Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Mar. 11 – Mar. 17

weekly listSunny and 80s all week! Enjoy the extra hour of sunlight! 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!

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MON 3/11

*Austin Brown, Boy, MØ, Mikhael Paskalev – 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!
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/580464311972394/



*Lucy Rose, Nylo, Kita Klane @ Hotel Cafe – $12, 21+
Rising UK sensation Lucy Rose will be playing with Nylo from Chi-Town and LA native Kita Klane.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/lucy-rose-uk-sensation-plays-hotel-cafe-on-march-11-2/

*3.11: Surviving Japan premiere @ Laemmle’s Noho 7, North Hollywood – $11, All Ages
3.11: Surviving Japan is an important documentary that is a critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief. It features true stories from those affected by the disaster, the government and even TEPCO. It highlights the struggle in dealing with: The Tsunami clean-up, Government response to the disaster, radiation plus the future of nuclear power after the accident. On Monday, March 11, the 2nd anniversary of the disaster, the movie will be having a limited premiere in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and New York City. The screening will benefit the Save Minami-Soma Project, providing clean water and food to Japanese citizens still living in radioactive waste. Tickets can only be purchased in advance by March 11 and will not be available at the box office, so get yours here.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/3-11-surviving-japan-inside-look-at-fukushima-premieres-on-march-11-anniversary/

Cuban Women Filmmakers U.S. Showcase @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Celebrate and embrace the creative vision of the women filmmakers of the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque during four extraordinary days of screenings of over 21 narrative short films and documentaries, a panel discussion, Q&As and festivities. The films offer audiences a glimpse into the psyche and heart of modern Cuban life, and a unique view of the world.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13368

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.
http://www.oldpasadena.org/happyhourweek/

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

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TUE 3/12

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://www.facebook.com/events/582173178479415/
http://grandparkla.org/calendar/

Teahouse Arts of China @ Hammer Museum, UCLA – Free, All AgesChina’s teahouses have long been places where family and friends have gathered to sip tea, share ideas, and watch performances of local art forms. The Hammer recreates this tradition with an evening of tea, snacks, music, and storytelling, provided by master artists of the Beijing drum song (京韵大鼓) tradition from Tianjin, China.
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1645

*Quetzal Guerrero Birthday @ Cali Hustle, The Virgil, Silverlake – Free, 21+
My awesome friend Quetzal Guerrero performs here as part of Cali Hustle, a monthly free Tuesday event at The Virgil every 2nd Tuesday, featuring the best local artists. Quetzal always rocks with his eclectic mix of Afro latin funk soul and bossa nova and violin virtuoso! Don’t believe me? Ever heard hip hop bustin out on a violin? It’s a special not-to-miss night as he celebrates his birthday! As usual, his lady Miss Sunny Z will be spinning the decks to keep the dance floor pumpin and Andree Belle is the special March guest!
http://www.facebook.com/events/162665297218775/

International Beat Club grand opening @ Los Globos, Silverlake – Free, 21+
International Beat Club is taking off once again and from a new terminal! Book your tickets to experience the finest locales from the 60s to the 90s and destinations including Mod, Ska, Soul and Britpop. No passport is required! Our maiden flight will be having a best dressed stewardess contest! Come in you best Jet Setting dress to win a fantastic prize!
http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/238793-international-beat-club-los-angeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/340741262702753/

No News from Harare @ USC – Free w RSVP , All Ages
A cutting edge account of political persecution in the guise of democracy. Filmed undercover in Zimbabwe, and presented at special event screenings and discussions at Harvard, UC Berkeley, Columbia and Stanford Universities with Wendy Dent as guest-speaker, ‘No News From Harare’ is a timely study of the denial of civil rights, freedom of the media and freedom of expression in Zimbabwe, now even more pertinent as Harare prepares for its March 16 constitutional referendum and upcoming elections. Featuring covertly filmed interviews with opposition leaders and human rights lawyers, and spiced with razor sharp political comedy which satirises the unspeakable, No News From Harare presents a portrait of Zimbabwe which Mugabe would prefer remains unseen.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13353

