Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Apr. 1 – Apr. 7

weekly list
April is here and Spring is in full gear!!! For those on Spring Break, enjoy the week off! 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 4/1

Cold War Kids @ Amoeba, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
The band returns to Amoeba, Hollywood for a live set to celebrate their new album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts (out April 2nd on Downtown Records).
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2555/

*Among Savages, The Moth & The Flame, Miner @ 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: Sun Rai (LA debut), Kiven (LA), Houses (Chicago), Empress Of (Brooklyn)
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/508318832560331/


*Gavin Turek April residency @ Bootleg Bar – Free, 21+
I saw her at School Night and she’s like a modern Tina Turner, so full of energy. The L.A. native known for her incredible voice, is also an experienced dancer, actress, and spokes person for the world renown make up brand Rimmel London. The Czechoslovakian African beauty began singing at a young age; writing her first song at the age of six.
http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/239913-gavin-turek-los-angeles/

*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

Disconnect screening @ USC – Free, All Ages
A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can’t find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13429

Still Life screening @ USC – Free, All Ages
PACSA is starting a new series of movie nights to help the young enthusiastic Iranians and non-Iranians know more about the early stages of the formation of the silver screen in Iran. We will be hosting Mr. Parviz Sayyad the producer of the successful independent movie Still Life. The session starts with a brief conversation with Mr. Sayyad and about the Iranian cinema, followed by the screening of the movie and Q & A. The movie has English subtitles, however, the panel discussion will be carried in Persian.
http://www.facebook.com/events/427353750687937/
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13444

*MOM LA (Motown on Mondays) with MASEO (De La Soul) @ Short Stop, Echo Park – 21+, Free
This coming Monday we’ve got an extra special guest in store, DJ MASEO of De La Soul gettin down! Also our residents Monalisa, Expo, and Jedi will be in the mix. We highly advise not missing out on this rare opportunity to catch this legendary guest in such an intimate space! Stop by for our happy hour between 9pm and 10pm for special drink prices and the early mellow vibe music selections.
http://www.facebook.com/events/1349418861865166/

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TUE 4/2

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/

Free Family Day @ Kidspace Childrens Museum, Pasadena – Free, All Ages
Celebrate the history of classical Chinese. At 6:00 pm in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater, Zhiming Han and Cynthia Hsiang will perform and share the history behind the culture and music. Admission to the Museum is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/ksm_calendar/ksm_events/free-family-night-1

*Btw lest you think the zither is only for traditional music, I came across this on another blog and wow, she’s amazing. Not related to the museum event but wanted to share this cool video:

*Morocco Unveiled: Women, Art and Activism in the New Morocco @ Levantine Cultural Center – Free w RSVP, All AgesGlobalGirl Media and the Levantine Cultural Center present “Morocco Unveiled: Women, Art and Activism in the New Morocco” with Majdouline Lyazidi. A 22-year-old feminist and human rights activist, Majdouline Lyazidi has been a member of Amnesty International Morocco since 2008, volunteered at the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) Youth Club and in 2011—inspired by the SlutWalk movement—and founded Woman Choufouch, the first movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault in Morocco.
http://www.levantinecenter.org/event/morocco-unveiled-women-art-and-activism-new-morocco

*Hapa Japan Festival: Mixing It Up: [Music and Identity] Innovation @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
An evening concert event featuring mixed-race artists: popular YouTube artist and USC alum Kina Grannis, Japanese-Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Nozuka and Gow, from the Japan-based group Genez. Hapa Japan Festival is April 2-6 and explores mixed race and mixed roots Japanese people’s history, identity, and representations through film, music, scholarship, an exhibit, and community activity.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/hapa-japan-festival-april-2-6/

*David Lynch: Meditation, Creativity, Peace screening @ Hammer Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
This fascinating documentary follows the renowned director David Lynch on a 16-country tour of Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America to promote the individual and global impact of meditation. With equal parts wit and passion, the film reveals Lynch’s commitment to transcendental meditation as way of changing the world, starting from within. A Q&A with David Lynch and Russell Brand will follow the screening.
http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/type/program/id/1636
http://www.facebook.com/events/424642987629768

*Low with Thalia Zedek @ Troubadour, West Hollywood – $20, All Ages
Low touring with new album “The Invisible Way”.
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/198903

James Bond 007 50th Annivesary screenings @ Alex Theater, Glendale – $8/film, All Ages
Screening and Q&A every Tuesday:
04/02/13 – Licence To Kill
04/09/13 – Octopussy
04/16/13 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
04/23/13 – Diamonds Are Forever
04/30/13 – Live And Let Die
https://www.facebook.com/events/319917138111475/
https://www.alextheatre.org/patrons/purchasesubscription-BOND0413.php

