FRI 6/16

asian mamas working in the arts film series 01
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
8pm - 10pm
$5 suggested
asian mamas working in the arts (amwa) launches amwa film series, a program contemplating pan-asian and cross-cultural narratives localized to los angeles. amwa film series 01: shorts at laca presents films centered around pan-asian futurity that imagines our post-colonial bodies as complete subjects — dynamic and infinite. asian mamas working in the arts (amwa) is a collective of asian ‘mamas’ who work in the arts in los angeles and meet regularly over dinner as a form of self care. we support the representation and mobilization of women-identifying and gender nonconforming pan-asians living in diaspora through programming, exhibitions, and political actions. RSVP required.

The Hammer Museum
The Hammer’s eighth annual Bloomsday celebration features a staged reading of James Joyce’s only play, Exiles, with veteran actors John Lee, James Lancaster, Brenda Meaney, Johnny O’Callaghan and Síle Bermingham. Followed by live music by Rattle the Knee, Guinness on tap, and Irish snacks available in the courtyard.

SAT 6/17

The Streets Have No Name For Us
Chantry Flats (RSVP for location)
Women were not meant to wander. There is no feminized form of “flâneur,” a term that began to embody a specific trope of idler Walter Benjamin shaped in the late 19th century; but if one were to put her French language skills to use, as the writer Lauren Elkin did, she could define the female urbanist as a “flâneuse.” Even today, in the seemingly liberated world women inhabit, it’s still a surprise for some to see a woman travel alone, go out to dance alone, drink alone, or backpack the Appalachian Trail alone. The flâneuse operates in a different dimension as the flâneur. She catches the sight of fading history, remnants of a gold rusher’s wood cabin, the stone foundation unearthed by Kristy Lovich on a hike through Chantry Flat.

Scotch Tape Cinema and Sound
Echo Park Film Center
1pm - 5pm
$60 / $50 workshop
Participants will learn to make motion pictures and looping sound with a very economical tool: simple adhesive tape! We will make eye-popping “moving collages” using a dye transfer technique from magazine pages onto 16mm film, then segue into making our own cassette tape loops, splicing by hand and re-recording onto them. The workshop will include a presentation on the history of using everyday materials for art making, direct animation and audio tape loops. Participants will leave at the end of the day with their very own 16mm collage film and reusable audio cassette tape loop. Instructor: Mike Stoltz.

SUN 6/18

An Evening of American Folk Music
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
7:30pm and 9:30pm
$12 / $15
The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of American folk music with Frank Fairfield, Zac Sokolow, Jake Faulkner, and David Eisenbroch performing on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass.“A young Californian who sings and plays as someone who’s crawled out of the Virginia mountains carrying familiar songs that in his hands sound forgotten: broken lines, a dissonant drone, the fiddle or the banjo all percussion, every rising moment louder than the one before it.” — Greil Marcus

Girl in VR
Girl At The Horse
8pm - 2am
What is real? How do you define real? "Girl in VR" is the first installment of the ongoing "...In VR" social mixer. It's a party that re-defines virtual reality to any niche that we want it to be. Join us for a night of virtuality, fashion, music, art, and technology. It will be a very pink evening, so maybe you should try and match the wallpaper. Remember, this is a program within the matrix, so nothing is real and nothing is what it seems. There is no spoon. There are only cups with straws. No batteries required. Exchange Bitcoin at the bar. Acid Burn and Crash Override will be making an appearance. VR stands for Vacation Rental. Bring your fidget spinner... trick contest starts at midnight. SPONSORS care about VR, so... we have prizes, secret menu items, & special guests.