The Weekend Go Go: A Path Appears, Pancakes & Booze, Arroyo Arts Discovery Tour

Be the light.... (Photo of A1 Solar Light courtesy of d.Light and IDEO)
A Path Appears: Actions for a Better World  (Photo of A1 Solar Light courtesy of d.Light and IDEO)

T-giving is on the horizon but this weekend is all about art.

Do it, walk it, eat it, watch it, dance it.

Feels so good….

Be the Light

It’s a good week to be reminded of good things happening in the world.

This Thursday, the Skirball Cultural Center not only highlights the above but helps you contribute to the efforts as well.

Inspired by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Path Appears: Actions for a Better World  is both an exhibit and an immediate opportunity for socially conscious action.

Learn about grassroots campaigns in the fields of health, education, jobs, and civil and human rights in  environments fashioned from found objects: a listening station built of 5000 CDs;  a theater bumpered with used tires;  bubble wrap clouds overhead.

Tamp down the urge to pop the latter.

Check out ingenious designs such as solar lights (see above) and clean cook stoves that are helping to transform lives in developing countries as well as empowering programs that provide preschools for children in Haiti and life/training skills to women and girls in India, Africa and elsewhere.

The exhibition ends with the ActionLab where visitors can turn inspiration into life-changing action.

This holiday, be the change you want to see….

A PATH APPEARS: ACTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD — Opens Thurs, Nov 19 & runs through Sun, Feb 21; Tues–Fri noon–5pm, Sat–Sun, 10am–5pm. Closed Mon & holidays.  $5-$10; FREE on ThursSkirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, LA 90049; FREE on site parking.  Tix & more info HERE.

Stack 'em up....
Stack ’em up….

Feeding Frenzy

Talk about your genius concept….

Tom Kirlin’s Pancakes & Booze Art Show delivers the perfect, all-in-one night out:


Carbs to soak up the liquor.

A DJ-driven dance party to work off the carbs.

And art.  Because Culture.

A VIP option allows you to go to the head of the entry line although you have to stand in line for pancakes with everyone else.

Not a problem….

You’ll be busy checking out the work of the 150 emerging artists represented on both nights of the flapjack-a-thon.  Become one with the art with live body painting, then document the glory that is you at the FREE photo booth.

You always suspected you had kaleidoscope eyes.

Peep live shimmy-and-shake from Dishrag Burlesque then shake your own self all night long at two stages of live music and DJs in the 10,000 square foot Lot 613 warehouse in the DTLA Arts District.

That’s in addition to the pancakes and beer.

Which would have been reason enough to attend.

PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW — Fri Nov 20 & Sat Nov 21; 8pm – 2am both nights.  $5 GA – $10 VIP pre-sale/21+ LOT 613, LOT 613 (, 613 Imperial Street, DTLA 90021.  Pre-sale VIP tix & more info HERE.

So many much time.
So many artists…so much time.

Walk This Way…for Art

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhoods….

This Sunday, stroll, drive or cycle the hills and dales, country roads and city streets of Mt. Washington, Highland Park, Eagle Rock and their Northeast L.A. environs  to discover emerging and established artists in their natural habitats.

In other words, it’s where the magic happens.

The theme of the 23rd Annual Arroyo Arts Discovery Tour is “All Together Now!”  It’s an apt description of the self-guided Discovery Tour’s wide range of artistic disciplines including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, wood working, fiber art, and more to peruse and purchase.

Check out Michael Arata’s compelling modern sculpture, Connie Rohman’s rich fiber art, ribboned jewelry by Pat Winters, metal sculpture by Heather McLarty and Arroyo Seco-inspired paintings by plein air artists Roderick Smith, Kevin Spitze and Richard Willson.

Discover your new favorite artist. Whittle down your holiday list.

In addition to gorgeous art, the Discovery Tour is an opportunity to visit beautiful, unusual and historic homes, studios and  buildings in one of L.A.’s original artistic communities.  The tour starts at the iconic Southwest Museum where day-of tickets can be purchased and tour maps acquired.  Pre-sale tickets are also available online and at Galco’s Old World Grocery.

Expect this to become your new favorite start to the holidays.

23rd ANNUAL ARROYO ARTS DISCOVERY TOUR — Sun, Nov 22; 9:30am – 5pm. $10 in advance; $15 day of the tour/all agesSouthwest Museum (start of tour/tix pick-up), 234 Museum Dr, LA 90065.  Tix & more info HERE.

Teeny films! Giant impact!
Teeny films! Giant impact! Maybe a pink car!

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

Sit ‘n Spin! — Drew Droege, Betty Goldstein, Bryan Kett, The Starr Sisters, Ron Zimmerman “tell the truth, but funny.”  Music by Marty Axelrod: “the Younger Randy Newman.” FREE!!! Thurs 11/19

DesignerCon 2015 – Art & design convention!  Collectible toys and designer apparel! Urban, underground and pop art!  Sat 11/21 & Sun 11/22

TinyTeeny3 —  Expect a spray of hot molten creativity!  Films under four minutes long!  Made by comedy and film people extraordinaire!  Sun 11/22

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….


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