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The Weekender: Whirling Dervish
We're not in love with the Curtis Mayfield Remixed album. Outside of an excellent reinterpretation of Superfly as a latin dance joint by Little Louis Vega and our love of Freddie's Dead in any form, it's simply OK. Tonight's birthday tribute to Mayfield at Little Temple, though, should be anything but just OK. DJ Jeremy Sole and KCRW's Tom Golubic (who is also the music supervisor for Six Feet Under *ahem* Contest!) should be funking you up in the main area and Rhino records is giving away a bunch of stuff (including full albums and samples of Remixed) so you can decide about this stuff for yourself. $10 at the door or email here to get up on that Dervish friends list for a discount.
If we're not too busy playing Lumines on the PSP beforehand, we'll make it to Punk to Funk.
Saturday reads like an art.blogging.la entry. Almost exactly, in fact. We're all about checking out Faces of Hope hosted by Katey Sagal and featuring paintings by Michael Marisi Ornstein. The exhibit runs from 5 to 10 PM and all donations benefit the Downtown Women's Center.
After that, we're going to raise funds for a friend by drinking and eating copiously. twelve/six art is taking over El Guapo Mexican Cantina in support of their upcoming gallery show in August. We will be there downing flautas and tequila shots like nobody's business. The money making starts at 7 PM and goes and goes.
Sunday is all about family for us this week but if we did have some free time, we'd be catching a matinee of Rock School.
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