12 Encuentro de Jaraneros en Los Angeles @ La Plaza de Cultura y Artes – 12PM-12AM, Free, All Ages
12 Son Jarocho groups performing throughout the day from 12 noon to 12 midnight!
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) @ 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.
Culture Collide Music Festival @ Echo Park – 2PM, $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!
THE ROOF IS ON FIRE!!! @ 1425 E. 2nd Street Long Beach 90802 – $1 Love Donation, 4PM-10PM, All Ages
An annual tradition in Long Beach among its friendly community of music, dance and art lovers. On the rooftop, music & performances by DJ Yukicito, DJ Amar Mansoor, DJ Romeo( Yaster Marroquin), Jeane July FUNK-IN’ IT UP with her Aerobifunk Class, Master Artist Abbigale Agape McCarthy of The Painted Life will be Body & Face Painting, Lizet Madeira -Madeira Moon Tribal Belly Dance, Gato (Drums & Percussion), Daphne Carpenter Performance Art. We will be selling food and drinks to circulate funds towards: Brazil without Barriers & Guerreiros da luz.
Melissa Victoria Nebrida solo show: The Chola Series @ Mi Vida, Highland Park – 6PM-11PM, Free, All Ages
Please join me in celebrating another art show at Mi Vida Highland Park! This past May I showcased my whole body of artwork and was given the honor to host another show. I am going to present a series of paintings and drawings solely of CHOLAS; a feminine culture & style I find fascinating, interesting, edgy, and unique to LA and throughout the westcoast. You won’t want to miss this! There will be art and prints for sale. Food and beverages will be available. Music will be provided once again by the awesome IssueOne!
Tal National @ Bootleg – 8PM, $12 adv, $15, 21+
On their 1st US tour! Tal National is a band from Niamey, the capital city of Niger, West Africa’s largest nation (and one of the world’s poorest). Although they are hugely popular in their homeland where their music is heavily featured on Niger national TV, they can still be found selling their CDs on roundabouts in Niamey, since the country has no distribution system. Each year they do national tours, travelling 18,000 kilometres throughout Niger, performing shows in over forty cities. In their joyously hypnotic, highly unique contribution to West African guitar music can be heard the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes.
Quetzal Guerrero @ One Colorado, Pasadena – 8PM, Free, All Ages
At four-years-old, Quetzal “Q” Guerrero picked up the violin and hasn’t put it down since.Q’s artistry, much like his American, Mexican and Brazilian heritage, is a confluence of many cultures and genres that span American Folk, Soul, Reggae, Rock and Brazilian rhythms. A dazzling and electric performer, Quetzal has collaborated with great musicians including Macy Gray, RES, Tito Puente, Lalo Guerrero, Christian Castro, Acoustic Alchemy and Jorge Santana.
International Conference on Dance and Culture 2013 @ Beverly Hills High School – 8PM, All Ages
African Soul International will AGAIN host our annual conference in Los Angeles, October 11-13th, with an AMAZING show at Beverly Hills High School, October 12th featuring ASI and Diamano Coura! This WILL be the place to be, with workshops by Grand Masters and Legends of African Dance and Drum such as: Youssouf Koumbassa, Babacar Ndiaye, Djeneba Sako, Marietou Camara, Mareme Faye, and Moustapha Bangoura!!! Drum classes by Moussa Traore, Weedie Braimah, Pap Diouff, Malik Sow and Leon Mobley!!!! The entire weekend will be amazing! Classes, food, clothing and ALL things Africa, featuring an amazing African Marketplace!
BATALÁ LOS ANGELES Fundraising Launch Party @ Los Globos, Silverlake – 9PM, $7 adv, 21+
Batala Los Angeles debut performance! Featuring Director MARIO PALLAIS with BATALÁ LOS ANGELES PERCUSSION BAND LIVE, special guests Director ABEL DAMASCENO from BATALÁ San Francisco and the Bahian musicality of Ney Rios. Also Featuring a Remarkable Performance by VIVER BRASIL Dance Company. DJ Chris BRAZIL MIXING IT UP !!!! + GUEST DJs: MANDO FEVER (TUMBÉ) & MELAAZA. THROWING DOWN THE GOODNESS: AFRO LATIN & BRAZILIAN HOUSE | SALSA | CUMBIAS | DANCEHALL
MAGIC GARAGE PRESENTS SOUNDPAINT w/ 2MEX & More! @ The Airliner – 9PM, $5, 21+
2MEX, FAWKSIE 1, SNAGNETO, POETIK PROPHETS, residents: GINGEE NITE N DAE and EVMB. visuals: Robbie Akira Monsod. LIQUID GEOMETRY “GALACTIC REIGN” TOUR:
Eigenheimer (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Uncon Sci (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Pluto Dash (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Sleeve (San Diego, CA) + Live Art by Ard Doko (Ohrid, Netherlands). Mariko Passion & Omar Alexi Cruz. ART GALLERY BY MAGIC GARAGE ART COLLECTIVE. featured artist: CARMELO ALVAREZ (RADIOTRON). screening excerpts from POLITICS OF YOUTH CULTURE