Last week was Harry Potter mania, so hopefully everyone has gotten that out of their system! This week I’ve got some movies (that won’t involve any wizardry), music and theater.
When: Sunday, July 24, 6:00 pm
Where: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles CA 90015
How: Purchase tickets here.
Grammy award-winning guitarist Tak Matsumoto and vocalist Koshi Inaba have managed to rise to fame since its start in 1988 – all with only a guitar and lyrics written by Inaba. They have 48 singles and 17 albums under their belt and have sold 80 million units just in Japan!
Disney Unveils Trio of Indian Films for North America
When: Tuesday, July 26
How: Buy it on DVD or watch them on video-on-demand or through a digital download.
Be a kid again and spend your weekend watching three new Indian films — Do Dooni Chaar, Once Upon A Warrior and Zokkomon. They’re making their debut in North America after the Walt Disney Studios decided to expand their entertainment options by focusing on the local talent from India. All three will be available in English, as well as their local language
Do Dooni Chaar is a comedy about a middle-class family’s journey of buying a car – one of their lifelong dreams – and how they learn the true meaning of what it means to be a family.
Once Upon a Warrior chronicles the adventures of a warrior’s quest in saving a young girl from a wicked Queen, while also battling the war between good and evil.
Zokkomon is an action adventure based on a young boy who aspires to be a magical hero.
Youth for Asian Theater: Where is the Hero?
When: Thursday, July 28, 7:00 pm
Where: Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
See what aspiring playwriters can produce during an evening of original plays written, directed, and performed by San Francisco youth. Youth for Asian Theater strives to promote pride in Asian heritage and stimulate youth leadership. The coolest thing about the theatre group? It’s ENTIRELY run by the youth.
“Sound of Korea”: Concert Under the Stars
When: Friday, July 29, 8:00 pm
Where: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East Hollywood, CA 90068
How: Get prices are $30 and $20, and $12 for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under. Purchase tickets here.
Celebrate the traditions of Korea in this nightlong event featuring music, performers, dancers and acrobatics. There will be a flower crown dance of girls playing bamboo flutes, cheoyongmu (a mask dance) which marks the last month of the lunar calendar, and the military-inspired music called chwita.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” Opens in Theatres
When: Friday, July 29
Where: Theatres nationwide
Check out Filipina-American Liza Lapira in Crazy, Stupid, Love, a comedy about a man’s latest endeavors in the scary world of dating — territory he hasn’t been on in about a decade. He learns how to drink like a man, dress well, and flirt like a player.