Party On, Localore Fans: A Guide to This Week's Events

Grab your hats and blow your horns—it's a celebratory week for Localore, with our producers stepping out at events in three cities:

La burbuja

Sonic Trace Launch Party:
Tomorrow night, Join Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and her Sonic Trace team from KCRW to be among the first to tell your story inside La Burbuja (the bubble)—an innovative portable sound booth that won the project's design challenge earlier this summer. 

Enjoy traditional Oaxacan food, drink and music whlle you mingle with the project's producers, architects and KCRW members.

  • Where: Guelaguezta, 3014 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
  • When: ThursdayAugust 9, 7:00-11:00 p.m.
  • RSVP: Via Facebook

Hear Here Story Slam-wich:
On Friday, Erica Mu and Audrey Dilling of Localore's Hear Here project at KALW serve up food-themed tales from professional storytellers and local residents, alongside a grilled cheese cookoff sure to satisfy.
Email to enter the story slam competition.
  • Where: Awaken Café, 1429 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612
  • When: FridayAugust 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • RSVP: Via Facebook
Texas Folklife Listening Party:
Also on Friday, join Austin Music Map producer Delaney Hall at a free listening party hosted by Maria Martin—one of the founders of Latino USA, and an instructor for the Texas Folklife's Summer Institute, "Stories from Deep in the Heart."
Hall will present a piece that she produced with a group of youth reporters about a groundbreaking family of female accordionists. See her photos of the students and performers in action. 
  • Where: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School for Public Policy, University of Texas
  • When: FridayAugust 10, 6:00 p.m.
  • Event details
Plus—mark your calendars for next week's launch of Localore's innovative participatory game, Ed Zed Omega, produced at TPT by Ken Eklund. RSVP on Facebook and start playing along!