Artists and tacos and beer, oh my! Tonight, it’s all happening off the 2…Freeway, that is.
Eagle Rock Brewery just debuted “Red Velvet”: their Imperial Ale with Rye. Silky mouth-feel (Thanks, rye!), hints of chocolate, and an 11% alcohol content. (Watch out for ”speed traps” when you leave, Go Go’ers!) To help celebrate the brewery’s newest baby, ERB is having their first gallery event tonight; Thuy Le of Twee Studios will be displaying selected works from his ORIGIN OF ABSENCE series. LATE BREAKING NEWS: The scheduled food truck cancelled so Taco Chop is saving the day with drive-up deliciousness! (6:00-10:00PM)
Keep the art buzz going by heading over to the opening reception for pop-up exhibition space PLAyLAnd. In addition to the usual (art) suspects, PLAyLAnd will feature “circuit-bending sound scape, international mail art show…poetry bomb [and] handmade toys that recreate science fiction scenarios” from three cities (Reno, San Francisco and Los Angeles). Among the 24 featured artists are John Fleck, one of the infamous NEA 4 (four performance artists whose 1990 NEA grants were attacked by conservative politicians based on subject matter) and L.A. Mudpeople: masked, mud-daubed ”urban primitives” who have been (slowly) perambulating around the Los Angeles art/performance scene since 1989. Through 5/31/10 (Tonight:6-10PM)
For a post-art-bash beer, head over to the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park: 24 beers on tap, 85 bottled beers and (the best!) beer to go (thanks to the former speakeasy’s grandfathered liquor license from the 1930′s). ****
Go Go’ers: remember those speed traps.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….