Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Mar. 18 – Mar. 24

weekly list
Spring is officially here this week! (Even though it’s been like summer already!) 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! Also check out other weekly and monthly events on our calendar!

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MON 3/18

*Alex Anwandter, Mitzi, Asgeir Trausti, Lovelife, Good Hurt @ 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: Alex Anwandter (Chile), Mitzi (Australia), Ásgeir Trausti (Iceleand), Lovelife (New York City) and Good Hurt DJing.



*Bajofondo @ Fonda, Hollywood – $29, All Ages
This Argentine/Uruguayan collective rock. Their show at UCLA Royce Hall was the best I’ve ever experienced! They just came back from SXSW!
http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=3851

*French Language Cinema Week @ Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, West LA – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Tonight is the opening film and reception for French Language Cinema Week, running from Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22. Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Quebec Government Office, each day will feature a free film from their respective regions. Tonight’s opening film is Sister from Switzerland.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/french-language-cinema-week-at-theatre-raymond-kabbaz/

*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

*Floor Improv @ King King, Hollywood – $12, 21+
THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT IS A MONTHLY ONE-OF-A-KIND NIGHT WHERE DANCERS AND MUSICIANS OF ALL KINDS COME TOGETHER FOR A LIVE, IMPROVISED JAM-SESSION, CREATING UNDENIABLE ENERGY AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES! We have created this night to fill a void that we had been feeling for a long time. We live in a city that holds so much incredible talent, but because of how diverse and dispersed it is, we craved a central place where they can all come express themselves artistically…TOGETHER! So we’ve opened up THE FLOOR to you! Come play, dance and experience something that is organic and completely in the moment. No rules, no egos, just all of us creating a rollercoaster to ride with one another – a truly magical night that has to be experienced!
http://floorimprov.thefloorproductions.com/
http://www.kingkinghollywood.com/dance/floor_improv.php

*Occupy Venice Film Series @ Venice – Free, All Ages
Join us next Monday, March 18th @ 1320 Main for our next Doccupy Film Series & Community Discussion: ‘Labor in the 21st Century: Worker Co-ops vs Globalism’. We’ll explore the ongoing threat of neoliberal economic policies and the promise of democratically controlled worker owned systems. Featuring labor activist & Beyond Baroque Director Richard Modiano & Liz Ryder from Worker Ownership Resources & Cooperative Services/Los Angeles. We’ll also show selections from Naomi Klein’s labor film classic “The Take” and are stoked to feature the always amazing organic food from the OLA Food Committee. Santino’s restaurant is also kicking down a nice spread of healthy fare. 7-10pm. Totally free.
http://www.facebook.com/events/607495422609352/

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TUE 3/19

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 Ages
China’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

*Lianne La Havas @ El Rey, Miracle Mile – $22, All Ages
I have a love affair with Lianne La Havas..true story.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/lianne-la-havas-new-2-part-videos-and-la-shows-in-march/

*La Santa Cecilia, Alex Anwandter and Raul Y Mexia @ The Virgil, Silverlake – Free w RSVP, 21+
Private industry showcase of 3 new signings to Nacional Records and Universal Music Latin Entertainment, featuring live performances by  La Santa Cecilia, Alex Anwandter and Raul Y Mexia. FREE with RSVP but a very limited guest list. Three artists who are wonderful examples of the ever changing and growing face of Latin music.
http://www.facebook.com/events/152474524915449


Buyepongo @ Commonwealth Lounge, OC – Free, 21+
Tumbao Tuesdays & Commonwealth Lounge proudly present BUYEPONGO: Live Vallenato Cumbia From Los Angeles
http://www.facebook.com/events/303499003109901/

