"War Paint for Trees" from MODERN RUIN by Jeff Frost at Kickstarter Film Fest 2014

“War Paint for Trees” from CIRCLE OF ABSTRACT RITUAL  by Jeff Frost at Kickstarter Film Fest 2014

The weekend has plenty of sultry summer stroll but make no mistake….

The fall-stravaganza of fun starts now!

Ready for Its Close-up

How many times have you donated a dollar or twenty to a Kickstarter project?

How many times have you seen the finished project?

Exactly.

This Friday, get vicarious bang for your buck at the Kickstarter Film Fest, which unlike your Aunt Shirley’s neighbor’s kid’s project is FREE.

Keeping the summer vibe intact, the curated slate of movies, which is presented in association with Eat/See/Hear, screens at the Autry Museum’s “event lawn”.

See teasers from popular indie OBVIOUS CHILD, Sundance award-winning documentary RICH HILL,  and campy time traveling KUNG FURY, as well as an animated music video of a Future Islands song, and excerpts of films including CIRCLE OF ABSTRACT RITUAL from artist/viral phenom Jeff Frost.

In addition to TGIF mob movie love, you’ll be able to eat Kickstarter-funded food like Max City BBQ  and frozen Nitro Pop popcorn, and check out Kickstarter funded projects like Carpool de Ville: a hot tub in a vintage Cadillac.

Which gives new meaning to the phrase “hot rod”….

KICKSTARTER FILM FESTFri, Sept 12, 6-11 pm.  FREEAutry at Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA 90027.  More info HERE.

Frogtown Art Walk

Frogtown Art Walk

Art Yes. Frogs No.

Saturday will be a scorcher, which makes it a perfect evening for a languid stroll along the river at the Frogtown Art Walk.

Because Elysian Valley/Frogtown?

A river really does run through it..

The L.A. River will actually be a focus of the 9th annual FREE art/music/performance fest.  In addition to multiple open studios of must-see artists, attend Play the L.A. River, which is like a living Monopoly game with fun instead of “Go to Jail” cards.

Marcelle Gravel will debut: River of Wings, an installation of kinetic birds, along the river.   Also in the winged theme: beloved Americana/roots band I See Hawks in L.A. performs on one of the Fest’s six stages just steps from the river’s muddy-bottomed Glendale Narrows.

Worried you won’t be able  to see it all?

Opera del Espacio and Padua Playwrights will stage site-specific performances throughout the fest.  Riverside pedi-cabs are available to transport  weary  walkers to the Anonymous Renegade dance party, instant poetry production from the Poetry Society, and  walk-in dining at the elusive supper club elysian.

Note: you’ll actually have to walk in for the walk-in dining….

FROGTOWN ART WALKSat, Sept 13, 4-10 pm.  FREE Elysian Valley (near downtown Los Angeles/Dodger Stadium) along Blake Avenue, CA 90039. Parking, schedules and more information at www.frogtownarts.com.

You won't be able to see all of the fork until you JOIN Secret Fork.

You won’t be able to see all of the fork until you JOIN Secret Fork.

SECRET FORK…AND KNIFE…AND SPOON

It’s an irresistible mix; combine the exclusivity of a secret club with “early discoverer” bragging rights and the thrill of the culinary hunt, which taps into our deepest hunter/gatherer selves.

No wonder clandestine cuisine is all the rage!

This Sunday, check out a new edible adventure with The Secret Fork: a members-only, pop-up marketplace.  You have to join to get the location and other deets — perhaps download a secret handshake? —  but rumor has it this week’s fork fest takes place in the foothills of leafy Altadena.

Go Go’ers, that info is on a need-to-know basis.

In addition to sips and nibbles from food crafters, urban farmers, artisanal vendors and chefs, Sunday’s Secret Fork features the appropriately named Tongue & Groove hosted by Tammy Abell and Conrad Romo.  The fantastic, long-running “literary variety show with music” will be performing in a stone amphitheater on the property.

That is Top Secret information and tickets are limited.

You know what to do….

THE SECRET FORK Su!n, Sept 14; noon – 6pm.  $9 —  Secret location in Altadena; for more info and to join, go HERE.

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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