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WED 4/3

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/

*Ecléctica @ Eastside Luv Bar, Boyle Heights – Free, 21+
The fresh and beautiful Spring weather in LA has been mesmerizing us these past weeks, but we realized that it’s already time to get together for ECLÉCTICA this Wednesday night April 3rd! This month marks only our second gathering since making the move to first Wednesdays and residents Reyes and Glenn are looking forward to spending some extra time on the turntables sinking Ecléctica’s roots deeper into our new patch of ground. Get ready for a night filled with our classic sound, familiar vibe and friendly faces all around.
http://www.facebook.com/events/172675849551913

Trapical! @ La Cita Bar, Downtown – Free, 21+
Muevelo presents TRAPICAL at La Cita Bar on April 3, a night where tropical bass, trap, club and moombahton take over. Come check out the best emerging DJs spinning some of the freshest tracks, and get ready to drop it all night long. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/trapical-la-cita-bar-party-los-angeles/

*Hapa Japan Festival: Found in Translation and The Power of Two screenings @ USC – Free W RSVP, All Ages
Found in Translation (2005) and The Power of Two (2011) double Feature and  a Post-Screening Discussion with Found in Translation director, Masahiko Fox, and The Power of Two documentary subjects, Anabel “Ana” Mariko Stenzel and Isabel “Isa” Stenzel Byrnes.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/hapa-japan-festival-april-2-6/

O Som Ao Redor (Neighboring Sounds) screening @ UCLA – Free, All Ages
Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbor’s dog. A slice of ‘Braziliana’, a reflection on history, violence and noise. Q & A with film director Kleber Mendonça Filho following the screening.
http://www.international.ucla.edu/lai/events/showevent.asp?eventid=9936

Room 237 screening @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, THE SHINING. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists, while other viewers dismiss it as the lazy result of a legendary director working far below his talent level. In between these two poles, however, live the theories of ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded THE SHINING’s secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy, and the nightmare that we call history. Ascher’s ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories. Ideas of five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about its true meaning are braided together in a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the horror classic.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13423

The Skatalites @ Echoplex, Echo Park – $10 before 10pm, $15, 18+
We are proud to present one of the best loved and most influential groups ever to come out of Jamaica, The Skatalites! Ska music has spread all over the world and gone through many permutations, but this night we are taking you back to the foundation!
We will also have special DJ sets from the Echodelic selectors of the toughest Ska, Rocksteady and Early reggae. And we will be celebrating DJ Boss Harmonys birthday!
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/202201-skatalites-los-angeles/

Sentidos Opuestos @ House of Blues, West Hollywood – $35, 18+
Mexican Pop duo Sentidos Opuestos are going on tour to support the release of their album, Zona Preferente, this April. Since 1993, the successful Latin pop duo led by Alessandra Rosaldo and Chacho Gaytan, has been creating catchy pop tunes produced by Miguel Basco. You can see them live at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on April 3! ~ Remezla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/sentidos-opuestos-house-of-blues-sunset-strip-los-angeles/

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THU 4/4

Hapa Japan Festival: Book Fair, Literary Panel, Comedy Night @ Various locations – Free, All Ages
Hapa Japan Book Fair – Featuring Asian American Literary Review, Kaya Press, Loving Day, Mixed Marrow, Multiracial Americans of Southern California, and various Hapa Japanese authors.
Hapa Japan Literary Panel – Featured Authors: Ruth Ozeki, author and winner of the Kiriyama Prize and the American Book Award. Sesshu Foster, author and winner of the Believer Book Award and the American Book Award. Velina Hasu Houston, USC Professor of Theater, playwright and editor.  Carlos Yushimito del Valle, selected by Granta as one of 22 best Spanish-language writers under Hapa Japan Comedy Night – Performances by mixed-race comedians KT Tatara, Anna Suzuki, Samantha Chanse, and Dan Nainan.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/hapa-japan-festival-april-2-6/


Vietnamese International Film Festival @ Various OC locations & UCLA – Some screenings are free, All Ages
The 6th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) will be taking place April 4-7 and April 11-14 at Edwards University Theater in Irvine, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, UC Irvine and UCLA.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/

An Evening with the Adult Film Industry @ USC – Free, All Ages
CA and Picturing the Popular welcome members of the adult film industry to participate in a conversation about the paradoxically popular and unpopular subject of pornography. Numerous topics will be addressed in this discussion, including: shifting cultural attitudes toward sexual representations, institutional and legal frameworks (including the recently-passed Measure B), the role of pornography in innovating new consumer technologies, and others.
Students are encouraged to arrive with questions about the critical, cultural, and creative dimensions of this controversial subject. Guests include veteran adult film actor Ron Jeremy, Vivid Entertainment founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch, and former Vivid contract star Allie Haze.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13335

