Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural Events November 12 – 19

WED 11/13

LA Skins Fest @ Regal Live – Free, All Ages
The LA SKINS FEST, presented by NBCUniversal and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, takes place Wednesday November 13th through Sunday November 17th, 2013 at REGAL CINEMAS LA LIVE. The LA SKINS FEST celebrates it’s annual festival of artistic excellence in Native American cinema. Now taking RSVPs for all events, screenings, and our inaugural award show on the closing night. As always the LA SKINS FEST has no admission fee.

Red Nation Film Festival @ NoHo Arts District – All Ages
The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema, is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while establishing relations between the American Indian community and the entertainment industry. The Festival theme, “Red is Green” serves to expand the boundaries of how American Indians have typically been defined in our cultural and to also inspire audiences with the sacred personal relationship to Mother Earth that our tribes have kept alive.

L.A SKINS FEST Native American Sketch Comedy Showcase @ iO West – 1pm and 7:30pm, Free w RSVP, 21+
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Featuring THE SKINS SKETCH SHOWCASE Presented by FOX Audience Strategy. In partnership with United American Indian Involvement, Torres Martinez Tribal TANF, and iO WEST. In 2013, we are launching the SKINS COMEDY SKETCH SHOWCASE. The showcase is designed to highlight talented Native American actors who want to further their careers and desire more exposure at the network and studio level. RSVP REQUIRED at Please specify event, date and time. 21 and UP ONLY. No admission Fee. Rsvp available. Please e-mail:

Legalize Street Vending Fandango Workshops @ Casa del Mexicano – 4-7PM, 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

Doccupy Film Series presents: Food Security & GMOs @ Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice – 7pm-10pm, Free, All Ages
This month Occupy Venice follows up their last topic, Water, with an expose on Food. Specifically we will examine the American food system since the ‘Green’ revolution and expose the deeds of Monsanto, the largest proponent of GMOs. While most civilized countries in the world are banning GMOs, the USA is lagging behind in even labeling them. Local Expert, David King, will speak on the topic. As director of the Venice Learning Garden he is acutely aware of this issue and the solutions we citizens have to combat it. Our new location is really special and we are excited to be there. The Electric Lodge is a solar powered performance space and the premiere arts venue in Venice. We will once again have delicious free food, organically sourced. Please arrive by 7:00pm to eat. Our menu will feature Pan-Asian cuisine.
As always donations welcome for this free event and community service

Wednesday Forró Classes @ Tropico de Nopal, Filipinotown – 7pm, $10, All Ages
Forró is a traditional music and partner dance from the northeast of Brazil which has different rhythms such as xaxado, baião, and xote going from very fast to slow beat allowing all tastes to pick their favorite. Andrea Lopasso e Fabio Santana (Forró in LA) have been performing and teaching Forró since they moved to Los Angeles last year. They have been dancing and teaching forró for the last 13 years in Brazil and are part of the Forró Movement taking shape now also outside of Brazil and catching a huge momentum in Europe and other parts of the world. They are very enthusiast to also include Los Angeles in this fun and contagious movement of the Brazilian culture. Dancing forró is a lot of fun and a wonderful way to keep Summer alive. Classes are starting this Wednesday 07/31 and will happen every Wed for the rest of the summer. All levels are welcome!!! $10/class

Oysters & Jazz: Raquel Rodriguez & The Big Guys @ Perch LA, Downtown – 7pm-10pm, Free, 21+
Every Wednesday, come listen to soul diva Raquel Rodriquez and her band, The Big Guys, play unplugged at the Perch rooftop lounge in downtown. LA native Raquel Rodriquez is a fast rising star and has not wasted any time since graduating from the prestigious Hamilton High School Academy of Music and USC Thornton School of Music. Raquel and her 7-piece band have been performing all over LA and her first album was just released this past June. So come grab a drink and enjoy her sultry sounds in this intimate space overlooking the gorgeous downtown nightscape while you still can.

Dub Club: Mad Professor @ The Echo – 9pm, $10 adv/b4 10pm, $15, 21+
We are excited to welcome back to our stage the Guyanese/UK Dub legend Mad Professor! His many many Dub albums on his own Ariwa label are staples in any reggae collection and his live mixing sessions are always mind melting. He will be joined by MCs General Levy and Joe Ariwa. This is gonna be a good one! Also on the the bill is SF based Dub Gabriel whose recent album Raggabass Resistance blazes a trajectory to the furthest reaches of dubstep, dancehall and beyond. Plus , special guests Mr Williamz and Green Lion crew will be ding a set! Our friends Hit + Run will be in the house also doing live screenprinting of unique T-Shirts. And of course resident DJs Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony will be on the turntables as well alongside Jah Faith, Ras Benjy, Chicho, Woes, and maybe some special guests on the mic?…..advance tickets are $10 from, it’s $15 at the door, $10 before 10pm. Hope to see YOUR face in the place!

COLECTIVO f/ Canyon Cody & Kid Gusto @ Broadway Bar – 10pm-2am, Free, 21+
The first in a series of nights celebrating the common ancestry of Afro Latin rhythms from around the globe and featuring the finest DJ’s from the Global Beat scene in Los Angeles. Cumbia, Salsa, Moombahton, House, Dubwise, Latin Boom Bap, & more all blended to perfection. With very special guests Canyon Cody aka Canyonazo of the Subsuelo Crew and KidGusto of True Grooves Records and Bennett on Wednesday November 13th. FORTHCOMING – Wednesday November 27th we’re back with DJ Gozar of the Subsuelo Crew and Danny Massure of Spring Strut Recordings for a Thanksgiving Getdown of massive portions. It’ll leave you wanting seconds.

DISCOSTAN * Music from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay @ Footsies Bar – 10pm, Free, 21+
Shimmering, simmering sounds from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay. Join us for a celebration of sound, east to west, south over north, from all across the DISCOSTAN universe: Bollywood burners, Lebanese pop, Ethiopian rockers, Bhangra, Balkan brass madness, Arabic breaks and dabke, Persian ballads, Turkish funk, Kwaito and afrobeat with RESIDENT SELECTORS: Aruna Irani (Sublime Frequencies), Gomez Comes Alive (Radio Sombra/Espacio 1839), Alky Holovic, Ají


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