Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural Events October 7 – 13

SUN 10/13

Dia De Los Muertos Art & Music Festival @ Historic Uptown Whittier – 10am-5pm, Free, All Ages
Oct 13th mexico68 afrobeat orchestra playing in Uptown Whittier for their Dia De Los Muertos Festival at 4pm.

Nowhere in Los Angeles can you find the most innovative, experimental, contemporary artists at work in one place. This October at the Brewery Artwalk, The Brewery Arts Complex is pleased to feature some of the most pioneering artists in the Los Angeles area. Resident artists have been experimenting with 3D printing, Immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design, new media, computer and digital art, performance art as well as painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass works, printmaking and street art.

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.
One of the many great films showing is the documentary Justice for my Sister, which is having their official LA premiere at the festival at 2:30PM:

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.

Alice Russell @ Glass House, Pomona – 7PM, $17, All Ages
I’ve seen her twice and this queen of soul puts on a breath-taking, sweat-inducing show…a can’t miss!

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