a presentation in honor of Black History Month.
Speaker Series Luncheon with artist Phoebe Beasley in Conversation with Wendy Gladney – Monday, February 27 – 11:30 AM
Our Black History Month luncheon speaker, Phoebe Beasley, is an accomplished artist and the only artist whose work has been awarded the Presidential Seal under two different U.S. Presidents. Her art has been purchased by many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Shonda Rhimes and Bill Russell. In conversation with fellow Ebell Member and author, Wendy Gladney, the pair will discuss Phoebe’s personal journey and how important contributions from Black artists have historically been overlooked.
Tonality Vocal Concert – Sunday, March 12 – 7:00 PM
This award-winning vocal ensemble presents their third concert of the season, HomeCare. The performance will focus on the climate crisis, including the use of words from young leaders in conservation to deliver Tonality’s authentic stories told through voice and body to incite change, understanding and dialogue.
Book Chamber – Tuesday, March 21 – 6.30 PM
This month’s book choice is Stuart Dybek’s I Sailed With Magellan
Write Club – Tuesday, March 21 – 6.30 PM
Bring your short short stories. Uncork that bottle of wine. Share your stories.
The Power of the Female Lens – Opening Reception Wednesday, March 22 – 5.00 – 8.00 PM
To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Ebell is proud to present an all-female Fine Art Photography exhibit featuring Janna Ireland, Johanna Siegmann, and Jane Szabo.
Exhibit ends Sunday, April 23. Viewing by appointment after March 22.