Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Apr. 8 – Apr. 14

weekly list
It’s a windy Monday that’s going to make way for clear, sunny skies the rest of the week in the 70s! April is National Autism Awareness Month and there are many events throughout the month to support autism research, advocacy and awareness. 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!
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/calendar/

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MON 4/8

Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn Theatrical Premiere @ Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica – $11, All Ages
Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn US Theatrical premier starts at Laemmle Monica 4-Plex April 5th to April 11th. A blues performance will follow some screenings. For line up please check the site. Live music tonight after 7 Pm screening with Henry Harris Southsideslim.
http://www.babesandrickysinn.com/Screening.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/496637970397881/
http://youtu.be/triMbeaR9vY

Crocodile in the Yangtze – The Story of a Westerner Inside China’s Alibaba.com @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Crocodile in the Yangtze examines the rise of Alibaba, the subject of a cover story in the current issue of The Economist magazine, the most widely English-language news magazine. The documentary follows China’s first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China’s first global Internet company, Alibaba Group. An independent memoir written, directed and produced by an American who worked in Ma’s comany for eight years, Crocodile in the Yangtze captures the emotional ups and downs of life in a Chinese Internet startup at a time when the Internet brought China face-to-face with the West.
http://china.usc.edu/ShowEvent.aspx?eventID=4271
http://youtu.be/FHlT3QxMqCs

DNA Dreams screening @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Highly renowned international documentary filmmaker, Bregtje van der Haak, of VPRO (Dutch Television), is offering a special screening and first look of her most recent documentary, “DNA Dreams”. This film documents the undertaking of Chinese scientists working for a private company that is attempting to analyze and potentially clone the DNA of 2,000 highly gifted children.
http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/32/event/901458
http://youtu.be/KUXPWUm0PmY

Genocide Awareness Week @ USC – Free, All Ages
Presented as part of USC’s Genocide Awareness Week, three events organized by the USC Shoah Foundation will explore artistic responses to genocide, highlighting the ability of creative expression to shine light in the darkness and give voice to silence. The events will reveal the power of the arts to communicate messages of survival and hope in the face of great tragedy. The opening event will feature a student-curated exhibition of art from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, including posters related to the genocides in Armenia, Congo, Guatemala and Rwanda, as well as the Holocaust and the murders of the women of Juárez. A panel discussion will be presented at 6 p.m. with USC Fisher Museum director Selma Holo and USC Shoah Foundation executive director Stephen Smith.
http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/897871

Should Power be more Concentrated? @ The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Lately we’ve been hearing that 99 percent of us are at the mercy of one percent. Even if you don’t believe the numbers work out quite that way, you may well think, in an age of lobbyists and mergers and entrenched interests, that power is in the hands of too few people. But what if the opposite is true? Perhaps what’s really happening to the world is paralysis, and its cause is leaders and institutions with too little power. Today, with changes in our civic infrastructure and breakthroughs in information technology, it’s easier than ever to amass a little power but harder than ever to amass a lot of it. The consequences include minimal global cooperation, aimless governance, and inaction in the face of crisis. Former Foreign Policy editor-in-chief and World Bank executive director Moisés Naím, author of The End of Power, visits Zócalo to discuss the decay of power—and what to do about it.
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=44512

Jellyfish Eyes screening @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – $5-7, All Ages
In his feature filmmaking debut, renowned visual artist Takashi Murakami transforms the classic cinematic trope of the new kid on the block into an epic genre-defying adventure. Not only an accomplished artist but also a connoisseur of Japanese popular culture, Murakami packs his film with a delirious abundance of ideas and imagery. What other coming-of-age fantasy has tween romance, a role-playing battle royale, nuclear intrigue, rival doppelgangers, and a giant monster? Join us for the North American premiere of Jellyfish Eyes and see for yourself.
http://www.lacma.org/event/jellyfish-eyes
http://youtu.be/uh8-gseJUN4

Weekly Picks: Most venues have free live music on Mondays but these are my favorite.

Escondido, Watch The Duck @ Bardot, Hollywood – 18+ $10, 21+ FreeFree
Favorite place on Monday nights for live music is School Night hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas. Another stellar lineup this week: Escondido (Nashville, TN), Watch The Duck (Atlanta, GA) and Body Parts (Los Angeles, CA). Jack Of All Tracks and Gossamer and Waldo are guest DJs.
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/590079951003549/
http://youtu.be/Zd4QiKLv4Tg
http://youtu.be/M-1Qt-7_xq0
http://vimeo.com/59865709

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/
http://youtu.be/NKXLAtvaznQ

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/djpotira

MOM LA (Motown on Mondays) @ Short Stop, Echo Park – 21+, Free
Since December of 2011, Every Monday in LA has been different with a fresh new weekly dance party that showcases some of the most classic soul tunes, forgotten gems, remixes and related off-shoots/inspirations from the Motown catalog. Now 1 Year old, MOM LA has become an LA favorite, while receiving write-ups from LA Weekly, being listed in the “Top 10 Club Nights For People Who Don’t Like Clubs”, as well as getting write-ups and features from various websites & blogs including Fusicology! This once, best-kept secret, is now becoming the talk of the town!
http://motownonmondays.com/blog/?page_id=762

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TUE 4/9

Genocide Awareness Week @ USC – Free, All Ages
Presented as part of USC’s Genocide Awareness Week, three events organized by the USC Shoah Foundation will explore artistic responses to genocide, highlighting the ability of creative expression to shine light in the darkness and give voice to silence. The events will reveal the power of the arts to communicate messages of survival and hope in the face of great tragedy. Playwrights Yvette Rugasaguhunga and Catherine Filloux will perform short theatrical pieces on the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides. Following the performance, Rugasaguhunga, who survived the Rwandan genocide as a child, Filloux and USC dramatic arts professor Stacie Chaiken will discuss the ability of theatre to inspire global audiences. They will explore the power of storytelling and using firsthand accounts of mass atrocities to create a broader awareness and understanding about genocide.
http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/897872
http://youtu.be/jrKmFXRefCQ

The Angel’s Share @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
THE ANGELS’ SHARE, winner of the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes, is a heart-warming comedy about redemption from the master of social realist cinema, about city outsiders in search of a better life.
http://youtu.be/PEktaUKYc7U

Indian Film Festival @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – $14/film, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 9-14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org
http://youtu.be/9mH2CGmPYFo

Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes @ Troubadour, West Hollywood – $15, All Ages
I loe this Aussie band! I saw them here in LA last time and love their doo wop retro sound, costumes and big hair — their live show and energy is not to miss!
http://www.troubadour.com/event/231171-clairy-browne-bangin-los-angeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/496004707127014/
http://youtu.be/irNtyaNHq5A

