friday february 14 | pajama jam

For those of us here in LA, it’s thus far been a solemn and heartbreaking start to 2020 with the sudden losses of people who have meant so much to our city and to our individual circles of friends and family. Fortunately, we’re at the start of a new month, and with it, the hope of abundance and good tidings that may help us put our hearts back together.

Well, it turns out that our next PIÑA event falls on Friday February 14th (Valentine’s Day!) and we’re determined to make it fun and unique. Sooo, we’re inviting you to dress down…waaayyy down…and join us for the PIÑA PAJAMA JAM!! Yup. Come dance the night away in your favorite sleepwear to the sounds of La Junta resident deejays degruvme, Yukicito & Glenn Red and our special guest from world renowned online music program Expedition RadioBIG BAD BABY BUBBA!

NOTE: The emphasis is on sleep’wear’. You gotta have pj’s on (or regular clothes for those coming from V-Day dinner)…or something comparable (sorry to the freeballers who like to sleep in the buff!). And footwear…because every now and then a glass breaks.

See you on 2/14 with lots of love!

friday january 17 | rum-n-sugar

After a long hiatus from hosting events at General Lee’s Cocktail House in LA’s Chinatown district, I made my return at the end of last year with two dates–first in October and the other in November. This Friday January 17 marks my first Chinatown appearance of 2020, and I’ve branded it ‘Rum-N-Sugar’, to acknowledge the lands where African and Latin music are deeply rooted. I’ll be mixing classic and current expressions of this pan-African music: Fela to Falz; Mighty Sparrow to Machel Montano; Celia Cruz to Nicola Cruz; Marley to Movado and James Brown to Jay-Z for example. See you on Friday!

10PM-2AM | FREE
General Lee’s Cocktail House
475 Ging Ling Way
Chinatown Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90012

friday jan 10 | piña

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

friday december 13 | piña

La Junta crew are back this coming Friday evening December 13th with the last regular PIÑA party of the year–and decade!! Alongside our resident good guys Yukicito, degruvme & yours truly Glenn Red, DJ Bennett of Contrast LA makes his return to our party…this time ready to knock your socks off on the main room dance floor! So in addition to the fun mix of cumbia, reggaeton, and classic-to-brand new Afro-Latin bangers, you’ll get an extra helping of global bass, perreo intenso, baile funk and other booty shakers. Get ready for a festive holiday getdown!

9pm-2am | Free!
El Dorado DTLA
416 S. Spring St.
(between 4th & 5th)

P.S. – Mark your calendars Make plans to ring in the new year/decade with us at PIÑA NYE!!