Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Feb. 25 – Mar. 3

weekly listWhat a beautiful week it’s going to be in LA!!! Sunny with temps reaching the 80s by Friday for a great weekend! Here are just some of the very many awesome events happening around LA!

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MON 2/25

*Skye Edwards (of Morcheeba) and Brushy One String @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – $15, 21+
UK vocalist Skye Edwards, Morcheeba’s front woman, and Brushy One String, son of the late great Freddie McKay, one of Jamaica’s most renowned artists, both perform at Hotel Cafe. I’m there!
https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=1987

Zak Waters @ The Satellite, Silverlake – Free, 21+
The Mowgli’s, The Diamond Light, Zak Waters, Lisa Donnelly (w/Papa Bear and the Easy Love) at The Satellite
http://www.facebook.com/events/416588005084406/

Warships, Chief, Angela McCluskey, Go Tell The Eskimo @ School Night, Bardot, Hollywood – 18+ $10, 21+ Free
Favorite place on Monday nights for live music is School Night hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas.
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/536313513070143/


A House for Lions residency with Peach Kings @ Echoplex, Echo Park – Free, 21+
One of my fav LA bands The Peach Kings are playing with A House for Lions on the last night of their Feb. residency.

LA Independent Artist Showcase @ Hayworth Theatre, MacArthur Park – $10, All Ages
The first L.A. Independent Artist Showcase at The Hayworth Theatre. Doors open @ 630PM, show begins @ 7PM. Tickets $10. Hosted by Syrus! from MTV’s Real World
Featured Artist:
Andrè DePriest
9inety1
The MuSkRaTs
Iris Leonardo
Andre Timberlake
http://www.facebook.com/events/207829376028311

Motown on Mondays @ Shortstop, Echo Park – Free, 21+
Since December of 2011, Every Monday in LA has been different with a fresh new weekly dance party that showcases some of the most classic soul tunes, forgotten gems, remixes and related off-shoots/inspirations from the Motown catalog. This coming Monday night, we are welcoming special guest COLEMAN in the mix (from the Mochilla camp)!!! We’ll also be celebrating the birthday of our own DJ Expo, and we invite any other pisces out there to come join the party!!! Expo and Jedi will be holding it down through out the eve as well. Come through with your dancing shoes!
http://www.facebook.com/events/568894673129289

DJ Potira @ Lucy’s 51, Toluca Lake – Free, 21+
One of my favorite LA DJs, Potira is spinning every Monday night in February here. I was there at her birthday celebration and joined by Quetzal Guerrero and Gisella Sambista, they brought the house down with nonstop thumping music from samba, baile funk, hiphop to old school classics! So start your week right! With positive vibes and great tunes. Drink specials, awesome people, the best tunes and no cover charge.
http://www.facebook.com/events/114276758749161

The Artist Eclectic Playground @ Old Towne Pub, Pasadena – $5, 21+
Every last Monday of the month, the ARTIST pLAygROUND is a space where ARTISTS can come and explore their craft with more like minded fun loving people, that means musicians bring your instruments and dancers be ready to move and grove.
http://www.facebook.com/events/330512333736481/

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TUE 2/26

*Define American with Jose Antonio Vargas @ CSUN, San Fernando Valley – Free, All Ages
This February, the USU will feature Journalist, Multimedia Storyteller, and Activist, Jose Antonio Vargas and the “Define American” Campaign. Since coming out as an undocumented immigrant in June 2011, Vargas began the “Define American” Campaign which aims at addressing this topic. “Our immigration system is broken and fixing it requires a conversation that’s bigger and more effective than the  one that we’ve become accustomed to. Our request is simple: Let’s talk.” On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, please join us in welcoming Jose Antonio Vargas who will educate attendees on the “Define American” Campaign, as well as key issues regarding immigration in America as a whole. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/define-american-with-jose-antonio-vargas-la-talk-csun/
http://usu.csun.edu/events/