Collaboration Project creative networking mixer @ Montecito Heights – Donations accepted, All Ages
Collaboration Project- now in our 7th year as LA’s best monthly Art Salon and Creative Mixer…This month we have: Jared Butler (founder of Wasteland Weekend) is coming by to discuss his latest film project: UNDYING. He’ll talk about the funding campaign, the film itself, and what sort of cast and crew he is looking to bring on board to get this done. If you are interested in being a part of a cool zombietastic post-apocalyptic Mad Maxesque film project- or just hoping to get some ideas on how to get your own project off the ground- then stop on by to hear what he has to say. COLLAB is a donation based endeavor. We ask that people kick down a few bucks to help cover our costs. If you are really broke, we will gladly let you help us out for an hour or two making things run a bit smoother.We will have VERY reasonably priced drinks and cheap food on hand, so bring a couple of bucks for the bar. You can join the Collab FB group here. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Collab only grows and flourishes because of all of you. Let your creative friends in on the secret!
http://www.facebook.com/groups/29447061790/
http://www.facebook.com/events/141756426006147/
http://youtu.be/Xmu9HJ0lWn0

Monthly:

Free Tuesday! @ Autry National Center, Griffith Park – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Every second Tuesday of the month is free, made possible by Wells Fargo.
http://theautry.org/programs/family-activities/free-tuesday

Love In Da House @ Zanzibar, Santa Monica – $5 presale, $10, 21+
Your favorite 2nd Tuesday of the month event is back with a slamming line up! Featuring: Lee Coombs, DivaDanielle vs Joplin, Hooni & Loomer.
http://www.facebook.com/events/508693682512074/

Weekly:

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/

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Drai’s Hollywood – $15 presale, $25, 21+
Dim Mak Presents: Felix Cartal | Dim Mak Records, Hot Mouth, Ryan Vazquez, Bones. Drink Specials & More: Free Vodka from 10-10:30pm, Beer & Shot for $7 til Midnight, 2 Glasses of Champagne for $10. Club Attire Is A Must | No Shorts | No Sandals
http://dimmakevents.com/show.cfm?id=97234
http://www.facebook.com/events/534475716597772/

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
http://www.facebook.com/events/319917138111475/
http://www.alextheatre.org/patrons/purchasesubscription-BOND0413.php

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WED 4/10

Simon Killer screening @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon’s true nature.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13433
http://youtu.be/VJICFO4lbtQ

An Evening of Trisha Brown Films @ Hammer Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
In conjunction with Trisha Brown: Floor of the Forest, this selection of films documents the work of the acclaimed choreographer. Burt Barr’s Aeros (1990) focuses on Brown’s 1989 work Astral Convertible, with set design and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, while Homemade (1966), Man Walking Down the Side of a Building (1970), and Primary Accumulation (1972) highlight her earlier work. For the duration of Floor of the Forest, Brown’s It’s a Draw (2002) will be on view on the monitors at Ammo at the Hammer.
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1640

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Alice in Chains outdoor mini-concert – Free w RSVP, 16+
http://1iota.com/show/view/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live
http://youtu.be/hmSeWqmlqYs

Madam on the Mix (MOTM) Open Turntables @ Bronson Bar, Hollywood – Free, 21+
“GIRLS PLAY, BOYS WATCH!” DJ Jahkova and the Soul Spinners Society invite you to take part in LA’s one and only “Madam of the Mix-Open Turntables” party.
Lady DJs of all levels are invited to come by and drop a set, hang, dance, puff, pass, booz, flirt, and just have fun. We’re hosting it at the very chill and inviting Bronson Bar located in Hollywood right off of Sunset and Bronson with plenty of free and easy parking. DJ Jahkova and drummer EXTRAORDINAIRE Kiran Gandhi will feature a special set just for you! PLAYBOY TV LATIN AMERICA will be in the heezy filming! Come watch the GIRLS PLAY! SeXXXy Stiletto Contest! Free CLIQUE vodka cocktails from 9-10pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/399067920143410/

Dub Club meets Subsuelo @ Echoplex, Echo Park – Free b4 10pm, $7, 21+
We are proud to join forces with one of LAs most happening clubs for a night of rhythmatical musical madness! 3 rooms of music all night!
In The Echo: SUBSUELO with Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible (DJ Set), Buyepongo, Canyon Cody, Gozar and DJ Ethos, Hosted by Gazoo, Visuals by Juxli
Photos by Farah Sosa, Live flamenco w/ La Tigresa, Gabriel Osuna y Gerardo Morales (www.subsuelo.org)
In The Echoplex: DUB CLUB with DJs Boss Harmony, Tom Chasteen, and Roy Corduroy, MCs Jah Faith, Ras Benjy, Chicho, and special guests
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/3-subsuelo-parties-in-april/
http://www.facebook.com/events/143032442539078/
http://youtu.be/u4l4VwAf5I8
http://vimeo.com/57665406

Indian Film Festival @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – $14/film, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 9-14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org
http://youtu.be/gNXBJ5YhI7s
http://youtu.be/Ql-JGmsiMx0

Monthly:

Reveal! @ The Virgil, Silverlake – $5, 21+
Every 2nd Wednesday! A community dance party hosted by Yellow Alex & Friends. With DJ Afred Hawkins, KG Superstar, surprise performances and complimentary champagne during social hour 9-10pm. Plus midnight dance performance by Melissa Schade. All proceeds go to the LA Gay & Lesbian Youth Center.
http://thevirgil.com/#/calendar/4562350608
http://youtu.be/YogGBdYpV9A

Mucho Wednesdays @ La Cita Bar, Downtown – $5, 21+
One of Los Angeles hardest working bands, Viernes Trece has been laying down their own brand of Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae beats for quite some time now. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their next album and is looking to play some of their news tracks live to see how they feel!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/195656703891925/

Discotan @ Footsies, Highland Park – Free, 21+
Every 2nd Wednesday, A Summit of Funky Sounds from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay. Mestizaje meets the Middle East!  This time we’re drafting a few comrades to bring you more funky sounds from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay. Eastside veteranos, the Ecléctica DJs have brought their unique brand of globe-spanning dancefloor jams to Boyle Heights for more than three years (!) at Eastide Luv. We’re excited to have DJs Glenn Red and Reyes and MC Daniel French aboard for an exciting evening of musical cross-pollination and, as always, furious hot-footed dancing. And Discostan DJs will be on hand with deep crates full of wonders from all over the Discostan universe: Bollywood torch songs, Balkan madness, Ethio jazz, Arabic breaks and dabke, Bhangra, Armenian classics, Persian pop, Coupé-Décalé, Classic Thai and Cambodian funk (celebrating Songkran 2013!)
http://www.facebook.com/events/288983057901380/
http://youtu.be/A49A6SJWzBI

Weekly:

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/

David & Devine residency @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – $10, 21+
Come join us every Wednesday night in March for new songs, special guests and booty shakin’! Featured artists will include: Sean Hill, Mindi Abair, Chris Bautista, Elizabeth Lea, David Cannava, Darwin Johnson, Donald Barret, Jim Huff and the Sexy Sax Man himself!! Power retro and soul duo David and Devine at Hollywood’s Hotel Cafe. Composed of Dave Yaden on keys and vocals and Candace Devine on lead vocals, David and Devine have been hitting the stage about 10 p.m. for the past three Wednesdays. Accompanied by the finest musicians on guitar, drums, bass and horns, the duo has been blowing up the venue, with every indication that the party will continue. Their March residency has been extended for April!
http://www.facebook.com/events/547681241922997/
http://youtu.be/YLcZXcJKYR4

