Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural events August 5-11

weekly list

What’s on tap for this lovely week? Tuesday, I’m not missing Las Cafeteras’ premiere party for the Luna Lovers video. Wednesday is the start of a new Brazilian night in the South Bay along with dance & percussion classes. There’s also weekly Brazilian forro classes at Tropico de Nopal and a dance team will perform the dance at the monthly Eclectica at Eastside Luv.

Thursday is one of those nights when there’s a bizillion great events, featuring great international acts all booked on the same night in different venues far from each other. Why, organizers, why?!?! Tortured, I’ll have to choose between Bombino at Santa Monica Pier, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at the Skirball Cultural Center and The Garifuna Collective at the Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park. You can’t go wrong with any of those stellar talents but since I’ve seen 2 of them multiple times, I’m catching The Garifuna Collective. Let’s not forget Subsuelo is playing a free, all-ages outdoor show at Grand Park and then bringing their global bass dance party to the West Side at the RG Club. Somehow, I will also squeeze in Atropolis at Afro Funke’.

Friday, my awesome friends from Tropicali, Brasil Baile Funk, Subsuelo & Sweet Beats are joining forces for MUVUCA at Bootleg Theatre, bringing people together for a special night of tropical beats, dancing and art. Don’t miss it! I’m going to be so thoroughly exhausted after Thursday and Friday, I’m not even thinking about the weekend…but there’s plenty happening and you can’t go wrong.

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 a song from The Garifuna Collective’s new album.

MON 8/5     TUE 8/6     WED 8/7     THU 8/8     FRI 8/9     SAT 8/10     SUN 8/11

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