The Weekend Go Go: L.A. Art Book Fair, Museum Sex & Science, Love Me Deadly

Blue skies ahead at the L.A. Art Book Fair
Dive into the L.A. Art Book Fair

There’s a sporting event this weekend.  You may know about it.

If you’re looking for something to do in addition to — or instead of — your pigskin and pigs-in-a-blanket, Ms. Go Go has a few suggestions.

Note: no nachos will be harmed in the making of this weekend.

Pictures Worthy of a 1000 Words

Go Go’ers, if you’re the sort who likes coffee table books with sunsets on the cover, Printed Matter’s inaugural L.A. Art Book Fair may not be your cup of ink.

If, however, you like naughty pulp paperbacks, zines from the likes of Gary Scott Davis, Ray Pettibon and Christopher Russell, and photog provocateur Larry Clark (and by extension, a Larry Clark pop-up shop by BOO-HOORAY), you should make speedy tracks to the Geffen Contemporary @ MOCA starting Thursday night.

For four days, you’ll get FREE entry to the fair where 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-one countries will present artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.

So there will be things to look at.  Also, things to listen to.

There’s a lecture about and visual homage to the late artist Mike Kelley on the one year anniversary of his death, a primer on how to discharge art school debt through the “Certainty of Hopelessness”, and an opening night party tonight, January 31 that features Eddie Ruscha Jr.’s band Secret Circuit and tarot card readings by witch Marty Windahl.

You might want to ask witch Marty how the Certainty of Hopelessness thing will pan out.

PRINTED MATTER’S L.A. ART BOOK FAIRThurs, Jan 31 (6-9pm), Fri, Feb 1 (11am-5pm), Sat Feb 2 (11am-6pm), Sun Feb 3 (noon-6pm); FREEGeffen Contemporary @ MOCA, 152 No Central Ave, DTLA 90012.

An intimate look at the most intimate act.
An intimate look at the most intimate act.

A (Sex) Night at the Museum

Sex know-it-alls — and you know who you are — will want to add to their collection of party chat sex facts courtesy of Mary Roach: TED talker (ab0ut orgasms) and author of several books including Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.  The latter book will inform her presentation — and up your sexpertise game — this Friday, February 1st, at the Natural History Museum’s First Fridays.

You’ll probably have a question or two.

Performances by DJ The Gaslamp Killer and “sonic explorers” Adventure Time (a.k.a. Daedelus and Frosty) round out the evening, which begins with the NHM’s Dr. Brian Brown giving a “Tools of the Trade” tour, which could be odd and weird or could be about, you know, plants.

Yep, it always comes back to the birds and the bees.

NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM’S FIRST FRIDAYSFri, Feb 1; 5 – 10pm; $5 – $12 at the doorNatural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd, LA, 90007

Love Me a GOOD Way

It’s a tale as old as time….  “A beautiful yet mysterious woman…will stop at nothing to secure her soul-mate and the bond of eternal love.”

Femme fatale with ciggy?  Let's go!
Sexy girl with ciggy? Let’s go!

Okay, so maybe Love Me Deadly is more spine-tingling/spooky than it is Beauty and the Beast.

This isn’t a BAD thing, Go Go’ers, especially since the old timey radio play was written by audience fave/award-winning playwright Matt Sklar (also the Narrator this time around), is directed by crowd-pleaser Sebastian Munoz, and is re-opening this Sunday at producer Zombie Joe’s always wild and wonderful ZJU Theatre Group where the piece first debuted over a decade ago.

As they say, it’s time to revisit.

So this Sunday night, if you’ve downed chicken wings and PBRs until your eyeballs are rolling in their sockets, you’ll want to cool things down with some dangerous dames and dark-as-sin love…

…which is the best kind.

Love Me Deadly is opening this Sunday, February 3rd and is only running for seven Sunday nights with the exception of February 17 so you’ll want to call fast for a reservation.

When it comes to femme fatales, good things don’t always come to those who wait.

LOVE ME DEADLYSun, Feb 3 – March 24 @ 7pm (NOTE: No Love Me Deadly performance Sun, Feb 17); $15Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankersham Blvd, NoHo,    For reservations, call: 818.202.4120

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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