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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Midnight with The Goonies, Filipino Music at the Ford, and Art, Art, Art Galore

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Photo by Michael Zampelli via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Johnny Cupcakes Presents: The Goonies
Tonight at midnight, Johnny Cupcakes (it's t-shirts, not actual cupcakes) is presenting a showing of The Goonies at the Fairfax Cinemas (7907 Beverly Blvd.), and it's $10 for all seats. Not sure if you remember/know 1985's The Goonies? Here's the story: "With their neighborhood in danger of being bulldozed and turned into a golf course, a plucky group of misfit kids set out to save their beloved 'hood in the most logical way possible: by embarking on a quest to find lost pirate treasure, naturally. Of course the path to the loot is paved with perils, including a host of imaginative booby traps, awkward adolescent moments, and a band of bumbling crooks out to claim the treasure for themselves." Oh yeah, Corey Feldman's in it. LOL.

Filipino-American Artists salute Ryan Cayabyab at the Ford Ampitheatre
Tonight at 8pm, "The Music of Life: Awit ng Buhay" at the Ford Ampitheatre showcases the music of the Philippines' most successful composer, Ryan Cayabyab. In honor of his more than 30-year career, Filipino-American artists, including American Idol alum Jasmine Trias, come together to showcase Cayabyab’s music. Enjoy Cayabyab's endearing melodies and songs in both English and Filipino under the stars. Cayabyab himself will be present as honorary guest to witness that his work not only brings pride to Filipinos, but also brings Filipino-American artists in touch with their heritage. Tickets are $50; bring a picnic!

Art, Art, Art, Art, and More Art
There are a few interesting art events today...take your pick, mix-n-match, or hit 'em all.

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Garage Gallery: Group Show 1
This is the first show out of the garage and it's in a new gallery space called the Federal Art Project (next to the Redwood Bar in DTLA). It's a big fun group show full of sculpture, painting, illustration, video art and more. There will be music and drinks and lots of great people. The angle, we're told: "This is art you can afford. And actually want to own." 8-Midnight; 316 W. 2nd St, DTLA.

Soup Kitchen Rocks!
Soup Kitchen Rocks! is a free event that will be benefiting Avenue 50 Studios Inc. in Highland Park, a non-profit arts presentation organization grounded in Latino & Chicano culture. This event will feature music from Coco O’Connor, The Undead M, Push to Transmit, Evita Freaks, What’s Their Name?, For Blocks, and Hollywood Kill among others. There will also be displayed art from Sebastian Zelepin, Johnny Taylor, Steve Seleska, Reidar Doan, Hestin Lostwood and other local artist. Soup Kitchen will include three fashion shows of the latest trends from upcoming LA fashion designers. This event will also be running in conjunction with NELAart, which is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA). 5p-2a @Juanita’s Restaurant and Bar (5930 York Blvd., Highland Park).

Vicky Suh: "The Human Form"
Vicky Suh will be hosting a reception for her first ever solo exhibition at the Whittier Art Gallery (8035 South Painter Avenue, Whittier) today at 2 p.m. About the artist: For over twenty years, Vicky Suh has used clay as a medium to express her appreciation for the human form. She continues to be a dedicated scholar of ceramic arts, striving to capture the limitless range of human emotion and strength through her work. This solo exhibition at the Whittier Art Gallery showcases her drawings, ceramic sculptures and ceramic relief work.

Ana Fernandez Exhibit at Mor York Gallery
This is an art exhibition featuring Los Angeles painter Ana Fernandez. At the Mor York Gallery (4959 York Blvd. Eagle Rock), 2-10 p.m.

J. Renee Newcomer & Brandy Eve Allen @ POV
For this show, Photographers Brandy Eve Allen and J. Renee Newcomer will show a wide range of photography based works including framed works, stop motion videos, photo collages and a short film. This is only the second exhibition of photography at the POV and they are very pleased to be showing this work; Say the POV folks: "The rawness and sincerity that gets directly translated through the work of both of these Los Angeles photographers is certainly something to see." Opening Reception: 6 - 10 pm.; 939 Chung King Road.

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