Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events May 6 – May 12

weekly list
A cooler week ahead after the rain leaves tomorrow and warming up to a sunny 80s for Mother’s Day!

Here are just some of the very many awesome events happening around LA! This week’s list is still a work-in-progress (still many more events I have to post but if I keep sitting here at my computer I’ll miss all the events tonight on Monday, so stay tuned!) Do you have an LA hidden treasure or great cause people should know about? Let me know!

Have a great week, Angelenos…after last week’s May Day immigration reform parade and the mayoral election coming up soon, pondering the future of our beloved community is on a lot of our minds. I leave you with this song by Sweet Honey in the Rock, who will be performing this Saturday.
http://youtu.be/vtIO7y8TTZ8

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MON 5/6

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival @ Various locations – $10-12/film, All Ages
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, established the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival in 1983 as a vehicle to promote Asian and Asian Pacific American cinema. The Festival has grown from its humble beginnings as a weekend-long series into a major annual showcase presenting the best of Asian Pacific American and Asian international media in the United States. The 29th annual festival runs thru May 12.
http://asianfilmfestla.org/2013/

South East European Film Festival @ Various Locations – $10/film, All Ages
South East European Film Festival educates about and promotes cultural diversity of South East Europe through its annual presentations of films from this region and year-round screenings and programs. SEE FEST organizes conferences and retrospectives, serves as the cultural hub and resource for scholars and filmmakers, and creates opportunities for cultural exchange between Southern California and South East Europe. Tonight is the last night.
http://www.seefilmla.org/seefest/program-2013

Alaska Redi @ Genghis Cohen, West Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Big fan of this talented young lady from Montana! She’ll be playing a writer-in-the-round BMI acoustic showcase with Zoe. The show is free and only from 7 to 8 pm. See ya there!
http://www.facebook.com/events/361028540664252/
http://youtu.be/FkNI7nPaUDE

7th Annual BritWeek Los Angeles @ Various locations
BritWeek is a non-profit organization, started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California. Every Spring, BritWeek hosts a program of events that promotes British creativity, innovation and excellence in California across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco. This year, BritWeek expanded beyond California to the shores of Miami! The events attract support from thousands of people, including international celebrities as well as business and political leaders. Runs April 23 – May 6.
http://current.britweek.org/1234-2/

Rod Stewart outdoor show @ Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood – Free w RSVP, 16+
http://1iota.com/show/view/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live

Vista Inspire Presents “WE CAN DO IT!” and “ON OUR OWN” @ Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica – $12-20, All Ages
The Vista Inspire Program (VIP)  is for children with autism and other special needs and their typically developing siblings and peers and includes socialization, religious education, sports/recreation, summer programs and events. Founded on the principles of The Miracle Project created by VIP’s Director Elaine Hall and profiled in the HBO Emmy award winning documentary “Autism: the Musical.” This year’s performance again features our Vista teens in two original productions, On Our Own and A Chorus Line of Another Kind. Thru May 7.
http://www.vistadelmar.org/vista-inspire-presents-we-can-do-it-and-on-our-own/

7th Annual BritWeek Orange County @ Various locations
BritWeek is a non-profit organization, started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California. Every Spring, BritWeek hosts a program of events that promotes British creativity, innovation and excellence in California across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco. This year, BritWeek expanded beyond California to the shores of Miami! The events attract support from thousands of people, including international celebrities as well as business and political leaders. Runs April 26 – May 9.
http://current.britweek.org/orange-county-events-2/

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

School Night @ Bardot, Hollywood – 18+ $10, 21+ Free (Tom’s Pick)
Favorite place on Monday nights for live music is School Night hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas. Another stellar lineup this week: Live performances by HUNTER HUNTED, PEOPLE VS. LARSEN, KELLY SWEET, KG BIRD EP Release, BABY BEE and DJ sets by NEO FRESCO and KOROVA.
http://www.itsaschoolnight.com/losangeles/
http://youtu.be/_FglKsL6gRA
http://youtu.be/CNp9aq0BozM
http://youtu.be/H0JFmuv1Tk4
http://youtu.be/3ETeO-egDK4
http://youtu.be/_2wOh60qoZI

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 5/7

Drinking with Indiewire LA @ Sadie Kitchen and Lounge, Hollywood – Free, 21+
Indiewire’s semi-annual outings have become justly famous: Cool people, cheap drinks and no good reason other than we want to do it.  But now it’s even better. First up: Sadie Kitchen and Lounge. Drinks at the beautifully overhauled Les Deux space aren’t just cheap; they’re fantastic. $6 Moscow Mules, rye Old Fashioneds and real (that is, not frozen) rum Daquiris, all night. Second: We’re hosting one of our own from NYC, Indiewire blogger Melissa Silverstein. She’s celebrating the publication of “In Her Voice,” which features more than 40 interviews with women directors. We’re also giving away copies of Leonard Maltin’s 2013 Movie Guide.
https://www.facebook.com/events/180234468801148

Mayoral Debate @ Petersen’s Automotive Museum, Miracle Mile – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti visit Zócalo for a live debate. They’ll take questions—and follow-ups—from Warren Olney, host of KCRW’s “Which Way, L.A.?” It’s a chance to demand specifics about their real priorities at a time when a gaping deficit will force the next mayor to pick and choose. Will they try to “reform” public education, despite the lack of direct power over Superintendent John Deasy or elected school board members? Will they adopt Mayor Villaraigosa’s partnership schools or do they have plans of their own? And, in a city of world-class diversity, which candidate has the most compelling vision for serving Los Angeles as a whole?
http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=47133

Occupy Love LA Premiere @ Laemmle Santa Monica – $10, All Ages
Excited to announce our Los Angeles premiere of Occupy Love! Q & A with director Velcrow Ripper and producers Ian MacKenzie and Nova Ami in person!
http://www.facebook.com/events/510530378994232/
http://youtu.be/2cTBlGcZCeA

