Central Avenue Book Festival @ African American Firefighter Museum – 12pm-5pm, Free, All Ages
Celebrate the written word and experience a gathering of new and popular authors, exhibitors, vendors, book-signings, discussions, food, wine-tasting and vendors!
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
International Reggae All Stars Reunion @ Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach – 3PM-7PM, All Ages
It’s been a whole year and we’re doing it again! Please help me celebrate my birthday with a reunion of the International Reggae All-Stars! You’ll recognize Tony Chin, Rock Deadrick and Bruno Coon original members of the all-stars who play most Sundays at Fully Fullwood’s LIVE Reggae Sundays. Grammy award winner Larry Fulcher (Smokey Robinson, The Wailers, Third World and currently with Taj Mahal/Phantom Blues Band) is flying in to join Larry Dent (Bruce Hornsby, Big Youth, Barry Manilow, Junior Marvin), Peter Dobson (The Crusaders, The Soul Train Band, The Wailers, Phantom Blues Band) to round out the original band. We may even get a special appearance by Jack Miller!
the road weeps, the well runs dry Opening Weekend @ LATC – 3PM, $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.
Celebrating All Scorpios Fundraiser @ 675 S. Central Ave 90021 – 4PM-9PM, $10 ENTRY, $25 includes food/drinks, 18+
Calling all Scorpios and music lovers in LA!! Spend an afternoon on the rooftop in beautiful downtown Los Angeles as we will be honoring all the lovely SCORPIOS! Live performance by THE POTENTIALS, Kat and the Rilkeys, and Louis Hale! DJ’s: Jeremy Sole (theLift, KCRW), Rick Wren (Hang Together), Joshua James (MFD), DJ Kerry (Rice & Beats, Hang Together) **Live Art and Silent Auction** **Halloween costumes highly encouraged*** This event is a fundraiser to help pay for medical treatment. 100% of the money from the party will go for the cause. To learn more about where your money is going, check out www.gofundme.com/dahliaferlito
3rd Annual “Brown & Out Theater Festival” @ CASA 0101, Boyle Heights – 5PM, $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.
Northwest @ USC School of Cinematic Arts – 6PM, Free w RSVP, 18+
Nordvest is one of the most impoverished multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen. Living here with his mother, younger brother and little sister is 18-year-old Casper, who struggles to make ends meet based on selling stolen goods to one of the neighborhood pack leaders. When organized crime hits Nordvest, the hierarchy of the neighborhood shifts and Casper is offered a chance to climb the ranks. Soon he’s hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution and as things escalate his childhood playground becomes a battlefield. Consequently Casper finds himself and his family dead center in a conflict that threatens to destroy them.
SpectreFest: Halley @ Cinefamily – 7:30PM, $12, All Ages
How’s this for a zombie movie? This fantastic Mexican arthouse indie dives deep into the emotional abyss, as it discovers a brand-new meaning for the phrase “the living dead.” A recently deceased health club security guard awakens to discover that, while the customers are building their bodies, his is rapidly decaying. Moving through his second life in ashamed denial, Beto must repair his his own rot, while fending off the advances of a female employer desperate to drag him back into the land of the living. Director Sebastian Hofmann has a lot more on his mind than making a zombie movie, as he bends genre tropes into wide arcs to offer what might be the most sympathetic filmic portrayal of the undead in recent memory. – See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest/#halley