Calendar – Concerts and Events
Here in this page, you will be able to check an updated listing of concerts/performances/events in Southern California. Most of them are Brazilian events or General events that we consider worth at least to check such as Art and Multicultural Festivals. Also, during the summer, we publish a guide for “free summer fun”. Usually we listing and/or cover events from Santa Barbara (North) to San Diego (South,) and Las Vegas (if related with Brazil or Brazilians is happening).
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(For General Events Check the Bottom)
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General Events to Consider
Every Friday (all this summer!), from 9pm to Midnight, FREE Acoustic Night at Silvios Brazilian BBQ located at 20 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Just a few meter of Hermosa Pier and the beach. Every Friday night a different performer(s) presenting his/her/their music with swing and style. *This Friday, July 28th at 9pm, Birdfish playing the best of Reggae including covers of Bob Marley*. From Brazilian beats to California Rock. www.silviosbbq.com
Wed, August 16 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM. A Night of Brazilian Guitar. Another first in our ongoing series of musical explorations, we bring together four amazing musicians performing as a group for the first time. Enjoy an evening of masterful performances covering traditional and modern guitar compositions featuring Fabiano do Nascimento, JP Mourão, Marcel Camargo, João Pedro Mourão and Capital. At Consulado-Geral do Brasil in Los Angeles, 8484 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California 90211. More info here.
Sun, September 10. From 11 am to 7 pm. Brazilian Day San Diego. Music, dance, food, samba and more. The biggest Brazilian outdoor event of the U.S west coast provides a day for the entire community to come together to embrace the cultural flavors, sounds, and arts of Brazil. It is free to the public in general and provides activities and entertainment for the whole family. At Belmont Park – Mission Beach. Free admission. More info http://braziliandaysandiego.com/
Fri September 15 to Sep 24. Rock in Rio. One of the biggest music festivals in the world will promove seven days of music. Some of the attractions already confirmed at the festival are: Lady Gaga, Guns N ‘Roses, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Red Hot Chili Peppers. At Av. Embraixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401, Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro. More info and tickets: http://rockinrio.com
Sun September 17, 9 pm. Vanessa da Mata at Teragram Ballroom. Vanessa is one of the most popular and respected artists in Brazil, a latin Grammy winner with a carreer spanning more than a decade of extensively touring songwriting and recording. Vanessa is one of the most popular and respected artists in Brazil, a latin Grammy winner with a carreer spanning more than a decade of extensively touring songwriting and recording. Address: 1234 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA. More info and tickets: http://www.braziliannites.com/
Thur, September 21 to 30, 2017 Downtown Film Festival. Stablished in 2008, the festival has screened more 1,000 films, held more 200 events and partnered with more than 75 other profit and nonprofit business in DTLA. More info: www.dffla.com
Fri, Sept 22, 8:30pm. Viver Brasil Dance Company Anniversary. Viver Brasil Dance Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary featuring premieres by choreographers Marina Magalhães and Vera Passos, with new music by Kahlil Cummings and Simon Carroll. These works will illuminate the Afro-Brazilian ancestral wisdom of orixa dance and music, the social dances of frevo, samba and the spectacle of the bloco afro. This anniversary concert highlights Viver Brasil’s joy, jubilance and artistic range as the company explores themes of race, gender and social equity. To buy tickets click here
Sun September 24, 10:30 am. XI Farroupilha Week of California. CTG Rnacho Rio Grande. Civic cerimony to Brazil’s Independency and Farroupilha Revolution. Enjoy a delicious, authentic Gaúcho BBQ style and outstanding Brazilian food. At 19906 Santa Rosa Mine Road, Perris, CA. More info and tickets: http://ctgranchoriogrande.com/
Friday, Sep 29, 9pm at Fais Do-Do Cafe Club, Brasil Brazil Show featuring Ana Gazzola and Sonia Santos. Expect original music and standards with hot arrangements. Only $10 at the door. Plus the fantastic trio, musicians Pablo Medina, Dino Durand and Zé Bruno. Fais Do Do is located at 5257 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles – www.faisdodo.com
October. Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. The Film Festival celebrates the work of existing and emerging Latino talent while creating a bridge between independent filmmakers and the film industry in Hollywood. LALIFF serves as a catalyst for the promotion and distribution of Latino films, presenting feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings. More info and dates here.
