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

SAT 10/26

THRILL DAY LA 2013 @ Riply’s Believe it or Not Museum, Hollywood – 10:30AM – 4PM, Free, All Ages
You are cordially invited to join Thrill the World with about 10,000 zombies, 30 countries,and 200 events world-wide to the 7th annual Thrill Day, dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller simultaneously for Thriller’s 30th Anniversary! Thrill the World Los Angeles/LA Zombies will be holding our event at the official Thrill Time this year of 2pm PST at Ripleys Believe It or Not Odditorium at Hollywood and Highland, with rehearsals prior to event.

SAJE Talks @ SAJE, 152 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90007 – 1PM-5PM, $5-10, All Ages
Join the movement fighting for social justice in South Central. SAJE Talks is a fundraising event for the non-profit SAJE (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy).The event is modeled after TED Talks and each speaker will present for 10-15 minutes. There will be food, aguas frescas, and social justice art for sale.

Long Beach Zombie Walk @ Downtown Long Beach – 2PM-11PM, $15, All Ages
On October 26, the undead return to Long Beach! Join hordes of rotting revelers for the 6th annual zombie outbreak – taking over three blocks of Downtown Long Beach! We’re closing off The Pine and The Promenade to bring you an apocalyptic festival of live music, an outdoor screening of a classic zombie double-feature, horror and cult cinema vendors, zombie authors, games, exhibitors, contests, and more! Keep posted – we’re lining up some new ghoulish attractions and creepy surprises for this year’s event! Over a dozen bands – including Metalachi and The Dickies! – two George A. Romero classics, and more – all for only $15. Proceeds benefit the Long Beach Cinematheque, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema.

Noche de Ofrenda @ Grand Park – 6PM-9PM, Free, All Ages
Ancient traditions of remembrance comes to Grand Park with prayer led by the local indigenous community, Tongva, and local elder Olivia Chumacero; poetry and spoken word by Ruben “Funkahuatl” Guevera and Gloria E. Alvarez; Teatro led by Corky Dominguez; acoustic performances by local Jaraneros and youth; poetry and spoken word by Abel Salas and Jo Anna Mixpe Ley; a theatrical performance by Casa 0101’s youth theater group; an altar presentation by artist Ofelia Esparza; as well as a community offering and meditation as participants complete the community altar. Curated by Boyle Heights’ own Self Help Graphics & Art. NOCHE DE OFRENDA kicks off the celebration with 40 altars on display all week, culminating on NOV 2 with DOWNTOWN DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. ARTISTS: OFELIA ESPARZA / RUBEN “FUNKHUATL” GUEVARA / ABEL SALAS / JO ANNA “MIXPE” LEY / GLORIA E. ALVAREZ / CASA 0101

SWAAD…An Indian Food Festival @ Neighborhood Community Center, Costa Mesa – 6PM-10PM, $10-25, All Ages
The AID LA-OC chapter is excited to present our 2nd Annual Food Festival…SWAAD – A Taste of India. Come join us for an evening of Yummyyy Indian Food prepared the Organic way and Entertainment! More importantly, we would appreciate if you could volunteer with cooking showcasing your excellent culinary skills! About AID: AID-LA is a non-profit organization and all funds raised will be used to support grass-roots level development projects in India.

Dia De Los Muertos 2013 @ Olvera Street, Downtown – Free, All Ages
The Olvera Street Merchants & El Pueblo Historical Monument
present: DAY OF THE DEAD October 25 – November 3. Live Entertainment * Family Activities * Banda * Folklorico * Aztec Dance
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS NOVENARIO October 25 – November 2, 7 pm
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS October 26 – November 1, 9 am – 11 am
FIESTA DE MUERTOS October 26, October–27 and November 2, November 3, 10 am – 8 pm

Andy Allo @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – 7PM, $10, 21+

Soirée-Tabaski @ Lula Washington Theatre, 3773 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 – 8PM, $20, All Ages
The Senegalese Association of Los Angeles(SALA) will host a Soirée-Tabaski on Saturday October 26th, 2013 at 8pm at the Lula Washington Theatre. Please come take advantage of a great opportunity for the Entire Senegalese Community to get together, to unite, to exchange, and to celebrate in peace and joy. Gift distribution for children, many prizes to win with raffle tickets and live auction. Access to the Soirée is FREE for Membership-card HOLDERS and their kids(under 18). The cover-charge is $20 for Non-members.

