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Pencil This In: Art Deco Weekend, Art at La Luz de Jesus

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Opening reception tonight for artist Bryan Cunningham at La Luz de Jesus.

Opening reception tonight for artist Bryan Cunningham at La Luz de Jesus.
There’s an opening reception tonight for Bryan Cunningham’s Wander Lost exhibit at La Luz de Jesus Gallery starting at 8 pm. His inspiration for the art was born out of a road trip across America. He got sick of seeing gentrified towns with megastores and chain restaurants, so he got off the freeways and took forgotten roads with “mom & pop diners, picturesque motels and backyard shrines (to anonymous deities) that gave an indigenous face back to the road.”

This weekend marks the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival on…the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, the weekend’s filled with tours, lectures, the Art Deco Bazaar, a grand Art Deco Ball, tea dance, and their monthly Cocktails in Historic Places (tonight).Proceeds from all activities will benefit conservation and restoration of the original art aboard the 1936 ocean liner.

Hip hop artists from Culture Shock L.A meld technology and human interaction at the Ford Amphitheater tonight. Special guests include The Beat Freaks, from MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 and Kaba Modern Legacy. Student/child tickets $5. Adults: $25.The show starts at 8:30 pm. (And we’re big fans of the Ford’s shuttle service from the Hollywood & Highland and NoHo’s metro stations.

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Home a craft workshop and retail store in Silver Lake. The store celebrates its grand opening tonight from 7-10 pm. They'll provide snacks and drinks, and there will be fun crafty surprise giveaways, too.

Friday Night Jazz kicks off at 6 pm tonight at LACMA with the Michael Session Sextet. He brings his blend of traditional jazz and mixes it up with fusion and experimental sounds. The concert is free and open to the public.

The five-day Cinecon 45 Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian gives us an excuse to stay indoors all weekend away from the choking smoky air. The festival is showing 30 rare silent and early sound features and short films that are rarely given public screenings. Tonight’s features include South of the Boudoir (Columbia, 1940) and Paid to Love (Fox, 1926).

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