Goo Goo Dolls outdoor show @ Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood – Free w RSVP, 16+
http://1iota.com/show/view/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live

Shorttakes Student Film Festival @ UCLA – Free, All Ages
The 19th Annual Shorttakes Student Film Festival will be honoring this year’s best in student produced drama/thriller, comedy, documentary and animation. All films were judged and the winners were selected by numerous celebrity judges and will screen the top films in drama/thriller, comedy, documentary and animation. For audience members, there will be a Q&A panel with some judges including Rider Strong (Boy Meets World), Tommy Chong (Cheech and Chong), Kel Mitchel (Keenan and Kel, Good Burger), Mindy Sterling (The Legend of Korra, Austin Powers series) and others. There will be a reception after the festival with free food and prize giveaways for SAA’s Spring Sing, SCA + CEC’s Dirty Projectors Concert, Spotify promotion codes and many other prizes.
http://cecshorttakes.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/437599619664376/

Monthly:

Ellos y Ellas @ King King, Hollywood – $5, 21+
My awesome friend and DJ Miss Sunny Z is spinning at the King King! The 1st Tuesday of every month at the King King, starting May7th! So join us this coming Tuesday to bring back the good old days! Getting together with friends, sharing a drink, listening to great Latin & Tropical music, showing a few cool dance moves here and there…Don’t you miss that? This month, we have Miss SUNNY Z playing her favorites! Your hostesses for the night, with love and sabor are, Carolina Cerisola & Sascha Escandon of Floor Productions.
http://www.facebook.com/events/572813426072664/

Free Family Night @ Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena – Free, All Ages
Enjoy free admission to Kidspace from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and a feature performance from Manipuri Dance Vision at 6:00 pm in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater. Manipuri dance is one of the seven classical dances of India coming from the state of Manipur, a picturesque valley surrounded by the Himalayas where dance is a way for life. The dances for this performance are taken from Rasleelas – all night ritual dances performed in the Manipuri temples.
http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/ksm_calendar/ksm_events/free-family-night-2

Weekly:

PASRC Movie Night: African American Lives @ CSULA – Free, All Ages
Eminent Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. makes dramatic discoveries about how African Americans’ ancestors rebuilt their lives and their families in the first years of freedom after the U.S. Civil War. Film followed by discussion. Directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjo, 2006, 60 minutes.
http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1367525040/2013/5/7/pasrc-movie-night-african-american-lives
http://youtu.be/U6JTxw7KMSE

Chicano Batman residency @ Harvard & Stone, Little Armenia – Free, 21+ (Tom’s Pick)
Chicano Batman LIVE at H&S every Tuesday in May. Please join us each week as we will have different guests sharing the stage with us.
May 7 with Thee Commons, Wild Pack of Canaries,
May 14 with Free Moral Agents and The Truffles
May 21 with Santoros and Bombón
May 28 with special guest TBA and Francisco y Madero
http://www.facebook.com/events/152066371632507/
http://youtu.be/f0wNHZB2prM

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://grandparkla.org/calendar/

Sessions @ Pattern Bar, Downtown – Free, All Ages
Esteemed DJ / production unit and Yoruba Recording artists Garth Trinidad and Mateo Senolia present a new sonic adventure devoted to your health, well being, and funky state of mind. Discover sounds diasporic and exotic, indigenous and local, classic and progressive ­ bombastic blues, world rhythms, dirty pop, deep house, and more. Pattern Bar Sessions Tuesdays with Trinidad­Senolia ­­ make love to the night.
http://www.facebook.com/events/442392822516168/
http://soundcloud.com/mateosenolia/trinidad-senolia-pattern-bar

Dim Mak Tuesdays @ Drai’s Hollywood – $15 presale, $25, 21+
DIM MAK PRESENTS: Zombie Nation (wow remember THAT song???), VCO, Bones, and Craig Williams! 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/
http://youtu.be/z5LW07FTJbI

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WED 5/8

Quantic with YPPAH, Mister Goodnight and DJ Canyon Cody @ Central SAPC, Santa Monica – $10-12, 21+ (Tom’s Pick)
Quantic AKA Will Holland: Musican, Producer & Music Selector heralding from Worcestershire. Currently beat making and tape splicing in the tropics of Colombia, South America and DJ Canyon Cody is a global bass DJ,/ producer from California, and founder of Gnawledge Records who just opened for Ziggy Marley recently.
http://www.facebook.com/events/545639555476588/
http://centralsapc.com/show.cfm?id=96232
http://youtu.be/_xH_aNHpbYk

Legendary Bingo for Grand Performances @ Hamburger Marys, West Hollywood – $20 suggested donation, All Ages
Internationally known, Legendary Bingo is Los Angeles’ most popular and longest running weekly charity event. Hosted by Bingo-boy and his rotating roster of drag queen “Bingo Hostesses,” this weekly event raises money for local, and national charities. On May 8 at 9:00 PM, the bingo proceds will go to Grand Performances. Play a game of bingo, drink a little something and win cool prizes, all while raising money for your favorite L.A. concert series! We even hear the winner gets to do a victory lap around the bar!
http://www.facebook.com/events/240297082782536

Beverly Hills Film Festival @ Various theaters – $14/film, All Ages
Entering another successful year, the 13th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) is an international competition dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of emerging filmmakers in the city globally recognized as the headquarters for VIPs to the motion picture industry.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/beverly-hills-film-festival-may-8-12/

Fitz and the Tantrums outdoor show @ Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood – Free w RSVP, 16+
http://1iota.com/show/view/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live
http://youtu.be/Z4mbxaa3XL8

Game Art Festival @ UCLA – Free, All Ages
Returning for its third year, the 2013 UCLA Game Art Festival will showcase the year’s most cutting-edge videogames and interactive arts. The Game Art Festival will be held at the Hammer Museum courtyard and feature more than 35 playable games, tournaments, machinima and more. Come join us in a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, huge projection screens, live music and a vibrant mix of celebrated games and art! The event is FREE!
http://festival.games.ucla.edu/
http://www.facebook.com/events/114554468745324/

