Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural Events September 30 – October 6

FRI 10/4

Hollywood Black Film Festival @ Montalban Theater, Hollywood – 11AM, All Ages
The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), dubbed “The Black Sundance,” is an annual celebration of black cinema drawing together established and rising filmmakers, popular film and television stars, writers, industry executives, emerging artists and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world, with great films like American Beat Boxer.
http://www.hbff.org/festival-schedule/

RAJ13 Festival @ Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley – 12PM, $45-150, All Ages
More than an alternative music festival, RAJ 13 will bring together performers from Urban Contemporary, Roots, World Music, R&B Soul, Spoken Word, Kirtan, Dance, Yoga and Jazz genres in a backdrop of leading edge speakers, gourmet  “whole“ food trucks, sustainable product vendors, the healing arts and overnight camping. 3 days, 3 stages… Entertainment for the whole family in the arts for transformation, music for the soul and food for thought!
http://www.rajfestival.com/

JusticeJam @ La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 – 5-8pm, $25-$250, All Ages
Community Lawyers, Inc. invites you to attend our 5th Annual Justice Jam, “Celebrating Our Tradition of Advocacy”, Friday, October 4, 2013, at La Plaza De Cultura y Artes.  We are celebrating eight years of CLI working to promote access to affordable legal services for low and moderate income individuals. Proceeds from “Celebrating Our Tradition of Advocacy” fundraiser will support the organization’s weekly legal clinics, summer internship program, as well allow CLI to expand its programming. Additionally, it will help support CLAC and CLI’s Law Student Internship Program which is organized in conjunction with Community Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.
http://www.community-lawyers.org/justicejam

The Renaissance of Mexican Film and Soft Power @ USC – 7pm, Free w RSVP, 18+
Amores Perros (2000) and Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) sparked a Renaissance in Mexican cinema and set in motion the careers of a new generation of Mexican filmmakers – directors, actors, screenwriters – that Hollywood has embraced. With the global image of Mexico seemingly dominated by drug wars and economic migrants, the popularity of the new Mexican Cinema creates an alternate narrative. Mexican cinema has become a new and powerful tool of Mexican “soft power” in international affairs. The language of film can build understanding across borders and cultures. The Renaissance of Mexican Film and Soft Power event will expose USC students to the work of the new generation of Mexican filmmakers and the vision of public diplomacy experts and academics.
http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=13738
http://youtu.be/nRn86BMjTew

German Currents Film Festival Opening Night: Measuring the World @ Egyptian Theater, Hollywood – 7:30PM, $12, All Ages
American audiences have been treated to an amazing spectrum of German films over the years. The past decade has been no exception. Having won two Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film and having been nominated six times in the last ten years is proof that German films are a force on the international film scene. The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles is delighted that German Currents: Festival of German Film is back for the seventh annual showcase at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/german-currents-2013-festival-of-german-film

Radar LA Festival 2013 @ Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 – 7:30pm-11pm, $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.
7:30pm Roger Guenveur Smith: Rodney King
http://www.redcat.org/event/roger-guenveur-smith-rodney-king
9pm Luis Alfaro: St. Jude
http://www.redcat.org/event/luis-alfaro

Noite Brasileira de MPB (Popular Brazilian Music Night) @ Southbay Dance Center – 9pm,$5, All Ages
Noite Brasileira de MPB (Popular Brazilian Music Night)
at Southbay Dance Center has moved to Friday nights! Come enjoy the Brazilian summer sounds of samba, pop, rock and bossa nova in the Southbay with Erock dos Santos and Sabor Gostoso band, Casa do Samba Bateria drumming group and Joany Macias and the LA Samba Dancers! For those who want to learn samba and percussion, there will be classes starting at 8pm for $10 too.
http://la.remezcla.com/2013/latin/noite-brasilera-de-mpb-southbay-dance-center-la-party/

theLIFT (LA) & KCRW present an evening with PETER KRUDER (VIENNA) @ 333 LIVE – 10PM-3AM, $20 adv, $25 door, 21+
very special opening set set by LA’s own JIMMY MAHERAS & BAS ELGHARIB (PLASTIC LOVE/CULPRIT). theLIFT co-creators/residents: JEREMY SOLE (KCRW / AFRO FUNKÉ – LA) and WISEACRE (LOUIE and CHAN – LA / NYC) our fearless ringleader: JONATHAN RUDNICK. not many electronic music producers have influenced and delighted djs, dancers and listeners as much as KRUDER & DORFMEISTER. no hard sell needed here…. we are so fortunate to have one half of this legendary duo for one night in LA!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1411914689022308/

MELI MELO EVENTS @ Monsoon Cafe, Santa Monica – 10PM, $10, 21+
Don’t miss this MELI MELO EVENT, actors, celebrities and producers of CAMERA D’AFRIQUE will attend.
https://www.facebook.com/events/537462633000937

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