Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural Events October 21 – 27

MON 10/21

Malalai Joya National Speaking Tour @ Cal State Fullerton – 10AM-12PM, 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.

Legalize Street Vending Fandango Workshops @ Casa del Mexicano – 5-8PM, Free, All Ages
The Legalize Street Vending campaign invites you to participate in Fandango Workshops. Learn poetry, music and dance known as the Fandango from Veracruz, México. Aimed at supporting the Legalize Street Vending campaign, Master Jarocho musician César Castro will teach the composition of new verses, jarana, zapateado and singing. The project will culminate in a series of processions through the streets of Boyle Heights and finally with a Fandango celebration. Instruments will be provided, No previous musical experience required, Family friendly. FREE From September 23, 2013 to Novemeber 23, 2013 on Mondays from 5-8pm and Wednesdays from 4-7pm. For more info please contact Quetzal Flores

Cameras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa @ LMU Campus – 7:30PM, Free, All Ages
Over 20 fiction and nonfiction films will offer students and general audiences a rare look at the wealth of cinematic talent that has emerged from West Africa in the last 50 years. Long a Francophone section of the African continent, the films generated from directors as varied as the Senegalese artists Ousmane Sembène to the Diop family–director Djibril Diop Mambéty, his composer brother Wasis and Wasis’ daughter, Mati–and Mali’s Souleymane Cissé wrestle with the cultural imperialism of Europe, while observing the traditions that shaped West Africa. Featuring appearances by directors, panels and a series of four free community screenings on the LMU campus and LACMA.

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.

Spirit Vine October Residency @ The Satellite, Silverlake – 9PM, Free, 21+
We are celebrating the release of our record ASCENDER under Manimal Vinyl with friends and special guests. Brace yourselves, this month will be quite the spectacle.

School Night @ Bardot, Hollywood – 9PM, 18+ $10, 21+ Free
My favorite place on Monday nights for live music is School Night hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas. Really looking forward to seeing The Pack AD from Canada but Becky Black, the vocalist/guitarist, was injured at Culture Collide over the weekend.


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