Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events Apr. 15 – Apr. 21

weekly list
Another beautiful sunny week in the 70s, leading up to a lot of great outdoor events this weekend, like Walk for Autism Speaks, Earth Day Latino and CicLAvia! 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 4/15

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

The Reluctant Fundamentalist @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
From Award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Moshin Hamid, comes the explosive new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. In 2010, as student demonstrations rage in Lahore, a young Pakistani professor Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) is interviewed by American journalist Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber). Princeton-educated Changez tells Lincoln of his past as a brilliant business analyst on Wall Street. He talks of the glittering future that lay before him, his mentor, Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland), and the beautiful and sophisticated Erica (Kate Hudson), with whom he was set to share that future.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13439
http://youtu.be/X4kcNdPGe8c

Cauleen Smith: Black Utopia LP (for Sun Ra) @ REDCAT, Downtown – $5-10, All Ages
Premiered at Chicago’s threewalls artspace, Black Utopia LP is a deeply original off-shoot of the years of research artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith devoted to Afrofuturism—a cultural movement that mixes science fiction, fantasy, non-Western religion and Afrocentrism. Chicago legend Sun Ra (1914–93) and his Arkestra were a key figures in this movement. Smith produced over 800 35mm slides: images of objects found in archives, recorded in contemporary Chicago or appropriated from occult, astronomical, and historical sources. The slides are projected in a 90-minute performance to the sounds of both sides of an LP Smith recorded—a collage of lectures, rehearsals and live performances by Sun Ra, mundane ephemera, as well as commissioned contributions from Chicago artists Krista Franklin and Avery R. Young.
http://www.redcat.org/event/cauleen-smith

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

School Night @ 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: Parade of Lights (Los Angeles, CA), Roadkill Ghost Choir (Deland, FL), Sally Seltmann (Sydney, Australia)
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
http://www.facebook.com/events/144737969039062/
http://youtu.be/6JD74rDhbFY
http://youtu.be/BcIXujJdNPQ
http://youtu.be/_AspK7lSaE8

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/239917-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 4/16

Hijacking the Hijab: Exploring Muslim Male and Female Identities @ CSULA – Free, All Ages
This session features a diverse panel of Muslim students, faculty, and staff who will discuss their personal experiences in regards to identity, stereotypes and labeling, thoughts on discrimination against the community, and what being Muslim means to them.
http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1363637801/2013/4/16/hijacking-the-hijab-exploring-muslim-male-female-identities

Julieta Venegas @ Amoeba Records, Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Super Estrella presents celebrated Mexican singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Julieta Venegas.  Julieta celebrates Los Momentos (new album out April 9th)  with a live set and album signing at Amoeba, Hollywood. This performance will be Live Webcast on amoeba.com! Get a free ticket to attend a private Julieta Venegas concert on April 18th at The Mayan Theater with purchase of Los Momentos – courtesy of Super Estrella!
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2559/

Mohammed Alidu @ Bootleg Theater, Filipinotown – $15, 21+LA’s own Mohammed Alidu is originally from Northern Ghana, born into the 1000-year Bizung lineage of talking drum chiefs, and has been involved with Playing for Change. If you bought tickets for the postponed Laura Mvula show, your tickets will be honored both tonight at Mohammed’s show and on Wed 4/17 at her rescheduled show!
http://www.facebook.com/events/609110495784288/
http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/258845-mohammed-alidu-los-angeles/
http://youtu.be/eWTpX7eQkh0

Scenestar: A Tribute to Coachella @ Satellite, Silverlake – Free, 21+
The Scenestar presents A Tribute to COACHELLA at The Satellite on Tues April 16. FREE entry! Featuring performances by: Archer Black covering New Order, Blur and Nick Cave, The Georgia Sand covering Grizzly Bear and Modest Mouse,
P L a N E T S covering Moby and Violent Femmes, The Masonry covering The Gaslight Anthem and Local Natives, Son of Stan covering Hot Chip and Youth Lagoon, Jerry Borge covering Phoenix and Blur, Thee Rain Cats (TRC) covering Blur and New Order, Chris Darley covering Nick Cave, Dinosaur Jr. and Violent Femmes. DJ Oscar Rangel & more TBA!
http://www.facebook.com/events/161156580709640/

Sonnet @ Witzend, Venice – $10, 21+
Friends!!! Live with my full band next Tues 8pm at The Witzend. For the West-siders…finally playing on your side of the 405! 🙂 Come for a wonderful night of music with Truly Ford, Lee Miles and E.G. Daily. New Songs!!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/143876169125226/
http://youtu.be/pEeOnpVKYBw
http://youtu.be/avpTuzD4_kM
http://youtu.be/KW2LOaCHhOg
http://youtu.be/6aZhpHRiKLE

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

Monthly:

Lunchtime Concert @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Feed your soul during lunchtime with food trucks and live music on Grand Park’s performance lawn. On April 16, swoon to the sounds of Meredith LaMarche while tasting delicious eats from The Surfer Taco, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Shmuck With A Truck. and Palazzolo’s Gelato Truck. Bon appétit!
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/lunchtime-concerts-in-grand-park-6/?instance_id=1308
http://www.facebook.com/events/333851830057735/
http://youtu.be/qwLQouWMjrA

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/

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 4/17

Laura Mvula rescheduled show @ Bootleg Theater, Filipinotown – $15, 21+It started with a few emails with her demos to some producers while Laura Mvula was unhappy with her office day job, and ever since, it’s been a whirlwind fast rise for this chanteuse, who’s been quickly tapped as an artist to watch in 2013! Her marvelous unique blend of soul, gospel and jazz, has garnered her a nomination for the 2013 Brit Awards Critic’s Choice Award and with the release of her debut album Sing to the Moon on March 4, Laura Mvula is set to wow us here in Los Angeles.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/laura-mvula-uk-rising-soul-singer-coming-to-la-april-16/
http://youtu.be/5akYnlwubDo

Fading Away @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Fading Away showcases a series of never before told stories from a group of unique Korean War veterans and refugees through a series of insightful interviews and the use of rare historical film footage, photos and other archival material. These veterans and survivors share their stories in their own words with their sons, daughters and grandchildren with memories of catastrophe, fear, and the pains they vividly remember. The film is divided into seven parts, strung together and led by the powerful recollection of the journey of a 13 year-old Korean War orphan who fled the North to the South as he recalls his memories and emotions of the war. The film also showcases a love story of an American couple who met during the Korean War, as well as the unique perspective of several female soldiers who for the first time ever now share their humorous and very personal emotional moments during the war and its impact on their lives today.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13474
http://youtu.be/1u-_SerfROw

