Pencil this In: Thursday
Ukulele fans will take over First and Central tonight. The Bilgewater Brothers played at last year's uke showcase. / Photo by Christine N. Ziemba.
UKULELE:*: The second annual Southern California Ukulele Showcase comes back to the Japanese American National Museum’s First and Central summer concert series. The event is a fun one—and best of all it’s free. This time the evening will feature “up-and-comers,” including Paula Fuga, Brittni Paiva, Abe Lagrimas, Moana, The Monnlighters and King Kukulele. The event is co-curated by Ali Lexa, host of "Ukulele Spotlight" on KPFK 90.7 FM.
MIXER: LA Mixers is back for another evening of cocktails, conversation and connections. This time, they'll mix it up at 86 in Hollywood--the supper club that once served as Rudolph Valentino's infamous speakeasy. Hanging tonight will be a focused community from technology and entertainment including Web 2.0 startups, entrepreneurs, ad agencies, SEO/SEMs, VCs, Internet and media. The mixing begins at 6 pm with a $10 donation going to MEND.
SHOP: Hong Kong's Indigo Farms denim has teamed up with Fred Segal to open up a pop-up shop at Fred Segal Man in Santa Monica, kicking off at 6-9 pm tonight. The collection is limited to just 20 pieces with a quantity of 60 each. "The collection will feature items ranging from oxfords, button ups and corduroys that were indigo rope dyed, so they will age just like jeans." Indigo Farms is designed by Adrian Nyman, the designer and creative director of The Levi's x Warhol Factory x Damien Hirst line.
TALK: Tonight at 6 pm. Guitar Center Hollywood is hosting an evening of dialogue and insight with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. During the free event, he'll talk about his role as a guitarist, songwriter and singer and how the band helped "pioneer the thrash and speed metal movements and has influenced and inspired a generation."