Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Mar. 4 – Mar. 10

weekly listCool temps this week with just a little bit of rain if any. March is Women’s History Month and this week, there are a lot of events commemorating International Women’s Day on March 8! ¡Vivan Las Mujeres! Here are just some of the very many awesome events happening around LA! Do you have an LA hidden treasure or great cause people should know about? Let me know!


MON 3/4

*Sinkane, Alpine, Fetsum, Isaac Delusion @ 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. Another stellar lineup this week!
Sinkane (Brooklyn, NY): Ahmed Gallab was 5 years old when his father moved the family to the US from their native Sudan. Growing up in Utah and Ohio, and honing his musical skills in Brooklyn, he soon became a busy touring musician, currently on tour with Toro y Moi and dedicating his time to this longtime pet project, beautifully reflecting his African roots.
Alpine (Melbourne, Australia): 6 piece band with duo female vocalists, Alpine is making their US debut!
Fetsum (Berlin, Germany): The child of Eritrean revolutionists during the country’s 30-year War Of Independence, Fetsum was born in Egypt, later moving to Italy and then settling in Germany. Inspired by soul, reggae, blues, the music of Mali and folk, this is his LA debut before heading to SXSW! I really dig this song featured on KCRW’s blog.
Isaac Delusion (Paris, France): LA debut!

Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week – Downtown Pasadena
Old Pasadena’s finest restaurants, bars, and lounges offer extended food and drink specials all week long! Happy Hour Week runs March 1-15, 2013. From $1 martinis at Equator, $2 beers at Pita Jungle, and $3 gourmet sushi at Sushi Roku and Kabuki, live music and special events, Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week offers something for everyone.

Queer Sex Works: Money Power Sex @ Redcat, Downtown – $5-10, All Ages
With a wide range of piercingly personal perspectives, this screening of experimental films made by queer and non-queer artists explores a markedly different outlook about sex work. Be they strippers, hustlers, rent boys, go-go dancers, escorts, whores, pro-dommes, pornographers or rough trade, they do it for the money. Yet, unlike their straight counterparts, they are ”outsiders” in relation to the status quo. Sex work is a job with class, gender, race and power inequalities like any other, but with added social stigma, legal and, potentially, even physical danger.

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.

I Don’t Have to Show You No Stinking Badges last week @ Casa 0101 Theatre, Boyle Heights – $15-20, All Ages
CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present, for the first time in L.A. in 25 years, I Don’t Have To Show You No Stinking Badges, by Luis Valdez (creator of Zoot Suit and La Bamba).  The play is set in the greater Los Angeles  suburb of Monterey Park in the mid-1980s.  Sonny Villa, a teen-aged, Chicano pre-law student at Harvard, unexpectedly returns home with an older woman and big plans no one is expecting.  Sonny’s parents, both actors surviving on typecast roles, have high expectations for their bright son and struggle to see his new point of view.  While taking comedic twists and leaps, this lesser-known but important work by Luis Valdez, examines imprinted cultural stereotypes and reflects on how we perceive and struggle to overcome them. Last week of shows ending on Sunday 3/10.


TUE 3/5

Lunchtime Concerts & Farmer’s Market @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Feed your soul during lunchtime with food trucks and live music on Grand Park’s Performance Lawn. On Tues Mar 5, swoon to the sounds of Nura Creitz, a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter. Enjoy Nura while tasting delicious eats from Gourmet Genie and Shmuck With A Truck. Bon appétit! Don’t Forget FREE YOGA every Wednesday and Friday at 12:15-1:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is also on Tuesdays.

*Alpine @ Bootleg Theatre, Filipinotown – $10, 21
I saw them make their US debut after a long, tiring plane ride from Australia and they killed it! LA, this is your only other chance to catch this great band before they head off to NYC and SXSW!

Sound City Players @ Hollywood – Free w RSVP, 16+
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Sonos will present a unique concert experience shutting Hollywood Boulevard down for an exclusive performance by Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players featuring Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and Lee Ving of Fear–all backed by Grohl’s extended musical family including the full Foo Fighters lineup, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, and Alain Johannes. The concert is expected to draw over 10,000 fans and will take place on Tuesday, March 5, in the heart of Hollywood.

