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Saturday, August 23

Love Songs of the Revolution

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

2:00pm

Los Angeles author Bronwyn Mauldin reads from her latest novel, Love Songs of the Revolution – a literary thriller based in the last days of Soviet Lithuania. In Mauldin’s novel, Martynas Kudirka, an official painter for the Lithuanian Communist Party, enjoys a pleasant, unremarkable life with a beautiful wife and all the privileges that come with being a party member. Yet in the summer 1989, his ordinary world suddenly turns upside down. Political revolt is breaking out across Eastern Europe, and Martynas comes home to find his wife dead on the kitchen floor with a knife in her back. Realizing the police will not investigate, he sets out to find his wife’s
killer. Instead, he stumbles upon her secret life. Copies of Ms Mauldin's book will be available for purchase.

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AFTERLIFE: An Immersive Experience and Art Party

Angel City Brewery

216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

4:00pm to 11:30pm

cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA presents AFTERLIFE, a live, multimedia interactive game experience and art party that asks revelers to face their mortality and find their way back. With an expected audience of over 800 people, the show will run for two days with participants selecting a time slot for the experience, but the gallery space will be open for two weeks. Through mind-bending artist installations, challenges, and performances, cARTel artists address the timeless questions of “Where do you go when you’re gone?” and dare guests to not only explore the possibilities of life after death, and the in between.

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ACME BAR CRAWL

ACME's 5 DTLA Bars

Sixth St. & Spring St., Downtown LA, 90014

5:30pm to 2:00am

Saloons, bars, taverns, and pubs... how many bar groups can pull off a stunt like this? On August 23rd, the Historic Core and Financial District of Downtown LA can expect a spirited uptick in foot traffic with the first ever ACME Bar Crawl, hosted by ACME Hospitality Group. From 5:30pm - 2:00am, all five of ACME's downtown establishments will engage the crawl: Beelman's Pub, Spring St. Bar, Library Bar, Sixth St. Tavern, and King Eddy Saloon. Along with fine cocktails, the event is equal parts grub crawl, and everyone stands to get their fill of the greasy pub fare featured below with each stop.

The walkability of the crawl is unique to ACME, as all locations exist within a few square downtown blocks. Diverting from the usual playbook, bar crawlers can cut their own path, starting at any establishment and checking off the others as they please. However, all roads lead to King Eddy Saloon, where a dirty 90's disco awaits, as well as raffled giveaways. It's worth mentioning the prizes include a stash of King Eddy t-shirts bearing its eloquent mantra "Where No One Gives a S*** About Your Name."

For tickets and more info on this celebratory crusade, please visit: www.AcmeBarCrawl.eventbrite.com

Event Time: 5:30pm - 2:00am
Presale Tickets: $35
At the Door: $45

ACME BAR CRAWL MENU
Each bar will sling a spirit and inspired snack:

Library Bar
Wisers Rye Whiskey / Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sliders
Sixth St Tavern
Absolut Vodka / Rockenwagner Pretzel with Beer Cheese
Spring St Bar
Altos Tequila / Cuban Sandwich
Beelman’s Pub
Beefeater Gin / Gravy Fries
King Eddy
Jameson Whiskey / Frito Chili Pie

Each spirit will be available in four options (spirit neat, spirit on the rocks, a refreshing cocktail, or an aromatic cocktail) and each bar will have a Pernod ambassador behind the bar to regale crawlers with stories and pour libations.

"We're extremely excited to showcase the diversity of our five downtown bars located within walking distance of one another to both locals and those unfamiliar with the revitalization of the Downtown LA experience. It's gonna be a really great night for all of DTLA!" said ACME Partner Jonny Valenti.

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NewFilmmakersLA August 23rd screening!

AT&T Center Theatre

1139 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:45pm to 11:30pm

NOTE: Complimentary event parking at 1133 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles invites you to join us for the Saturday, August 23rd 2014 film screening series and after-party event at the AT&T Center in Downtown LA with a filmmaker lounge throughout the evening.

You will have the opportunity to meet the directors of each film, the actors and other crew + participate in a live audience Q&A. There are pre-receptions and after-parties for each program. Admissions to the programs are only $5 online or $7 at the door or $15 for an all-night access pass which includes the screening ticket and access to the filmmaker lounge. Visit the NewFilmmakers LA Official Website at www.NewFilmmakersLA.com for more information and to purchase your ticket now!

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NewFilmmakersLA August 23rd screening!

AT&T CENTER THEATER

1150 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, 90015

5:45pm to 11:30pm

NOTE: Complimentary event parking at 1133 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles invites you to join us for the Saturday, August 23rd 2014 film screening series and after-party event at the AT&T Center in Downtown LA with a filmmaker lounge throughout the evening.

You will have the opportunity to meet the directors of each film, the actors and other crew + participate in a live audience Q&A. There are pre-receptions and after-parties for each program. Admissions to the programs are only $5 online or $7 at the door or $15 for an all-night access pass which includes the screening ticket and access to the filmmaker lounge. Visit the NewFilmmakers LA Official Website at www.NewFilmmakersLA.com for more information and to purchase your ticket now!

