You’ve got another chance to stop by the Pan African Film and Arts Festival…the final day is Monday Feb 17th. It all happens at the Baldwin Hills Mall.
Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.
Over 100 established and emerging fine artists and quality craftspeople from the US and the world over whose artistic aesthetic is rooted in Africa and its Diaspora present their creative works using oil on canvas, watercolor and pastels, acrylic paper, glass, ceramics, metal, cloth, plastic, wax, wire, leather, stone and more.
The art of Zebi will be on view. Stop by and say hi….she’s does beautiful work. You’ll find her across from the store, Forever 21, near the food court. http://www.zebidesigns.com/
Where: Baldwin Hills Mall, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr. Bl , L.A. Ca 90008
When: 11am to 9pm Today thru Monday
In Culver City….
L.A. Zine Fest takes place today. Organized by a collective of zine-enthusiasts, the festival will be held in the parking lot of the Helms Bakery this year.
In case you don’t know what a zine is…it is very much like a journal…NOT A BLOG…it became very popular in the 1990’s as it was celebrated in Zine Fests…like this one. A Zine is a tangible property…..a homemade jounal or book.
The Zine Fest has been featuring zine panels and workshops in many venues all leading up to today’s eent. It’s an opportunity for zinesters local and far-flung to meet and exchange ideas with each other and with all of Los Angeles!
Be sure to check the website for a list of workshops, panels, and readings taking place throughout the day.
Where: Helms Bakery Parking Lot, 8703 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
When: 10:00 am – 5: 00 pm
Also in Culver City…
In conjunction with the Zine Fest, Arcana Books hosts a special two-day exhibition which began yesterday, Saturday, February 15 and continues today. Arcana: Books on the Arts will feature the work of reclusive outsider artist and folk engineer, eb.
Oft-viewed as a crank by the academic establishment, this special presentation will take a closer look at eb’s controversial-yet-plausible theory that for decades Egyptologists have been incorrectly attributing symbols depicted in the hieroglyphic language as religious icons, when according to eb, they are simply artistic renditions of the actual tools used to build the pyramids.
The exhibit will include reconstructed contemporary working versions of these tools as well as present a fully operating ramp model that demonstrates exactly how all of the oddly shaped “function specific” tools depicted on the hieroglyphs worked together to form a larger assembly line system that enabled the Egyptians to easily roll the massive stones up the ramps.
What: Closing reception
Where: ARCANA: BOOKS ON THE ARTS, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Or in the Valley…
Tonight at Joe’s Bar and Grill …..Tonight…Strut plays 70s, 80s Rock and more.
Located in Burbank, enjoy tasty food and a large dance floor….start kickin’ it.
What: Live music
Where: Joe’s Bar & Grill 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505
When: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: (818) 729-0805