Chaos and Grassroots Organization in Mexico @ Eastside Cafe, El Serano – Free, All Ages
A conversation on the situation in Mexico with Laura Carlsen and Gloria Muñoz Ramirez. Find out about the Mexico that the mainstream media hides—what’s happening, how citizen organizations are responding, what it means for the U.S., and the changing connections that bind our neighboring nations. 100,000 dead or disappeared in a drug war with no exit strategy. The triumphal return of the PRI party known for 71 years of authoritarian rule. Zapatistas begin a new phase of indigenous mobilization. A surprising youth movement #YoSoy132 makes the scene. Indigenous communities defend their land and their autonomy. Workers and campesinos hit the streets to protest GMOs, loss of labor rights and economic policies…Tensions in Mexico are mounting after another questioned election. Grassroots movements are gaining strength and voicing demands and alternatives to the growing chaos.
http://www.facebook.com/events/215341231941307/

*The Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Charles Taylor Trial: A Screening of WAR DON DON @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
After ten years of violent civil war, Sierra Leoneans were relieved in 2002 when the brutal war was over (exclaimed as “war don don” in the Krio language), but the painful memories of murder, systematic rape and dismemberment remained. War Don Don, directed by first-time filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen, follows the war crimes trial of Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader Issa Sesay, exploring the complex relationship between individual accountability, collective reconciliation and the limits of international justice. *WINNER* Special Jury Prize, South by Southwest Film Festival 2010.Nominated for two Emmy Awards 2011
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13310

*A City on a Lake with Two Strangers on a Lake @ Dakota Lounge, Santa Monica – $5, 21+
LA’s Two Strangers on a Lake will open early for Alex Wong of A City on a Lake. I was at their EP release party last week and love their violin-infused funk.
http://dakotalounge.tunestub.com/show.cfm?id=93741
http://www.facebook.com/events/374744855965660

Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Every Tuesday, get fresh at Grand Park! Grand Park’s Marketplace comes alive with locally grown produce, fresh flowers and prepared food vendors!
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/downtown-farmers-market/?instance_id=1042

The Lions Record Release Party @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock – $10, 21+
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock & Stones Throw present The Lions (live), PB Wolf (DJ), Peaking Lights (DJ). Free beverages from 8-10pm from Golden Road.
http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/lions-record-release-w-pb-wolf-dj-peaking-lights-dj/?instance_id=472
http://www.facebook.com/events/136696176495676/

You Haven’t Lived Until You Die: Perspectives on the End of Life @ Santa Monica Museum of Art – $10, All Ages
A poignant discussion about aging gracefully and dying with aplomb, featuring experts on the winter of life. Speakers include: Tim Tattu (Artist and Registered Nurse, Oncology-Palliative Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center), Glen Komatsu, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice), and Rie Nørregaard (Founder and CEO of Omhu—a design company that creates joyful products to support peoples abilities as they change throughout life).
https://smmoa.org/programs-and-exhibitions/a-collection-of-ideas-you-havent-lived-until-you-die-perspectives-on-the-end-of-life/

xlsrebelsx @ Slidebar, OC – Free, 21+
My friend’s band is playing at the world famous Slidebar in Fullerton on Thursday.
http://www.facebook.com/events/622223294460723/

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WED 2/27

*Las Cafeteras SXSW Tour Kick-Off @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $8, 21+
Las Cafeteras are having a kick-off party at Los Globos for their SXSW tour. They are the only Latin Indie band representing Los Angeles there and this is sure to be a massive foot-stomping, ear-popping fiesta with the support of DJs Canyon Cody & Ethos of Subsuelo, the popular underground global bass party in LA that was recently featured by ABC/Univision.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/las-cafeteras-sxsw-tour-kick-off-party-los-globos/

*War Witch and Beyond The Hills screening @ USC – Free w RSVP
Oscar-nominated film War Witch will be screened followed by Q&A with director Kim Nguyen and star Rachel Mwanza, whose Cinderella story of being cast for the film after being discovered while living on the streets as a homeless orphan child, is truly inspirational. Following is the screening of another great film, Beyond The Hills, from Romania.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13309

http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13224


The Bird House preview night – Free, All Ages
The play is written by Diane Glancy, award-winning nationally recognized Native American author, poet and playwright and delves into one Midwestern family’s struggles and whether natural gas fracking in their community is a boon or bane and features many Native American actors in the cast. The play is having its world premiere run from March 1-17 at Native Voices at the Autry, the only Equity theatre dedicated exclusively to Native American works. You can find free tickets with a small service charge to their preview nights February 27-28 and regular nights March 1-17 at Goldstar.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/free-preview-seats-for-the-drama-the-bird-house-by-cherokee-playwright-dianae-glancy/

