Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Weekly What To Do: Superbowl Chinese New Year of the Broncos

Superbowl time! Celebrate with friends and if you don't have a place to go there's always Chinatown for the Year of the Horse. Marpop has a guide to places to go around LA for the bowl. I'm always happier to hang out with friends. Just be careful on the roads back from your parties, they'll be DUI checkpoints.

Chinatown Welcomes Year of the Horse With Midnight Temple Ceremony
Thursday, January 30, 2014
10pm - midnight
Chuan Thien Hau Temple
750-756 N. Yale Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Street Closures
Please note that Yale Street, from Ord to Alpine Street, will be closed from Thursday, 1/30/14 at 6pm to Friday, 1/31/14 at 3am.

Special events happening at the temple to celebrate the Year of the Horse.

115th Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Saturday February 1 -Sunday, February 2, 2014
115th Golden Dragon Parade: Sat, Feb 1st 1pm-3pm ONLY

Best to take the Metro line for drop off

Chinatown is almost shut down as it's streets are filled with the yearly Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday. The parade is filled with dancers, floats, local LA government. Festivities and specials will be going on all around Chinatown including two big stages of entertainment. See the big puppet lion dances and live martial arts. All weekend long Chinatown will be celebrating around every corner.

Universal Celebrates Lunar New Year
Jan 31 -Feb 8

To celebrate the Lunar New Year Megatron will be speaking Mandarin and the new Universal Plaza  will be decked out in red lanterns and festive decorations.

Year of the Horse Exhibition
Feb 1, 2014 – Feb 19th, 2014
Reception Saturday Feb 1st, 2014 6:30-10pm
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90025

A group show of horse art celebrating the year of the horse. We just had a cat art show last weekend. Get in touch with the LA Zoo to start doing these animal loving art shows people.

Bruce Yan's
Brand New Iconic Brands with A Pop Culture Twist
Opening Reception
Saturday Feb 1, 7-10pm
Runs until Feb 22
G1988 East

Bruce Yan's new solo show at Gallery 1988 will take loved cartoon characters and mash them into branding, sort of like the Superbowl. Hmmm, anyway here's an interview with Bruce on his upcoming show.

Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair  2014
January 31- February 2, 2014
Opening: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6–9 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
LA Art Book Fair Opening Night After Party
Jan 30 10PM
356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, California 90033

In some sort of a sick way just like LACMA doing a soccer tribute exhibition opening we have an art book fair starting Thursday going into the Superbowl. The art community in LA does not seem to get it. *Side note, they could have gone with a better poster for an art book fair.

A great opportunity for those who want to learn about self-publishing or getting some indie publications you won't be able to fine even online.

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 @ Nuarte
Jan 31
Nuarte Theater

See all the Oscar Nominated live-action and animated shorts so you can caare when you here somebody wins one.

Edward Scissorhands @ Your Downtown Drive-In
Saturday, February 1, 6:30PM
Electric Dusk Drive-In
1000 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

The only Drive-In for miles. I mean at least two-hours or more.

Art Talk Platforms & PAINT
Saturday, Feb. 1st 7-11pm
The Gabba Gallery

"Deborah Vankin of the LA Times ‘Culture Monster’ will moderate the panel talk which will include 11 of the 17 artists featured in “Platforms & PAINT”."