The Weekend Go Go: ARTmageddon + a Beer Bash

Go Go’ers, it’s finally (kind of) fall, which means the days of staggering around in a heat-stunned stupor are (almost) over and the days of staggering around in a happy, beery haze are upon us.

Your hand-knitted beer Kozy is ready and waiting.

Also this weekend: CARmageddon II.  You may have heard of it.

Luckily, when life hands out lemons, artists make ARTmageddon.  Whether the 405 is your home away from home or you avoid the 405 like the plague, the big benefit of L.A’s much-bla-bla’d about freeway closure is lots and lots of local art that you can walk/bike/Metro to.

This weekend, home is where the art is.


Click on links below for info/tix for Ms. Go Go’s ARTmageddon highlights.

Westside — Lucky WAngelenos: ArtPlatformone of L.A.’s best art events featuring local, national, and international art and artists starts today at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and runs through Sunday.  Check out alt/independent artist collectives like The Suburban (international art from a suburban Chicago garage) and Central Utah Art Center/CUAC, which just got kicked out of the historic building they saved and renovated because a recent exhibit featured bare breasts.

Midtown: Whether you’re a fan of body art and alt-L.A. history or just want to show off your newest “I Love Gladys” tat, you’ll want to check out LA Skin & Ink: The Craft and Folk Art Museum‘s exploration of L.A.’s role in the Tattoo Renaissance starting in the 1960’s.

DTLA — See! the Goddess Ishtar krump!  Watch! the Bull of Heaven break dance!  Cheer! as a flood hero pops in Illuminated Manuscript: a three-day only street-dance interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh at  at LATC.  The secret of immortality may or may not be revealed.

San Fernando Valley —  The New Short Fiction Series  — L.A.s “longest running spoken word series” according to the event website — presents “In Cars”: a special ARTmageddon-affiliated event at the Federal Bar in which performers Alain Benatar, Fran Montano, and series creator Sally Shore perform auto-related stories by L.A. writers Robert Morgan Fisher, Sacha Howells, and A.R. Taylor.

You may be able to relate.


Get Sweet and Foamy this Saturday

It’s a big weekend for Eagle Rock.

Also, for lovers of beer.  And ice cream.  And burgers,.

Jeremy Raub of Eagle Rock Brewery and Andre Guerrero and Jan Purdy of Maximiliano and Oinkster (which celebrates its 6th anniversary today) are the reigning co-champions of last year’s L.A. Beer Float Showdown where they debuted their “Vanilla Bean Solidarity and Pig Candy, cacao nibs and bourbon chocolate ice cream beer float”.


It’s hard to imagine that the NELA champs — or anyone else — will be able to top that concoction at this year’s Beer Float Showdown, presented by Food GPS on Saturday, September 29th at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village.

But don’t you want to see them try?

All attendees get to vote on the five beer floats presented by the teams of chefs and local breweries which, in addition to the defending champs, include:

•    Strand Brewing + Christian Page (Short Order) & Hourie Sahakian (Short Cake)
•    El Segundo Brewing Co. + Shiho Yoshikawa (Sweet Rose Creamery)
•    Golden Road Brewing + Josh Graves & Paul Sanguinetti (Ray’s and Stark Bar / C+M)
•    Beachwood BBQ and Brewing + Tony DiSalvo & Chris Crary (Whist)

It’s going to be 87 degrees tomorrow, Go Go’ers.  Drink accordingly.

FOOD GPS presents THE 4TH ANNUAL BEER FLOAT SHOWDOWNSat, Sept 29th, 2-5pm; $35–$45; 21+Golden Road Brewing, 5430 W San Fernando Rd, L.A. (Atwater Village) 90039

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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