It’s the start of a busy weekend…We’ve got some fun events celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muerto taking place throughout the weekend…
In the Miracle Mile area…here’s an art event/discussion.
The Loft at Liz’s hosts an event in conjunction with its current exhibition “Guns.”
An ongoing project by artist Maya Gurantz and interaction designer Elizabeth Goodman, Gunworlds is a conversation through the exchange of art objects that investigates the intractability of the gun debate through interviews with diverse stakeholders along the spectrum of the conversation.
For each person we interview–so far, public health workers, trauma surgeons, rural gun stockpilers, legal scholars, war veterans–we create an object that responds to and mirrors the worldviews revealed by their relationship to the gun issue. We are also creating “metaphysical objects” that reveal some of the ideas revealed by this conversation: the web of interconnectedness between all people–the desire to be threatening or not.
Tonight at the Loft at Liz’s, we will be sharing interview text, videos, performing with the metaphysical objects, and taking people on a tour through the far more complex and idiosyncratic social imaginaries that vibrate throughout this debate.
Where: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 90036
Phone: (323) 939-4403
In Santa Monica…
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents BODYTRAFFIC at The Broad Stage, October 27 through 29.
Considered one of America’s most compelling dance companies, BODYTRAFFIC will be performing three works from their new repertory: Death Defying Dances (world premiere), 3 Preludes, and Private Games: Chapter One (preview).
See image: Melissa Bourkas & Guzman Rosado by Joshua Sugiyama
Death Defying Dances, a world premiere by Arthur Pita, is a vibrant tribute to “the Queen of the Beatniks,” Judy Henske. Henske with her big voice and a bold personality was a mainstay of the sixties American folk revival, and has worked in an eclectic style since then. Pita has created several original commissions for dance companies including Phoenix Dance Theatre, Candoco and Ballet Black.
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401.
When: Friday, October 27, 7:30pm
PØST hosts a closing Reception for group exhibit “The Whales Took You from 7-9pm; PØST, 1206 Maple Avenue, #515, LA 90015
In Santa Monica…
Get ready for the Biggest Halloween Party on the Westside at Wokcano Santa Monica!
Time for the WOK-ing DEAD Halloween Party
Enjoy costume ontests, spooky decorations, and food and drink specials run from 8-10pm
Music by DJ Frankie; Outdoor Patio; Laser Light Room
Tickets: CLICK HERE to Purchase
GA: $25 in adv. or $30 day of
VIP: $30 in adv. or $35 day of
What: WOK-ing DEAD Halloween Party
Where: Wokcano, 1413 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 8 pm – 2 am – Friday, October 28, 2016
Info: FB Event Page
Head Downtown for “The Experiment” A Rockin’ Frank + Wighead Insane Cabaret (this is a 2 day experience).
Step into the twisted world of the Experiment, where Dr. Bradley and Nurse Janice welcome you into their private asylum, held at Clifton’s Downtown in the exclusive and private “meat locker basement” that is not open to the public. Upon arrival the candy stripers will check you in and take you on an Asylum Tour before seating you in the day room, where you’ll shudder with….anticipation to meet the resident patients. Get up close and personal with them as they wind you through a tangled tale of sex, power and madness. Get lost in warped time in the songs and dance of this sexy, eerie 360 degree, completely immersive insane parody cabaret. But don’t worry, all patients are under sedation and promise not even an inch of anger.
The Experiment ~ Asylum Rules:
• No touching the patients-Unless they ask.
• No admittance under 21, this show features adult content… You have been warned.
• Doors open at 30 minutes prior to show with live music.
• Sedatives are for the patients only.
• Singing and dancing may be contagious.
Ticket Price: General Admission: $40.00 per seat; VIP and Standing Room Tickets Available as well; Show Run Time: 1 1/2 Hours; 15 Minute Intermission – Order tickets via phone (310 804-0223) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Clifton’s Downtown (In the Shadowbox – Formerly the Meat Locker in Clifton’s Basement – Private Club) 648 S Broadway, LA 90404
When: 8:00pm – 9:30pm and 11:00pm – 12:30am – Fri. Oct. 28th and Sat. Oct. 29th, 2016
At at RedCat, enjoy a collaboration between L.A.’s River Song Quintet and Ohio poet David Baker, and a dreamlike multimedia work by artist Miwa Matreyek, who blends fantastical animation with live shadow play.
As spellbinding as it is poignant, this double bill of multidisciplinary performance features a deeply resonant collaboration between L.A.’s River Song Quintet and Ohio poet David Baker, and a dreamlike multimedia work by artist Miwa Matreyek, who blends fantastical animation with live shadow play.
Tickets range from $12 to $25 (for General admission)
Where: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, 631 West 2nd St., LA 90012
When: 8:30pm – Friday, October 28, 2016