It really has (purple) rained on Los Angeles since last week, and the downpour of sorrow and celebration since Prince's passing isn't drying up anytime soon. In fact, some of the best and most epic Prince nights are yet to come.
With live shows and DJ sets by some of those who knew him, a roller skate night and more screenings and rare Prince gems to be unearthed on film and record, looks like it's time for us little doves to stop crying and just go out and get crazy, like he told us to.
Thursday, April 28
DJ ADAM 12’S AFEX: PRINCE TRIBUTE
By all accounts, Adam Michael Bravin (who was Prince’s DJ and friend for years) served up a heartfelt and momentous all-Prince set this past Saturday night at Giorgio’s at the Standard. Thankfully, he isn’t done paying homage. Bringing back his AFEX night for this special dance party, along with DJ C-Minus, A12 promises deeper cuts and delirious mixes featuring the purple legend and his cohorts. At Confession, 1666 McCadden Place (underneath Pig 'n' Whistle), Hollywood; 9 p.m.; $5, 21+. More info.
CELLULOID PURPLE RAIN SCREENING
With proceeds benefiting the Gay and Lesbian Youth Center, this should be a flamboyant fete of the highest degree. DJs Gant Johnson and Rudy Michelle spin Prince, while patrons enjoy art, performances and refreshments before and after the movie. A procession of club personalities and androgynous guys and gals inspired by Prince's gender-bending looks will host, including Uhura Moor, Snatch Power, Mac Glitzy, Peter Kalisch, The Cosmic Twins, Spike Prince of Cats, Fenix Lopez, Mikayla Gottlieb, Thee Rudeness, Valentine Anger, One Half Nelson, Erickatoure Aviance and Ernie Omega. Screening via HD projector on wall-size screen. At MODA Hollywood, 7190 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.; 8 p.m.; $5-$10 donation requested. More info.
#WEPLAY80S PRINCE LOVEFEST
DJs Sweet Caroline and Bijou Clochard highlight the musical genius of Prince with hits, B-sides, jam-session remixes and tracks from other '80s music makers whom Prince influenced and collaborated with. Guests are encouraged to wear their purple-est and most Prince-ish gear (ruffles, lace hankies, butt-less pants, etc.). Free tacos from Highland Kitchen & Market all night. At the Offbeat, 6316 York Blvd., Highland Park; 9 p.m.; free; 21+. More info.
MORE CINEFAMILY PURPLE RAIN SCREENINGS
They're such a hit, Cinefamily had added even more nights of Prince's semi-autobiographical masterpiece, plus a new Prince tribute preshow with special rare video. At the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax. Tonight's screening at 10: 15 p.m. for $12, or free for Cinefamily members; check cinefamily.org for other dates and times.
Saturday, May 7
This Mother's Day eve extravaganza featuring a live performance by Prince pal and collaborator Morris Day & The Time was scheduled before Prince's death; now of course, it becomes a more poignant night of partying. The concert also will feature a buffet and cocktails, a perfectly funky way to honor the icon … and yo mama. At the Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., 11th floor, downtown; 8 p.m.; $40-$60. Tickets and more info.
Saturday, May 14
THE PRINCE & MJ EXPERIENCE
Also previously scheduled to go down before Prince’s passing, this double whammy dance-off honoring both Prince and the King of Pop has sold out of advance tickets, but they promise to release more at the door night of. DJ Dave Paul from San Francisco, who specializes in these touring tribute parties, will spin. Album cuts, B-sides, unreleased tracks, remixes, 12-inch versions and hits from the two pop royals, as well as songs by everyone they influenced. At Resident, 428 S. Hewitt St., DTLA Arts District; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; $10 cash only; 21+. More info.
Sunday, May 15
You can always see the sun, day or night, in Prince's world, and SF's Dave Paul has got both covered. After his MJ/Prince night, he presents a next-day afternoon fete just for Prince fans to get together and focus on his funkiness. At Resident, 428 S. Hewitt St., DTLA Arts District; noon- 5 p.m.; 21+. More info.
Saturday, May 28
STREET FOOD CINEMA PURPLE RAIN ENCORE PRESENTATION
A special encore presentation of the outdoor screening and tribute to Prince will benefit one of Prince’s charities and feature the usual food trucks, simpatico bands, photos and more. SFC is always family-friendly (though the movie may not be). Dogs and lawn chairs welcome, too. At Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive; doors 5:30 p.m., band 6:30 p.m., movie 8:30 p.m.; $16-$21 for adults, $6-$11 for children, children under 5 free. More info and advance tickets at streetfoodcinema.com.
Wednesday, June 1
PRINCE TRIBUTE SKATE NIGHT
Moonlight Rollerway and Thunder Ground present this rollicking and rolling night of Prince musicology, which should be as wild and free-wheeling as the Bowie Skate night a couple months ago. Apparently, on top of everything else he did, Prince was an amazing skater — who knew? Regardless, his rhythmic jamz should make for quite a ride around the rink. At Moonlight Rollerway, 5110 San Fernando Road, Glendale; 8 p.m.-midnight; $15; 18+. More info.