Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LA Links: Lucas Nights: The Art of the Card, Vidiots Back From The Dead & LA Subway Singer

Lucas Nights: The Art of the Card - Tarot and Lotería
Fri, October 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Exposition Park's South Lawn (899 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90037, in between the Natural History Museum and the Coliseum)
Free, RSVP

Join the Lucas Museum for an engaging evening to explore the art of tarot and Lotería—historic cards featuring beautiful, mass-produced artworks that communicate visual narratives about the human experience. Figurative illustrations based on artwork by Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, who is represented by more than 60 works in the Lucas Museum collections, are regularly featured on tarot decks.
Using Mucha’s work as inspiration, participants will be able to draw their own tarot and Lotería cards, learn about the history of tarot and Lotería imagery, watch live onstage tarot readings, sign up for a chance to receive a free private reading, play Lotería for extra opportunities to enter a raffle, and listen to a live dublab DJ. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available throughout the night.
-Vidiots looked like it was clinging to life with the deal with Alamo Drafthouse Downtown to run the free DVD and Blu-ray rental place, Videodrome. Now we have word that Vidiots is coming back from the dead with it's own space in Eagle Rock and will have a slew of 2020.
Read more over at Deadline. It really sounds like a haven for the film aficionado. Screenings, a huge rental selection and a bunch of community events.

-Turns out a well-known LA homeless subway singer was classically trained in Russia. Her sad story might have a silver-lining with a new Gofundme for her. Here's her full story.