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

FRI 11/15

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.

Joshua Tree Indigenous Film Festival – Joshua Tree – 7pm, All Ages
1st annual film festival featuring indigenous films, live music, culture and history.

Samba/Afro Dance Open House @ Te Varua Ori Tahitian Dance Company 6396 Roland street Buena Park – 7pm, $10, All Ages
My talented friend Perla is starting samba classes in OC: “I’m finally going to teach a Samba class!!! Thanks to the beautiful and talented Angela Crisan I am going to be using her studio space to start teaching Samba classes there. I will predominately be teaching Samba but will be mixing it up with other styles of dances. It’s going to be so much fun! So save the date, come learn some Samba, get a good work out, and have a blast!!! P.S. Open House = Free Class! Spread the Word!”

Go for Sisters Special Screening + Q&A @ Nuart Theatre – 7pm, $8.50-$11, All Ages
Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolanda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but time sent them down different paths. When they meet again after twenty years Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. After Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border—his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered—Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of wily but nearly blind ex-cop Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver, “Battlestar Galactica”) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers and corrupt cops. As much a story of relationships as a story of crime, Go for Sisters is a welcome return to the border for acclaimed writer/director John Sayles (Lone Star, Men With Guns, Eight Men Out). Writer/director John Sayles and actors Edward James Olmos and LisaGay Hamilton will appear in person on Friday, November 15 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show. They will also appear on Saturday, November 16 for a Q&A after the 7:00pm show.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE – LA THEATRICAL RELEASE @ Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills – 7:20pm, Sold Out, All Ages
The U.S. theatrical release of THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle Music Hall Theatre, Nov. 15-21. OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 15TH. It’s already sold out but there are also showings with special guests on Saturday November 16th: 7:20pm and Sunday November 17th: 7:20pm. Slowly but surely, blinders are being removed to reveal one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world, courtesy of one of the most important documentaries of the year. Director Liz Marshall’s progressive, consciousness raising THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is beginning an awards-season run in four major U.S. markets this fall.

Soapbox @ The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts – 7:30pm-10:30pm, $2, All Ages
East LA Rep presents Soapbox 2013. Join us for a super fun and chill evening of art, crafts and music. We ALL know someone, maybe that’s you, that does the 9 to 5 grind, but, away from work rises the true person, the painter, the fashion designer, the singer, you fill in the blank _________.  So come on by and purchase a one-of a kind and listen to their song. This year we are proud to present Soapbox at The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts.  We’ll have concessions available! Admission is $2 donation or bottle of 2 buck chuck at the door.

Arturo Sandoval @ Broad Stage – 7:30pm, $59-98, All Ages
With nine Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy under his belt, Cuban trumpeter-composer Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time. Having performed at the Oscars, the Grammys and the Billboard Awards, he now comes to the stage of The Broad with his 19-piece band. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval’s struggles and defection from Cuba inspired an HBO movie of a fearless man who surpassed his childhood dreams. Whether you are a fan of straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical music, you will hear and feel why Arturo is hailed as one of the most brilliant musicians of our time.

¡Ser!   * World Premiere* @ Los Angeles Theatre Center – 8pm, $50 opening night, $15-30, All Ages
Get ready, get set…get ¡Ser!
The world premiere of a woman’s quest to find herself in the Americas while exploring her sex and love affair with soccer. Written and performed by Karen Anzoategui with musical collaboration by Louie Perez of Los Lobos, CAVA and Walter Miranda, ¡Ser! is a riveting personal narrative that examines a queer Latina’s strained relationship with each of her two homes: Los Angeles, and Buenos Aires. Spending years in both countries, she dreams of a pilgrimage to meet her soccer idol Diego Maradona and see him play. The back and forth migration of her upbringing, amidst major moments in Argentine history, leaves her with few role models save an over-sexed Argentinean English teacher and a mute that communicates via horn. Featuring live music and her own soccer skills, Karen delights in her zany journey to find community and love in pursuit of her ¡GOL! Opening Night Fundraiser | $50 | Includes post show reception and live music.

Afrofuego @ dba 256, Pomona – 9pm, Free, 21+
Afro Fuego offers a monthly look at beats and bass from around the world with a unique perspective and vision tailored from both the More Fire Mondays and Re:Fresh crews! Held at DBA256 in the Pomona Arts Colony, Afro Fuego offers a new chance for you to get down to music both old and long familiar, and new and aurally innovative. Expect everything from Cumbia, Salsa, Kuduro, Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Samba, Baile Funk, to Breaks, Electronic, Global Bass and more!!


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