Green Festival @ LA Mart – 10AM-6PM, $10-32, All Ages
Along with classic program favorites – Green Business, Fair Trade, Community Action and more – Green Festival introduces brand new, hands-on programming including the Good Food Stage, DIY Demos, Exhibitor Demos and two fabulous eco-fashion shows. Learn by doing as you gain practical skills to increase your self-sufficiency while saving your money. Discover fabulous recipes for a healthy, happy family. Be entertained by live demonstrations detailing energy upgrades, bike maintenance, homesteading and more. Support a sustainable economy and get your holiday shopping out of the way! Green Festival is the nation’s largest green marketplace for the conscious consumer. We’ve done the research for you. Every vendor displays a firm commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Taste of Soul Family Festival @ Crenshaw Blvd. – 10AM-7PM, Free, All Ages
Taste of Soul is FREE and so are all the performances! Just be sure to bring plenty of spending money for all the great FOOD and get to the stages earlier to see your favorite performers! Lots of legendary artists like Patrice Rushen and Poncho Sanchez performing on multiple stages!
L Creative Fest @ Coldwater Canyon Park – 11AM-9PM, $15 suggested donation, All Ages
L Creativo Festival 2013 – The best Independent Latin American Music and Art set in the majestic Coldwater Canyon Park – an urban forest in the heart of L.A. (The park actually IS the geographic center of the city!). An eclectic lineup of Latin artists will take the stage and present a unique mix that will push the conventional boundaries of what Latin music and art can be. Music & Art, Good Food, Nature, Activities for Children – all at L Creativo Festival all day Saturday, October 19, 2013. Quetzal Guerrero, one of our favorite artists in LA, and many other talents will perform — come support independent music!
4th Annual Dia de Los Muertos @ El Monte Valley Mall – 1PM-6PM, Free, All Ages
An artistic and cultural celebration of life, death, family, traditions, and community. ‘Arte and Altares’ DDLM Exhibition, Gallery and Altar Displays at Valley Mall Park, 60 cultural and arts and crafts vendors and facepainters, and live music performances and poetry.
Malalai Joya National Speaking Tour @ Harvey Mudd College 1:30pm and All Saints Church, Pasadena 7PM – Free, All Ages
Acclaimed Afghan human rights activist and author, Malalai Joya, returns to the US this fall for a national tour coinciding with the 12th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan.
Durga Puja Celebration Nepali Style @ Kathmandu Boutique, Santa Monica – 7PM-11PM, $20 suggested donation but no one turned away, All Ages
On Tika Day, the tenth day of Durga’s annual fall harvest festival in India, Nepal and in Hindu communities across the globe, communities gather to dance, chant, drink rice wine, and feast in celebration of the peace, justice, and harmony! Please join us for an evening of home-cooked Nepali food, Goddess teachings, Nepalese ritual, and community celebration! 50% of proceeds will go to Self-help Group for Cerebral Palsy Nepal.
Indian Film Centennial: 1913-2013 @ USC – Free w RSVP, All Ages
USC’s School of Cinematic Arts celebrates and takes the measure of Indian cinema, spanning a hundred years, multiple languages, and diverse creative and political imaginations. On October 18th and 19th, SCA will host a two day event to mark India’s film centennial with free screenings like this one, followed by Catered Reception and Dance Performance by Hindi Dance Team, USC Zeher.
17th Annual Arab Film Festival @ Harmony Gold Theater – All Ages
The Arab Film Festival is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the country. The festival has an international standing and is considered one of the most important Arab film festivals outside the Arab world. AFF strives to present the best contemporary films that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Arab world alongside realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics.
Recent Spanish Cinema XIX @ Egyptian Theater, Hollywood – All Ages
Join us for our 19th annual showcase of the most vibrant new films from Spain! Those who have followed Recent Spanish Cinema since its inception discovered a young Javier Bardem, the charms of Penélope Cruz and the pleasures of filmmakers Bigas Luna, Alejandro Amenábar, Iciar Bollaín and Alex de la Iglesia, to name a few of the talents introduced by the series. You’ll catch films plucked hot off the festival circuit, filmmakers and actors in person, and a mix of work from Spain’s most exciting new and established artists.
6th Annual Noor Film Festival @ Laemmle’s Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills – All Ages
More than 35 films from Iranian filmmakers from around the world.
