Some events are from <ocprogressiveevents.info>.
AK Press Damaged in Fire: Mar 21, a fire in an adjacent building caused extensive water & smoke damage. Oakland has red tagged their building. They need donations for their Fire Relief Fund: <gofundme.com/akpressfire>. Full details on the website.
Community Services Unltd Inc. is in the process of purchasing the Paul Robeson building at 6569 S. Vermont Ave. The 5000 sf building and 10,000 sf lot mean they can open the produce and grocery market South LA needs, create an on-site commercial kitchen and urban farm, and greatly increase their capacity to serve more local residents. Consider donating whatever you can, no matter how small or large. Contact them for ways to donate. 213.746.1216.
Screening: “The Seven Five”: thru Jun 4, San Diego. 1980’s Brooklyn: the most dangerous gangsters were NY City cops. Mon Jun 1: 7p, Tue Jun 2: 3,5p, Wed Jun 3: 7p, Thu Jun 4: 3,5p. Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. <facebook.com/events/901201639937938>.
“No Human Being Is Illegal: Posters on The Myths & Realities of The Immigrant Experience”: thru Jun 28, LA. CSPG exhibit. Free. Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S Grand Ave. 310.397.3100. <politicalgraphics.org>.
Jun 1 – Mon:
Stand Up for Truth Intl Week Supporting Whistleblowing: Jun 1-7, Mon-Sun. Join an event in person or via webcast: <standupfortruth.org/events>. Or create an event: <standupfortruth.org/form/create-your-own-stand-truth-event>. 202.347.0020. <dcinstitute[at]igc.org>. [Please note: this is not a secure communication.] <standupfortruth.org>. <facebook.com/standupfortruth>.
Fracking Literature. Deadline today for submissions to “Fracture: Essays, Poems & Stories on Fracking in America.” Free. Guidelines at website: <icecubepress.com>, click on “upcoming books.
Is L.A.’s Past Worth Saving?: 730p, LA. Parking is NOT free. The Plaza on Olvera Street, El Pueblo De Los Angeles. <new.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=59741>.
Jun 2 – Tue:
Inner City Law Center 35th Anniversary Awards Luncheon: Noon-130p, LA. Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 213.891.3203. <email@example.com>.
Panel- Black Music and the Aesthetics of Protest: 730p, LA. The role of Black opera and other genres of Black music in achieving racial justice and social change, the persistent exclusionary politics of musical genres & the future revolutionary potential of historically defined Black genres. <hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/black-music-and-the-aesthetics-of-protest>. 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. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <hammer.ucla.edu>.
Full Moon Coyolxauhqui Circle: 9p. 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. More info TBA. <mujeresdemaiz.com>, <facebook.com/events/795554963863298>.
Jun 3 – Wed:
City Meeting on LAPD Force & Racial Profiling: 530-745p, LA. The first of two Special Board Meetings regarding the impact of community policing. Let your voice be heard! LA City Human Relations Commission- Special Board Meeting on LAPD’s use of force and racial profiling. Constituent Service Center, 8475 S Vermont Ave. <facebook.com/events/1559895990901922>.
DFA-OC’s 12th Anniversary Celebration: 630p, Costa Mesa. With two founding leaders of the OC progressive movement: Nathan Gonzalez & Melahat Rafiei. Also regular meeting. 630p social hour, 715p meeting. Free. Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Dr. <email@example.com>.
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>.
Jun 4 – Thu:
Conference “Seizing an Alternative- Toward an Ecological Civilization”: Jun 4-7, Thu-Sun, Claremont. Plenary speakers include Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Sheri Liao, Wes Jackson, Herman Daly, and John B. Cobb, Jr. $300 full conference; $29 SPECIAL Saturday package for sampling conference events. <pandopopulus.com/conference>.
Screening “Into Eternity” (Finland’s Nuke Waste Storage Site): 7p, Whittier. Jul 2: “Citizenfour” (Edward Snowden). Peace & Justice Films: usually 1st Thu. Whittier Area P&J Coalition. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. 562.587.6270, 562.233.8579. <whittierpeace.org>.
