Friday, September 21, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Sept 21 - 23

Autumn ought to be the time of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and knitted scarves. But no, not so in LA. It's hot. Iced coffee hot.

There's SO MUCH happening this weekend, all crammed into Friday and Saturday. Get out!


NewFilmMakers September Screening

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles holds its September screening tonight of a dozen new short films at Sunset Gower Studios. There are pre- and post-receptions for each program, a filmmakers’ lounge, and audience Q&A sessions.  It's a fun way to see the studio campus, and support and network with new filmmakers.


Three programs: 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm and the third at 9:30 pm

Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower St. Box 83
Hollywood CA 90028

Chocolate and Art Show Experience

This art experience is currently one of the largest underground art shows in the Los Angeles area! Free chocolate fondue, live music, art, nude body painting, and more.  KGB Studio is an ever-evolving creative space, a hidden gem located east of Chinatown. The Crispy Food Truck will be on hand.


*free parking 7pm-2am,

KGB Gallery
1640 North Spring Street
Los Angeles 90012 – be sure to use this zip code so you don’t get lost!

Jazz at LACMA Presents Louis Van Taylor 

Saxophone and woodwind specialist Louis Van Taylor has been performing the world over. His career began with a twenty-year association with Ray Charles, followed by stints with the Gap Band, Kool and the Gang, Gerald Wilson, Jimmie and Jeannie Cheatham, Phil Ranelin, and many others. Van Taylor has taught at USC Jazz Studies Department for seven years and has also played for “Jazz in Schools” sponsored by the Los Angeles Jazz Society.



5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles 90036

Pasadena Museum of California Art 10th Birthday Party

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is celebrating it’s 10th birthday with hands-on workshops for all ages, live performances, DJs and video art, food trucks, refreshments and a birthday cake.  Complimentary admission to the PMCA all day.  Performances by: El Haru Kuroi, We Break Cameras, Crazy Band, Regal Degal, and Dunes.  Food trucks on site will be Cool Haus, Nom Nom, Border Grill.



The Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street

"Cartography of an Identity" Opening Reception 

Not that you ever need a reason to visit Bergamot - it's only one of the loveliest gallery rows anywhere.  But, if you want a reason, here it is: tonight, ADC & Building Bridges will present a solo exhibition, "Cartography of an Identity" by renowed artist Betsabee Romero curated by Laura Pomerantz and Sponsored by General Consulate of Mexico and Los Angeles.

Betsabee' Romero was born in Mexico City, where she currently lives and works.  Her work had been presented at the Paris Photo Salon, the Armory Show (NY), the ARCO fair (Madrid), the Havana Biennial, the Porto Alegre Biennial, the Poly/Graphic Triennial (Puerto Rico), Philagrafika (Philadelphia), Au bord du Paysage,(Farges, France), Art Grandeur Nature (La Courneuve, France), InSite 97 (San Diego-Tijuana), Kohj (Bangalore, Indian) and others.


6:00 pm

Exhibit thru October 24, 2012

ADC & Building Bridges
Bergamont Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave., F2
Los Angeles 90033

Santa Monica Airport Open House
Explore the historic Santa Monica airport, and soak in LA's awesome art scene. Check out all the buildings of the campus, including The Museum of Flying, Santa Monica Airport Observation Decks, Santa Monica Art Studios, the Airport Park Recreation area, restaurants, S’cream Truck and more.


11am - 4pm

Santa Monica City Wide Yard Sale

SUCH a good idea, and a great example of LA's impressive capacity for outreach. Santa Monica  City’s Resource Recovery & Recycling Division hosts this Fall cleaning event.  Residents and local organizations pass along usable items to their neighbors, rather than sending them to the landfill. 

The City encourages neighbors to work together to hold block or multifamily sales.  Visit for a map of participating locations and the items for sale.


