Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.
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iPalpiti on Stage

Dedicated to the artistic career advancement of exceptionally gifted young professional musicians and to the promotion of peace and understanding through music.

"...For one evening in July, the iPalpiti Orchestra, the flagship of the region's Festival of International Laureates, holds its annual Grand Finale concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and it has become one of the highlights - in some years, the highlight - of the summer here." -Rick Schultz, Los Angeles Times

 

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Brazilian Heart Music and Kátia Moraes proudly present The 8th Brazilian Heart, a Celebration: Songs of Protest & Changean annual performance series in homage of renowned Brazilian artists. The performance will be for one night only: Saturday, March 2nd at 7 PM and 9 PM at the Kelman Theater in the Electric Lodge, located at 1416 Electric Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291. In this year's celebration, twelve female singer/songwriters recognize International Women's Day. Performing music inspired by Brazilian and American protest songs, the women will weave songs, poetry, and stories that remind us how art can inspire social change.

The performance also salutes Tropicalia master Gilberto Gil. 

To quote Moraes, "This world needs a magic touch; this is why we’re here making art; to light up the spaces in between cultures.” 
Featuring Ana Barreiro, Ana Gazzola, Diana Purim, Emina Shimanuki, Kana, Kátia Moraes, Liz Kinnon, Marcele Berger, Mariana Leite, Nando Duarte, Natália Spadini, Poliana Magalhães, and Sonia Santos.
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(THROUGH FAT TUESDAY, MARCH 5) There is no need to travel farther than Third & Fairfax to enjoy a true New Orleans-style Mardi Gras celebration! Returning for its 30th year, The Original Farmers Market’s Annual Mardi Gras Celebration breaks out the beads with a three-day event that offers down-home fun for everyone.
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Mariachi Plaza Festival
L.A.'s rich Latino heritage is celebrated throughout the year with traditional Mexican holidays and festive events. Read on for a guide to Latin American holiday celebrations and festivals in Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles is celebrating the Year of the Dog with events ranging from a traditional temple ceremony to the spectacular Golden Dragon Parade, huge street festivals and great deals for shopping and hotels.
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Border Grill DTLA Cinco de Mayo food and drinks
From cultural festivals and Taco Madness to drink specials across the city, read on for Cinco de Mayo festivities in Los Angeles.
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Charles White, "Frederick Douglass Lives Again (The Ghost of Frederick Douglass II)"
Read about Los Angeles events and cultural institutions participating in Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their important role in U.S. history.
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