Dorian Wood + Chamber Orchestra with Special Guest Irene Diaz @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock – 8PM, $20 adv, $25, All Ages
Singer/composer Dorian Wood performs for one night only, Saturday, October 26 at the Center For The Arts Eagle Rock, accompanied by a 17-piece chamber orchestra. On this evening, Dorian will perform a collection of doomsday-themed songs from his most recent album, Rattle Rattle, as well as newly-arranged selections from his previous releases. “A fearless artist and performer whose voice inhabits a room like a choir of ghosts” (LA Weekly), Dorian has brought his emotionally-charged performances to concert halls, museums, music venues and performance spaces throughout the US, Mexico and Europe, channeling the skill and ferocity of such auteurs as Scott Walker, Nina Simone, Nick Cave and Tom Waits. Kicking off the evening is singer-songwriter Irene Diaz, who recently stunned concertgoers at the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City.

3rd Annual “Brown & Out Theater Festival” @ CASA 0101, Boyle Heights – 8PM, $12-20, All Ages
CASA 0101 Theater is proud to present the 3rd Annual “Brown & Out Theater Festival”, a collection of 8 world premiere short plays celebrating the Latino/a LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) experience. The mission of The Brown & Out Theater Festival is to present plays written by Latino/a and LGBTQ storytellers representing the rich, diverse and ever-evolving Latino/a and LGBTQ culture. Featuring these 8 world premiere short plays: LGBTQ by Uvaldo Baltazar and Arriola Baltazar; SUNDAY BRUNCH by Rosa Maria Rodriguez; WHITTIER BLVD by Michael Patrick Spillers; LOS NOVIOS by Jaime Mayorquin; PROM by Monica Palacios; SAFE by Miguel Garcia; HAPPY AND GAY by Mary Steelsmith; CRAZY by Natalie Camunas.

the road weeps, the well runs dry Opening Weekend @ LATC – 8PM, $20-40, 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.

Bombilla Halloween Party W/ Very Be Careful @ Melody Bar & Grill, Westchester – 9PM, $10 after 10pm, 21+
Senora hide your daughter!!!! Cause the Bombilla crew decided that Halloween was not only a great excuse for braking out those six inch heals (cause you know, it goes with your costume ;)) but that Very Be Careful’s rhythmic voodoo was going to make all the naughty nurses and sexy brujas bring the dance floor back from the dead… hope that tight dress let’s you shake it and without loosing your tail, kitty cat …cause if you haven’t experienced VBC’s energy and their banging cumbias, that even Satanas thinks are bringing the heat, this is your chance to become possessed on the dance floor through their unstoppable tropical rhythms that will make your night if not your month..….So come down to the Melody Bar for a Halloween fiesta filled with all the dope people you love to party with, dressed up and ready to get down at another banging Bombilla night… with Selectors Creepy, Osmosis, and Valentin holding it down on turntables con La Salsa Pesada, Dancehall Classics, Cumbias Colombianas, Latin House, Old School Hip Hop and anything else makes you dance…Last time we had VBC it was packed, we want you inside partying with us so make it here early…

Brazilian Halloween Costume Party @ W Hollywood Hotel!! – 9PM, $15, 21+
Last year’s Halloween at the W was sold out 3 days before the event with over 1,200 people!! BRAZILIAN HALLOWEEN “HAUNTED HOTEL” COSTUME PARTY!! at the W Hollywood Hotel. 3 AREAS OF MUSIC!!

A Church Haunting In Downtown @ 615 Crocker St Downtown Los Angeles 90021 – 9PM-3AM, $10 w RSVP, $20, 21+
Saturday October 26th Come and enjoy getting spooked, and Dance your costumes off in one of downtowns oldest churches….Dare and visit the haunted house with disturbing experiences you won’t soon forget! Featuring some of LA’s Finest Dj’s + Special Guest. $20 Admission Includes Haunted House and Party. $10 with RSVP to

Nancy Arteaga’s Birthday Bash at FUNKY SOLE  w/ JUNGLE FIRE and Dj Sloe Poke and much more! @ The Echo, Echo Park – 9:30PM, 21+
(Update: Jungle Fire unable to attend but other special guests in the house!) It’ that annoying time of year agaaain MY BIRTHDAY! Hope you can all join me in celebrating life with my favorite people. I have booked some special guests this year and a couple of surprises as well ♥ Live Vibrations provided by : JUNGLE FIRE Special Guest DJ SLOE POKE along with amazing residents Music Man Miles and Clifton James Weaver III aka Soft Touch


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