Discotan @ Footsies, Highland Park – Free, 21+
Music from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay! Discostan DJs are primed to unleash another furnace of funky sounds drawn from points east and south: the serpentine sounds of the Subcontinent; urban bangers from Algiers, Beirut, and Tehran; and hypnotic rhythms from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar. Join us next Wednesday night for a deep voyage across the dancefloor: Retro-glam Bollywood tracks, Turkish funk and disco, Bhangra bass, Gypsy boogaloo, Arabic shaabi and dabke and Balkan bangers
http://www.facebook.com/events/288451681284415/

Malabomba @ La Cita Bar, Downtown – Free b4 10pm, $5, 21+
Release the goats and fill your flask with plum brandy, because on Wednesday, February 27th, you’re ditching the farm and heading down to MALABOMBA! L.A.’s favorite international dance party returns to La Cita to get down and dirty with the funky Bulgarian sounds of Orkestar MÉZÉ! Crooked dances, blazing horns, sultry vocals, and more funky Balkan madness than you can shake a shepherd’s crook at! As always and ever, your hosts DJ Jason Savvy and DJ Cat Hair will be keeping your feet warm with their signature blend of Balkan brass, Arabian boogie, house musette, Romany rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic cumbia, and more butt-bumping sounds from the far corners of the globe. MALABOMBA! – a wild and irreverent international dance party for the City of Angels.
http://www.facebook.com/events/327235714042838/

Broke as F**k @ Bronson Bar, Hollywood – Free, 21+
BAF, a monthly showcase of Bass Beats and Booty Shakin is Back at our new home the Bronson Bar! Sets by ADAM12, President Obama’s official DJ. Plus an extra special secret guest!
http://www.facebook.com/events/132754666895680/

Dream Sessions @ Studio Hermosa, Hermosa Beach – Free, 21+
Come out to Hermosa Beach’s premier BASS MUSIC, DUBSTEP, TRVP, BASS HOP, HIP HOP, Electronic Music night !!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/135574503277128/
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THU 2/28

Breakestra @ Grand Park’s Got Funky Sole at Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All ages
L.A.’s longest running 60s/70s soul dance party comes to Grand Park with food trucks and sweet beats all night long! Featuring The Breakestra, L.A.’s first raw funk band, Funky Sole DJs: Music Man Miles, Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch, Chico, & Adam and Food Trucks: Grilled Cheese Truck, Green Truck, Surfer Taco.
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/grand-parks-got-funky-sole/?instance_id=1228
http://www.facebook.com/events/139996209500484/

4th Annual Heart of the Community Fundraiser Party @ Townhouse, Venice – $20 donation, 21+
You are invited to attend a community celebration and fundraising event to help keep the Pico Youth & Family Center’s doors open! Since 2002 the PYFC has transformed the lives of hundreds of youth and created real progress in the community. Many PYFC youth have earned advanced college degrees, contributed 80 original songs encompassed in four CD compilations and have gained employment through PYFC staff support. In contrast to the failed police and prison approach to at risk youth, the PYFC is an example that an investment in after school programs can succeed in reducing youth gang involvement and violence. To continue our good work we need the community’s support. We need to raise $7,000 to help fund the various programs and services at PYFC. Please help us keep our doors open for the next ten years and provide our youth the support they deserve. Music performances by: PYFC, La Chamba Cumbia Chicha, Quinto Sol
http://www.facebook.com/events/206964116114070/

Madam on the Mix Open Turntables @ Bronson Bar, Hollywood – Free, 21+
“GIRLS PLAY, BOYS WATCH!” DJ Jahkova and the Soul Spinners Society invite you to take part in LA’s one and only “Madam of the Mix-Open Turntables” party. Lady DJs of all levels are invited to come by and drop a set, hang, dance, puff, pass, booz, flirt, and just have fun. It’s free to get in and free to play. First come first serve. ***Japan’s very own DJ MARIO will be our featured guest!***
Plus to kick off Women’s History month, which we’ll be rolling into, all DJs please plan to play songs that feature ONLY FEMALE vocalists, MCs, production, etc.
http://www.facebook.com/events/399067920143410/
http://soulspinnerssociety.com/event/motm-ot-la-february-28-2013/