Open Project Night @ Hammer Musuem – Free, All Ages
Equal parts showcase and showdown, the Hammer’s Open Projector Night is the most raucous independent short film festival around. Films and videos of all genres have garnered praise and wrath—filmmakers are encouraged to bring a thick skin! Nationally known and loved comedy team the Sklar Brothers emcee, and free popcorn is served. Work under 10 minutes only. Sign-ups are first come, first served. Submissions accepted from 7 to 7:30pm.
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1633

Evil Dead film marathon @ Village Theatre, Westwood – $7/film, $23-28, All Ages
Opening at the Bruin Theatre. An Evil dead marathon(previews films) will be held at the Village Theatre leading to new version!
• General Admission – $28 (To see all films including the new Evil Dead 2013)
• Student Price – $23 (To see all films including the new Evil Dead 2013)
• General Admission – $7 INDIVIDUALLY (To see the first 3 films INDIVIDUALLY($7 each): The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness) (Regular pricing for Evil Dead 2013)
http://www.facebook.com/events/395957067162053

*Afro Funke’ with Las Cafeteras @ 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 THURSDAY, AFRO FUNKE’ welcomes Las Cafeteras back home from their whirlwind South-By-Southwest (SXSW) tour with their foot-stomping Afro-Mexican fusion of political folk music. The L.A. Times recently called them “One of LA’s Top 10 Rising Bands”.
http://www.zanzibarlive.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/479450755441877/

*Funky Beats @ Lucy’s 51, Toluca Lake – Free, 21+
The best of Brasilian beats, hip hop, reggae, dancehall featuring LA DJ Potira. No cover!
http://www.facebook.com/events/167803126702922/

Otis Redding: Lonely & Blue Listening Party @ Touch Vinyl, West LA – Free, All Ages
Come on over to Touch Vinyl on Thursday, April 4th to hear Otis Redding’s newly compiled album in its entirety! Then stick around to check out special guest DJs Ghost Lyon, Softcore, & friends spin some soul. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Please feel free to invite your friends; all guests are welcome!
http://touchvinyl.dola.com/event/2013/04/04/otis-redding-lonely-blue-listening-party

Good Company @ Braodway Bar, Downtown – Free, 21+
Good Company – A New Social For The Sophisticated, Stylish & Savvy Of Los Angeles. We are collaborating with the good folks at Broadway Bar once again on April 4th! Come grab an appetizer and drink in a welcoming environment with eclectic music, great atmosphere, food, drinks and people. You deserve to treat yourself with a higher standard at least once a month, and should definitely surround yourself with people who will lift you up, and won’t let you fall…This is a hybrid event of sorts as it’s a Creative Social x Professionals Mixer x Single/Couple’s Event with a twist, on the rocks. The music ranges from Mash-Ups/Remixes/WhiteLabel/Indie/Alternative/R&B/Hip-Hop/House/Disco/Funk/Soul/Chillout/Dubby/Reggae/80’s/90’s & Pretty Much Anything Else To Keep You Moving. No Cover, Music, Visuals, Free Appetizers For The First Hour!, Free Giveaways, Cocktails, Cheap & Good Drinks, Live Entertainment, Raffles.
http://www.facebook.com/events/470128443042875/

Laguna Beach Art Walk @ Downtown Laguna Beach, Orange County – Free, All Ages
Join us for a night of art viewing and socializing at the Laguna Beach art galleries! Meet at the entrance to the Regency Laguna South Coast Twin movie theater at 6:45PM, then stroll down PCH and visit art galleries offering free food, wine, and live music!
http://www.facebook.com/events/155953977908031
http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com/

Brazilian Night @ Harp Inn Irish Pub, Orange County – 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. This week we will Celebrate the birthday of our BFF Josy Johnson !!! So, get your dancing shoes ready, dress to impress and let’s celebrate.
http://www.facebook.com/events/196856263771870/

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FRI 4/5

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/

*Tamales de Puerco: Trilingual play @ Casa 0101, Boyle Heights – $15-20, Mature audiences
Tamales de Puerco (Pork Tamales) is the first trilingual play of its kind, telling the story of an undocumented Mexican mother to a Deaf son. She must learn to navigate three different worlds to escape an abusive husband who cannot cope with their disabled child. The play is based on the experiences of Mercedes Floresislas, the playwright, who struggled with depression and an abusive relationship while raising her Deaf son. The play will run from April 5-28 at Casa 0101, a Boyle Heights theater founded by the celebrated Chicana writer, Josefina López, to tell the unheard stories coming from our underrepresented minority communities.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/tamales-de-puerco-pork-tamales-a-trilingual-play-in-english-spanish-american-sign-language-april-5-28/

*The Record Company @ High Fidelity Vinyl, Los Feliz – Free, All Ages
I absolutely love this local band! They’re happy to announce a pop-up show this FRIDAY night back where it all started at HIGH FIDELITY RECORDS in Los Feliz. We’ll be trying out some new stuff, some old favorites, and who knows what else. A wonderful duo named The Lovers (Rosa Pullman and Mitch Grainger) kick the night off right. FREE ADMISSION, free beer and wine all night!
https://www.facebook.com/events/126463407544099/

