Two evenings under the stars in iconic L.A. settings.
A car-free day of art and music.
It’s a swell weekend to be an Angeleno.
BREAKING CONVENTION SUMMER SOIREE AT BARNSDALL ART PARK — A summer night. A daring artist. 600,000 Swarovski Crystals. And you, if you’re willing to “break convention”! Barnsdall Art Park is, for the first time, featuring a single artist — Aaron Axelrod — at their signature, summer fundraiser. L.A. based Axelrod will, in another first, use the iconic Hollyhock House in its first public art installation. Soiree attendees will get a sneak preview of Dark Matter: Axelrod’s first solo career retrospective survey, which includes inventive multi-media series “Melting Rainbows,” a performance piece which was depicted in a national commercial campaign on MTV. Executive chefs from Bombet Hospitality Group restaurants Terrine, Faith & Flower, Hanjip, and Viviane will curate the evening’s culinary offerings. In addition to Axelrod’s work, you’ll enjoy live musical performances and DJ’s while sipping cocktails courtesy of Cazadores and Bombay Sapphire. Why: Sipping a Bombay Sapphire cocktail while getting a sneak preview of a Swarovski crystal art piece.
COLORADO STREET BRIDGE PARTY 2016 — There’s something compelling about occupying verboten space. This Saturday, you can experience the thrill of the forbidden AND party on the prettiest bridge in town at the Colorado Street Bridge Party. Drink cocktails! Check out stars in the sky via telescopes and vintage cars on the bridge via vintage street lights. Meander among the three music stages. Find out what a Silent Disco is!!! Why: Finding out what a Silent Disco is and then shaking your booty in the fast lane.
Ed Moses, Splash On #1 and Splash On #2, 2016 (Image courtesy of William Turner Gallery)
CELEBRATE EXPO: A CROSSTOWN DAY OF ART AND MUSIC — Get on a train. Relax. Go see great art. Have brunch and cocktails. Get on a train. Relax. Go hear wonderful music. Don’t drive. Stay relaxed. If this sounds like The Best Sunday Ever, well…it’s pretty damn close, especially since the artist is L.A. icon Ed Moses and the Moses@90 exhibit is a retrospective of his career, including new work created since the opening of the exhibit in April. (#edmosesisnotaslacker) The event, which includes a tour of the exhibition with Moses himself and ends with cocktails and brunch (FREE but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org), is sponsored by the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station in collaboration with Union Station Los Angeles to celebrate the connection of two art hubs via the Expo Metro line. After your two-hour visit to the Westside, hop aboard the Expo line and travel back to Union Station for a late afternoon of live music on the North Patio courtesy of Brazilian guitarist and composer Fabiano do Nascimento and DJ set by Glenn Red. Why: You’ve got a station to station ticket of fun.
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