The Weekend Go Go: Animation Fest, Art Tour and Spoken Word

The Boy and the World at Cinefamily's Animaion Breakdown.
Ale Abreu’s “The Boy and the World” at Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown.

Sometime in the near future, you may interact with relatives.

Go Go’ers, this weekend is the calm before that storm.

This weekend is a warm, fuzzy blanket.

This weekend is your friend.

Embrace the weekend.

Cartoons for Grown-ups

There’s no better way to ease yourself into the Season of Family than by sitting in a dark room watching cartoons with strangers.  And there’s no better place to escape imminent reality feel like a kid again than Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown.

Starting Thursday, Cinefamily offers six days of sneak previews (The Boy and the World from Brazil), premieres (The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, Mami Sunada’s documentary about Studio Ghibli), animators (David Silverman, The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc.), dystopian childhood faves (Watership Down), classic ‘toons (Warner Brothers Loony Tunes), shorts (potential Academy Award nominee Feast), animation round-ups and more.

TV watchers of a certain age won’t want to miss the penultimate event The Music of Schoolhouse Rock Live!, which is taking place off-site at the Echoplex in Silverlake.   Respected bebop and cool jazz pianist Bob Dorough wrote and performed many of the iconic songs of the educational T.V. program (1973-1985); he’ll perform a live set of Schoolhouse Rock songs.

Just in time to wow the Thanksgiving dinner table guests with your rendition of “Naughty Number Nine”….

ANIMATION BREAKDOWNThurs, Nov 20 – Tues, Nov 25; various times.  $12 – $25Cinefamily, 611 No Fairfax, LA 90036. For tix and more info, go HERE

NOTE OFF-SITE LOCATIONTHE MUSIC OF SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK  Mon, Nov 24 @8pm — The Echoplex, 1822 Sunset Blvd., 90026 (The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd.)

Discovery tour 2014So Many Artists, So Much Time….

“Change is in the air” is the theme for the 22nd Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour.

Temps have dropped to a balmy, autumnal mid-70’s degrees, which makes the prospect of checking out 100+ artists in work studios, eclectic homes and historical buildings in Northeast Los Angeles a walk in the park: Highland Park and Glassell Park, that is, as well as Eagle Rock, Mt. Washington and environs.

Actually, there’s minimal walking involved on Saturday; it’s a self-guided auto tour with shuttle busses available to select stops.

The “change” theme may also refer to the inclusion — for the very first time — of the venerable Southwest Museum: a fixture of the creative community that was the center of L.A.’s early 20th century Arts and Crafts movement.

Load up early on Xmas gifts for yourself and others that you love.  Chat with and buy directly from artists;  in addition to paintings, drawings, prints and fiber art, you’ll find hand-crafted musical instruments, wearable art, and unique jewelry pieces.

Bonus!  Many of the venues offer free wine and food for browsers and buyers.

Think of it as Santa’s workshop(s) for sophisticates….

22ND ANNUAL ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE DISCOVERY TOURSat, Nov 22, 9:30am – 5pm. $10 in advance; $15 at the door — Tour begins at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43, Highland Park, 90031.  For tix and more info, go HERE.

Put some jelly on that poem....
Put some jelly on that poem….

Variety Show of the Mind

Instead of bowling balls, the intrepid souls of Tongue & Groove juggle something much more ephemeral: words.

This Sunday, Conrad Romo’s monthly literary variety show at Hotel Cafe presents its last event of the year and it’s a good one.

No dancing poodles.

Steve Connell (actor, comic, poet, and motivator; private performances for Obama!) Karen Rizzo (Famous Baby, THINGS TO BRING, SH#!T TO DO), Jim BGavin ( fiction in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Esquire), poet Marsha de la O (Black Hope won the New Issues Press Poetry Prize and a Small Press Editor’s Choice Award), and Jed Myers (award-winning poet) dazzle with words both humorous and daring.

Of course there’s a full bar making it the perfect cocktail hour  show before your Hollywood dinner date and at $7, it’s the best bang for your buck  in terms of impressing a significant other.

Go early for your front ring seat.

TONGUE & GROOVESun, Nov 23, 6-7:30 pm. $7 at the door — The Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 No Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood 90028.  For more info, go HERE.

More Weekend Go Go Fun

Noir-vember: UnCabaret at the Skirball — Comedy!  Noir Exhibit!  Cocktails & snacks!  Fri, Nov 21

FOUND Magazine’s Re-ignition Tour & Release Party — Found stories!  Free book with ticket!  Goodies!  Sat Nov 22

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

 

 

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