Comida No Bombas LA (Food Not Bombs LA) Benefit Show @ La Tierra De La Culebra, Highland Park – $5 donation, All Age
What is Comida No Bombas LA?
-Sharing FREE, VEGAN or VEGETARIAN meals with the hungry from food that would otherwise go to waste
-NOT A CHARITY! We are trying to create a society where no person has to go without food
-An AUTONOMOUS GRASSROOTS collective
-Committed to creating SAFE SPACE for POC, WOMYN and other historically oppressed individuals
– ON BIKES!
Live music performances & open mic!
http://www.facebook.com/events/491602057552381/

Women in Jazz @ Vibrato Grill & Bar – $20, 21+
Celebrating the feminine side of jazz – March is Women’s History Month! Allison Adams Tucker, voice Kait Dunton, piano Sherry Luchette, bass Tina Raymond, drums Lori Bell, flute. ~ KCRW
Multi-lingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker’s music reflects her passion for world cultures with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan and the U.S. She has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with many jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Mindy Abair, Pete Escoveda, Sheila E, Tommy Campbell, Mirko Guerrini, Toku and Ken Ota. Tonight, she brings together some of the top women working in jazz today.
http://www.vibratogrilljazz.com/calendar/index.php?event=Allison_Adams_Tucker_Women_in_Jazz_&calview=event&event_id=3137&prevview=month&year=2013&month=03&day=12&type_id=&clickdate=2013-03-12

Love in da House @ Zanzibar, Santa Monica – $5 presale, $10, 21+
Your favorite Tuesday Monthly is back! Every second Tuesday of the month at Zanzibar! This month we are joined by: DJ Wolfie (The Steampunk Saloon / http://www.djwolfie.com). Doing a special all vinyl 2 by 4 tag team set will be:
Oscure (L.A.B.A.) and J-Funk (L.A.B.A.). More music is in the works for you!
Visuals by: 8′ Bass Monster With Power of Light!
http://www.facebook.com/events/480781565317861/

David Bisbal @ House of Blues, West Hollywood – $69, All Ages
Spanish superstar David Bisbal is coming to Los Angeles to perform at House of Blues Sunset Strip. David Bisbal Ferré is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish pop singer. He gained his initial fame as a runner up on the interactive reality television show Operación Triunfo produced by TJ Hall. He has since released four studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Albums Chart, in addition to recording a number of live albums. He’s toured throughout Europe and Latin America and is now considered to be a crossover international artist. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/david-bisbal-concert-house-of-blue-sunset-strip/

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WED 3/13

Lunchtime Yoga reTREAT @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Free yoga sessions designed to relax, rejuvenate and reenergize. Pop in and out, dress comfortably and be ready to retreat into Grand Park bliss. In the event of rain, yoga will be cancelled. Every Wednesday and Friday at 12:15pm – 1:00pm EXTENDED through May 31!
http://www.facebook.com/events/419312148149993/

Watsky @ Amoeba, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Join rapper, writer, and performer George Watsky in celebration of the release of his latest album Cardboard Castles (out on March 12th)!
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2519/

Blancanieves screening @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
A re-telling of the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale “Snow White”, Blancanieves is a breathtakingly beautiful film and a uniquely spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema. Set in a romanticized 1920s Seville, Berger’s Snow White is Carmen, the daughter of a famous bullfighter, who lives under the tyrannical rule of her monstrous, evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her beauty and natural talent in the ring attract notices from the press. But soon the news reaches Encarna, who at last she knows where to find Carmen, and she prepares for the final showdown.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13376

Somebody Up There Likes Me @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Bob Byington’s smart, subversive comedy skips through 35 years in the life of Max Youngman (Keith Poulson), his best (and only) friend Sal (Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation”), and the woman they both adore (Jess Weixler, Teeth). As they stumble in and out of hilariously misguided relationships — strung together with animated vignettes by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly) and an original score by Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio — Max never ages, holding on to a mysterious briefcase that may or may not contain the secret to life.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13367

Helping Haiti @ Hammer Museum, UCLA – Free, All AgesThree years after the devastating earthquake that took 300,000 lives and left over one million Haitians homeless, we assess the waning international response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the hemisphere’s poorest country with author Amy Wilentz, who has written a number of books about Haiti including her latest, Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti. Joining her is Haitian-born doctor Henri Ford and Haitian human rights attorney Mario Joseph. Ford is chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and vice dean for Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Following the 2010 earthquake, Dr. Ford returned to Haiti to provide medical assistance to earthquake victims. Joseph leads the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, which represents political prisoners, poor people, and victims of political violence.
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1626

