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The Garbage Pail Kids Invade LA this Weekend

Garbage Pail Kids by Rhys Cooper (Image courtesy of Gallery1988)
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- by Adrienne Dorsey/Special to LAistBony Joanie, Snotwich Sandra, Charred Chad…Garbage Pail Kids were all the rage for kids in the ‘80s. This Friday, Gallery 1988 is hosting a tribute to “the grossest trading cards ever” with more than 100 artists giving their individual spin on the iconic stickers as part of their Childhood Items We Miss The Most Month.

The pop art gallery on Melrose has teamed with The Hundreds and Topps, the original producers of the Garbage Pail Kids in the mid-80s, for a month-long exhibit featuring the works of artists Alex Pardee, Molly Crabapple, Rhys Cooper and many more artists. The opening reception is being held tonight from 7 to 10 pm at Gallery 1988.

The ‘80s gross-out festivities continue on Saturday night (Sept. 3), with The Garbage Pail Kids movie screening at Cinefamily’s Silent Movie Theater at 10 pm. The movie's stars Mackenzie Astin and Arturo Gil are slated to attend for a special audience Q&A after the film. Tickets are $10 or free for Cinefamily members.