Roar in the Shore @ Belmont Shores, Long Beach @ Free, All AgesAs part of the Long Beach Grand Prix happening this weekend, there are completely free events like this one. Guests can view race cars on displays, and receive racer autographs.
http://www.belmontshore.org/events.html

EMP-LA Pop Conference 2013’s Opening Event: It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw and the End of an Era @ West Hollywood City Council Chambers – Free, All Ages
Day 1 of a 3 day conference: EMPL.A.’s opening roundtable will feature authors, performers and musicians active in the independent music scene spawned by the all-ages venue Jabberjaw (1989-1997), formerly on Pico Blvd. in mid-city L.A. This FREE event at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers Public Meeting Room (1st Floor, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd) will not only feature an archival slide show and an open conversation about Jabberjaw, but brief readings of excerpts from the forthcoming volume. Be ready for a Jabberjaw slide show and DJ set by Gabie Strong of KCHUNG, curated by Allison Wolfe and Erica Flores (Rock Camp for Girls, L.A.; EMPL.A. planning committee). A reception of light snacks, beverages and DJ Gabie Strong/KCHUNG will follow upstairs in the 3rd floor (Park Level) Community Room.
http://www.empmuseum.org/programs-plus-education/programs/pop-conference/2013/emp-pop-conference-2013-los-angeles.aspx
http://www.facebook.com/events/278196135643618

Dance Break: A Daytime Disco Experience @ Live Arts Los Angeles, Eagle Rock – $15-20, All AgesDoors open at 11:30am, Music from noon-2pm. $20 or $15 with a donation of a non perishable food or personal care item to be donated to the LA Food Bank. $1 per minute Chair Massage by iHeart Massage. Dance Beats supplied by BIG CEE. Special Bellydance Performance by Olu. Live Painting by Autumn Vernon. Tacos and soft drinks available from Big Jay’s Tons of Funk n Food. All Ages! This event is drug and alcohol free.
http://www.facebook.com/events/272312212903202/
http://www.liveartsla.com/

Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party @ Spa Resort Casino, Palm Springs – Free, All Ages
Passion Pit — the indie rock band with one of the biggest hits in the country right now that will also rock Coachella — is about to rock downtown Palm Springs! After nearly 95,000 votes were cast, three desert bands won the chance to open the block party — The Pedestrians, The Tribesmen and You, Me & Us. DJ Alf Alpha will keep the party rolling in between band sets. It is hosted by The Desert Sun (www.mydesert.com), Goldenvoice, Agua Caliente, PS Resorts and the City of Palm Springs. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 (between Coachella weekends). Music will continue until after 10 p.m. It is all ages. There will be a beer garden and vendors. A portion of proceeds go to the Palm Springs Boys & Girls Club.
http://mycoachella.mydesert.com/category/tachevah/
http://www.facebook.com/events/219522871519900/

Nektar 2013 @ Thatcher Estate, Bermuda Dunes – $50-60,
Join us at Nektar 2013, where music, art, and entertainment converge in the Coachella Valley for an event of dope beats, chill vibes, and desert atmosphere. We present a stacked lineup headlined by globe-trotting DJ/producer Justin Martin. This year Nektar features a Morrocan theme, with fire dancers and pyrotechnic art installations heating up the party atmosphere, an exotic drink menu, and the soft glow of hand-made lanterns lighting up the night. And when the night ends, the party isn’t over. Join us the day after for a hot pool party afternoon and swimwear fashion show. This April 17th and 18th, we invite you to come pollinate with us.
http://www.nektar2013.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/146887785489465/

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

Monthly:

Grit and Grimsy: Best of Belgian Cinema @ Aero Theater, Santa Monica – $14, All Ages
This is the 4th annual Grit and Whimsy series of Belgian cinema organized by the Consulate General of Belgium and showing at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica every 3rd Wednesday of the month throughout the year. Apr 17 – Time of my Life: Based on a true story, TIME OF MY LIFE is the story of MS-patient Mario Verstraete, who was not only instrumental in legalizing euthanasia in Belgium, but was also the first to make use of that new law. This is the story of his best friend and the girl who loved both of them… the story of a group of friends and family who stood by him.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/best-of-belgian-cinema-every-3rd-wednesday-at-aero-theatre/
http://youtu.be/_t8fSWHuHR8

Third Wednesday “Get Psyched for CicLAvia Happy Hour” @ Downtown Culver City – Free, All Ages
Get ready to burn rubber in a neighborhood that’s always bike-friendly at Downtown Culver City’s Third Wednesday “Get psyched for CicLAvia Happy Hour” on Wednesday, April 17. Gear up at Third Wednesday for Downtown Culver City’s CicLAvia Celebration on Sunday, April 21, when Downtown Culver City will be a ‘hub’ for the “To the Sea” CicLAvia route spanning 15 miles of open road from Downtown to Venice. Get a sneak peek of the spoke-whirling action with Third Wednesday drink and menu specials at participating restaurants and bars. Cyclists can warm up those chains for the main event and check out the streets from a whole new perspective by riding their bikes along the tree-lined boulevards. Lock up at a public bike rack and stop in at one of Downtown’s unique boutiques, art galleries, spas or stores. Leave the four-wheeler at home and ride the rails to the Expo Line Culver City Station — your best bet when you return on Sunday for the CicLAvia Celebration, as Main Street will be closed to traffic. Culver City’s downtown area is Southern California’s best kept secret, featuring a wonderful mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters, galleries and unique restaurants opening on to tree-lined streets. Parking is free in municipal structures for up to two hours, or valet parking is available at three convenient Downtown locations.
http://www.downtownculvercity.com/events.html

Cali Hustle @ The Virgil, Silverlake – Free, 21+
Quetzal Guerrero & band with Miss Sunny Z are hosting LA’s one of a kind event at THE VIRGIL (formerly Little Temple) in Silverlake, every second Tuesday of each month. This month of APRIL is our HIP HOP & Forró edition on Wed instead, and we’ll be featuring…The amazing live band: ZOOM-B (Los Angeles) and special guest DJ Chris Dixon (Long Beach). Celebrating our dear friend’s birthday and performing live: Ryan Wink!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/640651055958999/
http://youtu.be/CiKDivRKLXQ