Beto Cuevas @ House of Blues, West Hollywood – $41, All Ages
Former band member of La Ley, Beto Cuevas is playing at House of Blues Sunset Strip on March 13! Beto is a Chilean singer/songwriter who grew up in Montreal and went solo in 2005 with the debut of Miedo Escencio. The album much like the work he produced with La Ley was a mix of cutting-edge electro-rock and mainstream success. Don’t miss your chance to see Beto live at House of Blues!! ~ Remezcla.com (free ticket contest at the link below)
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/beto-cuevas-house-of-blues-sunset-strip

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THU 3/14

*Downtown Art Walk @ Downtown – Free, All Ages
Every 2nd Thursday is the downtown LA Art Walk, a great way to explore the vibrant art district there, with galleries, arts & crafts, food trucks, live music and bars.
http://downtownartwalk.org/

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal—Chamber Music @ Skirball – $25-35, All Ages
West Coast premiere! Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Ségal join forces for their Chamber Music project, a groundbreaking collaboration between two like-minded masterful artists working in warm unison. Their intimate and lyrical music provides a much-needed oasis of peace and calm. Deeply rooted in Manding music and incorporating other world music and classical influences, their efforts are some of the most beautiful and appealing “fusion” music undertaken in the last decade. Presented as part of the Skirball’s new concert series, Journeys and Encounters, presenting surprising collaborations between musicians of diverse genres.
http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/sissoko-segal

The Green Wave and The Iran Job screenings @ Levantine Cultural Center – $6/film, All AgesTo celebrate the month of March and the advent of the Persian New Year or Nowruz, the Levantine Cultural Center presents two feature-length documetaries from 2012 that celebrate the Iranian people. The Green Wave, directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi and distributed in the U.S. by Red Flag Releasing, is a powerful political film that reveals what happened during the 2009 election protests, when millions of people took to the streets. The Iran Job, directed by Till Schauder, is a great basketball movie about an American from the Caribbean who leads an Iranian team in Shiraz. In both films the people of Iran are the heroes. The Green Wave (80 ms) screens at 6:30 pm; The Iran Job (93 ms.) screens at 8 pm.
http://www.levantinecenter.org/event/iran-documentary-night-green-wave-iran-job

Raquel Rodriguez @ The Mint, Mid Wilshire – $15, 21+
http://themintla.com/show.cfm?id=92983

Superdevoice – UCLA Balkan Women’s Choir @ Hammer Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
In conjunction with Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers, Fowler Out Loud presents UCLA’s own Balkan Women’s Choir, Superdevoiche. Led by famed Bulgarian singer and choral conductor Tzvetanka Varimezova, Superdevoiche offers traditional Balkan tunes in mesmerizing harmony backed by instrumentals.
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-out-loud-superdevoice-ucla-balkan-womens-choir

Throwback 80s @ Lucy’s 51, Toluca Lake – Free, 21+
DJ Potira’s 80s night! The best hits of the 80’s by DJ Potira and Sweetbeats. Dress code 80’s not enforced but encouraged. No cover.
http://www.facebook.com/events/149957405165363/

Chino y Nacho @ Conga Room, Downtown – $35, 21+
Winners of a 2013 Premio lo Nuestro for best Tropical Duo, Chino y Nacho hit the stage at the Conga Room for a night of their biggest and newest hits. Fusing together tropical and merengue rhythms with a more urban sound, they create songs that you can’t help but dance to. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/chino-y-nacho-concert-conga-room-la/

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.zanzibarlive.com/

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FRI 3/15

Lunchtime Yoga reTREAT @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Free yoga sessions designed to relax, rejuvenate and reenergize. Pop in and out, dress comfortably and be ready to retreat into Grand Park bliss. In the event of rain, yoga will be cancelled. Every Wednesday and Friday at 12:15pm – 1:00pm EXTENDED through May 31!
http://www.facebook.com/events/419312148149993/

*Quarterly Gathering @ Kathmandu Boutique, Santa Monica – Free, All Ages
It’s that time of the month where we come as a community together to celebrate LIFE, FRIENDSHIP, FOOD, MUSIC all day at our quarterly gathering on Friday March 15th 2013. We will have home-cooked NEPALESE vegan food, special NEPALESE chia (tea) hot cider, amazing soulful music from our local talented artists, healing massage table and henna to beautify your beautiful-self and meet many like minded, conscious beautiful beings.
http://www.facebook.com/events/383392405091524/

