(SEPT. 5) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.
1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
6:30pm to 9:00pm
The G2 Gallery will open Mojave Moonlight, a solo exhibition of nightscapes from National Park Service Artist-in-Residence Tom Lowe.
The National Park Service (NPS) selected Lowe as an Artist-in-Residence for the Mojave National Preserve in 2013. Lowe, a commercial and freelance producer since 1996, went into the assignment knowing exactly what he wanted to do.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Former singer of Heroes del Silencio, Enrique Bunbury helped turn Spanish rock into a worldwide craze back in the 90s. No stranger to blowout tours, his band lit up stages all over the U.S. and Europe. He’s since evolved into a talented solo musician with a sound that runs the gamut from electro to Latin rock to industrial music. Enrique Bunbury concerts are always a hit, drawing in longtime fans and creating new ones. He has a remarkable ability to fill each tour with radically different material as his musical influences and sound are constantly in flux. Now he takes the stage again to promote his 2013 album Palosanto with a 2014 tour that will cover Latin America, Spain and the U.S., giving ticket holders a chance to see Bunbury's famous pyrotechnic shows and outrageous costume changes.
Hollywood, CA 90028
This indie hip-hop outfit from Minneapolis consists of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and producer Ant (Anthony Davis), and their sound and style--based on poetic, complex lyrics and the positive principles established by the pioneers of rap music--came to define Midwest hip-hop. Their 1998 debut album, Overcast!, instantly became an underground classic, with the song "Scapegoat" receiving substantial college radio airplay. To keep their fans (both at home and abroad) satisfied, the group have toured constantly, with Slug usually joined by Mr. Dibbs of 1200 Hobos on turntables. By 2002, their following had become so widespread that their sixth album, God Loves Ugly, sold over 130,000 copies. Staying true to their D.I.Y. principles, Atmosphere chose to release their following album, 2003's Seven's Travels (which subsequently sold over 150,000 copies) through the legendary indie label, Epitaph, despite having been courted by several major labels. 2005 saw the release of You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having, an album which combines gospel and R&B influences with Slug's signature introspective lyrics to create yet another underground masterpiece.
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East Hollywood, CA 90068, Los Angeles, 90068
Viver Brasil Dance Company’s Afro-Brazilian dance performance bursts with exhilarating movement, pulsating percussion and passionate vocals. Rooted in the traditional and contemporary dances of Bahia, Brazil, the company’s work embodies this culture’s beautiful and mythic stories, complete with colorful costuming and an energetic troupe of dancers, drummers and singers.
Preshow Activity: Connect with LA Nature! Join naturalists and educators from the Natural History Museum to explore local plants and animals through hands-on activities. Together we will create nature journals, look for lizards and catch and identify insects. Put your nature eyes on and become a citizen scientist!