Get Out: Watch Art Explode, Hike With a Poet Or Groove With The DoLaB
EXPLOSIONS: Head to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA for the opening of Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, the first West Coast solo exhibition of Guo-Qiang's work. It will feature his new works that include what Cai is best known for—outdoor explosions and gunpowder drawings. The exhibition will open with an outdoor explosion event "Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art" on the exterior wall of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (facing Temple Street) at 7:30 pm. The exhibit will run until July 30. Check out this entry on the MOCA blog to read more on the artist and the exhibit.
MUSIC: Feel like dancing? Head to the King King in Hollywood tonight for a night of techno. The DoLaB and Elm&Oak present: Paper Diamond with Minnesota. The show will run from 9pm-2am. Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets here.
WESTERNS: The Autry National Center at Griffith Park has two classic Gene Autry western films—Back in the Saddle (1941) and Hills of Utah (1951)—will be screened at the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater. The screenings start at noon.
POETRY: Join Machine Project and CalArts Poetry Collective for a hike with poet Eileen Myles. It starts at 2:45 pm at Ed Davis Park in Santa Clarita and will last about 90 minutes, and Myles will read from her new book "Snowflake" as you hike the hills of Santa Clarita.
MORE HIKING: Enjoy the sunny weather this weekend at Temescal Gateway Park. The Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority present “A Walk into the Chumash World”: a 1-mile walk through the park that shows how the Chumash Indians used available natural resources to create a sustainable way of life. The walk begins at 3pm. For more information, visit the LAMountains website.