Can We Fix What’s Wrong With Banking? @ Goethe-Institut, Miracle Mile – Free, All Ages
In late 2008, banking reform seemed like a certainty. Financial behemoths were teetering, the U.S. economy was entering a Great Recession, and the more we learned about the system, the more rotten it all looked. Only thoroughgoing reform, it was said, could prevent us from creating even more destructive bubbles. But today, almost five years later, after numerous bailouts and printings of money, such grand reform looks altogether unlikely. Stanford University economics and finance scholar Anat Admati, co-author of The Bankers’ New Clothes, visits Zócalo to explain how the banks escaped any serious consequences—and how real reform would look.
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org./event/?postId=43878

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WED 3/20

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/

*Conferencia con Irma Suarez de Casa Amiga @ Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center, Boyle Heights – Free, All Ages
Established by the feminist activist Esther Chavez Cano in 1999, Casa Amiga has been the only independent organization to support women and children in Ciudad Juarez for over a decade. Irma Casas, the current general director of Casa Amiga, will discuss the work she, Esther Chavez Cano, and a group of courageous women have done to help women and children who have suffered extreme forms of violence amid a context of a war without rhyme or reason. Casas will provide an assessment of how violence continue to affect women and children and the urgent need for further legal support, psychological, educational and humanitarian partners and people who care about the situation of women and children in Ciudad Juarez. ~ Translated from Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/conferencia-con-irma-suarez-de-casa-amiga-la-talk-boyle-heights-technology-youth-center/

Alaska Reid at Desert Nights @ The Standard, West Hollywood – Free, 18+
The precociously talented Alaska Reid from Montana is performing at Desert Nights, a weekly aural oasis at The Standard, Hollywood. She just got back from playing SXSW! Each Wednesday, KCRW’s DJ Valida curates 3 musical acts to perform a special acoustic set in the hotel’s Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. Live music begins at 7:30pm with Valida spinning KCRW favorites in-between sets.
http://standardculture.com/tagged/desert%20nights
http://www.facebook.com/events/149013865266195/

FORRO! (Brazilian Dance Party) @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock – $7 presale, $10, All Ages
A new monthly concert series exploring the music and dance culture of Northeastern Brazil, as well as Subtropical experimental sounds. Forro (fa-haw) is a style of dance and music popular in Northeastern Brazil. Bring your dancing shoes, as we will teach you the celebratory dances of Forro. Dance lessons will be taught by Fabio Santana de Souza and Andrea Lopasso!!! Featuring: MÔFO (pronounced MOE-foo) – LA’s newest forró group playing in the traditional “pé de serra” style featuring the accordion, guitar, zabumba, triangle, agogô, and voice. Forró encompasses various styles of music and dance including côco, baião, xaxado, and xote.
http://www.facebook.com/events/419235341499579

*Subsuelo @ Eastside Luv, Boyle Heights – $5, 21+
The monthly global bass world music night voted best underground club in LA by LA Weekly and LA Times! This month featuring the West Side’s global bass party crew Bombilla and special guest b-girl Emiko Sugiyama, who teaches/practices breakdancing in LA, and has performed everywhere from NBA and WNBA half time shows to Breakestra music videos to the Warp Tour.
http://www.facebook.com/events/495215967209515/

*Charlotte Church with Harper Blynn @ Troubadour, West Hollywood – $15 presale, $18, All Ages
After 10 long years, Charlotte Church returns to the USA with a fresh new sound that has confounded all expectations. Her thrilling synthesis of fractured electronics and bruised guitar rock has drawn overwhelming acclaim from the British indie music press, with ‘ONE & TWO’, the first and second of 5 EP’s that she will release in 2013.
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/214881-charlotte-church-los-angeles/

Imagine Dragons with Nico Vega, Atlas Genius @ Wiltern, Koreatown – $22, All Ages
Ever go to a show where you like the opening bands better than the headliner? Yep, this is one of those.
http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0900497EB71D520E


Los Autenticos Decadentes with La Santa Cecilia @ Glasshouse, Pomona – $25, All Ages
Argentinian Los Autenticos Decadentes with Grammy nominated LA band La Santa Cecilia.

