FRI 2/23

Feminist Friday
The Situation Room
6pm - 10pm
Feminist Friday is a casual gathering for 'cocktails, conversation, and consciousness-raising'. It is open to all genders, always. For this special, CAA iteration of Feminist Friday, Annina Rüst will be doing a performance, with four 'songs' relating to motherhood and tech! Her performance will be 20-30 minutes, and will likely be presented in the hour between 7 and 8pm. Stop in anytime between 6 and 10 and stay for as little or as long as you like.

Touch Presents
Human Resources 7:30pm
$5 - $15 pay what you wish
To celebrate the release of Yann Novak’s new album 'The Future is a Forward Escape into the Past,' Touch presents an evening of performances curated by Mike Harding and Novak. The night will consist of short pieces by a wide range of artists with connections to either Touch or Novak.

Hailu Mergia with Awesome Tapes From Africa at ZEBULON
Hailu Mergia, celebrated leader of the Ethiopian Jazz and Funk Band The Walias w/ DJ Brian Shimkovitz (Awesome Tapes From Africa). Capping several successful years traveling the world performing to audiences big and small, Hailu Mergia will release his first new album in over 15 years, Lala Belu. Mergia’s vintage recordings are known for an inherently mysterious and worn-in quality, while his new recordings echo his band’s 21st century live show with modern instrumental interpretations of crucial Ethiopian standards and Mergia’s own original compositions.

SAT 2/24

Symposium: Feminism and the State
MOCA Grand Avenue
10am -4:30pm
FREE with museum admission
sm and the State: Art, Politics, and Resistance is a symposium organized by The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and presented as a part of the 2018 College Art Association Conference. The TFAP symposium will open space for a discussion of art and art history that sheds light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, with a special focus on methodologies pressing at the limits of art history. Artist Martha Rosler will deliver the keynote address. Full schedule at link* LINK

Art + Practice
2pm - 5pm
FREE For over four decades, Maren Hassinger has explored relationships between the industrial and natural worlds in a practice that is both meditative and critical. From the 1970s on, her sculpture has incorporated common materials associated with manufacturing, mass media, and commerce. In abstract compositions such as those that will be on view at Art + Practice, she transforms wire rope, newspapers, plastic bags, and more into evocations of the beauty found in conditions often dismissed as blighted or marginal.

Bephie and No Sesso at The Underground Museum
The Underground Museum
Bephie and No Sesso will be showing their first collection of garments this Saturday, February 24th, at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Doors open at 4pm. We hope to see you there. PEACE.

New Narrative as Contemporary Practice
7:30pm - 11:30pm
Poetic Research Bureau
Join us for the L.A. launch of FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS New Narrative as Contemporary Practice (published by ON Contemporary Practice) The first comprehensive anthology of essays on New Narrative writing and community practices by a younger generation of poets and poet-scholars. Tonight's line-up will feature editors ROB HALPERN & ROBIN TREMBLAY-MCGAW together with contributors AMANDA DAVIDSON & ROBERT DEWHURST

SUN 2/25

VCLA - Redux/Rewind Video Show
3044 Roslyn St
5pm door / 6pm start
VCLA is back with a program of unique, underseen, and unseen short films! Filmmakers in this program will include Swampy, Cecelia Condit, Matt Greenwood, Lenny Flatley, VCLA member originals, and more! As always, after our programmed lineup we'll have a BYOV (Bring Your Own Video) segment where anyone can bring their own video of 10 minutes or less to screen! Please bring a flash drive or drive or DVD before 6pm. If you have a physical format other than a DVD, please let us know ahead of time!