8am - 3pm

City of Santa Monica
1685 Main St
Santa Monica 90401

Tarfest Music and Art Festival

LAUNCH LA presents this 10th annual fest at the La Brea Tar Pits featuring musical guests: The Makepeace Brothers, Steelwells, Blondefire, Helena & special guests.  On site will be the Lagunitas Biergarten, Wine Bar and Gourmet Food Trucks. Also experience live painting on 8ft canvases, large scale sculpture and installation art.



La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles 90036

Airport Avenue between Centinela and Walgrove Avenues
Santa Monica, CA

Giant Robot Biennale Opening Night Party

Giant Robot presents Misty Fog’s Combat Rock, an exhibition featuring Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda of kaiju toy company, Gargamel.

This exhibit will focus on Le Merde’s Misty Fog line of figures. New items will include: New T-shirt, New Beer Koozie, 4 new Coaster prints. 4 color art pieces and various customs of the new sculpts. Also scheduled is a new figure release.


6:30 – 10:00 PM

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

G2 Presents Nature LA: Lisa Gizara 

The G2 Gallery on Abbot Kinney is a green-energy gallery dedicated to celebrating and protecting our earth.  Join The G2 Gallery, Lisa Gizara, Rebecca Jackrel, Will Burrard-Lucas and Fred Mertz for this joint opening reception to honor the photographers and to celebrate Rebecca Jackrel's and Will Burrard-Lucas' efforts to bring attention to the struggle for survival of Africa's wolves.  Complimentary valet, light hors d'oeuvres and live music provided.

$5 - supports the Wildlife Conservation Network

Opening reception from 6:30-9pm

The G2 Gallery
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice 90291

Autumn Lights at Pershing Square

In this awesome event, Pershing Square will be transformed and illuminated as a diverse range of illuminated artworks and projections light up park architecture and surrounding buildings. This year’s highlights include some very large scale sculptural light installations, interactive light and performances, life black light paintings, photo booth and other visually interesting work.

Last year's event attracted over 15,000 people in one night to Pershing Square.  So, follow the light, and revel among works by an increasing number of well-known artists from around the world all working in the medium of light.



Pershing Square
532 S Olive St
Los Angeles 90189

Street Food Cinema presents Superbad

The Street Food Cinema experience starts with the most delicious food trucks in town like Kogi BBQ, The Munchie Machine and A ROCKin ICE, lined up to serve fresh, hot food that you take right to your picnic blanket. Catch musician Cal Ecker before the movies begin.

Go Metro and save $3 on a single admission

Doors Open 5:30pm
Band 7:00pm
Movie 8:30pm

Street Food Cinema
700 Exposition Park Dr
Los Angeles 90037

Barnsdall Outdoor Movies presents Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp at his best, even with his mouth sewn shut and scissors for hands. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy this classic on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, perched on the beautiful Olive Hill at Barnsdall Park.  All screenings are 17+ to attend and 21+ to drink.

Beer + Wine: City Sip will be offering three glasses of unique beer and wine selections. Come early, have a few drinks, and secure your spot in front of the screen.

Food: Bring a picnic! You are welcome to bring your own food, soft drinks, and a blanket; however, NO outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

Heirloom LA and Border Grill Truck will be serving up delicious food in the motor court outside of the Hollyhock house.

Ticket for Drinks and the Movie are $25
Tickets for the movie only (no drink tickets) are $10
Additional glasses of beer or wine will be $5.

Doors open at 5:30pm
Beer and Wine served 5:30-7:30pm; Screening at 7:30pm.

Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles 90027

Cinespia presents The Exorcist

This is hands-down the scariest movie of all time. I kind of forgot how scary it was, and then watched it alone one night, when I caught it on tv. Mistake. Better to watch it in a giant crowd in a cemetery.

$10 donation tickets available at gate (advance tickets are sold out)

gates 7:00 pm / movie 8:30 pm

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles

bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening below the stars. as a courtesy to other moviegoers: no tall chairs!!


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