Bicycle Art Exhibit & Ride @ Occidental College, Eagle Rock – Free, All Ages
The Bicycle Art Show opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Weingart Gallery at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, in Eagle Rock.  Prior to the show, a bicycle ride will commence at 5 p.m. at Campus and Alumni Roads before departing for the Bike Oven at 3706 N. Figueroa St. in Highland Park.

http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/articles/oxy-exhibit-looks-for-art-in-bicyles#photo-13468418
http://www.facebook.com/events/162226533934983/

The Bird House preview night – Free, All Ages
The play is written by Diane Glancy, award-winning nationally recognized Native American author, poet and playwright and delves into one Midwestern family’s struggles and whether natural gas fracking in their community is a boon or bane and features many Native American actors in the cast. The play is having its world premiere run from March 1-17 at Native Voices at the Autry, the only Equity theatre dedicated exclusively to Native American works. You can find free tickets with a small service charge to their preview nights February 27-28 and regular nights March 1-17 at Goldstar.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/free-preview-seats-for-the-drama-the-bird-house-by-cherokee-playwright-dianae-glancy/

DJ Nu-Mark @ Amoeba, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5 began DJing at the age of 13 in Los Angeles. Over the course of the last two decades, he has amassed a collection of over 35,000 records and refined his production skills and performance to the point where he is widely recognized as one of the key figures in DJ culture. Nu-Mark’s latest album, Broken Sunlight, is out now on Hot Plate Records. He visits Amoeba to play his famous “toy set” live – and sign copies of the new album after the show!
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2511/

Chicano Batman with Ethio Cali @ La Cita Bar, Downtown – $10, 21+
I love the eclectic cumbia/brazilian/psychedelic sounds of Chicano Batman. Just saw them again last week at Wild Pack of Canaries residency. They’ll be joined by another great LA band, jazz ensemble Ethio Cali!
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/chicano-batman-w-ethio-cali-la-concert-la-cita/

Licorice Premiere @ Monty Bar, Westlake – Free, 21+
The premiere of a liqueur infused dance party dedicated to that soulfully funky disco-boogie nostalgia of yesteryear. This series has been one in the making since we opened our doors in 2011. We are ecstatic to have finally landed in the perfect space for us to launch what is sure to become an experience you will wish to share with us regularly, second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Care to take a listen:
http://article33soul.podomatic.com/entry/2013-02-19T01_57_27-08_00
http://www.facebook.com/events/243103112492717/

Wig out! Get your Swing on! @ Three Clubs, Hollywood – $8 w wig, $10, 21+
Love swing dancing and wigs? Swing Dance Lesson at 10pm with Kid Watson! Wig Out Cabaret at 11pm. Wig Out! Get Your Wig On!™ Est. 2005 is a monthly performance art wig cabaret, live music, and dance party! Each month is a different wiggy theme.
http://www.facebook.com/events/431384260272200/

Wild Pack of Canaries residency @ Silverlake Lounge, Silverlake – Free, 21+
February is jazz/prog appreciation month at the Silverlake Lounge as Long Beach’s Wild Pack of Canaries perform a residency every Thursday night. They’ll be joined by a variety of artists such as Free Moral Agents, Chicano Batman, Crystal Antlers and many others throughout their residency. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/wild-pack-of-canaries-la-concert-silverlake-lounge/
http://www.facebook.com/events/321861777930146/

Afro Funke’ @ Zanzibar, Santa Monica – $7 b4 10pm, $10, 21+
AEvery week is Afro Funke world music night at Zanzibar in Santa Monica, hosted by KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and Glenn Red with special guest performers and DJs.
http://www.facebook.com/events/339633186137675
http://www.zanzibarlive.com/

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FRI 3/1

Noble Creatures @ Harvelle’s, Santa Monica – $5, 21+
My talented friend Luis Narino and his band Noble Creatures are going to have a midnight set on the West Side. I saw them play last week and they are one funky, fun, and fresh band with a Luis on vocals and blazing guitar and a great horn section!
http://www.facebook.com/events/331881376933035

