Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Art in the Streets” Closes August 8, 2011

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Last Weeks for MOCA’s “Art in the Streets” Near Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line Station

One fascinating aspect of this show is the selection of large installations, some created just for this exhibition. Street artists such as the redoubtable Banksy and Swoon, one of the very few women in this ultra-macho genre, who created the the amazing paper sculpture installation pictured at the top of this post, are exhibiting works that go well beyond painting on walls.

This exhibit is at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Little Tokyo through August 8.

We just had to pay a second visit before it closes, so we are glad to share more photos with you.

You can avoid paying admission Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. thanks to Banksy, the British street artist.

Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. are also free.
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Music and Metro – Metro Goes to Free Concerts Everywhere!

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Summer in LA means the parks and plazas near Metro Rail stations are alive with the sound of music, the rhythm of dance, and the applause of the crowds. It’s free concert time!

All across Los Angeles County you can see FREE music, dance, and theater performances adjacent to Metro Rail stations. We attended performances at four venues: Grand Performances at California Plaza and Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park, both off the Red/Purple Line; Levitt Pavilion at Memorial Park, Pasadena, off the Gold Line; and Summer and Music – Downtown Long Beach, off the Blue Line.

These are just a sampling of what’s available for free. We’ve included links to other free (and fee) concerts.

So hop on the Metro and go to a concert!

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Blue Line Event: Meet Me @Metro II – Metro Becomes a Circus Train

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A Traveling Circus where the Audience and Performers Travel – on the Metro Blue Line!

This weekend (July 9-10, 2011) is your chance to run off and join the circus, thanks to Meet Me @Metro II, a delightful group of guerrilla-theater-like performances presented at Metro stations along the Blue Line. The Metro becomes a circus train, bringing excitement to stations from 103rd Street in Los Angeles to 1st Street in Long Beach.

The box office opens at 10:30 a.m. at the Watts Towers Art Center, a few blocks from the Blue Line 103rd Street Station. The fun-filled show starts at 11 a.m. at the Towers and continues at venues at or near the Del Amo, 5th Street, and 1st Street Stations, ending back at Watts Towers about 2 ½ hours later.

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