June 30, 2017 archive


FRI 6/30

My gaze /// yr gaze: a sorted assortment of queer film
Echo Park Film Center
8pm - 11pm (doors 7:30pm)
Experimental queer film from the bay area has such a rich history. This screening is a sorted assortment of queer film from the bay spanning from 1972-2016. Pioneers like Barbara Hammer, Marlon Riggs, Greta Snider and Curt McDowell, along side modern makers Gary Fembot, Brontez Purnell, Persia, Aron Kantor, and Christian Ovando. This screening is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. additional support for my gaze///yr gaze is provided by southern exposure's alternative exposure grant. my gaze///yr gaze is curated by irwin swirnoff.

Mister Saturday Night DJ Set with guest Mike Gushansky
10pm - 2am
$15 - 20
Mister Saturday Night is a party thrown by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. When the season and weather permit, they also throw a daytime outdoor party called Mister Sunday. For the party this evening, Eamon is coming to LA to rep the Mister.

SAT 7/1

Acid Camp Anniversay with Nick Höppner
RSVP for location
6pm - 6am (not a typo)
$15 - 20
Acid Camp is growing up and to celebrate we have invited back one of our favorite headliners, Nick Höppner. Nick recently released an EP, Box Drop, on Berghain / Panorama Bar's label Ostgut Ton and has a new full length LP coming out in June titled Work. Nick Höppner (Ostgut Ton, Berlin), Nark (Bottom Forty, Seattle), Heidi Lawden (dublab, LA), Dar Embarks (Acid Camp, Chicago), Aaron Davis (Acid Camp, LA)

SUN 7/2

Beach Day
Annenberg Community Beach House (Santa Monica State Beach)
8:30am - 8:30pm every day
This post is kind of a PSA. Annenberg Community Beach House is a public (not private) community organization located along the beach in Santa Monica, a few blocks from the Expo line station (only $1.75 to take a train to the beach). They have a playground, pool, deck and beach library. They rent out canopies, paddleboards, and other gear for the beach, and they hold low-cost classes in yoga, frisbee, volleyball, surfing and more.

MON 7/3

Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker
The Cinefamily
4pm (continues through July 5th)
One of the greatest films of all time – and perhaps the single greatest science fiction film – Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker has long been both a rarity and a touchstone. Smartly flipping a common trope of post-nuclear anxieties, the film follows three men – known simply as Stalker (Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy), Writer (Anatoliy Solonitsyn), and Professor (Nikolai Grinko) – into a government-controlled lockdown zone in search of a room capable of granting its visitors’ innermost desires. With stunning visuals and almost impossible philosophical scope, Tarkovsky enshrouds religious allegory and political anxieties in quiet realism, constructing a dialogic meditation on art, faith, religion, and love.

Haha, Wow!
UCB Theatre
The women's satire website Reductress turns you on to L.A.'s finest comedians with the latest iteration of the comedy showcase Haha, Wow! Hosted by Rekha Shankar of CollegeHumor and Janie Stolar, co-creator of talk show indictment The Female Gaze, and featuring comedy by Amber Nelson, Alison Leiby, Broti Gupta and Brianna Baker, Haha, Wow! tackles issues as wide-ranging as female empowerment, healthy sexual expression and insults that really hit home. Expect to explore the thin line between shocked laughter and knowing laughter.