Guadalajara International Film Festival @ Egyptian Theater, Hollywood – 11:00am, $9/film, All Ages
This year marks the 3rd annual FICG in LA, a feature film showcase presenting the best of Mexican and Ibero-American cinema from the Guadalajara International Film Festival. FICG in LA is a joint cultural endeavor created through a partnership between the Guadalajara International Film Festival, The University of Guadalajara, the University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA, and the Consulate General of Mexico. All proceeds from this event will be donated to help the recent flood victims in Mexico.
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
FANDANGO OBON With Quetzal & More! @ JACCC Noguchi Plaza, Little Tokyo – 1pm-3pm, Free, All Ages
Fandango is a participatory music and dance tradition from Veracruz, Mexico. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist tradition of music and circle dances in remembrance of ancestors. Both of these flourishing cultural expressions create community. Both will come together in collaboration with Quetzal Flores, Martha Gonzalez, Nobuko Miyamoto and you! Learn more and participate in the conversation. Can a musical dialogue open cultural borders between diverse Angeleno communities? Can ritual circle dance help us imagine a new vision for Los Angeles? Check back here for updates on workshops leading up to November 3—more are on the way!
re:love park series @ Elysian Park – 1pm-9pm, Free, All Ages
re:love is a demonstration of the positive energy created when music, dance & dynamic social interaction are in harmony. We welcome you to dance & frolic with us once a month atop of a hill at Angels Point – surrounded by the natural beauty of LA’s Elysian Park. Enjoy sweeping views of LA while deejays play House, deep Disco, Soul classics & rare grooves until sunset …
World Premiere of Amnesty International’s ¡RELEASED! THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERTS @ Aero Theater, Santa Monica – 3:00pm, $7-$11, All Ages
Join us for the World Premiere of ¡RELEASED! THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERTS, a new concert film of highlights distilled from the legendary Amnesty International concerts 1986-1998, including stirring performances and unique collaborations by Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Police, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Alanis Morissette, and many more. Discussion follows with The Police band members Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland and ¡RELEASED! producer Martin Lewis (co-creator/producer of Amnesty’s “Secret Policeman’s Ball” series).
Syndromes, LIVE w/ J.ROCC & The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble @ The Mayan, Downtown – 7pm, $20, 21+
In 1996, J.ROCC released a mix tape called Syndromes. We didn’t come across it until 2001, but once we did it forever changed our lives. ArtDontSleep has been profoundly influenced by The Funky President of the Beat Junkie collective known as J.ROCC. Fast forward to 2013 and we thought it would be amazing to bring this mix tape experience to live by one of our favorite arranger composers today, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Miguel is one of the few people on planet Earth that can take a masterpiece like syndromes, a piece that is non conventional in nature, and elevate it to the next level. Bear witness to one of the freshest concerts happening in all of 2013. Something so unique and original that we actually don’t have a precedent to show you as an example.
Doors to Russian Cinema 2013: Soulless / The Game of Truth @ Aero Theater, Santa Monica – 7:30pm, $7-$11, All Ages
Soulless: Maks (Golden Eagle award winner Danila Kozlovsky) is a wealthy young manager in a big company; penthouses, 5-star restaurants and BMWs are routine for him. But that routine is shaken up completely when he meets a student named Yulya (Mariya Andreeva) and he realizes how inconsistent his life is. The Game of Truth: Longtime buddies Mark, Gennedy and Anatoly gather in the latter’s apartment for drinking and reminiscing. But tonight there is also a female guest – Maya, whom all three had been fond of 20 years ago. As it’s a slightly awkward reunion, they play a “game of truth” to break the ice; the revelations that follow range from the hilarious to the heart-breaking.