*Follow Me Down screening @ Hammer Museum – Free, All Ages
Follow Me Down explores the remarkable impact of music in Louisiana prisons. Filmed in three prisons over the course of two years, Georgetown University ethnomusicologist Ben Harbert weaves together portraits of extraordinary inmate musicians—some serving life sentences, some new commits, and one soon to be released. With unprecedented access, this unique investigation exemplifies music as a powerful tool in struggles with alienation, criminal justice, community, race, gender, privacy, and manipulation, ultimately revealing the humanity in us all. A Q&A with filmmaker Ben Harbert will follow the screening.
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1638

*Hafu – The Mixed-race Experience in Japan LA premiere @ Free w RSVP
Screening of Documentary Film Hafu – the mixed-race experience in Japan (2013), followed by a Post-Screening Discussion with directors, Lara Perez Takagi and Megumi Nishikura.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/hapa-japan-festival-april-2-6/

*Contemporary South American Cinema @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
April 5-7, another set of free film screenings open to the public at the USC School of Cinematic Arts will be showcasing recent cinema from South America. These films aren’t the most recent coming from South America and I’ve seen quite a few of them already, but from dramas to comedies to horror, this series is a good representation of the different genres of quality film and diverse stories coming from South America cinema.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/free-screenings-of-contemporary-south-american-cinema-at-usc-april-5-7/

*Vietnamese International Film Festival @ Various OC locations & UCLA – Some screenings are free, All Ages
The 6th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) will be taking place April 4-7 and April 11-14 at Edwards University Theater in Irvine, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, UC Irvine and UCLA.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/

The Economics of Happiness screening @ Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Orange County – Free, All Ages
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet, life is becoming increasingly stressful. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange present films that raise awareness and encourage conversation about the dynamic, ever-changing, systemic and critical needs of our world. Through a variety of titles and topics, attendees explore what it means to live a life in relationship with each other, our neighbors and the whole community of life. The evening includes refreshments, dialogue and possible opportunities for action.
http://www.sistersofstjosephorange.org/OUR_MINISTRIES/justice/film-series.php

Trisha Brown Dance Company: Man Walking Down the Side of a Building @ Broad Art Center – Free, All Ages
“Man Walking Down the Side of a Building” is one of Trisha Brown’s most fascinating works, first conceived by Brown and performed by Joseph Schlichter in 1970. Experience this unique work immediately before Royce Hall opens for the Trisha Brown Dance Company: Program A, featuring four acclaimed proscenium choreographies from the dance icon
http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=341

James Blake Listening Party @ Touch Vinyl, West LA – Free, All Ages
Join us for a very special advance listen of James Blake’s new album, OVERGROWN. The single, Retrograde is purt’ near our favorite single of the year, and we can’t wait to hear the vinyl test pressing of the full LP provided by our friends at Republic Records. Besides hearing the album ahead of the rest of the world, you can…
– Enter to win a vinyl copy of Overgrown!
– Grab one of the 25 JB posters. 50 buttons or 3 window clings!
– Drink 1-6 of the free beers while commiserating with fellow JB fans!
http://touchvinyl.dola.com/event/2013/04/05/james-blake-overgrown-advance-listening-party

LoCura with Los Pinguos @ The Mint – $12 presale, $15, 21+
LoCura returns to LA joining forces with Los Pinguos! This show will sell out!
https://www.facebook.com/events/116521725197966/

First Fridays @ Natural History Museum – All Ages
Music by Dan Deacon, Japanther, KCRw’s Anthony Valadez and KISSES.
http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-2013

*Babe and Ricky’s Inn US Theatrical Premiere @ Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica – $10, All Ages
Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn US Theatrical premier starts at Laemmle Monica 4-Plex April 5th to April 12th. A blues performance will follow each 7pm screening (and also 4 pm) screenings on Saturdays April 6 and Sunday April 7). For line up schedule and for tickets:
http://www.babesandrickysinn.com/Screening.html
http://www.facebook.com/events/496637970397881/

LUNAFEST Traveling Film Festival @ Redlands, Inland Empire – $30, All Ages
LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival started in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, to spotlight women filmmakers and raise money for Breast Cancer Fund. LUNAFEST is also used as a “fundraiser-in-a-box” to help nonprofits raise awareness and funds in their own communities by hosting the festival. LUNAFEST’s motto is “By, For, About Women” and  the 2013 season features 9 short films showcasing talented women filmmakers and their incredibly diverse work. 100% of the proceeds go towards the hosting charities and Breast Cancer Fund so find a screening near you and come out to support these charities that are giving voice, support and empowerment to women! Here are upcoming screenings and charities they benefit in the Southern California area at the time of writing and more are always being added:
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/lunafest-traveling-film-festival-benefits-womens-charities-and-breast-cancer-fund/

