Some events are from <ocprogressiveevents.info>.
AK Press Damaged by fire in adjacent building causing water & smoke damage. They need donations for their Fire Relief Fund: <gofundme.com/akpressfire>.
Black Mesa Relocation Resistance: Due to livestock impoundment and the $88 million budget from the Department of Interior to “finish” the relocation, families on Black Mesa request human rights observers and sheep herders. Contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Donations via the website or PO Box 23501, Flagstaff, AZ 86002. <supportblackmesa.org>.
Community Services Unlimited Inc is purchasing the old Paul Robeson Center at 6569 S Vermont Av. Contact them for ways to donate. They have opened escrow but are still raising funds. 213.746.1216. <indiegogo.com/projects/south-las-1st-organic-produce-market>.
Uranium Film Festival intends to come to CA. The Festival stimulates production of new nuclear films and public discussion about use & risks of nuclear power. To make it happen they need local supporters and partners. <info [at] uraniumfilmfestival.org>. <uraniumfilmfestival.org>.
Plays- Theatricum Botanicum: 2015 Repertory Season, thru Sep 27. Shakespeare & other modern and historical dramatists as well as special events (including a “Walton’s” reunion in August).
Jul 1 – Wed:
The Coiled Serpent: Poets arising from the cultural shifts of LA. Deadline today for submissions. Coiled Serpent Anthology, c/o Tia Chucha Press, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar CA 91342. Hard copy or digital delivery acceptable. 818.939.3433 <TCPress@tiachucha.org>. <tiachucha.org/a-call-to-poets>.
Radio: CA Solartopia: Jun 30 – Jul 3, 3-4p, KPFK, 90.7FM. Harvey Wasserman hosts “California Solartopia,” a series focusing on shutting PG&E’s dangerous Diablo Canyon plant and transitioning to safe, clean, renewable energy.
Play “All American Girl”: Jul 1-26, Hollywood. Wendy Graf’s play explores the journey of an all-American girl (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Bl. (e. of Vine). $30-$34. 818.765.8732 <www.InterACTla.org>, <www.facebook.com/InterACTla>.
DFA-OC: usually 1st Wed 630p social, 715-9p meeting, Costa Mesa. Farrah Khan, Exec. Dir. at Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council discusses Incidents of harassment targeting Muslims in OC & the DHS initiative, Countering Violent Extremism. Peggy Thompson, Friends of Detainees, shares detainees’ personal stories. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901 S. Coast Dr. <email@example.com> . <meetup.com/dfa-oc >.
Healthcare For All: 7p, Van Nuys. 1st Wed. San Fernando Valley chapter. Improved Medicare (single-payer health care) for all Californians. Bernardi Community Ctr, 6514 Sylmar Ave. 818.766.7318. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <healthcareforall.org> (click on “local chapters”), <facebook.com/hcasfv>.
Transgender Social Support Group, every Wed in July, 7-1030p, Torrance. For transgender people at all stages and gender variance, those questioning their gender identity and need someone to talk to, friends and family members of transgender people. Not a dating, romance or singles group. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd. 310.328.6550. <email@example.com>. <www.southbaycenter.org>.
Screening “Silk Stockings”: 730p, LA. Rouben Mamoulianís musical retelling of the story of Russian femme fatale Ninotchka. Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Peter Lorre with songs by Cole Porter. I Am Armenian film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Free, $3 parking. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Full Moon Coyolxauhqui Circle: 9p, LA. Self-identified wombyn/womyn/women and grrrls/girls and Queer/Trans, Gender non-conforming individuals are invited to gather to honor ourselves, our community and madre tierra through indigenous traditions. Bring offerings, instruments, something small to take some of the water that we use during circle for yourself, garden or altar. Coyolxauhqui Plaza, in front of 4100 City Terrace Dr. <facebook.com/events/1450182965282208>.
Jul 2 – Thu:
Screening “Freedom: An Adventure to Uncover a Shocking Solution to America’s Oil Addiction,” 7p, Whittier. Whittier Area P&J Coalition. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Av. 562.587.6270, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>.