Tumbao Tuesdays @ Commonwealth Lounge, OC – Free, 21+
Quetzal Guerrero and Nancy Sanchez playing bossas, soul and samba.

Archer Black residency with Deux Sons @ Three Clubs, Hollywood – Free, 21+
Archer Black returns to Three Clubs every Tuesday in March. Joined each week by some of our favorite bands in Los Angeles, we look forward to four uniquely beautiful and creative nights. This week’s guest is Deux Sons, a six piece American band playing original music influenced by a mix of Balkan folk, Dixieland, and Punk.


WED 3/6

*United States of Africa screening @ Cal State LA, El Sereno – Free, All Ages
Join us for the final film in our African Hip Hop Film Series. United State of Africa (75mins/2012) draws the viewer into one artist’s profound meditation on the power of music and the impact of political engagement-both individual and collective. A hopeful and compelling portrait of a continent whose politically aware youth is refusing to accept the role of victim, the film is a call for Africans to rise up, take a stand and take control of their continent and their destiny. The film features Didier Awadi (Senegal), Smokey (Burkina Faso), Zuluboy (South Africa), and M-1 from Dead Prez (United States). Post film discussion will be led by the Pan Afrikan Student Collective

*Ecléctica @ Eastside Luv, Boyle Heights – Free, 21+
After 3+ years spinning every 2nd Sundays we are excited to move Ecléctica to the middle of the week, to help you get through hump day and flow right into the weekend. Hosted by Glenn Red, Reyes and Daniel French (of Las Cafeteras) and special guests DJ Sloe Poke and DJ Fresko.

The We and the I screening @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
From Michel Gondry, one of cinema’s true originals, comes his most personal film yet– THE WE AND THE I. Collaborating for two years with actual students at a neighborhood after-school arts program in the Bronx, Gondry’s large ensemble cast, all of them first-timers, essentially play themselves, though the script (credited to Gondry, Jeffrey Grimshaw and Paul Proch) is an artful, fully imagined vision of the life these kids live–and the future that awaits them–rendered without a trace of moralizing or condescension.

Histórias Que Só Existem Quando Lembradas screening @ UCLA – Free, All Ages
This film, directed by Julia Murat, tells a story of Jutuomba, a once a flourishing region that prospered on returns from its coffee plantations during the 1800s boom.  Over time it became a place lost to the world, abandoned by the railroads and inhabited by an aging population that has forgotten what it’s like to be young.

Whiskey Pete & Switchblade Recordings Present: Twerkshop @ Bar Lubitch, West Hollywood – Free, 21+
So its the middle of the week and you just wanna get turnt up and do the damn thang? Yeah same here. That’s why Whiskey Pete and his label Switchblade Recordings created the TWERK$HOP. All you gotta do is show up, drink, trap dance, twerk, talk shit, two step, spit some game, drink some more and listen to some bangin ass trap anthems from some really dope DJS, like the LA debut of Stereothieves from Texas and the release party for their new free mixtape “ASS CLAP ANTHEMS”.

Taste of Downtown Long Beach @ Downtown Long Beach – All Ages
The Taste of Downtown series returns to the Long Beach! The series begins in the East Village Arts District on 1st Street between Linden & Elm Avenue. Many of your favorite Downtown restaurants will be serving up sample sized portions of their signature dishes, while music permeates the popular area. The Taste of Downtown East Village Arts District will feature Downtown’s best restaurants, as well as live art demonstrations. Running thru Thu 3/7.


THU 3/7

*Escenario featuring Bomba Estereo, Carla Morrison, Astro, La Santa Cecilia, Que Bajo?! @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood – $15, All Ages
This is THE CANT MISS EVENT of the week!! Bomba Estereo from Colombia, Carla Morrison from Mexico, Astro from Chile, our home-grown Grammy-nominated La Santa Celilia and Que Bajo?! from NYC all under the same roof for $15???

