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

THU 10/24

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.

Unity Observance @ Chinese American Museum – 6:30PM-8:30PM, Free w RSVP, All Ages
In Los Angeles on October 24, 1871, a mob of 500 local vigilantes publicly lynched and shot to death 18 Chinese men and boys in one of the most deadly incidents of racial violence ever recorded in the American West.  In the late 1800s and 1900s, anti-Chinese sentiment spread across the America and outbreaks of violence were recorded in Washington, Wyoming and Mexico against the Chinese. The Chinese American Museum will host a discussion on October 24, 2013 to mark the 142nd year of the Chinese Massacre.  The event will feature a short film from film-maker Valerie Soe and a discussion from Dr. Robert Romero.  The Honorable Mike Eng will close the evening. Event is open to the public. Please reserve your seat by emailing

Narco Cultura @ USC School of Cinematic Arts – 7PM, Free w RSVP, 18+
We recently saw this at LALIFF and it was a very hard to watch film — Not for the squeamish. To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs, and violence. From war photographer Shaul Schwarz comes NARCO CULTURA, an explosive look at the drug cartels’ pop culture influence on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War.

ECNO + Maria Del Pilar + animato @ Bootleg – 8PM doors, $10, 21+
El Conjunto Nueva Ola con Maria Del Pilar y animato!

the road weeps, the well runs dry Preview Night @ LATC – 8PM, $10-15, 13+
Surviving centuries of slavery, revolts and The Trail of Tears, a community of self-proclaimed Freedmen (Black Seminoles and people of mixed origins) incorporate the first all-black U.S. town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. The very foundations of the town are rocked when the new religion and the old way come head to head and their former enslavers arrive to imprison them while the leader of the Freedmen makes use of his brilliant, ‘burning’ immortality. Written in gorgeously cadenced language, utilizing elements of black folklore and daring humor, the road weeps, the well runs dry merges the myth, folklore and history of the Black Seminole people. The Seminole Photo Exhibit, curated by Tiffani Bowers of the California African American Museum, is open for viewing in the LATC Gallery before all performances.

KARA MACK – Official Album Release Party @ AFRO FUNKE’!  @ Zanzibar, Santa Monica – 9PM, $7-10, 21+
My talented friend Kara Mack is having her album release party at the weekly Afro Funke’! Kara, singer/songwriter/dancer, is a refreshing, energetic blend of Southern Soul and West African rhythms, backed by an amazing band.

Andree Belle @ Nic’s Beverly Hills – 9PM, Free, 21+
Our talented friend Andree Belle performs every THURSDAY night with the incomparable Molly Miller on guitar, John Paul Maramba on bass and Tamir Barzilay on drums. Soul MUSIC, amazing food and drinks, and you! Come celebrate!


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