Pencil This In: Jubilee Music Festival, Videogame Art Show, 'Rat Fink's Revenge,' Roots Music and Celebrate LA!
There’s a a great selection of events happening in LA tonight, from a wine and art gallery event; a music and arts festival; another festival celebrates LA (with Bill Clinton!); pop art inspired by 1980s video games and a Rat Fink; and bluegrass/roots music by Cahalen Morrison & Eli Wes. Read on for all the details.
The Loft at Liz’s presents an evening with Domodimonti, a boutique organic winery in Le Marche, Italy. The event is being hosted in conjunction with the art exhibition “Oenophilia,” featuring works by Lori Zimmerman, Cerraeh Laykin, Alison Foshee , Renée A. Fox , Linda Kunik, Hill & Stump , Matt Talbert , Karen Sikie, Adu Jahmal , Ted Meyer and Aska Iida . The wine tasting in the gallery takes place from 7-10 pm.
The Jubilee Music and Arts Festival takes over the Downtown Arts District today and tomorrow with emerging and established bands (including Black Lips, Riff Raff, Viceroy, Salva and Lovelife), authors, comedians, as well as food, drinks and shopping. The indoor/outdoor venue is at 590 S. Santa Fe in DTLA. Doors at 3 pm both days. All ages. Day passes $30; $50 for both days.
Ed Helms’ and Amy Reitnouer’s The Bluegrass Situation presents roots duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West at The Mint tonight. They’re playing in support of their new album, Our Lady of the Tall Trees. Son Ark opens. Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm. Tickets: $10 advance/$12 door.
Tonight from 5-10 pm, the city of Los Angeles hosts Celebrate LA! a celebration and concert that stretches from the steps of City Hall into Grand Park to culminate the city’s Heritage Days celebration. The evening includes numerous performances, including Grammy-winning Pepe Aguilar, and a special appearance by President Bill Clinton. In addition, Evan Kleiman (KCRW's Good Food) hosts the culinary stage featuring Roy Choi of Kogi, Neal Fraser of BLD, Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County Restaurant and Jimmy Shaw of Lotería Grill.
iam8bit gallery opens Entertainment System, a new group show that showcases works inspired by the videogames of the 1980’s. The exhibition showcases more than 80 artists from around the world, including Jose Emroca Flores, JC Richard, Rex Crowle, Jim Mahfood, Edison Yan, Olly Moss, Mark Englert and Aled Lewis, among many others. The opening reception is tonight from 7-11 pm. Entertainment System remains on view through June 30.
La Luz de Jesus opens two shows tonight with a reception from 8-11 pm tonight. Rat Fink's Revenge: A Tribute to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth celebrates the life and work of artist, cartoonist, pinstriper, custom car designer and builder who created the hot-rod icon Rat Fink and other extreme characters. “Roth was a key figure in Southern California's Kustom Kulture and hot-rod movement of the late 1950s and 1960s and is one of the fathers of Lowbrow Art.”Artists creating Kustom Finks include Anthony Ausgang, Glenn Barr, COOP, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Mark Mothersbaugh, KRK Ryden and many others. Also opening in the gallery is Bobby Furst: Don't Push Me—featuring works by the assemblage artist. Both shows remain open through June 30.
> Gay Pride Weekend in WeHo on Saturday and Sunday, with a parade on Sunday.
> Also on Sunday, at 3 pm, artist John O’Brien holds a walkthrough of his exhibition, Meander at PMCA in Pasadena and includes a little sojourn to nearby Pasadena sites that feature public artworks and other unnoticed but notable urban features. Free with museum admission.
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