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5 performing and visual arts events to check out in Los Angeles this weekend

5 performing and visual arts events to check out in Los Angeles this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on July 05, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up five artsy events around Los Angeles this weekend that will scratch your cultural itch, from an art show to an improv class.

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Blooming Art Show

From the event description:

We present to you, Blooming Art Show: Six artists who are creative, fearless women coming together to illustrate how they have blossomed so gracefully. Please join us for great vibes, amazing music, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Proceeds will be going to two organizations in the LA community.

When: Saturday, July 6, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Allies Worldwide, 1054 S. Olive St.
Admission: $15
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NoHo Summer Nights Festival — Incendio

From the event description:

The acclaimed Los Angeles-based group Incendio performs original world guitar compositions, featuring incredible guitar-playing across a variety of genres: Latin, Middle Eastern and Celtic grooves. ... Their previous release, June 2013’s “The Shape of Dreams," stayed at or near the top of the Amazon flamenco and world charts for the remainder of that year. They have reached over 80 million spins on Pandora alone, and can be heard on terrestrial radio as well as many other streaming services. The group will promote their new 2019 CD “Summoning the Muse,” across the USA this summer. 

When: Saturday, July 6, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: North Hollywood Recreation Center (next to the library), 11430 Chandler Blvd.
Admission: Free
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John Brown: Figures and Focus Opening Reception at Gnomon Gallery

From the event description:

This free event is brought to you by Gnomon, a degree-granting college and professional training institution specializing in education for the visual effects and game industries. Inspiration, incubation, dedication, determination, and execution. These are the rudiments of John Brown’s creative process and the five stages that shape and define “The Architecture of the Soul.” In celebration of Inspiration, the first step of the process and the thread that unifies all creative pursuits, the works of John Brown’s “Figures and Focus” collection explore the human condition through the portrayal of universally relatable themes carved and cast into figurative sculpture. 

When: Saturday, July 6, 8-10:30 p.m.
Where: Gnomon Gallery, 1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Admission: Free
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CAAM Reads

From the event description:

CAAM’s monthly book club continues this summer with titles related to Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective and the artist’s frequent depiction of musicians and athletes. July’s book is "Divided Soul," David Ritz’s biography of Marvin Gaye. In August we will discuss "The Heritage" by Howard Bryant, which examines the politics surrounding black athletes in America. Convene with fellow book lovers for these for lively afternoons of spirited discourse moderated by CAAM’s Research Librarian, Denise L. Mc Iver.

When: Sunday, July 7, 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: California African American Museum, 600 State Drive
Admission: Free
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Intro to Improv — Saying Yes

From the event description:

"Yes" is a magic key, a tool, a mechanism that moves the scene forward and gets you out of your own way and out of your partner's way. You can apply "yes" thinking to your work, relationships, art and your life. In this class, we're going to explore the power of "yes" in improvised storytelling. This class is for all skill levels. No prior experience is necessary. 

When: Sunday, July 7, 3:15-6 p.m.
Where: Ryan Heffington's The Sweat Spot, 3327 Sunset Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Parking in Downtown LA can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Downtown LA parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the LA Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.


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