LA Femme International Film Festival @ LA Live Regal, Downtown – $10/film, All Ages
LA Femme International Film Festival is a premier festival that focuses on platforming women filmmakers “by women, for everyone”. Our Festival was created in 2005, when it became apparent that there was a need to enhance women behind the camera as Directors, Producers, and Writers. LA Femme International Film Festival is “By Women for Everyone.”
Hollywood Film Festival @ ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood – $16/film, All Ages
Our mission at the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL is to bridge the gap between established Hollywood and the global creative community, while providing an avenue of discovery for emerging filmmakers. Be discovered in Hollywood.
Les Nubians @ Luckman Fine Arts – 8PM, $30+, All Ages
Grammy-nominated Les Nubians, recognized for their colorful auras, have intrigued audiences for over a decade with their inventive and glamorous “Afropean” style. Accompanied by their full band, Les Nubians will perform their latest album Nü Revoluti
Eva Ayllón: Celebrating Life, Festejando la Vida @ Royce Hall, UCLA – 8PM, $15-$65
For more than 40 years, Afro-Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón has lifted theaters to their full capacity not only in Peru—where she can fill a stadium of 30,000—but in venerable U.S. concert venues such as Carnegie Hall. After emerging in the early ‘70s, Eva immediately set a landmark by establishing herself as the leading proponent of Afro-Peruvian music. Eva’s recording career spans 20 albums including six Latin Grammy nominations.This fall, Eva will be spreading the joy of Black Peruvian music to North American audiences through her Celebrating Life, Festejando la Vida tour. In concert, Ayllón focuses on the elegant and lively genres of the coastal plains of Peru. She is known for singing the landó, the festejo, and the vals; all mestizo blends of Peru’s indigenous African and Spanish musical heritage.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros present Big Top @ Los Angeles State Historic Park – 8PM, $60, All Ages
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have dreamt up a modern day circus unlike any other. This October, the band will bring their vision to life and share a thoughtfully curated program of artists and performers with their community. Their goal is to create a uniquely interactive experience that will be enjoyed by all ages. A traditional circus tent set in the midst of Los Angeles State Historic Park will play host to performances in the round from October 17-20. Continuous entertainment and activities will transform a single location into distinct yet equally captivating environments by day and night. Guests will be encouraged to participate and make this shared vision a decidedly personal one.
Funky Sole Presents: The Boogaloo Assassins @ The Echo, Echo Park – 9PM, $5, 21+
Join us for a live performance by The BOOGALOO ASSASSINS , starting at 10:30 followed by our resident Djs Music Man Miles and Clifton James Weaver III along with Adam and Chico in the Funk Yard. The Boogaloo Assassins’ mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, the Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s modern answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Los Angeles/OC for their packed, high-energy live shows. Boogaloo Assassins long-awaited debut CD “Old Love Dies Hard” is 7 cuts of old-meets-new salsa, boogaloo, and Latin-soul. $5 dollars all night long , get there early.
VIENTO CALLEJERO W/LEAH GALLEGOS, BUYEPONGO, DJ FRESKO @ M Bar, Boyle Heights – $7 b4 10PM, $10, 21+
UNA NOCHE DE CUMBIA!! A NIGHT OF CUMBIA!! Viento Callejero with Leah Gallegos of Las Cafeteras, Buyepongo and DJ Fresko. Doesn’t get better than this in LA, cumbieros!
Draco Rosa @ The Fonda Theater, Hollywood – 9PM, $35, All Ages
After conquering his cancer diagnosis, renowned musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Draco Rosa released his highly acclaimed album, VIDA, and after making a #1 debut on the Top Latin Albums chart, he is taking his new and inspiring material on tour! Having collaborated a who’s who of Latin musicians- including Marc Anthony, Calle 13, Juanes, Ruben Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, and more- the highly anticipated tour will no doubt be a celebration of LIFE and music!
PLANET ROCK – 1 Year Anniversary BASH!!! @ The Virgil, Silverlake – 10PM, Free, 21+
Resident Deejays CHUCK WILD + CANYON CODY cordially invite you to celebrate the first b-day of their musical lovechild- PLANET ROCK. This weekly Saturday night getdown has quickly become one of the most raucous regulars on the East Side of town (or the whole city for that matter). Expect the usual shenanagans plus a lil something extra.