RYAN HEFFINGTON + THE EAST SIDERS PRESENT HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT: THE MUSICAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 7–10pm MOCA GRAND AVENUE PERFORMANCE AT 7:45 PM
HEFFINGTON MOVES MOCA's final project for Engagement Party will be the punk-rock dance event HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT: THE MUSICAL, a wild collage of performances inspired by the hold that MTV had on adolescents living in small-town America during the years it first debuted. Inspired by the 1986 documentary of the same name chronicling the tailgating antics of heavy-metal fans, HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT will pay homage to the MTV that gave hope to a generation by offering it an escape from the banality of everyday life and the embrace of a collective identity through music. The work will feature music by WE ARE THE WORLD and Zig Zags; fashion by Moon Spoon Saloon and Mindy Lebrock; styling by Diana Contreras; hair by Yuya Takahashi; sculpture by Zwilling Haas; and lighting by Ryan Granich.
There will be one performance only, at a secret location!
I dare to wonder what this family does for Halloween! Slayer Christmas House rocks!!! From the video's poster:
SLAYER!! I HAVE BEEN A FAN FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND THIS TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO DO.WATCHING IT IN PERSON WAS AWESOME. DEDICATED TO SLAYER AND ALL THE FANS!!!!! SLAYERBOBT SOUTHERN CA. P.S. THIS IS MY DAUGHTERS ACCOUNT SO DONT PAY ATTENTION TO THE GIRLY STUFF!!!! SLAYER RULES
Dear LadyCute20, your dad's awesome! And where in SoCal do you guys live? I live in Santa Monica/Dogtown and would love to see what you do this year, in person!
p.s. I sent this video to Slayer's manager, whom I used to work for! [Thanks Diana for the link]
PLEASE Write is the second exhibition at POSTED - a temporary space for contemporary art in a former post office in East London exploring the ‘post’ and the dying art of correspondence through letters.
This exhibition strives to remind us of the power of these tangible messages – how they can shape and change our lives. Russian artist, Haim Sokol, presents a melancholy bundle of unopened letters quietly examining our impatient society; Tim Noble and Sue Webster compare letters from their mothers as an alternative and enlightening self portrait and Rachel Whiteread, using paint and piercing on postcards, elegantly alters historical Hackney scenes.
PLEASE Write seeks to celebrate the posted letter and encourage its return by launching specially commissioned stationery by artists including Tracey Emin, Georgie Hopton and Jane Simpson.
FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: Rare Exports Friday, November 26 | midnight
NOTE: To attend one must RSVP. One RSVP per person. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat. You will receive a confirmation email about your RSVP 24-48 hours before showtime. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.
It’s almost impossible to shake the old-timey Norman Rockwell-esque image of a jolly, roly-poly man with white hair in a big red suit, whenever the name of “Santa Claus” is invoked -- but Rare Exports, the brand-new Finnish fantasy film based upon the popular short of the same name, shows you that the secret history of Father Christmas is far darker, far creepier and waaaaaay cooler. It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and a mysterious "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. When all the local children begin disappearing, a young boy, his father and their reindeer hunter friends capture the mythological being -- but Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. A wild, nightmarish cross between The Goonies, Gremlins and Let The Right One In, Rare Exports is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing!
Handmade Nation chronicles the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members. Since this is our regular Zine Club night, we'll have zines and zine making supplies out to peruse and work on during the film, plus snacks and drinks.
Sewing teacher Christine Haynes appears in the opening credits of the film - you definitely won't want to miss it!
The Urban Craft Center 2433 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
CREATIVE TIME AND DESERT ISLAND COMICS INVITE YOU TO A LAUNCH PARTY FOR OUR LATEST PUBLICATION
Wednesday, November 17 | 7:00–9:00PM | Desert Island Comics | 540 Metropolitan Ave, between Union Ave and Lorimer St
Join us next Wednesday at Desert Island Comics in Williamsburg for the launch of our latest publication, Creative Time Comics. This free anthology brings together all 24 comics from the online series, featuring work by:
Tunde Adebimpe, Virginie Barré, Signe Baumane, Jeffrey Brown, Michael DeForge, Emilia Edwards, Edie Fake, Simon Grennan & Christopher Sperandio, Lisa Hanawalt, Packard Jennings, Anton Kannemeyer, Victor Kerlow, Michael Kupperman, Luba Lukova, Laurina Paperina, Robert Pruitt, James Pyman, Francesc Ruiz, Deb Sokolow, Jim Torok, James Turek, Lauren Weinstein, Olav Westphalen, and Saya Woolfalk.
Storefront for Art and Architecture is pleased to invite you to our first edition of the Productive Disagreement Series on Tuesday, Nov 16th, 7pm with the book launch of “ATLAS OF THE CONFLICT” (010 Publlishers) by Malkit Shoshan.
The first act of the evening will start with a book presentation by the Author followed by commentaries by Andrew Herscher and Jane Harrison. The second act will consist on a public discussion with representatives of Israeli and Palestinian lobby groups moderated by Henk Ovink and Eva Franch.
About the book: The Atlas of the Conflict (010 Publishers, 2010) maps the processes and mechanisms behind the shaping of Israel-Palestine over the past 100 years. Over 500 maps and diagrams provide a detailed territorial analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explored through themes such as borders, settlements, land ownership, archaeological and cultural heritage sites, control of natural resources, landscaping, wars and treaties. A lexicon, drawing on many different information sources, provides a commentary on the conflict from various perspectives. As a whole, the book offers insights not only into the specific situation of Israel-Palestine, but also into the phenomenon of spatial planning used as a political instrument.
…the high-low priest of the L.A. food scene…chefs read Gold, as do food nerds in their thirties who spend their weekends retracing his steps. — The New Yorker
Over the course of six novels and one book of short stories, Bret Easton Ellis has put together one of the most entertaining, fascinating, and fucked-up bodies of work in contemporary literature. —Vice Magazine