For anyone in the LA area interested in art, mid-century modern design, tiki culture, or music, there are a few great events worth checking out this coming weekend!
International Tiki Market Place at Don the Beachcomber
Shag Official Release Party for "995 Skyline Drive"
Saturday, January 23rd from 7pm until 10pm
The Shag Store
8443 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA
At the Shag Store on Melrose with Josh Agle (aka Shag) in attendance as well as possible MYSTERY Celebrity Guest! Free & open to the public with complimentary cocktails and music being served!
PS. We couldn't be more in love with this new piece!!
Opening Reception for VSAs: A Group Exhibition
Saturday, January 23rd from 6pm until 11pm
Keystone Art Space
2558 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065
The participants of a groundbreaking exhibition opening this month are already in a museum, just not on the walls yet. They are the Visitor Service Associates (VSAs) who passionately look after and discuss the art that surrounds them in downtown Los Angeles' newest contemporary art museum, The Broad.
An astounding majority of the 100+ VSAs of The Broad are also artists, designers, art historians, curators, writers, and musicians. VSAs: A Group Exhibition showcases the multi-faceted skills of over 50 associates, who produced and curated the show featuring 36 artists in a variety of media: painting, photography, collage, mixed media, and sculpture. Opening night will feature the live musical stylings of two djing VSAs and a special zine library.
[This event has been organized by my immensely talented friend and old studio neighbor, Sacha Baumann. She is a VSA at the Broad, the Operations Manager at Keystone Art Space, and one of the artists being featured in this show. We can't wait to check it out!]
Surfer Joe at the Tonga Hut
Sunday, January 24th from 5pm until 8pm
12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
Come say farewell to Lorenzo and Gianni as they say farewell to California. Surfer Joe's last show of their 2016 tour is one not to be missed. Featuring Jonpaul Balak on bass, this trio is going to rock the Hut!