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Friday, August 8

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament

L.A. LIVE

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament presented by NBC4 Southern California is back August 8-10 on the streets of downtown LA at L.A. LIVE! California’s largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament is home to every kind of “baller” there is: short, tall, college standout, recreational league champion, intramural player, gym rat, AAU or YMCA participant. Even if you haven't touched a ball in years, we still want you to play.

The three day event will feature fun activities for players AND spectators alike, including:
-Nike Slam Dunk Contest
-Over 20 interactive vendors
-Training & Recovery EXPO
-Music & dance performances
-Basketball-themed activities & giveaways

Registration deadline is July 25. For more info and to sign up your team, visit www.Nike3on3.com

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Dance Downtown: Samba

Music Center Plaza

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

6:30pm to 10:00pm

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

FREE
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

FIGat7th

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

AUGUST 8 – GARDENS & VILLA
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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Prajna - The Great Wisdom Spiritual Enrichment Through Music

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:00pm

nterested in a completely unique and cultural musical experience?

The highly acclaimed Dream Lotus Insightful Praises Choir and Symphony Orchestra are coming to Los Angeles! This event features performers from Taiwan who have mastered a beautiful blend of celestial voices with eastern and western music. They have made several outstanding performances worldwide, including the famed National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Canada. Come enjoy a soulful evening, while basking in the warmth of musical repertoire for the mind and spirit.

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Saturday, August 9

Nisei Week

Little Tokyo

2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012

9:00am

(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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