East West Players: EVOKE A New Works Festival Celebrating South Asian Voices @ Union Center for the Arts, Little Tokyo – $10, All Ages
The EVOKE Festival nurtures artists and new performance works that expand the dialogue about the Asian Pacific American experiences. The 2013 EWP EVOKE Festival presents the vivid reality and imaginations of South Asian American artists. EVOKE audience members will have unique opportunities to explore the work and engage in post-show discussions. Featuring the work of: Shilpa Agarwal and Sheetal Ghandi with Jas Ahluhwalia & Kamaljeet Ahluwalia, Snehal Desai, Cynthia Ling Lee ad Shyamala Moorty, Puja Mohindra, Ami Patel, and SaiQa (Saba Waheed). All performances will have a post-show discussion with the artists. The Sunday show will be preceded by a brunch and pre-show panel discussion in the East West Players courtyard, starting at 12 noon. Community organizations will have information tables and food trucks will have savory snacks available for purchase. Running thu Sun 4/17.
http://www.eastwestplayers.org/special_events/evoke.html

*The Abbas Premjee Project: Pakistani Jazz Closes “The Art of Music @ Levantine Cultural Center, Mid-Wilshire – $12 presale, $15, All Ages
Levantine presents the Abbas Premjee Project, a concert of progressive Pakistani jazz in conjunction with the Inside/Outside Gallery exhibition “The Art of Music” by Adnan Hussain. The exhibition of 19 paintings is inspired by travels through Central and South Asia, featuring watercolor, gouache and ink pieces of music from Kyrgyzstan, Uyghurs from China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Enjoy art and live performance in a unique atmosphere.
http://www.levantinecenter.org/arts/artists/abbas-premjee-project-pakistani-jazz-closes-art-music

Afrofuego @ dba256 Wine Bar Lounge, Pomona – Free, 21+Friday March 15, Afro Fuego offers a monthly look at beats and bass from around the world w/a unique perspective and vision tailored from both the More Fire Mondays and Beats of All-Nations crew! Held at DBA256 in the Pomona Arts Colony, Afro Fuego offers a new chance for you to get down to music both old and long familiar, and new and aurally innovative. Expect everything from Cumbia, Salsa, Kuduro, Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Samba, Bailefunk, to Electronic, Global Bass and more!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/492303814166584/

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SAT 3/16

*Holi Festival of Colors Los Angeles @ Excelsior High School, NOrwalk – $3 presale, $5, All Ages
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. There will be non stop live music from great bands, yoga, mantras, dance, cuisine, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike.
http://www.festivalofcolorsla.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/470179326336845/

*Beat Swap Meet LA @ Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown – Free, All Ages
For the 5th Anniversary, we are honored to announce our first ever, 2 DAY show. Join us for a weekend under the LA sky, digging through the crates with your family & friends, in the Historic Chinatown District of Downtown Los Angeles. Saturday & Sunday afternoons, March 16th & 17th 2013. Entrance is Free w/ a Canned Good. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard and to help out those less fortunate. Please bring at least 1 canned good to donate to the cause. Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture. Over 70 Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over the West Coast, Buy Sell & Trade: Blues, Boogie, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul, and World 12″ LP’s & 45’s on VINYL.
http://www.facebook.com/events/188213581317265/

Grow Where You Are @ Crenshaw Yoga & Dance Studio, Leimert Park – $10, All Ages
Join internationally recognized urban farmer, Eugene Cooke, as he shares some of the how’s and why’s of edible gardening. Whether you’re already gardening at home or just enjoying your weekly trip to the farmer’s market, get inspired to grow where you are!  Space is limited at Crenshaw Yoga & Dance. Pre-sale tickets are highly encouraged:
http://growwhereyouare1.eventbrite.com/

*Colombian Carnaval @ 333 Live, Downtown – $25 presale, $35, 21+
11th Annual Colombian Carnaval with Carlos Guerrero y su Orchestra in homage to Joe Arroyo!
http://www.carnavalcolombiano.com/