Red Bull Thre3style US National Finals @ Lure, Hollywood – $20, All Ages
Red Bull Thre3Style gives highly skilled DJs a global platform to showcase their skills, battle and gain notoriety by rockin’ the dance floor. DJs from the U.S. Regionals will come to LA to battle for the coveted title of Red Bull Thre3style National Champion – a title that comes with bragging rights; cash prizes; a stamp of approval from some of the best DJs in the world including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip and A-Trak; and a ticket to compete in the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals in December. Special guest Mark Ronson.
https://www.facebook.com/events/471938606200110/

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SAT 4/6

Women Writers at Work Panel discussion – “Weaving Words, Creating Worlds: Healing and Empowerment as Women Storytellers” @ Eastside Cafe, El Sereno – Free, All Ages
Join us as we engage in a dialogue with some of LA’s very own visionary and inspiring women writers as they discuss their creative journeys and work navigating worlds of Academia, publishing, professional writing work, teaching, engaging community, and how to promote oneself as a writer.
https://www.facebook.com/events/421789674570899/

Bangladesh Day Festival & Parade @ Little Bangladesh – Free, All Ages
Spectacular Bangladesh Day Parade on Little Bangladesh Area in LA, Distinguished Guests and Dignitaries from Bangladesh and USA, Cultural program with renowned and popular Artists from Bangladesh and USA, Youths Talent show and Sports competition, Children’s Art and Bengali Poem recitation competition, Seminar on Globally important topics, Booths and Stalls, Socializing, Networking, etc at Virgil Middle School field in Los Angeles, CA. Festival is Sat April 6 and Sun April 7 and Parade is on Sun April 7.
http://www.bufla.com/index.htm

Ocean View Farms 9th Annual Tomato-Bration @ Ocean View Farms, West LA – Free, All Ages
Sat 4/6 and Sun 4/7, OVF nonprofit community garden invites everyone interested in growing tomatoes to join us for a FREE and exciting event full of tomato growing tips and tricks, presented by esteemed tomato grower Barbara Spencer, from Windrose Farm in Paso Robles. Workshop and Q&A with Barbara each day at 10:00 AM. Barbara will also provide over 90 organic tomato varieties and vegetables for sale at $3.00 per plant. To learn more about Barbara and Bill’s Windrose Farm please visit their wonderful website http://www.windrosefarm.org.
http://www.oceanviewfarms.net/tomatobration.html

Rocka Your Soul @ Music Center, Downtown – Free, All Ages
The Music Center celebrates Los Angeles’ own ALVIN AILEY and his iconic dance masterpiece Revelations beloved by people around the world. Bring the entire family to downtown’s new Grand Park for RockaYourSoul: LA’s Celebration of Gospel, Dance and Ailey. You won’t want to miss this free daylong event featuring dance classes with Ailey teaching artists, gospel music, art workshops, food and more. Sign-up for workshops today!
http://www.musiccenter.org/about/Our-Programs/Special-Events-Festivals/Rocka/

Contemporary South American Cinema @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
April 5-7, another set of free film screenings open to the public at the USC School of Cinematic Arts will be showcasing recent cinema from South America. These films aren’t the most recent coming from South America and I’ve seen quite a few of them already, but from dramas to comedies to horror, this series is a good representation of the different genres of quality film and diverse stories coming from South America cinema.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/free-screenings-of-contemporary-south-american-cinema-at-usc-april-5-7/

Vietnamese International Film Festival @ Various OC locations & UCLA – Some screenings are free, All Ages
The 6th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) will be taking place April 4-7 and April 11-14 at Edwards University Theater in Irvine, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, UC Irvine and UCLA.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/

Trisha Brown Dance Company: Roof Piece @ J. Paul Getty Museum – Free, All Ages
“Roof Piece” will be performed twice at The Getty Center at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Stay for both performances and catch the movement pattern from different perspectives. As originally performed in 1971, twelve dancers in fire-red costumes were placed atop roofs in a 10-block area of New York’s SoHo. Comprised improvised gestures, more or less stationary, which were initiated at 53 Wooster, were copied by the next dancer in line, and so on. In this way the movement was transmitted dancer-by-dancer to 381 Lafayette Street in a process that continued for 15 minutes, stopped and reversed directions for 15 minutes. “Roof Piece” was re-mounted in 2011 on the New York High Line. This is the first presentation of this ambitious work on the West Coast. Dancers will perform Brown’s signature movement amid and atop structures and buildings on the grounds of the Getty Center.
http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=339

