GO: Events this Week in the A.D. & DTLA

This week’s events include a tour of street artist RETNA’s studio, gallery openings, documentary screenings, and a festival — all in and around the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles!

Steve Grody and Andrew Jackson on 6/513 tour

Street art expert Steve Grody and BMX rider Andrew Jackson at 6/5/13 R.A.D.D. Bike & Walk Social

WED 6/12 @ 6:30 PM Walk (walkers meet up at The Pie Hole on 714 Traction Ave.) • 7:00 PM Ride (cyclists meet up at Eat.Drink.Americano on 923 E. 3rd St.) • 8:30 PM Post-Event Social (walkers and cyclists convene afterwards this week at XLanes): Join us for our weekly neighborhood R.A.D.D. Bike & Walk Social! Plans include visiting the studios of well-known street artist Marquis Lewis aka RETNA and veteran photographer Don Miller. Afterwards, join other neighbors bowling at the DTLA Rendezvous event at XLanes @ 333 S. Alameda St., 3rd Fl. in Little Tokyo Galleria Mall.

THU 6/13 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM: Artists on Tap exhibition features 16 artists from the Arts District: Matt Aston, Matt Blackwell, Jaime Colindres, Cosmo, Yuri Elvin, Scott Forrest, Calder Greenwood, Minas Halaj, Michael Hayden, David Hollen, Nicholas Knudson, Emmeric Konrad, Colette Miller, Terrell Moore, J.W. Pippen, and Rick Robinson. Music by Lightnin’ Woodcock. On view at Angel City Brewery @ 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90013

Barminski DistrictTHU 6/13 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM: Highland Avenue: Works by Bill Barminski showcases the visually colorful, ironic and graphically strong paintings by Bill Barminski, a self-taught artist whose work extends across a broad range of mediums. On view at District Gallery @740 E. Third St., Los Angeles 90013Lisa Adams As it Appears to Be-300px

FRI 6/14 @ 8:00 PM Reception • 8:30 PM Screening:Lisa Adams: As it Appears to Be” captures the life and work of  a Downtown artist. This 53-minute documentary by Juri Koll also includes Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot, and Clyde Beswick. Seating limited to 50 attendees. One-night-only screening at Cero Space @ 676 S. Ave. 21, Studio 33, Los Angeles 90031 (directly above LA Artcore Brewery Annex).

SAT 6/15 @ 5:00 PM to 12 midnight: The ever-popular FREE Chinatown Summer Nights starts this week and not a moment too soon! Dine on Chinese food (and hey, now Roy Choi’s Chego is open, too!), sip on craft brews, and dance to tunes spun by 89.9 KCRW DJs! Chinatown @ 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles 90012 (Central and West Plazas)

meander_200SUN 6/16 @ 3:00 PM: Go Metro on the Gold Line from our Little Tokyo/Arts District station (depart no later than 2:00 PM) and join artist John O’Brien for an “Insight Talk” and walkthrough of his museum exhibition Meander. Afterwards, gain insight into his process during a short meander led by the artist to nearby sites in Pasadena to see public artworks and other unnoticed, but notable urban features. Free for museum members and free for non-members with paid museum admission. On view through July 28, 2013 (closed July 4), Wed–Sun, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at  Pasadena Museum of California Art @ 490 E. Union St., Pasadena 91101

Got a community event coming up that might be of interest to residents in the Arts District and Downtown Los Angeles? For consideration, send a request to me via email HERE.

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