Warning: Astro’s latest video is NSFW! It got censored on Youtube:

*Delhi 2 Dublin with Brushy One String @ Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach – $12 presale, $15, 21+
If I wasn’t busy at Escenario, I’d be catching this Canadian band who fuse Bhangra and Celtic music. Saw them last summer at Levitt Pavilion and they are such a fun band that will have you dancing nonstop. Opening for them is the amazing Brushing One String from Jamaica, who yes plays with a one-stringed guitar. Saw him last week at Hotel Cafe and he is a must-see!

*Funky Beats @ Lucy’s 51, Toluca Lake – Free, 21+
The best of Brasilian beats, hip hop, reggae, dancehall featuring 2 of my favorite LA DJs Potira & Miss Sunny Z! Also featuring Gisella Sambista. No cover!

Outfest Fusion Lab @ Highland Park – Free, All Ages
Fusion Lab is a free pop-up micro cinema shop to showcase and represent the stories of LGBT people of color. Learn how to make films at free hands-on workshops taught by pro filmmakers & attend free screenings! It will be open from March 7 – March 30, 2013. Supported by a grant from the Irvine Foundation, Fusion Lab will host screenings of short films, filmmaking workshops taught by Outfest alumni, and workstations with cameras and editing software. Stop by Fusion Lab to rent a camera to make a short film that you can edit at computers and editing software also available for free.

The Shape of Things To Come Gallery Reception @ Kerckhoff Art Gallery, UCLA – Free, All Ages
The Cultural Affair’s Commission and X is the Weapon present “The Shape of Things To Come.” A group show featuring works from some of Orange County’s best local, up and coming artists. ood & beverages will be served. X Is The Weapon is a southern California-based artist collective that strives to build consciousness in the community, by way of the creative arts. The message is universal. There is no limit to what we can do as a creative community. With a goal to educate the young and old alike, about social tolerance, right knowledge, right wisdom and understanding. Just like we as people have no real limit, the brand is not limited. X is what you make it.

Rhyme N Rhythm @ Foundation Room, West Hollywood – $8, 21+
My friend Coco and her band RNR from Vegas are performing their genre and boundary breaking hip hop: 4 MCs + Bass + Keys + Drums. These are the elements that compose the Hip Hop Funk Soul Experience known as Rhyme N Rhythm.

Jazzmoov 2 year Anniversary featuring DAZ-I-KUE @ NOLA’s, Downtown – $5 b4 11pm w rsvp, $10, 21+
FUNKY, JAZZY, SWINGY, AFRO/LATIN HOUSE Music & the DANCER is what JazzMoov is all about. From the makers of Jazzercise comes a monthly event where everything happens on the dancefloor. This night is for the purists, the true groovers of LA who like to get down to something Uptempo & full of fly funky flavor. Featuring DAZ-I-KUE, a Londoner and now Atlanta resident, and a member of the world respected production crew Bugz In The Attic, who have remixed the likes of Macy Gray, Soul II Soul and 4 Hero, is widely seen as one of the pioneers broken beat genre.

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. Featuring El Freaky collective from Colombia!

Zulluu @ The Joint, Beverly Hills – $5, 21+
ZULLUU (from South Africa) are bringing the full seven piece to West LA area…You are invited!!!!…to the next “wild” ZULLUU (Ex-pat from South Africa) Anglo/African Fusion music/theater and dance.

Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty @ OC Museum of Art, OC – Free, All Ages
West Coast Premiere of Bending Sticks which celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations.

Brazilian Night with Grupo Cupim do Samba @ The Harp Inn Irish Pub, OC – Free, 21+
Grupo Cupim do Samba brings Samba & Pagode back to OC every other Thursday and it’s now the hottest spot for Brazilian nights. Full of beautiful people, vibrant energy and amazing dancing.

Solution @ Slidebar, OC – Free, 21+There are a lot of hard working bands in OC! Up and coming reggae band Solution is making waves in less than a year together. Here’s a writeup on them:

20th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival @ San Diego
I know this isn’t anywhere close to LA, but it’s worth noting that The San Diego Latino Film Festival is one of the premiere Latino film festivals in the country and it’s their 20th Anniversary! It was established 20 years ago as a student film festival focusing on works by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Since that time, The San Diego Latino Film Festival has developed into one of the larger and well-respected Latino film festivals in the country. Over 245,000 people have attended during the past few years and over 3,660 films/videos from across Latin America and the United States have been screened. Running thru 3/17.