Mucho Wednesdays @ La Cita, Downtown – $5, 21+
San Diego’s Cumbia Machin heads to La Cita for some Mucho Wednesday action! Grab a michelada, get on the dance floor and don’t forget to memorialize the night with a stop at the photobooth. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/mucho-wednesdays-feat-cumbia-machin-la-party-la-cita/

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THU 3/21

*Irene Diaz @ MBar, Boyle Heights – $5, 21+
One of my favorite emerging LA artists is playing a show with Finger Dancers.
http://www.facebook.com/events/361777577269081/

Blind Date @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – $, 21+$5 for 4 hot up-and-coming bands!
holychild (Los Angeles live debut! )
Finish Ticket (We invited them back to Blind Date because we love them and selfishly want to hear them rock the Hotel Cafe. And it is their LA CD release show too! )
Hotel Cinema (We love their new EP. So does KCRW. And you will too. )
The Last Royals (Kickass indie rock from NYC!)
http://www.facebook.com/events/601711783187945/

*Big on 70s @ Lucy’s 51, Toluca Lake – Free, 21+
The best hits of the 70’s with DJ Potira and Special guest Bianca Oblivion. no cover!
http://www.facebook.com/events/285800821553390

*Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival @ Laemmle’s Music Hall, Beverly Hills – $10/film, All Ages
Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers (AWF).
AWF is a non-profit 501c(3) organization established by Diana Means to empower women filmmakers to create diverse roles for women. The festival, now in its ninth year presents feature and short length narratives, documentaries and animation films made by women from around the world. The festival’s programming reflects AWF’s mission to educate and inform audiences of social, political, and health issues impacting women globally. Each year, AWF partners with an organization to help generate awareness and raise money to support women’s causes. AWF’s 2013 partner is The American Heart Association. For each festival ticket sold $1 will be donated to The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. Running thru Sunday, March 24.
http://www.lawomensfest.com

*Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival @ Renberg Theatre/L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center,West Hollywood – $10 Ages 12 and under, $18, All Ages
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF), a multicultural festival of solo artists, empowers women artists to engage and inspire communities through the production of multidisciplinary solo performers and educational outreach.  The 20th Annual Festival honors the achievement of extraordinary women in theatre. Runs through Sunday, March 24.
http://www.lawtf.com/index.html

1st Annual LA Scripted Comedy Festival @ I.O.West, Hollywood – $5-10, 21+ Main Stage, All Ages other stages
On March 21-24, iO West will host the best and the brightest comedy has to offer at the 1st Annual LA Scripted Comedy Festival. The four-day event will feature shows simultaneously on three stages, along with various competition categories for performers, boast celebrity headliners and judges, as well as offer several workshops. The festival offers comedy performances by groups and comedians from all over the country, internationally and special celebrity guest with shows that are all things scripted comedy including, sketch, solo, variety, storytelling, stand up, podcasts and short films. We are pleased to honor iO alumni Chris Farley by naming The Chris Farley House as the festival’s official beneficiary. A percentage of all festival show and workshop total revenue will be donated to the house, a state-certified residential treatment program for recovering men and women, located in the late comedian’s hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.
http://ioimprov.com/west/scriptedfestival/shows

Booya! @ La Cita, Downtown – $5, 21+
Every 3rd Thursday @ La Cita: Moombahton * Trap * Tropical Bass * Hip Hop * Global Beats Featuring…SABO (Sol*Selectas, Moombahton Massive), BRRRANG-A-DANG (HAM On Everything), CANYON CODY (Subsuelo).
http://www.facebook.com/events/310231115768977/

New Fangled Opry – Featuring Mortar & Pestle @ The Virgil, Silverlake – $13-20, 21+
Diatomaceous Love’s monthly Vaudeville Variety Medicine Show and Dinner Theatre!! New Fangled Opry is broadcast live on the internet. If you are unable to join us in Los Angeles in person, tune in online. Mexican Dinner cuisine will be available. Put on your finest swanky speakeasy cirque wear and get in for $13!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/125897104245979/
http://www.NewFangledOpry.com

