Friday, May 3, 2013

The City Prolific: Weekend Events May 3 - 5

The City Prolific is a round-up of fun, cheap, social events around Los Angeles. I keep the list affordable, usually only posting events that are $10 or less. However, I will now start adding theatre events. These are usually more than $10, sometimes going up to $30 a ticket, but let me assure you, there is nothing better on which to spend your money. Seeing theatre gets you wandering the deepest veins of your city's cultural pulse. If you want to know your city, know its theatre.



Hot Cat is an original play created in conjunction with Theatre Movement Bazaar and Theatre of NOTE. Both companies create innovative stage works, and I'm very excited about what they've created together.  Hot Cat, a new take on recreate an American classic by Tennessee Williams, explores the mendacity in family dynamics, unrequited sexual yearnings, mortality and sibling rivalries.

Performances: May 3rd - June 1st, 2013
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2 & 7pm

Tickets $25 Seniors/students $20


Theatre of NOTE
1517 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

BAZAAAAAR Pop-Up Shop Opening Party

BAZAAAAAR Pop-UP Shop is a Zamrock inspired pop-up and art show featuring limited edition pieces and collections by Della, African Lookbook, Osei Duro and Studio and more. Tonight, they're throwing an opening party featuring a DJ set by Kilo Kish, live performance by Theophilus London produced by TMWRK, plus Zamrock Live! featuring Witch's Jagari Chanda.

Free with RSVP:

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Space 15 Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd


Pablove Shutterbugs Annual Gallery Show

The Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show exhibits photographs by children living with cancer.  Music, food, and beverages will be provided. 100% of auction and print proceeds benefit the Pablove Shutterbugs program.


4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Kopeikin Gallery
2766 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles

Let's Meet Our Neighbors

If you're stuck on the west side this weekend, here's your dance party. The Good Hurt Club in Venice presents the “Lets Meet Our Neighbors Saturday Night Dance Party” every Saturday night starting tonight. They'll be featuring 80′s & 90′s cover bands & a DJ mixing all decades. The Good Hurt claims that y summertime, it'll be THE local neighborhood dance party destination. Well, that can't be a bad thing, can it?

$5 - $10 (ladies free)


Club Good Hurt
12249 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles 90066

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Screening and Q&A

My heart pounds just thinking about this. USC'S School of Cinematic Arts presents David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series Twin Peak. The film concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer. I haven't seen it yet. I'm almost afraid to, simply because I don't want the experience to be over.  The screening will precede a Q&A with Phoebe Augustine, Ian Buchanan, Bob Engels, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Sheryl Lee, Jennifer Lynch, James Marshall, and Ray Wise. OMG to all of them!


6:00 P.M.

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90007


Los Angeles Music Video Festival

The most cutting edge music videos from around the world screen at the  Downtown Independent Theater in a weekend-long event of screenings, panels, network mixers, and parties.

Doors open at 8PM each night.  Find the schedule for the remaining nights below.  And remember, avoid the parking hassle by grabbing a ride with SideCar – $25 credit just by mentioning LAMVF!

Day passes $10.

Festival passes $30

- FRIDAY NIGHT 8:00pm -

Non-Narrative Finalists Screening

Narrative Finalists Screening

“Video is the New Radio” Panel - A discussion on music videos as modern tools for music discovery and non-traditional distribution.  Panelists include Jon Augustavo (director, Mackelmore), Tyler Ward (musician, over 1MM subscribers on YouTube), Daniel Rosen (former GM of Fullscreen Artist Mix), Jason Baum (director/producer, OK Go, Hollerado), and more.

Industry Mixer presented by MVPA & Media Services


Lifetime Achievement Award & Keynote: Greg Gold

2013 Awards Ceremony

“Best of the Fest” Screening

World Premiere of Five Knives’ “The Rising” 48-hour music video – Directed by “Life’s A Pitch” winner, NAUTICO.

LAMVF Afterparty, sponsored by SideCar & Lord Stewart

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

This is one of those events you should go to simply because it will be weird. And then you can tell everyone about this weird thing you went to.  This underground art show will showcasing local emerging artists and all-u-can-eat pancakes with all your favorite toppings: chocolate chips, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, etc.  There will also be live body painting, stencil art performance, free photo booth, an art battle, paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, drawings, and graffiti!!!


8:00pm - 2:00am Friday and Saturday nights

Lot 613
613 Imperial St
Los Angeles 90021

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