Legends 2013: Time Capsule @ La Cienega Design Quarter, West Hollywood – Most events free w RSVP, All Ages
Now in its fifth consecutive year, LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design in May that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture for receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, exhibitions, book signings, personal appearances and special events. A fusion of design, art, fashion and culture, LEGENDS provides a unique combination of education and entertainment for those who appreciate design. Each year, LEGENDS embraces an overarching theme to pay homage to the people or things that help to create and inspire excellence in design. From May 8 to 10, 2013, LEGENDS will explore Time Capsule: The Past Present and Future of Design. The most highly regarded interior designers from across the country have been invited to decorate the legendary windows in the La Cienega Design Quarter.
http://lcdqla.com/legends-2013/
http://www.facebook.com/events/534061986636666/

Very Be Careful and Quitapenas @ UC Riverside, Inland Empire – $5 UCR students, $12, All Ages
Hailing from Los Angeles very Be Careful is a valentino cumbia group that plays traditional latino dancing music with contemporary twist. This group began in 1998 and has been performing since then. They have released 7 full length albums. They just came back from touring in Europe and will be Visiting UCR!  QUITAPENAS originates from the neighborhoods of the Inland Empire in Southern California. Influenced from music and cultures from all around the world, they bring their own unique interpretation and sound to Afro-Latin music. Made up of a collective of good friends, the band hopes to “take away worries” and share their warm Cali sounds.
http://www.facebook.com/events/149624801876877/
http://youtu.be/T7mEk6abrws
http://vimeo.com/63385415

Monthly:

Flowers of Fire @ Corazon del Pueblo, Boyle Heights – $2-3 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds), All Ages
Flowers of Fire is a bi-monthly open mic night every other Wednesday at Corazon Del Pueblo. FOF showcases aspiring and established writers, poets, and those who wish to verbalize words on paper. Sometimes we forget that poetry is like throwing spells into the universe and the energy we put out is the energy we receive. We invite you to come listen and if inspired enough, participate.
http://www.facebook.com/events/501073949952446/
http://youtu.be/YcDLVBYL7k4

Reveal #3: East Hollywood Community Dance Party @ Virgil, Silverlake – $5, 21+
The monthly Reveal! at The Virgil, with free champagne, special guests, a midnight dance performance and all profits going to the LA Gay & Lesbian Youth Center. Hosted by Yellow Alex & The Feelings.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-music-discovery-yellow-alex-the-feelings/
http://youtu.be/VxnitD1ygtQ

Discotan @ Footsies, Highland Park – Free, 21+
A Kaleidoscope of Wondrous Sounds from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay. Spring fever is in the air so join us next Wednesday May 8 for a reckless blooming of funky sounds from the Discostan universe: Glamorous Bollywood burners,  Algerian rai, Lebanese pop, Ethio jazz, Balkan brass madness, Arabic breaks and dabke, Bhangra, Turkish funk, Kwaito and afrobeat. Meet us on the dancefloor for a mind-bending voyage of musical cross-pollination and hot-footed dancing. Stay tuned for a night of sonic delights like no other. As always, free and easy.
http://www.facebook.com/events/373012999483816/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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/

The Dustbowl Revival Residency @ The Mint – $8-10, All Ages (Tom’s Pick)
This blues, gypsy & swing band is a ton of fun! Catch their May residency with a different theme each week! If you’re a swing dancer, come shag! We are very happy to invite you to The Dustbowl Revival’s first ever residency. For FIVE Wednesdays in the merry month of May we will be presenting a full evening of Americana, roots, blues, swing, folk, gypsy jazz and a good dose of old fashioned rock n’ roll at our favorite place to jam – THE MINT. Each night will have a theme and we hope you’ll spread the word and come dance with us across the month. Here goes! May 8 —> NOLA Swing Dance Apocalypse w/ The Overstreets New Orleans Jazz Band (ONOJB), California Feetwarmers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/457641784321727/
http://themintla.com/show.cfm?id=96225
http://youtu.be/MTJ3gGfv4Ys

Wonderfox May residency @ Los Globos, Silverlake – $5, 21+
Ladies and gentleman, we will also have the Wondershots!! for $4 bucks only! made with an international drink…from Colombia! This plus amazing bands? you can’t miss it 😉 Wonderfox is playing a residency at Los Globos in MAY
http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/238047-wonderfox-los-angeles/
http://youtu.be/AbNMrSQ42RI

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 5/9

Sonic Tonic for the Soul @ House of Blues, West Hollywood – $10, 21+
Lots of great LA indie bands playing. Two rooms of stellar music:
Foundation Room Lounge:
8:15pm Ilza Rosario http://www.ilzamusic.com/
8:45pm Brad Standley http://bradstandley.com/
9:15pm Head Lite View https://www.facebook.com/pages/Head-Lite-View/121648181851
10:15pm The Black Baron http://loseinstein.com/
11:15pm Stevie Starlight http://www.reverbnation.com/steviestarlight
Parish Room:
8:15pm Kings & Queens http://www.wearekingsandqueens.com/
9:15pm Shine Blackhawk https://www.facebook.com/shineblackhawk
10:15pm Stereotype http://stereotypemusic.bandcamp.com/
11:15pm The Small Hours https://www.facebook.com/smallhours
http://www.facebook.com/events/454402351310421/

The World Before Her  @ Various theaters
Moving between the transformative action of a boot camp in Bombay for beauty pageant contestants and Durgha Vahini, a right-wing military camp for young women, director Nisha Pahuja places the faces and voices of young Indian women at the center of her provocative film. It is only showing in LA on Thu 5/9 and Sat 5/11 at this time at these theaters:
Laemmle Monica, Lammele Noho 7, Lammele Claremont, Lammele Pasadena, Lammele Encino Town Center.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/g-dog-opens-docurama-film-festival-on-april-22-7-films-in-7-weeks/
http://youtu.be/j21b1r13hbE