Desert Nights @ The Standard, Hollywood – Free, 21+
Desert Nights is a weekly aural oasis at The Standard, Hollywood. 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. There is no cover charge for this event.
http://standardculture.com/tagged/desert%20nights

Luminous Movement @ Zanzibar, Santa Monica – $10, 21+
Lu Fam Pro presents the Luminous Movement, a weekly music event held every Wednesday at Zanzibar hosted by J Brave of the Luminaries. Lu Fam Pro presents the Luminous Movement Lucidity Festival LA Pre-Party! NAHKO + MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE w/ special guests Dj Fabian Alsultany & Boogiemeister live at Zanzibar in Santa Monica!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/541686669186426/

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THU 4/11

Genocide Awareness Week @ USC – Free, All Ages
Presented as part of USC’s Genocide Awareness Week, three events organized by the USC Shoah Foundation will explore artistic responses to genocide, highlighting the ability of creative expression to shine light in the darkness and give voice to silence. The events will reveal the power of the arts to communicate messages of survival and hope in the face of great tragedy. We will close the week with a screening and discussion with filmmaker Elida Schogt. Her dynamic trilogy of films—Silent Song, The Walnut Tree and Zyklon Portrait—explores the Holocaust through an abstract lens, offering an innovative artistic response to mass atrocities. Telling the story of her mother’s survival and her truncated family tree, the films are a collage of family photos, home movies and footage that confronts the audience with the complexities of the Holocaust. The films will be screened, followed by a discussion with Schogt and Michael Renov, documentary theorist and associate dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/897961

Independent Visions: Chavez Ravine screening @ CSULA – Free, All Ages
This riveting documentary tells the story of Chavez Ravine, a close-knit neighborhood which was home to generations of Mexican Americans, and just miles from downtown L.A., which was razed to make way for a new baseball stadium – Dodger Stadium.
http://calstatelausu.org/events/sp1363638491/2013/4/11/independent-visions-chavez-ravine
http://youtu.be/DarwRhMrjOg

Hand-Held/En Las Manos: Photo Exhibit by Alan Vidali @ Consulate General of Mexico, MacArthur Park – Free w RSVP, All Ages
The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles and the National Autonomous University of Mexico are happy to invite you to the opening of the photography exhibit “Hand-Held” by Alan Ayub Vidali. With this essay, the photographer finds a reflection of man’s mortality and that our bodies don’t lie. Each hand allows us to trace back a lifetime. *Free event, but limited entry.
RSVP by April 8 to: (213) 368-2715/CultureMex@gmail.com ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/hand-helden-las-manos-photo-exhibit-by-alan-vidali-la-exhibit-consulate-general-mexico/

Palenke Soultribe CD Release Party @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $10, 21+
Afro-Colombian electronic music pioneers PALENKE SOULTRIBE will release their new full-length album MAR on Tuesday, April 9 on their own Soultribe Records.
MAR, which means “sea” in Spanish, is the second album in a trilogy and follows PALENKE SOULTRIBE’s critically acclaimed 2009 LP ORO, which translates to “gold.” The group’s next album will be titled ROJO, or“red,” tying the three album titles together to symbolize the three colors of the Columbian flag: yellow, blue and red.
http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/226613-palenke-soul-tribe-automatico-los-angeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/548738075166631/
http://youtu.be/7PrV_Zsin_M

TEASER: A NITE OF AWKWARDLY SERIOUS BURLESQUE// a Fundraiser for Femmes: A Tragedy @ El Cid, Silverlake – $10 suggested donation, 21+
Our dear friend Gina Young is at it again. How do you top Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo? I know how your dirty mind read that. That’s why we are inviting YOU to be taunted and dare we say, haunted, by this amazing Cabaret of Gay!
A one nite only fundraiser for Gina Young’s new play FEMMES: A Tragedy. Every queer aritst needs a booster club, and here’s your chance to support your local playwright all whilst enjoying dinner/drinks/and a w i d e l y interpretive burlesque show!
http://www.facebook.com/events/141115646063411/

Sister Spit: The Next Generation @ Redcat, Downtown – $8-15, All Ages
Legendary adventurers in queer literary performance San Francisco’s Sister Spit comes to Los Angeles with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance. Hosted by the irrepressible Michelle Tea, this irreverent, wild, brainy and provocative extravaganza features established writers along with emerging queer and queer-influenced artists of all genders, including singer/songwriter/ performance artist DavEnd, writers Danny LéVesque and Ali Liebegott, artist TextaQueen and graphic memoirist Cristy C. Road. Special guests joining this raucous engagement at REDCAT include novelist Francesca Lia Block and comedian-playwright-television writer Jill Soloway. Sister Spit’s 2013 line-up guarantees an exceptional evening of butch gamblers, cranky mermaids, psychic hairdressers, accordion-wielding songstresses, punk-obsessed teens and post-apocalyptic heroes. The event will followed by a reception and book-signing in the REDCAT lobby, with books available from Skylight Books.
http://www.redcat.org/event/sister-spit
http://youtu.be/1XkBDCVCOco

Indian Film Festival @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – $14/film, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 9-14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org
http://youtu.be/zIsJ1MyenjQ

Vietnamese International Film Festival @  UCLA – 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. UCLA day on April 11 is free!
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/
http://youtu.be/RySVn2J49FY

Sky Ferreira @ Bootleg, Filipinotown – $15, 21+
Her Wed show is sold out but tix are still available for Thursday.
http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/232357-sky-ferreira-los-angeles/
http://youtu.be/fTJ2XkX7YRQ

Cafe Tacuba @ Majestic Venture Theater, Ventura – $39.50-$54.50, All Ages
Not sure why such an iconic band as Cafe Tacuba from Mexico chose not to play in LA…this is the closest show.
http://www.venturatheater.net/event/237329-cafe-tacuba-ventura/
http://youtu.be/BymOclUIFtY

The Midnight stand premiere @ Long Beach – Free b4 10pm, $5, 21+
The Midnite Stand is a music showcase for Independent talent local, national, worldwide…Presented by Loki MGMT. Premiering Thursday April 11th, The Midnite Stand will be bringing back the local Indie crowd as well as Indie Music far and wide. We’ve got a great premier line up for you! Dj Dbear playing for you all night. Amazing Live Band Sets by:
MDMF, ETHiREUL THUGZ, Skyler Duf, Dez. ***SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS***
http://www.facebook.com/events/152718684887830/
http://youtu.be/-D4cMP_RP-w
http://youtu.be/cX39ftDuVF4

Do Lab: Robotic Pirate Monkey @ King King, Hollywood – $15 presale, $20, 21+
Join us when we host the Do LaB debut of Robotic Pirate Monkey on April 11th at King King in Los Angeles. They will be joined by R/D and Alpha Data, and Debi Cable will be painting live. Limited $15 discount pre-sale tickets are now on sale, then tickets will be $20 pre-sale and at the door.
http://www.facebook.com/events/432836490132248/

Food Inc. screening @ California African American Museum, USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
In this documentary, filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes the secrets of our nation’s food industry. Our health as a nation is riddled with widespread obesity among children and epidemic levels of diabetes among adults. Food, Inc. reveals truths about what we eat, how it’s produced, and what impact current industry practices might have upon our future. RSVP 213.744.2024.
http://www.caamuseum.org/web_pages/films_at_caam.htm
http://youtu.be/5eKYyD14d_0

Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn Theatrical Premiere @ Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica – $11, All Ages
Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn US Theatrical premier starts at Laemmle Monica 4-Plex April 5th to April 11th. A blues performance will follow some screenings. For line up please check the site. This is the last night.
http://www.babesandrickysinn.com/Screening.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/496637970397881/
http://youtu.be/triMbeaR9vY

Monthly:

Downtown LA Art Walk @ Downtown – Free, All Ages
The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk  brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever evolving downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown celebrates the arts each and every month on the 2nd Thursday. There is a plethora of art related events and openings, activities, and special programming that take place all over downtown as well as the outcropping of local shopping, dining and entertainment establishments that have created the thriving, vibrant community.
http://downtownartwalk.org/

This is one of many events happening around the Art Walk:

LA Collective @ Alexandria Ballroom, Downtown – $5, 18+
This TIme: Profesor Galactico, Ekolekua AND The Paranoias !!!! Will Be Performing at The Alexandria Ballroom. Thursday, April 11, 2013 18+. 5$. Join Us! Get Your Groove on and Then Lets Hit The Food Trucks! This Event Will Be Filmed!
http://www.facebook.com/events/482295725166940/
http://youtu.be/Dhnk27i1rNM

Weekly:

Fowler Out Loud: Harmony Chua Jazz Quartet @ Fowler Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
Harmony Chua is joined by classmates from the Jazz Studies department to share the spirit of song through their bebop-infused renditions of American classics and original compositions.
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-out-loud-harmony-chua-jazz-quartet

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 THURSDAY, it is “FAMILY NIGHT” with the birthday of our very own DJ JEREMY SOLE at AFRO FUNKE’! Plus the return of our illustrious host and co-founder ROCKY DAWUNI from his journeys around the world in Kenya, Ghana and Cambodia spreading his musical activism! We will be featuring special guest KIRAN GANDHI (the Sheila E of India) who is an amazing percussionist sitting in with Jeremy & DJ GLENN RED! Plus we have CLUB ZUMBA with the fantastic Wil Wilson from 9 to 10pm for those who want to learn new dance moves and work off some LBs!
http://www.zanzibarlive.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/555651347808742/

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/
http://youtu.be/_nHdigZyCz8

Good Company @ Seven Bar Lounge, Downtown – Free, 21+
Good Company – A New Social For The Sophisticated, Stylish & Savvy Of Los Angeles. 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 those Drinking, Late Night Food Menu ( 7 bites for $7 ), Free Giveaways, Cocktails, Cheap & Good Drinks, Live Entertainment.
http://www.facebook.com/events/470128443042875/

Beat Cinema @ Hip Kitty Jazz, Claremont – $5, 21+
– s p e c i a l g u e s t s – DMNSLYR, TETSU GOMORRAH, SLEEVE, BEAUTIFUL KALIMARI
http://www.facebook.com/events/577991955553778/

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FRI 4/12

7th Annual Tools for Transformation @ Radisson Midtown, USC and Junior Blind of America, Inglewood – Free w RSVP, All Ages
You are cordially invited to join us at the 7th Annual Tools for Transformation: From Newtown to Our Town: Gun Violence and Safe Communities, taking place on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. The biggest conference of its kind in Los Angeles, Tools for Transformation is a two-day event that brings prominent local and state elected officials to participate on a discussion on critical issues, as well as renowned experts to provide families with cutting edge information and resources through a full day of classes and workshops. We established this free annual event in honor of Autism Awareness Month and to provide families with information, resources, education, and more.
http://www.specialneedsnetwork.org/registration-for-the-7th-annual-tools-for-transformation-now-open/
http://tft2013.eventbrite.com/#

Soul-Screen Film Festival @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
SOUL-SCREEN is USC’s first spiritual/religious film festival, and also an ongoing portal into interfaith engagement through media. SOUL-SCREEN brings together filmmakers, academics, students, and the wider community to deepen interfaith relationships and expand spiritual consciousness. It showcases new films that explore conflict as well as communion between people of differing spiritual traditions. SOUL-SCREEN explores this question: what is the unique role of film and video in deepening inter-religious understanding and promoting inter-spiritual harmony?
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13420
http://youtu.be/wUHpLUXME6I

Cine con Conciencia: Tres Vidas @ CSULA – Free, All Ages
Join us for our last event of Cultura Pride Week – an evening of theatre and fine arts! Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre piece (cello, piano, and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina. Followed by Q and A, and light refreshments.
http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1363980109/2013/4/12/cine-con-conciencia-tres-vidas

Heavy Mellow @ Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood – Free, 21+
Have you ever heard heavy metal classics on flamenco guitars? Nuff said.
http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/events.aspx?LocationID=559&MIBEnumID=3
http://www.facebook.com/events/129114213942060/
http://youtu.be/zLG1MkRIHEI

Instagram Jam Exhibition & Fundraiser for SNAPSHOT! @ Graffiti House LA, Koreatown – Free w RSVP, All Ages
MOPLA’s first annual Instagram show featuring work from Instagram sensations! Select Instagrammer prints will be available for purchase to help raise money for SNAPSHOP!, Lucie Foundation’s photography workshop program for under-served youth. Photographer Andre Hermann (@shutter_se7en) will also be executing his “Hide and Seek” a Photo Book Project’ in association with this event. Once the books are hidden, visual clues will be posted across his blog,
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram revealing hints about the book’s whereabouts. Runs thru Sun 4/14.
http://www.facebook.com/events/555919684438444/

Cosmic featuring Sonny Fodera (Australia) @ King King, Hollywood – Free b4 11pm w RSVP, $20, 21+
Lift Off: 10pm-4am. COSMIC: musical journey through sound & space. Sonny Fodera making an exclusive West Coast appearance direct from Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.facebook.com/events/532055773481682/
http://youtu.be/dw8_ZE6w0mo

Indian Film Festival @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – $14/film, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 9-14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org
http://youtu.be/T19V6xbOPlU
http://youtu.be/HQ9tLvKw_Dw

Indian Film Festival Rhythm Village @ Arclight Hollywood – Free, All Ages
IFFLA’s Rhythm Village presented by Rukus Avenue celebrates the intimate relationship between music and cinema.  Held annually since 2008, the Arclight courtyard is transformed into a colorful vibrant display of music and dance, designed to enhance the filmgoers experience. From April 12th to April 13th Rhythm Village’s outdoor musical program promises to entertain with world class musicians, enchanting singer songwriters, eclectic fusion bands, groovy dj sets, and a variety of captivating dance forms. Performances by Brainstorm and M safir, Elephants with Guns, Asli Baat, Duke Westlake, Reshama Damle, Pooja Admane, Varshini.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/events.php

Vietnamese International Film Festival @  Bowers Museum, Orange County – High School students Free, $8-10, 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. Bowers Museum day on April 12 is free for high school students and followed by “Common Ground” music and poetry open-mike event!
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/
http://youtu.be/nMpxtBX0cL0