Open Screen: 8p, LA. Cinematic free-for-all. Share your film with the feisty EPFC audience. Any genre! Any style! New, old, work-in-progress! First come, first screened. One film per filmmaker, 10-minute maximum limit. DVD, VHS, mini-DV, DV-CAM, Super 8, standard 8mm, 16mm. Free pizza. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jun 5 – Fri:
Screening “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll”: Jun 5-11, San Diego. Fri Jun 5: 5p, Sat Jun 6: 2p,615p , Sun Jun 7: 5p, Mon Jun 8: 5p, Tue Jun 9: 7p, Thu Jun 11: 5p. Cambodia’s music blossoms in the 1960s & 1970s and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. <facebook.com/events/922309774494741>.Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. 619.230.1938. <digitalgym.org>, <facebook.com/digitalgymsandiego>.
Screening “Dirty Wars” (Jeremy Scahill investigates the “War on Terror”): Fri 730p sharp (doors open 7p), Topanga. Watch website for film info. Bring veg*n pot luck snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. Topanga Peace Alliance film night: usually 1st Fri. Park under bldg. Topanga Library, 122 N Topanga Cyn Blvd. 310.795.1373. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <topangapeacealliance.org>, <facebook.com/groups/53323228710>.
Screening “Happy is Not Hard to Be”: 8p, LA. Follows the lives of a diverse group of family and friends in LA at a time of personal turmoil and uncertainty. Director/ author/ artist Cecil Castellucci in attendance. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jun 6 – Sat:
Open Studios Art Tour: Jun 6-7, Fri-Sat, 11a-5, Altadena & Pasadena. Self guided, multi-location event featuring multiple genres of art. A weekend of fabulous art, fun & fantasy, along with music and refreshments at select locations. Info: <openstudios.gallery>.
Workshop “Cinematic Wonderlands- 16mm In-Camera Effects”: Jun 6,7,13, Sats & Sun, 1-5p each day, LA. For filmmakers of any experience level. Split screen effects, mattes, and matte paintings, models and miniatures, stop motion animation, superimposing text, the creation of ghosts & more. All this without any pesky & expensive “post production” time! Create a 16mm print to prove your new abilities. Bring a notebook & an open mind! Instructors: Max 8 participants. $150. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL): 9a-Noon, OC. Monthly Meeting. One hour international conference call, an expert in climate change, planning actions to move Congress toward a solution. 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, <email@example.com> (North OC). 949.310.5256, (CDM). 562.858.4640 (LB). <CitizensClimateLobby.org>.
Make Music Pasadena Street Music Festival: 9a-6p. Free. Downtown Pasadena. All-day all-ages annual music festival. 5 main stages, 30+ additional venues, 150+ bands. An eclectic mix of diverse music, including seasoned performers and emerging homegrown talent, coming together for one day to celebrate the spirit of music. Organized by Old Pasadena Mgmt District & Playhouse District Association. <makemusicpasadena.org>.
Socialist Party Local Business Meeting: 2p, LA. This month: Local Executive Committee, National Convention Prep, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Converging Storms, Radical Ruckus review, Freedom School schedule, strategy planning session prep, Red Talks, new website, Independent Politics Conference Report Event, Sanders literature update. 2617 Hauser Blvd. <facebook.com/events/1596962203885227>.
Forum “Ferguson to Mexico to Palestine”: 3-6p, Culver City. HP Boycott campaign coalition presents speakers, spoken word & music about the links between struggles and the role Hewlett Packard plays in human rights violations in Palestine, in US prisons and on the border, and globally with military and surveillance contracts. Featuring Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac of #BlackLivesMatterLA, Bassem Masri reporting from Ferguson, Ahlam Muhtaseb of Al Awda, Jaime Cruz of National Chicano Moratorium Committee & others. Refreshments. Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd. <facebook.com/events/693389770788053>.
