About Art and Other Events This Week: March 14 – March 21

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March 14, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Aquarium of the Pacific to honor Homeboy Industries
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Guests can party with the sea stars at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed Late Night on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. honoring the nonprofit Homeboy Industries for its community work. The Aquarium will remain open past normal operating hours so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and more with live bands and DJs. The Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) event will feature bilingual educational programs, including the award ceremony honoring Homeboy Industries, an underwater SCUBA diving show, scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, and more—all offered in both English and Spanish. Mexican cuisine, beers, wine, cocktails, and refreshments will also be available for guests to purchase. In addition to being immersed in Latin culture, guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including the deep-sea denizens of the Aquarium’s new Wonders of the Deep exhibit. Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m. People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night and this all-ages event for the discounted price of $14.95 per person (normally $28.95 per adult, ages 12+).

March 15, 2014 – 1 p.m. Panel discussion about the future of art in Los Angeles

Flower Pepper Gallery
121 E Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/224988141023522/
The panelists are Mat Gleason (Coagula, Huffington Post, Coagula Curatorial), Marlene Picard (Collector & Picard Pick Art on Facebook), Jim Daichendt (Art Historian & Author of “Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art”, “Shepard Fairey Inc.”), A.Moret (Editor-in-Chief of Installation Mag), and Khoi Nguyen (Social Media Manager and Director of West Coast for Arrested Motion).

The Season of SpringPart of the The Season of Spring: “春” is the symbol of Spring and this March at Flower Pepper Gallery we are welcoming in the season with a group show curated by the world’s most adorable art critic – Daniel Rolnik. Fresh flowers and awesome art will blossom into your imagination and fill your hearts with happiness

Rolnik sent “138 artists from all over the world blank art packs. They then filled the packs with 2 original works of art as well as bonuses like pencil sketches, zines, buttons, books, rings, and all other sorts of awesome art objects.”

March 21, 22, & 23, 2014 – 8 p.m.

“WHAT MUST THE HUMMINGBIRD SEE?”A Multimedia Song Cycle by Weba Garretson & Ralph Gorodetsky

@ AUTOMATA
504 Chung King Road, Los Angeles
www.automata-la.org

The live performance of Garretson & Gorodetsky’s music is enhanced in several ways: home movies shot by Garretson and Mark Wheaton are edited by Susan Mogul to create an immersive sense of place; objects collected from the backyard (broken umbrellas, dead insects, and animal bones) are transformed into shadow puppets performed by Frances Garretson; and the backyard’s most illusive animals are illustrated by Joe Baiza.

Tickets:
$18 General Admission
$15 Members/Students/Seniors
Seating is Limited; Advance Reservations Suggested.
PURCHASE TICKETS at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/580785

Weba Garretson and her partner Ralph Gorodetsky perform “What Must the Hummingbird See?” their backyard song cycle about the urban wilderness in Echo Park where skunks, possums, hawks and cats manage to thrive. For this special show at Automata — an experimental space in Chinatown — the duo with be joined by Frances Garretson, Joe Baiza, and Susan Mogul who will visually enhance the music with shadow puppets, illustrations and video projections. 

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