Daily To-Do: Friday, August 3

How are you kicking off the start of your weekend? Need a few suggestions?

  • Inocente,” a 40-minute short film by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix is being screened tonight at MetroTech Commons. Inocente is a homeless teen in San Diego who is facing the same troubles as an average teen, and then some. Diving deeper, you learn her mom is a single parent, as well as an immigrant and through her hardships turns to art as an expressive outlet. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., live music starts at 8:30, and a Q & A session starts at 10:30 p.m.
  • Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang is at 285 Kent Avenue tonight at 9 p.m.. Ahmed Janka Nabay, a Sierra Leonean native is to thank for single-handedly radicalized bubu, a frantically-paced electronic dance music with ancient, magical origins. Sierra Leoneans thought of bubu music as a relic of the past, but in the mid-90s, Janka revived and modernized it. Janka is also working on a very special project for the Olympic Games, writing and recording a song for the Sierra Leonean team and is debuting it on tour and at this homecoming show!

Enjoy the rest of summer and this nice weather with upcoming events. Every day, we’ll give you a quick rundown of some great events – which are also available in our Events Calendar. If we missed something, feel free to post your own event.

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