Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events July 15-21

weekly list

Another hot sunny July week! Here are the week’s highlights I recommend: Subsuelo on Wednesday. Thursday is all about the Westside with Meshell Ndegeocello and The Record Company at the Santa Monica Pier and then Afro Funke has a great band L’Esprit d’Afrique having their album release party. Friday, I’m going to start in the downtown area with lots to choose from: Red Baraat and La Chamba at FIGat7th, Mucca Pazza and Fanfare Ciocărlia at Grand Performances and Dustbowl Revival nearby at MacArthur Park and end the night at my friend’s new night Sólido Sessions in Hollywood featuring Bayonics. Saturday is totally ridiculous…just too many great events! Sunday, there is only one place to be for me and that is ArtDontSleep’s Celebration of Fela at the Mayan! As always, I like ending my Sundays in Long Beach where DJ Potira spins Brazilian Baile Funk and you can get your bunda-shaking workouts on with the free dance lesson there every week! Also, it’s the last week of the Outfest LGBT film festival and the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles so catch some great films if you can!

Don’t forget there are tons of free summer concerts and activities each week, so check out the full schedule of summer goodness here:

This week’s list is always a work-in-progress (still many more events I have to post when I get back to the computer, as well as new ones I learn about as the week goes along!). So keep checking back! Do you have an LA hidden treasure or great cause people should know about? Let me know!

Have a great week, Angelenos…will leave you with this infectious salsa song by TradiSón from Havana, Cuba who will be playing at MOLAA in Long Beach this Sunday.

MON 7/15 TUE 7/16 WED 7/17 THU 7/18 FRI 7/19 SAT 7/20 SUN 7/21



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