FRI 2/10

By Any Memes Necessary
Junior High
7pm - 12am
$5 suggested
A full meme art show serving as commentary on internet culture's ability to help us cope and empathize. Curated by @ka5sh, this show features work by Instagram legends @versace_tamagotchi, @tequilafunrise, @sensualmemes, @scariest_bug_ever, @bunnymemes, and @gothshakira. Generously made possible by @sonny5ideup. DJ sets by @erinjeen and @sonny5ideup.

Perpetual Dawn-Label Launch party! Telefon Tel Aviv, Olin(Chicago/Smartbar),Force Placement,Kid606,Dahlia,Eric Parren
RSVP for location
10pm - 6am
$5 advance / $10 before 11pm / $15 after
We are throwing a megatechnohouseacid all nighter In Tribute to both David Cronenberg's groundbreaking ouevre and in Celebration of Force Placement’s new ep, which is the first release on our new Perpetual Dawn Label. Telefon Tel Aviv’s frontman Joshua Eustis will be bringing the Peaktime dancefloor action. Residents Kid606, Dahlia & Eric Parren round out the bill and Alex Pelly (Dublab) Provides Visuals.

SAT 2/10

Local Dirt Shop with Nance Klehm. Dive deep into your local dirt by digging a hole where you live. Learn several hands-on, no cost methods of accessing your neighborhood’s soil’s health. All workshop participants should bring a cup of soil from their neighborhood with them. California Color: Local Plant Dyeing with David Bryant. Walk through your environment with renewed vision, as you learn about the incredible range of dye colors that local plants produce. We will discuss the differences between invasive and native plant species and best practices for harvesting and extracting dye. Recipes, color palettes, gardening techniques and more will be shared to prepare you for a new world of color. Each participant will be dyeing their own piece of wool and walk away with a manual for local plant dyeing. Organized and supported by Side Street Projects

SUN 2/11

Sign Making Workshop: Taeyoon Choi
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA)
11am - 1pm
There’s something profoundly fulfilling about making your own signs and protesting in the streets. Handwritten signs are personal and compelling. Signs can become an interface between crowd and city, a device to intervene in the public space and a tool for counter-narrative to the mainstream media. Sign making is an artistic form of social engagement. Sign Making Workshop is a chance to think about your message, time to bring voice to your thoughts and give body to your message. It is also a chance to learn from people with different views and priorities. In this workshop, we will reflect on protest signs we’ve seen recently and talk about different ways of creating a simple and effective sign. We will ask the following questions. How do you make signs that start a dialogue, instead of shouting a message in one direction? How do you encapsulate complex messages and emotions into a unique sign? How can we bring artistic practice closer to an activist praxis? Through hands-on, step by step activities, we will progress from writing initial concept to sketching designs. We will create personal protest signs and have a group discussion in the end.

Local Dirtshop and Plant Dyeing
Armory Center For The Arts
11am - 2pm