14th Annual Polish Film Festival @ Laemmle NoHo – All Ages
The Polish Film Festival Los Angeles is organized by the Polish American Film Society, a 501c3 organization formed to educate and inform the public about Polish culture, Polish films and the country of Poland generally. The organization’s largest event is the annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles. The goal of the Polish Film Festival is to promote Polish cinema in America.
6th Annual Bel-Air Film Festival @ Hammer Museum and UCLA – All Ages
The Bel Air Film Festival (BAFF), was founded in 2008 by Melody Storm. The annual festival is an annual event held throughout Bel-Air and greater Los Angeles which promotes the appreciation and knowledge of film. BAFF strives to recognize top industry leaders, and fosters the development of up-and-coming filmmakers and their craft.
Wednesday Forró Classes @ Tropico de Nopal, Filipinotown – 7pm, $10, All Ages
Forró is a traditional music and partner dance from the northeast of Brazil which has different rhythms such as xaxado, baião, and xote going from very fast to slow beat allowing all tastes to pick their favorite. Andrea Lopasso e Fabio Santana (Forró in LA) have been performing and teaching Forró since they moved to Los Angeles last year. They have been dancing and teaching forró for the last 13 years in Brazil and are part of the Forró Movement taking shape now also outside of Brazil and catching a huge momentum in Europe and other parts of the world. They are very enthusiast to also include Los Angeles in this fun and contagious movement of the Brazilian culture. Dancing forró is a lot of fun and a wonderful way to keep Summer alive. Classes are starting this Wednesday 07/31 and will happen every Wed for the rest of the summer. All levels are welcome!!! $10/class
Oysters & Jazz: Raquel Rodriguez & The Big Guys @ Perch LA, Downtown – 7pm-10pm, Free, 21+
Every Wednesday, come listen to soul diva Raquel Rodriquez and her band, The Big Guys, play unplugged at the Perch rooftop lounge in downtown. LA native Raquel Rodriquez is a fast rising star and has not wasted any time since graduating from the prestigious Hamilton High School Academy of Music and USC Thornton School of Music. Raquel and her 7-piece band have been performing all over LA and her first album was just released this past June. So come grab a drink and enjoy her sultry sounds in this intimate space overlooking the gorgeous downtown nightscape while you still can.
Discotan @ Footies, Highland Park – 10PM, Free, 21+
Shimmering, simmering sounds from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay. This month, we bring you the sinuous music of Novi Malshevski Zurli, a duo of zurla players and a tapan player, piercing our ears and hearts with double-reed ecstasy in the keys of the Silk Road. Join us for a celebration of sound, east to west, south over north, from all across the Discostan universe.