Korean Film Festival @ USC – Free, All Ages
The USC Korean Film Festival presents the work of blockbuster South Korean director, Choi Dong-hoon. Please join us for special 35mm screenings of Choi’s films including the 2012 hit, The Thieves on Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2. Director Choi will also participate on a special panel entitled “Korean Cinema, Transnational Genres, and Global Culture” on Saturday, March 2nd, moderated by David James (Chair of the Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts). This event is free and open to the public.
http://dornsife.usc.edu/ksi/master-of-deception/

Hector Guerra @ Urban Latin Party at MBar, Boyle Heights – Women free b4 10pm, $5 with free album
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W/ HECTOR GUERRA
AMOR DESDE EL INFIERNO CD RELEASE
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FROM SPAIN, BOLIVIA AND MEXICO LIVE IN EAST LOS!!
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PACHAMAMA CREW
http://www.facebook.com/events/495030167205733/

Alhambra’s First Friday: 2vs2 B-Boy Battle @ Renaissance Center, Alhambra – Free, All ages
My friend is judging a free B-Boy and B-Girl competition…Free admission to all and Free to compete! Prize is $100.
http://www.facebook.com/events/473695199345370/

Kicks, Gold & Soul presents Do Good and Dance-Fania Party @ Los Globos, Silver Lake – $10 suggested donation, 21+
It’s a party for a good cause at Los Globos! Kicks, Gold & Soul presents a Fania dance party with Pili Montilla and Canyon Cody. All proceeds go to StandUp For Kids, a non-profit dedicated to ending youth homelessness. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/kicks-gold-soul-presents-do-good-and-dance-fania-party-la-party-los-globos/

Gustavo’s Awesome Lecture Series feat. Jody Agius Vallejo @ Fullerton Public Library, OC – Free, All Ages
Cal State Fullerton’s Chicana and Chicano Studies Department presents “Gustavo’s Awesome Lecture Series!” beginning Jan. 31. The free, public lecture series will be presented throughout the spring semester at 7 p.m. in the Fullerton Public Library. This month, USC sociology professor Jody Agius Vallejo, author of “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class” discusses her book and research projects she is working on.
http://news.fullerton.edu/2013sp/Gustavo-Lecture-Series.asp

Allah Las @ First Fridays at Natural History Museum – $18, All Ages
First Fridays features up and coming bands and this Friday Allah Las will be playing with The Babies opening for them.
http://www.theecho.com/event/214797-first-fridays-natural-los-angeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/526866677334314/

Noche de Estrella @ Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach – $15, All Ages
Party with the sea stars at the Aquarium’s Latin-themed night for all ages! The Aquarium will remain open until 10:30 p.m., so you can dance under the sea stars to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and more. Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) will feature live bands, DJs, and bilingual underwater dive shows, scavenger hunts with prizes, ocean activities, and an award ceremony dedicated to the nonprofit PADRES Contra El Cáncer. Mexican cuisine, beers, and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals, including more than 150 sharks they can touch.
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/noche_de_estrellas/

#KCRWmoves Pop-Up Gallery @ Fullerton Downtown Artwalk, OC – Free, All Ages
Follow #KCRWmoves to the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk as they commemorate their 3rd anniversary with a colassal art event at the Fullerton Museum Plaza. Numerous local galleries, downtown venues and artists invite the Orange County and Los Angeles County communities to partake in this family-friendly, all ages celebration. Spot the #KCRWmoves Mercedes-Benz and stop by for some KCRW swag.
http://events.kcrw.com/event/2013/03/01/fullerton-downtown-art-walk
http://www.fullertonartwalk.com/

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SAT 3/2

*Downtown Bookfest @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
READ YOUR HEART OUT in Downtown LA! Grand Park’s literary nooks and crannies come alive in a day for book lovers both big and small. Bilingual children’s performances by Jose Luis Orozco at 11:30am and 12:15pm
Readings for all ages at 1pm
DJs spinning from 1pm – close
Food trucks to feed your soul all day long
There will also be readings from Los Angeles writers, bookmaking demonstrations and workshops, and even a walking historical tour led by Mike the Poet Sonksen.
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/grand-parks-bookfest-2013/?instance_id=1217
http://www.facebook.com/events/338512882925119/

