Brazil’s legendary, Gilberto Gil hits Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tues Oct. 23 @8p. Nice…
Whenever this party, Jump N’ Funk, touches down in LA - once inside you feel like you’re in a vibe that’s more reminiscent of the East Coast. Friday, October 19 is your chance @The Echo (that’s upstairs w/the 1822 W. Sunset Blvd entrance), jumpin’ + funkin’ from 9p ‘til!
African Fashion Week-LA (AFWLA) spreads into SoCal this week, Oct. 10-13, n’ there’s still time to grab a catwalk front row seat @Papillion Institute of Art, in downtown LA.
Concept Fashion Week LA unveils two Spring-Summer 2013 collections: “Alien” by Camila X Castillo + “In Dreams Forever” by Elliott Evan. On Sat, Oct. 13 @3p, so RSVP!
BRIDGES is this Saturday Oct. 13, as the first n’ real Rareform also returns to Los Angeles!
On Sunday, October 14 from 1-6p, @KNOWN GALLERY come join the ‘HELLO KITTY HELLO ART!' book release n' artist signing, featuring the solo show by cover artist, POSE.
Converse Rubber Tracks Live celebrates FOOL’S GOLD 5-year anni w/a proper bash @Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10p-3a, featuring headliner Ghostface Killah, amongst others such as A-Trak n’ Donnis. Oh yea, it’s FREE!
Nigerian/German artist, Nneka has some Fall ‘12 dates throughout the States! In typical heartfelt fashion, her singing inna rub-a-dub “Lucifer (No Doubt)” video delivers.
NNEKA FALL TOUR DATES:
10/17/12 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
10/18/12 New York, NY Joe’s Pub
10/19/12 Brooklyn, NY Littlefield
10/20/12 Boston, MA Cafe 939
10/22/12 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
10/23/12 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/24/12 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
10/25/12 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
10/28/12 Vancouver, BC The Rio Theatre
10/29/12 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
10/30/12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11/01/12 Oakland, CA The New Parish
11/02/12 San Francisco, CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall
11/03/12 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe
Old School meets Nu Jazz! True, the legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter n’ his quartet headlines this remarkable ensemble for a stellar ‘jazz night out' @UCLA’s Royce Hall on Oct. 27, but it’s Robert Glasper n’ his trio that acoustically supports Ron on that same night is what creates a buzz (NOTE: Oct. 25, The Robert Glasper Experiment headlines!).
The 12th Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) kicks off w/the film opener Note To Self in LA (Hollywood to be exact) @Montalban Theater on Thursday, Oct. 25 @7p. HBFF runs from Oct. 25-28, closing @6p w/the film 24 Hour Love - same location in H’wood!
On Saturday, Oct. 27 in NYC @Roseland Ballroom - the diva n’ icon herself Grace Jones performs as part of the Red Bull Music Academy series. Showtime is @8p, rhythm slaves!