What am I supposed to do with this leg? (Photo courtesy of The Art of Falling.)

Thought bubble: “What am I supposed to do with this leg?” (Photo courtesy of The Art of Falling.)

Boy, putting on a raincoat was fun, wasn’t it?

Really made that flasher costume authentic.

And so handy for the thunderstorm a few days later….

Not a Pratfall

Guffaws and grand jetés…where’s the common ground?

Find out this Friday at the Ahmanson with The Art of Falling: a playful collaboration between Chicago’s comedy powerhouse The Second City and the exuberant and athletic Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

How many artistes does it take to explore the theme of “letting go”?

In this case, five choreographers, four writers and 30+ dancers and actors trading off their creative baby.

The decidedly adult mix of storytelling, dance and comedy (12+ recommended!) debuted in a much-praised, four-performance run in Chicago; Friday is the official West Coast premiere after an earlier pop-up teaser at the Ace Hotel.  Come an hour early before each of the three weekend performances for a pre-show, dance-themed talk with Hubbard Street Dance’s Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton.

Presumably, the talk will be PG.

THE ART OF FALLING — Fri, Nov 6 & Sat, Nov 7 at 7:30 pm; Sun, Nov 8 at 2pm. $34-$125/12+  Ahmanson Theatre, Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave, DTLA   213.972.0711.  Tix and more info at musiccenter.org.

Drink your apple a day....

Drink your apple a day…. #HardCoreCiderTour

Hard Core Apples

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a visit to Saturday’s Hard Core Cider Tour should keep you healthy for the next decade.

Traditionally, “cider” referred to the fermented (i.e. alcoholic) product rather than its juicebox-friendly sibling.

“Hard cider” is actually a redundancy, which the Hard Core Cider Tour has circumvented with their clever name.

You won’t be quibbling over semantics while quaffing these Next-Gen craft faves.

Techniques such as the addition of unusual ingredients and barrel-aging  in wine and whiskey casks create complex ciders that are as far from the bland sweetness of mass-produced cider as fine wine is from Welch’s grape juice.

The 21+ event, which is taking place at Brookside Park near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, will feature food trucks, music and lawn games as well as the bevy of small-batch producers like Troy, Reverend Nat’s and local fave 101 Cider House.

Leave the sippy cup at home.

HARD CORE CIDER TOUR — Sat, Nov 7; noon – 4 pm.  21+/$45 GA; $40 GA-Group rate (4+); $10 Designated Driver (Only available at the door)Brookside Park, 360 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena 91103 (Map)  Tix and more info, including directions, HERE.

K Shoa - Eucalyptus 24 at Create: Fixate - Branching Out.

K Shoa – “Eucalyptus 24” at Create: Fixate – Branching Out.

Out on a Limb

Art.  Music.  Party.

Cross all of the above off your Saturday night bucket list at Create:Fixate – Branching Out.

Debuting its new digs at Werkartz, a brand-new space in Chinatown, Create:Fixate has invited local artists to interpret the event’s themes of trees and growth; international artists are well-represented and the whole affair benefits young artists.

The quarterly culture event kicks off Saturday afternoon with a family-friendly preview including an art supply-stocked Kids Kreativity Zone where budding Picassos can hone blossoming skills while their parents stroll the exhibit.

Starting at 7:00 p.m., the immersive sight and sound art party is 21+; listen to Sebu Simonian from Capital Cities, touring artist Ralicke and KCRW’s Travis Holcombe while perusing art in the main exhibit and in the Optical Lounge, which features performance, graffiti and environmental art plus “pyro portraiture”.

Yes, it involves fire.  Yes, you will be amazed.

CREATE: FIXATE – BRANCHING OUT — Sat, Nov 7.  Family friendly preview 4-7pm; $5 suggested donation before 7pm – 12 years old and under FREE.  21+ Main Event 7pm – 2am; $20 before 9pm/$25 afterWerkartz, 198 Wilhardt St, DTLA 90012.  Tix and more info HERE.

The one, the only.... (Image courtesy of Cartwheel Art Tours)

The one, the only…. (Image courtesy of Cartwheel Art Tours)

Get on the Bus

You know Cartwheel Art Tours as your go-to guides for DTLA street art.  This Sunday, the tour company goes beyond downtown and beyond SoCal with the Graffiti Tour by Steve Grody with Cornbread.  

Presented by Gallery 38 and Art Above Reality, the Graffiti Tour brings Philly flair to L.A. with the first exhibition of Philadelphia’s first street artist Cornbread: the “godfather of graffiti”.

The tour begins with Grody, historian and author of Graffiti LA, explaining graffiti styles and lettering, then explores mural artists at Gallery 38, heads by air-conditioned bus to mid-city, and ends back at Gallery 38 with a special walk-through of Cornbread’s exhibit.  In between, special guest artists explain their work.

Don’t miss the bus.

GRAFFITI TOUR BY STEVE GRODY WITH CORNBREAD — Sun, Nov 8; 2-6pm.  $40 GA; $60 VIP (includes Cornbread print)Gallery 38, 5376 W Adams Blvd, LA 90016.  For tix and more info, go HERE.

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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