MEET ME THERE: This Week In & Beyond Arts District & DTLA

Here’s where I’ll be this week in and around the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles, and elsewhere if I’m following my dtla/AD buds. MEET ME THERE!

Angel City Brewery @ 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012
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ARTS DISTRICT MEET-UP @ 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arts District Neighborhood Watch Walk and then walk together as a group to Little Tokyo for National Night Out.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (1st St. between San Pedro & Alameda): Join attendees such as LAPD, SWAT, LAFD, Central City Police Boosters, and Councilmember Jose Huizar. Activities include live bands, deejays, and karaoke; face painting and jumpers; food trucks; and self-defense demonstrations.

WED 8/7 @ 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Arts District Bike-Walk #RADDsocial
Eat.Drink.Americano @ 923 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90013
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WALKERS meet 6:30 PM at The Pie Hole on 714 Traction Ave., 90013 and leave promptly at 6:45 PM. CYCLISTS meet 6:45 PM at Eat.Drink.Americano and leave promptly at 7:00 PM. ART STOP @ 7:30 PM: This week, we’re doing a meandering ride with surprise stops along the way. POST-EVENT #RADDsocial @ 8:30 PM: Walkers and cyclists meet up at Eat.Drink.Americano.

THU 8/8 @ 7:00 PM to 12 MIDNIGHT
CHARITY ART AUCTION: TKU (The Karma Underground)
Angel City Brewery @ 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012
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Buy art (and beer – $1 from every glass sold) to support Tibet House U.S. Artwork on sale by Aaron Smith / Allison Torneros / Andrea Lahue / Andy Moses / Angela Clayton / Anthony Ausgang / Austin Young / Bill Barminski / Birdman / Brandon Boyd / Clayton Brothers / David LaChapelle / Filthgrime / Gary Baseman / Jason Shawn Alexander / John Park / Kazuki Takamatsu / Lantz Huston / Laura Shumate / Leba / Lord Jim / Lydia Emily / Malleus / Margaret Leahy / Marjan Vayghan / Mark Dean Veca / Matt Heller / Max Grundy / Max Neutra / Mear One / Meggs / Molly Murphy / Ransom & Mitchell / Sage Vaughn / Samir / Shark Toof / Shaunna Peterson / Tim Kerr / Van Arno / William Dailey Rare Books / Zero+ Publishing. Live screenprinting by Hit+Run

FRI 8/9 @ 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
CRAFTING PARTY: Makers & Makers
Treehouse Loft @ 900 E. 1st St. #308, Los Angeles 90012
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The August theme of this monthly event is “Muppets.” Bring old socks and get ready for this hand-puppet bonanza. Bring snacks, enjoy monster-shaped Jello shots, and if you feel like it, wear a furry costume. Be there or be square.

SAT 8/10 @ 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
BIG PARADE MASH-UP: Downtown, Ramps, Victorians, Freeways & More
Angels Flight Railway @ 351 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90013
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This is a repeat experimental walk that starts downtown with ramps and passages; moves into stairways through Angelino Heights and Echo Park; hits the dirt in Elysian Park; then heads along freeway passages to the L.A. River. Total mileage: about 12. Lots of options, too: The first two miles of the route – urban tunnels – will be an easy jaunt, with a looped return for those who’d prefer a shorter option. A second bailout (via bus) will be offered at six miles. Details to follow online on Facebook.

SAT 8/10 @ 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
SHOP: Eastside Handmade Outdoor Pop-up Market
Shopclass @ 5215 York Blvd. 90029
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This quarterly event features Arts District’s Minor Thread into the mix of other Los Angeles artisans and makers, and takes place during the monthly NELA Art Gallery Night in Highland Park.

SAT 8/10 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
OPENING: M.O.M. 2013 | Made of Memories Art Exhibit
KGB Gallery @ 1640 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012
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This exhibit represents how each participating artist’s upbringing has shaped their lives. Curated by Summer Bernal of Love 19 Productions, artists include AJ Herrera, Anna Drumm, Buffet, Chubs, Carole J’McCoy, Danielle Nicolé, Emily Bradley, Fernando Barragan, Gregory Siff, Hector Silva, Hugo Romo, Jorge Bernal, Joshua Keen Valencia, Leaf Exposures, Lindsey Peeples, Margaret Garcia, Michael Buntyn, Morris Wright, Neneki Nick McGee, Rachael Cordova, SEK, Trish Ortega, and y. mascot. On view through August 23, 2013 (Tue-Fri 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Sat-Mon by appt)

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