Summary of what you will find below:
– What’s happening
– Festivals you should know
– California summer fun/free
– Our services
– Submit your Event
– Our Social Media Network
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 events in general that we consider worth at least to check (including FREE events). On the first top, you will see what’s happening (and usually updated every Wednesday) following a list of festivals that you should know and the “summer fun/free concerts”. For last, we remind you of our different services, and that you can submit or suggest an event (in calendar format). We cover from Santa Barbara (North) to San Diego (South) and Las Vegas. To check a list of venue locations (most in Los Angeles) go HERE. To check an event that we have covered in photos visit our FB page HERE and for any LIVE event in video check the link: www.soulbrasil.com/live/
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 PM. 2019 Brazilian Film Series: Good Manners. Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny of her unborn child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night changes their plans. Free with RSVP. At UCLA James Bridges Theater. 🇧🇷
Thursday April 18 at 7 pm. The Amazing Acro-cats in North Hollywood! The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of real rescued house cats. This one-of-a-kind, two hour long purrformance features talented domesticated felines rolling on balls, riding skateboards, jumping through hoops, and more! At El Portal Theatre. 5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood. More info here.
Saturday April 20 at 10 am. Inglewood Earth Day Music Festival. It will be Epic! We start at 10 am until 6pm. Get there Early. 4/20/2019 Earth Day in Inglewood, Ca. What a Show with Shanice, Eric Benet, Kenny Lattimore and more… Your Host for this Fun Filled Family Event will be Radio Personality Guy Black from 102.3 Radio Free KJLH. At Inglewood City Hall Community Center. FREE event.
Wednesday, April 24 at 8pm. Guitar Night at the Blue Whale. Great night with musicians: Fabiano do Nascimento, Marcel Camargo, Dusty Brough, Adam Ratner e Leo Costa. $15 door, 21+. Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles.
From Fri Apr 26 2019 to Sun Sept 8 2019, “Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop”, the FREE exhibition at the Annemberg Space for Photography in Century City, L.A area. The time is Wed-Fri, 11am to 6pm; Sat 11am-9pm; and Sun 11am-6pm. Curated by Vikki Tobak—produced in partnership with United Photo Industries (UPI)—and based on her book of the same name, the photographic exhibition includes over 120 works from more than 60 photographers. A must to see for those lovers of art and Hip Hop music! More info: www.annenbergphotospace.org.
Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 AM. UCLA – 17th Annual Latinx Community Conference. At UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. The conference provides a vital platform and space for professionals, community members, and students from diverse concentrations to engage in learning and critical dialogue regarding influential policies, urban landscapes, evidence based practice, and community practice that supports the Latinx community to overcome systemic challenges. More info here.
Saturday April 27 at 11 am. Kids Expo Los Angeles 2019. At Los Angeles Convention Center. Join us for this one of a kind baby, toddler, kids, and family event. Enjoy Free Admission for kids under 12. Kids Expo California features affordable fun for the whole family: Live Entertainment – Special Appearances – Food – Plus More! Get Tickets here.
Sat, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm. Blue Bossa: An Evening of Brazilian Music! At Casa Arjona in Long Beach, California. Maria Joana, Rodrigo Galvão, Mika Mutti, and Leo Nobre are the Blue Bossa. This extraordinary quartet will play for you the most beautiful bossa nova tunes, as well as other Brazilian styles that you will enjoy in a very intimate and art-oriented venue! Your host will prepare some light snacks, and you are very welcome to bring your favorite appetizers and wine! More info here.
Friday-Sunday May 3rd, 4th and 5th at 11 am. BeachLife Festival 2019. At Redondo Beach. BeachLife is the first and only live music, food, and lifestyle experience in Los Angeles. Bring your board shorts & flip-flops, friends, and good vibes for great music, food, drinks and fun. Tons of great live performances, pro surfers and skaters, and Southern California good vibes. Tickets here.
Saturday, May 4 at 7 PM. A resenha do Resenha #8 “Roda de Samba do Trabalhador”. O Dia do Trabalhador é uma data comemorativa internacional, dedicada aos trabalhadores, celebrada anualmente no dia 1 de maio, em quase todos os países do mundo, sendo feriado em muitos deles. E como nós Brasileiros somos muito trabalhadores nada melhor que uma roda de samba com convidados especiais para celebrarmos essa data. At The Hole in the Wall, San Diego. More info here. 🇧🇷
Sunday May 5 at 10:30 am. VegFest Los Angeles. At Woodley Park, Encino. L.A.’s largest vegan lifestyle festival. We welcome attendees to a magnificent day filled with food, fun and inspiration. The combination of a delicious vegan international food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, yoga, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with over 150 vendors, and more, make for an an unforgettable earth-friendly experience that is sure to be enjoyable for all! FREE EVENT.
