friday july 19 | de todos lados

Familia!

On July 19th, La Junta LA, together with Al Otro Lado, bring you De Todos Lados – a fundraising night hosted by Pili Montilla + Hector Flores of Las Cafeteras featuring live music, deejays, dancing, art, food, and specialty drinks by Va’la Hospitality!

When we come together de todos lados (‘from all sides’) we create change, healing and joy in our communities. All proceeds will benefit Al Otro Lado’s work. Save the date and mark your calendars!

Where: @plazadelaraza
3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031
http://www.plazadelaraza.org/

8pm – 1am || 21+

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3 AREAS OF MUSIC WITH AMAZING LIVE BANDS & TOP DJS

MAIN STAGE:
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible
Selenamos
Quitapenas
Marth Gonzalez y La Familia
DJ Lezlee
Chulita Vinyl Club
La Junta Sound System
Includes a special invocation by activist and hip-hop artist Maya Jupiter.

ART STAGE:
Subsuelo
Cumbiaton LA
Uhuru Afrika
Girls Gone Vinyl
Las Chicas Tristes
Features a specially curated art installation.

VENDOR VILLAGE:
Soul Children
Royal Jelly DJs
The Expedition Radio Show
La Onda
Pop-up marketplace with local artists, artisans and food from some of LA’s most popular vendors and restaurants.

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ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT AL OTRO LADO
Early Bird Admission – $25/person (limited)
Presale Admission – $35/person
Door Admission – $40/person

WANT PREFERRED SEATING?

BUY TICKETS HERE – PREFERRED seating guarantees you 8 tickets, dedicated bar/service and reserved outdoor lounge seating to our event (seating only; does not include food/drink)!

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Light installation by LightRiders
Music Powered by QSC Audio
Visuals by Sick Delicious

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WANT TO KNOW MORE….VISIT WWW.DETODOSLADOSLA.COM

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND LETS ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER.

Thank you,
LA JUNTA LA

saturday june 8 | bold pas art

This Saturday afternoon, I’ll be back in Old Pasadena for my third year deejaying at the BoldPas art event! Between last year’s sprinkly day and the more recent May gray x June gloom this year, I’ve got my fingers crossed for lots of sunshine this weekend. Regardless though, I’ll be playing lots of sunshine music! Stop by and find me posted up on the Big Bang Theory alleyway next to the Dog Haus Biergarten at 93 E. Green Street. Come out for a boogie and say hello!
Here’s the official description:

BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena * Saturday, June 8 * 12-8pm. Large, surprising, urban art installations and experiences transform the historic alleyways of Old Pasadena for one day only!

Encounter 20 surprising installations throughout Old Pasadena’s unique network of pedestrian alleys and interact with art that is BOLD – in color, scale, materials, and concept. Come play with the art, meet the artists, snap photos, and experience historic Old Pasadena with new eyes!

BoldPas is FREE – all ages welcome!
Learn more at
oldpasadena.org/boldpas

Make your visit to Pasadena an all-day arts affair! Also on June 8, Pasadena Playhouse and the Playhouse District celebrate art and culture with the second annual Block Party, held on Colorado and El Molino from 12:00 to 10:00pm. This free, family-friendly event features live music, food, libations, guided tours, and activities, all curated by local arts organizations and community partners.

alley oop!

Above is the first set of photos from last Friday’s opening event of Old Pasadena‘s Day of the Dead celebration titled ‘SALSA ON THE ALLEY.’

Gratitude to the fine people at Old Pasadena’s management office for providing the awesome space and resources (including people power, of course!) that made for such an amazing evening! Much love to my fam LA JUNTA and the band CUBA RUMBA for the fantastic music throughout the short but jam-packed few hours we had together. Extra thanks to our Salsa instructors and featured performers from PRESTIGE DANCE & FINE ARTS, as well as to our conguero SÓLIDO and saxophonista RUBÉN for their tasteful accompaniment during our deejay sets.

Of course, heartfelt thanks to the nearly five hundered beautiful dancers and supporters who showed up en masse on Big Bang Theory Way and filled it from just about one end to the other. Can’t wait until next time!

photo credit: MICHELLE SHIERS PHOTOGRAPHY

friday november 2 | salsa on the alley

Old Pasadena Day of the Dead Weekend invites everyone to the outdoor historic Big Bang Theory Way alley for an evening of salsa and rhythm! Dance the night away under the festive string lighting in the heart of Old Pasadena.

Curated by La Junta and featuring live music by Cuba Rumba, the evening features a salsa dance exhibition and instruction by Prestige Dance & Fine Arts to get everyone warmed up for open dancing with the band and deejays, performing salsa and a wide variety of other rhythms.

The evening also features FREE calaveras/calacas face painting in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos and a Community Altar that allows the public to leave remembrances of passed loved ones.

About La Junta: A monthly summer event and the name of its resident DJ collective, La Junta (“the gathering” in Spanish) brings together people of all backgrounds in the name of friendship, dancing, and music from points across the globe. At La Junta events, DJs take music lovers on a tropical sojourn to Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, India and back to the underground clubs of our own American metropolises. Along with the selectors, guest musicians, dance ensembles, and visual artists collaborate in unison to create a spirited outing for the hundreds of musically adventurous and fun-loving folks in attendance.

6:30-8:30pm
Big Bang Theory Way, 109 E. Union Street,
Pasadena, CA
91103.