Catawampus is a group exhibition featuring the works of Los Angeles-based artists Bibs Moreno, Camellia Saleh, Dom Go, Gemma Jimenez, Lauren Kim, and Tania Ordonez. The exhibition brings together artists—who despite differences in medium (which include video, sculpture, painting, found objects, photography, performance)—and background, use their practices as a means of self-exploration and as an examination of one’s place within Los Angeles’s diverse cultural and urban landscape.
A neighborhood deep in the western San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park has featured few opportunities to view or exhibit contemporary art. As an artist-run exhibition held in a non-gallery setting, Catawampus opens a dialogue between the artists in various stages of their careers and invites the community to view and reflect as well.
Catawampus will be on display at the Canoga Park Youth Center from March 9 through March 30 with regular viewing hours open to the public. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9th from 6-9:30 PM.
An evening of stories and music with LGBTQ seniors celebrating gay marriage and relationships. This musical is developed through a workshop process and incorporates the real-life stories of the participants under the guidance of teaching artists. Saturday 7:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. Free, RSVP required
This is a multi-media exhibition that explores and celebrates the emergence of a politically defined Asian Pacific American consciousness and identity. At First Light chronicles the transformation of the un-American categorization of “Oriental” to the political identity of “Asian Pacific American” that rejected racist stereotypes, stood up for human rights, recovered lost histories, and created new cultural expressions. Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Adults – $10, Seniors and Youth…
Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants. $12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included.
For the past forty years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach.
Kubo’s peaceful life as a talented village musician comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run and armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters in a hero’s quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. This event is free and family-friendly. Rated PG. Snacks provided.