Daylight Savings Time is Sunday, Go Go’ers, but you won’t have a moment to mourn that lost hour because this weekend will be a blur of fun as we start the countdown to Spring.
Fingers crossed that this brutal winter weather will soon be behind us.
No offense to mute hillbilly children but if your primary association with banjos is Deliverance, you owe it to yourself to hear the distinctive bluegrass/fusion/jazz of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in a rare, one-night-only performance Friday, March 9th at the Orpheum Theater downtown.
You can totally DVR Fringe….
Widely regarded as one of the best banjo players around — no word on whether that hillbilly kid is in the running — Fleck will be joined by the original line-up of the multi-Grammy-award-winning Flecktones: uber-bassman Victor Wooten; percussionist Roy “FutureMan” Wooten; and harmonicist, pianist, and fellow composer Howard Levy.
Note: upcoming culture communiques may be issued by “Future Go Go”….
NELA 2nd Saturday Night: WonderPUP/Doll-face//Vegetables with Pie
Ms. Go Go was an early fan of NELA 2nd Saturday Art Night but you don’t have to take her word for the fabulosity of the Art in the ‘Hood scene, which has been written up by both the New York Times and the Financial Times of London.
Although god knows why you wouldn’t take Ms. Go Go’s word for it….
Hit up the following fave galleries this Saturday, March 10th (7-10 pm unless otherwise noted) then head to the locus of NELA 2nd Saturday on York Boulevard between Avenue 50 and Avenue 51 in Highland Park.
Art + bars = super fun 2nd Saturday start to Spring Forward.
The WonderPUP Show at the Tokyo Pop-influenced Leanna Linn’s Wonderland will feature over three dozen artists and benefit the American College of Veterinarian Internal Medicine Foundation (ACVIM). Expect sweets, food truck, and pup-adorned mug shots from 6-10pm. Buy art in honor of ALL the Spots….
Dollmakers II & 7th Birthday Party – Cactus Gallery‘s 2nd annual Dollmakers event features two dozen plus art-dollmakers whose work is a far, far cry from Barbie and Bratz. Owner Sandra Mastroianni is also celebrating seven years in business with cake and mimosas. Please don’t feed the dolls.
Guadalupe Malintzin – The Virgin and the Traitor/Scapes – Kathy Gallegos runs two, simultaneous shows monthly at Avenue 50 Studio. The March art extravaganzas: a group show featuring feminine images with roots in Hispanic mythos as well as eerie landscapes by Andres Montoya. This one will shake you up.
Allison Achauer-Photographs/Timothy Sellers Paintings - This vegetable-themed show at Future Studio features representations of bounty from the couple’s Highland Park garden. Plus, gallery owner Amy Inouye celebrates Pi Day (March 14th ) early with Pie. Eat dessert first.
NELA 2nd SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT — Sat, March 10th, 7-10pm; all ages/FREE — For more info: http://nelaart.org/
Holla…and Have Some Eggs
Some Sundays, you want to make the scene. Sundays in March (and April 1st – no fooling), you’ll want to sink into the soul-stirring (or toe-tapping for you Philistines) sounds of Little Faith who begin a four-week Gospel Brunch residency at Griffith Park-adjacent Viva Cantina.
Brunch residency — pretty much the perfect job.
Churches get a 10% discount on brunch and a 10% donation to the church. Musicians and vocalists from the church music community are invited to sit in with the five-to-seven member band that is anchored by Jack Maeby on organ and soars with singers John Michael Knowles, Ray Wolffe, and Nadia Duggin who will singly and collectively scorch the sin off your soul….
…SO convenient as you knock back the Bloody Marys.
LITTLE FAITH GOSPEL BRUNCH — March 11th (and 18th and 25th and April 1st); 1-2:30pm; all ages/NO COVER — Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, 91506; 818.845.2425; www.vivacantina.com Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowling.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….