Screening Lynn Dana Wilson short films: 8p, LA. Canadian animator Wilton (in attandance) discusses the challenges of independent filmmaking in the changing cultural landscape as well as the benefits of surviving long enough to see your favorite techniques fade in and out of (and in) fashion. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Bach’s B Minor Mass: 810p, Glendale. The Camerata of LA, conducted by H. Vincent Mitzelfelt, MD. $12.50-25.00. Vallejo Drive Seventh Day Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Dr. 661.373.2143.
Jun 7 – Sun:
GPOC County Assembly: 2p, Irvine. formal decision-making meeting in which all active Greens registered in Orange County can vote. Election of one or more new members of the County Council, and perhaps deciding on a resolution endorsing the recall of District Attorney Tony Rackauckus. 1st Sun. Irvine Ranch Water District, Community Meeting Room,
15500 Sand Canyon Rd.
Truthdig Presents Chris Hedges: 430p, LA. Truthdig columnist & winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Benefit lecture & book signing for “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt.” Moderated by Sonali Kolhatkar. 430p book signing, 530p program. $15 & up. Tickets & information: <brownpapertickets.com/event/1620855>. The Aratani Theater, 244 S Pedro St.
North County (SB) Looking Forward Awards Dinner: 5-8p, Santa Maria. honoring Deborah Tobola & the Poetic Justice Project, Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt, Laura & Ron Selken, Al Thompson & Peoples’ Self-Help Housing. Santa Barbara Ciunty Action Network (SBCAN). Santa Maria Inn, 801 S Broadway. 805.563.0463. <email@example.com>. <sbcan.org>.
Jun 8 – Mon:
Documental: 6-10p, Santa Monica. Experimental art, music & photography films. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>.
Stop Fracking in Los Angeles: 630p, LA. West Adams resident Yolanda Alaniz and Northern CA activist Shannen Casey report on community opposition to the proposed expansion- in the middle of a historic drought- of the Murphy Oil Drilling Site. Free. 630p cool summertime supper w/vegetarian option for $8 donation. 7p meeting. Freedom Socialist Party. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W Jefferson Blvd. Wheelchair accessible. 323.732.6416. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <socialism.com>.
Jun 10 – Wed:
Reducing Business Waste: 630-9p, Burbank. Examine your purchasing & recycling habits. Free; only 15 positions. RSVP: 818.238.5198. <BurbankTeamBusiness.com>. Burbank Recycle Center, 500 S Flower St. Info: 818.584.6242, <email@example.com>.
Change-Links Check-in/Production Planning: usually 2nd Wed 730-9p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place. Dial “22” for entry.
Jun 11 – Thu:
CFI Intl Conference- Reason for Change: Jun 11-15, Thu-Mon, NY. Buffalo Marriott Niagara, near CFI headquarters, Amherst, NY. 716.636.4869.< reasonforchange.centerforinquiry.net>.
Good Food Gala: 6-9p, Downtown LA. Honoring Good Food Heroes: Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Steve Zimmer, Robert Gottlieb. LA Food Policy Council (City of LA organization). $150. Vibiana, 214 S Main St. Tickets: <goodfoodgala.eventbrite.com>. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <goodfoodla.org>, search for gala”.
Screenings “#BlackLifeBlackProtest”: 6p, LA. Bridging content creation and social justice issues, this curated selection of socially relevant short films precedes a public dialogue among noted artists, activists and educators. 7 films, 4 panelists. Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 11. LA Film Fest: Jun 10-18. Vanues & parking info: <https://www.lafilmfest.com/venues-parking> (or call them). 1-866-FILMFEST, 310.432.1200. email@example.com>. <lafilmfest.com>.