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URBAN PLAYGROUND

The GABBA Gallery

3126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, 90057

7:00pm to 11:00pm

Contact: Jason Ostro
The Gabba Gallery
Phone 310-498-2697
[email protected]
TheGabbaGallery.com
3126 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057 The Gabba Gallery
Press Release
Urban Playground
Curated by Jason Ostro
August 23 – September 20, 2014
Artists Reception: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7pm - 11 p.m.
Book Signing and Roundtable Discussion with Jim D: Sunday, Oct 12, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.

The Gabba Gallery presents Urban Playground, an exhibition bringing the bright and bustling urban environment into this almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery. The playful excitement of children playing tag, a pick-up game of basketball, happy dogs, dandelions, metallic buildings, graffiti covered walls, boom boxes on full blast and skateboarders zooming by is the feeling this exhibitions contains. The showing enmeshes several artists to create the vibrant street feel of the city to include Los Angeles Street Art Alumni Max Neutra, Angelina Christina and Jules Muck.
“We are bringing the outside in, going in through the outdoor, making The Gabba Gallery an Urban Playground!” - Jason Ostro, Curator
All the artists included in Urban Playground are part of the street art phenomenon sweeping the nation and world in recent years. The artists of Urban Playground are:
Max Neutra
Jules Muck
Angelina Christina
Rene Gagnon
Teacher
Moncho1929
CANTSTOPGOODBOY
Michael Christy
Andrea LaHue
Clinton Bopp
Anyes Galleani
Jon Measures
Thrashbird
Septerhed
George Rivera
SELF UNO
MD MN
Jennifer Korsen
Jaime Becker
Phobik
Cody Bayne
Bleep Bloop
Mary Hanson
Toshee
Patrick Haemmerlein
Christopher James
WRDSMTH
Phil Santos
Shawn Waco

Urban Playground opens on August 23, 2014 and will be on view through September 20, with a reception for the artist on Saturday, August 23, 7 - 11 p.m.

Max Neutra -
After spending five years developing his distinctive style while painting across Los Angeles and abroad, Max Neutra has made a name for himself as one today’s premier contemporary artists. He has risen to the international arena through sponsored tours across Europe and India, and has recently been awarded the first Guerilla Arts Foundation grant. Following his second consecutive sold out exhibition at C.A.V.E. Gallery on Abbott Kinney in Los Angeles, he continues to develop his art and explore new ways to bring his visions to the public. Riding the line between mayhem and control, Max creates images that are both chaotic and deliberate, each canvas an arena where chance and skill come together in a colorful fusion of iconic imagery. He has become known as an artist that thrives in a state continuous growth and experimentation, often employing new materials and technology. Utilizing his distinctive gonzo style, he explores the fading line between man and machine, the mysteries and methods of human communication, and the beauty and wonder of the natural world. www.maxneutra.com

Angelina Christina
Fine artist, street artist, photographer and producer: Angelina’s unique talent lies within every image she constructs, in every single stroke of her brush, in every color she mixes, in every mystical story behind her work. Her education varies from a BFA in Art in from UCLA to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Art Center College of Design. Most recently, Angelina completed several paintings and window dressings exclusively for Christian Louboutin at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills (the paintings have now become part of Neiman Marcus’ permanent collection). In September of 2011 she created the cover art for Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s latest album, “Area 52”. Angelina has also appeared as herself in several documentaries, films and most recently the music video for Van Hunt's latest single, "Eyes Like Pearls," which debuted in December on Rolling Stone.
Angelina is a process-oriented artist and her objective is to find the temporal and raw moments that define a lifetime and then cram all the details and nuances into one image. When she isn’t bound by professional commitments or finishing a painting in her studio you can find her wheat-pasting her drawings to the beautifully weathered and sun-stained city walls. http://www.christinaangelina.com

Jules Muck
Jules Muck started doing graffiti in Europe and great Britain almost twenty years ago. Muck began bombing in New York in the late 90s where she was discovered by Lady Pink who took her on as an apprentice for the next 4 years. At age 20 she was the first female graffiti artist invited to paint "The Wall Of Fame" at 106th and Park ave in Harlem. Under her tag name Muck she has shown at Tokyo Big Site, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis and the Fuse Gallery in New York. She has been published in Ganz's Graffiti Women, Cey Adam's Definitions and both of the Murrays books Burning New York and Broken Windows. Since moving to LA almost 4 years ago and adding her first name Jules to the equation, Jules Muck has shown at The Pacific Design Center and Rivera Gallery in Hollywood. Her murals are prominent all over the Venice Beach area, where she lives and has her studio. Her works include a mural on Gelina restaurant featured in Food & Wine magazine and the Main St Lindsay Lohan portrait that received a large amount of press including a spotlight on Access Hollywood and an article in Newsweek's The Daily Beast. Muck is currently exhibiting new works at Lab Art Gallery in Hollywood. This summer along with exhibiting at the Laughing Goat in Boulder, Jules Muck is showing in Pasadena California and at Phantom Gallery in St. Louis.www.julesmuck.com

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