BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, May 2, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Daniel James (www.soundcloud.com/heardanieljames), Elline (www.ellinemusic.com), Heather Holland, Alicastro (www.alicastro.com). Admission is free.
One Mic Nite Open Monday Talent Showcase
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00 (and every Tuesday)
Cheryl’s Global Soul
236 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238
A combination of indie music or dance, theatre, poetry, and art backed by the grooves of the resident Artist Dj on the turnatables. Featured Guests, and all Artists welcome to perform! Singers/ Songwriters, Musicians, Poets, Actors,Comedians. Artists… The Mic is Open! A nite of informal networking for artists of all kinds presented by industry veteran Marcos Luis
, Every Tuesday night.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7751 2900
FRUKT, along with partners BMI and DIY Magazine, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Jata, a new Berlin synth-pop act; Rosborough, a Northern Irish act performing guitar torch-songs; and Australian singer Emmi. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
The Best Online Editors Panel
Tuesday, May 3, 18:30-21:00
Starr Foundation Hall, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Phone: Phone: 212-229-5150; 800-862-5039
New School journalism professor Susan Shapiro moderates a discussion with editors of top online magazines and newspaper sections to discuss how to publish ones writing online. Notable editors such as Peter Catapano, New York Times, Carla Blumenkranz, New Yorker, Kera Bolonik, Dame, Dave Daley, Salon, Megan Greenwell, NYMag.com, Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone, Kai Wright, The Nation will take part. Professor Shapiro is a bestselling author of 10 books including What's Never Said, Unhooked, The Bosnia List, and Only As Good As Your Word. The event is open to the public and free admission.
Kirsten McKinney: New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00-21:00
The Bark Room (Orientation Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Two West 13 Street, Room M101, New York, New York 10011
Kirsten A. McKinney, a graphic designer in Richmond, Virginia who has researched Winsor McCay’s work for adult audiences including Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, will discuss the importance of Winsor McCay’s work for adults, specifically, A Pilgrim’s Progress by Mister Bunion, plays in the oeuvre of this artist. Known for being an innovator in both comics and animation, McCay’s New York Evening Telegram comics, thought to be lacking due acclaim, nonetheless were filled with social commentary and personal references, shedding light on the man and his art. In addition to research on McCay’s work, Kirsten McKinney has compiled a complete catalog of A Pilgrim’s Progress by Mister Bunion, including scans from The New York Evening Telegram and full transcriptions. This event is free and open to the public.
Key West Songwriters Festival
Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8
Smokin' Tuna Saloon (other venues)
Four Charles Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-517-6350; 305-985-0433
Music rights organization, BMI takes part in this event as a sponsor and program presenter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 21st Annual Key West Songwriters Festival. The 2016 Key West Songwriters Festival kick-off party will happen May 4 and features the Rhett Akins Band and Claire Finley and Friends, with Hiram Garzaro, Rick Fusco and Matt Backer. It is a free show and no tickets are required. There will be more than 50 shows during the five-day event at various venues, including Theatre Shows at San Carlos Institute, Tropic Cinema, and the revived Key West Theater and Sunset Sail Shows on Fury Water Adventures.
Voice-Over: The Seventh Annual School Of Media Studies Script Reading Event
Thursday, May 5, 19:00-22:00 pm
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11 Street Room B500, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-229-5150; 800-862-5039
Voice-Over is the School of Media Studies' Annual Script Reading Event, where screenplays written by students' completing the Screenwriting Certificate program are presented, with select portions read before an audience of students, peers and invited film industry professionals. Not your ordinary script reading, Voice-Over uses audio and video elements in addition to accomplished actors to bring the writers’ words to cinematic life. A reception will follow the readings along with the presentation of the Rena Down Memorial Screenwriting Prize. Hosted by Media Studies Professor, Loren Paul Caplin. Sponsored by the School of Media Studies.
Hollywood Chamber Expo
Thursday, May 5, 17:00-20:00
1735 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber launches its annual Hollywood Expo function is a premiere networking event and provides exhibitors a place to showcase their business and make new introductions. This year’s Expo will feature a Health and Wellness section. Additionally, special invites will be extended to top level travel planners as part of National Tourism Week. Invited guests will enjoy menu samples, cocktails, and giveaways while meeting with exhibitors. Hosting the event is Variety. Partnering sponsors are Avalon Hollywood and Line 204 Events. Platinum sponsors are Harman Press, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill. The Expo attracts over 250 concierges, business owners, and Chamber members who are interested in learning what’s new in Hollywood. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
Carnaval - Brazilian Samba Dance Classes
Thursday, May 5 - Saturday, May 7
International Dance Academy Hollywood
6755 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
This is a new dance program structured to educate a new generation of samba dancers and train new samba dancers to become professional and perform in various capacities. Sessions focus on Brazilian samba choreography for shows, basic steps, samba no pe, Carnaval RIO style, turns, attitude and develop stage presence to perform in stage, TV commercials, films and on camera performance as well improvisation. At the end of the year the best students with perfect attendance will be invited for an audition (try out) to became a member of the Super Star Dancers. Super Star Dancers hold rehearsal classes at IDA Hollywood are hold once a week, Every Monday from 18:30-19:30 at IDA Hollywood. The group will be casting belly dancer(s) June 27 in Los Angeles.
Friday Night Social
Friday, May 6, 18:30-21:30
Rock and Reilly’s Barrel Room
8913 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another, combining people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story.” Complimentary finger food and/or Nachos will be provided at the event. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, May 7, 15:00-18:00
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Saturday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Streaming Media East 2016
Monday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 11
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 732-549-3985/3986; 609-654-6266
Streaming Media, which conducts summits on both east and west coasts, is dedicated to the business, technology, and content of online video. Attendees can learn from online video experts, try out new products on the expo floor, and network with peers. The May 10 Welcome and Opening Keynote will be presented by Serge Kassardjian, Global Head of Android/Play Media Apps and Android TV Content Partnerships, Google. And visitors will get access to companies demonstrating cutting-edge technologies in the Expo — getting a detailed look at the technology and platforms being used to deliver and accelerate web content at a co-located event, Content Delivery Summit. The customary networking reception will be held at the end of the day on May 10 in the exhibit hall.