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Thursday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at El Chavo

El Chavo

4441 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

4:00pm

El Chavo is throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Los Angeles! On top of street corn, tacos, live music and more, El Chavo is partnering with Mezcal El Silencio, Jarritos and Tecate for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo drinks. 

Expect cocktails like Canelo y Pina and Fresa Refresca, both made with Mezcal El Silencio and Jarritos Soda. Even a frozen Paloma will be offered, made with Mezcal El Silencio, fresh grapefruit, Jarrito Toronja Soda, Oro Blanco, lime and smoked salt. Festivities start at 4pm, and we’d love for you to join in on the Cinco de Mayo festivities at one of the most classic Mexican spots in LA. 

Cinco de Mayo at El Chavo

4441 W Sunset Blvd. 90027

May 5th

4pm – close

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PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Join us for Cinco de Mayo and our latest Latino Media Visions screening, PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND, the new biopic about the legendary Brazilian soccer star. The feature will be preceded by a seminar for independent filmmakers in the Spielberg Theatre, and followed by a reception in the courtyard.

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MARINAOMI discusses her new graphic memoir TURNING JAPANESE, with YUMI SAKUGAWA

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

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Band of Outsiders

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

After the first eight minutes of Band of Outsiders, the narrator (Godard) dryly offers a recap: “A pile of money. An English class. A house by the river. A romantic girl.” Like everything else in the film, this summation is an allusion to murder. An earnest tribute to crime cinema told via the idiosyncrasies of three young Parisians, Band of Outsiders sketches a naïve love triangle’s inexorable march to destruction. Arguably featuring Godard’s most iconic set pieces—the foot-race through the Louvre, the impromptu dance scene in a cafe that Tarantino and many others would homage — the film weaves together childlike tangents, marrying an obsession with American gangster movies and playful experimentation with language and meaning. Effusive and impulsive as Godard’s directorial hand, the film primarily orbits around its emotional and moral center, the legendary Anna Karina — heartfelt even as she coyly glances at the lens and reminds us that she’s just an actress playing a character.

Dir Jean-Luc Godard, 1964, DCP (Restoration courtesy of Rialto Pictures), 97 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/bande-a-part/#sthash.YtBPqifC.dpuf

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Sci-Fest LA

ACME Theatre

135 N. LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036

8:00pm

(LOS ANGELES, CA MAY 5-29) – SCI-FEST L.A., the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, the first of its kind worldwide, returns for the third year to Hollywood’s Acme Theatre (135 N. LaBrea Ave) from May 5 - 29.

Co-founded by veteran theatre producers, Michael Blaha and Lee Costello, and actor, David Dean Bottrell (Mad Men, Boston Legal), SCI-FEST L.A.: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival debuted in May of 2014 to sold-out houses and critical acclaim with NPR describing is as “a chilling freakout,” and LA Weekly saying it’s “a nod to the storytelling tradition that live theater embodies so well…science fiction is no longer a stranger to LA stages.”

For the third amazing year, Sci-Fest will transport audiences to undiscovered dimensions. The 2016 line-up of mini-masterpieces, includes pieces written by legendary musician Janis Ian, esteemed author Neil Gaiman, master of horror Clive Barker and directed by acclaimed theatre and television director Gloria Muzio.

Sci-Fest LA’s mission is to produce an annual festival of new, beautifully realized, visually compelling sci-fi one-act plays featuring many well-known actors from beloved sci-fi and fantasy franchises and to create new Sci-Fi-themed literature and entertainment.

Bottrell recognizes that much of the success of the festival is also due largely in part to the cultural heritage that the Sci-Fi genre holds right here in LA.

“I think a big part of why we sell out is that LA has such a rich Sci-Fi history. It’s not only the hometown of Ray Bradbury, but it was LA’s TV and film industry that transformed Sci-Fi from pulp to the billion dollar global industry it is today. We love celebrating that heritage every year.”

Tickets go on sale for $26 each starting April 7, 2016 through May 29, 2016) and can be purchased through the festival’s website. For more information and to buy tickets, please go to http://www.sci-fest.com/

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Lucius

Fonda Theatre

6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

9:00pm

What a difference three years makes. Lucius went from being the five-piece Rolling Stone claimed was the Best Band youve never heard ofto the group you cant get enough of.

Fronted by the sleek and compelling look-alike twosome of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and backed by their counterpart bandmates Dan Molad, Pete Lalish and Andy Burri, Lucius spent more than 250 days on the road in the past year. Theyve sold out shows big and small, headlined all over the US and Europe, played slots at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, End of The Road, Reading and Leeds Festivals and more and shared the stage with a variety of musicians including Roger Waters, Jack White, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Sara Bareilles, The Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara and David Byrne.

The bands uphill ascent began when Jess and Holly crossed paths while at college in Boston; more than 10 years ago, Lucius started making music and hasnt stopped since. Along the way theyve become NPR darlings, grist for Britains prestigious Guardian and favorites of the Nobel-prize winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Since the critically acclaimed release of their 2013 debut LP Wildewoman they have built a stunningly loyal following, and share an intimate bond with their fans. Its not uncommon to see Lucius doppelgängers in the crowd.

Sitting with Jess and Holly to discuss the bands sonically-grand and emotionally-honest sophomore release Good Grief, the first thing that strikes you when you meet the frontwomen of Lucius is how fine-boned and delicate they both are. But even more striking is that they dont actually look alike once you see them offstage. Their builds are markedly different: Jess is curvy, with a generous mouth and eyes that tilt up at the corners; Holly is willowy and angular, serious and with the pale complexion that conjures up the image of a Nordic princess...

 

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Friday, May 6

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