Pencil This In: Comedy at Hollywood Forever, Another Dimension Art Show and Mindshare LA
Comedy is Dead takes over Hollywood Forever Cemetery tonight. | Photo of Johnny Ramone's headstone by filmerp via LAist's flickr pool.
The monthly Mindshare LA takes place tonight at Club 740 in Downtown LA, and it's a chance to hear new ideas, make connections and share experiences with different speakers. It's a night of "enlightened debauchery," and guests and topics tonight include Jonathan L. Zweig / CEO, Jirbo, Inc.on Bizarre Occurrences in the Virtual Economy; Kasey McMahon / Conceptual & Multimedia Artist on "Finding Beauty: Pattern Recognition, Perception and Visual Culture; Rudy Coby / 'The Coolest Magician on Earth' on The Art of Illusions (and being Marilyn Manson's Roommate). Tons of music, performances, food trucks and interactive art, too. Tickets: $30. Bring extra cash for bar and food.
Comedy is Deadhas a venue like no other: The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tonight's lineup includes: Patton Oswalt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jeff Ross, Greg Behrendt, Natasha Leggero, Duncan Trussell and Taylor Williamson. Cocktails at 8 pm and show at 9 pm. Tickets $25.
The group art show Another Dimension opens tonight at Gallery 1988 in LA. The exhibit pays tribute to The Twilight Zone, and more than 50 artists will "reinterpret and remix episodes, themes and iconography from classic episodes of the series." Opening reception runs tonight from 7-10pm. The show runs through June 4.
Los Angeles Tribal, an association of SoCal tribal art dealers, presents their annual exhibition Cultural Crossroads II today through through May 25. The exhibit pops up as a phantom gallery show at 5900 Wilshire Blvd. (East Satellite bldg, directly across from LACMA). The exhibit showcases traditional art for sale from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, including masks, sculpture, textiles and jewelry from some of world's most remote locations. There's an Antique Roadshow style-appraisal clinic on Monday and Tuesday.
LACE holds is annual fundraiser tonight with 100+ artworks for sale on display throughout the LACE galleries. The cocktails and silent auction begins at 7 pm, a live auction begins at 8 and performances start at 9 pm, featuring the work of Dorian Wood / Killsonic and Ryan Heffington / the Fingered Dancers. Online bidding now available. Tickets: $50 in advance, $75 at the door.
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