friday october 25 | salsa on the alley

Dia de los Muertos season is just about upon us, so La Junta crew and me are excited to share that we’re back with one of our surprise hit events of last fall, and it’s right in our Pasadena stomping grounds!

Kicking off its Day of the Dead Celebration, Old Pasadena hosts ‘Salsa on the Alley, curated by LA cultural event producers La Junta and featuring a live performance with Son Mayor, an 11-piece ensemble that has been performing its classic salsa sound for more than three decades. The event takes place outdoor in one of Old Pasadena’s historic, urban alleyways–illuminated with unique calaveras lighting.
Free sugar-skull face painting is offered between 5:30-8:30pm!

Complete info: oldpasadena.org/dayofthedead
Eventbrite ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/y4h68fkv

Note: While this event is free, all attendees must register through Eventbrite and show ticket (digital or paper) at the gate to receive an entrance wristband.

For accessibility information or to request anaccommodation, please contact (626) 356-9725 or events@oldpasadena.org. Providing at least 72 hours’ notice prior to the event will help ensure availability.

thursday may 2 | nu tropic

I love hangin’ out at their events whenever I get the chance, but it’s been a minute since I’ve gotten down with DJ’s Mano, Seano & Maple Syrup of the NuTropic crew. The last time I did it was as part of La Junta Sound System back in 2017, hmm…maybe even 2016 as one of their first bookings. This time it goes down this Thursday May 2nd at The Short Stop in Echo Park. Come hit the dance floor (and/or the bar) with us!

Check out the NuTropic 046 Event Page.

NU TROPIC
Thursday May 2, 2019
9pm-2am | FREE
The Short Stop
1455 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026

friday september 28 | cubanissimo slo

Join us as we celebrate Cuban-style with Cubanissimo Food Truck and DJ Mano Gil with special guest Glenn Red all the way from LA! DJ Mano Gil will be spinning salsa, rumba, cha cha, and cumbia music.

Cubanissimo will be serving authentic cuban cuisine, the Cubano Sandwich, Medianoche Sandwich and then two Specialty plates over rice. Cuban Black Beans over Rice for the vegetarians in SLO and Beef Picadillo, Ham Croquetas, Pollo con Papas, etc for other plate over Rice. Sides of Yuca Fries and Tostones will also be available.

As always, we will pairing wines to go with the food, so make sure to ask The Station staff for suggestions! It will be a night you won’t want to miss, so get here early for food and stay late for the music!

Check out the Facebook Event Page here.

friday september 14 | piña

La Junta’s monthly late night romp, PIÑA, returns to DTLA’s El Dorado Bar on Friday September 14th! Dance your way into Mexican Independence Day weekend with us as deejays degruvme, Yukicito and yours truly, Glenn Red, turn out the finest Afro-Latin, Tropical and Global Rhythms all night long in both the main room and in the Coco Lounge! The event is free for all who are 21 & over, with the bar staff serving up some of the tastiest cocktails in the city. Gather the crew and we’ll see you there!