Westside Love @ The Good Hurt, Venice – $5 b4 10pm, $10, 21+
Westside Love is all about giving back to the Westside, which can be considered WestLA to residents of Los Angeles but also the ‘westside’ holds significance all over California…We live, eat, surf, skate, ball, smoke, chill and party here, and there’s no reason why there isn’t something regular going on for Westsiders to indulge in that caters to ‘the indie / underground’. ***Special Guest Performers, Artists, and More! **Giveaways for the first 100 people from our sponsors. *Smoking Patio | 2 Pool Tables | Drink Specials | Dancefloor. VIP Bottle Service | Free Shot Tickets
http://www.facebook.com/events/114966205341940/

One Drop Reggae Lounge @ 72 North, Pasadena – Free b4 10pm, $5, 21+
Junor Francis Brings conscious soulful reggae / ska & rocksteady to Pasadena with his installation of ONE DROP REGGAE LOUNGE!! LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM: LIGHTNING FLASH, SOULUTIONARIES, STOLL ROCKERS, DUB 8
http://www.facebook.com/events/362970277148953/

Incognito: House Legend Ian Pooley @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $15-20 presale, $25, 21+
International House Legend IAN POOLEY has been bridging the gap between techno & house since the early 90’s, creating superb tracks such as the massive “Celtic Cross”, “Chord Memory”, and “Balmes” with Esthero. We loved him so much last 2012, we decided to bring him back again ASAP.
http://youtu.be/HAH3Eo3VLRw

Lucidity Festival @ Live Oak Campground, Santa Barbara – $51-96, 13 and under Free, All Ages
Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. We call it open-source because we co-create this festival experience with YOU! We invite you to come play with us, get involved with one of our six themed villages, call together your totem tribe, bring art, lead a workshop, spark a spontaneous flash mob, embody a character from your dreams, be silly and wild and free! We bring together a world class lineup of musical talent and weave them together with the sounds and vibrations of our beloved local stars. Our galleries showcase the sickest fine art the region has to offer, enriching the festival as a visual voyage. Art installations pleasure participants with multi-sensory stimulation while themed environments create intimate settings for personal connections. Lucidity’s environmental commitment is to leave Live Oak better than before.
http://lucidityfestival.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/279080992194414/
http://vimeo.com/58485974#

Monthly:

Barrio Funky presents La Chamba @ Grand Star Jazz Club, Chinatown – $5 b4
1030pm, $10, 21+
Barrio Funky, the monthly latin/funk/soul gathering at Chinatown, returns for another edition with special guests La Chamba. ~ Remezcla.com
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/barrio-funky-presents-la-chamba-la-party-grand-star/
http://youtu.be/o2rXLp-2iFE

Weekly:

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/

Rotations @ Amoeba, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Amoeba Hollywood hosts our guest DJ series, ROTATIONS, every Friday night! Elon Katz is an electronic musician from Northern California. Elon releases music with the groups White Car (Hippos In Tanks), Streetwalker (Cititrax), Aguirre (NNA), Hypercube (WT Records) and also releases recordings under his birth name in multiple variations: Elon Katz, ELON and Elon K.
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2565/

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SAT 4/13

7th Annual Tools for Transformation @ Radisson Midtown, USC and Junior Blind of America, Inglewood – Free w RSVP, All Ages
You are cordially invited to join us at the 7th Annual Tools for Transformation: From Newtown to Our Town: Gun Violence and Safe Communities, taking place on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. The biggest conference of its kind in Los Angeles, Tools for Transformation is a two-day event that brings prominent local and state elected officials to participate on a discussion on critical issues, as well as renowned experts to provide families with cutting edge information and resources through a full day of classes and workshops. We established this free annual event in honor of Autism Awareness Month and to provide families with information, resources, education, and more.
http://www.specialneedsnetwork.org/registration-for-the-7th-annual-tools-for-transformation-now-open/
http://tft2013.eventbrite.com/#

Plei LA’s 7th Annual BonFIYA! @ Dockweiler State Beach, Playa Del Rey – Free, All Ages
Get ready! It’s our 7th annual series of Plei @ the Beach! It’s time for our legendary tug-of-war, co-ed football games, and Smores! Bring the kids, chairs, blankets, footballs, food, drinks, volleyballs, Frisbees, music, games, and marshmallows… everyone is invited! Plei infuses fun and games into a lounge setting that stimulates social networking, meeting, and mingling. Plei is your alternative to the club scene. Mingle and Plei parties feature live DJs, dancing, and dining. The casual environment creates an atmosphere conducive to meeting, socializing, networking, and relaxing. The guests vary in age, ethnicity, profession, and social background yet the games provide an avenue for strangers to become acquainted without the usual awkwardness associated with meeting someone new. These elements make Mingle and Plei a unique experience.
http://www.facebook.com/events/151163011712571/

Renaissance Faire @ Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale – $13-23, All Ages (children 12 and under free this weekend and discounts for Scouts in uniform!)
Our Faire is 20 acres of pure fun! 13 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. In addition, we dazzle you with a fully armored joust, the Queen and her glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games. Join us for a day of play! Join us for Scouts Weekend, where you may complete requirements for badges with our village.  There will be a list of activities available (some activities may require additional fees) at the Scouts Table in the food court and we will have only 400 limited edition Scout Days patches for purchase. A Discounted Entry ($20 at the Box Office) for Scouts and Leaders in uniform will be available at the box office.
http://www.renfair.com/socal/specialevents/index.asp#two

Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Eagle Rock – Free w RSVP, All Ages
At 1:00 p.m., a behind-the-scenes tour of the Collections Conservation Project will be led by Autry Collections staff. Space is limited, so please call  323.667.2000, ext. 326, or e-mail memberinfo@theautry.org to make a reservation. Also, at 2:00 p.m. in the Braun Research Library at Mount Washington, there will be a presentation titled “A Brief History of Pueblo Indian Pottery” by Bill Mercer. A specialist in Native American art, he will provide an overview of the historical development and stylistic trends that have occurred in Pueblo Indian pottery over the past 400 years. The discussion will include a description of how pottery is produced, stylistic characteristics of the pottery from various communities, and the development of pottery as an economic art form. A Q&A will follow the lecture.
http://theautry.org/programs/lectures-seminars-discussions/highlights-from-the-southwest-museum-of-the-american-indian-collection-a-behind-the-scenes-tour-december

Craft Project Lounge with Angharad Caceres, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, SewCranky & Yarn Bombing Los Angeles @ Camera Obsura, Santa Monica – Free, All Ages
Free and open to all on a drop-in basis. Project Lounge with knit-in, sewing, assemblage/papercraft and more! Bring your unfinished project and get some tips, learn a new trick, help LA’s boldest guerrilla crafters or just relax and work in a congenial atmosphere.
http://www.facebook.com/events/435688536505446

LA Dance Festival @ Brewery Arts Complex, Montecito Heights – $23 presale, $30, All Ages
This festival is being created with the idea of bringing together some of the best dance companies in the Los Angeles area in one site, on one weekend. Our idea is to create a market place for the rich number of companies in LA where dancers and audience can be exposed to the companies in mass.  Food trucks will be parked on Moulton so you can take class and see the show without leaving the Brewery.  There is a lot of exceptional dance going on in this town and more people need to be aware of our rich cultural environment.  Companies will both teach a class and perform in the evening showcase.
http://www.ladancefest.org/LADanceFest.org/home_page.html

