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Sep
7
Fri
2018
DANCE DTLA: Dance Downtown 2018 @ Grand Park (various locations in park)
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A summer favorite now in its 14th year, The Music Center’s Dance DTLA is an evening of dance under the stars on most Friday nights in the summer months, from June – September 2018. Hosted entirely in Grand Park, the series features Dance Downtown (7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.), every other Friday night, where participants can learn new dance moves from a different dance genre at each event. From Salsa to Disco and Bollywood, Dance Downtown welcomes anyone who loves to dance and learn some new moves in the heart of Los Angeles’ civic center.


The series includes:

  • June 22 – Dance Downtown: Samba
  • June 29 – DJ Nights
  • July 6 – Dance Downtown: Line Dance/Two Step
  • July 13 – DJ Nights
  • July 20 – Dance Downtown: Salsa
  • August 3 – DJ Night
  • August 10 – Dance Downtown: Disco
  • August 17 – DJ Night
  • August 24 – Dance Downtown: Bollywood
  • August 31 – DJ Night
  • September 7 – Dance Downtown: 90s

Information subject to change

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Sep
8
Sat
2018
Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night @ Grand Park (Performance Lawn b/t Grand Ave. + Hill St.)
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

The Music Center continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect with each other with Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night. Developed in collaboration with a coalition of partners and partner organizations to reflect the diverse interests and experiences of the LGBTQ Angeleno community, Grand Park + Outfest Presents PROUD Picnic + Movie Night has the park partnering
with Outfest for the third year to present a picnic and screening in celebration of fresh and diverse voices in film. A showcase of short films from the Outfest Fusion Festival along with a feature full-length presentation, filmmakers and actors will introduce the films and share insight about their craft. Guests can come early to enjoy an afternoon in the park with the sights, sounds and tastes of the summer including music, food trucks and the park’s popular splash pad and playground. The screening will be held on Grand Park’s Performance Lawn.

Music by: DJ Bianca Oblivion

This year’s featured films are:

FULL LENGTH:

WHEN THE BEAT DROPS
Directed by Jamal Sims
87 mins
Outfest 2018 Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize

Drop into the electric and subversive underground dance scene known as “bucking.” As voguing exploded out of the ballroom scene of NYC, bucking was boldly pioneered in the clubs of the Deep South as a new form of self- expression. This film presents a fresh glimpse into the magnetic artistry and flair behind this emerging dance culture.

In his feature debut, famed choreographer and filmmaker Jamal Sims, who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, illuminates the warm-hearted and fierce queer black performers who make up one of the leading “bucking” groups in the city of Atlanta. As they train for their biggest competition yet, they face the risk of losing their jobs and family to compete at the top levels of this dance scene.

Jamal Sims calls dance a “superpower,” and with this film, he crafts a vision of the power of dance to bring movement to new heights and elevate the queer community.

 

SHORTS:

AMIGAS WITH BENEFITS
Written & Directed by Adelina Anthony
11 mins

A short dramedy about two elderly lesbians who nearly have their wedding day ruined by an uninvited guest.

 

BROKEN SUNFLOWER HEARTS 
Written & Directed by Miguel Angel Caballero
14 mins

An intimate portrait that tells the story of ANTHONY, a lonely history teacher, and his adopted daughter LUNA. Unexpectedly SAM, his ex-boyfriend, shows up one year after their separation looking for closure or perhaps trying to revive a relationship that once was. Broken Sunflower Hearts is an exploration of the alchemy of love. The kind of love that takes a piece of us with it when we walk away and the kind of love that forever changes us as we move forward.

 

VENUS RETROGRADE – WORLD PREMIERE
Written & Directed by Alejandra González
6 mins

A short LGBTQ+ film following a Nikkie, a young non-binary person of color, and their journey of self-love and revelation of self.

The filmmaker developed this short as part of Nuevas Novelas, a young filmmakers program run by the nonprofit, Justice for My Sister.

About the program:
“We are changing the face of Hollywood and building skilled leaders by training women of color and LGBTQ folks in filmmaking. They learn to produce their own short films, music videos, and web series. Our participants are ages 17 – 25 and are from Boyle Heights, San Gabriel Valley, South LA, and San Fernando Valley, Norwalk, and Fullerton. They tell stories with an emphasis on gender equality, healthy relationships, and violence prevention.

TRABAJO
Written & Directed by Kase Pena
13m

An 11-year-old Dominican boy, who is hard-of-hearing, searches for a job in order to help his financially struggling mother make ends meet. Written, directed, shot and edited by Transgender filmmaker Kase Pena

 

Outfest Fusion is an annual film festival celebrating queer communities of color. To learn more, visit outfest.org.

 


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Sep
11
Tue
2018
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH Ã LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.