Art Unleashed @ The Lexington, Downtown – Free, All Ages
My friend Miss Sunny Z will be spinning at this event at the monthly Downtown LA Art Walk. Come take in the art and atmosphere of this months ART UNLEASHED!!! Soak up the creative vibes of Downtown LA Artwalk, then mosy on over to The Lexington to hear the sounds of talented musical artists and DJ’s. Drink, Dance, Laugh, Love, LIVE!!!!  Musical Artists: Sasha Stern, Aiyo, Mimi Vitale w/ T-Scales on the keyz. Visual Artist: Zarian Hadley. On the Turntables: Miss Sunny Z spinning bust-ya-head-open-beats on the turn tables all night long!  $3 Rolling Rocks, $7 Vanilla Martini’s!!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/249592028511890/

GROOVEBEAT GOES ARTWALK ☸ DIA DE LAS MADRES ☸ AN ALL FEMALE THEME ART SHOW ☸ BECAUSE YOU GIVE BIRTH TO SHINING STARS ☸ @ The Mezz, Downtown – Free, 21+
ART WALK SHOW & AFTER ARTWALK HOURS. ✯✯ FEATURING ✯✯ ★★ ROSIE LOVE ★★ (TEKNOLOGIK LA)★★ LIZ LAROU ★★❖❖❖❖❖❖❖ Visual Art & Photography by LILIAM JIMENEZ ★★ Liliam Jimenez was born and raised in Mexico. She has been working for over 20 years in a Non-profit Organization which working with indigenous people. ★★ MIA CABRERA ★★ dfrnt is the pairing of two married artists collaborating on art under a single name. ★★ TATYANA KARLOVA ★★ Born in 1987 in Ust`- Kamenogorsk located in Eastern Kazakhstan, Tanya Karlova is a painter whose work focuses on the psychological affects of conflict and dissonance within the human condition. And many more talented artists!
http://www.facebook.com/events/187047014752991/


Artwalk May web

Dirty Projectors & Wildcat! Wildcat! @ Royce Hall, UCLA – Free for UCLA students, $20, All Ages
http://campuseventsblog.com/event/concert-dirty-projectors-wildcat-wildcat/
http://youtu.be/YMPF6lpM0XM
http://youtu.be/A4NIA6s8Wk8

Kate Nash @ Observatory, Orange County – $15, All Ages
Kate’s show in LA is sold out but you can still get a ticket to her OC show!
http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/kate-nash
http://youtu.be/LZVkNcaOV9w

The Record Company @ Memphis Cafe, Orange County – 21+
They’ve got a new tour, new video and free EP! See them tonight in OC!
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/the-record-company-tour-new-video-and-free-ep-download/
http://youtu.be/LbEiXOw18rs

Taste of Anaheim @ Garden Walk, Orange County – $35-45, All Ages
http://tasteofanaheim365.com/

Monthly:

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

Midnite Stand @ Basement Lounge, Long Beach – $5, 21+
The Midnite Stand is a monthly music showcase for Independent talent local, national, worldwide..

Weekly:

Fowler Out Loud @ Fowler Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
Ravindra Deo returns to Fowler Out Loud for a solo concert on the Indian tabla, plus special guest appearances throughout the evening. Don’t miss this enchanting performance of Indian classical music.
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/fowler-out-loud-ravindra-deo-and-friends

Independent Visions: Saigon USA @ CSULA – Free, All Ages
A documentary portrait about struggles over identity and politics, Saigon U.S.A. explores Vietnamese American life in Southern California’s Little Saigon. Directed by Lindsey Jang and Robert C. Winn, 2003, 56 minutes.
http://www.calstatelausu.org/events/sp1365619084/2013/5/9/independent-visions-saigon-usa
http://youtu.be/0uB0pjs0CV0

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’s FAMILY NIGHT at AFRO FUNKE’!!That means put on your dancing shoes, wear comfortable clothing and get ready to dance the night away to some of the best DJs anywhere! Special live guests including Oneko Arika on percussion direct from Kenya plus dancers always drop in so you never know who might be performing!
http://www.facebook.com/events/489696987770556/

Good Company @ Broadway Bar, Downtown – Free, 21+
A weekly event that coincides with the Downtown LA Art Walk this week.
http://www.facebook.com/events/470128443042875/

Beat Cinema @ Hip Kitty Jazz, Claremont – $5, 21+
LIQUID GEOMETRY TAKEOVER/GARY KRISHNA ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!! – s p e c i a l g u e s t s – GARY KRISHNA (Leeds, UK) – Liquid Geometry/Tomorrow People, LOWE FREQ (Leeds, UK) – Liquid Geometry/Tomorrow People, SLEEVE (San Diego) – Liquid Geometry, MASTAH SYPHE (Los Angeles) – Liquid Geometry
http://www.facebook.com/events/466554993421436/

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FRI 5/10

Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic @ The Autry, Griffith Park – All Ages
Explore how a growing Jewish community settled, prospered, and helped shape the economy, politics, and culture of a city—and how the diversity and dynamism of Los Angeles have transformed the local Jewish community for the past 160 years. This groundbreaking exhibition is the story of neighborhoods like Boyle Heights and Fairfax, people like Billy Wilder, Max Factor, and Frank Gehry, and lynchpin industries like the movies and suburban land development. See how Jews helped change the region by recruiting the Brooklyn Dodgers, inventing the Barbie doll, and joining other Angelenos in electing the city’s first African American mayor. Featuring more than 150 stories, documents, objects, and images of family, community, and society, Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic highlights how the history of Jews in Los Angeles is at once familiar—one of the many in the cultural mosaic of the city—and unique. Runs thru January 5, 2014.
http://theautry.org/exhibitions/jews-in-the-los-angeles-mosaic