Open Screen: 8p, LA. Sign up for a 10 min time slot, one film per person. DVD, VHS, mini-DV, DV-CAM, Super 8, standard 8mm, 16mm. First Come, first screened. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
South Asians for Justice LA for Black Lives Matter: 9p, LA. Fundraiser. Art, music, & dancing. $20 suggested donation. RSVP to hold tickets via <firstname.lastname@example.org> or buy online. Echoes Under Sunset, 1310 Glendale Bl. 213.446.5466. email@example.com <facebook.com/events/1651064315139374>
Jul 4 – Sat:
XRF Presents 18th Annual The Farce of July, 2-10p, Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, 90302. Proceeds will benefit Liberation Based Healing Conference, Music, Vendors, Food, Workshops. Performances By: Mellow Man Ace, Aztlan Underground, Ras United – (OC), Redstar – (Ohlone), Vice Versa – (Female bass, drums & male fronted guitarist), Zsa Zsa Gabor – (noisecore hip hop San Diego), Cihuatl-Ce, Jim Crow – (South Central Punk/HipHop/Minstrel Band), many more. DJ Sets By: DJ Survive, DJ Papalotl, Speakers: Corine Fairbanks (AIM So Cal), Indigenous Peoples Liberation Party, Anahuac Cultural Center for Self Sustainability (ACCSS), Ayotzinapa Speaker, Street Vendors Speaker, many more. Children’s Area. For Vendor info Contact Maria Villamil at 323.353.2263 (Space limited)
$10 donation… kids and elders always free
March with VFP, MFSO & supporters. Huntington Beach July 4 parade. Wear MFSO, VFP or supporter shirts. No Signs – this is not a protest (Parade rules). Look for the VFP banner in the line-up on PCH, btwn 10th & 13th Sts. There’s a shuttle between Seacliff Village Shopping Ctr & the staging area. If march is too difficult, you can help pass out literature at end of parade about the true cost of war, or sit and watch, if you prefer. 562.833.8035, 714.317.3969 (on Jul 4). <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <mfso.org>.
Screening: “From Hanoi with Love”: 8p, LA. Visiting Vietnamese filmmakers present two films celebrating Hanoi. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jul 5 – Sun:
Climate Change and the Urgency of Now: every other Sun Jun 21 – Sep 27, 930a-1p, LA. Converging Storms 2015: The Crises of Energy, Capitalism & Environment. Refreshments. Materials & class space limited; advance registration recommended. $50/ $15-35 low income. Donations welcome for fee waiver scholarships. Studies for Global Justice is an LA-based group of socialist- minded activists that coordinate study sessions on the history, nature, problems & complexities of 21st-century capitalism. UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View (btwn Wilshire & 7th). <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>.
Jazz, Billy Mitchell & Friends. Free, Levitt Pavilion, 85 E Holly, Pasadena, 91103. Festival begins 5:30p, Music 7p. Award-winning Jazz Pianist Billy Mitchell is known for his rich contemporary and smooth jazz styling. Come to the Levitt to hear him play with an ensemble of accomplished musicians! <billy-mitchell.com> https://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/events/july/billy-mitchell-friends/
Robert & Michael Altman films: 730p, Venice. 730p: “Pot au Feu.” 745p: “Robert Altman’s Jazz ’34.” 9p: “American Songwriter.” Michael in person. Live music with Danny Darst & discussion at 10p. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>.
Jul 7 – Tue:
Screening “Coming Home”: 130p, LA. After her husband Capt. Bob Hyde reports for duty, Sally falls for disabled veteran Luke. Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern & Jon Voight. Cinema Tuesdays series. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 310.440.4500. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <skirball.org>.
Screening- “Goshogaoka” & “Untitled (Ghost)”: 730p, LA. Free, $3 parking. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Jul 8 – Wed:
Delegation: Colombiañ Meet Colombian Communities Resisting Repression. Jul 8-18 Wed-Sat. 323.563.7940. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <witnessforpeace.org>. Delegations require early registration and planning for international travel.
Promises and Perils of Postwar Black Los Angeles: 730p, LA. In 1964, an Urban League survey ranked LA as the most desirable city for African Americans to live in. In 1965, the city burst into flames during the Watts Rebellion. Compelling look at black struggles for equality in LA from the Great Depression to the present. <hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/07/the-promises-and-perils-of-postwar-black-los-angeles>. Limited seating, tickets required & available one hour before program. Free. Parking $3 (cash only) after 6p. Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place). Dial “22” for entry.