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. This week we welcome back the ever smiling & sweet world traveler SMILES DAVIS after her South American travels!! Smiles Davis has been providing the sonic backdrop for LA and musical heavy weights like Stevie Wonder, M83, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Mayer Hawthorne and Questlove for over
5 years now. Known for her Many Styles mixtapes and open format style including afro beat, cumbia, salsa, classic disco, funk and breaks.
http://www.facebook.com/events/340193339434141/
http://www.zanzibarlive.com/

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.
http://www.facebook.com/grupo.cupimdosamba.3

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FRI 3/22

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/

*French Language Cinema Week @ Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, West LA – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Tonight is the closing film and reception for French Language Cinema Week, running from Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22. Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Quebec Government Office, each day will feature a free film from their respective regions. Tonight’s closing film is Laurence Anyways from Quebec.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/french-language-cinema-week-at-theatre-raymond-kabbaz/

*V-Bozeman at Centric Happy Hour Tour @ Playhouse, Hollywood – Free w RSVP, 21+
Still a few tickets left! The CentricTV Happy Hour Tour is halfway through its free concert tour of 10 cities nationwide in 4 weeks, featuring R&B, hip hop and soul singers in intimate shows with complimentary cocktails and soulful cuisine. They stop in LA on Friday, March 22, at the Playhouse in Hollywood with a special performance by V. Bozeman, born right here in South Central Los Angeles! The first time I heard of her was when I saw this exquisite (and not work-safe) video of Timothy Bloom’s ‘Til The End of Time.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/centric-happy-hour-tour-featuring-cee-lo-protege-v-bozeman-march-22/

*Reggae Pops’ Birthday Celebration @ Arena, Hollywood – $5 presale, $10, 21+
LA’s real Most Interesting Man in the World is turning 70 and you’re invited to celebrate with him! A portion of the proceeds from this event go to the Reggae Pops family college fund.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/reggae-pops-70th-birthday-party-march-22/

*UglyRhino’s MINDSPIN opening night @ The Red Loft, Downtown – $20 with 2 complimentary drinks, 21+
UglyRhino is a theatre production company that has been putting together a new concept in theatre where it’s interactive with the audience and it’s a complete night out, where you can take your date to a performance for $20, comes with 2 drinks and there’s live music and a DJ’d party afterwards where you can mingle with the actors. They’re been selling out shows in NYC and are bringing this here to LA, so come out and experience a new type of theatre and show them some LA love! Fridays and Saturdays, running thru March 30. Hear more about their show on this interview:
http://www.mixcloud.com/UglyRhino/uglyrhinos-mindspin-on-on-air-with-tony-sweet/
http://uglyrhinonyc.com/event/uglyrhinos-mindspin/
http://www.facebook.com/events/440632256005581/

*Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival @ Egyptian Hollywood & REDCAT Downtown – 21 and under FREE (with FREE membership), $12-15, All Ages
I am so proud to present the 10th anniversary of Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival. We started this festival in 2004 to shine a spotlight on filmmakers telling personal, brave, entertaining stories by and about LGBT people of color. Since then it has grown to include InFusion, a symposium for emerging filmmakers in partnership with NBCUniversal, and Fusion Lab, a pop-up-shop-style micro-cinema and filmmaking lab supported by the James Irvine Foundation (which runs thru March 30). This year’s festival features the world premiere of   The DL Chronicles Return, the newest class of  OutSet shorts and reprises favorites from  Outfest Los Angeles – Mosquita y Mari, Homeboy and My Brother, the Devil – along with one of my all-time favorite films, Fame. Our Gala program features an excellent collection of short films, the presentation of the Fusion Achievement Award to Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S., Herbie Fully Loaded, “The L Word,” “True Blood”)  and a vibrant party under the stars with celebrities, cocktails and L.A.’s best and brightest! Join us March 22-23 to celebrate the amazing diversity of the LGBT community!
http://www.outfest.org/fusion2013/
http://www.outfest.org/outfest-fusion-lab/