*Cyrus Kabiru: C-Stunners opening reception @ Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica – Free, All Ages
Kabiru is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Kabiru is in Los Angeles for his first U.S. exhibition – receiving a TED 2013 Fellowship and speaking at the TED “The Young, the Wise, the Undiscovered” Conference at Long Beach. C-STUNNERS are a series of wearable eyewear sculptures which sit on the boundary between art, performance, fashion and design. Innovative pieces of art, each telling their own story and made from working with found objects from the artist’s urban environment. His work ‘giving trash a second chance’ is inspired by childhood memories of growing up in an area bordering Nairobi’s biggest rubbish dump.
http://www.facebook.com/events/212693828874991/

*El Haru Kuroi @ Tumbe, NOLA’s, Downtown – $10, 21+
One of my favorite and hard-working bands, El Haru Kuroi, are special guests, playing their 1st show back in LA after their Southwest tour at the monthly Tumbe party featuring Rumba y Guaguanco, Cumbias Colombianas, Salsa Vieja, Afro-Beat, Brazilian Boogalu, Son Cubano, Rare 70’s African Funk, Jazz & Highlife, Rumba Congolese, Deep Afro-Latin House & more!
http://www.facebook.com/events/511125988930391/

Korean Film Festival @ USC – Free, All Ages
The USC Korean Film Festival presents the work of blockbuster South Korean director, Choi Dong-hoon. Please join us for special 35mm screenings of Choi’s films including the 2012 hit, The Thieves on Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2. Director Choi will also participate on a special panel entitled “Korean Cinema, Transnational Genres, and Global Culture” on Saturday, March 2nd, moderated by David James (Chair of the Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts). This event is free and open to the public.
http://dornsife.usc.edu/ksi/master-of-deception/

Passion for Love 2 @ Location to be announced – $10 b4 12am, $20, 21+
Okay all of you passionate party people, like a night of hot love making, we’re gonna do it again! So be sure to save the date for PASSiON FOR LOVE 2. Join us March 2,2013 as we come together to celebrate LOVE, HAPPINESS, and LIFE as we dance the night away to our favorite, Underground DJ’s.  This CABARET themed party will also feature Ariel performers, fire spinning, and live painting. So prepare yourself for a lush night of artistic and creative performances.
Be sure to bring your good vibes only and we’ll see you one the dance floor!
http://www.facebook.com/events/465079703548839/

Deep Exhale @ Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice – $20 presale, $30
Do you love yoga + house music? “Deep Exhale” is the ongoing collaboration between long running house music institution DEEP-LA and yoga mecca Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. This 2 1/2 hour journey starts with yoga movement lead by Micheline Berry and segues into dance, courtesy of DEEP maestro DJ Marques Wyatt. Come shake a holy tail feather with Micheline Berry and DEEP LA’s Marques Wyatt, bringing the club to the mat, the gospel of house to the asana room! Special Guests include: DVine1/sitar, percussion | Louis Hale & Brook Benson/spoken word poetry | Joey Lugassy/vocals | Domonic Dean Breaux/sax, flute. Go DEEP. Allow the yoga and dance to bring you to your body and the DEEP house rhythms to carry you home.
http://www.facebook.com/events/332671276842685/

http://www.exhalespa.com/locations/venice/

The Ranch Party @ Santa Monica mountains – $40, 18+
This Saturday, March 2, expected to be in the 80s, is the perfect weekend to enjoy an all-day into the night outdoor music festival at The Ranch Party, nestled in the Santa Monica mountains. The place is actually home to Ranch Kids, a nonprofit introducing low-income, at-risk and special needs children from the city to the positive world of outdoor nature and farming. The benefit concert will feature an eclectic lineup of independent LA bands, like The Internet (of OFWGKTA), Kisses and Mansions on the Moon, and my favorites: Zak Waters, The Record Company and Gavin Turek.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/music-festival-campout-at-the-ranch-party-in-the-santa-monica-mountains/