Fri, July 07 to August 31, 8:30pm. Pageant of the Masters. One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters re-creates famous works of art. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and more. At Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Tel & website: 949-494-1145 www.foapom.com
Fri, July 28 – August 6. International Pop Overthrow. International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival which has been held for the past eighteen years in Los Angeles. We have also held IPO for various years in Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit, Atlanta, Portland, Nashville, Austin, Vancouver, and Toronto, as well as in Liverpool. More infor www.internationalpopoverthrow.com
Summer Fun / Free Concerts
Every summer one of the greatest things in South California is the Free Outdoor and Indoor Music Series in different venues/locations – live music and dance free to the public is offered during the whole summer every year. Here bellow we cover mostly of this events – or at least the best ones!
The Twilight Dance Series – It has been a Southern California tradition for twenty-two years. After severe storms damaged the Pier in 1983, the newly formed Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation and the Santa Monica Arts Commission decided to put together a series of concerts to raise awareness about the restoration project and build community spirit. Putting together a small amount of seed money to start the event, the City staged the first concerts under a large blue and white tent dubbed “The LaMonica” after the ballroom that graced the Pier from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Long-time friend of the Pier Katharine King named the concerts the Twilight Dance Series and the moniker stuck.www.twilightdance.org
The Summer Sessions Free Outdoor Concert at the Getty Center in L.A – Each year the series presents a diverse lineup of musical talents, many of whom mix and match musical traditions and genres. The series showcased a myriad of musical styles, from hip-hop, blues, and rock, to Latin boogaloo, Afro-Peruvian jazz, Mexican cabaret, merengue, electronic beats, Indian rhythms, and even Algerian trance music. All concerts are free and no reservations are needed. Concerts take place from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center. www.getty.edu
Summer Series Culver City Music Festival – The Culver City re-development agency and the City of Culver City Presents every year the Annual Culver City Summer Sunset Music Festival. Listen to a mix of Jazz, Samba, Bluegrass, 60’s Rock and World Music at the Culver City Hall Courtyard. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic basket and get ready to dance the night away with your family and friends! For more information please call 310-253-5716 or visit their website at www.culvercitymusic.org. Locate at9770 Culver Blvd, at Duquesne. Free street parking, meter parking free after 6pm.
Summer Series at Fisherman’s Village – Located in beautiful Marina Del Rey in L.A area, Fisherman’s Village offers Saturday concerts from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Listen to sounds of Jazz, Reggae, R&B, Funk, Soul, Latin Jazz and Americana Pop. Visit the series website here: website http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/BandH/Marina/chacepark.htm – At 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Free parking for the firsts 2 hours.
Summer Series at Burton Chace Park – The Free Marina del Rey Summer Concerts are held in a beautiful waterside setting at Burton Chace Park. The series features Thursday evening classical concerts showcasing the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, with Frank Fetta, conductor and guest soloists. On alternate weeks, Saturday pop concerts star celebrated musical entertainers. You are welcome to bring a picnic basket full of your favorite foods! For more information please call 310-305-9545 or visit their website at 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, Parking $5 –http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/BandH/Marina/chacepark.htm.
Summer Series at Pershing Square – Pershing Square is an outdoor concert and event center located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It hosts an array of free programs for the downtown community such as Swingin’ Wednesday, Lunchtime Concerts and Salsa Sundays. For more information call 213-847-4970 or visit their website www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/contact.htm. At 532 South Olive, Los Angeles, Parking is $6 on Sunday, $14 on Saturday.