Subsuelo @ Eastsid Luv Bar, Boyle Heights – Free b4 9pm, $5, 21+
representing DUTTY ARTZ (dj rupture’s record label) we got global bassheads CHIEF BOIMA and RAFI EL, plus a bunch of surprise guests. Chief Boima is a Sierra Leonean-American musician, DJ, cultural activist, and writer who lives in New York and works with Dutty Artz. Plus a live performance from QUITA PENAS! Influenced by music and cultures from all around the world, they bring their own unique interpretation of Afro-Latin music, including cumbia, calypso, semba, merengue urbanito, salsa, plena, son y mas. Cumbia, funk, moombahton, hip-hop, salsa and flamenco … featuring resident selectors El Canyonazo, Gozar and DJ Ethos. Hosted by Gazoo, VJ set by Juxli (Culture Remixed) and photography by Farah Sosa. Flamenco performance by La Tigresa, Gabriel Osuna and Gerardo Morales.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/3-subsuelo-parties-in-april/
http://youtu.be/sHBs-RC3ugU
http://youtu.be/V3qKHsabQoI

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

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THU 4/18

The Dustbowl Revival Record Release Show @ The Edison, Downtown – Free, 21+, Dress code
We are proud to finally present – our brand new record “Carry Me Home”!  Made over half a year with twenty seven members of our collective pouring sweat and tears into each track, the album is a celebration and re-imagining of the American folk music tradition – drawing from gospel, bluegrass, soul, blues, jug-band and big-band swing to create what can only be Dustbowl music.  If you’ve never been to The Edison downtown – it’s perhaps one of the most beautifully preserved buildings in the USA – a former boiler factory and invention lab turned into steam-punk paradise. Must be seen to be believed.  Best of all – the show is free all night long. 3 Sets till 12AM. Just added —> DJ Open Decks + special guest magician! Remember, there is a dress code! Best dressed gets free copy of the record. Go down alley between Main St. & Spring St. to 2nd to find the Edison.
http://www.facebook.com/events/468708069868120/
http://youtu.be/MTJ3gGfv4Ys

AIMA The Breakthrough Series – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Charity Benefit @ Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood – $10 or any donation appreciated, All Ages
We cordially invite you to attend the opening of the 2014 Artists In Music Awards: “The Breakthrough Series” at Hard Rock Cafe benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Hosted by Nic Creznic and with Sinem Saniye and Soren Bryce performing. In lieu of tickets, we are accepting donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/sinem-saniye-performing-for-st-judes-childrens-hospital-benefit-april-18/
http://youtu.be/tUO91nzpuJo
http://youtu.be/E7KbGXdHTLQ
http://youtu.be/mhJ-sqwpF74

Earth Night @ G2 Gallery, Venice – $10 suggested onation, All Ages
LA Green Drinks sixth annual Earth Night will be at G2 Gallery in Venice on Thurs, 4/18 from 7-10 pm. Connect with environmental-minded people over organic sips and bites as we host a festive night celebrating the environment and art. The event is presented in association with Arts:Earth Partnership. Suggested donation is $10 and includes beverages and food. G2 Gallery is located at 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291.
https://www.facebook.com/events/533461563352445/

En La Noche @ Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Presented in collaboration with Dr. Suja Lowenthal, Councilmember for the Second District of Long Beach and in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles. To celebrate our Project Room exhibition Integral Geometries by Argentinean artist Marta Chilindron, we invite you to attend En La Noche and enjoy a performance by Los Pinguos! Los Pinguos came to the United States from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a mixture of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock. The band has performed worldwide and has a legion of fans. Enjoy a self-guided tour of exhibitions, complimentary tequila tasting  and purchase food from gourmet food trucks like Sliced & Diced Eatery and more! Mixes by resident MOLAA DJ, DJ Cornejo and Los Pinguos live! In honor of Malbec World Day, Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles will host a complimentary wine tasting. 2nd District residents will receive free admission with RSVP, simply email rsvp@molaa.org with subject line2nd District or call us at 562.437.1689.  RSVP deadline is 4.17.13 at 5:00pm.
http://www.molaa.org/Programs-and-Events/events-calendar.aspx
http://youtu.be/WZ1-16xifpM

American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein screening @ Levantine Cultural Center – $6-8, All Ages
Join us in the Levantine café for a film salon. This probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein reveals a devoted son of Holocaust survivors who is an ardent critic of Israel and US Middle East policy. The author of several provocative books, including The Holocaust Industry and most recently Knowing Too Much, Why the American Jewish Romance With Israel is Coming to an End, Finkelstein has been at the center of many intractable controversies. This screening is cosponsored by The Friends of Film, a Year-Round Festival. Norman Finkelstein will be speaking in Orange County on April 23 and in Los Angeles on April 25, 2013.
http://www.levantinecenter.org/community/upcoming-events
http://youtu.be/lP4qBIJiYF8

Forks over Knives, Inc. screening @ California African American Museum, USC area – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Forks Over Knives, directed by Lee Fulkerson, examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting the standard American diet of meat and processed foods. RSVP 213.744.2024.
http://youtu.be/vPJbYAYzP04

The Iceman screening @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13464
http://youtu.be/vHZ6dxR2EiQ

Take Back the Night @ CSULA – Free, All Ages
Sexual assault and domestic violence do not discriminate. These poisons find residence in any community. No one is safe until we eliminate the causes and work toward healing the effects of sexual and domestic violence. Join the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center as we celebrate our annual Take Back the Night event to empower individuals and communities to shatter the silence. The evening features arts and crafts, performances, and a march that concludes the night to bring a new day.
http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1365616335/2013/4/18/take-back-the-night

Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Race, Representation, and Repression @ Fowler Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
Ernest Cole’s striking photographs document the corrosive effects of South Africa’s apartheid system from 1958–66. Issues of race, repression, and representation intrinsic to these arresting images are the focus of a panel discussion including esteemed political activist and UC Santa Cruz professor emerita Angela Davis, artist Ken Gonzales-Day, and Harvard University anthropologist Jean Comaroff, moderated by UC Berkeley political theorist Wendy Brown. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 7:15 pm. Preceding the panel discussion, there is a opening reception for the 25th Anniversary of University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). The hosted reception from 6:30–7:30 pm will be on the Fowler Museum’s Terrace overlooking Wilson Plaza. Join panel speakers, UCHRI fellows and others at this free event.
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-outspoken-conversation-angela-davis-ken-gonzales-day-jean-comaroff-and-wendy-brown-%E2%80%A8ra