FRI 3/8

*Subsuelo featuring Nickodemus @ Kobos, Downtown – $10, 21+
Subsuelo didn’t become LA’s best kept secret (no longer) by not evolving and stretching their wings, so this special Friday edition is going down at a beautiful, spacious new venue, Kobos, and features the one and only Nickodemus who put global bass on the dance scene map and has chosen LA to release his new album, Turntables on the Ramblas, inspired by his exploration of the music and dance culture in Barcelona, Spain. Peep a listen to one of the album’s remixes and what you missed at the last Subsuelo!

*1st Annual Internation Wombyn’s Day: Planting the Seeds of Resistance @ Pico Youth & Family Center – $5-10 donations appreciated, All Ages
Hosted and organized by the wombyn of PYFC. This event will feature an all female lineup, including performers, artists, musicians, vendors, and speakers! Throughout the night, we will be paying homage to Rigoberta Menchú and other wombyn leaders! K’la J will be debuting our Rigoberta Menchú song (rap)! Come check out my friend Nayeli Guzman’s handcrafted fine art & jewelry and my friend Miss Sunny Z will be keeping the dance floor hot, with performances by Azteca dancers (Majawil wq’ij), Grupo Folklórico de UCLA, Traditional Southern Cloth (Native American dance) and music by Hope, Jasmine Nicole Jamison. K’la J (Krystal Jasmin), Reverie, and Vel the Wonder. The Pico Youth & Family Center (PYFC) serves hundreds of youth annually, ages 16-24, who are most at risk and the PYFC’s Wombyn’s Group is a safe space for young females and seeks to generate within these girls a feeling of inner respect and love for themselves, while learning to be self-empowered.

*Cuban Women Filmmakers Showcase @ Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood – $11, All Ages4 prominent Cuban female filmmakers will screen their films at the Egyptian Theatre to promote the work of Cuban women and empower women in the film industry. A “Havana Nights in Hollywood” after party with performer Candi Sosa y Su Sexteto – and Cuban cuisine from Versailles Cuban Food! – will follow the discussion in celebration of International Women’s Day and these talented filmmakers. Cameo appearance by Latin GRAMMYs Winner Nestor Torres.

*Tree of Fire world premiere play @ Inner-City Arts/The Rosenthal Theater, Downtown – $15, All Ages
TREE OF FIRE is about a Magnolia tree catching fire in an aged and ominous women’s prison. Three female inmates, forgotten and left to perish, are jolted into memories of their past that inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the inhumanity of the prison to the world. By supporting Tree of Fire,  you are a part of giving voice to a timely play that raises critical conversation about gender, race, and the Prison Industrial Complex.”Tree of Fire” sings and screams for those who have no voice. It’s a modern day “Trojan Women” that leads us on a mythic journey into the minds and spirits of incarcerated women.  We meet women who are separated from their families, from their lives, from time itself.  Never self pitying and often very funny, this piece takes us into the soul of their experience.  Style and content are boldly woven together to give us an intimate encounter with the heart of the imprisoned.” -Leon Martell, Playwright.

Mujeres de Maiz Art Exhibit: Identity Blinging @ Corazon Del Pueblo, Boyle Heights – Free, All Ages
An Art Exhibit featuring all wombyn artists. Opening Reception Friday, March 8th, 7pm Exhibit runs March 8th-April 7th, 2013. Community Education for Social Action (CESA) will be providing an educational background about International Women’s Day and will present a documentary about women’s struggles.

Boy @ Troubadour – $15, All Ages
I like this duo from Hamburg, Germany. The BOY phenomenon began this summer with their first single ‘Little Numbers’. Now, having conquered their native Germany and Switzerland, they are shipping their sharp brand of pop to the rest of Europe. BOY are both girls. Valeska Steiner sang in several bands in her native Switzerland before moving to Germany, where Sonja Glass grew up, playing the cello in classical orchestras as a child, and later working as a bass player for several pop bands. The duo met when Valeska won a place at a prestigious summer holiday music workshop in Hamburg. There she met Sonja, who had recently returned from a spell studying bass guitar in Holland.