*Poets for Palestine, a Night of Spoken Word & Music @ Levantine Cultural Center, Mid-Wilshire – $10, All Ages
ON the 10th anniversary of the death of International Solidarity Movement peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an IDF bulldozer while attempting to defend a Palestinian home in Gaza, host Khadija Anderson and the Levantaine Cultural Center invite you to share in an evening of poetry and music on behalf of Palestine. Poetry for Palestine is an evening-length reading of poems from the Palestinian diaspora and Los Angeles poets Arminé Iknadossian, Arash Saedinia and Khadija Anderson. The evening will include interludes of oud music from local artist Dann Torres, a slide show from Gaza with audio of Mahmoud Darwish, and a 15-minute film from Norway/Palestine which uses the moving poetry of Fadwa Tuqan to show the power of communication in spite of cultural conflicts, war and deprivation. Poems read throughout the evening are a mixture of well-known and loved Palestinian and Palestinian-American voices, and newly discovered raw and powerful Palestinian poets.
http://www.levantinecenter.org/arts/authors/poetry-palestine-night-spoken-word-music

2013 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival award ceremony @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – $35-45, All Ages
The 2013 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Award Ceremony will include screenings of the top film contenders, created by emerging talents from all over the world, as well as recognition of the top three winners of this year’s competition. An exclusive reception with the winners and other filmmakers follows.
http://www.lacma.org/event/film-festival

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party @ Rock & Reilly’s, Hollywood – $15 presale, $20-40, 21+It’s the day BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day — because trust us, you’re going to need the extra time to recover.  Like last year, we’ll be rocking the lots behind Rock & Reilly’s. 14 full Bars. Beer Trucks. Plenty O’ Guinness. Casamigos Tequilla. Food Trucks. Joe’s Pizza. Germany’s Famous Bratwurst. Photo Booth. Games. VIP Section with bottle service.  2 DJ stages with an All-Star roster on the decks — DJ Ryan Cabrera, DJ Mr.Best, DJ EYE, DJ JayCeeOh, DJ DiJiTAL, DJ MisterMike, & DJ Tony Martinez. + Special Celebrity Guest Bartenders. And More!
http://www.facebook.com/events/516063411769327/

Irish Games O’Plenty @ Graffiti House LA, Silverlake – $6-12, 21+
Organized by the World Dodgeball Society, not since the days of Spuds McKenzie has there been an Irish event so grand. Get your clan together for a St. Patty’s Party to remember. The Irish Games will consist of many events, but most will involve drinking. Register as a loner or form a clan of 5 to compete. Look for Dublin Style Ping Pong, Irish Karaoke, and people dancing like Billy Elliott! The venue is a warehouse and besides the games we’ll have DJs, dancing, Irish Karaoke, Dublin Style Ping Pong (think 30 people each holding a paddle and beer running around a ping pong table), a food truck, and plenty of non-competition drinking. There are $6 “spectator tickets” available online (as well as at the door). Come watch your friends eat, chug, belch and spell. What could be more fun?!
http://www.facebook.com/events/417153961711448/

*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.
https://www.facebook.com/ItsPlanetRock

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 at this new weekly Saturday night party in Culver City!

DEEP Gets Salted: Miguel Migs & Lisa Shaw @ King King, Hollywood – $20 presale, 21+
House music til the early morn! 10pm-4am! Featuring the dynamic duo Miguel Migs and Lisa Shaw, DEEP’s own Marques Wyatt and Big Cee!
http://www.facebook.com/events/509322372439531/

Mucho More St. Patrick’s Day Party @ La Cita Bar, Downtown – $5, 21+
Head over to La Cita for some St. Patrick’s Day fun at Mucho More’s St. Patrick’s Day party. It’s still open-format, it’s still only $5 and it’s still a great time! ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/mucho-more-st-patricks-day-party-la-party-la-cita/

Beyond Wonderland Music Festival @ San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino – $75, 18+
Beyond Wonderland premiered in March 2010 in Southern California as a sister festival to Nocturnal Wonderland and has since become one of Insomniac’s largest and most highly anticipated annual festivals, selling out in advance each year. The vision of Beyond Wonderland is to evolve the Wonderland concept and create an immersive world where attendees will be surrounded by vibrant performers, decorations, art installations, and more. We look forward to journeying back down the rabbit hole with all of you, but this time in a brand new venue for the 4th annual Beyond Wonderland.
http://beyondwonderland.com

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SUN 3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day and LA Marathon!