13th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Exotica @ Club Nokia, Downtown – $45-65, All Ages
Can’t get enough of Brazilian Carnaval? Here’s your last opportunity!! One of the biggest Brazilian parties of the year in LA!
http://www.facebook.com/events/100570173454139/
http://braziliancarnavalexotica2013.eventbrite.com/#

An evening with Rudresh Mahanthappa: Indo-Pak Coalition and Gamak @ UCLA – $15-35, All Ages
A prolific alto saxophonist, composer  and Guggenheim fellow, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s ability to synthesize South Indian concepts with a seemingly boundless range of influences characterizes him as one of the most important artists in jazz today. Synthesizing jazz with the improvised musical forms of South Asia, the Indo-Pak Coalition transcends any preconception of Indo-jazz fusion. This trio with Pakistani-American guitar wizard Rez Abbasi and first-call percussionist Dan Weiss has turned heads internationally in both the jazz and world music scenes.
http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=266

Lou Harrison: World of Music @ Redcat, Downtown – $20, All Ages
A Los Angeles premiere screening celebrates American composer, artist, writer and activist Lou Harrison (1917–2003), who forged a new course for 20th-century music with hauntingly beautiful pieces using western, eastern, and custom-made instruments inspired by Javanese gamelan and the Chinese zheng. Directed by filmmaker and music producer Eva Soltes, the feature-length documentary Lou Harrison: A World of Music is drawn from over 25 years and 300 hours of performances, rehearsals and interviews conducted with Harrison, his contemporaries and his life partner William Colvig. This extraordinary film is preceded by a performance of Harrison’s Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (1973), demonstrating his signature use of Pacific Rim-inspired microtones, performed by violinist Mark Menzies and CalArts percussionists on “Old Granddad,” a gamelan built to Harrison’s specifications.
http://www.redcat.org/event/lou-harrison

*Planet Rock with Canyon Cody @ The Virgil Silverlake – Free, 21+
My favorite weekly Saturday dance spot where Canyon Cody from Subsuelo spins with Captain Planet.
https://www.facebook.com/ItsPlanetRock

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SUN 3/3

Samba Dance Basics Workshop @ Brasil Brasil Cultural Center – $20-30, All Ages
Always wanted to learn samba? Come learn the basics of Brazilian Samba Dance with Gisella Ferreira. A fun and dynamic class that will give students a strong foundation in Samba. You will learn to move your hips the real Brazilian way.
http://www.gisellasambista.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/599771223371228/

Brasilia Grand Opening @ Agaves Bar, Long Beach – Free, 21+
If you took that samba class, then you can head down here to practice your new moves! One of my favorite LA DJs, Potira is going to start spinning every Sunday night in here! So come for a taste of Brasil every Sunday! Special drinks and featuring Marbella band live and Gisella Sambista!
http://www.facebook.com/events/145408412289826

Katia Morae EP Release 2 @ Vitello’s, Studio City – $15, All Ages
OK I can’t get enough of Brasilian music & dance! Katia Morae is a LA-based Brazilian vocalist and member of Samba Society. If you’re a fan of bossa nova and jazz, come to her EP release party!
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/brazilian-heart-music-presents-katia-moraes%E2%80%99-ep-release-art-exhibition/
http://www.facebook.com/events/511594765551779

Pretty Little Demons @ Amoeba, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Pretty Little Demons celebrate their debut album, Flowers, with a live set at Amoeba – with special guests Exene and Brett Anderson! Pretty Little Demons is what happens when two seasoned pros get together to form a band. The girls met at School of Rock North Hollywood during a 2012 spring break camp. 11 year old Lydia Night (Dead Man’s Bones) had been singing, songwriting and playing guitar for 6 years. Marlhy Murphy (We’re Not Dudes, Zeppos) was already one of the best young drummers in the country at just 9. Pretty Little Demons are 12 & 10 now and are excited to be the youngest band in history to be invited to play the SXSW Music festival.
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2524/

CapsuleM’s Sunday Afternoon with AMIRALI @ La Vida Lounge, Hollywood – $10-15, 21+
House fans…end your weekend by dancing the afternoon away with special guest Amirali of Crosstown Rebels. Reggae Pops is going to be there….when Pops esta en la case, it must be a great event!
http://capsulempresentsamirali.eventbrite.com/#
http://www.facebook.com/events/582855338393978/

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