This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Pencil This In: 'Step Brothers' Art Show; the Old 97's at the El Rey; and a Silent Film on the Streets of Echo Park
TGIF! Are you staying in town this Labor Day Weekend? If so, we found a few events happening around town tonight that'll make your mini-staycation worth it: Gallery1988 (Venice) opens a Step Brothers art show; the Old 97's play like its 1997 for two nights; the Echo Park Film Center's Filmmobile screens a Mack Sennett silent film; the Craft in America Study Center holds a window concert; and a few other odds and ends. Read on for all the details.
Tonight, Gallery1988 (Venice) celebrates its four-year anniversary by opening an exhibition dedicated to Step Brothers—the film the gallery’s staff once deemed, "the greatest movie ever made." The opening reception is from 7-10 pm tonight with works from more than 50 artists, all of whom used Brennan Huff and Dale Doback as their muses. The show runs through Sept. 22.
The Old 97’s open a two-night stand at the El Rey Theatre tonight. During this tour, they’re playing the 1997 CD Too Far to Care in its entirety, along with another set of other Old 97’s favorites. Lead singer Rhett Miller also does a solo set and the Nashville garage rock band Those Darlins opens. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets: $27. All ages.
To honor the 100th anniversary of Mack Sennett’s founding of Keystone Studios in Edendale, the The Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile screens The Little Tramp tonight at 8 pm at First and Broadway in DTLA. The Charlie Chaplin classic is introduced by Dino Everett, the Punk Rock Archivist, and accompanied by live music by Josh Gerowitz and friends. Free screening with free popcorn to boot.
The Craft in America Study Center holds another window concert tonight at 8 pm. Pack up Your Sorrows #2 welcomes back Terry de Castro (The Wedding Present); Maggie Hasspacher on bass/vocals; Christina Carroll on percussion/vocals, October Crifasi on Ukulele/guitar/vocals; and Geoff Maddock (Goldenhorse) on guitar/vocals for an evening of covers and originals.
- California Market Center is holding its monthly sample sales until 4 pm today (times vary by vendor). This is one of the few times each month that the showrooms are open to the public.
- The Hollywood Bowl presents John Williams: Maestro of the Movies, conducted by Williams himself. 8 pm.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs screens for free outdoors at LACMA