Pan African Film Fest
Cinemark Rave 15
various times
The 26th annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) kicked off Thursday with the world premiere of the family comedy Love Jacked, and it continues through Feb. 19 with 170-plus new films from more than 40 countries. Seventy-five fine artists also are participating in what's touted as the largest black film festival and the largest Black History Month celebration in the United States. A #Talk4Reel panel series debuts this year.


Public Opening, Mark Bradford. New Works
Hauser and Wirth
6pm - 9pm
Following recent major solo presentations at the US Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, LA-based artist Mark Bradford will present new works in his first solo exhibition with the gallery in Los Angeles.

Tashi Wada
Human Resources
8pm - 11pm
$10 suggested
Music by Tashi Wada performed by Charles Curtis, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Tashi Wada and Julia Holter. This program collects three long-form works by composer Tashi Wada that explore diverging aspects of tuning and tonality. Valence (2016), written for cellist Charles Curtis, isolates and reharmonizes the natural overtones of a single string, destabilizing and fusing tone and timbre through a delicate alchemy. Witness (2017), written for bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, draws out the relationship between an array of scales and tetrachords (four-note segments of scales) found traditionally in Greek, Persian, and Arabic musics, in combination with hybrid and invented scales, through repetition, variation, and improvisation. Mutable Signs, Wada’s performance for keyboard, voice, and sirens with guest musician Julia Holter, focuses on the outer edges of historical, non-equal temperaments, eliciting a more distant, uneven sense of tonality.

The World Through Her Eyes: Short Films By Lynne Sachs
Echo Park Film Center
Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with each and every new project. Join us for a very special screening of luminous shorts spanning two decades, including a sneak peek at Sachs’ latest, Carolee, Barbara & Gunvor, celebrating the creativity and tenacity of three of experimental film’s greatest visionaries. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE!


Performances by Yoshiko Shimada and Tomorrow Girls Troop
Glendale Central Park
2pm - 4pm
The trailblazing Japanese artist Yoshiko Shimada will perform in Glendale Central Park at 2pm on Sunday, February 18th, in conjunction with the transnational feminist-artist collective Tomorrow Girls Troop. The artists are collaborating to pay tribute to “comfort women,” the hundreds of thousands of women who were forced into sexual slavery by Imperial Japan between 1932 and 1945, as well as to bring awareness to contemporary issues surrounding war and sexual violence worldwide while condemning the government officials who refuse to recognize these crimes.