Caricabela Carnival Parade, Fun Walk & Family Festival @ Sepulveda and La Tijera to Westchester Park – 11AM -7PM, Festival is Free, 5K walk requires registration, All Ages
The largest Caribbean Carnival festival in LA is also hosting a fun 5K walk for the 1st time and they encourage you to do it in festive costumes!
Green Festival @ LA Mart – 11AM-5PM, $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.
Gold Fever – Special Screening @ Art Theater of Long Beach – 12PM-2PM, Free, All Ages
Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Goldcorp Inc to a remote Guatemalan village. Caught in the cross-hairs of a global frenzy for gold, Diodora, Crisanta and Gregoria resist the threat to their ancestral lands in the face of grave consequences. Winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about the destructive and exploitative impacts of transnational mining. We will be joining a global screening campaign. This movie is also being screened in cities across the UK, Spain, Germany, India, Australia, Canada and many more.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros present Big Top @ Los Angeles State Historic Park – $50 for 12PM Family Matinee, $60 for 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. Our favorite, Las Cafeteras, performs at the 8pm evening show!
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.
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. Just one of the many great films showing:
Ethio Cali Plays Mulatu of Ethiopia Live @ Blue Whale, Little Tokyo – 8PM, $10, 21+
Todd M. Simon’s Ethio Cali invites you to the blue whale this Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 8pm to its performance of the entire 1972 classic ‘Mulatu of Ethiopia’ by iconic Ethio Jazz composer and musician Mulatu Astatke. The concert features saxophonist Justo Almario, one of the original musicians on the album as well as an introduction by musicologist/producer DJ Carlos Niño. The band features Todd M. Simon, Randal Fisher, Alan Mark Lightner on vibraphones, Damon Aaron, Patrick Bailey, Steve Haney, Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney, Mark Cross, Dexter Story and is co-curated by Sonny Abegaze.
BODEGA SEASON FINALE w/the LEGEND CUT CHEMIST @ Senor Fish, Little Tokyo – 8PM, Free, 21+
IT’S FINALLY HERE, OUR LAST PARTY of season 4! We have a super huge guest joining us to say goodbye: CUT CHEMIST (JURASSIC 5) !!! CUT’s been on our Bodega wish list for some time so we’re more than stoked to welcome him to the fiesta. In addition to our finale, we’re also celebrating Dj Melaaza’s birthday. We can’t wait to see everyone for the last time at Bodega until the next one in 2014!
PACHUCO BOOGIE SUNDAYS @ Eastside Luv Bar, Boyle Heights – 8PM, Free, 21+
Ladies & Gentlemen, Chucos Y Chucas by popular demand Eastside Luv wine bar y QueSo, Your Host El Barrio Dandy Vintage ,DJ El Chuco Niko Koya, La OG Chuca DJ SweetSue Diamond from East Los are honored to bring you a Very Special Night of OG East Side Barrio Sounds of the past! From Pachuco Boogie, Swing, to Vintage Latin Sounds of Mambo and Rumbas to the Chicano Soul Y Oldies of yesteryear! **WE WANT TO INFORM THAT TELEMUNDO/NBC WILL BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT. THEY ARE PRODUCING A NATIONAL STORY ON THE HISTORY OF PACHUCOS Y PACHUCAS AND THE NEW EVOLVED PACHUCO OF THE SOUTH WEST Y LOS ANGELITOS.