The Science of Fiction @ USC – $10-40, All Ages
The University of Southern California’s 5D Institute presents a groundbreaking festival entitled The Science of Fiction, a gathering of leading theorists, practitioners and students in the emerging field of “World Building.” Presented in partnership with Boeing and Warner Brothers Pictures, the festival will feature a live, interactive event where participants will use the narrative design principles of World Building to create a visionary, near future world. The festival will close with Sound of Fiction, a one-night only musical celebrationof new sonic innovators. Presented in conjunction with KCRW and curated by actor/researcher Vanja Alispahic, Sound of Fiction will feature performances by: Groundislava, The Gossip and Muse, Scott Pagano, Ben Stokes.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13448

Wild Beast Concert Series: Calarts Large Ensemble @ California Institute of the Arts, Valencia – Free, All Ages
The CalArts Large Ensemble is a part of the 2013 Wild Beast concert series at CalArts! Directed by Andrew Rowan and Lauren Baba the concert will feature original compositions by Marc Lowenstein, Vinny Golia, Wadada Leo Smith, Frank Silva, Colin Woodford, Greg Zilboorg, Greg Uhlmann, Andrew Rowan and Lauren Baba. The concert is free, it’s outdoors, and would be a great place for an afternoon picnic!
http://www.facebook.com/events/325346607592231/
http://calarts.edu/news/2013-mar-22/wild-beast-concert-series-presents-calarts-large-ensemble

Children of War screening @ Aero Theater, Santa Monica – $10, All Ages
Filmed in the war zone of northern Uganda, CHILDREN OF WAR follows a group of child soldiers as they exit the battlefield, enter the sanctuary of a rehabilitation center and undergo a remarkable process of trauma therapy and emotional healing.
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/children-of-war-0
http://youtu.be/mniAS78vjM8

Celebration of Iranian Film Celebration @ UCLA – $10/film, All Ages
UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition tracing the unfolding of Iran’s fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social inquiry and formal experimentation. This edition of the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema offers a panoply of genres and storytelling modes, sampling the contributions of an array of film artists, working in widely varying settings and focused on diverse topics. Runs April 13-28.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/ucla-celebration-of-iranian-cinema-april-13-28/
http://vimeo.com/54180723#at=0

Indian Film Festival @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – $14/film, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 9-14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org
http://youtu.be/F-Ntc0ywaJ8
http://youtu.be/YsAlxHKVnWI

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Family Day @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – Free w RSVP, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (April 9-14, 2013) presents the IFFLA Family Day: An entire afternoon full of activities starting with a screening of Disney’s ARJUN: THE WARRIOR PRINCE and followed by arts, crafts, and live performances at the ArcLight Hollywood Courtyard. Tickets for the film are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. Food will be available for purchase by the No Tomatoes Truck, parked on Sunset Blvd.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/events.php

Indian Film Festival Rhythm Village @ Arclight Hollywood – Free, All Ages
IFFLA’s Rhythm Village presented by Rukus Avenue celebrates the intimate relationship between music and cinema.  Held annually since 2008, the Arclight courtyard is transformed into a colorful vibrant display of music and dance, designed to enhance the filmgoers experience. From April 12th to April 13th Rhythm Village’s outdoor musical program promises to entertain with world class musicians, enchanting singer songwriters, eclectic fusion bands, groovy dj sets, and a variety of captivating dance forms. Performances by Shyamala Moorty, Shivani Thakkar, Karmagraphy,
Kamal Khan, Chak De Phatte, Saum G, Vinita, Sonia Rao.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/events.php

Seeds of Resistance: Planting Words: A Dialogue with Womyn Committed to the Arts & Social Justice @ El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Orange County – $5 donation, All Ages
Planting Words: A Dialogue with Womyn Committed to the Arts & Social Justice (
Sembrando Palabras: Un Diálogo con Muxeres Comprometidas al Arte y a la Justicia Social) with/con HIP-HOP MC Mare Advertencia Lirika from/de Oaxaca, MX. AND/Y local female artists/muxeres artistas locales. Performing LIVE: MARE, Cham Kerem, Cuatro Noches de Luna, Okira of Milpa, SALVAJES.
http://www.facebook.com/events/560490947319162/
http://www.seedsofresistance.net/p/events.html

Michael “Puede” Hernandez & Pavel Acevedo “Passages” Exhibition opening @ Tropico de Nopal, Filipinotown – Free, All Ages
Tropico de Nopal Gallery Art-Space is pleased to announce its first exhibition after a year hiatus! This exhibition will feature new collages and drawings by artists MICHAEL “puede” HERNANDEZ and PAVEL ACEVEDO. This is the debut exhibition for Hernandez and Acevedo at Tropico de Nopal. Collages, paintings, exclusive collaborative pieces between Hernandez and Acevedo compose PASSAGES, representing both artists’ most engaging and provocative work to date.
http://www.facebook.com/events/330211953768398/
http://tropicodenopal.com/

West Coast Soul: Locals Night @ King King, Hollywood – Free b4 11pm w RSVP, $15, 21+
The party continues at WEST COAST SOUL EVENTS! The month of April has been very fortuitous for us because we’ve been blessed to throw a one off! And since we have an extra party this month, We’d like to thank you for your support with FREE ADMISSION! Thats right! Dope House Music and FREE ADMISSION B4 11:00 w / RSVP! Check out this line up of local Talent! TONY POWELL (Bounce Muzik, DDHC), TERENCE TOY (Refuge Music), ZACK HILL (Vinyl Tribe), OLGA ARTEAGA (SC, Funky People), NIC ALVARADO (In Soul We Trust). Top notch local talent that’ll keep your booties shaking to the a.m
http://wcsapr13.eventbrite.com/#
http://www.facebook.com/events/520292711340203/

Magic Garage Presents: SOUNDPAINT @ Airliner Bar, Lincoln Heights – $5, 21+
Featured Guest: MUEVELO, L.A.’s Tropical Bass Party and a sick one at that! These producers and DJs will make your booty bounce!!! ULTRA CAT (Muevelo),
COAST (www.thewoodclass.com), ROXEM (www.soundcloud.com/thatkidroxem), DJ HANDPRINTS- live video turntablist routine, FAWKSIE 1 – legendary female underground MC, GINGEE + NITE N DAE (Soundpaint residents), EVMB- live beatbox
JAE-WAN- revolutionary hip hop/rock, ROKEM- live beat set, DJ ADAM MARTIN- Miami bass set, DJ XANDAO- spinning wax collected from Mexico, Peru, Brazil + Colombia. *****LIVE BLACKLIGHT PAINTING BY POPS*****VISUALS BY MA’AM MIX A LOT
http://www.facebook.com/events/150641921765952/

Light Up the Blues: An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks @ club Nokia, Downtown – $38.50-$125, All Ages
An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The fundraiser, emceed by Jack Black, is set for Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 PM. An all-star line-up of performers includes: Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), Ryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Chris Stills, The Miracle Project Fly Singers, plus surprise guests. Actors Amy Brenneman, Paul Adelstein, David Marciano, and Michael Chiklis will also be part of the program. The event spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community during World Autism Awareness Day and throughout Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues Concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.
http://www.clubnokia.com/eventdetail.php?event_id=240341

