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Weekend Events ~ June 21-24th, 2007 ~ Los Angeles

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Happy summer solstice! The sun is at its highest point of the year and it's finally starting to feel like the hot, lazy days of summer in Los Angeles are upon us. Our suggestion is to just mellow out and stay cool as best you can this weekend, which unfortunately won't be possible tonight in those long lines for LACMA's visual/aural late-night feast, so get there early. Chase's colorful, inspiring work always reminds us of Venice Beach, where many of his murals stand, and which pops best in summer, we're gonna make sure to check out what's up with his show tonight too, on Melrose. Friday's CircuiTree show in Santa Monica will give everyone a chance to catch up with concious hip-hop, acoustic sets, and clean living, then the earthy, soul-stirring fun continues with world music and eclectic arts at Tropico de Nopal in Echo Park on Saturday. Hope we can make it to Sunday's DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist collaboration at the Bowl, sounds like some trippy Pink Floyd kind of shit. That works well with our blazingly sunny summer dispositions.

Thursday June 21, 2007

Ghandi at the Bat @ Wadsworth Theater ~ 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073 ~ At the CineGear Expo. ~ 12:30PM ~ $10

Chase Solo Show @ Xin Boutique ~ 8064 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046 ~ Chase has painted over 60 public walls in Los Angeles with positive messages and images. Drinks from Motley Bird, beats by DJ Jasepi. ~ 8-11PM

Late Night @ LACMA ~ 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 ~ DJs Steve Aoki, The Rebirth, Ima Robot and more; art by Dan FLavin and extensive permanent collection; Screen-printing by Hit & Run, murals with Ronald Kurniawan, museum of traffic projections, performances by Lucent Dossier & Vaudeville Cirque, award-winning films and much much more. ~ 7PM-3AM ~ Free to everyone ~ RSVP @ www.LACMA.org.

Friday June 21, 2007

CircuiTree Summer Solstice @ Euphoria Loves RAWvolution Cafe ~ 2301 Main Street Santa Monioca, CA 90405 ~ A night full of rocking music and great food w/ performances by Javis the Bravest, The Luminaries, I-Star, among many other short sets by local concious talent and an open jam session ~ 7-11PM ~ $5 music only, $10 includes a la carte dinner of raw foods.

SeaLevel Records 'Going Away' Party @ Safari Sam's ~ 5214 Sunset Blvd Hollywood, CA 90027 ~ Division Day, The Swtich, and 4 DJs ~ 8PM

Saturday June 23, 2007

ElektroZONKIoglobal @ Tropico de Nopal ~ 1665 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 ~ An original music collaboration between Mezkla & Fosforo, plus Diane Gamboa's paper fashion accesories, DJ David Bonono on world beat drum & bass, & world and bossa house favorites Tropico. Videos, fashion, art, drinks, great music, and a nice outdoor setting ~ $10 ~ 7-10PM

Sunday June 24, 2007

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, Carlinhos Brown, & Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars @ Hollywood Bowl ~ 2301 N Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068 ~ West African reggae, Brazilian percussion, and the two world-famous turntablists doing Brain Placement: 7 Inches of Fury ~ 8PM ~ $9-$45

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(Art by Chase)

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