Tlakatiliztli screening @ Salon de la Plaza, Boyle Heights – $2 donation, All Ages
“Tlakatiliztli” is a grassroots documentary that chronicles the experience of 24 wombyn in the ‘hoods of Los Angeles in a time where natural/home birth is often considered a luxury. The spirituality around birth that exists in cultures all around the world has been lost in urban areas today. As indigenous wombyn we will reclaim the vision around birth that the media and cinema have made a mockery of. This documentary is an effort to heal our native communities by opening up a dialogue about love, sex, birth, moontime, motherhood and sisterhood today. $2 donation at the door – Fundraiser for Indigenous Cultural Education
http://www.facebook.com/events/570305472996916

Beauty & The Beast: Jim Marquez & Emmeric Konrad Book & Art Launch @ Robert Reynolds Gallery – Free, 21+
Writer Jim Marquez launches his 14th self-published book in 8 years with “Watching the Skies & Other Beastly Tales“. With illustrations by Artist Emmeric James Konrad. Words & art reflecting the current state of debauchery in the world. FOUL LANGUAGE! NUDITY! EXTREME SEXUAL SITUATIONS! NOT FOR THE WEAK. ADULTS ONLY! NOBODY UNDER 21yrs. Jim will be reading wicked selections from the new book, Emmeric will be LIVE painting, and both these heretics will be signing & shucking their new works. Light refreshments will be available. Art. Books. A lascivious time will be had by all. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/beauty-the-beast-jim-marquez-emmerich-konrad-book-art-launch-la-other-robert-reynolds-gallery/

Simplemente Sinceras Zine Release & Art Show @ Espacio 1839, Boyle Heights – Free, All Ages
The Simplemente Sinceras art & music collective presents this release party for its seventh issue.  The event will include a group art show and music by DJ Selvatica. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/simplemente-sinceras-zine-release-art-show-la-exhibit-espacio-1839/

HW&W FAMBAM Party @ Dragonfly, Hollywood – $10 presale, 21+
For the first time ever we have Ta-ku, Kaytranada, Sweater Beats, Bahwee, Juj, Mike Gao, and Co. fee on the same bill, in Los Angeles,LIVE
http://huhwhatandwhere.com/

Flow & Tell Tour @ Airliner, Chinatown – $10 presale, $15, 18+
Abstract Rude, Dj Drez, THE (SIS)TEM CREW, Maya Jupiter, Dawn Gun, B Squid, Vel the Wonder, Jroz, Lady Miss Nataka, Kenny Segal.
http://theairlinerla.com/calendar/friday.html
http://www.facebook.com/flowandtell


Alex Anwandter with esQuire @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $10, 21+
Alex Anwandter from Chile is special guest at the monthly Automático Fiésta, a unique SUPER FUN monthly dance FIESTA! AUTOMATICO resident DJ’s “Ané & Maurice De la Falaise” along with monthly guest DJ’s mix up an eclectic mix of yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s obscure favorites, new up and coming undiscovered music from all over the globe, and of course those fun guilty pleasures we know you love, but wont admit. Going on our 3rd year AUTOMATICO’s handpicked music includes everything from Spanglish nouveau-ochenteras (80’s), Indierock, 60’s soul & YéYé, 70’s Funkquero, Electro Fresapop, to Post Punk Garage hits and novela music all mixed up and translated in SPANISH.
http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/223643-alex-anwandter-esquire-los-angeles/

Melvin Seals & JGB (Jerry Garcia Band) with Record Company @ The Mint, MidCity – $22, 21+
Catch Melvin Seals & JGB, legendary blues band along with a local up-and-comer Record Company.
http://themintla.com/show.cfm?id=93333