*St. Patrick’s Day Festival @ L.A. Live, Downtown – Free, All Ages
L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, is bringing the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and celebration to Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. This event will honor the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society. Join us for live entertainment including traditional Irish music and dancing, Irish food & beverages, and much more!
http://www.facebook.com/events/261452900653089/

Shamrock-n-Roll @ Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena – Free, All Ages
The “Shamrock-n-Roll” event will feature an outdoor stage on which Dread Zeppelin, Cerny Brothers, Shillaly Brothers and Aquarius will perform free concerts. The Cherry Boom Boom dancers will perform 60s-style dancing in the evening hours of the event. A beer garden, sponsored by Stone Brewing Company will be selling beer, wine and concessions in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day (21 and older, valid I.D. required for entry) along with several local food trucks selling their specialties. Zona Rosa will be hosting live music, a local rock ‘n’ roll themed art gallery and selling coffee beverages. Local crafting store, little junebugs, will host face painting and “Crafty Bingo” from 1 – 5 p.m. and “Adult Crafting Cork Art” (18 and older, $15 admission charge) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
http://pasadenaplayhouse.org/blog/2013/03/09/shamrock-n-roll-at-the-pasadena-playhouse-examiner-com/

More family friendly St. Patrick’s Day options that don’t revolve around drinking:
http://www.scpr.org/blogs/newmedia/2013/03/15/12934/7-ways-to-celebrate-st-patrick-s-day-in-la-that-ar/

*Nowruz Celebration @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free, All Ages
For the past five years, Farhang Foundation has proudly hosted one of the biggest Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebrations in Los Angeles. This year, our fifth annual Nowruz Celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), taking place on Sunday, March 17, will be bigger and better than ever. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a full day of exciting activities throughout LACMA’s campus, including a world-premiere music-dance-video performance created by Shahin Yousefzamani, a live performance by Rana Mansour and Erwin Khachikian, story reading and calligraphy for children, and  a traditional Nowruz display known as “Haft Sîn.”
https://www.lacma.org/event/nowruz-celebration

*Highasakite @ Amoeba, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Norway’s Highasakite release their new EP and US debut, In And Out Of Weeks, on March 5th via Propeller Recordings. They visit Amoeba to play songs from the new EP and sign copies.
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2543/

41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival @ Casey’s Irish Pub, Downtown – Free b4 1pm, $8-20, 21+
If you are familiar with Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival then you know it is not something to miss.  This year we have stepped up our game with even more street for the festival.  There will be food, drinks, games, giveaways & fundraising for the Arthur Guinness Foundation.  Featuring the country’s best tribute bands The Potentials, Hollywood U2, Fan Halen and The Police Experience!  Entrance at Wilshire & Hope.  We are offering free general admission before 1pm, $8 GA after 1pm and a $20 VIP fast pass which lets you skip the line at any time.  Straight to the front I say!  6am – 2am on Sunday, March 17th.  That’s right it’s on a Sunday so get there at early and drink plenty of water.  God forbid you should end up passing out in one of the planters on the outside of an adjacent building.  Believe me, I’ve seen it.  Will be good times so come and show your Irish pride!
http://213nightlife.com/caseys-41st-st-patricks-day-street-festival?id=March%2017th,%202013&tt=2:00%20am

St. Paddy O’Party @ Wilshire Restaurant, Santa Monica – $10 suggested donation, 21+
The Westside’s Largest St. Patrick’s Day Bash! The 1st Annual “Paddy O’Party” at Wilshire Benefitting Westside Food Bank.  Featuring a Special St. Patty’s Day Menu by Chef Nyesha, Green Beer, Irish Drink Specials and Music by Celebrity DJ Casey Connor and DJ Riff Raff.  Escape the LA Marathon traffic and spend St. Patty’s Day on the Wilshire’s award-winning patio at the 1st Annual PADDY O’PARTY benefitting the Westside Food Bank. Guests will enjoy a special St. Patty’s Menu by Chef Nyesha Arrington, Irish Drink Specials, DJ’s and more. The menu will include Corned Beef Sliders, Irish Stew, Bangers and Mash,  Fish and Chips and other Irish classics. Celebrity DJ Casey Connor will be on the turntables along with the popular DJ Riff Raff. Irish Jiggers and Celtic Dancers are welcome.  There will also be a Best Leprechaun Costume Contest. Green attire is encouraged and early arrival is strongly suggested.
http://paddyoparty.eventbrite.com/#