Jul 9 – Thu:
Screening “Aluna,” the mind inside nature, 2nd Thu 7p, Pasadena. Part of the Old Pasadena Film Fest. Conscientious Projector Films. Armory Center for Arts, 145 N Raymond Av. 310.782.4738, 626.792.4941. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php? gid=53883487201>.
Eclectic/Ska; Festival begins at 6:30p, Music 8p, Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, LA. Free concert accompanying the Evoekore Media Volume 2 CD release! Latin-infused Ska/Punk music will keep you dancing to the special performances by Viernes13, South Central Skankers, and The Paranoias!
Hearkenings Film Series Presents “The 17th Parallel”: 8p, LA. In 1967, Joris Ivens and his partner Marceline Loridan spent two months living in a small peasant village just above the border that separated north and south Vietnam. This rarely seen film captures the terror and joy of life lived with total commitment. $5 donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jul 10 – Fri:
Stem Cell Policy Update: 115p social, 145p program, Irvine. Dr. Sidney Golub, Director Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, UCI. Politicization of scientific issues. Changes in stem cell policy during the Bush & Obama administrations. CA stem cell policy & our state stem cell agency, the CA Institute for Regenerative Medicine, established by Prop 71 in 2004. Americans United for Separation of Church & State. Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave. <au-oc.org/upcoming-events/2015-06-20>.
Screening “Crazy Wisdom.” 2nd Fri, 7p, Irvine. About Chogyam Trungpa, the brilliant “bad boy of Buddhism,” who was pivotal in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Peace in Motion CafÈ films. Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr. 949.854.5500. <email@example.com>. <goodhappens.org>, <facebook.com/PeaceinMotion>.
Watts50: 8p, Downtown LA. NYC-based Lyricist Lounge curate their first West Coast evening of socially conscious rap & hip hop. Pacifica Radioís on-the-ground coverage of 1965 events serves as source material for select musical compositions. Part of LA Aftershocks series focuses on aftershocks from pivotal events in 1965 and 1992, and exemplifies how music, dialogue, and community celebration help address racism in our city and nation. Supported by Natl Endowment for the Arts. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Av, LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
EPFC Filmcicle presents Hollywood on Hollywood: 9-11p, Hollywood. The EPFC Filmcicle gang cruises down Hollywood Boulevard stopping along the way to show old time Hollywood classics on 16mm and Super 8. FREE. Twitter @EPFCFilmmobile for details. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jul 11 – Sat:
Transgender Speak Out & Rally, a street demonstration in support of Trans Equality, meet at Hollywood’s Vermont/Sunset Metro station. 2pm, Saturday, July 11.
Reaching Nature Connection Conference: Jul 11-12, Santa Barbara. Designed for those with interest in developmentally appropriate nature mentoring for children, whether as teachers, mentors, counselors, parents or grandparents, conference is a fun, community building experience. $195. Skofield Park, 1801 Las Canoas Rd. <email@example.com>. <forestkindergartenacademy.org/reaching-nature-connection-annual-conference.html>.
Pro Emigrante Marcha: desde las 11p, LA. Marchamos hacia City Hall-Downtown LA. Centro de la Ciudad. Unirse a la Placita Olvera. Sponsors: Inmigrantes Unidos en Resistencia, firstname.lastname@example.org, therebelpress.com, y otros grupos. 845 N. Alameda, LA 90012. <email@example.com>. <coordinadoraindependencia.org>, <facebook.com/groups/313456238858548>.
Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL): 9a-Noon, OC. Monthly Meeting. 1-hour international conference call, with a climate change expert. Register for live weekly intro call. 9a-Noon: Brea Congregational Church, 300 E Imperial Hwy, Brea. 930a-Noon: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona del Mar. 930a-Noon: First Congregational Church of Long Beach, 241 Cedar Ave, LB. 714.747.0206, <firstname.lastname@example.org> (North OC). 949.310.5256, (CDM). 562.858.4640 (LB). <CitizensClimateLobby.org>.
Celebrating the Legacy of Allensworth: 1030a – 530p, Tulare County. Music, dance, food & vendor market and historical tours. Only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, Palmer Ave, just off Central Valley Highway (SR-43), Allensworth, Tulare County (north of Kern County line). 323.293.9845.
