Friday, March 8, 2013

The City Prolific: Weekend Events March 9th - March 10th

It's been a quiet winter. There's always something going on around town, but it certainly isn't like summer. We stumbled upon another Space 15 Twenty event last weekend, sipped some free Pabst, posed with some giant hearts.

Here are a few events we might check out this weekend:


"What's Up?" An Artist Co-op 7 Exhibition

Everyone loves an art opening. And I always love a reason to go to Bergamot.  In this exhibition, five artists from Co-op 7 present a group art show of new work that uniquely demonstrates each artist’s individuality in various media including monotype, oil, and watercolor. Exhibiting Artist Co-op 7 members are: Adria Becker, Abira Breskal, Selina Cheng, Susan Gesundheit, and Eileen Hecht.


3:00pm - 7:00pm

Schomburg Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave, Unit E3A
Santa Monica

Red Sky Journal Reading & Issue 3 Launch Party

Red Sky Journal celebrates the launch of its third issue with work by Henry Hoke, Jeremy High, Jamora Crawford, Lan Pham, Lisa Locascio, Ronald Metellus, and Jackson Burgess. There'll be snacks and other fun stuff, plus just the wonderful atmosphere of literary Echo Park.



Stories Books and Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles 90026


If you haven't yet been to the Mezz, go. It's a very strange, in-between kind of space, one of the many such spaces in the Alexandria Hotel.  Rare groove vocalist and emcee Stacy Epps will appear on stage. In the last decade she’s established a reputation for sonic excellence in the underground hip hop community. The event will also feature live art, artist exhibitions, vendors + visuals.

$10 Cover; Limited $6 Presale Tickets via

9:00pm - 2:00am; 21+ w/ ID

The Mezz @ the Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street – 2nd Floor
Los Angeles 90013

Lenny Kravitz "Looking Back on Love:  Making Black and White America"

I'd go just to see something at the Arena. I've always been curious about that place.  A Q&A with Director Mathieu Bitton moderated by KFWB's Leo Quinones will take place after the screenings. From the press release: "'Looking Back on Love (Making Black and White America)' brings viewers face to face with legendary rock musician Lenny Kravitz. The documentary features exclusive interviews recorded over two years.  The film also features an in-depth examination of the album's title song; Lenny's personal history about his upbringing in a mixed family; appearances by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz; and the message of love that Lenny has been preaching for over 20 years."


Advanced Tickets available at

Two Showings: 7:30PM, 9:20PM

Arena Cinema in Hollywood
1625 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028.


39th Annual Festival of the Kite

The sky will crawl with magic in the form on kites!  Anyone can enter the festival of the kite at Redondo Pier.  Prizes will include Highest Flying Kite, Best Handmade Kite and Youngest Kiteflyer. Come help launch a 25 foot wide kite. 7th Annual Hot Dog On A Stick Eating Contest. $200 prize-3pm. 10th Annual Redondo Throw Down Yo-Yo Competition. So much fun! All Ages Welcome and live music by Tucker Booth.


12:00pm -5:00pm

Redondo Beach Pier
W Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach 90277


Old Pasadena Happy Hour

Old Pasadena's finest restaurants, bars, and lounges offer extended food and drink specials all week long! Happy Hour Week runs March 1-15, 2013. From $1 martinis at Equator, $2 beers at Pita Jungle, and $3 gourmet sushi at Sushi Roku and Kabuki, among a whole bunch of other delicious deals. Check out the website for the full list:

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