Is ArtWalk is back on point? This month ArtWalk is at the epicenter of an international invitational of art from Pakistan. It’s a sign that perhaps Art Walk is finding a way back to its roots, and could be poised for a resurgence. It’s type of significant involvement in art that we think is a [...]
It’s a classic DTLA love story: Boy meets Downtown, boy falls for Downtown, then boy meets girl who LIVES downtown. They get married and open up an art supply store (along with girl’s brother-in-law and faithful pup “Wonton”). Like many Angelinos, Jim Winstead, a software engineer, had never ventured into the wilds of DTLA until [...]
• Chalkboard Wall by Angie Dominquez – Film Editor • The wording is the opening scene from her favorite movie. The drawing is of Billie Holiday. And Sailor, a work of art in and of herself. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ So you’ve joined the community of “Loft Dwellers.” But not just any Loft Dwellers, you’re in Downtown [...]
The Salastina Music Society will present a concert at The Colburn School’s Thayer Hall on June 18th, 2011 at 3 pm. The program features Artistic Directors/violinists Kevin Kumar & Maia Jasper, along with a stellar cast of instrumentalists, and offers a diverse range of music from classical, folk, and dance to a world premiere. The [...]
On May 21 Active Arts at the Music Center will be displaying over a 1,000 photographs featuring A Day in the Life LA, submitted by amateur photographers across LA. Viewers can cast their vote for the best photo essay submission via text. As an amateur photographer myself, I decided to submit two photo essays for [...]
Downtown LA, it’s time to party. OBD-X is a huge block party happening in the Old Bank District on 4th Street between Spring and Main Streets and Main between 3rd and 5th Streets this Saturday, August 21st from 4PM to 1AM. Admission is free! Think Art Walk. The street celebration will include food and drinks, art [...]
When it’s time to get down, it’s time to get fun-kaaay, and there’s no easier way to get down with the funk than the 2nd annual Make It Funky Art & Music Festival, formerly known as The Funk Rumble Block Party. Add this one to the pile of all the other street fests and community [...]
After a long, long, long, wait, you can wait for the long-awaited SOUP Kitchen 7 no more! SOUP Kitchen 7 features, once again, the absolute best in LA’s emerging art, music, and film, performed live right before your very eyeballs! SOUP Kitchen 7 @ Neon Venus Theater 7023 Melrose Ave @ La Brea (by Pink’s!) [...]
“It started out simple enough: a couple glasses of wine, several shots of bourbon, and pondering what would happen if Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, and a stable of My Little Ponies each downed a bucket of liquid acid and proceeded to engage in an orgy that spawned a hundred love-children.” The Lot 44 Gallery invites [...]
The Evening of Sinister Amusement at Hollywood’s Unknown Theatre was a little sinister, a little amusing, and all in all some great entertainment. After a long, long, (maybe I got there too early?) long time to get started, in which I was subject to way too much Ramones, the night finally opened with films by [...]
Indie Collective Gallery is presenting “Everyday Plagues,” an exhibition of new works on paper and objects by artist Susan Arena. Arena’s latest work reveals the underlying anxiety present in everyday life and relationships. Influenced by an obsession with folk art, Arena uses non “monumental” materials such as handmade paper, bits of cast-off clothing, wallpaper and [...]
Create:Fixate will host Infinity, its eight-year anniversary celebration, on Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Featuring over forty top local artists, DJs, and musicians, the night will offer work in a plethora of media including painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia, installation, fashion, jewelry, and video projection. Infinity will feature the work of approximately 30 [...]
Spilt Society’s first multimedia art show last night was easily one of the most conceptually fulfilling shows I’ve seen in a long, long time. The idea behind the show was to track the creative process from the point of conception to the finished work. Causecast donated the space – an interesting multi-room affair built to [...]
In the late ’60s, R. Crumb’s psychedelic comics—including the characters Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, Devil Girl and the popular Keep on Truckin’ cartoon— propelled him overnight to celebrity status in San Francisco’s burgeoning underground scene. His charming “bigfoot” style fused with overt sexual images were very well received in the free-love capital—but also led [...]
It’s ON, people! Rachel Rosenthal’s 83rd Birthday Bash at Track 16 Gallery in Bergamot Station is quite possibly the biggest event at Bergamot Station this year. Rachel Rosenthal is a legendary interdisciplinary artist, merging performance art, dance, theatre, and visual art effortlessly in provokingly. And she’s having a party! Eighty-three artist works are being donated [...]
The Faraway Places are rollin’ into Mister Ts Bowl ( 5621 1/2 N Figueroa St LA 90042) TONIGHT (9/25)
It’s Rachel Rosenthal’s 83rd Birthday! Join the festivities at Track 16 gallery on Saturday, Nov. 7. Who’s Rachel Rosenthal, you ask? She’s one of this century’s most intriguing and innovative performance artists, challenging the border between art and theatre, infusing her performances with elaborate costuming, dramatic lights and sets, and touching on such issues as [...]
We’re a tight little trio whose music draws from the totality of rock history, seamlessly blending the classic with the now.
What a sexy-sounding party. And what’s more, it’s happening at the Daydream Republic, on Saturday, Aug. 22 – sure to be a sultry day. Blind Tiger and Cannibal Flower explore the senses with culinary license and artistic redolence. Experience smell, memory and recognition of the subliminal at the second in the series of wine and cheese [...]
The latest installment of the SOUP Kitchen was definitely the best yet. It was held at Juanita’s, which has been the best venue for the art/music/fashion party yet. The party started with SOUP Kitchen founding band, Not SOUP. Overall, they were a little rocky, but who’s got time to practice when you’re organizing SK6? [...]
Santa Monica’s Black Box Theatre staged their first art exhibition gala in their space this weekend, and by all accounts, the event was a success. A carnival theme pervaded the air, as the works of talented local artists displayed their most recent and best works. The artists featured were Frank Rozasy, Melissa May Curtis, Jason [...]
Tomorrow night is a Summer Carnival at the Black Box Theatre in Santa Monica. It benefits the Black Box Theatre, and there’s a ton of amazing artists – not to be missed! See the flyer for all the info you need, see you there!
Heavy Water Experiments passionately resists the tendency of modern bands to simply revive sounds of bygone eras, preferring instead to perfect their own awesome new-century psychedelia.
If you’re a fan of the LABB, you know that we’re a fan of the SOUP Kitchens, the monthly -or-so art, music, fashion, and film parties that celebrate all things creative. The great thing about SOUP Kitchens is that you don’t have to be great at what you do – they’re not looking for the [...]