 


TUE SEPT 18:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall):  La Panini Grill
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): The Deli Doctor,  Vchos, Rice Balls of Fire

WED SEPT 19:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Roni Macaroni Truck
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Postcards CAS, Made in Brooklyn Pizza, Fettes Schwein, Main Squeeze Lemonade

THURS SEPT 20:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Pho King Awesome
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Surfer Taco, Oaxaca on Wheels, Boba Taco

 


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GRAND PARK BOOTCAMP @ Grand Park's Event Lawn (between Broadway and Spring)
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesdays: June 5 to September 25, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Grand Park’s Event Lawn (between Spring St. and N Broadway – close to City Hall)

Grand Park visitors can explore the entire park and get a free workout at the same time at Grand Park’s Bootcamp. Open to all and all fitness levels, this free series is a fun way to connect with others, while enjoying a fun and accessible end-of-day workout.

Please note: the July 3rd bootcamp session is canceled due to set up for GRAND PARK + THE MUSIC CENTER 4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY. Class will resume next week.

 


Information subject to change

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Sep
12
Wed
2018
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH Ã LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.

 


TUE SEPT 18:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall):  La Panini Grill
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): The Deli Doctor,  Vchos, Rice Balls of Fire

WED SEPT 19:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Roni Macaroni Truck
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Postcards CAS, Made in Brooklyn Pizza, Fettes Schwein, Main Squeeze Lemonade

THURS SEPT 20:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Pho King Awesome
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Surfer Taco, Oaxaca on Wheels, Boba Taco

 


Information subject to change.

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Sep
13
Thu
2018
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH Ã LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.

 


TUE SEPT 18:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall):  La Panini Grill
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): The Deli Doctor,  Vchos, Rice Balls of Fire

WED SEPT 19:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Roni Macaroni Truck
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Postcards CAS, Made in Brooklyn Pizza, Fettes Schwein, Main Squeeze Lemonade

THURS SEPT 20:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Pho King Awesome
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Surfer Taco, Oaxaca on Wheels, Boba Taco

 


Information subject to change.

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Sep
15
Sat
2018
EVENT: ¡EL GRITO! @ Grand Park's Event Lawn (Between Spring St. and Broadway)
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Grand Park welcomes ¡EL GRITO!
Presented by City of Los Angeles and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
A FREE Arts & Music festival on the steps of City Hall and kickoff to Los Angeles’ Latino Heritage Month!

PLEASE NOTE: The playground and the dog run will be closed all day Saturday due to the event.

For more information click here


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Sep
16
Sun
2018
GRAND PARK SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS FOCUS DJs (Nonfiction & Josh Billings), DAVID MONTOYA, JULIET MENDOZA, and LACEY IQ @ Grand Park's Performance Lawn (between Grand and Hill)
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the mix from GRAND PARK SUNDAY SESSIONS PRESENTS AFRO FUNKE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY: https://www.mixcloud.com/GrandPark_LA/rich-medina-live-sunday-sessions-presents-afro-funkes-15-yr-anniversary/

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Returning for the 6th summer, Sunday Sessions celebrates Los Angeles’ contribution to the American-originated, globally embraced art form of House music. Honoring L.A.’s vibrant music scene, creativity, and boundary-pushing music-making, Grand Park brings the best House music artists to L.A.’s central gathering place to relive the memories, celebrate the art-makers and connect embers of the community with dance and music as a centerpiece. Guests
can purchase food from food trucks and cocktails (21+ only) from the bar and enjoy the sounds of summer in a beautiful setting right in the middle of the city. Sunday Sessions will take place on the park’s Performance Lawn.

JUN 10
Afro Funke’s 15 Year Anniversary
featuring Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red, and special guest Rich Medina
hosted by Rocky Dawuni

JUL 15
Grand Park Sunday Sessions Presents Doc Martin, Tara Brooks, and Anton Tumas

AUG 19
Grand Park Sunday Sessions Presents The Do Over

SEPT 16
Grand Park Sunday Sessions Presents Focus DJs (Nonfiction & Josh Billings), David Montoya, Juliet Mendoza, and Lacey IQ

Photo credit: Azul 213 Amaral

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Sep
18
Tue
2018
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH Ã LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.

 


TUE SEPT 18:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall):  La Panini Grill
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): The Deli Doctor,  Vchos, Rice Balls of Fire

WED SEPT 19:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Roni Macaroni Truck
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Postcards CAS, Made in Brooklyn Pizza, Fettes Schwein, Main Squeeze Lemonade

THURS SEPT 20:
MARKETPLACE (close to City Hall): Pho King Awesome
OLIVE COURT (close to Starbucks): Surfer Taco, Oaxaca on Wheels, Boba Taco

 


Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

GRAND PARK BOOTCAMP @ Grand Park's Event Lawn (between Broadway and Spring)
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesdays: June 5 to September 25, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Grand Park’s Event Lawn (between Spring St. and N Broadway – close to City Hall)

Grand Park visitors can explore the entire park and get a free workout at the same time at Grand Park’s Bootcamp. Open to all and all fitness levels, this free series is a fun way to connect with others, while enjoying a fun and accessible end-of-day workout.

Please note: the July 3rd bootcamp session is canceled due to set up for GRAND PARK + THE MUSIC CENTER 4TH OF JULY BLOCK PARTY. Class will resume next week.

 


Information subject to change

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.