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This Party Will Not Be Canceled

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We all remember Giant Village getting cancelled this year. Well to be technical, it was last year. Anyway, there was another party cancelled last year around this time called Lucent L'amour. Okay, to be technical again, it wasn't fully cancelled. But if you paid around 25 bucks to go to a party that was supposed to close at 4:00 a.m., and the fire marshal kicks you out at 2:30, some might be a bit nonplussed.

This year, the producers of the event (The Do Lab) are emphasizing that the party is up to code and there will be no worries. Last year it was a capacity problem, but tonight they expect 1200 - 1800 people. You can never be too careful in an 111 year old building. St. Vibiana Cathedral is that old-looking cathedral downtown (not that new looking cathedral).

Tonight's art show and full-on party will feature performances, fashion shows, and DJs throughout. You can catch the full line-up at their website. Transport Gallery's Mike Russek (who produced the successful Six Degrees Festival this past Fall) is curating the art. Also appearing will be The Ice Cream Man. We don't know who this is, but we like the description - "a tasty creamy experience."

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Speaking of food, we're just so damn excited to see that Playfood will be providing the food tonight. The vegan comfort-food company is rarely seen these days, occasionally doing festivals like tonight or catering movie star's birthday parties. Their facade on Ventura Blvd. taunts us with no sign of "opening soon." We hear that the restaurant might actually open this Spring, but who knows. Taran Noah Smith (the little kid on the sitcom, Home Improvement) is behind the operation. If you go tonight, make sure to try the "cheese" nachos.

From 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Lucent L'amour will be at 214 South Main Street in Downtown L.A. Tickets can be bought at the door for $30.

Photo by Pixie Vsion Productions