ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


Crescent City: A Hyperopera
Atwater Crossing (Atwater Village)
The Industry presents the world premiere of Crescent City, a “hyperopera” by composer Anne LeBaron, librettist Douglas Kearney, and director Yuval Sharon. The site-specific production, which audiences will experience in 360-degrees, is set in a mythical cityscape with abstract sets by six LA-based installation artists. Performances through May 27, 2012. Ticket are $25-$100 and available online.

Ghettogloss Presents: Twilight at the Club
The Clubhouse in Griffith Park (Los Feliz)
Twilight at the Club, happening in the clubhouse at Griffith Park’s golf course, will feature video projections, access to the driving range, food, drinks, a DJ and live music from bands including Blonde Summer. This free event will happen every Thursday evening for a month. Attendees must be in the park by 10pm to ensure admittance.

Bazooka Joe!
The York (Highland Park)
Opening reception for Culture Reference’s monthly art event. Bazooka Joe! features works on paper by artists Jason Brown, Mike Jasorka, Tara D. Milch, Connor Mooney, and Tyler Stafford, all of whose works demonstrate the new direction of comics and graphic novels. The event will feature a signature cocktail and a live DJ set.

Downtown Art Walk
Spring St. & Main St. between 2nd St. & 9th St. (Downtown)
This free, self-guided monthly event includes nearly fifty of downtown Los Angeles’ art galleries opening their doors to the public. This month’s Art Walk will feature ArtBattles, a live painting competition at ExchangeLA that includes artists Dave Zaboski, Gregory Siff, Concep, and Miranda Maxwel. Many galleries feature live DJ sets and refreshments.

Cafe Vida
Los Angeles Theater Company (Downtown)
Cornerstone Theater Company, in conjunction with Homeboy Industries and Homegirl Cafe, presents Cafe Vida. This original play tells the story of rival homegirls looking to start new lives free from violence. Tickets are $10 and available online. Performances continue through Sunday.

Reading: Cathy Park Hong
The Hammer (Westwood)
The Hammer’s reading series presents Cathy Park Hong, author of Translating Mo’um and Dance Dance Revolution. Her poems have been published in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, Harvard Review, and other journals. A book signing will follow the reading.

FILM and Film
The Getty (Westwood)
Artist Tacita Dean will discuss FILM, her installation at the Tate Modern in London. This work is an 11-minute, silent 35 mm film that is projected onto a 43 foot-tall white monolith. Dean will also discuss the analogue filmmaking techniques used to create FILM, a work that would not have been possible in digital format. Reservations recommended for this free event.

Tacita Dean, FILM, installation shot at Tate Modern. Courtesy of The Guardian (UK).