“The Black Experience in a White 9-5” with special guest, Kim Williams! @ Message Media Ed, West LA – $5 w RSVP, All Ages
Message Media Ed’s Community Bridge Initiative and Monthly Lecture Series present… The Black Experience in a White 9-5″ featuring special guest Writer and Producer of the web series, “the Unwritten Rules,” Kim Williams! Join us for a screening and interactive chat with Kim about the many nuances African Americans experience in a White dominated corporate company. Funny, enlightening, reflective stuff!
http://www.messagemediaed.org/

Crossfader: Listening Like A Sonidero- With DJ Toy Selectah and Josh Kun @ Santa Monica Museum of Art – $5-10, All Ages
Come Join us for a hybrid musical-lecture with Mexican DJ/producer Toy Selectah, and cultural polymath Josh Kun. This event pays tribute to the work of sonideros – mobile Mexican DJs – who crossfade, mix, and amplify the views and voices of Latino immigrants. Listen as Toy Selectah mixes this musical performance to the stories of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network as well as members of the audience who are invited to deliver messages.
http://smmoa.org/programs-and-exhibitions/a-collection-of-ideas-crossfader-listening-like-a-sonidero/
http://www.facebook.com/events/360361414082185/

Tecate Light Thunder Thursday @ Downtown Long Beach – Free, All Ages
On Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Downtown Long Beach will hear the roar of race engines and feel the excitement of motorcycle stunts as the much-anticipated 13th Annual Tecate Light Thunder Thursday kicks-off the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Tecate Light Thunder Thursday will be fueled with gravity-defying motorcycle jumps, back flips and stunts, motocross performances, race car displays featuring Pirelli World Challenge Cars, autograph opportunities, and a rock wall for kids. The event will also feature a professional pit stop competition that will get the crowd going as two IZOD IndyCars go head-to-head, and the Tecate Light Miss Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pageant where one lucky lady will ultimately be crowned winner. Long Beach’s own Derby Gals will be rolling in the excitement as well, with a special exhibition at 8pm.  Live music from 6:30pm-10:30pm will include performances by Dayzero, Zen Robbi, Seatbelt and DJ Abe.
http://www.downtownlongbeach.org/Latest-News-Detail/Tecate-Thunder-Thursday?id=64693

Celebration of Iranian Cinema @ 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.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/ucla-celebration-of-iranian-cinema-april-13-28/

Lunafest @ Laemmle NoHo 7, North Hollywood – $36, All Ages
Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Adat Ari El Sisterhood.
http://www.lunafest.org/northhollywood
http://www.facebook.com/events/422735281139206/
http://vimeo.com/47046613#at=0

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

Monthly:

Booya! featuring Zuzuka Poderosa @ La Cita, Downtown LA – $5, 21+
BOOYA!: Every 3rd Thursday @ La Cita. Moombahton * Trap * Tropical Bass * Hip Hop * Global Beats Featuring…Zuzuka Poderosa. She will also be joined by DJ Sabo (Sol Selectas), Righteous Trash (Subversive Artists) , Ryo Vibes (Dub Siren Hi-Fi) and Señor Oz (Afrolicious). *Proceeds of the event will benefit Landfill Harmonic*
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/zuzuka-poderosa-la-show-to-benefit-movie-about-recycled-orchestra/
http://youtu.be/G2gyeUWFDv8
http://youtu.be/Mr8hBm0U1pQ

New Fangled Opry @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $13-20, 21+
Diatomaceous Love’s monthly Vaudeville Variety Medicine Show and Dinner Theatre!! Mexican Dinner cuisine will be available. Put on your finest swanky speakeasy cirque wear and get in for $13!!New Fangled Opry is broadcast live on the internet. If you are unable to join us in Los Angeles in person, tune in online at:
http://www.NewFangledOpry.com
http://www.facebook.com/events/423012991121573/

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 friend Samantha Coelho !!! So, get your dancing shoes ready, dress to impress and let’s celebrate.
http://www.facebook.com/events/160939277400299/

Weekly:

Fowler Out Loud @ Fowler Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
The United Khmer Students bring contrasting styles of Cambodian dance to the Fowler in their Fowler Out Loud debut. Enjoy traditional dances inspired by life in rural Cambodia as well as classical epic dances similar to ballet.
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-out-loud-united-khmer-students-0

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 we welcome THORNATO for the first time at AFRO FUNKE’ all of the way from NYC!! Please come out in your numbers and show your support for this amazing DJ!!
http://www.zanzibarlive.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/328852110570220/

Beat Cinema @ Hip Kitty Jazz, Claremont – $5, 21+
– s p e c i a l g u e s t s – Def Sound, Ikabod Burn, Dailon
http://www.facebook.com/events/474402775966422/

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FRI 4/19

Viento Callejero @ M Bar, Boyle Heights – $5, 21+When I ran into Gloria Estrada a couple of months ago at Tumbe’ in downtown LA, I was shocked to learn she had left La Santa Cecilia. Every member of that band is a virtuoso of their craft and I was always in awe of her electrifying guitar riffs and solos. My curiosity where she will take her music next will be answered this Friday, April 19, when she performs with her new group, Viento Callejero, at the weekly Cumbia Fridays at MBar in Boyle Heights. The one thing I love about LA’s diverse, hard-working independent music scene is the cross-pollination between bands and members who are often playing in 2 or 3 other bands and Viento Callejero is no exception, with Gloria joined by Gabriel Villa of Chicano Batman and Federico Zuniga Jr. of Sistema Bomb. Eddika of El Haru Kuroi and Zoom B will be guest vocalist tonight!)
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/viento-callejero-with-former-la-santa-cecilia-guitarist-playing-mbar-boyle-heights-april-19/

25th Anniversary of University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Closing Night @ Fowler Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
Novelists Bharati Mukherjee, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Héctor Tobar and Karen Tei Yamashita join writer-critic David Kipen for an evening of readings and conversation exploring the creative process and the humanities in circulation across texts and times, genres and geographies. Followed by a musical performance: representing the leading edge of China’s avant garde, experimental creatrix Liu Sola and avant musician Liu Yijun close the celebration with a dynamic performance.
http://uchri.org/sof-a25/25th-anniversary-closing-panel/
http://uchumanitiesforum.org/2013/04/06/vocal-strings-liu-sola-and-liu-yijun/
http://youtu.be/0SPNQRnO6aM
http://youtu.be/wxublidqUw0

