Event Listing by Don Rose
Here is the skinny, daddy-o: LACMA is putting on another amazing ArtWalk on May 30th, with free admission to museums and galleries during the day and a 1930s-themed party at the El Rey Theatre after the ArtWalk. Be there or be square...
WHAT: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) cutting-edge membership group Muse, in association with the Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, Petersen Automotive Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Miracle Mile Art Walk, presents the 2009 LACMA Muse ArtWalk on Saturday, May 30 from 12–8 pm.
Participating museums will offer free general admission for the day. In addition, more than twenty galleries in the Miracle Mile area will participate in a free, self-guided tour with complimentary shuttles running throughout the day.
Following the day’s activities, Muse will transform the El Rey Theater into a 1930s speakeasy for the ArtWalk After Party from 8:30 pm–12:30 am, featuring musical performances and cocktails.
WHO: ArtWalk Programming will include artist walkthroughs, collection seminars, and cocktail receptions at galleries participating in the ArtWalk; art and science programs at the La Brea Tar Pits park; and live performances at LACMA, including a Latin Sounds concert featuring Angel Lebron y Su Sabor Latino and performance by Bollywood Step Dance. Visitors can also enjoy discounts and special offers at local restaurants arranged by Yelp or grab a quick bite at three of L.A.’s favorite food trucks, which will be parked at the Page Museum courtyard.
The ArtWalk After Party will feature Vaud & the Villains—a New Orleans style 18-piece band complete with six vocalists, a brass section, cabaret dancers, and more, playing a blend of jazz, blues, zydeco, and soul. The Stagecoach Looters will open the show with their mix of western swing and jazz. Complimentary drinks will be provided by Grolsch, Malibu Family Wines, and Pernod.
WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2009
ArtWalk: 12–8 pm
ArtWalk After Party: 8:30 pm–12:30 am
Doors open at 8:30 pm, show begins at 9:30 pm
WHERE: ArtWalk: Along Wilshire Blvd., La Brea Ave., and Beverly Blvd. in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles
After Party: El Rey Theater 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
ADMISSION: ArtWalk: free
After Party: general admission tickets are $25 for Muse members; $40 for the general public.
After Party VIP seating: $50 Muse members, $75 general public
Advance tickets for the After Party may be purchased at www.lacma.org/muse, LACMA’s Welcome Centers, or by phone at 323857-6010.
May 30, 2009
MAY 30: MUSE, MUSEUMS & MORE! LACMA MUSE PRESENTS 2009 ARTWALK IN MIRACLE MILE WITH 1930s-THEMED AFTERPARTY AT EL REY
Event Listing by Don Rose