The Dine-Nasty Series: Los Angeles ~ September 6th

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LoveGalo and KGB Studios proudly presents: The Dine-Nasty Series” ~ Los Angeles

“The Dine-Nasty Series” is one day “Come-To” event inspired by The Dynasty Shirt Series of basketball teams such as: The Lakers, Bulls, Celtics or bands like The Beatles etc. As listing 5 significant team players on the shirts, our event will host 5 main “C” word elements: Cans (Live Art), Cold Ones, Cocktails, Carnitas, and Cameras (Instant Photos).

Get Your Tickets Here, and keep reading for more info…
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Preview: Chicahua Icnoyotl – Mí Gente, Mí Vida, My Barrio – Solo Show by Photographer Joaquin Atl Guzman

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Photographer Joaquin Atl Guzman has been creating strong images in the city of Los Angeles for the past few years, and his first solo show opens on September 11th at Espacio 1839 in Boyle Heights at 7pm. Please enjoy this selection of preview images which highlight the artist’s connection to his neighborhood and his unending search for beauty and truth.
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Video of the Day: NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge) “Suede”

One of our favorite beat makers, Knxwledge, who is responsible for more dope beat tapes over the past few years than probably anyone else on earth, has teamed up with the electric talent of singer Anderson.Paak to create NxWorries. We previously told you about this collaboration when the pair released a making-of video, and now the music video for the first single, Suede, directed by Calmatic, has dropped. Lay it up…

More info on the collaboration: http://www.stonesthrow.com/nxworries

Preview: XX at Subliminal Projects ~ Opens Thursday

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Christine Wang, Oil Painters Don’t Need Water, 2015

“XX” is a new group show that includes the work of eight L.A. artists: Christina Hendershaw, Melissa Huddleston, Natalia Margulis, Erin Morrison, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Angeline Rivas, Christine Wang, and Suzanne Wright. The diverse crew of artists work in different media and styles, but are all young local talents poised to break through individually and as a group through this show.

The opening reception at Subliminal Projects will take place on Thursday, August 27 from 7 to 10 pm. All artists will be in attendance and an RSVP is required to rsvp@subliminalprojects.com. The show will be on view through September 26. Keep reading for previews, information about the artists, and the gallery press notes. 

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Photo Recap: Art Shows We Know You Missed

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On any given night in Los Angeles there are art openings at dozens of different galleries or pop-up events. Featured in this post are art shows / events that you may have heard about, but didn’t get a chance to check out in person. Please enjoy this glimpse of what you missed so far in August from San Pedro, Rosemead, Downey and Downtown Los Angeles, featuring artist such as Augustine Kofie, Mike Giant, Noelle Martinez, and many more. All photos taken by L.A. TACO senior photographer Erwin Recinos.

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Artisan Craft Fair at Heart of Art Gallery in South L.A. ~ August 22nd

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HEART OF ART GALLERY TO HOST ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR AND MARKETPLACE!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 2:00PM8:00PM, FREE all day, all ages event! ALL are welcome! Come check out the awesome selection of hand crafted one of a kind pieces by talented women, trans and LGBTQ artistans and craftmakers.

With a varied selection of goods attendees will be delighted with a selection of baked vegan and gluten free treats, raspados, jewelry, dog toys, blown glass pipes and unique designer clothing! Outside of the gallery will be Record Truck and the LA Public Library’s Library Shop on Wheels! LA Condom will also be in the house handing out condoms and talking about the services they provide to the community.

DJ Weaksauce will be spinning tunes throughout the day and live musical entertainment will be provided by Kim Tillman, A Polite Radical and Bear Knowledge.
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Video of the Day: You Don’t Have To Be Alone by DJ Dodger Stadium

You don’t have to be alone… no matter who you are. Enjoy your weekend!

Kid Dickarus, or Birdly: I Tried A VR Bird Thing

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Above: Birdly at a previous demonstration

Last weekend, as part of Sundance Next Fest (a film festival of, I guess, whatever movie’s playing next), LA Taco was able to wrangle me a spot to try Birdly, a flying video game (the creators call it installation art, but it’s a video game), where you strap an Oculus Rift to your head, climb yourself up onto a robot boogie board with flappy wings and a fan attached to it, and pretend to fly.

Seriously, check it out (I recommend you turn the volume way up on this one).

I got to the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA, where the Birdly demo was being held in the early afternoon, before the actual movies started. The contraption was set up on the mezzanine off the lobby, where a gang of German nerds, who I mentally named: the Cool One, the Goatee One, the Girl One, and Herr 90s were running the machine. One by one, we got in line and strapped ourselves in for a couple minutes of flying around a virtual version of New York.
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Win Tickets to POW FEST ~ September 6th

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The essential L.A. Hip Hop site PASSION OF THE WEISS celebrates 10 years in the game with a special POW FEST at the Echo on September 6th featuring some of L.A.’s best artists. We’ve also been told there will be surprise guests so get your tickets now before they sell out.

Want to win tickets? We have one pair for a lucky L.A. Taco reader. All you have to do is join or already be a subscriber to our mailing list, and then tweet us @LATACO with #POWFEST or comment below with the answer to this question: What is your favorite L.A. rap tune of the year so far? We will pick a random winner by Sunday.

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South Park Public Art Tour ~ August 18th

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The South Park Business Improvement District (BID), Do Art Foundation and Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles invite you to a community event, “South Park Green Carpet Event: A Decade Strong.” Join us as we celebrate South Park’s 10-year anniversary with an inaugural public art tour.
 
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10-Year Anniversary 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
5:00 PM8:00 PM
1147 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
RSVP Today! To RSVP, click here.
Event is FREE & open to the public.

Artists Wanted to Paint Utility Boxes in Hollywood

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The Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District is seeking submissions for an LA artist to create artwork for 10 utility boxes in the Sunset & Vine District. The chosen artist will receive a $2,000 stipend for final designs. Art must be original and neighborhood-specific.

Painting // Illustration // Text Art // Photography // Collage

Guidelines:

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