Here’s where I’ll be this week in and around the Arts District and Downtown Los Angeles. MEET ME THERE!
POST-EVENT SOCIAL @ 8:30 PM: The group may stay at PØST (while it closes at 9:00 PM, it often stays open until 10:00 PM) or depending on timing, might stop by Daily Dose at 1820 Industrial St. #260, Los Angeles 90021 for their pop-up this week with Bling Bling Dumpling.
THU 7/25 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM – EXHIBIT OPENING
“3: Nancy Uyemura, Sheila Rollins, Jamie Itagaki”
District Gallery @ 740 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90013
This exhibition features three women artists in the Arts District whose works in mixed media photography, mixed media and painting have been seen around the world and influenced generations of younger artists. Work by Nancy Uyemura deals with memory, the physical artifacts of nostalgia and longing and suggests a fascination with the often whimsical associations conjured by cabinets of curiosity. There are faint echoes of Georgia O’Keefe in the work of Sheila Rollins and Jaimee Itagaki whose graceful, abstract and subtle use of warm color and soft forms reveal complimentary sensibilities.
LOS ANGELES FREE MUSIC SOCIETY – Three Nights @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
THU 7/25 “Small Drone Orchestra / Rick Potts / Smegma” • FRI 7/26 “Waxy / Joseph Hammer / AIRWAY” • SAT 7/27 “XEXP / Hanger Quartet / Extended Organ”
The BOX Gallery @ 805 Traction Ave., Los Angeles 90013
WEBSITE • (213) 625-1747
The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) is a loose collection of like-minded noise anarchists from the mid-’70s who found commercial rock too boring, slick, and predictable, and set out to reinvent improvisation and sound experiments with a DIY ethic. Inspired by Zappa, Captain Beefheart, John Cage, the Residents, Dada, Surrealist, Pop and Post Minimal art, “bad” T.V., rural music, World music, Free Jazz, “outsider” rock, European and American electro-acoustic music, punk attitude, musique concrete, suburban aesthetics, acid rock, and Japanese popular culture, the LAFMS struggled to shape a new art form. As their movement spread, they became a lightning rod for art-damaged, weird-music lovers everywhere. There are three nights of LAFMS performances at The BOX.
THU 7/25 @ 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM – DAUGHTER CHAUTAUQUA: “RIVERS”
Art Share LA 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, 90013
$5 ADMISSION • (213) 687-4278
Guest speakers and performances from members of MESTO accompanied by music and stories from Run Downhill. MESTO was established to combine the traditions of many ethnic musical genres and those of Western classical traditions. Run Downhill combines the classic country stylings of the mid-20th century with indie rock aesthetics; add a pinch of the California coast for flavor.
FRI 7/26 @ 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – SAMPLE SALE FRIDAY (monthly)
California Market Center @ 110 E. 9th St., Ste. A727, Los Angeles 90070
FREE ADMISSION • SHOPPING GUIDE
$6 PARKING (enter CMC underground garage on Los Angeles St. or Main St. – take elevator to lobby)
On every last Friday of the month, the California Market Center opens hundreds of its showrooms to sell items at below-retail prices from LA’s best collections for men, women, children, gift, and home. CMC houses thousands of brands in showrooms located on 13 floors and 3 wings: A, B & C.
FRI 7/26 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – L.A. REGATTA CLUB’S “Dark & Stormy Night”
Greenbar Distillery @ 2459 E. 8th St., Los Angeles 90021
$25 members / $30 nonmembers (includes tour, tastings, treats) • TICKETS
Support the Los Angeles River and join the L.A. Regatta Club for a look inside our city’s first distillery! This special tour includes a curated jaunt around the distillery, organic premium liquor tasting, and lite bites from Mercato LA.
SAT 7/27 @ 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM – FOOD TRUCK HAVEN
Angel City Brewery @ 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90012
(213) 622-1261 • RSVP on FACEBOOK
Free admission, but bring your wallet to chow down from local food trucks, buy from fashion trucks, and get your locally crafted beer. VCR by Day / FUTRA by Night will also be on site with their collaborative shopping experience of art, fashion, and music.
SAT 7/27 @ 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – NEON EXHIBITION & PARTY
Lili Lakich Studio @ 704 Traction Ave., Los Angeles 90013
Join Andrew Cohen, Keri Ann Frankel, Jack Gerard, Julie Gerard, Paul Keister, Ella Matthes, Meagen Minnaugh, Leticia Maldonado, Andy Raitt, and Bianca White to celebrate the opening of this exhibition of their neon art.
SAT 7/27 @ 5:00 PM to to 10:00 PM – PERFORM CHINATOWN
Chung King Road, Los Angeles 90012 • (213) 687-0844
WEBSITE • FACEBOOK
Presented in part by former Arts District resident Mat Gleason, this one-night-only international exhibit of action art features work by artists Scott Benzel, Claudia Bucher, Jeffrey Byrd, Mariel Carranza, Mideo Cruz, Racquel De Loyola, Alexander Del Re, Joe Deutch, Dino Dinco, Rafa Esparza, Kate Gilbert, Ryan Hawk, Natalie Loveless, Sinead O’Donnell, Vela Phelan, Dominic Quagliozzi, Christy Roberts, Sheree Rose, Sara Schnadt, Vasan Sitthiket, Paul Waddell, Samuel White, Allison Wyper, and Tim Youd.
SUN 7/28 @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – SHOP: “Downtown Flea Los Angeles”
Historic Core • PURPLE LOT @ 253 S. Main St. • RED LOT @ 236 S. Spring St. • GREEN LOT @ 243 S. Spring St. • YELLOW LOT @ 246 S. Spring St.
$5 ADMISSION (pay at YELLOW LOT) • MAP • WEBSITE • LA TIMES ARTICLE
Antiques, collectibles, vintage and indie designers – some from the Arts District — are featured among the 250 vendors in this new monthly vintage market in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles assembled in FOUR parking lots!
SUN 7/28 @ 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – VIDEO SCREENING & ZINE LAUNCH PARTY
“Sawa Travel Diary Vol. 1: Europe”
Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater @ 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles 90036
TICKETS • WEBSITE • TRAILER
Don’t miss this travel video journal of girls, guts, and graffiti featuring the Arts District’s own Sawa. Doors open at 1:00 PM with complimentary drinks in the courtyard. One-hour movie starts promptly at 2:00 PM. Book signing in the lobby from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The zine features the body of work that Sawa created in Europe to make this project. The movie has some nudity so this event is a private event for adults ages 18+.
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