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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
LA><ART (Culver City)
The second annual Slangfest is a daylong festival of art workshops, music, and performances. The family-friendly event features a lineup including break-dancing and live bands. At noon, Scott Benzel and Mark Hagen will fit a wrecked car with a custom pyramidal bass cabinet and play a mix of of sampled music and live composition as a tribute to Mike Kelley.
Goodnight Hollywood Boulevard Music and Craft Festival
Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (Hollywood)
Presented in conjunction with the craft and clothing market the Hester Street Fair, this free music event will features a day’s worth of performances from bands including Peaking Lights, Part Time, Regal Degal, Beachwood Sparks and DJ sets by Dublabs’ Turquoise Wisdom. Goodnight Hollywood will also feature food, shopping, and more.
sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music
The Schindler House (West Hollywood)
Co-presented by the MAK Center and SASSAS, sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music is a concert of music composed for reel-to-reel tape. The architecture of the Schindler House creates multiple areas in which the historic sound form is revisited via works by artists including John Wiese, MIke Kelley, and Jim Shaw. Performances by William Basinski at 5pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 and available online.
Bleicher Project Space (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by photographer Susie Loucks. The show features a series of images of coastal birds frozen in flight, contrasting movement against still backgrounds and emphasizing the anatomy and mechanics of a bird in mid-flight. On view through September 8, 2012.
Shepard Fairey: Americana
Perry Rubenstein Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection of eleven new prints by artist Shepard Fairey. The works in Americana, a collaboration between Fairey and Neil Young, is based on Americana, Young’s most recent album with Crazy Horse.
Muse ‘til Midnight
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The 16th installment of LACMA’s annual Muse ‘til Midnight features after-hours access to the museum’s modern and contemporary galleries, music by indie rock group Geographer and DJ collective Dublab, and a “silent” listening experience produced by Silent Frisco. Ticket are $40; available online; and include admission, parking, and two drinks.
Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
Opening reception for a collection featuring works by artist Carlos Alamaraz. A Life Recalled is a chronological look at the life of Alamaraz, from his childhood in East LA to his awakening to the Chicano Movement and his participation in Los Four collective. On view through December 8, 2012.
Works by Slanguage. Installation view at LA><ART, Los Angeles. 2012. Photograph by Brian Forrest. Courtesy of Hammer Museum.