EVENTS 3/5 to 3/11

THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS DISTRICT by Downtown Muse

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
Join me this week in and around the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles — click HERE for photos and more details. While you’re here, eat and drink at our local spots – click HERE for my current Top 10 plus other recommended places to go.

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MONDAY 3/5 @ 8:30-9:30 PM
CLASS: Social Dancing         COST: $5/class or $45/series

Learn to dance with professional dancer Sherry Novak. Drop in this weekly group class, solo or with a partner, or take the entire 8-week series – two dances taught per series. Starting tonight through April 30, learn the tango and the cha cha.
Maryknoll School Gym (St. Francis Xavier Chapel) @ 222 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles 90012, (626) 375-6960  sherrydanceteacher@yahoo.com    MAP    WEBSITE   YOUTUBE
 
TUESDAY 3/6 @ 7:30 PM
EVENT: Team Trivia Night

Bring your friends, and make new ones! Play Action Trivia for free and win prizes. See if your team can beat the 3-in-a-row winning streak by Barker Block’s Gedaliah Bublick!
Le Pour Haus @ 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles 90021
(213) 327-0304  
MAP   WEBSITE
 
WEDNESDAY 3/7 @ 9-11:30 PM (two sets)
MUSIC: Polarity Taskmasters
ADMISSION: $10 general / $5 students
Avant garde improvisation-based acoustic and electronic-integrated music featuring Arts District pianist Motoko Honda with flutist/vocalist Emily Hay, percussionist Brad Dutz, and theraminist/organist Wayne Peet in this musician-serious Little Tokyo performance lounge.
Blue Whale @ 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St., Ste. 301, Los Angeles 90012
(213) 620-0908
   MAP   WEBSITE    ARTIST WEBSITE
 
THURSDAY 3/8 @ 6 PM to 1 AM
EVENT: Illuminated L.A. “Secret Society” Pop-Up Art Mart

Art exhibits, live paintings, deejays, and more at this event presented during this month’s Downtown Art Walk. Free admission with raffle prizes plus food and drink for sale.
NoLA’s Taste of New Orleans @ 734 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90013
(213) 680-3003   MAP   VENUE WEBSITE   EVENT WEBSITE
 
FRIDAY 3/9 @ 7-9 PM
EVENT: Showbiz Charity Auction to Support Latino Arts L.A.

Fashionable, chic and vintage items for sale with proceeds benefiting after-school programs of Latino Arts L.A. Free admission.
Vogue Station Vintage Salon @ 440 S. Main St. Los Angeles 90012
(213) 627-7834   
MAP   WEBSITE
 
SATURDAY 3/10 @ 7-11 PM
OPENING: The Art of Bleehouse: Abstract Pop Surrealism
(exhibition on view through 4/10 during gallery hours of Tue-Wed 1-7 PM; Thu-Sat 1-10 PM; Sun 12-6 PM)

Original abstract paintings as visual metaphors of what drives global culture and an exploration of realism and pop culture by curator and Hold Up Art owner Brian Lee through his design group, BLEEHOUSE.
Hold Up Art @ 358 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles 90012
(213) 221-4585   MAP   WEBSITE
 

SUNDAY 3/11 @ 8 PM to 1:30 AM
EVENT: Ecléctica & DeeJay Bennett (Amoeba Music)

Visuals, art, and music every 2nd Sunday at this Eastside venue just over the 1st St. Bridge. This month, resident DJ Reyes is joined by guest DeeJay Bennett, along with Afro Funké Glenn Red and Las Cafeteri@s McDaniel French. $5 drink specials all night.
Eastside Luv Wine Bar y Queso @ 1835 E. 1st St., Los Angeles 90033
(323) 262-7442  MAP    VENUE WEBSITE   DJ SOUNDCLOUD

LOOKING AHEAD

— Sunday 4/15 (and Sunday 10/7): 2012 cicLAvia, L.A.’s biggest street bicycling party
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