Vietnamese International Film Festival @ UCI – $8-10, 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. This is the last day of the festival.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/
http://youtu.be/ffUR6b3EaN8

Nepalese New Years Party @ Sitar Restaurant, Pasadena – $25, All Ages
Ring in the Nepalese New Year at this family-friendly party! $25 = delicious dinner, song & dance performances, Bissu’s special Bingo with prizes like an iPad, & guest DJ to get the young-at-heart dancin when the actual youngins go to bed!  Performance by Nalina Chitrakar! For more info, contact Bash at 323-304-3311.
http://www.sitarindiancuisine.com
http://youtu.be/-uZzKck3KE8

African Goodwill Awards 2013 @ Radisson Hotel, LAX @ $65, All Ages
On behalf of African Focus Inc., I would like to invite you to the 2013 African Goodwill Awards Ceremony. The 2013 honorees will be unveiled in our upcoming newsletter in a few weeks. Please save the date: The 10th Anniversary of the African Goodwill ceremony will be held on Saturday APRIL 13, 2013 at the Radisson LAX Hotel, 6225 w Century Blvd.Los Angeles. 90045. This will be an exciting event that will showcase great African cultures and honorable achievements in the community. Red Carpet Ceremony, Dinner and Drinks, (wine included), after party.
http://www.facebook.com/events/393959640675210/

Monthly:

Silverlake Art/Craft & Vintage @ Micheltorena St. Elementary School, Silverlake – Free, All Ages
Located in the heart of Silverlake at the Micheltorena St. Elementary School on APRIL 13 and EVERY SECOND SATURDAY after that from 10am-4pm. 1511 Micheltorena @ Sunset Blvd. Secret parking lot (FREE) on Golden Gate across the street from the Church and attached to the school. Shop Silverlake, shop INDIE!! Look for Brasil Kiss Gourmet Coffee Truck, and our FAVE Thrift Truck,
and our FAVE Ice cream sandwiches by Coolhaus!! check their rad little truck out!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/108721189306884/
http://youtu.be/QK8mJJJvaes

Art Walk Long Beach @ East Village Arts District, Long Beach – Free, All ages
2nd Saturday Art Walk is a monthly event. It takes place in the East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach every second Saturday of each month.
http://www.artwalklb.com/

Weekly:

Community Garden @ Mt. Washington Campus, Eagle Rock – Free, All Ages
Are you interested in gardening? Come join UCLA students and SCIC/American Indian Family Partnership staff Saturday mornings at the Mount Washington campus and learn about gardening and healthy living. The Mount Washington campus is located at 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. It is easily accessible via the Metro Gold Line, Southwest Museum stop.
http://theautry.org/programs/special-events/community-garden-at-the-southwest-museum

Autry Farmers Market @ Autry National Center, Griffith Park – Free, All Ages
The Autry Farmers Market, sponsored by L.A. City Farm and open Saturday mornings in the South parking lot, offers a great selection of organic and conventional produce from local farmers, as well as specialty artisanal products, hot food, fresh-cut flowers, and baked goods. This Saturday there’s something special at the Autry Farmers Market! Bring your little ones out for some fun with water! Pump ‘n Splash activities are appropriate for children age 10 and under and are FREE!
http://theautry.org/programs/family-activities/autry-farmers-market

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/ItsPlanetRock

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SUN 4/14

LA Heritage Day @ Pico House, Downtown – Free, All Ages
L.A. Heritage Alliance will host its Annual L.A. Heritage Day to share Los Angeles and Southern California’s history through tours, five museums, children’s activities, presentations, giveaways, food, and other activities. The entire event and all activities are free and will take place at the birthplace of Los Angeles and adjacent to world-famous Olvera Street, making for a full day of free history, fun, and entertainment. This year’s LA Heritage Day will feature a children’s activity area with activities from groups like the Chinese American Museum with a lantern-making workshop. Historic cars of LA will be on display from various museums, including the Petersen Automotive Museum. Twenty presentations will be given including talks on the history of the Pico House as told through its original guest book, culinary history of LA, and their favorite “piece” of LA History by special guests. The diverse groups participating in this year’s L.A. Heritage Day represent the native peoples of Los Angeles to cultural groups to geographically focused organizations from across Southern California. “With so many groups attending this event, there will be something for everyone. The legacy of the Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and African immigrant communities along with our region’s indigenous people will be honored for their role in making Los Angeles the diverse metropolis it is today,” said Chris Espinosa, General Manager of El Pueblo Historical Monument.
http://laheritage.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/581459008550411/

Annual Kite Festival @ Santa Monica pier – Free, All Ages
Come fly a kite with Otis students, alumni and special guests! Santa Monica Beach, north of the Pier. World-renowned kite maker Tom Van Sant (’57), Melanie Walker and George Peters will particpate along with children from Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Children’s Bureau, and St. Jude’s Hospital. Festival-goers can fly kites, build sand castles, have their face painted or caricature drawn. Entrance to the kite festival is free. Parking at the Pier lot is $8. Sponsors include Art4Moore, Custom Hotel, Urban Compass, Jr Blind, Hearst Foundation, and Otis Student Activities.
http://www.otis.edu/calendar/2378-Annual-Kite-Festival.html
http://vimeo.com/26766993

HAFLA featuring bellydance star Alla Kushnir @ The Gate to the Mediterranean Restaurant, Encino – Free, All Ages
International superstar of Bellydance, ALLA KUSHNIR from Ukraine, is coming to Los Angeles! And you are invited to come see her LIVE show and dance with Alla!!! International Drummers, Issam Houshan and Saleh Heby, will drum for you all night long!  :: HAFLA :: One of a kind special night for Bellydance community. Presented by Los Angeles Bellydance Academy and Bellydance China. Admission is FREE!!!  Dinner and drinks are available for order.
http://www.facebook.com/events/139749796204940/
http://youtu.be/k-N1zWWNkcY

Tap Fest @ Colburn School, Downtown – Free-$25, All Ages
Classes with top tap artists, many of which are free, and free performance in the evening. My friend Sarah Reich will be teaching 2:45pm-4pm.
http://www.colburnschool.edu/page.cfm?p=2425

Autry Family Day @ Autry National Center, Griffith Park – $7-11, All Ages
Every family is a story waiting to be told. In this afternoon’s program, participate in a workshop on researching your family history with the Southern California Genealogical Society; learn from storyteller Kat High (Hupa) how many Native Americans tell stories to remember their histories; and view a one-day-only exhibition on family histories created by students from Boyle Heights. Finally, make a time capsule of your own to preserve your family history!
http://theautry.org/programs/family-activities/western-heritage-family-day-my-family

Dance at MOLAA @ Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach – Free, All Ages
Learn beginning to advanced footwork and styling for salsa and bachata. Dancers of all levels are invited to join the class.
http://www.molaa.org/Programs-and-Events/events-calendar.aspx

