The Weekend Go Go: Last Friday Flights, Taste of the Arts District and an End-of-Summer Luau


Sure, there are some heavy-hitter events in Los Angeles this weekend (Hello, FYF Music Fest and Los Angeles Food and Wine!) but if you prefer easy end-of-summer to crowds and intensity, read on….


Friday Flights


FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS — If you haven’t been (whether this summer or ever), tonight is the night to attend the Getty Museum’s FREE, kick-off-the-weekend, creative evenings in which the Getty invites artists of all disciplines to interact with elements of the museum. For the final offering of the summer, conceptual artist David Horvitz has collaborated with musician Xiu Xiu to create a soundscape for the Central Garden that consists of 100 different interactive scores inspired by individual plants.   In Monodramania, publishing, video, and performance artist Martine Syms will utilize Getty Research Institute Special Collections materials to explore one person theatrical experiences.  Choreographer Laurel Jenkins unleashes her 20-person troupe across the entire Getty site for a rules based dance performance.   Modern music collective wild Up presents experimental music makers Odeya Nini and Archie Carey who will use voice, Tibetan singing bowls and bassoon to interact with the resonance of the Getty landscape.  Why: Interacting with a plant-inspired score that instructs “Play a melody for your dream tonight.”


Taste arts district


THE TASTE OF THE ARTS DISTRICT — If you’ve been wanting to explore the Downtown Arts District, Saturday is your chance to wander…with benefits!  Purchase a ticket online, pick up a choose-your-own-route  map at the parking location, then walk, bike or shuttle around one of L.A.’s most vibrant ‘hoods, exploring unique shops and public and private art and enjoying live entertainment later in the day.  Show your map to receive food and drink samples at 20+ independent food and drink establishments.  Why:  Colorful murals + great food + a walk-worthy scene = a perfect summer day.


Hudson House luau


HUDSON HOUSE END-OF-SUMMER LUAU — Put on your sarongs and straw hats and head to Hudson House this Sunday for an End-of-Summer luau.  Owned by Brooke Williamson (Top Chef alum and the youngest chef ever to cook at James Beard House) and her husband/chef Nick Roberts, the Redondo Beach staple on the dining scene is pairing up with Maui Brewing Company for a suckling pig roast with all the Aloha fixin’s including pineapple slaw and kimchee fried rice. (Tix available at the door on the day of the event.)  If beer doesn’t read South Seas in your neck of the woods island, you can count on tiki drinks tasty enough for Polynesian royalty.   Why: It’s more fun to drink booze and enjoy balmy ocean breezes while someone else roasts the pig.

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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