Screening “Catching the Sun”: 615p, LA. While solar power fuels the renewable energy revolution, some experts predict it will become the world’s major power source within the next 20 years, bringing with it millions of jobs and billions of dollars. For beleaguered cities like Richmond, CA, with high crime and unemployment rates, the solar boom provides a desperately needed way to jump-start their economy. Also Jun 16, 315p. Preceded by short film “The Guardian of North Lawndale.” Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 9. LA Film Fest: Jun 10-18. Vanues & parking info: <https://www.lafilmfest.com/venues-parking> (or call them). 1-866-FILMFEST, 310.432.1200. firstname.lastname@example.org>. <lafilmfest.com>.
Dig Deeper About Climate Change: 630-830p, Orange. “Adapting to the Ecological Effects of Climate Change.” Pf of Law, Alejandro E. Camacho, UCI Law Center for Land, Environment& Natural Resources works with the Nature Conservancy sharing info/ managing ecological effects of climate change. RSVP. 714.633,8121.x7716. <email@example.com>. St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room, 480 S Batavia St.
Screening “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.”: 7p, Pasadena. Jun 11. Conscientious Projector Films: 2nd Thu. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave. 310.782.4738, 626.792.4941. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>, <facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201>.
Screening Julianna Parr films: 8p, LA. Parr (in attendance) talks about artist blocks. If you aren’t sure how to proceed with an idea, this power-packed workshop addresses the highs and lows of creativity, how to cultivate, care for and grow it. Treats onscreen & off. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Screening “Can You Dig This”: 850p, LA. South Central Los Angeles is on the brink of a revolution. Self-proclaimed “gangster gardener” Ron Finley has called on people to put their hands in the soil, planting gardens to restore the neighborhood and transform the community in the process. Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 9. LA Film Fest: Jun 10-18. Vanues & parking info: <https://www.lafilmfest.com/venues-parking> (or call them). 1-866-FILMFEST, 310.432.1200. email@example.com>. <lafilmfest.com>.
Jun 12 – Fri:
Screening “Let Freedom Sing”: 2nd Fri 7p, Irvine. A few daring, innovative musicians at the crossroads of a revolution in music & culture during the turbulent period spanning the early Civil Rights Era thru Watergate, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time. Peace in Motion CafÈ films. Center for Living Peace, 4139 Campus Dr. 949.854.5500. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <goodhappens.org>, <facebook.com/PeaceinMotion>.
Pacifica National Board in-person meeting in southern CA listening area for KPFK, June 12-14. Much of the proceedings will be open to the public, and public portions will be live-streamed on kpftx.org Details and schedule will be posted at https://www.pacifica.org. Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City CA 90230.
Jun 13 – Sat:
Food First 40th Anniversary Delegation to Cuba: Jun 13-20. 510.654.4400.x223. <email@example.com>. <foodfirst.org/cubatour>. Delegations may require an early registration and planning for international travel.
LWV-SB Annual Meeting Luncheon Talk, following closed 930a meeting, Santa Barbara. Luncheon speaker CA State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson. One of her bills, the Fair Pay Act (SB 358), strengthens CA equal pay law by eliminating loopholes that prevent effective enforcement and empowering employees to discuss pay without fear of retaliation. Contact them to verify all event details. $35 for luncheon. Mail check to LWVSB, 328 East Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, Suite A, CA 93101, by June 3. Venue: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 La Cumbre Rd. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Conference on Prisons and Colonialism: 10a-2p, San Diego. SD City College, rooms TBA. Prison Project, UniÛn del Barrio. 619.398.6648. <email@example.com>. <uniondelbarrio.org>.
Diversity Speaks: LA.130p “In Conversation”: Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell joins a prolific filmmaker onstage for an intimate, off-the-record conversation about the state of the film industry. 245p “Prime Time: Adjusting the Color”: An explosion of content on television and the web seems to be finally speaking to a broader audience that has been historically absent or misrepresented on the screen. A dialogue with the talent behind some of these shows to celebrate their feat and examine the challenges to establish a more inclusive environment in this space. 4p “Visions of Mandela”: The Nelson Mandela Foundation presents an exclusive premiere screening of a collection of films inspired by Nelson Mandela’s speeches, followed by a Q&A with select filmmakers. Conga Room. LA Film Fest: Jun 10-18. Vanues & parking info: <https://www.lafilmfest.com/venues-parking> (or call them). 1-866-FILMFEST, 310.432.1200. firstname.lastname@example.org>. <lafilmfest.com>.
MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) Interviews: 2nd Sat 4-6p, Santa Monica. Jun 13: Radio Host/ Political Researcher Eben Rey. Free. Unurban Cafe, 3301 Pico Blvd. 310.306.7330. <email@example.com>. <laughtears.com>.
SoCal 350: 7p. LA. Coffee, Art, Activism. Experience the art and taste of sustainability while socializing with coffee lovers, environmental activists & those interested in learning more about climate issues at the local and global level. A percentage of the proceeds from art & online coffee products sales go to benefit SoCal 350. Coffee for Climate Art & Speaking Series Kickoff at the Northeast LA ArtWalk. The Highland Cafe, 5010 York Blvd. <mikelanni.com/coffee-for-climate>.
Screening “Atomic Heart” (“Madar-e Ghalb Atomi”): 7p, LA. Sometime around the witching hour, Arineh and Nobahar stumble out of a party giddy and spaced out. Donning brightly dyed hair covered just enough by their headscarves, the young women drive around Tehran, picking up their hipster buddy Kami along the way. In a moment of carefree distraction, they get into a car accident that pivots their night into a bizarre series of events, and the possibility of a parallel world. Symbolically lush with sharp dialogue about pop culture, the Western gaze and politics, Ali Ahmadzade’s sophomore directorial feat establishes him as a blazing new independent voice in Iranian cinema. Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 14. LA Film Fest: Jun 10-18. Vanues & parking info: <https://www.lafilmfest.com/venues-parking> (or call them). 1-866-FILMFEST, 310.432.1200. firstname.lastname@example.org>. <lafilmfest.com>.
90’s Child- Their Films Today: 8p, LA. Diverse array of short films by artists in their mid 20s, each with a distinctive and personal use of motion picture media. Work by Sebastian Gladstone, Lila Gray & Tony Nittoli, Meredith Lackey, Maya Duverdier, and Nick Weiss. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jun 14 – Sun
Countering Violent Extremism: 10a-1p, Irvine. A panel of experts including Haroon Azar (US DHS), Salam Al-Marayati (MPAC), Haroon Manjlai (CAIR), Dr Donald Craig (OC NAACP), Margeri Azizi-Hill (MuslimARC), Yusra Kafaji (MSA West). Sponsored by Council of Muslim Women. Irvine City Hall Community & Training Room, One Civic Center Plz.
The Babushkas of Chernobyl: 1145a, LA. For nearly 30 years a community of unlikely heroines have lived in Chernobyl’s post-nuclear disaster “dead zone.” Stylish and stubborn, these fascinating women have survived, and even thrived, on some of the most toxic land on Earth. Also Jun 17, 6p. Preceded by short film “The Timekeeper.” Regal Cinemas LA LIVE 11. LA Film Fest: Jun 10-18. Vanues & parking info: <https://www.lafilmfest.com/venues-parking> (or call them). 1-866-FILMFEST, 310.432.1200. firstname.lastname@example.org>. <lafilmfest.com>.
Summer of Unconditional Love Tour: Noon-2p, Santa Barbara. SB national climate mobilization event to ignite a SB peace flame to join the Walk and merge with the Imagine Peace Flame at the Ottawa event on Jun 26. UCSB Tree of Peace, NW Corner Storke Tower, walking to Eternal Flame Monument in lawn south of Buchanan Hall. <facebook.com/events/1577464872516738>, <angelfire.com/on/GEAR2000/2015-FlagDay-Sun14June15.html>.