2nd Annual Carnaval da Bahia @ Rooftop 3100, Koreatown – $10 presale, $15-25, 21+
This is a special edition of Festa Fridays, hosted by DJ Chris Brazil. Featuring Dendê & Band, playing music from their new album Back To Bahia, at their 1st LA appearance and special guests BatukAxé and Viver Brasil Dance Company! It’s also DJ Chris’ birthday so come celebrate Brazilian Bahia style!

Dance Brazil @ Downey Civic Theatre, Downey – $25 Goldstar discount, $39 regular, All Ages
A performance by Dance Brazil is a rare evening of dance, the likes of which you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Now the company brings its artistry and athleticism to the Downey Civic Theatre. For over 30 years they’ve been electrifying stages with their high-energy mix of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira. It is the last element that truly sets Dance Brazil apart. Capoeira is the traditional dance/martial arts form that had its origins in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement. Together, these elements give Dance Brazil a breathtaking style of dance that is hard to beat.

Dessy Di Lauro launch party @ Harvelle’s, Santa Monica – $10, 21+
Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music she describes as “Feathered Fro-hawk Futuristic Art Deco-Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music,” with an up-tempo live show incorporating classic elements from the speakeasy era. Di Lauro has become one of Harvelle’s favorite with her power-house voice, along with her stellar band and horn section led by her musical director Ric’key Pageot (Madonna, Cirque du Soleil, Jill Scott). Miss Di Lauro evokes the essence of Cab Calloway by blending ragtime music with today’s contemporary R&B music.

Quita Penas SXSW kickoff & fundraiser @ Division 9 Gallery, Riverside – $5, All Ages
QUITAPENAS is debuting the 2013 WHITE IRIS RECORDS release of their 7”vinyl
Two days later we will be hitting the road en route to Austin Texas for the South By SouthWest Festival. We are performing at the White Iris Showcase at SXSW and want to carry that IE spirit strong across the states and into Texas! Joined by Inner Prisms and The Marionette Combo.

Quilombo Arte L.A. @ Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown – $5 b4 10pm, $10, 21+
In 2005, Bocafloja founded Quilombo: Arte en Resistencia. Quilomboarte is an organization that produces cultural events in which rap and spoken word function as a non-orthodox educational tool and an essential collaborative adhesive to social and political movements in the processes of transformation throughout the Americas. The organization derives its name from the communities in resistance, “Quilombos”, which during the colonial period on the American continent were established by fugitive black slaves (also known as maroons and cimarrones), indigenous peoples and others who rejected colonialism’s domination, who preferred to live as free people in communal form. Quilombos (also known as mocambos and palenques), were founded as independent and self-sustaining collectives which rejected the state of slavery and its oppressive nature. As such, Quilomboarte’s roots are based in political principles and conceptions that direct its actions. The organization works autonomously, with its own resources and abilities, making use of transgressive and transformative forces of Hip Hop culture applied to sustainable change.

DJ Potira @ Chica Bonita, Isla Cantina, West Hollywood – Free, 21+DJ Potira spinning the best of Latin beats, Top40, Dancehall, Brazil Baile Funke, Moonbahton and Hip Hop!

The Big Bass Allstar Variety Show @ King King, Hollywood – $10 earlybird, $15 presale, $20, 21+
We’re very excited to have Headtron Superstar Stephan Jacobs joining us for one of his last LA performances before leaving for Warped Tour this summer. And a special treat, Delevo will be joining Stephan on the mic during his set 🙂 Timothy Wisdom (Vancouver, BC) is one of our favorite new producers, we got to check him out at Shambhala over the summer and we love what he does!!! We’re happy to be bringing him to you all for his LA debut. Also a rare solo set from Good Vibes own J*Labs, so bring yo’ dancing shoes. OG Status will be layin’ it down, another LA debut, their performance features live sax and drums along with laptop and synth. Opening the show will be Vancouver -> SD newcomer Gina Cat.

