POW VeniceBeachBiennialNow don’t forget, it’s the final Day of the Venice Biennial…and the Carnival all happening on the boardwalk. See Pick of the week for all the info on the Hammer’s Biennial (whcih runs up and down the boardwalk all the way North till Rose.

7.13-15 CarnevalThen what we all thought was going to be a small carnival put on by the LAPD…is actually wreaking havoc on the streets of Venice.

No kidding they have closed all the surrounding streets off of Winward Circle and they have some huge rides…I’m talking big…(I was expecting a bouncy house). 

Oh yeah, it’s gonna be a wild finale…so get out there and enjoy the final day of both events.

Or…get the heck out of Venice and enjoy the 11th Bastille Day in LA.

The French Cabaret Versatile, voted Best Cabaret and Variety Show of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012 presents ‘French Bohême & Troubadours’ to premiere at the Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival.

Fe7.15 BastilleDayaturing, Cancan, feathers and glitz “à la mode de Paris,” the show spotlights dancer/choreographer Lola Ohlala as well as five Parisian Cabaret dancers who perform to the sensual music of Juliette Greco, Serge Gainsbourg, and Max Raabe among others.

Performers include Jenny Eloise Rieu aka ‘The Lady in Red,’ Momo Casablanca, Yesteryears Dancers, and more.

There is a $5.00 ticket admission. We are running an LA Art Party Twitter Contest…so follow us at @laartparty.com and you can win two tix to Bastille Day Los Angeles. As soon as you follow LA Art Party, email us at laartparty@gmail.com.

We’v7.15 BastilleDay2e got five pairs….so come and get them.

What: 11th annual Bastille Day, ‘French Bohême & Troubadours’
Where: Kenneth Hahn Recreational Park – Lower Olympic, 4100 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056
When: Noon – dusk

T7.15 Joes VeniceBiennial2he Venice Biennial continues. This is the final day….V-Scape and Joe’s Restaurant gets into the act…with a reception for their latest exhibition, Artists X Architects to celebrate the Hammer Museum’s MADE IN L.A. 2012 – VENICE BEACH BIENNIAL. Complimentary appetizers; CASH bar.

Please RSVP vscapevenice@gmail.com, info at www.v-scape.org

What: V-Scape Reception, Artists X Architects
Where: Joe’s Restaurant, 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice CA 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Website: http://www.joesrestaurant.com/ 


ARTScorpsLA/ACLA Emerging Producers presents Beat the Drum’s second annual drum festival, Beat the Drum: East Los Meets West Los, at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood.

Come early for picnicking, at 6:00 pm and enjoy drum technique demonstrations from South Mexican and Central American traditions, live screen printing and painting, and dancing by the Capoeira Collective in the Ford Theatre Plaza. All ages are welcome.

Sho7.15Beatthedrumfest1 590x345w starts at 8:00 pm and features performances by Atabey (traditional Puerto Rican bomba), East LA Taiko (Latin, Afro-Cuban, Japanese fusion) featuring drummer Fredo Ortiz of the Beastie Boys, and CAVA (bolero/tropical with primal taiko & cajon drumming). Also performing at the festival are DJ Reyes Rodriguez (world music) and Emcee Mayda Del Valle (Poetry Slam Champion).

Admission: Tickets start at $20.00; $8 – $12 for kids, students…be sure to check their website

What: Beat the Drum, Performance
Where: The John Anson Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East LA, 90068
When: Doors open at 6:00 pm show starts at 8:00 pm
Website: http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/362

There will be tons more events up for the Weekend Update. So check back on Friday by noon...it’s gonna be a wild weekend!