Mexican Dubweiser release party @ Viper Room, West Hollywood – $10 adv, $15 , 21+
Mexican Dubwiser USA Record Release Party ft guest musicians, with members of FAITH NO MORE, KINKY
MCs Artwork Jamal + Rocky Dawuni + many more surprises!!!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/153223911516790/
http://viperroom.com/?page_id=1103
http://youtu.be/wDiqgePaO8c

Bixel Boys @ Privy Studios, Westlake – Free, 21+
http://www.facebook.com/events/413364005428119/
http://youtu.be/ud5nBiEB99E

Honey Noire @ Genghis Cohen, West Hollywood – $8 with free EP download, All Ages
Honey Noir is a new electro-soul band in LA and returns with a show of new songs at one of our favorite LA venues on Friday May 10. We play one set at 7:30 sharp, so come early and have a drink with us at 7, then enjoy the show and stay for the delicious food at Genghis Cohen. Tickets available in advance via TicketWeb. Cover is only $8 and anyone buying advance tickets gets a link to a free download of our 4 song EP, a $4 value! To hear a preview of our music, and to hear the fantastic remix that Aaron Byrd of KCRW created for us, check out www.honeynoir.com
http://www.facebook.com/events/153297881514048/
http://soundcloud.com/honeynoir-1/ep

Young Women Filmmakers from Mexico—Special Screening Organized with AMBULANTE @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free w RSVP, All Ages
AMBULANTE, a non-profit organization established in 2005 by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz, supports and promotes documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. The program includes a selection of award-winning films by young women filmmakers from Mexico, followed by conversations with some of the directors. This special film program, which celebrates the newly reinstalled Latin American art galleries at LACMA, is hosted by AMBULANTE, the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, and the Latin American art department at LACMA. Runs thru Sat 5/11. Screening these two films on FRI:

El General
tells the story of one of Mexico’s most controversial figures, Plutarco Elías Calles—alternately known as “The General,” “Nun-Burner” and “The Dictator”—as told by director Natalie Almada, his granddaughter. The film is both a journey into Almada’s family history, and an intimate portrait of Mexico a century after the Revolution of 1910, touching on the socio-economic injustice that has prevailed for the duration.
http://www.lacma.org/event/el-general

The lodging house owned by Rosa Carbajal at the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City hides an intimate and passionate story. Twenty years ago, Rosa met Jorge Riosse, a charismatic young tenant who became her closest friend. But after his sudden death, a darker portrait emerged. The film is a profound sketch of two lonely characters whose lives become strongly and strangely entwined.
http://www.lacma.org/event/intimidades-de-shakespeare-and-v%C3%ADctor-hugo

The Closer Look: Recent Czech Cinema @ UCLA – $10/film, All Ages
With a formidable filmmaking tradition that belies its size, the Czech Republic has long been recognized internationally for innovative contributions to cinema. Join us for this robust selection of influential and emerging voices in Czech cinema. Runs thru June 3. Flower Buds shows on Fri 5/10.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/recent-czech-cinema-at-ucla-may-10-june-3/
http://youtu.be/1uLfOlAtmn4

WHAM! BANG! POW!: The Retro Edition @ The Vex, El Serano – $5, Kids free, All Ages
REMEMBER WHEN BATMAN HAD A BLUE MASK and CAPE?
REMEMBER WHEN SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS WERE RAD?
REMEMBER WHEN BARBARELLA WASN’T JUST THE NAME OF SOME STRIPPER AT JUMBO’S?
REMEMBER ACTUALLY READING COMICS… FOR THE STORIES?
WELL…WE DO! Join Us For a Night Inspired By the Classics as the Artists put their spin on your Favorite RETRO:
♥ B MOVIES
♥ SUPER HERO CARTOONS
♥ COMIC BOOKS
♥ SCIENCE FICTION / TV SHOWS
http://www.facebook.com/events/169319916550710/

East Los All Day Punk Fest @ East Los Angeles – $5, All Ages
http://www.facebook.com/events/101115630093059/

Starship 69: Bassinvasion of Los Angeles @ Downtown – $18, 18+
A Sci-Fi costumed themed UV glow rave. Of course Kate Crash would be playing there — she’s my outrageous secret idol.
http://youtu.be/rx_11idp2oI

The Big Bass All Star Variety Show @ King King Hollywood – $15-20, 21+
Come join The Good Vibe for the season’s mega-funkiest tag team line up! We’re super pumped for this one!! We have the return of Fort Knox Five’s Jon H joined by Thunderball. As well as Shambhala / Vancouver funk masters The Funk Hunters. And the Good Vibe debut of Smalltown DJ’s! So get ready for a funkin’ good time. The Good Vibe’s own Winnebago will be starting the night off. The night will also feature live music by We Were Indians and live Painting by Dave Zaboski.
http://www.facebook.com/events/555733701133716/

GRN + GLD @ Avalon Bar, Orange County – Free, 21+
My friend DJ Gingee is guest spinning here…if you wanna dance in OC, come out!
http://www.facebook.com/events/246930472111602/
http://soundcloud.com/beatcinema1/beat-cinema-podcast-vol-5

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/

Jazz @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free, All Ages
Pianist and composer Greg Reitan is the leader of an award-winning trio that placed second in the 1996 Hennessy Jazz Search in New York. Reitan was also a finalist in the 1995 Great American Jazz Piano Competition and the recipient of the inaugural 2002 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. In 2000, he joined forces with prominent record producer Orrin Keepnews (Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk) to work on projects, including his latest release, Antibes.
http://www.lacma.org/event/greg-reitan-0

Off the Wall with El Haru Kuroi @ Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice – Free, 21+
One of my favorite LA bands is playing and its one of their birthdays so come out!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Haru-Kuroi/92679546139
http://townhousevenice.com/#/the-del-monte-speakeasy/4543944984
http://youtu.be/5ffoQOhyKZU