Enchanting Korea: Performing Arts in April “SILK ROAD” @ Korean Cultural Center, Miracle Mile – Free w RSVP, All Ages
With Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy, Asian Arts Talent Foundation & Anatolia Turkish Folk Dance Group. FEATURES KOREAN, MONGOLIAN AND TURKISH PERFORMANCES.
Three culturally distinct performances come together on one stage to celebrate the diversity of our community and inspire new friendships by building bridges across cultures.
http://www.kccla.org/english/programs_reservation.asp

EMP Pop Conference 2013 @ USC – Free, All Ages
Day 2 of the EMP (Experience Music Project) Pop Conference which brings together academics, critics, performers and dedicated fans in a rare common discussion.
http://empla2013.posterous.com/

An Acoustic World Music Soiree @ Room 5 Music, Melrose – $10, 21+
2 of talented friends are collaborating for a night of world music sound! Spirit, Strings and Wood. With two of the top world music acoustic guitar players in Los Angeles. Paul Thibeault and Dave Cipriani. Vocals by Wangari Fahari. Late night so you don’t have to deal with Traffic. An easy $10 cover. Join us an hour early if possible for an Italian dinner at Amalfi’s (DOWNSTAIRS) Cocktails and then concert upstairs at 10pm. We are all so excited to be hosting this series. The next concert will me May 17th @ 10pm. Same venue, different experience. Conscious, soulful and cultured.
http://www.facebook.com/events/160246680808313/

Marcela Carmona EP Release Show @ The Mint – $8 flyer, $10, 21+
Celebrate the release of Marcela Carmona’s debut EP – “After The Accident”. Backed by a full band and joined by special guests including: Abby Posner, Keith “Stix” McJimson, Jake Bartfield, Sam Williams, Evan Mackey, Marisilda Garcia, Adjoa Skinner, Sarah Flannery, Cliff Beach, and Daniel Jacob Horine.
Limited Edition EPs will be available for purchase to all in attendance. More info:
http://www.MarcelaCarmona.com
http://www.facebook.com/events/555153017852108/
http://youtu.be/W3XVuReKzbk

Mamak Khadem @ Broad Stage, Santa Monica – $35, All Ages
Vocalist Mamak Khadem has captivated audiences around the world with her seamless blend of Persian music and poetry into a revolutionary new sound.  Formerly of the sensational cross-cultural fusion ensemble Axiom of Choice, Mamak weaves a canopy, both simple and rich, that invites new listeners to embrace Persian arts and culture through a blending of old and new.  Inspired by the poetry and paintings of Iranian artist Sohrab Sepehri, Mamak Khadem’s new project A Window to Color shares a message of peace and understanding through an exploration of Persian literature, culture, history, and traditions.  Mamak Khadem was born in Iran at a time when tides were changing.  She was part of the Children’s Choir for National Radio and Television of Iran, but it wasn’t until after the Iranian Revolution that her passion for singing waxed.  In this rare up-close and personal concert, Mamak will be backed by Oud, Percussion, and Santur.
http://thebroadstage.com/show_info.php?show_id=197
http://youtu.be/881GhENtL0k

Celebration of Iranian Cinema @ 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.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/ucla-celebration-of-iranian-cinema-april-13-28/

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

Monthly:

SUBSUELO presents THE GLOBAL BASSMENT ft. MAD DECENT, PELIGROSA, CUMBA MELA, TORMENTA TROPICAL, DUTTY ARTZ + special guests JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/TheLIFT/AfroFunke) + 10-piece live band AFROLICIOUS @ Bootleg Bar, Filipinotown – $10 presale, $15, 21+
A gathering of the tribes. GLOBAL BASS crews from Texas to NYC to LA to San Francisco coming together for big ol’ dance party dedicated to subwooffffffs
featuring …. (take a deep breath)
JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/TheLift/AfroFunke)
Paul Devro and Benzona (Mad Decent)
Orion and Sonora (Peligrosa)
Atropolis and Thornato (Cumba Mela)
Brooklyn Shanti and Matt Shadetek (Dutty Artz)
Oro 11 (Tormenta Tropical / Bersa Discos)
Gnotes (Gnawledge)
plus a bigger-than-life performances from 10 person band AFROLICIOUS, who will be celebrating their new record release. Featuring resident SUBSUELO selectors El Canyonazo and Gozar. Hosted by Gazoo, scratch by DJ Ethos, visuals by Juxli and photography by Farah Sosa. Flamenco performance by La Tigresa.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/3-subsuelo-parties-in-april/
http://youtu.be/Hhwhz_HvES4

AfroFuego @ dba256 Wine Bar Lounge, Pomona – Free, 21+
Friday April 19, Afro Fuego offers a monthly look at beats and bass from around the world w/a unique perspective and vision tailored from both the More Fire Mondays and Beats of All-Nations crew! Held at DBA256 in the Pomona Arts Colony, Afro Fuego offers a new chance for you to get down to music both old and long familiar, while new and aurally innovative. Expect everything from Cumbia, Salsa, Kuduro, Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Samba, Bailefunk, to Electronic, Global Bass and more!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/140895866090384/

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/

Cumbia Fridays featuring Viento Callejero @ M Bar, Boyle Heights – $5, 21+
Cumbia Friday’s will be featuring Viento Callejero! Viento Callejero is a fresh approach on urban tropical music stripped down to feature its rawest elements. This trio breaks down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia Colombiana, Son Montuno, Merengue, Reggae, Dance Hall, and Rock to create a new sound that is infectious to the listeners ears, hips, and feet.
Viento Callejero will also be joined that evening by an amazingly talented singer who is also an L.A. and Mbar favorite…
http://www.facebook.com/events/358909154214137/
http://youtu.be/0kbPQW_TGwQ

Jazz @ LACMA – Free, All Ages
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet legend and winner of nine Grammy Awards, including the 2013 Grammy for his recording Dear Diz, opens the twenty-second season of Jazz at LACMA. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Cuban-born Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious performers of our time, appearing in concerts around the world, and at the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and Billboard Music Awards shows.
http://www.lacma.org/event/arturo-sandoval

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SAT 4/20

Earth Day events throughout April and May in LAhttps://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/earth-day-events-throughout-la-in-april-and-may/

420 Day events:
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/420-day-events-and-music/

Record Store Day venues:
http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues

