The Corsair Crier: five can't-miss events this week
The Poetry Brothel @ Next Door Lounge- Thursday, October 15 The Poetry Society, a group of New York-based poetry enthusiasts, brings a classic indie poetry slam vibe to LA in “The Poetry Brothel." Featuring reading from famous New York poets such as The Madame, Tennessee Pink, and Mr. Charley, this poetry event is completely interactive, and listeners have a chance to have discussions with the poets. In addition to amazing poetry, other acts such as live jazz and fortune telling are added to the list of entertainment, as well as other burlesque performers and entertainers. The event will be held at the Next Door Lounge in Hollywood and tickets are priced at $30.
Run the Jewels @ Fox Theater Pomona- Friday, October 16th
Ever since being introduced to each other in 2011, Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike and New York-based rapper/producer El-P have been almost inseparable, collaborating frequently almost immediately, embarking on a solo tour through the US supporting each other, and then finally forming their own group, Run the Jewels. They have released two albums, Run the Jewels and Run the Jewels 2 through Fool’s Gold Records, both receiving widespread critical praise (the latter being named “Best Rap Album of 2014 by Rolling Stone), and have performed at major music festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo. The show is on Friday, October 16 at the Fox Theater Pomona and ticket prices range from $25-$30. All ages are welcome.
Florence + The Machine @ Hollywood Bowl- October 16th and 17th
They are a complete delight to all listeners. Florence Welch and her “Machine” always bring immense talent to stage and studio. The three-time Grammy nominated band has headlined many of the biggest music festivals in the world, such as Glastonbury, Austin City Limits and Coachella, and their first two albums are both certified platinum in the United States (with their third and most recent one following in their places). The booming, beautiful voice of Florence backed by her amazing band is an act that every music lover must see. The show starts at 8 P.M. on both nights and tickets run at roughly $50. The event is for all ages.
Off the Hook Seafood Festival @ Santa Monica Pier- Saturday, October 17
Saturday, October 17 marks the first ever Off the Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival. Foodies and seafood lovers alike can come together to enjoy the ocean’s most delectable and tasty bottom dwellers and freshly caught fish such as crab, oysters, different kinds of fish, and yes, even sushi, cooked and prepared by the best chefs in the greater Los Angeles area . In addition to the amazing food, entertainment such as family-fun games, drinks, music and much more will be offered. Attendees will also be supporting a good cause; all proceeds from the event will go directly to Heal the Bay, an organization dedicated to keeping the Santa Monica Bay and beaches clean. Tickets to the event are $60, but the event is also all you can eat/drink and will be open from 3-7 P.M. on Saturday.
Hudson Mohawke and The-Dream @ Fonda Theater- Sunday, October 18th
Trap, electronic, hip hop and R&B all come together for one show. Scottish producer and DJ, Hudson Mohawke, and American singer and record producer, The-Dream, are making a stop in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 18 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. After touring successfully as both a solo artist and as one half of the electronic duo TNGHT (with Canadian producer Lunice), Mohawke became recognized as a skilled producer when Kanye West sampled one of his songs on the Yeezus album and was subsequently signed to West’s label, GOOD Music, as an in-house producer. Today he still brings intensity to the stage with his electronic music while implementing other genres and sounds into his sets. On tour with Hudson Mohawke is The-Dream, known for singing sexy R&B hits such as “I Love Your Girl” and "Shawty is da Sh*!," as well as writing many pop hits from the past decade (“Baby” by Justin Bieber and “Umbrella” by Rihanna are just two out of many). Tickets to the event are on sale for $22.50 and the event is ages 18 and over.