Pencil This In: Summer Jazz at Descanso, Congolese Trance Dance-Tronica, Downtown Art Walk, Annie Hall in Old Pas
Summer Jazz @Descanso Gardens
“The Evolution of American Jazz” concert series on Thursday evenings at Descanso Gardens features SoCal jazz artists performing on the new earthen stage on Descanso’s Main Lawn. Bring a blanket to sit on and a picnic supper (normally not allowed inside the Gardens), and settle back to savor music as twilight falls. Concerts run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and are free with admission to the Gardens. Up tonight: Mitchell Long and Café Atlantico perform Latin and Brazilian jazz.
Congolese Trance Dance-Tronica @Twilight Dance at the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Dance Series is on tonight with the electronica vibe and dance beats of Konono No. 1, "a band founded over 25 years ago by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé, a crude 'thumb piano' central to Bazombo trance music from the region near the border of Congo and Angola." Add some electric instruments, a rhythm section, singers, dancers, and a sound system and you're ready to dance the night away. 7pm. Free.