Critical 5 things to do in L.A.: art it up, Feb. 8-10
These days, people are playing fast and loose with the word art. Anything from an empty soda can to an original Van Gogh can be considered worthy of the title.
This weekend, test out your definition of art by sampling it in all forms in Los Angeles. We totally support the idea of Back To The Future as a classic masterpiece -- but is it art? Check out the events below that challenge our concepts about what counts and what doesn't.
Social media (i.e., Twitter) has become known as a place where people can meet, share ideas, and maybe even catalyze a revolution or two. The Twitter Art Exhibit in L.A. proves that the Twittersphere can also be a venue for artistic inspiration and collaboration. Don't worry about the name; this isn't an exhibit showcasing Instagram tweeted pictures of Kim Kardashian's new lipstick. The E.U. Gallery actually highlights postcard-sized drawings and paintings that were created by tweeters who interacted with curators via Twitter and felt compelled to share their art with the outside world. The show is free and all the proceeds from purchased art goes to charity.
This weekend go back to the future of summer in Los Angeles by heading over to the Electric Dusk Drive-In and watching the ultimate time travel classic Back To The Future. This old school viewing is truly a perfect way to honor this throwback film. You only have to pay 10 bucks to see Mary McFly spurn the advances of his teenage mother this Saturday, so take advantage.
Los Angeles is the embodiment of what it means to be oxymoronic. That's why the WWA Gallery's first exhibit of 2013 is so perfect. The Creepy Cute exhibit features art which juxtaposes the beautiful with the just plain frightening. With pictures of kittens and skulls this is exactly the kind of art that just might speak to the multi-faceted personalities of Angelenos.
If any town is prepared to consider beer-making as an art form, it's Los Angeles. Friday night the Sheraton by LAX is hosting Beer Matchmaker -- Tasting & Small Bites for its awesome February Beer Appreciation Night. This event specifically pairs delicious foods like Belgian pomme frittes w/garlic aioli and euro salad with bleu cheese crumbles, tangerine & pan roasted walnuts with complimentary beers. For only $25 this is an excellent way to try a lot of tasty food and cold brews.
Freud's Last Session promises to serve up a theatrical cocktail of equal parts imminent death, sex, and existential debate. In this Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winner for Best Play, the characters of the famously controversial (and aetheistic) Sigmund Freud and the devoutly Christian C.S. Lewis engage in a heated fictional debate about the existence of God and the meaning of life. This is sure to be an interesting show especially because the main characters are being played by Judd Hirsch and Tom Cavanagh.
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