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SoCal Museums Free-For-All, Jimi Hendrix Doc, EMO Nite & More ~ GTFO LA!

Yep there’s going to be rain this weekend. No, that does not mean you should stay in. There’s a polar vortex attacking the rest of the country, so let’s count our blessings L.A., and GTFO of the house!

EMO Nite


[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]o this isn’t happening on the weekend, but it’s EMO Nite and I am stoked. Super excited to jam to my middle school faves once again. Nostalgic for the thick eyeliner, studded belts, and teased to the gods hair? This is definitely the vibe for you, and what else would you be doing on a Tuesday evening? For Gerard Way stans, Emo Nite teamed up with Netflix to launch Way’s Umbrella Academy series, they’ll also be selling merch. Get deets here.

When: Tuesday, February 5
Where: Echoplex, Echo Park

Museums Annual Free-For-All


[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]ired of feeling “uncultured” or whatever? A ton of museums are free this weekend. L.A. is a hub for some great museums, bring a date, friend, and check out some of these spots. There’s something for everyone, goers can learn about other culture, art, or have a more pre-historic experience at the La Brea Tar Pits. This list covers all of So Cal, so OC folks should definitely check it out as well. Peep the full list here.

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3

80s Prom Night


[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f you ever look at those 80s prom dresses and think, “DAMN! I’m living in the wrong decade”, or want to relive the glory days, check out this prom. Alternatively, this could also be great for folks that missed their prom. Take that taffeta dress out of storage, bust out those heels, and bring your sweetheart out for a magical and nostalgic night. There will be a ton of folks there, all with the same love for all things 80s. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 2
Where: The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

San Junipero L.A. - A Retrowave Party


[dropcap size=big]J[/dropcap]oin DJs BLK SLK, Valentine, and JAK SYN for a night of "cinematic, 80s-influenced cuts by some great new Retrowave/Synthwave artists." Synthwave is influenced by elements of 80s pop culture, like film and video games, and celebrates the atmosphere of the era. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 2
Where: Echoplex, Echo Park

DESSART: A Taste of All Kinds of Art Exhibition


[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his tasty exhibition actually comes with free dessert for the first 50 RSVPs. Join Artfonfa for a night of all kinds of visual artists, performances, DJ’s, body painting, live spray painting, and of course desserts! Twenty percent of the proceeds go to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 2
Where: 939 E 31stSouth Central

Tooth and Nail


[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]ooth and Nail is an hour and a half live art battle! The competition will get intense with the three color palette. The crowd decides the winner. This exhibition features both well-established and emerging local artists. There’s going to be a DJ, raffles, and an artwork sale, so definitely show up and support your local artists. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 2
Where: 625 W Anaheim StLong Beach

Jimi Hendrix 'Electric Church' Screening and Q&A


[dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap]lright, Jimi Hendrix fans, Electric Church is going to be screened in select theaters starting January 31 with a special Q&A session at the ArcLight Hollywood kicking things off here in L.A. The film documents Hendrix’s 1970 performance on the Fourth of July at the Atlanta International Pop Festival. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with director John McDermott, Janie Hendrix who is Jimi Hendrix’s sister and CEO of Experience Hendrix, DP Steve Rash, and record producer Eddie Kramer. Get more details here.

When: Thursday, January 31
Where: ArcLight, Hollywood

The Center: New Works by Chad Kouri


[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]had Kouri, a Chicago based artist, is trying to imagine the commercial gallery space by creating a space that encourages thinking, gathering, and learning. Views are encouraged to take their time with this exhibition. Kouri’s work is meant to inspire introspection and conversations between viewers with his colorful and engaging pieces. Get more details here.

When: Saturday, February 2
Where: Subliminal Projects, Echo Park

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