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SAT 5/11

Little Brooklyn Bridge Festival @ Various locations
The Little Brooklyn Bridge Festival brings together three Brooklyn-based bands and two L.A./Brooklyn hybrid bands for a series of L.A. concerts from May 11-14.  Showcasing the best parlor rock that Brooklyn has to offer, as well as the influences of Brooklyn on L.A. bands, each group offers a unique musical experience, united by a common thread: intimate yet theatrical songs with dark, expressive lyrics, intense harmonies, and a hint of gypsy wildness (also, ukuleles). Sat May 11: Sweet Soubrette at The Roxy, $10, 21+
http://littlebrooklynbridge.tumblr.com/

Passages closing reception @ Tropico de Nopal, Filipinotown – Free, All Ages
Please join this Saturday May 11th and help us to celebrate and close our first exhibition of the year. This exhibition features new collages and drawings by artists MICHAEL “puede” HERNANDEZ and PAVEL ACEVEDO. Despite the difference in style and medium, there are many common themes explored in Hernandez and Acevedo’s work. The most important commonality lies in the fact that both artists confront the quintessentials of the human condition: identity, migration, isolation, and rebirth. Fragments of familiar narratives are experienced in new ways when Hernandez and Acevedo’s work are juxtaposed.
http://www.facebook.com/events/155342667977917/

The Lupe Ontiveros Scholarship – Fundraiser & Variety Show @ Casa 0101, Boyle Heights – $20, 21+
CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present, for one night only, The Lupe Ontiveros Scholarship – Fundraiser & Variety Show. Josefina Lopez invites you to bring all your girlfriends for a perfect Girls Night Out!  Featuring music, comedy and cocktails.  A fundraiser and benefit for The Lupe Ontiveros Scholarship Fund. Featuring Latina performers, comediennes, and singers – including the debut of the all-girl singing trio, No Regrets.  All funds will go towards the Lupe Ontiveros scholarship fund – to be awarded to a deserving Latina pursuing theater from the LA County High School for the Arts. 21+ only (because it’s a naughty show and there will be tequila!)
http://casa0101.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=356&Itemid=225
http://www.facebook.com/events/632757936737858/?ref=2

Unique LA Spring Show @ California Market Center – $10, Kids Free, All Ages
The largest independent design show in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA’s economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast. The products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA so you’re putting your dollars right back into our economy and local community! With fun for everyone plan to spend the day with us…runs thru Sun 5/12
http://stateofunique.com/unique-la/

West Coast BBQ Classic @ Queen Mary, Long Beach – $10-20, All Ages
Grill masters from around the country will gather at Queen Mary’s Waterfront Events Park to compete for the title of West Coast’s BEST BBQ. Let your taste buds rage over which barbecue style is king. Prefer Memphis to Texas or savory to sweet? You be the judge at the 2nd Annual West Coast BBQ Classic.
http://www.queenmary.com/bbq/

Sunset Beach Art Festival @ Sunset Beach, Orange County – Free, All Ages
The Sunset Beach Art Festival is held each year on Mother’s Day weekend. This is the 46th annual festival. You’ll see live entertainment at the center and a juried art exhibit in the gallery. Over 150 artists and craft persons will display their wares. It’s a  great place to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Shopping, music, food, and fun will be on the agenda if you attend the Sunset Beach Art Festival. Runs Sat 5/11 and Sun 5/12.
http://www.sunsetbeachartfestival.org
http://youtu.be/VMdhhrQPmr4

Tour of Long Beach 2013 @ Long Beach Arena – Family Fun Ride free, Other rides $49+, All Ages
You’re invited to one of the premiere bicycle fundraising events on the West Coast as the Tour of Long Beach returns on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Bring the entire family for a day of fun and see for yourself how Long Beach is the most bicycle friendly city in the U.S.! Join in the fun by participating in the Tour of Long Beach’s 5-mile Family Fun Ride, or a picturesque 31 or 62-mile course on the bike paths and streets of Long Beach or the 100-mile Cruz Gran Fondo which loops through Long Beach then heads south down the Southern California Coast through Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. All paths lead to a full-day bike festival with live entertainment, food, craft beer garden and much more cycling and family-focused fun. Proceeds will support pediatric cancer research at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Make it a family ride day with rides for all levels and meetup at the Festival after the ride of your choice!
http://www.touroflongbeach.com/

Young Women Filmmakers from Mexico—Special Screening Organized with AMBULANTE @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free w RSVP, All Ages
AMBULANTE, a non-profit organization established in 2005 by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz, supports and promotes documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. The program includes a selection of award-winning films by young women filmmakers from Mexico, followed by conversations with some of the directors. This special film program, which celebrates the newly reinstalled Latin American art galleries at LACMA, is hosted by AMBULANTE, the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, and the Latin American art department at LACMA. Screening these two films on SAT:
https://www.lacma.org/series/young-woman-filmmakers-mexico

Five families walk through the jungles of El Salvador for several days; they arrive in their village to find nothing left. The characters—farm laborers from a guerrilla town—struggle to resume living amidst the nightmares and wounds inflicted by civil war. They begin to organize themselves, collecting the remains of the dead, sowing the soil and looking after their animals. Forced to give up their weapons, they commit to the memory of what has happened.
http://www.lacma.org/event/el-lugar-m%C3%A1s-peque%C3%B1o

Mi Vida Dentro tells the story of Rosa, who, at the age of 17, migrated illegally from Mexico to Austin, Texas. In January 2003, she was detained for suspected murder, and then put on trial more than eighteen months later. The film provides powerful insight into the life of Mexican immigrants in the United States through one woman’s struggles in the judicial system.
http://www.lacma.org/event/mi-vida-dentro

Teen Event: After Dark @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free with middle and high school IDs
Join this special party just for teens. See the special exhibitions Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and The Broad Art Foundation, Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It, and  Metropolis II and dance under the stars to DJs from ArTES High School.
http://www.lacma.org/event/after-dark