Burgerama II Festival @ Observatory, OC – $20/each day, All Ages
March 22 & 23, 2013 at The Observatory Orange County
w/ Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Black Lips, King Tuff,Hunx And His Punx, Beachwood Sparks, THE PHARCYDE’S BIZARRE RIDE, Nick Waterhouse, Shannon and the Clams, Natural Child, Fletcher C. Johnson, Gap Dream, Soft Pack, The Allah-Las, Bleached, Pangea, FUZZ, Audacity, Tijuana Panthers, Cosmonauts, The Orwells, Feeding People, The Lovely Bad Things, Tomorrows Tulips AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCE SOON (YES, EVEN MORE!!!!!)
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day1
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day2

Poncho Sanchez @ Vitello’s Jazz – $25, All Ages
A jazz & salsa legend!
http://www.vitellosjazz.com/event/poncho-sanchez-7/

LA Antique Jewelry & Watch Show – Hyatt Regency, Century City – $20, All Ages
The LA Antique Jewelry & Watch Show will bring together more than 100 of the finest dealers in antique, estate and vintage jewelry and watches for this exciting three day event.
http://www.laantiquejewelry.com/

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SAT 3/23

*Japan Family Day @ Santa Anita Park – $5, All Ages
Japan Family Day was started as a way to introduce Japanese traditional culture and to interact with the people of Southern California. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular spring festivals in the area. Featuring cultural events and demonstrations, Japan Family Day has something for everyone. So, be ready to observe, participate and most of all, have fun.
http://www.tokyocitycup.com/japan-family-day/
Free ticket:
http://www.tokyocitycup.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/TKC_admission_tkt.pdf

*Holi on the Beach @ Will Rogers State Beach, Malibu – $, All Ages
$10 by March 22, $15 after and group discounts available. This is the event I went to last year with a big group of friends and it’s put on by Association for India’s Development (AID) Los Angeles chapter. AID is a nonprofit that funds and directly works with NGO’s doing field work in India in various interconnected areas such as education, livelihoods, health, women’s empowerment, social justice and natural resources. It’s a beautiful stretch of Malibu beach with a DJ playing great music!
http://www.aidla-events.org/holionthebeach/
https://www.facebook.com/events/492964467416593/

*Beyond the Bad and the Ugly: Stereotypes and Asian American Pop Culture – A Summit @ Japanese American National Museum, Little Toyko – $15-35, All Ages
FIRST-EVER ASIAN AMERICAN SUMMIT ON STEREOTYPES COMING TO LOS ANGELES’S JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM ON MARCH 23; Organizers are doing this out of their own pockets, bringing together an amazing group of Asian American artists, academics, advocates and critics for a candid discussion of negative and distorted images of Asians in U.S. popular culture — and how to address, erase or subvert them. Can you help them preserve and make this 1st summit available to all?
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/put-beyond-the-bad-the-ugly-online
http://www.facebook.com/events/484537958250433/

Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – $12, 21+
https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=2073

theLIFT: Danny Krivit & Cosmic Kids @ Location TBA – $10 b4 11pm, $20, 21+
here we go again LA…. we welcome the return of legendary DANNY KRIVIT back to theLIFT for his 3rd appearance!!! we truly are so honored to have this new york disco hero in our house once again! for over 30 years DANNY has been in the mix of such legendary spots as AREA, DANCETERIA, THE LIMELITE, SAVE THE ROBOTS, THE TUNNEL and of course STUDIO 54. and with all this history we also wish to introduce you to LA’s own nu-skool disco faves COSMIC KIDS! the KIDS have had their magic hands on remixes and edits for HOLY GHOST, THE RAPTURE, POOLSIDE, JOTS, PRINCTON, SUPERHUMANOIDS and HARVARD BASS to name a few. their edit of FLEETWOOD MAC’s “NEVER GOIN’ BACK” was one of my favorite tracks of 2012. we are so thrilled to see this amazing double bill come together… a night where we celebrate the disco edit…. classic and new! won’t you please join us under the mirrorball for a boogie! theLIFT co-creators / residents…JEREMY SOLE (KCRW / AFRO FUNKÉ / MUSAICS – LA), WISEACRE (lis-uh n – LA, LOUIE & CHAN / FOUND LOVE – NYC)
http://www.facebook.com/events/341098745991992/

*Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival @ Egyptian Hollywood & REDCAT Downtown – 21 and under FREE (with FREE membership), $12-15, All Ages
I am so proud to present the 10th anniversary of Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival. We started this festival in 2004 to shine a spotlight on filmmakers telling personal, brave, entertaining stories by and about LGBT people of color. Since then it has grown to include InFusion, a symposium for emerging filmmakers in partnership with NBCUniversal, and Fusion Lab, a pop-up-shop-style micro-cinema and filmmaking lab supported by the James Irvine Foundation (which runs thru March 30). This year’s festival features the world premiere of   The DL Chronicles Return, the newest class of  OutSet shorts and reprises favorites from  Outfest Los Angeles – Mosquita y Mari, Homeboy and My Brother, the Devil – along with one of my all-time favorite films, Fame. Our Gala program features an excellent collection of short films, the presentation of the Fusion Achievement Award to Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S., Herbie Fully Loaded, “The L Word,” “True Blood”)  and a vibrant party under the stars with celebrities, cocktails and L.A.’s best and brightest! Join us March 22-23 to celebrate the amazing diversity of the LGBT community!
http://www.outfest.org/fusion2013/
http://www.outfest.org/outfest-fusion-lab/

Quitapenas: LA release party with Buyepongo and La Chamba @ La Cita Bar, Downtown – $5 b4 10pm, $10, 21+
Come celebrate the release of QUITAPENAS’ White Iris Records single with some MasTropical musica! Featuring Live Music by Some of Our Favorite Bands and Dj’s from Subsuelo!
http://www.facebook.com/events/333551450090146/

Burgerama II Festival @ Observatory, OC – $20/each day, All Ages
March 22 & 23, 2013 at The Observatory Orange County
w/ Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, The Black Lips, King Tuff,Hunx And His Punx, Beachwood Sparks, THE PHARCYDE’S BIZARRE RIDE, Nick Waterhouse, Shannon and the Clams, Natural Child, Fletcher C. Johnson, Gap Dream, Soft Pack, The Allah-Las, Bleached, Pangea, FUZZ, Audacity, Tijuana Panthers, Cosmonauts, The Orwells, Feeding People, The Lovely Bad Things, Tomorrows Tulips AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCE SOON (YES, EVEN MORE!!!!!)
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day1
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burgerama-day2

*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.
http://www.facebook.com/events/573127846045149/

13th Annual Norouz Mega Bash @ Lure, Hollywood – $30, 21+
Featuring: BOBBY K – PEYMAN Z – ALEX – MEHRBOD – JOHN VAFA – DEEJAY MD – K.O.B
http://www.radiojavan.com/events/event/3639
http://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=121691

*Tiempo Libre @ Broad Stage, Santa Monica – $62-99, All Ages
The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one the hottest young Latin bands today. Modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba, they reinterpret, re-invigorate, and re-invent a new style born from the meeting of their Cuban roots and their new American experience. Named “Best Latin Band 2008,” the seven extraordinary musicians came together in between projects to realize a musical dream to create the first authentic all-Cuban timba band in the United States, hence the name Tiempo Libre (“Free Time”), which also translates into an exuberant dancing-in-the-aisles time.
http://thebroadstage.com/Tiempo-Libre

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SUN 3/24

*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! Featuring Marbella band live and Samba dancer Sade!
http://www.facebook.com/events/545696062142070/

Los Bunkers @ House of Blues, Hollywood – $29, 21+
Originally a pop rock band, Los Bunkers have expanded their sound. The band of brothers (literally, there are two sets of brothers in the group) infused folk traditions and alternative rock into their sound. Check out this Chilean indie rock show at House of Blue Sunset Strip on March 24th. Often compared to bands like The Kinks, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, and Oasis, this Chilean rock institution breaks boundaries and helps to redefine Latin music. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/los-bunkers-house-of-blues-sunset-strip-la/

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