*Brazilian Heart Music: Clara Nunes, a Celebration @ Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, West LA – $10-15, All Ages
Kátia Moraes & Samba Society pay tribute to one of Brazil’s most beloved samba singers. Please join us for this very special and intimate evening celebrating the life of Clara Nunes. Clara Nunes (August 12, 1943 – April 2, 1983) was the first female singer in Brazil to sell over 100,000 copies [this was in the 1970s, long before the digital age!]. Clara recorded 16 albums, she was also famous for songs crafted from the rhythms of Umbanda, her Afro-Brazilian religion, and for her typical costumes, as she always dressed in white and wore lots of necklaces and African beads.Join Kátia Moraes and Samba Society in this very special tribute to the legendary Clara Nunes. We will be playing a set dedicated entirely to her greatest hits highlighting the genre that most defined her, samba.
http://www.facebook.com/events/566426443387383/
http://www.brasilbrasil.org/

*Gaby Moreno and Maria Del Pilar record release party @ Satellite, Silverlake – $10, 21+
Gaby Moreno, blues musician from Guatemala, is one of my favorite artists and Maria Del Pilar is releasing her new album “Songs + Canciones I”. First 50 people get a free copy of it.
http://www.facebook.com/events/511896032186033/
http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/245237-maria-del-pilar-record-los-angeles/

El-Haru Kuroi @ Mal’s Bar, USC area – $5, 21+
One of LA’s under-recognized bands who play such a unique blend of latin, jazz, bossa nova, psychedelic funk. With Chicano Reggae Band, Tone Irie, and DJs.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Haru-Kuroi/92679546139

5th Annual Women That Rock @ Roberto’s Club, chinatown – $8 presale, $10, 21+
Women that Rock, is a networking/showcase event created by Melinda Torres, CEO of A&M Entertainment, which helps promote women of the LA music scene and consists of the participation of a variety of list of bands composed of talented women and also includes artists, photographers, hand made jewelry designers, purses, and much more exhibiting their works of art. Featuring performances by the Miracle Dolls, Gallo, Go Betty Go (original lineup!!), and Coatl. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/5th-annual-women-that-rock-la-concert-robertos-club/
https://www.facebook.com/events/426391007444142/
http://www.womenthatrock.org/

Claudio Valenzuela @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $8-10, 21+
Front man for LUCYBELL goes solo! Check out his new material LIVE AT LOS GLOBOS.
http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/236065-claudio-valenzuel-pilar-los-angeles/
https://www.facebook.com/events/429403760479289/

*Hapa Japan Festival: Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History Exhibit Opening @ Japanese American National Museum – Free, All Ages
Opening Reception of the ”Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History” Exhibit. Featuring a performance by singer/songwriter, Meiko.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/hapa-japan-festival-april-2-6/

Buyepongo @ Townhouse Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice – 21+
One of my favorite bands in LA!
https://www.facebook.com/events/157352194427876/

The Chico Buarque Project @ Rain, Studio City
Bringing heightened power and fresh beauty to our tribute to the music of Chico Buarque.
https://www.facebook.com/events/133296666835235/

Jaymay with Kayoko @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – $10, 21+
I haven’t seen Jaymay in years! She is legend!
https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=2066

Femme Soup all female show @ Nomad Gallery, – $5-7, All Ages
An all female mixed media art show to raise monies for the Summer Fun Time Society’s 5 Year Anniversary coming this summer! TUNES: LA Girlfriend, Kissing Cousins, Spaceships, TÜLIPS, Bon Bon, Bloody Death Skull, Letron, Omniflux.
ART: Alex Brown, TAAWP, Alex Pelly, Liska Jacobs. VENDORS: Dum Dum Zine, HiHouse, Dot Vintage, Simplemente Sinceras. SFTS photo booth! Raffle! surprises! AND MORE TBA!
http://www.nomadlosangeles.com/event-flyer2/femme-soup-final-3
https://www.facebook.com/events/439803719430029/

*Tumbe featuring Balandugu Kan @ NOLA’s, Downtown – $7 before 10:30 w RSvP, $10, 21+
This month we are honored to have BALANDUGU KAN performing live. If you dont know about Guinean music, then you are not going to want to miss this. BALANDUGU KAN is a 12 peace ensemble which consist of Beautiful elaborate colors of Dance, and music. Very energetic, and full of amazing performances, presenting stories, and touching songs, through powerful Guinea style Djembe. The group has performed at many places including; Ford Amphitheatre, UCLA, Soka University, Temple Bar, Afro Funke, and has been a host to many masters dancers, and drummers.
http://www.facebook.com/events/439209412838275/

*7timo presents The 7 BOYS, Grupo BRASILIDADE + Special Guests @ Rooftop 3100, Koreatown – $7-20, 21+
Public · By 7timo
7timo día Los Angeles presents its Premiere Event. A MUSIC & DANCE Extravaganza Under the Stars Featuring LA’s Top Brazilian Bands & Special Guests. Performing Live on Stage: The 7 BOYS, Grupo BRASILIDADE, DJ Chris BRAZIL, Additional Performers TBA. Come Early for ZUMBA® Dancing with
ANGELA CORREA at 930pm.
http://www.facebook.com/events/430536063698328/
http://ticketf.ly/10jhebW

