Pencil This In: Tea Lovers Unite at Royal/T, Friday Night Fever at Pacific Asia Museum, New Puppy's Friday the 13th Art
Fusion Fridays at the Pacific Asia Museum is a great way to start the weekend, mixing art, DJs, dance and food trucks. Tonight's series premiere, Friday Night Fever, celebrates the museum's 40th birthday and includes Belly Dancing and Bollywood performances and lessons, the Visions of the Orient special exhibit, cupcakes from Auntie Em's, drinks and goods from Frysmith and The Sweets Truck. Dress in 70s attire if you like. 7:30-10:30 pm. Tickets: $15. Free to museum members.
Kulov’s Annual Tea Lovers Festival takes over Royal/T this weekend with teas and tea-inspired dishes and desserts for enthusiasts and novices alike. There's a number of special tea-focused events, including “dinner and a movie” tonight with a screening of the film, “The Meaning of Tea,” followed by a discussion with director Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, live music by KCRW’s Tom Schnabel, and tastings by The Hankook Tea Company.
Tonight at 8 pm the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena holds the program The New Sound of Silent Film that features the silent film Borderline with a live score by bassist Tom Peters. The classic 1930 experimental British film by Kenneth MacPherson and the Pool Group features two couples—white and black—who intersect with racial values, each other, and in their small town. (Great back story: The Pool Group consisted of Winfred Ellerman, her bisexual husband Kenneth McPherson and her lover the poet Hilda Doolittle. Borderline was the last film that the Pool Group would complete before disbanding.)
The Skirball Center welcomes Shweta Jhaveri, an Indian classical vocalist who'll perform North Indian raga-based world music and Indian classical songs tonight at 8 pm. Her band features Eyvind Kang on viola, Will Bernard on guitar and Scott Amendola on drums and percussion. Tickets: $30, $25 members and $20 full-time students.
The art show I Have A Dream, I Have A Nightmare: Friday the 13th opens at the New Puppy Gallery LA tonight from 7 pm-midnight and continues tomorrow as part of NELA Gallery Night. The Ad Hoc Art collective has assembled 33 international artists to "explore dreams, nightmares, superstitions, and existence to yield creations ranging from the painfully real to the ethereal fantastic." The artists in the show include CRASH, Don Leicht, John Fekner, Lady Pink and ROA, who also appear in MOCA's ongoing Art In The Streets show. The exhibit remains up through June 18.
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