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

THU 11/14

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.

AFI Film Fest @ Hollywood – Free, All Ages
AFI FEST presented by Audi showcases films by master and emerging filmmakers. AFI FEST 2013 takes place November 7-14 in Hollywood, California.

Native Roots & Seeds of Change: Dialogues on 520 Years of Indigenous Resistance and Persistence @ UCLA – 6pm-9pm, Free, All Ages
Brothers and Sisters, Compañeras and compañeros, Tongva Peoples, Residents of Los Angeles, STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, Faculty, and Staff of UCLA: You are invited to attend “Native Roots and Seeds of Change: Dialogues on 520 years of Indigenous Resistance and Persistence”. Location: UCLA. Day One: November 14th @ Math Sciences 4000a 6-9 pm
Film Screening “Peace and Dignity Journeys” and Discussion. Day One opens with a film screening, followed by a discussion with various collaborators, supporters, and organizers of The Peace and Dignity Journeys Ceremony, an intercontinental ceremonial prayer run that connects indigenous people from Alaska to Argentina.

Downtown LA Art Walk @ Downtown – 6pm-10pm, Free, All Ages
We are excited about this month’s Art Walk.  Featured in the Art Walk Lounge, Los Angeles based fine artist Caryl Levy will be displaying her most recent work titled, “The Vestment Series” from her collection of Monotypes. Her body of work explores the layering of inherited artifacts with deep statements on war and heroism.” These stunning large pieces are an exploration of the monotype process. Who else you will see: Painted Brain:  Works on amplifying the voice and empowering the community of those living with mental health issues while developing community and promoting acceptance through art groups and educational programming.  Come meet their team at the Art Walk lounge! More info:

2nd UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival: A Busca @ UCLA – 6:30pm, Free, All Ages
Theo is a successful doctor in the wealthy suburbs of São Paulo. Having always placed his job before his family, he is a failure as both a father and husband. But when his 15-year-old son disappears, selling all of his belongings and leaving town on a newly acquired black stallion, Theo goes to great lengths not only to find his son, but to rediscover himself. Rambling through the São Paulo nightscape, from shiny new suburbs to shantytown slums, first-time director Luciano Moura makes every peregrination and random encounter a fresh adventure in this quirky crowd pleaser produced by City of God director Fernando Meirelles and headlined by Brazilian screen superstar Wagner Moura.

Big Freedia @ The Echoplex – 8:30pm, $14-16, 18+
Big Freedia (pronounced “Free-da”) is the undisputed “Queen Diva” of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town of New Orleans. Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city’s street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed “Sissies” (a locally used name for biological men with varied and ambiguous sexual identities) that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes.

ALIKA – Reggae Sensation from Argentina – LIVE @ Afro Funke’! @ Zanzibar – 9pm, $10, 21+
Alika en vivo en Santa Monica, CA. – 14 de Noviembre 2013 adelantando temas del nuevo album MI PALABRA MI ALMA. Afro Funke’ welcomes ALIKA – direct from Argentina!! DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW! Alika gained recognition as a fiercely conscious voice emanating from Latin America, writing direct lyrics of respect, dignity and selfconfidence, while also recounting common issues found in many of the third world “barrios” of Latin America. Her charisma and presence on stage have allowed her to take her show to festivals, theaters, clubs, schools, hospitals and even prisions in different cities arround the world—including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States of America. France, Spain and Andorra.— marking a truly amazing career for someone who to this day remains an independent artist.  Alika’s 5th album was a collaborative effort with world-reknown dub producer Mad Professor. The 2009 album, entitled ¨Mad Professor meets Alika¨, was entirely produced by the genius of dub himself.

Frigüey Live  @ Los Globos – 9pm, $10, 21+
Directamente desde El Salvador, America Central. En su gira por USA We Love El Salvador Tour 2013. With Special Guest: Overeasy and Krooked Treez


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