Brokechella @ Six 01 Studios, Downtown – $10, 21+
A music fest for the rest of us: BROKECHELLA returns with its 3rd edition in the heart of DTLA to once again serve all of those who don’t have the dough for a weekend in the desert. Don’t miss what the LA Times recognized as the community experience that skips “the mortal terror of your credit card statement [at other festivals]” and “revels in staying at home.” Doubling in size year to year, Brokechella 2013 is sure to yet again swarm with a giant crowd, the best of acts from LA and beyond, mouth-watering eats and surprises galore. Last year’s Main Stage featured Infantree, LA Font, Rumspringa, Big Moves and yOya, among others. Inside, bands played all day to packed crowds, while DJs led an army of dance fiends at the Jarritos stage outside. Come be a part of the oh-so-cheap magic, all happening on 4/20/13.
http://www.brokechella.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/128304340686626/

Walk Now For Autism Speaks @ Rose Bowl, Pasadena – All Ages
oin Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism! Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. – we need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.
http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1037427

Echo Park PDA Art Walk @ Echo Park and Sunset – Free, All AgesThe Echo Park PDA (public displays of art) Art Walk is a one day event that turns the neighborhood into a fun, playful and engaging artistic landscape! Ready for a sidewalk adventure? Explore and discover chain link fence galleries, driveway theaters, sidewalk chalk art, performance art, live music, film screenings, food trucks, sidewalk dancing, hands on workshops, sculptures, special store promotions, and other various creative & mind stimulating public displays of ART! Whether it’s on foot or bike enjoy a day of art, inspiration, connection, and celebrating the community of Echo Park!
http://www.artneedsfreedom.com/pda/
http://www.facebook.com/events/504341142956220/

Create a Mandala @ Yogala, Echo Park – Free, All Ages
Please come and join me in a community wide project to create a mandala!! The afternoon will begin about 1pm and run until 5pm at Yogala in Echo Park, at 1840 Echo Park Ave., 90026.  Let’s create this wonderful magical meditative piece of art.  It will be done on a rotating basis so, when a space opens up, just try your hand at sprinkling the sand in according to the ‘paint by numbers’ chart that we will be working on. NO experience is necessary-  Let’s all learn together.  Adults and kids alike…~  truly, alike! One of many cool events happening at the Echo Park Art Walk.http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=fcb15fd60a7526bb5c2fe4324&id=a287c32483
http://www.yogalaechopark.com/

Earth Day Latino @ LA Historical State Park – Free, All Ages
Earth Day Latino is an annual event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park that brings families together for a weekend (Sat-Sun) of nature presentations, Los Angeles history and culture education, and outdoor recreation. Free and open to the public, Earth Day Latino is presented by William C. Velasquez Institute, Los Angeles States Historic Park, IM Lab UCLA, Junction Block, REI, & US Forest Service Department of Agriculture.
http://wcvi.org/community/earthday_2013.html

Workers’ Memorial Day Fundraiser Concert with QUETZAL & Maya Jupiter @ Central American Resource Center, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Every year, hundreds of families lose loved ones in the workplace. Tens of thousands more get injured, sick, or develop chronic illnesses disease just because they go to work… we are standing up and saying #NOT1MORE! Join SoCalCOSH and their Activist Network for the opening of our Workers’ Memorial Week of Action with an evening of celebration and commemoration.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY GRAMMY-WINNING QUETZAL, Maya Jupiter & Bulevar Descarga. More info on the 2013 Workers’ Memorial Week of Action at http://socalworkersmemorialday.org/
http://www.facebook.com/events/484796654908493/
http://youtu.be/sLqsb5R6KeI

¡TACO MADNESS! @ Grand Park, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Guisados? Yuca’s? Mariscos Jalisco? Everyone has their favorite. Vote now on LATaco.com for who you’d like to see in the big showdown, then experience the greatest of those tortilla-wrapped miracles at ¡TACO MADNESS! on April 20 in Grand Park. Music from top DJs, live mural painting from up-and-coming artists and bar by La Cita combines the best of Los Angeles in one free, outdoor, daytime party open to all. TACOS*: Guerrilla Tacos / Mariscos Jalisco / Mexicali Taco & Co / MexiKosher / Taco Punta Cabras / Leo’s Taco Truck / Yuca’s…y más *starting at $1. DJs: Azul (213) / Aaron Byrd (KCRW) / B+ (Mochilla) / Coleman (Mochilla) / Destroyer (Umoja Hifi) / Seano (Soundwaves.KPFK) / Sloepoke (Fiesta Tropical) /Sweatson Klank (Alpha Pup.Project Mooncircle). ARTISTS: Defer / Germs / Miguel Felipe / Ricardo Estrada / UGLARworks
http://grandparkla.org/ai1ec_event/l-a-taco-and-grand-park-present-taco-madness/?instance_id=1306
http://www.facebook.com/events/497203980335399/

18th Annual LA Times Festival of Books @ USC – Free, All Ages
Join us in our 18th year of celebrating the art of storytelling. Spend a fun-filled weekend (Sat & Sun) at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 20 and 21 at USC. Get to know famous authors and celebrities, see culinary greats create their latest recipes, catch screenings and live music, enjoy cultural entertainment and much more.
http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

EMP Pop Conference 2013 @ REDCAT, Downtown – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Day 3 of the EMP (Experience Music Project) Pop Conference which brings together academics, critics, performers and dedicated fans in a rare common discussion. On the heels of a blowout gathering in New York last spring, this year’s conference expands its scope to include five different gatherings over the course of a single weekend in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Cleveland and Seattle. REDCAT hosts day two of EMP L.A., organized around the theme “Locals Only: Pop and Politics in This Town.” Commandeering the “Locals Only” slogan—seen for years scrawled on renegade signs at certain L.A. beaches—EMP L.A. pays tribute to the importance of location, neighborhood and community in defining “minority majority” regions. The event’s panels and roundtables engage music and multimedia through academic, journalistic and aesthetic approaches.
http://empla2013.posterous.com/
http://www.redcat.org/event/emp-pop-conference

17th Annual Grand Butterfly Release @ Kids Space Museum – Free, All Ages
During this two-day event Sat and Sun, over 600 Painted Lady Butterflies will be released into the Kidspace Gardens each day at 2:00pm following a performance from The Hollow Trees. Both days will also be filled with fun and engaging, butterfly-themed activities including: Face Painting, The “Eat like a Butterfly” Activity, Story time featuring books by Eric Carle (author of The Hungry Caterpillar), Antenna and Wing Making, Butterfly Art
http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/hands-learning/butterfly-release

