Pencil This In: MOCA Grand Prix, Lebowski Fest and Oh, Canada
Because there's just too much fun to be had tonight, we couldn't decide on our favorite Pencil pick. So we chose two:
Are you a White Russian-drinking, bowling alley Dude? Then you must must go to the two-day Lebowski Fest that kicks off tonight. It’s part party and all homage to the 1998 Coen brothers comedy The Big Lebowski. Tonight there’s a screening party at The Wiltern Theatre and the organizers have rounded up a lot of the actors from the movie to come and hang with the Achievers. The doors open at 7 pm tonight and the show begins at 8. Tickets are $15-$19.99.
If hanging with Lebowski lovers is too lowbrow for you, then maybe MOCA’s Engagement Party series is more your style. It’s a chance for museum visitors to get involved with art (the “engagement” part). So tonight from 7-10 pm the Knifeandfork artist collective brings MOCA Grand Prix to the museum. Guests can race remote-control cars through MOCA’s current exhibition “A Changing Ratio: Painting and Sculpture from the Collection.” Using mounted cameras and Wi-Fi, the cars are also put through a video game interface that shows the cars’ perspective -- through the lens of 1980s American gaming culture. We’re thinking Pole Position! Awards will be presented for the fastest times of the evening. Music will be provided by DJ Wendy Yao. The event is free.