Renaissance Faire @ Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale – $13-23, All Ages (children 12 and under free this weekend and discounts for Scouts in uniform!)
Our Faire is 20 acres of pure fun! 13 stages offer variety entertainment all day long. In addition, we dazzle you with a fully armored joust, the Queen and her glittering Court, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides and games. Join us for a day of play! Join us for Scouts Weekend, where you may complete requirements for badges with our village.  There will be a list of activities available (some activities may require additional fees) at the Scouts Table in the food court and we will have only 400 limited edition Scout Days patches for purchase. A Discounted Entry ($20 at the Box Office) for Scouts and Leaders in uniform will be available at the box office.
http://www.renfair.com/socal/specialevents/index.asp#two

Celebration of Iranian Film Celebration @ UCLA – $10/film, All Ages
UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition tracing the unfolding of Iran’s fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social inquiry and formal experimentation. This edition of the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema offers a panoply of genres and storytelling modes, sampling the contributions of an array of film artists, working in widely varying settings and focused on diverse topics. Runs April 13-28.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/ucla-celebration-of-iranian-cinema-april-13-28/
http://vimeo.com/54180723#at=0

Vietnamese International Film Festival @ UCI – $8-10, 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. This is the last day of the festival.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/vietnamese-international-film-festival-april-4-7-and-april-11-14/
http://vimeo.com/60320460

“Keeping It Rio” LA Samba Kids 5th Anniversary Fundraiser @ Dockweiler Youth Center, West LA – $20, All Ages
L.A. Samba Kids cultural arts program incorporates a unique curriculm using
Poly-rhythms as a metaphor for culture, including many aspects of how they occur in the music and drumming traditions of the African Diaspora and beyond. The sudents familiarize themselves with Afro-Brazilian (instruments of the Batucada and chants), Afro-Cuban (congas and chants), and their dance styles setting stage for an exploration of how poly-rhythms can relate to our daily lives as human beings. The curriculum follows the path of African Diaspora drumming/rhythm journey as it travels from before slavery, during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, and to present day popular music in the U.S.A.
http://lasambakids.org/
http://keepingitrio-efbevent.eventbrite.com/#
http://youtu.be/L7cj00C4pto

Ethio-Cali @ Blue Whale, Little Tokyo – $10, 21+
Hello friends! We’re excited to be back at The Blue Whale sharing the music we hold close to our hearts. We’ll be performing some classic Ethio-Jazz standards and debuting some new compositions as well. Join us for a transportive night of music.
http://www.facebook.com/events/185848814897116/

Lunafest @ The Downtown Independent, Downtown – $15-25, All Ages
Join us to celebrate women and all of their life experiences as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, employees, bosses and just exploring life in general and transformations. All films are “For, By and About Women”. This is the 3rd annual LUNAFEST fundraiser to be hosted in Downtown LA at the Downtown Independent. All funds raised will benefit Keep A Breast and The Breast Cancer Fund. This is a fun event for mothers, daughters, friends, aunts, grandma’s, etc to come enjoy and spend some quality time together. This year we will be sprucing up the event with a Fashion Show of local designers and a Photo Exhibit representing the “Different Faces of Survivors” & those affected by Breast Cancer. Tickets can be purchased online on the event website. $25 General Admission, $15 Student with ID, $60 Trio pack – $15 savings on 3 General Admission Tickets.
http://www.facebook.com/events/588933701136021/
http://www.lunafest.org/losangeles0414
http://vimeo.com/47046613#

LA Dance Festival @ Brewery Arts Complex, Montecito Heights – $23 presale, $30, All Ages
This festival is being created with the idea of bringing together some of the best dance companies in the Los Angeles area in one site, on one weekend. Our idea is to create a market place for the rich number of companies in LA where dancers and audience can be exposed to the companies in mass.  Food trucks will be parked on Moulton so you can take class and see the show without leaving the Brewery.  There is a lot of exceptional dance going on in this town and more people need to be aware of our rich cultural environment.  Companies will both teach a class and perform in the evening showcase.
http://www.ladancefest.org/LADanceFest.org/home_page.html

Indian Film Festival @ Arclight Cinema, Hollywood – $14/film, All Ages
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 9-14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood and this is the last night.
http://www.indianfilmfestival.org

Dwight Trible feat. Billy Childs “Cosmic Oscar” @ Musicians Institute, Hollywood – $25, 21+
If you’ve ever heard Oscar Brown Jr, you must be aware of his genius. He is a celebrated singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist  and actor famous for such songs as All Blues, Dat Dere, The Snake and Watermelon Man to name a few. Two of the many musicians who loved Oscar are Dwight Trible, a sublime singer and stylist in his own right, and Billy Childs, a pianist and composer with a world-wide reputation
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362165
http://www.facebook.com/events/348776828576886/

Monthly:

Guilty by Association VI: A 2nd Second Sunday Social Situation @ The Association, Downtown – Free, 21+
Jazz & Whiskey, Not just for breakfast anymore..Now that we have your attention (and genuine concern), allow us to paint the picture of an unapologetic band of rogues, dressed to the nines and celebrating in an inebriated fashion with the sounds of live, heritage bebop and straight ahead jazz as the backdrop. Now picture yourself spirited away in this manner along side us and you have GBA Session Six. Jazz at 10pm, Whiskey specials all night.
http://www.facebook.com/events/505503449485741/

Weekly:

Dim Mak Sundays @ Drai’s, Hollywood – Free b4 11pm w RSVP, 21+
Dim Mak Sundays Presents: Drop The Lime, Penguin Prison (DJ Set w/ live vocals), Thee Mike B, DJ Metric. And More: Poolside Cabanas. (To Lounge On), 3 Bars, Balcony (Oversees Hollywood Blvd), Open Format (Electro House, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, & More) 21+ | 12th Floor, above The W Hotel. (Dress Code Enforced. Fashion Forward Encouraged)
http://www.facebook.com/events/580296688650198/
http://youtu.be/12B0Yb53w1A
http://youtu.be/LxfZRd9R4VI

Sunday Jazz Nights @ W Hollywood – Free, 21+
W Hollywood presents Sunday Night Jazz nights, featuring live vintage jazz and blues located in The Living Room Lounge. Kick back with a cocktail and relax as you delight in the sweet sounds of Brenna Whitaker and Her Little Big Band and the sensational burlesque dancers on stage.
http://www.whollywoodhotel.com/jazz
http://youtu.be/q2E8dhN5L3I

Brasilia @ Agaves Bar, Long Beach – Free, All Ages
One of my favorite LA DJs, Potira spins every Sunday night! So come for a taste of Brasil every Sunday! No cover, all ages in the restaurant, and special drinks! Featuring Samba dancer Sade! Every Sunday a little taste of Brazil in Long Beach. This Sunday Special Guest the Band Os Zagueiros playing the best of Samba rock. Plus Sade dance showing how to Samba and dance to the beats of Brazilian Baile Funk. Resident DJ Potira spinning brazil-latin tunes. Samba, Moonbahton, bossa-nova, Baile Funk. Happy hour all night.
http://www.facebook.com/events/445521088855305/

Sundays Live @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free, All Ages
Performing Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos and Telemann: Flute Suite in A minor.
http://www.lacma.org/event/colburn-school-0

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