The Weekend Go Go: FREE ADMISSION IPA Fest and So Much FREE Art!

The lights are much brighter there....
The lights are much brighter there….

So much art this weekend!

Big art.

Neighborhood art.

But all of it FREE art!

Did we mention the no-admission IPA fest?

Hello, weekend!

Skyline — The Laboratory for the Experimentation and Research in Art, Technology and Architecture (LERATA) is a big name and the organization does big things.  Their newest project Skyline, which is on display through March 19, transforms hidden, historic and/or unused spaces in Downtown Los Angeles with interactive light and sound installations, created by internationally recognized architects and artists both local and abroad.  The   Skyline installations, which are viewable from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. nightly, are split between the DTLA Arts District and the Financial District/Bunker Hill District. The installation site map (download HERE) also lists artist meet-and-greets and musical/interactive sessions.  Mark your calendar for Skyline  Part 2 in June in partnership with the Los Angeles Design FestivalWhy: Creating a concert with singing plants and music loving strangers at Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre + Anaïs met den Ancxt))

Art immersion in Pasadena
Art immersion in Pasadena

ArtNight Pasadena  Head to the City of Roses tonight for the FREE, one-night-only, spring edition of Pasadena’s biggest art night when 18 of its art and cultural organizations open their doors to the public.  Stay close to the Civic Center for an all-walking experience including 23 years of Side Street Projects’ Phantom Ball Print Editions including L.A. artists John Baldessari, JoAnn Calls, Tim Hawkinson, Martin Kersels, Catherine Opie, John Outterbridge, Steve Roden, Alison Saar, and James Welling. Or plan your route in advance to take advantage of the free shuttle bus service to visit more far-flung destinations like the Duchamp to Pop exhibit at the Norton Simon.  (Note: two to six venues via shuttle is a reasonable goal.)  Food trucks at every stop will keep you fueled for culture consumption.  Why: Munching on Border Grill fare while listening to the  Lions, Tigers, and …, the sound installation at Pasadena City Hall that incorporates 1,000 interpretations of the City Hall’s lions.

Silo of Noble Pale Works; past IPA Fest winner
Silo of Noble Pale Works; past IPA Fest winner

L.A. IPA Festival — Hop heads, beer geeks and/or those who just need a beer with breakfast (You know who you are.) will want to line up well before the 9:30 a.m. start time of the FREE admission, first-come, first served IPA fest at Echo Park’s Mohawk Bend on Saturday.  All 60+ participating breweries will submit their best India Pale Ales to the panel of celeb brewers/judges hoping for top honors within the community.  You, the discerning a.m. drinker, can order half-pints from the bar to enter your fave in the People’s Choice awards.  You can also stop by Sunday, March 13, to order flights of the contenders at the After Party.  Why: Arguing with fellow aficionados about the best IPA and “I was there” bragging rights.

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….


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