Workshop “Scotch Tape Cinema & Sound”: 1-5p, LA. Learn to make motion pictures and looping sound with a very economical tool: simple adhesive tape! Eye-popping “moving collages” using a dye transfer technique from magazine pages onto 16mm film. Cassette tape loops, splicing by hand and re-recording onto them. A presentation on the history of using everyday materials for art making, direct animation and audio tape loops. Leave at the end of the day with your very own 16mm collage film and reusable audio cassette tape loop. $60. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
L. A. Pride March, 10am Sun. June 14, come march with Answer-LA, the PSL in this year’s LA LGBTQ Pride march, meet us on Santa Monica Blvd at Crescent Heights. For more information, please call us at 323-394-3611 AnswerLA.ORG
Jun 16 – Tue:
Music- James McMurty & Max Gomez: 8p, “Complicated Game” is McMurty’s first studio album in six years. W Hollywood. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. <troubadour.com>.
Is Gentrification L.A.’s Next Defining Issue?: 730p, LA. Parking is NOT free. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 250 S. Grand Ave. <new.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=60057>.
Screening Lorenzo Gattorna films: 8p, LA. Gattorna’s (in attendance) haunting documentaries and idiosyncratic works by contemporaries. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jun 18 – Thu:
Women and Water in the Developing World: 730p, LA. In developing countries, women traditionally collect the water needed for drinking, washing, cooking & cleaning. This has led to a lack of health & education, physical risk of safety & injury and more. Chevenee Reavis, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Water.org, discusses solutions for the water & sanitation sector in the developing world. <hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/women-and-water-in-the-developing-world>. 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>.
Jun 19 – Fri:
National NOW Conference: Jun 19-21 (Fri-Sun), New Orleans LA. $165 w/lower sliding scale rates. Registration deadline May 31. Hyatt Regency. 202.628.8669.x112 <member[at]now.org>. <now.org>.
Screening “LlÈvate Mis Amores”: Jun 19-25, San Diego.Fri Jun 19: 615p, Sat Jun 20: 415p, Sun Jun 21: 515p, Mon Jun 22: 715p, Tue Jun 23: 3p, Wed Jun 24: 515p, Thu Jun 25: 715p. xcd Award winning documentary about LAS PATRONAS, a group of women that prepare care packages for migrants riding a train en route to the United States. <facebook.com/events/887738097931973>. Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. 619.230.1938. <digitalgym.org>, <facebook.com/digitalgymsandiego>.
Mirrow & Missal (Part I)- The Magican Women of Echo Park: 8p, LA. Emett Casey’s (in attandance) recent feature, “Mirror & Missal” is a humorous arthouse satire that winks and nods its way through cinephilia. Beginning with the full moon stolen from the sky, the film follows the power hungry Francesca as she sets out choreographing a dance to transfer the moon’s essence to herself. But when a new kid, Abe, wanders into the bohemian town of Echo Park, plans go astray. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
The Gaslamp Killer Experience: 8p, Downtown LA. Straight from Coachella, L.A.-based DJ & producer’s signature dubstep, world music, left-field hip-hop, and psychedelic sound is accompanied by a crushing 10-piece band. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Jun 20 – Sat:
Juneteenth Heritage Festival: Jun 20-21, Leimert Park Village, LA. Celebrating 150 years of Black Lives that Matter! Degnan & 43rd St. 323.412.0811, 818.419.8639. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <blackartslosangeles.org>.