The Closer Look: Recent Czech Cinema @ UCLA – $10/film, All Ages
With a formidable filmmaking tradition that belies its size, the Czech Republic has long been recognized internationally for innovative contributions to cinema. Join us for this robust selection of influential and emerging voices in Czech cinema. Runs thru June 3. 2 films showing on Sat 5/11: Gypsy and Made in Ash.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/recent-czech-cinema-at-ucla-may-10-june-3/
http://youtu.be/vI6st84a8dw
http://youtu.be/3qnt_v-Q02E

The Lions @ Amoeba Hollywood – Free, All Ages
Inspired by reggae, sound system culture and the myriad of musical styles influenced by Jamaican music old and new, The Lions’ sound is firmly placed in soul music. Their new album, This Generation, is out now on Stones Throw.
http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-2589/

Zee Avi @ The Echo, Echo Park – $12-14, All Ages (Tom’s Pick)
One of my favorite artists! Zee Avi is just 23 but she’s an old soul. A huge talent in a petite frame bringing a universal message from the unlikely birthplace of Borneo, an ancient island east of Malaysia which remains an untouched, natural paradise, an apt description of her songs.
http://www.theecho.com/event/251603-zee-avi-los-angeles/
http://youtu.be/yWcJUDLgSCA

Soren Bryce @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – $10, 21+
16yo Soren Bryce from Texas spends half the year in LA pursuing her passion of music – come check her out!
http://www.facebook.com/events/114351972096707/
http://youtu.be/mhJ-sqwpF74

Sweet Honey in the Rock @ Pepperdine University, Malibu – $25-45, All Ages (Tom’s Pick)
This internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated a cappella ensemble is a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, DC, as well as in communities of conscience around the world.
http://arts.pepperdine.edu/performances/sweet-honey-in-the-rock.htm
http://youtu.be/vtIO7y8TTZ8

Marina & the Diamonds @ Shrine Expo – $25, All Ages
Due to overwhelming demand from her soldout show at the Troubadour, they’ve added this show.
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004A56E936895B
http://youtu.be/vKNcuTWzTVw

New Filmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival @ AT&T Center, Downtown – $6/film, All Ages
1st Annual film festivals of films made by tomorrow’s talented filmmakers today!
http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/programs/2013/nfmla-may11.html

Cinespia Outdoor Film: The Third Man @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary – $12, All Ages
http://cinespia.ticketfly.com/event/262809-third-man-los-angeles/

Grunion Fish-tival @ Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro – $5 adults, $1 seniors, students, kids, All Ages
Come join us for a night of fishy fun and celebrate southern California’s very own Grunion fish! Hatch grunion eggs, learn how to make grunion origami, participate in grunion arts and crafts, watch a classic grunion video, interact with grunion researchers, touch live tidepool animals and see the many fish and other live animals in the Aquarium. Don’t miss your chance to test your GQ (Grunion Quotient), or guess what’s in the Mystery Box! After participating in fun grunion activities, everyone will head to the beach to observe these enchanting fish. During the month of May grunion may be observed, but not captured. Warm clothing is recommended.
http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/events-news/events-details.asp?id=926

Sleep with the Fishes art exhibit @ Rothick Art Haus, Orange County – Free, All Ages
Splendor Device debuts “Sleep with the Fishes” a nautical themed art extravaganza involving mermaids, siren and everything under the sea. Live painter and a Sea Siren model, our candy strippers will be hawking salt water taffy, plus our signature cocktail crafted for this specific show. PLUS the quarterly Art Crawl Experience will also be going on so this show HAS to start extra early so you all can get your fill of art, music, food and crafts.
http://www.facebook.com/events/466468270093304/

Zombie Fashion Show & Creature Art Exhibit @ Alexandria Hotel, Downtown – $5 b4 830pm, $10, 21+
http://www.facebook.com/events/490945747623099/
http://vimeo.com/52109159

OC Pride Silent Auction & Reception @ Location upon RSVP, Orange County – $10-15, All Age
http://www.prideoc.com/#!silent-auction/coer

Long Beach Comic Expo @ Long Beach Convention Center – $15, All Ages
http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/

International Children’s Film Festival @ REDCAT, Downtown – $5/film, All Ages
With three weekends of acclaimed, international short-film programs, the beloved festival returns to delight movie-goers big and small. This global tour of charming, funny and poignant films —hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan, among others—is an awe-inspiring journey for the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts, and a very special Nickelodeon Family Fun Day! Runs over 3 weekends thru Sun, May 19.
http://www.redcat.org/event/redcat-international-childrens-film-festival-2013

GlowRush 5K @ Downtown – $50-80, All Ages
The GlowRush is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt and a whole lotta fun glowing in the dark!!  Teams of two persons or more are given an envelope containing a list of twelve clues. Upon solving them , teams head out to checkpoints around town completing challenges, riddles, and puzzles while laughing all the way for 2-4 hours.
http://www.glowrush.com/#!los-angeles/c1imn

The World Before Her  @ Various theaters
Moving between the transformative action of a boot camp in Bombay for beauty pageant contestants and Durgha Vahini, a right-wing military camp for young women, director Nisha Pahuja places the faces and voices of young Indian women at the center of her provocative film. It is only showing in LA on Thu 5/9 and Sat 5/11 at this time at these theaters:
Laemmle Monica, Lammele Noho 7, Lammele Claremont, Lammele Pasadena, Lammele Encino Town Center.
https://enclavela.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/g-dog-opens-docurama-film-festival-on-april-22-7-films-in-7-weeks/
http://youtu.be/j21b1r13hbE

Monthly:

Barrio Funky: Buyepongo @ Grand Star Jazz, Chinatown – $5 b4 1030pm, $10, 21+
Buyepongo is a LIVE and vibrant polyrhythmic sound that seamlessly fuse Afro beats which include (but are not limited to)merengue, punta,and cumbia. Creating what is now being referenced as the “Buye Beat”. With deep roots in South and Central America, Buyepongo draw heavily from the Latino musical culture. Taking their cues from traditional “roots” music of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Buyepongo create a very vibrant polyrhythmic sound by seamlessly fusing merengue, punta, and cumbia. The group’s pulse and power is built around the drum and guacharaca (pronounced: wah cha rah ca) giving them an upbeat tropical flare.
http://www.facebook.com/events/531284466923214/
http://vimeo.com/57665406