Action- Stop Oil Trains: 12n, LA. Rally, songs, dance, speakers, press conf and closing ceremony (details TBD). Call for LA City Council to protect CA communities and the LA River by the opposing Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery crude-by-rail transport expansion. Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Downtown. <wilderutopia.com/politics/los-angeles-stop-oil-trains-day-of-action-july-11>, <facebook.com/events/1868698583354793>.
MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) Interviews: 2nd Sat 4-6p, Santa Monica. Jul 11: Novelist/ Journalist/ Biographer/ Poet/ Teacher Lawrence Grobel. Aug 8: Wenhua Shi. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd. 310.306.7330. <email@example.com>. <laughtears.com>.
Grand Performances’ 13th Annual Fundraiser Gala: 5p, Downtown LA. Dinner & reception followed by free public performance (see 8p). $195. 213.687.2491. <grandperformances.org/gala>.
Freedom Now Awards: 5-8p, LA. Honoring five community leaders. LA CAN (LA Community Action Network) awards & fundraiser. CA African American Museum, 600 State Dr, Exposition Park. 213.228.0024. <cangress.org>.
New Works Salon XXVII- Brown, Fowler, Guillen, Victor: 8p, LA. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Dumpstaphunk: 8p, Downtown LA. Straight from Big Easy, Neville family scions and soldiers-of-funk ignite a gritty groove by combining musicianship, soulful melodies & complex arrangements. Follow fundraiser at 5p; preferred seating for fundraiser attendees. Details: <grandperformances.org/gala>. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Jul 12 – Sun:
OC Greens: Meeting changed from Jul 5 to Sun Jul 12, 11a-3p at special location: 18271 Pammy Lane, Huntington Beach (street parking available).714.847.8669. Bring potluck food & beverage, beach chair or blanket, sunscreen, optional musical instruments. RSVP <email@example.com> by Wed Jul 8.
Hip-hop Logic- The Role of Hip-hop in 21st Century Education & Poetics: 730p, LA. Free, $3 parking. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Jul 13 – Mon:
How Do We Keep Community in the Community Arts Scene?: 630p, Redlands. A ZÛcalo/James Irvine Foundation Event. Mission Gables Bowl House, 168 S Eureka St. <zocalopublicsquare.org/event/how-do-we-keep-community-in-the-community-arts-scene>.
Jul 14 – Tue:
Deadline to submit self-nomination for KPFK delegate election, and date of record to qualify as a listener-sponsor or staff member to qualify to vote or run in Pacifica elections. For information: https://elections.pacifica.org where you can download the necessary materials.
Screening “In the Heat of the Night”: 130p, LA. Virgil Tibbs, black Philadelphia homicide detective, gets entangled in a murder investigation while traveling in South. Classic thriller with Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger. Free. Skirball Cultural Ctr, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 310.440.4500. <email@example.com>.
The Next Wave- Ocean Plastic Pollution: 730p, LA. Free, $3 parking. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Jul 15 – Wed:
Recent Rulings by Supreme Court: 730p, LA. legal scholars Tobias Barrington Wolff and Elizabeth Wydra examine rulings on same-sex marriage and Affordable Care Act. Free, $3 parking. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Jul 16 – Thu:
Critical Abstraction- Recent Abstract Animation from the CalArts Experimental Animation Program: 8p, LA. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Jul 17 – Fri:
Thalma De Freitas, 12n, Downtown LA. Take a mid-day trip to Brazil for an hour of beautiful music. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Singer Judy Collins: 630p festival, 8p music, LA. Levitt Pavilion, Macarthur Park, 2230 W 6th St. <levittla.org/events/july/judy-collins>.
“The Last Jimmy” hip hop musical: 8p, Downtown LA. Poignant musical odyssey explores mass incarceration, criminal justice system, and prison-industrial complex through eyes of young black males. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Jul 18 – Sat:
Cuban Breakfast & Lecture Series: 10a-12n, Ventura. Victor Pina Tabio discusses Ernest Hemingway during his 21 years in Cuba. William Hendricks, Prof. of Photography, Ventura College, presents a look at the complexity of this revolutionary stronghold 90 miles from US. Lorenzo DeStefano discusses his varied experiences while photographing and filming “Los Zafiros – Music from the Edge of Time,” feature documentary about the Cuban group, The Sapphires. $25. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E Main St. 805.653.0323. <artwalkventura.org/schedule.html>.