Wattstax Revisited: 8p, Downtown LA. Celebrating Wattstax, the historic 1972 concert and award winning film which featured Stax Records’ Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas, plus the Re.v Jesse Jackson, Richard Pryor, and many more. On the 50th Anniversary of the events which inspired the original concert, Wattstax Revisited revives the funk, soul, dancing, and comedic fun with a signature array of dynamic performers and dancers, striking visuals, and very special guests. Part of our LA Aftershocks series focuses on cultural aftershocks from the pivotal events in 1965 and 1992, and exemplifies how music, dialogue, and community celebration help us address racism in our city and nation. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
All You Need is Camera: 8p, LA. Canadian filmmaker Hillary Titley (in attendance) believes that all you need is a camera… and the right subject/story. She brings a selection of shorts, including her newest work “Round Trip” which tells the story of MBA student Ajay Maini, originally from New Delhi, who rode every public transit route over the course of four days to learn more about his current hometown, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also short works by other Canadian filmmakers, independently produced in Nova Scotia, Canada, with minimal crew, but with a maximum on capturing unique stories. Bus rides, fibre spinning, turtles that live in museums. All you need is a camera… and something interesting to point it towards. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jun 21 – Sun:
Delegation- SoA Watch Explores Plan Merida & US Financing of Mexican Security: Jun 21-Jul 1, Sun-Wed. To apply: <Brigitte@soaw.org>. Delegations may require an early registration and planning for international travel.
Suzy Williams & Friends: 230p, Santa Monica. Full event starts at 1p. Donations appreciated. LA Jazz Forum, 1308 Second St. 310.394.4178. <westsidejazzforum.org>, <facebook.com/events/881198775275160>.
Jun 22 – Mon:
Stop ALEC Fest: 630-930p, San Diego. National convergence. With protest marches earlier in the day. Grand Hyatt San Diego, One Market Pl. <facebook.com/events/1113726135320791>.
Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health, Jun 22-25, Mon-Thu, Oakland. $400. Space is limited. Phone: 619.692.5504. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Register: <Regonline.com/MigrationHealth2015>.
Is LA Really the Creative Capital of the World?: 730p, LA. Parking is NOT free. Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100. <new.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/?postId=60165>.
Jun 23 – Tue:
Motown Summer Arts Camp: Jun 23 – Aug 7, LA. Music, dance, film & drama. Recording, acting, playwriting. On-site registration: May 26 – Jun 4, 430-730p. Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, 3351 W 43rd St. 323.292.2700. <pullumcenter.org>.
Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement: 23rd of every month. 510.863.0477. <email@example.com>. <prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com>.
Reading “If the SHU Fits- Voices from Solitary Confinement “: 7p, Pasadena. Included are excerpts of letters, blog entries, government reports & speeches of family members. Performance followed by speakers and discussion. Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd. 310.704.3217. <LAlaborfest@gmail.com>.
Jun 24 – Wed:
US Social Forum (USSF): Jun 24-28, San Jose CA. Also: Jun 25-28, Philadelphia PA. <ussocialforum.net>.
“Death with Dignity in CA”: 11a, Irvine. Joe Barnes (Compassion & Choices). Women For: Orange County is a volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing human/ civil rights, peace, social justice, education, healthcare & the environment. Men are cordially invited. 11a refreshments, program 1130a. Free. Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 5 Riparian Way. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <womenfororangecounty.org>.
Suzy Williams’ jazz & blues: 830p, Culver City. Free. Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 310.390.1328. <facebook.com/events/412368152276933>.
Jun 25 – Thu:
Oglala Commemoration: Jun 25-26/27, SD. Leonard Peltier Day is Jun 26. Hosting the ILPDC Support Meeting. Details: <oglalacommemoration.com>.
Screening “Dandelions- Short Films by Jennifer Saparzadeh”: 8p, LA. Saparzadeh (in attendance) is a docu-fiction filmmaker interested in the transcendence of mundane passing moments- and in their union, shaping vestiges of saudade (melancholic longing). With two films completed during her residency thru LA AIR at EPFC, “Pendaram” and “Los Angeles Desplazados.” $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Future of Left/Independent Electoral Action in the US: Conference Report-back,7:30 pm, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Bl., Culver City. Conf. in Chicago, May 2-3, explored possibilities for political alliance in opposing corporatecapitalist rule. Participants from DSA, Peace & Freedom, SP and Solidarity will speak. For more information: <GabeGabrielsky@gmail.com>
Jun 26 – Fri:
Indigenous Peace Walk: 10a, SF. Main US location. Prayer ceremony, peace walk & public meeting celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UN charter. Details: <global-emergency-alert-response.net/26June15-IPUN-SF2.jpg>. 613.791.8804. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Worldwide events: <anorw.org/poster>, <26june.weebly.com>.