Silverlake Art, Craft and Vintage – Free, All Ages
This market is just in time for Mothers Day. Grab Mom a super cute indie gift this year at the last minute! 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!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/108721189306884/

Target Free Family Saturday: Picture This! @ Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo – Free, All Ages
Celebrate the openings of American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal and Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter at this very fun and educational Target Day!
http://www.janm.org/events/familyfestivals/

Pomona Art Walk @ Downtown Pomona – Free, All Ages
Every month on the 2nd and last Saturday the ArtWalk brings big crowds to the streets. Over 3 dozen galleries host artist receptions for their latest exhibits.  Many shops, studios and restaurants open late.  There is no better way to get a feel for the lively community that hundreds of artists have built here.  Experience the diverse array of top quality art work, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography and more.  It’s FREE.  Bring your friends and family!
http://www.downtownpomona.org/

Magic Garden: Soundpaint @ Airliner – $5, 21+
https://www.facebook.com/events/449476598462998/

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

Planet Rock with Canyon Cody and Circle Up @ The Virgil Silverlake – Free, 21+
My favorite weekly Saturday dance spot where Canyon Cody from Subsuelo spins with Captain Planet. On the other side of The Virgil, is Circle Up, roots and soul from around the world.
http://www.facebook.com/events/361346213985402/

Bassxx @ Seventy 7 Lounge, Culver City – Free, 21+
My other favorite Saturday dance spot, on the Westside, is hosted by my friend DJ Potira who keeps the bass pumpin’ with her all female crew!
http://www.facebook.com/bassxxcrew

Funky Sole @ The Echo, Echo Park – Free b4 11pm, $5, 21+

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SUN 5/12 – Mother’s Day!

Guilty By Association VII, Jazz & Whisky Society. Mum’s Day Edition @ The Association, Downtown – Free, 21+
Oh the joys of celebrating motherhood. They raised you right, thus we suggest you raise a glass and express your gratitude via your most mischievous mannerisms at GBA Session Seven. Naturally, we wish to honor these ladies by inviting them into our secretive celebration, so after brunch and a day about town, keep the evening young by dropping in. Some of you may be in dire need of a cocktail after all.  Jazz for Mom’s Sake! Enjoy the sounds from our resident players The Umoja Jazz Quintet.
http://www.facebook.com/events/292586020876583/

Little Brooklyn Bridge Festival @ Various locations
The Little Brooklyn Bridge Festival brings together three Brooklyn-based bands and two L.A./Brooklyn hybrid bands for a series of L.A. concerts from May 11-14.  Showcasing the best parlor rock that Brooklyn has to offer, as well as the influences of Brooklyn on L.A. bands, each group offers a unique musical experience, united by a common thread: intimate yet theatrical songs with dark, expressive lyrics, intense harmonies, and a hint of gypsy wildness (also, ukuleles). Sun May 12: Whale Fall + Kotorino + Peach & Knife + Charming Disaster at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 6pm – $7, All Ages
http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/whale-fall-kotorino-peach-knife-charming-disaster-concert/?instance_id=581

Mother’s Day events: Kids in the Courtyard: Dress up Mom in Your Love & Zhena Folk Chorus @ Fowler Museum, UCLA – Free, All Ages
A special Mother’s Day program! Whether you call her majka, mama, mom, maminka, anya or another name entirely, this is a great day to show her you care. Visit Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers to marvel at the way generations of mothers shared textile traditions with their children. Then decorate a reusable bag for your mother or a special female relative before an interactive performance by the Zhena Folk Chorus at 3 pm.
http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/kids-courtyard-dress-mom-your-love

A Celebration of Possibility: An Experience to Inspire and Broaden the World View of the Next Generation @ Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo – Free w RSVP, All Ages
Join us for a film screening of Éclair: For Our Future, For Children, an inspiring conversation on the possibilities for tomorrow, and a Mother’s Day brunch. RSVP early, seating is limited.
http://www.janm.org/events/film/

International Children’s Film Festival @ REDCAT, Downtown – $5/film, All Ages
With three weekends of acclaimed, international short-film programs, the beloved festival returns to delight movie-goers big and small. This global tour of charming, funny and poignant films —hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan, among others—is an awe-inspiring journey for the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts, and a very special Nickelodeon Family Fun Day! Runs over 3 weekends thru Sun, May 19.
http://www.redcat.org/event/redcat-international-childrens-film-festival-2013

Monthly:

soundShoppe @ CFAER, Eagle Rock – Free, All Ages
Most of the sound performers playing live now have never played together. The ones who have improvised together have done so only within the limited context of a specific performance. soundShoppe offers a means by which sound artists can hangout on a regular basis and informally explore their medium together. soundShoppe offers experienced sound musicians an opportunity experiment with different instrumentations and approaches and play outside of their comfort zone. soundShoppe also presents the opportunity for novice sound artists to interact with more experienced ones. soundShoppe @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock is a monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. We will provide tables and chairs. Bring your own audio cables, power cords, multiple boxes, and amplification. There will be a small PA
http://sassas.org/soundshoppe/

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! A great LA Brasilian band Os Zagueiros will be playing for a special Mother’s Day night so bring out Mom and the whole family!
http://www.facebook.com/events/536171899754130

Sundays Live @ LACMA, Miracle Mile – Free, All Ages
http://www.lacma.org/programs/music/sundays-live

Dim Mak Sundays @ Hollywood – Free b4 11pm w RSVP, 21+
DIM MAK SUNDAYS PRESENTS: Treasure Fingers, Thee Mike B & DJ Metric!
FREE before 11pm w/ RSVP: dimmakevents.com
http://www.facebook.com/events/537657016255861/

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