Eat your Wheaties, Go Go’ers, because it’s gonna be a marathon of downtown fun Thursday night.
The usually exclusive/private Doheny kicks off the evening with an inclusive/public opening party for the Cana Rum Bar: a benefit for the United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti. A one-time $20 fee confers a one-year membership in the Cana Rum Society; think great, handcrafted rum cocktails, Tiki rum punch and spirits (rum yum yum, in other words) plus evites to rum tastings, spirit education (presumably, the drinkable kind, not the ectoplasmic kind), and special events. The evening includes a complimentary taste of Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum Punch (while supplies last), plus music by Domingosiete at 7PM and DJ Ruin at 11PM. Go Go’ers, let the Conga line begin…..
If you’ve got a glint in your eye as well as a shimmy in your step, head over to the Los Angeles Athletic Club for the free lecture by John Buntin, author of the rave-reviewed L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, which explores LAPD Chief William Parker’s war on gangster Mickey Cohen and the L.A. underbelly. Buntin’s lecture should get you in just the right frame of mind for the final weekend of American Cinematheque’s Film Noir Festival at the Egyptian Theater; augment your underworld weekend with Esotouric’s John Buntin L.A. Noir crime tour on Saturday. (Details in upcoming U Want 2 Go Go post!)
Post-lecture, wend your way to the Downtown L.A. Art Walk. Highlights include: Pedals and Prints, a multi-artist show curated by Two Rabbits Studio at Crewest; the de LaB sale at Ball-Nogues Studios, where you can find products for sale by architects, designers, illustrators and artists working east of La Brea, and the Plasticgod post-Art Walk exhibit and party with large- scale art works, dj and dancing and (rumored) red velvet cupcakes.
Go Go’ers, start your engines….
Ready? U KNow U Want 2 Go Go….
All events Thursday, April 8
Cana Rum Bar fundraiser at the Doheny
714 West Olympic Boulevard (enter first driveway south of Olympic on Flower)
Los Angeles 90014
John Buntin’s L.A. Noir Lecture
7:00PM – 8:00P.M (approximately)
Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West 7th Street
Los Angeles 90014
Free (but reservations required!!!)
Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Approximately 12:00PM – 9:00PM (Check specific galleries for times)
Click here (or cut/paste into browser) for map
or stop by the Art Walk Lounge
114 West 5th Street (near 5th & Main)
6:30PM – 9:00PM
Bring in printed map for Jarritos soda!