MOPLA Event: INSTAGRAM JAM – Saturday April 11- DTLA Arts District. Free

Instagram Jam

2015 marks the third iteration of the Lucie Foundation‘s Instagram Jam, originally conceived by Shaughn Crawford. This year will feature 20+ Instagram sensations including Tasya van Ree ARTIST, Downtown Muse and many more. A portion of the print sales will benefit SNAPSHOP!, Lucie Foundation’s at-risk youth workshop program. This event is produced in partnership with Edgar Varela and Melissa Richardson Banks of We Are DTLA.

Admission is FREE, but RSVP on Eventbrite (http://instagram-jam.eventbrite.com/) is recommended (plus your name gets entered for a drawing to win a FREE Arts District print!).

Cash bar and food for sale during event. Photo by Tasya van Ree.

Featuring an all-star ladies line-up of DJs from The Real Roxanne featuring Suzie Asmar Strong (Legends DJ’s, Sparkletrot), Dot (Team Supreme, Unspeakable Records), DJ Syrena (Mastro’s Penthouse) and more…!

PPSST! Want to go on a FREE guided tour of the DTLA Arts District BEFORE the opening of Instagram Jam? First 30 people can sign up for the Downtown Muse Photo Walk. Meet at LOT 613. The guided walking tour starts promptly at 6:00 PM and ends at 7:30 PM. RSVP for FREE tickets onEventbriteLA here => https://downtownmuse-photowalk.eventbrite.com/

DARK NIGHTS at L.A. Live > Friday Feb. 6th from 6-10pm (FREE) Art, Music & Performance.

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Celebrate the ups of being Downtown at L.A. LIVE’s most exciting night – Dark Nights – featuring live musicians, performers, artists and indie craft vendors AND unbeatable $5 food & drink specials at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants! Don’t miss out on Downtown’s best night of the month!

$5 FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS

Lawry’s Carvery   » menu
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar » menu
Ford’s Filling Station   » menu
Katsuya L.A. LIVE   » menu
Live Basil Pizza   » menu
Red Mango   » menu
Rosa Mexicano   » menu
ROCK’N FISH   » menu
Smashburger   » menu
The Farm of Beverly Hills   » menu
Tom’s Urban  » menu
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill   » menu

$5 PARKING (Free for Preferred Members)* » Parking Map 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Music

Stonefeather l Ben Caron & The Joy Machine l Trio Ellas l Midnight Blues BandWaterparx l DJ Panamami l Anthony Valadez l Hendy & Thee Rockafarians l The Gajillionaires l

Art

John Kilduff l James P. Scott l Patricia R. Mitchell l Dan Milnor Gonzales l Tamboura the Violinist l Mear One l Ted Meyer and Anna Stump l Man One lLEBA l Sand One l Danger Beez l Blosm l Nora Ann-Francis Martin-Hall l Blacklight King l Armando Rosete l 3D Art Gallery by Debi Cable l Drew Merritt l

Entertainment

Hula Hoop LED-Lit Dancers l Live Body Painting by Michael Buntyn l Live Body Painting by Robert Yancy l Microsoft Interactive Piano l

Indie Craft Vendors

HumanTreeRobot l A Blonde & Her Bag l Anvil Handcrafted l Blackbrain LA l Downtown Muse l Arts District Co-Op l Mayu Silk Art l London Manori lMacbeanie l Church of Type l Pocket Square Clothing l Btwn Wind & Water l Goat & Kettle l Objects with PurposeRoots Revival l Pop & Timber l Late Sunday Afternoon l

*Cash only. Lot W, Gate G. For Dark Nights parking map, click here.

Here’s a sneak peak of what Dark Nights is all about!

Are you an artist, musician or other type of performer? Do you want to be a part of one of our upcoming Dark Nights at L.A. LIVE? Submit your application here!

Entertainment curated by Melissa Richardson Banks of Downtown Muse and Edgar Varela of WeAreDTLA.

Artopia 2014 – May 15 2014 – Grand Central Market

ArtopiaGet tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1gMdLLF

L.A. Weekly is excited to confirm the artist lineup for this year’s Artopia! Taking place Thursday, May 15 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Grand Central Market, this year’s Artopia will focus on L.A.’s vibrant arts and culture scene, with a special focus on downtown, as well as celebrate the L.A. Weekly’s People Issue.

Curated by art critic (and L.A. Weekly contributor) Shana Nys Dambrot, this year’s Artopia features live mural painting by artists HUEMAN, Jim Mahfood and Jason Shawn Alexander, sculptural installations by Ramiro Gomez, a 3D Blacklight Experience from Debi Cable as well as a high-fashion peep show from the Bohemian Society featuring special guests Alexey Steele, Mika Mae Jones, Tyson Lee Smyer, Cielo Garcia, Kaylani Lei and Annie Cruz. Creative collective dublab will be curating a music installation including multiple DJ stations and performances. The Peach Kings and The Record Company will be performing live.

Curator Shana Nys Dambrot describes the vision of Artopia as experiential, saying: “We are entranced by the allure of experience. Art is a visual language, of course; but art, like life, is much more than pictures. Artopia is a place where art is everything and everything is art — painting, yes of course, and fashion (especially fashion), architecture, bustling crowds, film, food, open bars and dance music. Society is a fantastic spectacle of simultaneity, immersion, transgression, beauty, history, surprise, decadence, and most importantly, other people. And since we gather to celebrate the new People Issue, for Artopia we’ve assembled a family of performers, models, painters, designers, technicians, and deejays to weave a multi-sensory experience of after-hours culture in an historic location, with freehand mural-making, interactive projections, peep shows, body-printing, sculptural installations, and living dolls — all with a particular nod to the seduction of the handmade and the extravagances of the people who make downtown L.A. a haven for the urban avant-garde.”

General admission tickets are $30 and include entrance to the event as well as wine and beer. For more information and updates on Artopia and more information on the participating artists, check out laweekly.com/artopia

See you there!