Thursday, January 26 | Dina Martina: Moribund – Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to L.A. with DINA MARTINA: MORIBUND at Silver Lake’s Cavern Club Celebrity Theater from January 19 – 29. After attaining cult status on the west coast and touring nationally, Martina’s official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker — a list as strange has her shows) stunned and clamoring for more.
Saturday, January 27 | Judy Garland LIVE! in Concert at The French Market Showroom in West Hollywood – Critically Acclaimed Judy Garland Tribute Artist Peter Mac has a new monthly home in the West Hollywood’s French Quarter Restaurant’s inside the French Market Place. This will be the first performance in their new Showroom built and designed especially for Mac. The evening is crafted through a sparkling selection of songs that Judy made famous in concert and on her TV series. However, the audience should expect the unexpected! Judy has been known to include songs that “Got Away” from ABBA to Alicia Keys!
Friday, January 27 | Leprechauns and Lies – Workshop Performance – From DC in ’90 back to Salt Lake City in ’83 to Honolulu in ’87 to Right Here and Right Now, this journey back-and-forth through the mind and times of a Mormon-raised Hawaiian agnostic explores regions of the universe and soul that might make you question your sanity. In this one-man show from and starring writer-director Chad Kukahiko, Chad uses song, story, comedy, music and a whole lot of truth to present his “Being & Nothingness” – twenty years in the making.
They’re brassy, bold, hot, and swathed in glamour. They’re girls who know what they want and get what they’re after. Girls who steal your man, eat your lunch, have more fun, are dumb like a fox — girls who are blonde. Pre-code and proto-feminist, Jean Harlow is the Blonde at the Beginning, who sashayed onscreen in white satin, an adventuress with platinum pin-curled locks, radiating white heat and rattling off razor-sharp tough-babe zingers: the mother of all beloved blondes to come, from Marilyn to Madonna, from Dolly to Gwen. If you’ve never had a chance to steep yourself in the Harlow style, your babehood is languishing incomplete! Thanks to the Warner Archive Collection and their new Jean box set, we’ve got access to a gorgeous 35mm print of her iconic films — and we are going to party our faces off in her honor! We’ll watch the iconic Bombshell, in which she plays a screen queen who wants to quit the biz — and on the patio, we’ll enjoy Pazzo Gelato, learn to make our own pin-curls, drink champagne and dance, dance, dance like the hot jazz babies we are. Don’t forget your satin PJs!
Sunday, January 29 | On Holographic Perspective: An Illustrated Lecture by Tristan Duke – The holographic image has many unique properties that set it apart from other human imaging techniques. The most immediately striking property is that the image is completely three-dimensional. But perhaps even more unique is the way in which information is recorded on the holographic plate, where information about the “whole” is contained in any given single point. This way of depicting an image constitutes a Copernican shift in perspective, from a fixed gaze to an expanded field of view, from a single vanishing point to complex light-field. The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes Tristan Duke, who will present an illustrated lecture exploring the optics of the holographic image, its history and pre-history, placing it within a larger movement towards an exploded vanishing point.
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