The temperatures may be hot but the weekend is oh-so-cool.
Just add water….
And street art. And crawfish.
That’s summer right there.
Tour de Grand Performances
There wasn’t much dialogue and it was mainly in French so if you loved The Triplets of Belleville, then it’s pretty much a given you loved the music.
Tonight, you can have your crepe and eat it too.
Pack the baguette, the vin, and your fave runny cheese and head to Grand Performances for a short concert by Benoît Charest, the Cesar award-winning composer of Les Triplettes de Belleville, and the Terrible Orchestre de Belleville. Benoit and the orchestra will subsequently perform the score live during a screening of the animated film.
So basically, it’s a “swinging Belleville rendez-vous.”
LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE — Fri, August 1 @8pm. FREE/all ages — Grand Performances, 350 So Grand Ave, DTLA 90071. For more info, including directions & parking, go HERE.
Check Out the New “Banksy(s)”
Love street art? Wish you could stand in the middle lane of the 110 N/S and ogle murals?
Don’t do that.
Instead, head Downtown for The Streets Will Never Be the Same: a one-night-only exhibit featuring street artists. Curated by Roy Paz and his company Red Hot Art, Paz’s intention is to reveal the artists behind the murals and share their non-street art with the public.
So much better than dodging cars during rush hour.
30+ artists will represent at the pop-up at Kesspro Studios; you’ll also enjoy music by DBA, catering by XXXXXX, a raffle/art giveaway, and — whee!– Ketel One Vodka and Coldcock Whisky to enhance your art-perusing pleasure. The bash benefits The Epilepsy Foundation; the media partner is Cartwheel Art, which leads street art tours around L.A.
Easier to sip spirits indoors, though.
THE STREETS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME — Sat, Aug 2, 7 – midnight — Kesspro Studios, 435 So Molino, DTLA 90013 For more info, go HERE.
The Bayous of Long Beach
You could fly to the Big Easy this weekend and brave thunderstorms, 90 degree heat and 53% humidity to suck on mudbugs. OR you could take a short hop down the coast to the two-day, 21st Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival.
Go Go’ers, let’s start a petition to nickname Long Beach the “Little Easy”.
To guarantee you’ll get a NOLA-style crawfish boil bucket feast and a discount, buy tickets before midnight tonight, Friday, August 1st. Enjoy live Cajun and Zydeco music including Grammy nominee Lisa Haley and the Zydecats while sampling French Quarter coffee and beignets as well as wine, beer and adult libations including something called a “Screaming Crawfish”.
Go Go’ers, no crawfish were harmed in the making of this cocktail.
21ST ANNUAL LONG BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL — Sat, August 2 noon- 11pm & Sun, August 3 noon – 10pm. $13 (admission only) – $45 atd — Rainbow Lagoon, [400-403] Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, 90802 For more info, directions and tix, go HERE.
More Weekend Go Go Fun!
Poetrypalooza — Month-long L.A. tour! Poetry! Music! Art! Open mic! August 1 – 31
Big Bite Bacon Fest — Also beer! On the Queen Mary! Online tix sales end Fri, 8/1 August 2
Summer on Seventh — Inner City Arts benefit! Rooftop concert! Food trucks & cocktails! August 2
Muse until Midnight @ LACMA — Indie rock Silver Lake Choir! Urban Lights dance party! Cash bar & bites! August 2
The Trip to Italy — Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon dine and dish! Hilarity ensues! Cinefamily sneak preview! Free but RSVP required! August 3
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….
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