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The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

This weekend will be a little strange…. (“Kazoo” – Brewery Art Walk)

Go Go’ers, you have been warned.  Not just because it’s the penultimate weekend of haunts, hags, and Hello Kitty costumes.

No, you should be aware that every event planner in the city of Los Angeles has chosen the next two weeks as prime party time.  Luckily, Ms. Go Go  has tirelessly sifted through options #1 -Infinity and beyond and f0und the most fun, the most interesting, the creme de la creme of only-in-L.A. fun.

Consider it a test of your “funendurance”.

30 Years of Art and Former Beer

Go Go’ers, this weekend is not just any old fabulous biannual Brewery Art Walk.  No, this Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be celebrating 30 years of artist studio tours at the world’s largest art complex.

Where there once was beer, there are now over 100 participating resident artists whose work includes paintings, ceramics, video, multimedia works, sculptures, installations, and performance art.

“Die” by Andre Miripolsky – the “Cole Porter of Pop” at the 30th anniversary of the Brewery Art Walk.

Luckily, there’s still beer.  And art.

So, 30 years of win/win for everyone.

BREWERY ARTWALK- 30TH ANNIVERSARYSat, Oct 20 & Sun Oct 21, 11am – 6pm; freeBrewery Arts Complex, 2100 N Main St, LA 90031, http://breweryartwalk.com/

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

What happens when you put the audience in a totally dark theater with actors playing in front of and around them while “constantly changing spatial and aural perspectives utilizing voice, music and sound”?

Obviously, you expect the unexpected.

At Odyssey Theater’s  Theater in the Darkplays by thirteen playwrights, including  Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Dorothy Forteberry, Edgar Allan Poe, and William Shakespeare are directed (in the dark) by six directors and performed (in the dark) by a dozen actors.

You will only be in the dark literally, not figuratively.

Let’s get Dark…

To fully embrace the Dark side, there are two completely different evenings, two opening weekends.

Dive into “DARK” this Saturday evening, October 20th or Sunday afternoon on October 21st. Dare to come back in two weeks for “MORE DARK” on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th.  As a reward for your courage, there will be a reception after each of the four opening weekends.

Need to get over being a scaredy cat?    DARK and MORE DARK run in rep at the Odyssey Theater through December 16th.

The Odyssey Theater: helping you cure nyctophobia one play at a time.

“DARK” and “MORE DARK” Sat, Oct20 @ 8 pm/SunOct21 @ 2 pm and Sat, Nov@ 8 pm/Sun, Nov@ 2 pm; (performances of “DARK” and “MORE DARK” continue in rep through December 16); $45– Odyssey Theater, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA  90025.  www.odysseytheatre.com

Tut’s tomb awaits…

Walk Like An Egyptian

What do you do when you’re 90 years old and looking good?

Throw a 1922 Egyptian-themed masked ball, invite the youngsters, and show ‘em how it’s done.

The Egyptian Theater’s 90th Anniversary Masquerade Ball is this Saturday, October 20th, which means your opportunity to drag out your Tut-tastic duds, your “Dark Continent” explorer ensemble, or your Twenties sheiks and shebas finery.  Sip cocktails from Musso & Frank’s, the Varnish, and Sadie’s while you watch films, fashion shows,  magic and burlesque and listen to the only Humidophonic Stradivarius Ukulele in existence.

Cleopatra would have insisted on a ukelele.

EGYPTIAN THEATER 90TH ANNIVERSARY MASQUERADE BALLSat, Oct 20 @ 6:30pm; $25Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 90028  http://www.fandango.com/egyptiantheatre_aaofx/theaterpage

Walk This Way

Hey, adventurous Angelenos!  Want to explore every corner of L.A. but wish you had a fabulous pal in the ‘hood instead of  a pamphlet?

This Sunday, October 21st, L.A. Commons gives you BFFs across the city with the 2nd Annual Found L.A.: Festival of Neighborhoods.  From Venice to Northeast L.A. and South Central to the San Fernando Valley, public figures, renowned artists, and passionate local residents will take you inside sacred spaces, introduce you to traditional dishes you’ve only heard about, and share neighborhood histories reserved for those “in the know.”

As of Sunday, the latter will include you.

Stroll with Councilwoman Jan Perry who will launch the day with a 9:00 am tour along the celebrated South Central Avenue, which in its heyday was the center of the west coast jazz scene and a 1940′s black Hollywood haven.  Take a Westside Eco/history tour with Barbara Lonsdale, the Venice Neighborhood Council Board Environmental Committee President.  Get your kicks on Route 66 in Northeast L.A. with writer/photographer Scott Pietrowski who will share landmarks along the “Mother Road”.  Or head to El Pueblo De Los Angeles for tours of the recently unveiled Siquerios Mural and the FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

All tours are FREE and multiple tours are encouraged but you need to register for each tour.

Bet you can’t try just one….

2ND ANNUAL FOUND L.A. FESTIVAL OF NEIGHBORHOODS – Sun, Oct 21st, 9am – 9pm; FREEFor more info and to register go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1484982620?s=10324654  or go to www.lacommons.org and click “Found L.A.”

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….


Filed under: The Weekend Go Go Tagged: Brewery Art Walk Fall 2012, Egyptian Theater 90th Anniversary Celebration and Masked Ball, Found LA, Theater in the Dark

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