The Weekend Go Go: Laluzapalooza, Ranch Party,The A-Hole Festival

This Easter, La Luz de Jesus has its eye on you.
This Easter, La Luz de Jesus Gallery has its eye on you.

You’ve pretty much survived February.

The Super Bowl.  Mardi Gras. Valentine’s Day. President’s Day. The Oscars.

The white-knuckle stress of Groundhog Day.

After a month like that?   The Ides of March will be a cinch.

Wall to Wall Alt-Art

This year, Easter falls on the last day of March so what better way to kick off the month than with the bug-eyed Jesus and his weird pals who are the subjects of Laluzapalooza: La Luz de Jesus Gallery‘s 27th annual incarnation of the massive alt-art show formerly titled “Everything but the Kitschen Sync”.

Puns are rampant at the show too.

Curated by charm-o-rama gallery owner Billy Shire and gallery director Matt Kennedy, the salon-style exhibition, which spawns multiple solo shows at La Luz de Jesus and other galleries, will feature 230 pieces by 125 artists from six different continents.

Evidently, the penguins of Antarctica were too damn busy to make some art.

LALUZAPALOOZAFri, March 1; Opening Reception, 8-11 pm.  Through Sun, March 31; FREELa Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90027.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch Party....
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch Party….

Nature Calls

Can’t wait for Coachella?

Anxious to combine food trucks and pup tents?

Want to take advantage of the upcoming weekend’s perfect weather?

If any or all of the above apply, snap up tix now to the Ranch Party debuting this Saturday, March 2nd, high in the Santa Monica Mountains.  There are two stages with two different schedules/vibes including recently added The Internet (Odd Future/OFWGKTA).  Amplifying the party atmosphere: beer, wine, spirits, camp sites, a few RV sites in case you want to bring your cute, vintage Airstream, plus the Frysmith Truck, The Green Truck, and the Grilled Cheese Truck.

Think about it: the last time someone made you grilled cheese sammies during a camp out, you were wearing Scooby Doo pj’s.

In addition to a portion of the ticket sales, a small fee is added to each ticket; both will benefit non-profit, which gives underprivileged, at-risk, and special needs kids the opportunity to learn about growing fruits and vegetables and raising animals at the Ranch.

There’s no on-site parking unless you get a Donor VIP Ticket, which also includes five drinks plus free camping…which you’ll probably need after those five drinks.  Shuttles will transport everyone else up to the Ranch from the Warner Center Marriott starting at noon and ending at 2:00 a.m.  Shuttle service starts again Sunday morning for overnight campers who can expect breakfast and “surprises”.

And since “party pants” are recommended, who knows what those surprises might be.

THE RANCH PARTY —  Sat, March 2nd @ 2pm (Shuttles start running @ noon) – 2am;   $40 (GA) – $250 (VIP); Camping & RV sites available; 18+   —   Parking, check in and shuttle service: The Warner Center Marriott 21789-21989 Califa St., Woodland Hills 91367

For general info, call CJ at 818 888 2055,  or email

For all the jerks in your life.
For all the jerks in your life….

Better Than a Voodoo Doll

If you’re the sort who stews over the slights, sins, and crimes of bullies, polluters, and war mongers, you’ll want clear the calendar for Sunday’s Asshole Festival: A Self-Initiated Performance Festival and Celebration Of Antagonists.

The fest is presented by the Llano Del Rio Collective to celebrate the release of their An Antagonist’s Guide to The Assholes Of Los Angeles, a free guide to over 80 L.A. sites including the locations of “politicians and polluters, war contractors…a troll, a yeller, and a cruel mis-dial.”

Sunday’s performance/art event is designed to publicly out those who have wronged you or to expunge your own  inner demons if you’re a dog kicker, a spouse abuser, a road rager, or a self-righteous eco-warrior/hipster/Boomer/culture vulture.

You know who you are.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos of offending parties to Chinatown where they’ll be taped to the wall of Human Resources in a public shaming.  Llano Del Rio members will “read some vitriol”.

Naturally, prune juice will be served.

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Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go…. 

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