Culture Collide Music Festival @ Echo Park – 5PM-1AM, $30, All Ages
FILTER Magazine‘s Culture Collide music festival is probably the most underrated music festival in all of LA — since its inception in 2010, they’ve managed to bring together an impressive and unique global lineup of indie and emerging artists each year. Their motto “The World converges in Los Angeles…no passport needed” is no exaggeration. Last year, there were 80-some bands from 25 countries over a 4 day period, all for a pittance of just $20! The price for this year’s festival from October 10-12 is $30 which is still incredible — we don’t know how they manage to fly in so many bands from all over the place for that price!
Grand Park Turns One @ Grand Park, Downtown – 7PM-10PM, Free, All Ages
Grand Park celebrates a year of countless friendships made in the heart of LA. On THURS OCT 10, Jeremy Sole of KCRW, Ethio Cali, and the international blues collaboration between Cedric Watson (USA) and Sidi Toure (Mali) join forces at the annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert, along with the most important guest – YOU! We’re especially excited to see Sidi Toure coming all the way from Mali! It’s outdoors as well as the monthly Art Walk nearby so dress warmly!
NOSFERATU Live Score Screening @ Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach – 8PM, $10, All Ages
Long Beach Cinematheque is once again proud to partner with the talented musicians of the Balboa Amusement Company Orchestra to breathe new sonic life into a silent classic – under the stars at Long Beach’s legendary Sunnyside Cemetery! Join us Thursday, October 10 for an unforgettable evening of silent cinema and live music, as we present F.W. Murnau’s terrifying 1922 German vampire classic, NOSFERATU.
UCLA European Jazz Fest @ UCLA – Free, All Ages
A cooperative celebration by EUrope of culture, arts and original American music. European sensitivity is defined, like any other, by space, time and experience. EUropean Jazz @ UCLA is an attempt to illustrate the European language of jazz, in dialogue with the freedom of expression of this indigenous American art form that has travelled and expanded throughout the world. The story is told in a European voice to the sounds of local European musical experience, reinventing and paying respect to its originators. In addition to a four-day concert series, the multidimensional festival will feature an exhibition by Croatian artist Roko Ivanda, who visualizes jazz in his work, and master classes by European musicians at UCLA.
16th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) Opening Night @ Chinese Theaters, Hollywood – All Ages
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is a five-day cinematic and social adventure held in the heart of Hollywood. The festivities begin Thursday the 10th of October with the premiere presentation of an award-winning film, followed by a gala where attendees can feast and celebrate in a joyous ambiance. Beginning the next day the Festival is in full force, presenting its collection of features, documentaries, and shorts, as well as workshops, panels and lectures. The public here has the special opportunity to interact with filmmakers in Q and A sessions following each screening. The audience is not only Latino, but multicultural, including many celebrities and industry professionals.
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.
Idan Raichel @ Royce Hall, UCLA – 8PM, $15-$75, All Ages
Idan Raichel began his musical journey by inviting collaborations from artists across generations and ethnicities—singing in languages as diverse as Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Amharic and Swahili. The resulting albums exceeded sales records in Israel, made Raichel his country’s biggest musical breakthrough, and sold more than half a million records worldwide. The Project’s blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds, coupled with a spectacular live show, captivates audiences worldwide.
Melody & Mysticism, a Night of Iranian Music and Poetry. Musical artist Sahba Motallebi and poet Sholeh Wolpé, masters of their craft, create a collaborative program highlighting the beauty of Persian music and international poetry in English, including Wolpé’s work, Tahirih, Forugh Farrokhzad and a performance of Walt Whitman’s poetry in English and Persian. They will perform together Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in an intimate evening with limited seating. If you love poetry and classical-traditional Persian music, you’ll want to attend this performance.
Living Legend Phil Ranelin pays tribute to Freddie Hubbard @ Catalina Jazz Club – 8:30PM, $20, 21+
Phil Ranelin Celebrates Childhood Friend Freddie Hubbard’s 75th Birth Year, with “Freddie’s Groove”. A Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble Memorial Tribute performance of Classic Freddie Hubbard Compositions!
AFRO FUNKE’ LIVE & FELABRATION Present w/ RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA @ Zanzibar, Santa Monica – 9PM, $7-10, 21+
This Thursday at AFRO FUNKE’ we have a VERY special live show with long time LA favorite who has not been seen here in many a moon – RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA! Please do NOT miss this opportunity to see this AMAZING live artist.Plus for all of you fans of the new Kisomba dance craze we are having a “secret” guest DJ set by DJ Guelas – get READY to DANCE!! PLUS we are celebrating the “Felabration” of what would have been Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday with a listening party for the brand new “Red Hot & Fela” CD from 9 to 10pm with CD giveaways & more! Come early!!
Andree Belle @ Nic’s Beverly Hills – 9PM, Free, 21+
Our talented friend Andree Belle performs every THURSDAY night with the incomparable Molly Miller on guitar, John Paul Maramba on bass and Tamir Barzilay on drums. Soul MUSIC, amazing food and drinks, and you! Come celebrate!