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?
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 FEST — Fri, Sept 12, 6-11 pm. FREE — Autry at Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA 90027. More info HERE.
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 WALK — Sat, 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.
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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