3rd Annual Busan West Film Festival @ Chapman University, OC – $10/film, All Ages
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is pleased to partner with the Busan International Film Festival (considered by many to be the “Cannes” of Asia) to present BUSAN WEST. Over the course of three days, March 8-10, 2013, Dodge College will host a showcase of contemporary and classic films selected primarily from the Busan International Film Festival by Dodge College Professor Nam Lee, an expert in pan-Asian cinema. Running from Fri 3/8 thru Sun 3/10.

MUSINK Tattoo Convention & Music Festival @ OC Fairgrounds, OC – $25-75, All Ages
6th annual ink & music festival will feature some of the most legendary punk rock and rockabilly bands. Guttermouth, The Vandals and Bad Religion will kick off the event on Friday, while TSOL, Lagwagon and Pennywise will take the stage on Saturday. The festival will close with the thumping sounds of Jonny Two Bags, The Headcat, Lucero and Reverend Horton Heat on Sunday. They’re still looking for tattooed beauties for the Miss Musink competition.


SAT 3/9

Girl Rising film @ Westpark 8, Irvine – $10, All Ages10×10, has just released a  feature film, Girl Rising, on March 7. It is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses, including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Alicia Keys, and Selena Gomez. The film delivers a single message: educating girls in developing nations will change the world.

*Arkestry of the Cosmos – The Universe Language of Sun Ra @ William Grant Still Arts Center, – Free, All Ages
Opening Reception and Concert of an exhibition of local, national, international, and intergalactic archives, art, and interviews on Sun Ra, members of The “Ark” and their quest to expand minds, music, and the souls through musical experimentation for over a half-century. Featuring over 150 rare photographs, videos, albums covers, articles, and artwork on Sun Ra and The Arkestra. It is this year’s annual African-American Heritage exhibition, celebrating the life and work of African- American composers. A special one-time tribute performance to Sun Ra. Featuring former Arkestra member Dale Williams (guitar), playing along with Dwight Trible (vocals), Edwin Livingston (bass), Bobby West (piano), Marcus Miller (drums) and Derf Reklaw (percussion).

Hector Guerra @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $8, 21+
HECTOR GUERRA: An MC, Hispanic-Bolivian producer, artist and human rights activist, has officially released the album “Amor” in the United States, which is the first part of a double album called “Amor / Desde El Infierno”. Joined by PILAR OLAVE y sus musicos. Romantica , sutil , hermosa voz con melodia dulce que llega al corazon. Actriz, Modelo, Cantante, ella es PILAR OLAVE. ON THE ROCKS LA BAND, Silverlake’s own local band !!! Great music and vibes !!!  ** 88 TEQUILA WINNER OF BEST OF THE BEST 2012 FREE TASTING 7-8PM only**

Sidecar Free Party @ Jane’s House, Hollywood – Free, 21+Come out to Jane’s House in Hollywood this Saturday for a funktastic time with the groovy tunes of Aaron Byrd(KCRW).
Visuals by inshane and Special Guest DJ’s and Artists. FREE RIDES: Arrive with SideCar! Use code STEWART for $30 (most of the way across town, or to both to/from the party for East Siders!) Donate to your driver – the credit covers the cost. Code goes live 7 PM Sat. SideCar matches people who need a ride with regular, everyday drivers who are willing to give them one. If you need a ride anywhere in L.A., simply push a button and you’ll get picked up a pre-vetted SideCar driver. Great experience. Great people. Great for LA. Not uber expensive. Get the app at

Open House 4 Year Anniversary @ Live Arts LA, Eagle Rock – Free-$10, All Ages
Open House is celebrating our four year anniversary with dance class with Marjory Smarth from NYC on March 8 and the party on March 9. DJs Wayne Lyons, William Reelsoul, Tamahawk Bang, Angelo and Special Guest DJs and performances by D. Sabela Grimes/ Ovasoul 7, Jason Ulysses, Capoeira Batuque, Ladies of Open House.

Baby Bar Bash fundraiser/community mixer @ Unurban Cafe, Santa Monica – $20-100, All Ages
Special Alumni & Community Event Celebrating Future Peoples Lawyers And the Peoples College of Law’s Accomplishment’s. Special performances by Kittenhead, Son Del Centro (jarocho music from Veracruz), Jaq, Paula & Johnny. Sponsored by Law Causa, who assist activists and community residents from the underbelly of Los Ángeles with admission into Law School by providing insight, referrals, popular education, and resources, and People’s College of Law, a small, fully licensed, degree-granting law school committed to under-represented communities and training legal advocates who will secure progressive social change and justice in society.

