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Monday, September 15

EL GRITO MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

Los Angeles City Hall

200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

9:00am

(SEPT. 15-16) EL GRITO MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY - Celebrated every 16th of September, El Grito is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanishrule and 2014 will be no different, with the annual celebration on City Hall steps attracting over 25,000 attendees.

WHEN:September 15 & 16, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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LATINOS IN HOLLYWOOD PHOTO EXHIBIT

9:00am to 8:00pm

LATINOS IN HOLLYWOOD PHOTO EXHIBIT - Celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos in film and television throughout the history of Hollywood, famous Latinos both past and present will be highlighted in a special photo exhibition. Various locations throughout Los Angeles, such as LAX Terminal 4, where 90,000 daily passengers will experience the exhibit, along with the Los Angeles Library and others, with a final showing at “Bailamos L.A.” at The Greek Theater on October 18th.

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A DINNER PARTY WITH BEST COAST

Fifty Seven

712 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

One Night Only featuring Best Coast merges music and culinary culture to form a unique hybrid pop-up experience. Every detail of the evening will be curated by Best Coast themselves, from conceptual food stations (elevated tour favorites from the road, tastes informed by their native Angeleno upbringing, as well as their shared Italian-American heritages) to cocktails (cucumber infused vodka to spicy mezcal) to music (every song hand-chosen by the band). One Night Only featuring Best Coast is an opportunity to not only hang out with Bethany and Bobb, but a chance to experience Best Coast's dream dinner party as manifested by Fifty Seven's own Chef Josh Drew. Eat, drink and then be very merry as Best Coast concludes the evening with a very special DJ set just for dinner guests.

One Night Only featuring Best Coast is an all ages event, however you must be 21+ to attend the post-dinner Best Coast DJ set.

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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071

7:15pm

From one of our finest literary interpreters of science and nature comes an optimistic manifesto on the earth-shaking changes now affecting every part of our lives, and those of our fellow creatures. Through her compelling and meditative prose, Ackerman reminds us how the human and natural worlds coexist, coadapt and interactively thrive.

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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071

7:15pm to 9:00pm

Diane Ackerman
In conversation with primatologist Amy Parish

From one of our finest literary interpreters of science and nature comes an optimistic manifesto on the earth-shaking changes now affecting every part of our lives, and those of our fellow creatures. Through her compelling and meditative prose, Ackerman reminds us how the human and natural worlds coexist, coadapt and interactively thrive.

FREE/ RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED.

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Tuesday, September 16

An Evening With Dave Mason (SOLD OUT)

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

7:30pm

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason procured an appetite for music at a young age, becoming a professional musician in his teens as a member of the Hellions with his good friend Jim Capaldi. Born in Worcester, England, Mason first established himself when he became a founding member of the rock band Traffic. Throughout his illustrious career, Mason has played and recorded with the era’s most prominent pop and rock artists including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Fleetwood Mac and Cass Elliot. In early 1967, Mason and Jim Capaldi joined forces with Steve Winwood and flautist Chris Wood to form Traffic, delivering their first single with “Paper Sun,” followed by Mason’s “ Hole in My Shoe,” which skyrocketed to number two in the U.K. Mason also took part in Traffic’s debut album Mr. Fantasy, released in December of 1967, before leaving the band. He subsequently recorded a solo single “Little Woman,” released by Island in 1968. Rejoining Traffic for a short period of time, Mason delivered “Feelin’ Alright,” which became his signature song, and was covered by Joe Cocker in 1969 (and as of today some 40+ other artists). A few years later, Mason took his talents to Los Angeles, joining Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, where he played lead guitar on tour, opening up for Blind Faith. In 1969, Mason landed a solo contract with Blue Thumb Records, collaborating with Tommy LiPuma on his debut solo album. The duo enjoyed huge success with Alone Together, which reached top 25 and went gold, while single “Only You Know and I Know” became a top 40 hit ( and a #2 hit for Delaney & Bonnie). After rejoining Traffic for just six shows and the launch of their album Welcome to the Canteen, Mason signed with Columbia, releasing two immensely popular albums with Mariposa del Oro and Dave Mason going gold, and Let it Flow going platinum. Mason’s multi-decade career was highlighted by his 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the band Traffic. MASON’s newest album--Future’s Past--was release May 13, 2014 featuring new versions of his classic songs plus new material that he has written and performed on tour over the last few years. Join us in the Clive Davis Theater for an in-depth interview about Mason’s prolific career, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, followed by a performance.

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Wednesday, September 17

United Latino Fund Awards Reception

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

7:00pm

The United Latino Fund's Annual Awards Reception serves to honor individuals that have helped advance causes affecting Latinos through non-profit advocacy. In addition, ULF awards new grants to outstanding start-up non-profits and new programs that focus on education or health and wellness. September 17, 7:00 p.m.

 

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Aloud @ Central Library: The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

7:15pm to 9:00pm

Malcolm Margolin and Kim Bancroft
In conversation with Vincent Medina, tribal scholar

For forty years, Heyday Books has been publishing California's stories--stories no one else has told--from native peoples and newly arrived immigrants, stories about the delicate Calliope hummingbirds and 14,000 foot peaks, to the explorations of California's most original thinkers, poets, and visual artists. Bancroft's new book describes an organization run on passion and devoted to beauty. Malcolm's friend and colleague, Vincent Medina, a member of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Area, will join the discussion.

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