Summer Series at Levitt Pavilion – Stretch out on cool grass on a warm summer evening, gaze up at the stars and listen to an amazing kaleidoscope of music in the peaceful setting of Memorial Park in Old Pasadena. Hear welcomed sounds flowing from most beautiful band shell on the West Coast and – it’s all free! Bring the family, a friend or arrive solo or visit their website www.levittpavilionpasadena.org. At 87 North Raymond, Pasadena, Public and Private parking, prices vary.
Summer Series at Japanese American National Museum – Located in Little Tokyo near Downtown Los Angeles, the Japanese American National Museum is proud to present the 1st & Central Summer Concerts. Enjoy an array of diverse cultural music as the mission of the museum is to promote cross-cultural diversity and understanding. Reservations are required for all programs and seating is limited. Please call 213-625-0414 to make reservations. Events are subject to change. You may also visit their website www.janm.org. At 369 East First Street, Little Tokyo in L.A. Public and Private parking, prices vary.
Summer Series at California Plaza – Grand Performances presents free performing arts that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles. Located at California Plaza in the heart of the Financial District in Downtown Los Angeles, this spectacular venue hosts an eclectic group of talented artists from all over the world. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy a fantastic evening under the lights of downtown. For more information please call or visit their website at www.grandperformances.org . 300-350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Located at California Plaza, parking is $5 after 5pm on weekdays and on weekends.
Summer Series at Los Angeles County Museum of Art – LACMA, Every Friday, April through December, admission-free jazz concerts are presented on the Los Angeles Times Central Court from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These events feature the art of jazz as practiced by outstanding jazz artists from Los Angeles and elsewhere. Also, launched in conjunction with LACMA`s Latin American Art Initiative, Latin Sounds offers free eclectic music from various regions throughout Latin America. The venue is the LACMA park amphitheater. LACMA`s Latin American Art Initiative was established, in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), to create a greater understanding of Chicano and Latino arts and cultures for the wider public through varied programs at the museum. For more information please call or visit their website www.lacma.org. At 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, between Fairfax and La Brea. Parking ranges from $5- $8.
Summer Series at Hollywood & Highland – Hollywood and Highland presents Wine & Jazz Tuesdays in the Central Courtyard. All summer long enjoy wine from a different winery each week and free live jazz presented by KKJZ radio. 100% of the wine bar proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food. For more information please call 323-817-0220 or visit their website www.hollywoodandhighland.com. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. Enter Highland and Orange. Parking is $2 for 4 hours.
City of Beverly Hills “Summer Nights” – At the Civic Center Plaza at 455 N Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
City of Manhattan Beach “Concerts in the Park” (Polliwog Park) – Open seating and free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues or wheeled vehicles allowed at any time in the concert area. Your cooperation to keep our parks clean is appreciated.
City of Hermosa Beach Sunset Concerts – At 1315 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach – 310.318-0280
West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council – “Summer Concert Series” at West LA Civic Center located at 1645 Corinth Avenue, behind the West LA Library. Howard Hughes Promenade – Dancing Under the Stars Concert Series at Concert at Center Court, 405 and Howard Hughes Parkway Series Coupons www.hhpromenade.com/mimages/HH_Coupons.pdf
Educational and/or Green Events in Brazil
(Eventos no Brasil do Terceiro Setor)
* Congresso Brasileiro de Ética nos Negócios – http://www.congressoeticanosnegocios.org.br
* Feira de Responsabilidade Social Empresarial Bacia de Campos –http://www.feirarsebaciadecampos.com.br
* Mostra de Tecnologia Sustentáveis – http://www.ethos.org.br/mostra2010
* Conferência Internacional Ethos – http://www.ethos.org.br/ci2010
* Congresso Internacinal de Educação – http://www.isapg.com.br/2010/ciepg
* Conferência da Terra ou Forum Internacional do Meio Ambiente – http://www.conferenciadaterra.com
*FIBOS – Feira Internacional para o Intercambio das Boas Praticas Socioambientais
*RecicleAçao ou Feira Brasileira de Reciclagem, Preservaçao & Tecnologia Ambiental
* Congresso Internacional de Responsabilidade e Sustentabilidade Socioambiental
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