Love Light Beach Festival @ Alfredo’s Beach Club, Long Beach – $10 donation, kids free, All Ages
In 1 week the LBLT & all you powerful super heroes will manifest the BEST BEACH PARTY EVER to hit the LBC!!! Lot’s of art, music, dancing, friends, photos, Sunshine, Moonlight, Healing, huggs, kisses, meditation, yoga, astral projections, creativity, time travel, tribal synergy, spirit animal contact, toroidial energy nexxus, synethesia, bliss, merkaba activation, & electro-magnetic fun!!! We have an AWESOME venue & location!!! We need all of our friends to spread the word so we can make this Beach Party inauguration a Qunatum Leap towards a more conscious Long Beach! With your help we can turn our city into a more forward thinking destination point where people frequent because life is fun! This is an excellent opportunity to bring focus, revenue & pleasure to Long Beach! Please send this idea of ours loving creative energy & join us for the Best time in a long time. Enjoy: sound baths, Yoga, Kirtan, Massage, Drum Circles, Meditation, Co-creation, Energy Healing, Dancing, Laughter, Learning & Fun!!! *The festivities will include live performances & Dj’s as well as Vendors, Healers, live Art,bonfires, kids zone, slack-lines, catered food, Super Juices & Zen Tea bar!!!
Portion of proceeds donated to Young Horizons Child Development Center
http://www.facebook.com/events/175749545906515/
http://www.longbeachlighttribe.com/

Jungle Fire 45 Release Party @ Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice – $10, 21+
UNGLE FIRE 45 RELEASE PARTY 4/20 @ DEL MONTE SPEAKEASY VENICE BEACH. ZOOM-B opens 11:15pm + DJ Boss Harmon spins vinyl
http://www.facebook.com/events/365063700277133/
http://youtu.be/TSnTBOQDH4A

Cinema According to Nelson Pereira dos Santos @ UCLA – $10, All Ages
Born in São Paulo in 1928, Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos has been one of the most significant and influential filmmakers over the last half century. Inspired by neorealism, dos Santos forged the beginnings of a new, politically engaged Brazilian cinema in the 1950s with films such as Rio, 40 Graus (1956) and Rio, Zona Norte (1957) that brought the lives and neighborhoods of Rio’s urban poor to the screen. In Vidas Secas (1963), his first masterpiece, he brought poetic dignity to migrant workers displaced by drought and famine and paved the way for the radical Cinema Novo movement to come. In the decades to follow, dos Santos’ expansive vision of a populist cinema found him exploring marginalized cultural and religious practices on screen as he honed his critique of official repression and colonialism across a range of genres, from ethnographically-informed period pieces such as How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1972) to wildly comic satires, such as Tent of Miracles (1977). The Archive is honored to host dos Santos in person on the opening weekend of this modest sampling from his monumental career. Runs from 4/20 to 5/12 with do Santos in person on 4/20 and 4/21.
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2013-04-20/cinema-according-nelson-pereira-dos-santos

ESto Es Hip Hop @ Cafe Cultural, Downtown – $5
Subversive and underground…this is the LA latino hip hop scene.
http://www.facebook.com/events/219253638219451/
http://www.estoeshiphop.com/
http://youtu.be/EGSrJvQloS0

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

Burn LA:  Mike Insane, Will Levine, Hyjynx, Shakti Bliss w/Fire Performances- Aerial – Live Art @ RSVP for private location address – $20, 21+
Come burn the night away with BurnLA this Saturday, April 20th for another great night of PERFORMANCES, MUSIC, and LIVE ART. In celebration of EARTH DAY (April 22nd) we have come up with something very special. For every person that attends the event, BurnLA will plant one tree in their honor in a National Forest in Montana. The charity responsible for this is The Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org).
http://www.facebook.com/events/252840298192696/

Brazilian Reggae Fest @ Geisha House, Hollywood – $20, 21+
ARIEL DEL MUNDO Presents
BRAZILIAN REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL in Hollywood: A 420 Tribute to Bob Marley
in Celebration of Ariel del Mundo’s Birthday. Starring Direct from Brazil
Fauzi & Co. of TRIBO DE JAH. REGGAE MOTION featuring Fabio Jahgun. Special Guest Performance by Reggae Legend PATO BANTON. DJ Chris BRAZIL, DJ MANO Kuerten, Hosted by Giselle Claudino
http://www.facebook.com/events/452790394797456/
http://www.arieldelmundo.com/

Desert Daze @ Sunset Ranch Oasis, Mecca – $35-50, All Ages
Tinariwen, Warpaint and others in a great lineup at this one day festival near the Salton Sea, with overnight camping available.
http://www.desertdaze.org/

Earth Day Festival @ Alameda Park, Santa Barbara – Free, All Ages
This year’s festival will also feature a tour of eight color-coded zones — Bike Valet, Public Square, Sports & Recreation, Eco Marketplace, Green Car Show, Live Green, Kids Corner, and Social Media Lounge — to make navigating the event easy, with an emphasis on ways visitors can reduce their impact on the climate. The event includes over 200 exhibitors, a food court, beer and wine garden, main stage, and two mini-stages offering music and demonstrations. CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is FREE for attendees. Last year nearly 40,000 people attended the two day festival.
http://sbearthday.org/

Monthly:

Muevelo @ The Bunker, MacArthur Park – LADIES FREE till 11:30 / $5 After
GUYS: $10 til 11:30pm / $15 After, 18+
LA’s monthly moonbahton party. DJ SETS BY: MENDEZ, 2DEEP, APE DRUMS, PAUL LEE,
CORRUPTED DATA (Moombahton/Trap Bubbling/Dancehall/Tropical Bass)
http://www.facebook.com/events/442239032520571/

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 4/21

Earth Day events throughout April and May in LA
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/earth-day-events-throughout-la-in-april-and-may/

CicLAvia @ Downtown to Venice – Free, All Ages
Sun, surf, and 15 miles of open road will mark the first CicLAvia of 2013, transforming Venice Boulevard and downtown Los Angeles streets into a car-free, linear park for strolling, biking, playing, and exploring the city from a new perspective.Since it began in 2010, CicLAvia has quickly become Los Angeles County’s most popular public event, consistently attracting more than 100,000 participants. CicLAvia is free of charge and open to everyone, from lifelong Angelenos to first-time visitors from around the globe. Leave the motorized transportation methods behind and claim the streets as your own.
http://www.facebook.com/events/592038474157691/
http://www.ciclavia.org/

