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Friday, July 31

Sonora Santanera

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

8:00pm

Founded in 1955 by Carlos Colorado, Sonora Santanera is an orchestra that plays tropical music from Mexico. This 12-person band has been playing for audiences in Mexico and around the world for over 55 years. Come to the Levitt to dance along to mambo, cha-cha-cha, bolero, cumbia, and meringue music!

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Citizen: An American Lyric

The Fountain Theatre

5060 Fountain Ave., Hollywood, CA 90029

8:00pm

(7/31) A provocative meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image. Shirley Jo Finney directs the world premiere of Stephen Sachs’ stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America (winner, National Book Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Times Book Award, NAACP Image Award; PEN Open Book Award). Made up of remarks, glances, seeming slips of the tongue — those did-that-really-just-happen-did-they-really-just say-that slurs that happen every day, as well as the larger incidents that become national firestorms — the stage adaptation of Citizen is a spoken word dramatic collage, a meditation, or as Rankine herself calls it, “an American lyric.” The New York Times wrote that “Rankine brilliantly pushes poetry’s forms to disarm readers and circumvent our carefully constructed defense mechanisms against the hint of possibly being racist ourselves.” July 25 – Sept. 14;

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FILMMOBILE SUMMER SCREENING SERIES: NIGHT TIDE

Echo Park Film Center

1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:00pm

Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Filmmobile projects an array of classic films at cinematic locations across the city! Events begin at 8 pm for four consecutive Friday nights beginning July 31. Refreshments provided. Bring a chair! Free admission! Everyone welcome! Tonight we kick off our 7th season with Night Tide (Curtis Harrington, 1961)
, introduction by Doug Harvey. Starting the evening is Fatty and Mabel Adrift (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1916) with live original musical score by The Sun Warshippers. Locations are announced 24-hours prior to show time. Call 213.484.8846, email [email protected].

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TriAngular Bent in concert at Art Share LA with special guest, Amy Knoles

Art Share LA

801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, 90013

8:00pm

TriAngular Bent in concert at Art Share LA - a new electroacoustic trio featuring Don Preston (piano and electronics), Jeff Boynton (cello and bent circuits), and Philip Mantione (guitar, computer and analog synthesis). Also featuring a special guest appearance by renown electronic percussionist and co-founding member of the California Ear Unit, Amy Knoles. She’ll be performing a recent work, Julius Eastman FOUND!, based on the music of Julius Eastman.

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