Pencil This In: Kitsch @ Ghettogloss, Free Dodger Dogs
Tonight Ghettogloss on Melrose presents artifacts from Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch, with Willis in person from 7-11 pm tonight. There will be specially created gourmet treats from Susan Feniger's Street, of which Allee is part owner; live auctions of kitsch masterpieces hand-picked by Allee herself; a first-time-ever public raffle to win a guided tour of Allee's exclusively private Willis Wonderland.
UCLA Film & Television Archive continues the series African-American Film Pioneers
until Sept. 27. The program features rare prints, including some recent restorations, in celebration of the African American pioneers who had made a decisive difference in the development of a black imaginary. Tonight at 7:30 pm, there’s a double-feature of Birthright (1938) directed by Oscar Micheaux followed by The Girl in Room 20 (1949). directed by Spencer Williams.
Tonight at 7 pm, LACMA hosts the program Conversations with Artists: Guerilla Girls and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The Guerilla Girls, an anonymous art collective, produces provocative posters, books and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, art film and pop culture. Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries (a collaboration of Seous-based Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge) creates web art, digital poetry that flashes to the beat of music. These texts are often politically pointed stories covering everything from sex and violence to alienation and the mundane. "In this conversation with former LACMA curator Lynn Zelevansky, each will discuss their similar uses of provocation, collaboration, and broad-based accessibility in their work." The event is free.