Mahadev @ Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks – $10-15, All Ages
Mahadev’s eclectic & original style blows away musical boundaries. With training in Indian, African, Gypsy, Middle Eastern Music, Classical, Jazz & Blues, Mahadev can burn in improvisations from around the world. Whether it’s a Ravi Shankar tune, something from Nirvana, or original tunes that bring styles together to create new ones, Mahadev will show you music in a new way.
https://www.facebook.com/events/178320652318071/
http://mahadev.bandcamp.com/album/mahadev

la-underground presents Emily Jane White, Tom Brosseau, Eliza Rickman, Lia Rose @ Pehrspace – $5, All Ages
la-underground presents an intimate evening with Emily Jane White, Tom Brosseau, Eliza Rickman, Lia Rose, and possible special guest.
https://www.facebook.com/events/264006083733036/



Tecopa West Music & Arts Festival @ Marina Del Rey Hotel – $15 presale, $20, All Ages
From the desert to the sea! Don’t miss the annual Tecopa Music & Arts Festival at our new home, the Marina del Rey Hotel in Los Angeles. Live music featuring Westside Crew, Tamlin & LaVonia, Shake-Down, David & Olivia, Coastline, Mat & The Venice Square Junkyard Dogs, Evangenitals, Levi Chen & Liquid Gardens, Carry On Band, Jacqueline Lennon & World Groove, and 2 Bit Radio.The Tecopa Music & Arts Festival brings you a full day and night of live multi-genre music, local arts & crafts and delicious food & drink set against the blue waters and gleaming boats of the world’s largest manmade small-craft harbor.
http://www.tecopamusicfestival.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/308490002610675/

*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

Spring Break at the Lake: 5K Mud Run @ Irvine Lake, Orange County – $34 online deal, $69, All Ages
Take your mark and get set to get wet at this event taking place at Irving Lake. Spanning just over five kilometers (roughly three miles) of dirt roads and muddy trails, this fun physical challenge features tires, jump walls, cargo nets, dirt mounds, and more than a dozen mud pits. And the party doesn’t stop after the last leg: Wash up in one of 30 on-site showers for live music, beer-garden fare, ecofest booths, and sports vendors. Since a portion of the proceeds benefits the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation, you’ll really be making a splash.
https://www.livingsocial.com/events/639142-spring-break-at-the-lake-5k-mud-run-entry
http://www.irvinelakemudrun.com/

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SUN 4/7

*Justice for My Sister’s: Retomemos la Noche (Take Back the Night) @ Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights – Free, All Ages
At least 1 out of every 3 women worldwide has been beaten, forced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime by a partner, relative, friend, stranger, employer, and/or colleague. Of these crimes, less than 50% are reported. For Indigenous women and womyn of color the statistics are worse. It even happens within our movemynt circles– if not physical, than verbal, psychological or even spiritual. What can we do? Speak out, share, pray, come together and love. It’s time to make a change. Join us SUNDAY, APRIL 7th at Mariachi Plaza for a documyntary film Justice for My Sister, music by Cambalache, workshops, a solidarity walk and more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/117755721740893/
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1318205061/cambalache-son-jarocho-in-la

Caracol SPRING Marketplace @ Tropico de Nopal, Filipinotown – Free, All Ages
Come celebrate community and shop with your heart from local artisans! Artisan booths, healthy food, DJs, live music, community workshops. Always original, Always handmade, Always LA. From April to September and December.
http://tropicodenopal.com/caraco-marketplace/

https://www.facebook.com/events/595348150494332/

Thai New Year Songkran Festival @ Thai Town, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
The 10th Annual Thai New Year Festival in Thai Town, Hollywood (April 7, 2013) celebrate Songkran — The Thai New Year. The event features traditional Thai food and cultural activities, colorful parades, music and dance performances, a fashion show, Muay Thai boxing, a food and beer garden, and the Miss Thai New Year USA contest.
http://savvycities.com/thai-new-year-festival/
http://www.thainewyear.com/

Bangladesh Day Festival & Parade @ Little Bangladesh – Free, All Ages
Spectacular Bangladesh Day Parade on Little Bangladesh Area in LA, Distinguished Guests and Dignitaries from Bangladesh and USA, Cultural program with renowned and popular Artists from Bangladesh and USA, Youths Talent show and Sports competition, Children’s Art and Bengali Poem recitation competition, Seminar on Globally important topics, Booths and Stalls, Socializing, Networking, etc at Virgil Middle School field in Los Angeles, CA. Festival is Sat April 6 and Sun April 7 and Parade is on Sun April 7.
http://www.bufla.com/index.htm

