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Announcing the Performance and Public Art Festival Correspondents
In celebration of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, ForYourArt asked some of L.A.’s favorite writers and cultural observers to cover the performances, events, and activities surrounding the Festival.
PLAN Your Pacific Standard Time: Events That Need an RSVP
The Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival includes tons of free and public events, but a handful require RSVPs to attend. Be sure to sign-up early so you don’t miss out!
Friday, January 20
Saturday, January 21
Mural Remix Tour II
Fowler Museum, UCLA North Campus
Cruise through history and journey through East Los Angeles during this tour highlighting the Chicano murals of the 1970s.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24
Thursday, January 26
William Leavitt, The Particles (of White Naugahyde)
A previously un-produced three act play by William Leavitt. Performances will take place January 26th and 27th.
Sunday, January 29
Vaginal Davis, My Pussy is Still in Los Angeles (I Only Live in Berlin)
The Women’s Building
Davis’ poetic, idyllic take on the Women’s Building.
Set design for The Particles (Of White Naugahyde) by William Leavitt
Check Out Alissa Walker’s Guide to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 Downtown and Exposition Park Weekend
Happy spring, art adventurers! Can you believe we’ve been at this for five whole months? And there’s no end in sight. This weekend’s Pacific Standard Time focus zeroes in on Downtown and Exposition Park. And Alissa Walker will be with you every step of the way as you plan your journeys on March 3 and 4. Go forth!
We said we wouldn’t cry. Believe it or not, this is the final Pacific Standard Time focus weekend. Why not have one last hurrah to celebrate the biggest thing ever to happen to Southern California art? Luckily Alissa Walker has all the destinations you just must hit on your farewell tour.
Be Free: On Saturday, 19 museums across the city will have free admission. That means you’ve got a great excuse to hit whatever shows you didn’t hit during the six-month run. There’s too many museums offering free days for me to put here—seriously, have you seen all the museum names I’ve typed over the last six months?—so download this PDF for the full list. All listings below are Saturday, March 31 unless otherwise noted.
Surf’s Up: LACMA’s California Design show isn’t closing until June but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go this weekend for a free concert by Surf-City, featuring Jan & Dean plus members of Brian Wilson’s band. The concert’s at 5:00 p.m. and then you can stick around for a screening of Bottle Shock at 7:30 p.m. and some more California lovin’.
Get Down: Over at the California African American Museum you can shimmy into a Validancin’ Party hosted by their exhibition Places of Validation, Art and Progression. At 2:00 p.m. Ulysses Jenkins will screen three of his documentaries, followed by ’60s and ’70s-era music and refreshments from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. I assume bell-bottoms are required.
Taste Raw: Saturday is a free day (with free food!) for the Pasadena Museum of California Art but on Sunday, April 1 the museum will host a panel discussion for their exhibition L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980. Join artists Judy Baca, Barbara T. Smith, James Strombotne, plus curator Michael Duncan at 3:00 p.m.
Chalk One Up: Be sure to look down outside the Chinese American Museum. As part of their show Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980), chalk artists will be tracing inspiration from the L.A. skyline onto the streets and sidewalks of the Pueblo. Chalk will also be provided for those who want to get their hands dirty.
Eames Camp: Kids and adults will be guided through the creative process of Charles and Ray Eames in the hopes of creating their own designs—right there in the Eames living room. This is an incredibly special opportunity to work inside the Eames House so you’ve got to call to reserve your spot: 310-459-9663 Children’s camp starts at 10:00 a.m.; adults go at 1:00 p.m.
Photo Ready: The Getty leads visitors through In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. with a discussion of the 30 photographs which transformed both the depiction of the city as subject and the field of documentary photography. Meet the educator at the Museum Information Desk.
Hot Pottery: Out at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, tours will be offered for Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos: 1956-1968 while an eclectic entertainment roster including Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dancing Team, Psyko Taiko Japanese drummers and a jazz ensemble awaits in the courtyard.
Taste Pomona: You spent the last weekend eating donuts, why not spend this one eating cookies? The Pomona College Museum of Art will be passing out Pacific Standard-inspired cookies to each visitor to the exhibition It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973. Will they have a Chocolate Chip Burden? Okay, I’ll stop.
*note: Win Pacific Standard Time in Print: The Catalogue Show will take place at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. from 11am-8pm. Stop by for your chance to win all the catalogues of Pacific Standard Time.