St. Patrick’s Day Rooftop Party @ SHOREbar, Santa Monica – Free, 21+All day Sunday, SHOREbar in SaMo’s blowing it out w/ DJs and $5 mules. Mention “Thrillist” and during the first 4hrs get 2-for-1 drinks. $5 shots of irish whisky, murphy’s irish stout, and Irish Mules ALL DAY!! 1pm-1am || Sounds by Mark Jackson and beeFOWL || Food trucks all day too!!
https://www.facebook.com/SHOREbarSM
http://www.thrillist.com/drink/los-angeles/east-valley/your-march-14-20-la-event-punchlist

St. Patrick’s Day Party @ House of Blues, Hollywood – Free w RSVP, 18+RVSP for a FREE Saint Patrick’s Day Party! 5 live bands, specials & more! 18+ To RSVP, email houseparty@livenation.com now!

*Beat Swap Meet LA @ Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown – Free, All Ages
For the 5th Anniversary, we are honored to announce our first ever, 2 DAY show. Join us for a weekend under the LA sky, digging through the crates with your family & friends, in the Historic Chinatown District of Downtown Los Angeles. Saturday & Sunday afternoons, March 16th & 17th 2013. Entrance is Free w/ a Canned Good. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard and to help out those less fortunate. Please bring at least 1 canned good to donate to the cause. Beat Swap Meet is a celebration of vinyl culture. Over 70 Invited Record Collectors & Dealers from all over the West Coast, Buy Sell & Trade: Blues, Boogie, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, New Wave, Psych, Punk, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Ska, Soul, and World 12″ LP’s & 45’s on VINYL.
http://www.facebook.com/events/188213581317265/

East West Players: EVOKE A New Works Festival Celebrating South Asian Voices @ Union Center for the Arts, Little Tokyo – $10, All Ages
The EVOKE Festival nurtures artists and new performance works that expand the dialogue about the Asian Pacific American experiences. The 2013 EWP EVOKE Festival presents the vivid reality and imaginations of South Asian American artists. EVOKE audience members will have unique opportunities to explore the work and engage in post-show discussions. Featuring the work of: Shilpa Agarwal and Sheetal Ghandi with Jas Ahluhwalia & Kamaljeet Ahluwalia, Snehal Desai, Cynthia Ling Lee ad Shyamala Moorty, Puja Mohindra, Ami Patel, and SaiQa (Saba Waheed). All performances will have a post-show discussion with the artists. The Sunday show will be preceded by a brunch and pre-show panel discussion in the East West Players courtyard, starting at 12 noon. Community organizations will have information tables and food trucks will have savory snacks available for purchase. Running thu Sun 4/17.
http://www.eastwestplayers.org/special_events/evoke.html

Daisy Bates, First Lady of Little Rock screening @ California African American Museum, USC area – Free w RSVP, All AgesDaisy Bates, who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, was a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the modern Civil Rights Movement.  With this documentary, Sharon La Cruise sets out to establish Ms. Bates’ rightful place in history by showing the depth of her courage and commitment to social justice.  Q&A with a local community organizer follows.  RSVP preferred 213.744.2024.
http://www.caamuseum.org/web_pages/films_at_caam.htm

*Samba Society @ The Virgil, Silverlake – $10, 21+
SAMBA SOCIETY plays deep “roots” samba in the tradition popularized by Rio’s venerable “Old Guard.” The group’s repertoire features renditions of vintage and new sambas reminiscent of classic recordings from the 1970s. The group explores a repertoire that highlights various sub-genres and rural musical influences that helped shape urban samba into its most current format.
http://www.facebook.com/events/343112812460240/

*Buyepongo y Punta Cartel @ Honduras Kitchen, Long Beach – $10, 21+
Live sets by Buyepongo y Punta Cartel. DJ playing the best in reggaeton merengue cumbia bachata rock en espanol & of course, PUNTA!! Early arrival suggested.
http://www.facebook.com/events/148589625306436

*St. Patrick’s Day Brasilia @ Agaves Bar, Long Beach – Free, All Ages
One of my favorite LA DJs DJ Potira playing the best of Brazil, latin, funk & wold music at her new weekly Sunday spot in Long Beach. Brasilia will be having a special Event on St. Patricks day with special guest Samba dancers. Also $5 green caipirinha & happy hour all night. No cover.
http://www.facebook.com/events/514736515234613/

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