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
Phone: 213 955 7150
AUGUST 1 – LAS CAFETERAS
Las Cafeteras sprouted in 2006 as students who enjoyed Son Jarocho classes & decided to share the magic of this folk music from Southern Veracruz with the public. Las Cafeteras has opened for groups including Ozomatli, Zack de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine), La Santa Cecilia, Fool’s Gold, Quetzal & more. Las Cafeteras combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing, and uplifting lyrics tell stories of everyday people.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20. Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart. The band's cult status was followed by mainstream success in the mid-1980s. Echo & the Bunnymen most recent album, entitled Meteorites, was released on 26 May 2014.
710 W 1st St., Los Angeles CA, 90012
9:00pm to 11:00pm
Tim Gill's All-Stars Swing Band & the Satin Dollz Pin-Up Dancers deliver a top notch evening of entertainment recalling the 1940s Big Band era complete with tight vocal harmonies, show-stopping tap dancing and gorgeous gals. Show takes place in First & Hope's backroom speakeasy Bar Fedora where guests enjoy delicious bites and retro cocktails from their house mixologist in plush art deco atmosphere. Dinner reservations are available in main room before the show. Valet parking $9
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Aratani Theatre
featuring Grammy Award Winning Artist Melissa Manchester
720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
One night each summer, Angelenos descend upon Inner-City Arts, turning our award-winning campus into the creative epicenter of Los Angeles. Art lovers from all over, including young professionals, Downtown residents and our friends from the neighboring Arts District converge at the corner of 7th and Kohler to celebrate the transformational power of creativity.
Featuring a special rooftop concert produced by Spaceland Productions with Peanut Butter Wolf, YACHT, De Lux and featuring dublab. With surprises by artists in residence Friends with You & Animal Charm and video games curated by Messhof. Food trucks by Guerilla Tacos, Heirloom LA, Salt & Straw and Urban Oven. Cocktails by The Spare Room and coffee by Stumptown Roasters.
The event is 21+.
Tickets $65 in advance / $75 at the door. All proceeds support Inner-City Arts’ free arts education programs for youth.
To purchase ticket visit: http://www.inner-cityarts.org/how-you-can-help-summerevent.php
631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Note: All three works presented each night.
The New Original Works Festival continues with works by Carole Kim, Marsian De Lellis, and d. Sabela grimes.
CAROLE KIM: THE SINGING HEAD
Multi-media artist Carole Kim concocts an intoxicating visual world, using multi-layered projection surfaces, scrims and beautifully constructed sculptural costume pieces.
MARSIAN DE LELLIS: OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION
A woman who falls in love with inanimate objects discovers that the Golden Gate Bridge has been cheating on her in Marsian De Lellis’ latest table-top puppetry creation.
D. SABELA GRIMES: ELECTROGYNOUS
Compelling sound and movement artist d. Sabela grimes transcends the realms of Hip Hop and Afrofuturism in his genre-defying work Electrogynous, mixing poetry, street dance and infectious, otherworldly soundscapes to question hyper-stereotypes of masculinity and femininity in contemporary Black cultures.