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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Take A Photo Tour, Build a Time Capsule, Groove to Tunes or Visit a New Art Exhibit

Venice pier shot by iPhone (Photo by eyetwist via the LAist Featured Photo pool)
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ART: Those obsessed with mobile photo apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic need look no further for a Saturday plan -- the LA Mobile Arts Festival kicks off today near the Santa Monica Airport and includes a gallery of iphoneography from around the world and workshops to help festival goers hone their mobile art skills. Today's schedule includes a group photo walk from the Venice boardwalk to the Santa Monica Pier -- meet the group at Muscle Beach at 10am -- and the gallery grand opening from 7pm to 10pm. Stop by to see prints, installations, sculptures, and films all caught by or created on mobile devices just like yours. View the fest's main site for more information about the show and workshops happening throughout the week-long event.

TIME CAPSULES: Join the LA County Art Commission and local artist team Didier Hess at Vasquez Rocks today for a unique and hands-on group art project; attendees will create personal, sustainable, "earth-rammed" time capsules that will later become part of a giant sculpture to be left in the park. Bring artifacts for your own capsule, a sack lunch, water, and sun gear; the workshop runs from 9am to 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday and it's free to participate. For more information, visit the For Your Art website.

MUSIC: El Cid in Silverlake hosts a flurry of bands tonight for your musical pleasure. Doors open at 9pm sharp, and for just a $5 cover charge visitors will catch sets from Dark Furs at 10pm, The Vitals at 11pm, and The Cooling Time at midnight. If you want to start the evening earlier, reserve a table for the venue's famous flamenco dinner show; $35 buys you a 3-course dinner while you watch an hour-long, traditional Spanish dance show.

EXHIBIT: Local artist Steven Harrington launches his new exhibit tonight at Known Gallery on Fairfax Boulevard. "INSIDEOUT" will showcase the artist's recent graphic drawings, prints, paintings, and sculptures; this evening's opening reception will go from 8pm until 11pm and the pieces will remain on view at the gallery through September 1.