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Arts and Entertainment

LAist's Free Gig Guide

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Grab a jacket, some friends and get out of the house. There are plenty of free gigs to keep you occupied.

SATURDAY, 10/8

  • Catch Hot Club Quartette at Cafe Z in the Skirball Cultural Center followed by a free screening of Algeria in a Smile. The show starts at noon. Call (310) 440-4500.
  • DJs Michael Stock and Benjamin White of Part Time Punks continue their residency at MOCA. The show starts at 6pm. It's free with general museum admission. Call (213) 621-1734.
  • The Afro-Brazilian Drumming and Potluck features world percussion jams and food at Bang a Drum starting at 7:30pm. Admission is free, but this is a potluck, so bring food. For info, call (323) 936-3274.

SUNDAY, 10/9

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MONDAY, 10/10

TUESDAY, 10/11

  • Santa Monica College kicks-off a three-day celebration of the works of Frederic Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn in the SMC Concert Hall. The event starts at 11:15am. Call (310) 434-4323.
  • Trumpeter Elliott Caine and pianist Sergey Kyosayan play at Revo Cafe in Glendale at 8 pm. For details, call (818) 549-0809.
  • Flamenco jazz guitarist Eishun Fukai plays at Solare at 8pm. Call (323) 655-7652.

WEDNESDAY, 10/12

  • Dios (Malos) perform at Amoeba Records at 7pm. Call (323) 245-6400.
  • Flamenco jazz guitarist Eishun Fukai plays at Solare at 8pm. Call (323) 655-7652.
  • Dub Club play echodelic sounds of roots, rocksteady, ska, dub, dancehall, and reggae at the echo at 9pm. The show is free before 10pm. Call (213) 413-8200.

THURSDAY, 10/13

  • Santa Monica College wraps-up a three-day celebration of the works of Frederic Chopin and Felix Mendelssohn in the SMC Concert Hall. The event starts at 11:15am. Call (310) 434-4323.
  • Listen to the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra perform high-caliber orchestral music at 7:30pm in the Bovard Auditorium. Free admission at the door for any USC student.
  • Listen to DJs spinning Peel Sessions at the echo. There will be CD giveaways from 4AD, Rough Trade Records and more. The show starts at 8:30pm and is free for anyone over 21. For details, call (213) 413-8200.
  • Catch live Latin music from local artists every Thursday at Zona Rosa Caffe at 8:30pm. Call (626) 793-2334.
  • Akbar's Dirty Dirty House Club features house grooves from DJ Tony Powell. Doors open at 9pm; admission is free before 10pm. Call (323) 665-6810.

FRIDAY, 10/14

  • LACMA's Friday Night Jazz Series features the Elisa Lala Quintet in the LA Times Central Court at 5:30pm.
  • Enjoy salsa music by Orquesta La Palabra at Music Center, starting at 7:15pm. Free dance lessons start at 6:30pm. For info, call (213) 972-3660