What we're about

Black In the Valley (BIV) is targeted to those who are 35 years and older, and who live in the lower San Fernando Valley areas, such as Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Sherman Village, North Hollywood, and Valley Village. While the lower valley is our focus we will from time to time branch out to the upper valley and beyond into Los Angeles Country.

We will explore local entertainment including visits to restaurants, bars, theatres, comedy clubs as well as venturing out to local parks, seeking great hiking, riding bike trails, and more.

This groups is intended to facilitate our neighborhood exploration, enable business and social networking, as well provide opportunities to make friends while having a whole lot of fun along the way.

Upcoming events (5+)

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 - SOLD OUT

On view at The Broad from March 23 to Sept. 1, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power[masked] celebrates the work of Black artists made over two decades beginning in 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement. The exhibition devotes individual galleries either to groups of artists working in a particular city — with three galleries dedicated to artists living and working in Los Angeles – or to a different kind of art production. The exhibition showcases communities engaged in robust artistic dialogues, while also revealing disagreements about what it meant to be a Black artist at this time. Artworks in the exhibition are both figurative and abstract, and range from collage, assemblage and photography to painting, sculpture and performance. Lunch to follow

"Us" Matinee @ AMC Burbank 16 and Brunch @ Granville

AMC Burbank 16

We'll be supporting the sophomore effort of Jordan Peele, "Us" and have tasty brunch/bonding/chat at Granville in Burbank afterwards (they are within walking distance). Tickets should be pre-purchased and we are in row k14. If you CANNOT attend please be respectful to the organizer and remove your RSVP in a timely manner.

5 Minute Singles Meetings for the over 40 & fabulous - $35

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.lafirstdates.com/Register_Session.aspx?eventId=3818

ART FUNK FRIDAY AT THE SOFITEL - $20

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Discover Art Funk Friday, by Ryan Cross, the amazingly talented jazzman at the head of our famous Monday Jazz Eclectic! Exceptional live bands associate their talent with art maestros and their breathtaking painting and photography skills for a magical blend of artistic and musical performances. Doors open at 9PM, $20 cover Call[masked] for table reservations

Past events (191)

Paint Night in Encino! $35

Pinot's Palette

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