Get Out: Food Truck Haven, 'Vagina Monologues' & Roller Derby
By Maddy Keavy
FOOD: Today is the launch of Food Truck Haven, presented by Angel City Brewery in downtown. In the parking lot of the historic John A. Roebling Building, SoCal's hottest food trucks will gather on the last Saturday of each month, beginning tonight, from noon to 10 p.m. For beer lovers or foodie fiends alike, anyone with an eye for delicious will have their appetites satisfied and their thirst slaked. This first Food Truck Haven event will feature the White Rabbit Filipino Truck, George's Greek Truck, Surfer's Taco Truck, Crepes Bonaparte, Jogasaki Burrito and Tainamite.
ART: Postmodernist artistic performer Trisha Brown presents "Floor of the Forest," a sculptural art piece that consists of a steel frame that holds a web of rope entwined with colorful used clothing. Within these pieces, dancers from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures program will maneuver through the pieces by putting on and then taking off the clothing. Performed for the first time since its 1970 debut in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, the first performances will be today at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each performance runs for 20 minutes. Admission to the performance is free. For the weekly schedule visit the UCLA Hammer website or the Center for the Art of Performance's website. The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles.
SPOKEN WORD: Though L.A.'s Derby Dolls are best known for their skills in the rink, tonight in conjunction with Los Angeles Valley, they present ‘The Vagina Monologues’ in a benefit for local charities Children of the Night and The Alexandria House. The Derby Dolls will perform alongside Emma Dumont, star of the ABC Family show "Bunheads" and Janice Kent, known best as Maryellen in "The New Leave It To Beaver." The event will be held at the Doll Factory located on 1910 West Temple Street in Los Angeles, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and more information can be found by visiting LA Valley’s website.
ROLLER DERBY: Or maybe you want to go to an actual roller derby tonight? The San Fernando Valley (SFV) Roller Derby will host the Angel City Derby (ACDG) Girls in a home game between the SFV’s Wipe Outs against ACDG’s Road Ragers. Tonight, the North Hollywood YMCA outdoor hockey rink will become the place for women’s flat track roller derby, where fans can get up-close and personal with track-side seats or fenced bleachers for a birds-eye view. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action begins at 7 p.m. More information can be found on the SFV Roller Derby Facebook page. The rink is located at 11455 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood.
FILM: Tonight at the Billy Wilder Theater audiences will experience the final evening of the Festival Of Preservation beginning at 7:30 p.m. Scott MacQueen, head of preservation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, will be in person at tonight’s double-feature that includes "Double Door" (1934) and "Supernatural" (1933). Tickets can be purchased online via the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s website for $10. The theater is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles and more information can be found by calling (310) 206-8013.