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Get Out: Electronic Music Under the Stars, Festival of Masks & An Ultra-Short Film Festival
By Anam SyedMUSIC: Green Galactic is throwing a free electronic music event celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Los Angeles. The show begins at 7 p.m. at California Plaza downtown and features Berlin’s Pole, UK-based Plaid, and L.A.’s John Tejada. The night will also feature projection art by Plaid and Charlene Boehne. For more information, visit Grand Performance's website.
AWARDS: The BET Experience at LA Live closes out its three-day events series today, featuring a variety of music and comedy events. There will be a Fan Fest street fair and expo that begins at 10 a.m., followed by a "Sunday Best" gospel stage led by Kirk Franklin. The weekend ends with a concert by R. Kelly, New Edition and The Jacksons in Staples Center. For more information, visit BET's website.
CULTURE: The "Festival of Masks" returns for a third year to celebrate Annual Day of the Ancestors at Leimert Park. The day celebrating African heritage is held alongside Leimert Park Art Walk and features a mask-making workshop. The workshop runs from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., and the procession of the masks runs from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. The musical performances and art walk runs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, vist the event's Facebook page.
LITERATURE: Tonight is the monthly literary event "Tongue & Groove" that brings together the authors of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word and even some music for a reading. Host Conrad Romo will be bring together friend of Punk Hostage Press, including Michael Marcus, Carlye Arbichque, Danny Baker, Yvonne de la Vega, Rich Ferguson, Dennis Cruz and with music by Beah and Ceci Romero. The event kicks off at 6 pm and last until 7:30 pm at The Hotel Cafe at 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood. It costs $6.
COUNTRY: Tonight The Outpost in Echo Park is hosting "tiny TEENY" a free "micro-festival" featuring ultra-short films by Donald Ian Black and other locals. It will feature the scored and improvised music of Eric McCann, as well as some poetry from comedian Josh Opitz and Donna Suppipat. It kicks off tonight at 7 pm. For more information, visit the event's website.