Self Healing: 1-4p, LA. A workshop/skill share on how to practice self-limpias w/ La Bere of Cantos De La Tierra. Curandera energy healing, aires & emotions. BRING: altar gift, optional fresh flowers/herbs & chocolate. $20.50 suggested donation. Here & Now Center, 5471 Huntington Drive North, El Sereno area, Cross street Maycrest. <mkt.com/mujeres-de-maiz/self-limpia-workshop-w-cantos-de-la-tierra>, <facebook.com/events/801019453300879>.
Play “Jamaica Farewell”: 5p, Santa Monica. Discover a different type of immigrant adventure as Debra hustles her way into America with a duffel bag full of cash. Contact Jeannine of Frank Entertainment well before show date for a special $20 ticket price (nearly half off) for the final performance. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St. 310.666.9066. <email@example.com>. <frankentertainment.com>, <jamaicafarewelltheplay.com>.
Screening- Ever Newer Waters- Experimental Film by Michael Scroggins: 8p, LA. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Suzy Williams’ the Lit Show: 8p, Venice. 10th annual celebration of song and literature w/ LA’s Diva Deluxe & Brad Kay.$15. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>, <facebook.com/events/661591090641619>.
Ondatropica: 8p, Downtown LA. The joyous riches and energy of Colombiaís cumbia culture comes to life. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Jul 19 – Sun:
Climate Change and the Urgency of Now Impact of Fossil-Fuels: Peak Oil, Climate Change, Resource Depletion, Global Toxification: every other Sun Jun 21 – Sep 27, 930a-1p, LA. Converging Storms 2015: The Crises of Energy, Capitalism & Environment. Refreshments. see July 5 for details. (biweekly).
KPFK Local Station Board meeting, 1p, Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230, btwn Venice Bl. & Washington Pl. 2p Time certain for Delegates’ Assembly to elect a local board member to fill a vacancy on the Pacifica National Board. Local board will probably address priorities for the station’s FY2016 budget with the station General Manager. Four periods of public comment during meeting. Dial 22 for entry.
Screening “Unfinished Spaces”: 530-8p, Ventura. In 1961, two years after the Cuban Revolution, three young architects were commissioned by Fidel and Che to create a National Art School on a former private golf course in Havana. Two months later, plans were approved. Construction began. But as the dreams of the Revolution came face-to-face with the hard realities of sustaining it, construction halted. The architects were seen as elitist by the Ministry of Construction, a serious liability. “Unfinished Spaces” chronicles this history through the return to Cuba, 40 years later, of the exiled designers, hoping to complete their unrealized dream. Visiting Cuban artist Pedro Pulido & Cuban historian Victor Pina Tabio will also attend. $10. Museum of Ventura County, Main Street Location, 100 E Main St. 805.653.0323. <artwalkventura.org/schedule.html>.
Jul 21 – Tue:
Literary Death Match: 730p, LA. Four authors, three all-star judges, two finalists, & one epic finale. Free, $3 parking. Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000. <email@example.com>.
Jul 22 – Wed:
Delegation- Honduras & Nicaragua: Jul 22-Aug 1. AFGJ binational delegation: compare & contrast the two nations. $1100. Info & application: <Delegations@AFGJ.org>. Delegations require early registration and planning for international travel.
Jul 23 – Thu:
Green Party of the US Annual National Meeting: Jul 23-26. $125. U of MO, St Louis. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <signups-gpus.nationbuilder.com/2015_anm>.
Reggae, Festival begins 6:30p, Music at 8p. Itals in concert at Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, free. The Itals are Jamaican musicians that play modern and traditional roots reggae. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones has described their signature song, ìIna Disa Timeî, as ìthe perfect reggae track.î <dubclubla.com> https://levittla.org/events/july/dub-club-presents-the-itals/
Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement: 23rd of every month. 510.863.0477. <email@example.com>. <prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com>.