Saturday May 11 at 11 am. Like Totally Music Festival at Huntington State Beach. This year the festival will be held on the sand. Live performances by: The Bangles || Manic Monday & Walk Like an Egyptian. Public Image Ltd. Featuring John Rotten Lydon of Sex Pistols. Lexicon Of ABC Martin Fry || Look of Love & Poison Arrow and more. All ages. Tickets and more info here.
Sunday, May 12, at 2:30 pm. Brazilian Jazz at the Melrose Trading Post. After almost two years of having a very successful Brazilian Jazz Night in DTLA we are finally having a Brazilian Jazz day performance at the Melrose Trading Post!!! There are tons of space there so this time we can fit everyone and we can all have a good time! Come check out the music and enjoy everything the place has to offer. Admission in only $5! More info here. 🇧🇷
Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm. 6th Annual First Take Film Festival. At Northwest Campus Auditorium. Aspiring filmmakers and all lovers of film, join us for UCLA Studio 22’s 6th First Take Film Festival! We welcome outstanding filmmakers from all UCLA majors and areas of interest to submit to the student short film competition! More info here.
Saturday May 18 at 10 am. California Strawberry Festival. At 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard. The California Strawberry Festival is among the top festivals in the nation with over 50 food booths, contests, rides and attractions, over 200 Arts & Crafts vendors, concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, and family fun! Skip the line and buy tickets online and be entered to win an Oxnard. Getaway: http://bit.ly/2XSwHm1
Monday May 27 at 10 am. Topanga Days 2019. Celebrating 46 years, topanga days returns with live music, fun for the whole family, artisans, food and a three-day memorial weekend full of topanga hospitality! Memorial day weekend 2019. headline artists: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (potr) on may 27th; Fantastic Negrito (may 26th) and Orgōne (may 25th). At The Topanga Community Center More info and tickets here.
Saturday, June 01. Venice Pride Sign Lighting & Block Party 2019. This inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ+ community is FREE and open to the public–so come one, come all. Our DJs will get you dancin’ in the street. Need a dance break? Take a stroll towards Windward Circle and explore the community exhibitors. Hungry or thirsty? We thought you might be. Head over to Food Truck Alley where you will find your favorite food trucks waiting. At Venice Sign, 99 Windward Ave, Venice. More info here.
Saturday, June 8. 12 am. 2019 LA Pride Festival. We’ve got a diverse group of LGBTQ+ and allied performers taking the stage at the 2019 LA Pride Festival. GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline this year’s festival. For the first time, the LA Pride Festival is expanding onto Santa Monica Boulevard with “Pride on the Boulevard,” a free block party allowing guests to gather and watch local performers. At West Hollywood Park More info here.
Sunday June 9 at 3pm. An African Day Event. At Station1640, 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles. Live Music + Live Painting and Food. Live Saxophone & Live DJs. Afro-beats, Hip Hop & Other Music Genres. Dress code: African inspired outfits suggested. (Not Mandatory). More info and tickets here.
Fri, Jun 21, 7:00 pm and Sun, Jun 23, 2019, 10:00 pm. International Samba Congress Los Angeles 2019. The International Samba Congress provides a deep experience with Brazil’s cultural atmosphere to teach people about Samba, the most popular Brazilian rhythm in the world. In the previous editions, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate and know more about the Brazilian culture. At Downtown Dance & Movement. 1144 South Hope Street, Los Angeles.
Sat, June 22, at 8 pm. Little Brazil Trio. The group, with its unique voice, revisits the defining moments of Brazilian music from a contemporary perspective. The trio fills their repertoire with pieces from the best composers and also original songs and arrangements from their new album entitled “Vem”. At Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro, California. More info here. 🇧🇷
Sunday, June 23 at 1 pm. 19th Annual Summer SOULstice Festival. Save the date for Main Street’s Summer SOULstice Festival! Bringing SOUL to the street for Santa Monica’s only mile-long music festival. Coming this June. More info here.
Thur June 27, 4 pm. Venice Beach Street Festival. Let’s gather at Venice Beach to have an unforgettable street party with the best street performers and music of Los Angeles. Stay tuned to hear about our sponsors and special promos. At 1500 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. Entry: FREE. More info here.
Festivals you should know
Every September, the Joshua Tree desert in California host in 450 acres, a four day music festival to celebrate devotion through Kirtan concerts, yoga, meditation, chanting and a wellness sanctuary. To know more, check: www.bhaktifest.com
Every September, the Earth Dance Festival try to unite people through dance to celebrate global peace and humanitarian aims at the world’s largest simultaneous music and dance event. The traditional Northern California festival moves this year to the Vallejo County Fairgrounds. Check:www.earthdancelive.com
Also in September, the Gaia Fest celebrates sustainable living offering a fair for exploring environmental stewardship, human rights, healing arts, and spirituality on the historic Hog Farm founded by Wavy Gravy in Laytonville, Ca. Check: www.thegaiafestival.com
California Summer fun/free
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
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