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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Weekly What To Do: Computer Art Before AI Ruined It All

And here's our Valentine's Day Things To Do List
February 10 - February 17, 2023
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

For the first time ever, see Paul Thomas Anderson’s BOOGIE NIGHTS in 70mm and join us for the World Premiere of the brand new print struck from the original 1997 camera negative.
Feb. 11th 10:30am screening Co-hosted by Crumbs and Whiskers
Cast and crew Q&A + giveaways from Meowtel
11523 Santa Monica Blvd. 

A heartwarming and tender portrait of a diverse group of men whose lives have been forever changed by their love of cats, CAT DADDIES takes us on an inspiring journey all across the United States during the challenging early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when people desperately needed hope and companionship.
February 11, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Opening Reception / Feb 11, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
210 East Main St
Alhambra CA 91801
In collaboration with the creative team behind the new art book DUO, Gallery Nucleus is organizing a group exhibition in honor of the book's release! Just like the groundbreaking book, DUO: The Group Exhibition features a fantastic lineup of artists, each paired together to create amazing original artwork that share a common theme, but stand on their own individually. 

Gallery Nucleus is pleased to present the work of artist and animator Seth Boyden! Straddling both the realms of fantasy and music, the exhibition features a number of original music scores composed by Seth to accompany his fantastical paintings. Seth will be in attendance during the opening reception and releasing exclusive limited-edition vinyls of his latest album, so make sure to stop by on opening night to join us for this fantastical listening party!
Feb 12–Jul 2, 2023 

Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982 explores how the rise of computer technology, together with its emergence in popular consciousness, impacted the making of art in the age of the mainframe. International and interdisciplinary in scope, Coded examines the origins of what we now call digital art, featuring artists, writers, musicians, choreographers, and filmmakers working directly with computers as well as those using algorithms and other systems to produce their work. Whether computer-generated or not, the many artworks considered here reflect the simultaneous wonder and alienation that was characteristic of the 1960s and ’70s, along with the utopian and dystopian possibilities of these new machines. Today, with digital technology having been fully integrated into our lives, Coded’s examination of the years leading up to the advent of the personal computer is relevant, even imperative, to fully appreciating art and culture in the age of the computer—both then and now.

Go Further Out
Don' forget you're no that far out from Palm Springs. Next month, there's Desert X 2023, an outdoor art show that take place every two years. The scale is as big as the Coachella Valley itself as the exhibits can dot the map all throughout the area and be quite the spectacle. We'll have more on it as it draws closer.
This month you could relax in Palm Springs and check out some wonderful art at

Feb 9-12
Palm Springs Convention Center 
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
One day passes Start at $25

The second edition of this large art convention has many LA and California art based galleries showing off modern and contemporary work. And some wonderful programming and talks with artists. It'll get you in the right mood set for the LA Art Show and Frieze coming up on your art calendar. And, while those shows are in LA, this one let's you enjoy your time in a different setting that's but a few hours away from LA in a much more easy going environment. Especially on a Superbowl weekend.
Zsofia Schweger, Triptych, 2022, Acrylic on canvas. 175 x 49.25 in. Courtesy of SAPAR Contemporary.


CicLAvia Kicks Off 2023 Season with Beer Collaboration and Fundraiser
Friday, February 10, Culver City Arts District Night Market is open 5-10 pm,
LA Ale Works open 12 pm – 12 am
Los Angeles Ale Works, at the Ivy Station Complex, 8809 Washington Blvd, Culver City
UCB, a cheapo comedy show almost every night, see comedians before they make podcasts and have
stories about the UCB and before they hit the big time.
Street Food Cinema-nothing till Feb

Rooftop Movies at The Montalbán-Nothing, much right now

Electric Dusk Drive-In