Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

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.

Arts and Entertainment

The Garbage Pail Kids Invade LA this Weekend

Garbage Pail Kids by Rhys Cooper (Image courtesy of Gallery1988)
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

- 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.