friday november 8 | piña

9pm-2am ∙ El Dorado DTLA ∙ FREE! Continue reading

thursday october 31 | thriller night

Halloween is creeping up! Join Motown On Mondays LA and La Junta LA on Thursday October 31st for the annual ‘Thriller Night’ Halloween Masquerade at El Dorado DTLA!

Two rooms of soul, funk, hip-hop, cumbia, salsa and more with deejays Phatrick, Sloe Poke, Yukicito, degruvme and yours truly, Glenn Red.

Costumes mandatory! Happy hour begins at 7pm in the main room with DJ Sloe Poke; both rooms open by 9pm.

Free with RSVP at momthriller.eventbrite.com

El Dorado DTLA
416 S. Spring St.
(btwn 4th & 5th)

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 october 24 | house of vibes

So I’m usually at the spot El Dorado DTLA just once a month on second Fridays, but this month I’ll be there a second and possibly even a third time! This next appearance is for the soulful house music brand called ‘House of Vibes’, hosted by renowned Italian producer/dj Mark Di Meo & friends. My partner at La Junta–degruvme–and I will be cutting loose on the decks in the second room aka ‘The Stowaway’ with some soul, hip-hop and funk–realms we don’t always get to explore properly during our own heavily-themed Afro-Latin events. Check out the rest of the lineup and details:

Main Room (House Music & Disco)
with Mark Di Meo, Jerry Flores, Jacob Rodriguez, Sidney Perry, Darwin Flores
Stowaway Lounge (Hip Hop, Soul, Funk)
with Glenn Red, degruvme (La Junta LA)

Live Sax – Andre Saxman Live Percussions – Christopher Sean Hammett

Sponsored by Peroni Italia
+21 // 9pm – 2am // FREE Before 10pm after Only 5$ (thanks to our sponsor) – New HOV T-Shirts available at door!

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