10th Annual Asian/Pacific Islander Month Celebration, featuring Asian jazz group Hiroshima, May 1, 7:30pm, $15-$20, Broad Stage, SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., 310.434.3000.This annual celebration of culture from the Pacific Islands and Asian Pacific lands features a wide variety of music, but this year, a special treat is a performance by Hiroshima. Since 1980, this fusion jazz group has mixed influences from Asian, Latin, African-American, and European-to create an exciting jazz blend. Here’s a chance to see them locally at a great new venue. Movie Speak, May 5, 7pm, free, MLK Jr. Auditorium, Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.458.8600.When you hear people in LA speaking about a “wrap,” a “taco cart,” and a “banana,” they may not be speaking about food, but using movie industry lingo! Actor/producer Tony Bill explains this language in his new book Movie Speak: How to Talk Like You Belong on a Movie Set, and he’ll be talking the talk at this event, as well as signing copies.
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