Celebrated for bringing an airy, bright, thoroughly original instrumental palette to its blend of 21st-century acoustic chamber music, improvisation and free jazz, the quartet led by ace percussionist and composer Brad Dutz first came together at REDCAT 10 years ago. It features Dutz on marimba, vibes and all manner of hand percussion, Brian Walsh on clarinet and bass clarinet, Paul Sherman on oboe and English horn, and Chris Votek on cello, with their precise yet fluid contrapuntal work conjuring a vibrant sound like no other. Even as Dutz, one of the most sought-after session percussionists in L.A., forgoes the conventional grooves in favor of color and texture, the band always stirs up a brisk, propulsive swing.
16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, 90506
12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra (ACJO), comprised of 17 first-call studio/jazz musicians in Los Angeles, has become a rising star in the big band scene in recent years. ACJO released their debut album "S...
7955 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA, 92618
6:00pm to 4:00am
Kizomba All-Stars LLC presents to you a 3 day Kizomba Dance Workshop and Party Event, March 6-8 2015!!!
Kizomba Dance is a connective partner social dance that really focuses on walking to a rhythmic beat. We are hosting 3 days of fun-filled workshops where you will learn basic, fun steps and get to meet really cool people while dancing. At night we will have fun parties and performances from Kizomba Dance Instructors from around the world, from Angola, Cape Verde, Portugal, UK, France, Mexico and the U.S. You can then mingle and practice what you have learned and party till 4 a.m.
During this magical dance event, we will have vendors with fabulous goodies, massage therapists and much more.
All this will take place in the state of the art , brand new luxurious:
Courtyard Irvine Spectrum
7955 Irvine Center Dr (Across the street from the Irvine, CA Spectrum)
Irvine CA. 92618
Book Hotel Room
949-453-1033 (event name: Ladies Take The Lead)
Special Dance workshop Hotel event rate is $139:
Full 3 day dance passes are $125
131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
The main gallery presents Voces / Voices of the People Artists are usually at the forefront of a struggle. 2014 has given us a plethora of struggles to think about: black lives matter, LGBT equality, immigration reform, sex/wage slavery, gentrification. We have invited artists to visually discuss the issue(s) most prominent in our world. And we invite you to share with us the issues that concern you. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard. Tell us what you think. Comment forms will be available to you in the gallery, during the run of the exhibition. featuring the artwork of: Andres Montoya, Derrick Maddox, John Urquiza, Patricia Payne, Richard Turner, Frohawk Two Feathers, Eric Almanza, Norm Maxwell, Mark Vallen, Brandon Harrison, and more. Exhibit Runs: February 14, 2015 through March 7, 2015
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, 90506
El Camino College faculty member Alan Chan will showcase his talents at 8:00 p.m. on March 6, 2015 in the Marsee Auditorium. A professor of music and director of El Camino College Jazz productions, Chan will take the stage to show the audience the skills he’s used to mold El Camino College’s budding musicians.
The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra, known simply as ACJO, has successfully unveiled their “Rancho Calaveras” EP and Chan was further praised for his distinct and “genre-shaking” sound, upon the released his debut album “Shrimp Tale” this past summer.
Chan is a critically acclaimed jazz artist who has lived and performed in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Orchestras, college and high school bands, and jazz bands, including the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, have performed his work. Chan founded the Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra in 2012 which is comprised of top Los Angeles studio and jazz musicians.
ACJO’s musical endeavors reach far beyond providing rhythmic and entertaining compositions. Chan draws from real-life experiences from living around the world and attempts to draw attention to significant world issues like environmental protection.
Tickets to the performance are $20 and may be purchased online at centerforthearts.org, by phone at 310-329-5345 or toll-free at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The El Camino College Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.
101 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
10:00am to 1:00pm
In CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts, teams of 2 to 4 players solve fun & challenging clues leading them on a 3-hour hunt through one of L.A.'s many diverse neighborhoods. Teams will crack codes, solve challenging puzzles, uncover little-known facts and more... all while racing against other teams to be first to the finish with the most correct answers!
Nestled between dramatic mountains and breathtaking coastline, the beachfront village of Laguna Beach has been an art and nature-lovers paradise for more than a century. You'll set out on a clue-solving adventure through the winding streets of charming Laguna Beach village, discovering dozens of the unique works of art and architecture that make this one of California's best-loved coastal communities. Bring a digital or cellphone camera.