King Sound Film Awareness Jam and Fundraiser @ Downey Brewing Company, Downey – No cover but donations accepted, 21+
The LA Reggae music scene has been around for 30 years, but for many music lovers, how the genre came to be on the west coast is a mystery. The “king Sound” documentary tells the story of how this music made it across the ocean and planted itself into a city where rock and disco were king! This event is to support their crowdsourcing campaign to get the film made! Drink specials, VIP photo area, raffles, and more. Selectors: Ras Mitch & Family Promotion Sound, Lovers Bash Sound, Mistah Frew (Live Injection Sound) and more to be announced. Live music from some of L.A.’s Reggae elite. The King Sound Film Crew will be in the house documenting the event. Come out and support L.A.’s original Reggae Story, bring a friend and help make this night a success!!!

6th Annual Rockabilly Festival @ Pitzer College, Claremont – Free, All Ages
The Latin@ Student Union at Pitzer College (Claremont Colleges) presents its 6th Annual Rockabilly Festival! It’s all about music, cars, and pompadours at this daytime, all-ages event! Proceeds from the day’s event will go to Pomona High School’s MeCHa college scholarship. ~

Alina Artts, Orlin Pavlov, Bobo Sekunda @ Lure, Hollywood – $10 presale, $20-55, 21+
It’s a great pleasure for us to invite you to Europa Plus TV and ESE ‘s Rock&Lure international music&dance party with the amazing Orlin Pavlov from Bulgaria and Bobo LIVE performance! You will have the chance, as well, to see the performance of the young russian pop-star Alina Artts. Let’s Rock the night away with the new club project of Orlin and Bobo with the support of DJ Borche!

Sacred Music & Chants w/ Dave Cipriani, Chris Payne & Rafe Pearlman @ Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurvedic, West Hollywood – $15-20 suggested donation, All Ages
It’s the monthly performance at Dancing Shiva! Dave & Chris will do some instrumental music drawing on Indian, African, Middle Eastern & American traditions. Rafe will do original songs & Sephardic Chants with his beautiful voice. And songs, chants & kirtans with Dave, Rafe & Chris to enrich your soul & sing along with. We’ll do some original songs, some Beatles, a new kirtan based on the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrasattva Mantra & more. This is not your typical kirtan, we will reach into your soul & touch your heart.

Kevin Jerome Everson: Ten Fiave in the Grass & other shorts @ Redcat, Downtown – $5-10, All Ages
With six feature-length films and more than 70 shorts, Alpert Award recipient Kevin Jerome Everson has explored the multiple facets of African American life via a variety of formal approaches. This screening includes a selection of shorts, from the Lumière-inspired Workers Leaving the Job Site (2013), to a dark, witty, homage to Chester Himes, Early Riser (Cotton Comes to Harlem) (2012), to an exploration of the world of black cowboys, Ten Five in the Grass (2012).

Barrio Funky presents Very Be Careful @ Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown – $5 b4 10:30, $10, 21+
Barrio Funky presents VBC, Alexander El Gran, Chris Acosta, Soul Libre and King Steadybeat

*Planet Rock with Canyon Cody and Circle Up @ The Virgil Silverlake – Free, 21+
My favorite weekly Saturday dance spot where Canyon Cody from Subsuelo spins with Captain Planet. On the other side of The Virgil, is Circle Up, roots and soul from around the world.

DJ Potira and crew @ BASSXX, Seventy 7 Lounge, Culver City – Free, 21+
DJ Potira and her crew spinning the best of Latin beats, Top40, Dancehall, Brazil Baile Funke, Moonbahton and Hip Hop!

2nd Saturday Art Walk @ East Village Arts District, Long Beach – Free, All Ages
2nd Saturday Art Walk TM  is a monthly event. It takes place in the East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach every second Saturday of each month.

