I didn’t know anything about cherry blossom festivals or superhero-themed burlesque performances, so big ups to Queequeg for writing those up, below. Looks like we were writing up our to-do lists at the same time. So, here’s mine…it’s a busy weekend!
Adam 12, Skeet Skeet and Han Cholo DJ at PYT: Danceydance time with the dude from She Wants Revenge, the dude from Shwayze and Boys Like Girls, and the dude who makes the bitchin’ jewelry. Oh yeah, they also put on a great party.
The Knux at Spaceland: These Nawlins guys break it down with powerful rhymes and a garage-hop style of hip hop. Quality.
Owl City with Lights at Club Nokia: Get there early for the performance from Lights, last year’s Juno winner and unfuckingbelieavably adorable–with a great voice.
Mutaytor & Cannibal Flower at Club 740: Mutaytor bring their retrofuturistic drumsplosion carneypunk–and their super hot ladies who fly through the air–to the equally lovely, equally genuine Club 740 downtown, along with Cannibal Flower, curators of some of LA’s best underground art.
Amanda Visell’s “Primeval Love” at the Natural History Museum: If the recent artwork by Shag got it on with a diorama of bighorn sheep at the Natural History Museum, you’d end up with Visell’s engaging and charming imagery.
“Showdown LA”: Jerkin’ competition: I’m not much of a hip-hop lifestyle gal, but this sounds freaking awesome. Jerkin’ is a dance style that’s grown up in, yes, LA. What rock have you been under?
Hitchcock! with organists Christoph Bull and Stephen Tharp: UCLA Live presents the organ scores from “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” “Vertigo” and “Psycho”, plus a live improvised score to the early Hitchcock silent film, “The Lodger.”
CityRace Urban Adventure Hunt at Olvera Street: I’d recommend margaritas mid-race at La Golondrina, but that’s just how I do races.
Artillery Art Debates at the Standard Downtown: LA-based artculture mag Artillery presents scads of people talking about art & culture: Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams, Flavorpill’s Shana Nys Dambrot, Coagula’s Mat Gleason, gallerist Robert Berman & more.
Helen Stellar at Spaceland: It’s great to see Helen Stellar back with April’s Monday night residency at Spaceland. They deserve it.
“School Nite” at Bardot: The softlaunch for KCRW’s Chris Douridas’ Monday night throwdown mixes up DJs (many with KCRW pedigrees) and local bands.