“It’s Better to Jump” Directors’ Screening, Palestinian stories of Akka @ Harmony Gold Theatre, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90046 – 7PM, $6-$25, All Ages
A Celebration of Palestinian Culture presents a directors’ screening of It’s Better to Jump, a new documentary about the ancient walled city of Akka (aka Acre) in northern Israel, inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha’i. Akka’s history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs. As Akka undergoes harsh economic pressures and vast social change, the present-day situation is causing Arab families to leave the places where they have grown roots for dozens of generations and shaped a rich culture for over a thousand years. This film focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home. Following the screening, co-directors Patrick Stewart, Gina M. Angelone and Mouna Stewart appear live in conversation at the Harmony Gold Theatre. Part of A Celebration of Palestinian Culture Sep. 30-Oct. 6.
Sounds of Peace: 60 Years of ROK-USA Alliance @ Ford Amphitheater, Hollywood – 7:30PM, All Ages
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korea-USA Alliance, some of Korea’s most talented dancers, musicians and singers will take the audience on a spectacular journey that will stir senses and sentiments. Duksoo Kim and Sooksun Ahn will perform traditional Korean arts; Yonggel Kim will perform modern ballet; and Zia Shin and Haeran Hong will perform classical music.
Radar LA Festival 2013: Luis Alfaro: St. Jude @ Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 – 8pm, $15+, All Ages
This is the last week of Radar LA Festival, featuring some of the world’s most influential performing ensembles alongside innovative Los Angeles artists in a vibrant theatrical festival. Highway 99 becomes an emotionally charged memory lane for writer/performer Luis Alfaro when his father has a stroke, compelling him to revisit the Central Valley of his childhood. As the family gathers around the ailing patriarch, the artist, activist and MacArthur Fellow (Electricidad, Oedipus el Rey), conjures up memories of his youth (complete with an old-school slide show): from picking grapes to gospel-infused tent revivals, family holidays to running away from home at 16. Directed by Robert Egan, St. Jude is—in Alfaro’s words—“going from ‘what I am’ to ‘who I was.’ ” And it’s a remarkable journey rich with laughter, pathos and surprising revelations.
PLUSH private RELEASE PARTY – with Kate Crash, Nick Launay, Catherine Hardwicke, & Ming Vauz @ Los Globos, Silverlake – 8PM-11PM, Free w RSVP, 21+
We love glam rock diva Kate Crash who will be doing a performance reading from her novel along with a special screening of Plush director Catherine Hardwickes music videos, a listening party with Nick Launay, and Ming Vauz will be dj’ing, all to celebrate the release of Plush film. There will be a costume contest for the best “fucked up rock star look” Drinks, Food, Surprises.
All Scene Eye presents TOY BOMBS! LUNA IS HONEY! STONEFEATHER! HOBART W FINK! @ The Virgil, Silverlake – 8:30PM, Free, 21+
The undulating, many armed entity known as All Scene Eye has coagulated once more atop a local edifice of comfort – THE VIRGIL – and we announce to you our NEW MONTHLY flagship event featuring dancers, poetry, tarot, live artists, screenprinting and more… FREE with HAPPY HOUR DRINK PRICES ALL NIGHT!! ($5 cocktails instead of $10!) FREE FREE FREE —- — EVERY FIRST TUESDAY !!!!! —- at THE VIRGIL starting Oct 1 !!
OUT OF SITE @ King Eddy Saloon, 131 E 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90013 – 10PM, Free, 21+
FIELDWORK: we collaborate with people we believe in to create site-specific experiences for the local, common good. OUT OF SITE: a space to highlight groups/orgs/businesses in a creative blend of productivity and leisure. For our first edition of OUT OF SITE we will feature SUSTAINABLE ARTS L.A., an independent arts education program providing intentional and ultra-imaginative curriculum for the young and old. Sounds by SANTANA ( TruthSeekers Radio 90.7 KPFK) and RANI D (Circle Up, Soul in the Park).