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For Your Viewing Pleasure
Get your eyes ready for a busy weekend of visual art and suchlike:
1. Tonight at the Nuart: Bob Rafelson's movie Head featuring the Monkees. See Peter Tork punch an old lady, Frank Zappa insult Davy Jones, Teri Garr wear a prairie girl costume, and Victor Mature destroy a city, and hear the immortal line, "I'd like a glass of cold gravy with a hair in it, please." Yeah, yeah, Jack Nicholson wrote it too. Watch for him in the diner.
2. Saturday at The Dapper Cadaver (5519 Hollywood Blvd.): Hollywood's newish gotheterium hosts "Scream Queens" night with performance and visual art, marionettes, music, film projections, and more. Vie for prizes in the costume costest or screaming contest, or just marvel at the perfect wedding present for Crispin Glover and his bride. Crispin's still getting married, isn't he?
3. Also Saturday: The Bike Oven & Locos Armadillos 42 Bike Club present their Spoke(n) Art Bike Ride, starting at 6pm. Meet at the flag pole at the corner of Figueroa and York with your wheels, and visit various galleries in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, and Sycamore Grove as part of NELAart's ongoing 2nd Saturday Gallery Night. NELA stands for North East Los Angeles, by the by. The after-party is at the Bike Oven, 130 W Avenue 42. Daryl Hannah's been known to show up to these rides, but of course that doesn't matter to you, now does it?
4. Speaking of art and wheels, there's one more thing for you to know about on Saturday: Tommy Hollenstein's first of two artist receptions will be held at the Infusion Gallery downtown (719 S. Spring St), which is showing a great number of his pieces. What does this have to do with wheels? Tommy's a quadraplegic, and paints with his wheelchair wheels. Trust us; it looks way better than it sounds. Ten parcent of sales from the opening night goes to Canine Companions for Independence.
Photo by john (c)[Manchester Ship Canal] (don't ask us, that's his Flickr name) via Flickr
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