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Friday, August 8

Dance Downtown: Samba

Music Center Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

6:30pm to 10:00pm

Aug 8 | 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
The Music Center Plaza

The sights and sounds of Carnival come to The Music Center Plaza for Samba night. Join us for beginner dance lessons, live music and fun times with friends. No experience necessary, all are welcome. Enjoy this festive night of samba under the stars. Picnics are encouraged.

No experience necessary. Beginner lessons throughout the evening.

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FIGat7th Downtown Festival


https://www.facebook.com/FIGAT7TH, Los Angeles, CA 90017

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Event Name: FIGat7th Downtown Festival

Description: Free outdoors concert series. Open to the public. All ages.

Date: July 18 – August 22, 2014 (Every Friday)

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: FIGat7th Plaza

Address:735 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Web: http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest

Phone: 213 955 7150

Gardens & Villa are an indie rock band from Santa Barbara, California. They formed following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitch-hiking journey up the west coast. The name is pulled from the location of their house on Villa Street, and the property’s lovely garden to which they tend. The music they make is very much connected to the coastal city they call home — the stony bike rides, dance parties, a scene free of judgment. The band refers to this Santa Barbara feeling as “coco vibes.”

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Saturday, August 9

Nisei Week

Little Tokyo

2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012


(AUG. 9-17) The 2014 Nisei Week Japanese Festival is a nine-day event first held in 1934, and is recognized today as one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the United States. This event will take place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district from August 9-17.

The Nisei Week Foundation was established in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to oversee and organize the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. The Foundation’s mission is to promote Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions while bringing together the diverse communities of Southern California through arts and cultural education.

For volunteer or additional event information email [email protected] or call the Nisei Week Foundation office at (213) 687-7193.  The Nisei Week office is located at 244 South San Pedro Street, Suite 303, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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KCON 2014

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, 90037

11:00am to 9:00pm

KCON 2014 (www.kconusa.com) the largest annual fan celebration of Korean entertainment and culture taking place at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on August 9 and 10. The event is divided into two elements:

The Convention: All day Saturday and Sunday, fans of everything Hallyu, or Korean Wave, will be able to completely immerse themselves in K-culture as they meet the stars, watch panels, take workshops and more.

The Concerts: At the end of each day, there will be a concert (with two separate all-star line-ups) featuring some of the top names in Korean pop music, some of whom have never played in the United States.

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California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA, CA 90037

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Museum visitors will have the opportunity to participate in a walk-through of the exhibition “Curvature: Lines and Shape with the artists Michael Kilgore and Anthony ‘Eve’ Kemp,” and CAAM's Visual Arts Curator, Vida L. Brown. Each artist will provide insight about their artwork, their inspirations, style and approach to their artistic concepts and compositions. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.

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Watson Adventures’ Downtown L.A. Movie Locations Scavenger Hunt

Pershing Square

532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults!

Discover a thrilling mix of gleaming new and gritty old as you visit locations featured in such films as Speed, Wedding Crashers, Phone Booth, L.A. Story, Seven, L.A. Confidential, Pretty Woman, Independence Day, Vertigo, Naked Gun, Ed Wood, Raging Bull, Barton Fink, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, even New York, New York. You’ll explore the odd artwork of Pershing Square, a little-known slice of Europe, strange sights in and around the landmark Central Library, an Art Deco masterpiece where Howard Hughes partied, an urban oasis with stunning views, strange figures outside a classic movie palace, the cryptic message in the world’s largest abstract mural, a hotel that has cosseted presidents and kings, the vibrant Grand Central Market with pop-art neon signs, the stunning Bradbury Building, which was inspired by sci-fi and the occult, and much more.

Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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