Run River North: Noon, Downtown LA. Thoughtful and uplifting anthems drive this Korean American indie folk rock band’s rhythmic drum beats, jangling guitars, and rapturous strings. Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Activist Support Circle – Ed Asner: 630p, Santa Monica. At the forum, Mr. Asner will field political & activist-related questions from event participants. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St. 310.399.1000. <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <activistsupportcircle.org>.
Screening “Analog Video Art Karaoke”: 8p, LA. Analog video & karaoke combined. Come join the fun! $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
The Family Crest: 8p, Downtown LA. SF-based orchestral indie rock band, an NPR favorite, plays with boundless joy imbuing their songs with a combination of infectious enthusiasm and powerful talent. Also Run River North (see Noon performance). Free. Grand Performances. 350 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. 213.687.2190. <grandperformances.org>.
Jun 27 – Sat:
Green Party of CA General Assembly: Jun 27-28, San Jose CA. $50-100 for registered Greens; USSF discounted co-membership $20. 916.448.3437. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, </email@example.com>. <facebook.com/cagreens>.
Workshop “Analog Video Art”: 130-530p, LA. Open collaborative workshop for video artists or anyone interested in creating video art with analog video machines. Watch examples from the history of video art then explore and experiment with these video feedback, keying and colorization, manipulation of found footage and the degradation of video images to create your own video pieces, You will create one short video art piece by the end of the session. Participants are encouraged to bring found footage on VHS tapes and any decks or pieces of equipment they would like to contribute to our closed-circuit video system. $60. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jazz Funk Fest: 7-10p, Free. Santa Monica. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd. 310.315.0056, 310.306.7330. <laughtears.com>, <blackshoepolish.blogspot.com>.
Queer Prom: 7-10p, Santa Monica. LGBTQ folks & allies, be who you are, dress up, have fun and be safe here! Food, Music, Photo Booth, etc! $15. Church In Ocean Park, 235 Hill St. <facebook.com/events/840384086021308>.
Films from Gothtober Countdown Calendar. Presentation & special screening showing the breadth and variety of submissions through the years that have made Gothtober great. The perfect place for indy & experimental creeps, ghosts & freaks to flaunt their tricks and treats. <gothtober.com>. Artists in attendance. $5 suggested donation. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado St. 213.484.8846. <email@example.com>. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Jun 28 – Sun:
Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Last Sun 1130a-1p, Culver City. Peace Center, 3916 S Sepulveda Blvd (between Venice & Washington Place, adjacent to I-405). Dial “22” for entry.
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>.
Lit Show Film Fest: Sun 7p, Venice. Rare Literature Films starring Suzy Williams & Brad Kay performing songs based on words by Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, Salinger, Samuel Becket & more. 7 Dudley Cinema, 4th Sun. Free. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. 310.822.3006. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <laughtears.com>.
Jun 29 – Mon:
“Spring Into Action: Immigrant Youth Leadership Development Rundown”: Jun 29 – Jul 3, Mon-Fri, Orange. OC-IYU’s first youth leadership curriculum for undocumented immigrant youth. Learn about the history of the immigrant youth movement, the intersection between gender, race, and immigration status, and the power of youth to change society for the better by standing up and fighting against injustice. El Modena Community Family Resource Center, 18672 E Center Ave. Register at: <ociyu.org/spring-into-action.html>.
Jun 30 – Tue:
Saving Afghanistan’s Art and Cultural Heritage: 730p, LA. Archaeologists Sayed Omar Sultan & Laura Tedesco discuss efforts to save Afghanistan’s art and culture. <hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/06/saving-afghanistans-art-and-cultural-heritage>. 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>.