The Weekend Go Go: Tacos/Tequila/Love, LA di DADA, Ice Age Hair Ball + more

Celebrate summer at Chalk L.A. with L.A. Design Festival's Tacos, Tequila & CANLOVE party.
Celebrate summer at Chalk L.A. with L.A. Design Festival’s Tacos, Tequila & CANLOVE party.

Official-start-of-summer madness?

Longest-day-of-the-year joie de vivre?

Hive mind?

Whatever the reason, you will want to clone yourself and/or quickly invent time travel to experience all of  the fun scheduled for the weekend.

Science is a beautiful thing.

And so is this weekend.

Tacos, Tequila & CANLOVE at Chalk L.A.; L.A. Design Festival.
Tacos, Tequila & CANLOVE at Chalk L.A.; L.A. Design Festival.


Tequila and tacos are pretty much a party all by themselves.

Tequila, tacos and dublab beats  in a cutting edge design studio?

Lock that date in, pronto.

Tacos, Tequila & CANLOVE  is the official after-party of the L.A. Design Festival‘s Design Hooky West tour but your free RSVP (don’t delay!) gets you into the stand-alone bash at Chalk L.A.: the design studio/creative collective of DJ Neff and Paul Ramirez.

Get inspired by the oeuvre of the CANLOVE duo, which transforms discarded spray paint cans into art (see tree above right).  Make your own mark on Chalk L.A.’s interactive art wall or take home some CANLOVE to hip up your home walls.

Helpful hint: you might need a car rack for that tree….

TACOS, TEQUILA & CANLOVE — Fri, June 20, 6-10pm.  FREE but RSVP asapChalk L.A., 12513 Venice Blvd, LA 90066

At Beyond Baroque, minds will be blown.
Will women lounge on snakes at LA di DADA?

Dada in LaLaland

According to one theory, the name of the Dada art movement was chosen at random by stabbing a paper knife in a German-French dictionary.  The point allegedly landed on the French word for “hobbyhorse”.

Go Go’ers, knives may or may not make an appearance at Saturday’s LA di DADA  but you’ll get the point..

Or maybe not since Dadaism embraces irrationality, nonsense and chaos above all.

Not to worry; you’ll be swept up in the word and play  generated by a deep roster of fiercely original talent including: outlaw creative Exene Cervenka (X, the Knitters); L.A. Dadaists Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor; and  performance poets Linda J Albertano and Laurel Ann Bogen who (with legendary Suzanne Lummis) comprise two-thirds  of the infamous Nearly Fatal Women.

Actually,  do keep an eye out for knives.

Also at the Beyond Baroque event, Three Rooms Press presents the West Coast launch of Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2014), which features 100 literary and visual artists from around the world.

Costumes are encouraged.

Minds will be blown.

LA DI DADASat, June 21, 3:30-6:00 pm. $10 GA; $5 seniors/students/Beyond Baroque membersBeyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291, 310.822.3006. For reservations/more info, email or go HERE.

Chill at the Page Museum's Ice Age Hair Ball.
Chill at the Page Museum’s Ice Age Hair Ball.

Hair ‘Do

It’s time to break out the prehistoric hair pieces and woolly mammoth wigs; the Ice Age Hair Ball will be turning heads this Saturday at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Designed to raise funds (as well as hair) for the Page Museum, the Pleistocene-themed do will feature Torchlight Tours of the Tar Pits, including the Observation Pit, which is open for the first time since the ’90s!  Keep your cool on the dance floor with gratis icy adult libations and other  frosty beverages as well as food truck desserts for your sweet (saber) tooth.

Don’t skimp with the hair spray; celebrity stylist Kim Vo and Hair Ball guests will judge hirsute creations inspired by Ice Age mammals. (Chignon with mastodon tusks, anyone?).  The winning do’s will be awarded prizes.

And if your hair is naturally more rat’s nest than haute coiffure, embrace the mess and throw on an oversized rodent.

You may win a prize for bravest headbanger.

ICE AGE HAIR BALLSat, June 21 @ 8:30 pm. $39-$150Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd
LA 90036, 213.763.3499  For more info/buy tix HERE. 

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

CULVER CITY ART TOURS New York Magazine & Persol present!  Two tours!  Multiple artist studios & galleries!  June 21

BUST CRAFTACULAR — Femme mag’s legendary DIY fest!  Free stuff!  Cool crafts!  June 21

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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A trunk full of fun at the Page Museum's Ice Age Hair Ball at the La Brea Tar Pits.
A trunk full of fun at the Page Museum’s Ice Age Hair Ball at the La Brea Tar Pits.

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