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Weekend Report: Latin NYC, London Jazzie, Chi-Town Magic & More

So what are you doing this weekend? Here are some of our top picks from around the Parlour world:

New York

When: Friday, 7/10

What: Los Amigos Invisibles

Where: Prospect Park Bandshell

Why: The Venezuela-based band combines funk, disco, jazz, reggaeton and a guaranteed party. And its FREE! We saw then a few years ago and could not.stop.dancing.

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London

When: Sunday 7/12

What: Spin Doctor’s B-Day BBQ

Where: CARGO

Why: Free entry, BBQ & Jazzie B from Soul II Soul? Sound like a winner.

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Chicago

When: Ongoing until September 27th

What: Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Where: Museum of Science & Industry

Why: Who doesn’t love Harry & co. If you hear screaming that would be Steely…

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Los Angeles

When: Saturday 7/11- Sunday 7/12

What: Renegade Craft Fair

Where: California Market Center

Why: Crafts, crafts, crafts…and a chance to support indie artisans, make new friends—all at recession friendly prices! It’s a Brooklyn tradition that has made it’s way west.

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New York

When: Sunday, 7/12

What: Fania Live

Where: Santos Party House

Why: The Fania catalog of music, remixed for 2009? With Bobbito & Sake-1—there is much dancing to be done.

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New York

When: Saturday, 7/11

What: Calle 13

Where: Central Park SummerStage

Why: Puerto Rican reggaetoneros bring their mix of reggaeton, cumbia, funk, hip-hop, etc to NY…for FREE!

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  • when: saturday, 7/11 at 6pm
    what: salon series presents tamar-kali& the psychochamber ensemble
    where: weeksville heritage center, 1698 Bergen St., btw Buffalo and Rochester
    why: more afropunk! see the brooklyn rock goddess featuring her all female instrumentalist string sextet featuring electric and acoustic bass, viola, violin and cello – and it’s FREE

  • when: sunday, 7/12 from 3-9pm
    what: soul summit music festival
    where: ft. greene park
    why: good music (soulful house and classics spun by djs Jeff, Sadiq, Tabu) & beautiful people close to home and some of our other fav bk hang-out spots. and it’s free

  • when: sunday, 7/12 9pm – 2am
    what: forrest renaissance and soul singer bilal present jazzy sundays
    where: corio, 337 west broadway @ grand st.
    why: “a live jazz band…with a guest dj that spins a brilliant blend of soul!” and it’s bilal. BILAL. AND it’s only $5 til 10pm w/an RSVP!!!