Dessy Di Lauro @ Anaheim Marriott, OC – Free, All Ages
Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music she describes as “Feathered Fro-hawk Futuristic Art Deco-Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music,” with an up-tempo live show incorporating classic elements from the speakeasy era. Miss Di Lauro evokes the essence of Cab Calloway by blending ragtime music with today’s contemporary R&B music. She just had her launch party 3/8 in LA and will be playing in the hotel lobby at 9pm with her band The Hep Kats.

3rd Annual Busan West Film Festival @ Chapman University, OC – $10/film, All Ages
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is pleased to partner with the Busan International Film Festival (considered by many to be the “Cannes” of Asia) to present BUSAN WEST. Over the course of three days, March 8-10, 2013, Dodge College will host a showcase of contemporary and classic films selected primarily from the Busan International Film Festival by Dodge College Professor Nam Lee, an expert in pan-Asian cinema. Running from Fri 3/8 thru Sun 3/10.


SUN 3/10

*Mujeres De Maiz 16th Anniversary Live Art Show @ Self Help Graphics, Boyle Heights – $10 donation, $5 students, All Ages
An Intercultural, Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational Live Art Show Honoring International Wombyn’s Day and Wombyn’s Herstory Month. Featuring live performances by Adelina Anthony, Atabey, Banda Reinas Del Valle, FE (Felicia Montes), Irene Diaz, Maya Jupiter, Medusa, Miwa Lyric, MC D’Lo and more! We are a grassroots, multimedia women’s activist organization based in Los Angeles. Our mission is to unite and empower women of all ages, colors, and sexualities by creating safe community spaces that provide education, mentorship, art, exhibition and publishing opportunities.

Mexika New Year 2013 @ Vex Arts, El Sereno – Free b4 3pm, $10 donation, kids free, All Ages
Celebrating the arrival of the New Year  on the Aztek calendar. We will be celebrating with Danza Azteka throughout the day, an art exhibition presented by some of our best artist in LA representing their cultural roots trough paint and canvas, and presenting the debut of “Moon Aguas”  live teatro, as well as indigenous cuisine. We will have live music performed by some of the best MC’s and musicians of our culturally conscious community: Quinto Sol, Hector Guerra, Sick Jacken, Aztlan Underground, Mexico68 and so many more!

Vivan Las Mujeres Women’s Day Festival @ MOLAA, Long Beach – Free, All Ages
MOLAA celebrates the contributions of women to art, movement, and music at our annual Women’s Day Festival! Local and national female artists will be featured through a virtual display of art. Salsa & bachata lessons, kids activities, vendors, tours, live music performances by Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra, Tres Souls, Tropicaleiza and Julie Simon. Spot the #KCRWmoves Mercedes-Benz and stop by for some KCRW swag.

Venice Harvest Xchange @ Venice – Free, All ages
Back by popular demand… The Venice Harvest Xchange (VHX) is a private community market where locally grown, foraged, and prepared food can be traded, sold and donated. We also welcome other vendors… so bring your art, jewelry, clothing, and creativity! There are always lots of tasty edibles that you can trade for or buy — food from home growers, foragers, dumpster divers, and homey cooks, plus PIZZA from the clay wood burning pizza oven. There will also be music and entertainment! We’ll also have a little and big KID’s corner with painting and arts, so bring the family! Support your local community – come hungry and bring your own bags to take home your yummy treats! To help cover expenses, we ask for a $3 donation for entry to this event, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This issue of VHX will also feature a pay-what-you-want bazaar with home decor items from Bali and other goodies! And YES, pay-what-you-want means exactly that!!

Brasilia @ Agaves Bar, Long Beach – Free, All Ages
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! No cover, all ages in the restaurant, and special drinks!

3rd Annual Busan West Film Festival @ Chapman University, OC – $10/film, All Ages
Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is pleased to partner with the Busan International Film Festival (considered by many to be the “Cannes” of Asia) to present BUSAN WEST. Over the course of three days, March 8-10, 2013, Dodge College will host a showcase of contemporary and classic films selected primarily from the Busan International Film Festival by Dodge College Professor Nam Lee, an expert in pan-Asian cinema. Running from Fri 3/8 thru Sun 3/10.

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