Cambalache: Una historia del Fandango @ Floricanto Center, East LA – Free, All AgesCome celebrate with Cambalache reaching their Kickstarter goal for their 1st album. Grammy winning Quetzal, Banda de Santa Ana and other special guests will join them!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Danza-FloricantoUSA/173138642712599
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1318205061/cambalache-son-jarocho-in-la

Folklorisimo! Spring Dance Festival 2013 @ Plaza de la Raza, – Free, All Ages
Latino Arts Network And Encuentro Latino Community Art Center Presents: Folklorisimo @ Plaza de la Raza Spring Dance Festival 2013. Free and for the entire family.
http://www.folklorisimo.eventbrite.com/

Record Store Hangover with Maria del Pilar @ Espacio 1839, Boyle Heights – Free, All AgesLike a Bloody Mary the day after a bender, Espacio 1839 presents: Record Store Day Hangover with the one and only María Del Pilar! She will be performing an acoustic set in celebration of her latest release, “Songs + Canciones 1” which is currently available at Espacio 1839. Plus, the special guest DJ is…YOU! We will have open turntables so that you can play your three favorite tracks off your favorite LPs.
http://www.facebook.com/events/242026682602043

Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) @ Wat Chino Hills – Free, All Ages
Thai food and cultural shows.
http://www.watchinohills.org/

DEEP – LA presents JOE CLAUSSELL, MARQUES WYATT & BIG CEE @ Sound Night Club, Hollywood – $10-15, 21+”SPECIAL HOURS” 6PM – MIDNIGHT. DEEP-LA presents a special evening with Sacred Rhythm Music’s
* J O E * C L A U S S E L * along with Deep’s Resident & Creator * M A R Q U E S * W Y A T T * opening set by * B I G * C E E *
http://www.facebook.com/events/139416639559262

Creative Underground Los Angeles Live @ Blue Whale, Little Tokyo
The new art collective, Creative Underground Los Angeles, will present it’s first collective night at the Blue Whale, featuring works from their 2013 releases as well as new collaborative projects! You can look forward to an array of projects and mediums including video projects, visual art display, original creative writing integrated with original music, dance, musical collaborations ranging from duets to a large massed ensemble, and even some comic relief!
http://www.facebook.com/events/529522420431915/
http://www.creativeundergroundla.com/
http://youtu.be/5aTDVxYmcQE

17th Annual Grand Butterfly Release @ Kids Space Museum – Free, All Ages
During this two-day event Sat and Sun, over 600 Painted Lady Butterflies will be released into the Kidspace Gardens each day at 2:00pm following a performance from The Hollow Trees. Both days will also be filled with fun and engaging, butterfly-themed activities including: Face Painting, The “Eat like a Butterfly” Activity, Story time featuring books by Eric Carle (author of The Hungry Caterpillar), Antenna and Wing Making, Butterfly Art
http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/hands-learning/butterfly-release

Earth Day Latino @ LA Historical State Park – Free, All Ages
Earth Day Latino is an annual event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park that brings families together for a weekend (Sat-Sun) of nature presentations, Los Angeles history and culture education, and outdoor recreation. Free and open to the public, Earth Day Latino is presented by William C. Velasquez Institute, Los Angeles States Historic Park, IM Lab UCLA, Junction Block, REI, & US Forest Service Department of Agriculture.
http://wcvi.org/community/earthday_2013.html

18th Annual LA Times Festival of Books @ USC – Free, All Ages
Join us in our 18th year of celebrating the art of storytelling. Spend a fun-filled weekend (Sat & Sun) at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 20 and 21 at USC. Get to know famous authors and celebrities, see culinary greats create their latest recipes, catch screenings and live music, enjoy cultural entertainment and much more.
http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/

Cinema According to Nelson Pereira dos Santos @ UCLA – $10, All Ages
Born in São Paulo in 1928, Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos has been one of the most significant and influential filmmakers over the last half century. Inspired by neorealism, dos Santos forged the beginnings of a new, politically engaged Brazilian cinema in the 1950s with films such as Rio, 40 Graus (1956) and Rio, Zona Norte (1957) that brought the lives and neighborhoods of Rio’s urban poor to the screen. In Vidas Secas (1963), his first masterpiece, he brought poetic dignity to migrant workers displaced by drought and famine and paved the way for the radical Cinema Novo movement to come. In the decades to follow, dos Santos’ expansive vision of a populist cinema found him exploring marginalized cultural and religious practices on screen as he honed his critique of official repression and colonialism across a range of genres, from ethnographically-informed period pieces such as How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1972) to wildly comic satires, such as Tent of Miracles (1977). The Archive is honored to host dos Santos in person on the opening weekend of this modest sampling from his monumental career. Runs from 4/20 to 5/12 with do Santos in person on 4/20 and 4/21.
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2013-04-20/cinema-according-nelson-pereira-dos-santos
http://youtu.be/QNvrQ4yJQZY

Celebration of Iranian Cinema @ 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.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/ucla-celebration-of-iranian-cinema-april-13-28/

ColCoa French Film Festival @ Directors Guilt Theater – Free-$10/film, All Ages
The 17th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival runs from Monday, April 15 to Monday, April 22 at The Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. The festival was created in 1996  and is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, art house movies as well as mainstream films.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colcoa-french-film-festival-april-15-22/

Pasadena Restaurant Week @ Various restaurants, Pasadena – Various prices, All Ages
Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the third Pasadena Restaurant Week. The Pasadena Chamber is sponsoring the event which takes place from Sunday, April 21st through Friday, April 26th. For individual restaurant menus, location and pricing information and a complete list of participating restaurants:http://www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/

Earth Day Festival @ Alameda Park, Santa Barbara – Free, All Ages
This year’s festival will also feature a tour of eight color-coded zones — Bike Valet, Public Square, Sports & Recreation, Eco Marketplace, Green Car Show, Live Green, Kids Corner, and Social Media Lounge — to make navigating the event easy, with an emphasis on ways visitors can reduce their impact on the climate. The event includes over 200 exhibitors, a food court, beer and wine garden, main stage, and two mini-stages offering music and demonstrations. CEC’s Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is FREE for attendees. Last year nearly 40,000 people attended the two day festival.
http://sbearthday.org/

Weekly:

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 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 Samba dancer Sade and live band Marbella!
http://www.facebook.com/events/243044549167626/

Sundays Live @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free, All Ages
Emerging artists from the Young Musicians Foundation.
http://www.lacma.org/event/ymf-artists

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