Ocean View Farms 9th Annual Tomato-Bration @ Ocean View Farms, West LA – Free, All Ages
Sat 4/6 and Sun 4/7, OVF nonprofit community garden invites everyone interested in growing tomatoes to join us for a FREE and exciting event full of tomato growing tips and tricks, presented by esteemed tomato grower Barbara Spencer, from Windrose Farm in Paso Robles. Workshop and Q&A with Barbara each day at 10:00 AM. Barbara will also provide over 90 organic tomato varieties and vegetables for sale at $3.00 per plant. To learn more about Barbara and Bill’s Windrose Farm please visit their wonderful website http://www.windrosefarm.org.
http://www.oceanviewfarms.net/tomatobration.html

Contemporary South American Cinema @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
April 5-7, another set of free film screenings open to the public at the USC School of Cinematic Arts will be showcasing recent cinema from South America. These films aren’t the most recent coming from South America and I’ve seen quite a few of them already, but from dramas to comedies to horror, this series is a good representation of the different genres of quality film and diverse stories coming from South America cinema.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/free-screenings-of-contemporary-south-american-cinema-at-usc-april-5-7/

Vietnamese International Film Festival @ Various OC locations & UCLA – Some screenings are free, All Ages
The 6th biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF) will be taking place April 4-7 and April 11-14 at Edwards University Theater in Irvine, Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, UC Irvine and UCLA.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/

American Indian Culture Family Day @ Autry Museum, Griffith Park – Free, All Ages
Michael Ghostcrow Bracamontes (Tongva/Purapecha) will share his knowledge of shells and stone carving, and demonstrate how to apply feathers to traditional hair ornaments worn by maritime cultures. Plus, enjoy traditional music by Dennis Garcia (Chumash/Tataviam).
http://theautry.org/programs/family-activities/american-indian-culture-family-day-april

LATINO/US Cotidiano: Photography Panel Discussion & Book Presentation @ Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach – Free, All Ages
Join Guillermo Corral (Head of the Cultural Office, Embassy of Spain), Claudi Carreras (curator of LATINO/US Cotidiano), and Ricardo Cases (photographer of the project) for a panel discussion on the photo-book and travelling exhibition Latino/US Cotidiano. This project is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in the U.S. through the work of twelve photographers. Latino/US Cotidiano examines the identity of the Latino community in the United States pointing to a nation in transformation. The participants will examine through their work how photographers depict the US Latino experience today.
http://www.molaa.org/Programs-and-Events/events-calendar.aspx

Target Sundays: HATITUDE AND HAUTE COUTURE @ California African American Museum (CAAM) – Free, All Ages
CAAM’s annual celebration of spring season highlights “haute couture,” with a unique fashion showcase. Also experience a terrific lineup of performances in music and dance for this popular CAAM event. Remember to bring your special hat for the annual “Hatitude” competition. Men, women, girls and boys can compete in various categories and win prizes! You can also design your own hat at a workshop before the competition.
http://www.caamuseum.org/web_pages/target_sundays.htm

2nd Annual LA Psych Fest @ Bootleg Theater, Filipino Town – $20 presale, $25, 18+
3 STAGES OF MUSIC BY: Acid Mothers Temple (Japan), Lumerians (Oakland), Jeffertitti’s Nile (LA), The Shrine (LA), Dahga Bloom (Fullerton), Sister Calypso (LA), Brainfruit (Seattle), Vinyl Williams (LA), Ahkiyyini (Venice), Strangers Family Band (LA), Midday Veil (Seattle), Wild Wild Wets (San Diego), Insect vs Robots (Venice), Guy Blakeslee (LA), Presstones (LA)
http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/213911-2nd-annual-la-psych-fest-los-angeles/
https://www.facebook.com/events/185359511606355/

Children Without a Shadow @ Loyola Marymount University – Free w RSVP, All Ages
The documentary displays the resilience of the Jewish people with the story of Shaul harel, a hidden child in Belgium who became a renowned Israeli professor. it honors Madame andrée Geulen-herscovici, who rescued 4,000 Jewish children. Speakers include Professor Shaul Harel, Former hidden Child and subject of the documentary, Bernard Balteau, the film’s writer and director. Anne Griffin PhD., professor and author, Cooper union for the advancement of Science and art. To RSVP please email JewishStudiesProgram@lmu.edu by March 29. For questions please call 310.338.1917
http://events.kcrw.com/event/2013/04/07/children-without-a-shadow

Emerging Artists from the Coburn School @ LACMA – Free, All Ages
Performing works by Ibert, Borodin, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Beethoven, and Brahms.
http://www.lacma.org/event/colburn-school

*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 and  Samba dancer Sade!
https://www.facebook.com/events/583723041640746/

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