End of the World- New Work from Iris Film Collective: 8p, LA. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jul 24 – Fri:
Mexico 68: 12n, Downtown LA. This East L.A. band juxtaposes Chicano funk with the body-moving vibes of afrobeat. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
EPFC Filmcicle presents Hollywood on Hollywood: 9-11p, Hollywood. See July 10 for details.
Jul 25 – Sat:
65-92: The Rhythm Changes but the Struggle Remains: 12n, Downtown LA. Kamasi Washington makes the 1965 & 1992 socio-political conversations musical using potent jazz and hip hop voices. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
The Sound We See- Somerset & Berlin: 8p, LA. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Saturday, July 25 at 8 pm, “NOCHE CUBANA!”, music, food, dancing and party celebrating the victory of the Cuban Five’s freedom and the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, meet at the Answer Office, 2936 W 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007, 2nd floor, of the First Unitarian Church. For more information, please call us at 323-394-3611
Jul 26 – Sun:
Art, Food, Music, Culture, Family: 3-8p, Leimert Part, LA. Last Sundays. Free. All ages. Traditional Afrikan drum circle, DJs, art, poetry, vendors, food, games & more. 43rd & Leimert Blvd. <fusicology.com>.
Screening “The Source Family”: 7p, Venice. Free; donations appreciated. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>.
MULTIETHNICITY AND REVOLUTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST: ARE THE KURDS LEADING THE WAY? 6:30-9:30 PM
Westside Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., near Venice Blvd. (free parking in rear)
Suite 101-102, press #22 at door to get into building. Culver City (LA area)
Hamid Vahed, longtime Iranian Marxist
Kevin Anderson, author of Marx at the Margins
Los Master Plus & Puerto Candelaria: 7p, Downtown LA. CumbiatrÛnica, a mix of infectious, eclectic folk rhythms, Latin beats, sly social satire, and dance-til-you-drop irreverence. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Jul 29 – Wed:
Global Network Space Conference: Jul 29 – Aug 2, Kyoto, Japan. <space4peace.org>. Requires planning for international travel.
Book: “The Republic of Conscience”- Evening with Gary Hart: 8p, Santa Monica. Former US Sen. Gary Hartís book is a meditation on the gap between founding principles of the US Constitution and our current political landscape. $20. Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre, Herb Alpert Educational Village, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd. <livetalksla.org/events/garyhart>.
Jul 30 – Thu:
Medicare 50th Birthday: 4-630p, LA. Expand Medicare for All on its anniversary. Rally, celebration, entertainment. LA Trade Tech Coll, 400 W Washington Blvd. <healthcare-now.org/medicares-anniversary/50th>.
Best of Rural Route Film Festival: 8p, LA. The Rural Route 2014/15 Tour Program. $5 suggested donation. EPFC, 1200 N. Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Full Moon Coyolxauhqui Circle: 9p, LA. Self-identified wombyn/womyn/women and grrrls/girls and Queer/Trans, Gender non-conforming individuals are invited to gather to honor ourselves, our community and madre tierra through indigenous traditions. See July 1 for details.
Jul 31 – Fri:
Books- “Not Funny Ha-Ha”: 730p, Downtown LA. Leah Hayes reads from her graphic novel that demystifies what can be an intimidating and lonely experience of having an abortion. The Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St, Ground Floor. 213.488.0599. <email@example.com>. <lastbookstorela.com>.
Screening “The Last Waltz”: 8p, LA. Martin Scorseseñdirected rock doc invites viewers back to fall 1976, when Bill Graham produced the farewell show for the Band at the Winterland Ballroom in SF. $12. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 310.440.4500. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <skirball.org>.
Mare Ibrium (Sea of Rain): 8p, Downtown LA. This installment of conceptual artist Hirokazu Kosaka and Butoh dancer Oguri’s experimental Mare series opens with the primal sounds of the hunt and closes with a look towards the cosmos; a kinetic spectacle suspending time and space. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Filmmobile Summer Screening Series- “Night Tide” (1961): 8p, Locations TBA. Also “Fatty & Mable Adrift” (1916) with live original musical score by The Sun Warshippers.The series runs for four consecutive Friday nights starting tonight, locations announced 24 hours prior to screening. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>. Or Twitter @EPFCFilmmobile for details.