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Weekend Events May 31st – June 3rd, 2007 ~ Los Angeles

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Depending on whether it's the devil or angel on your shoulder speaking loudest, you have some options for debauchery or growth this weekend. There are 3 local events that utilize the talents of everyday Angelenos from Cornerstone Theatre's Los Illegals to Inside Out's teenage students speaking their minds on issues that concern them to Sunday's look at the differing though not-too-distant communities of Eagle Rock and Watts at From Where I'm Standing, which will no doubt give great views of the Towers while there. 'Big Daddy' Roth's works will no doubt be aided by the zany environs and hepcat crowds at La Luz de Jesus, but we hear the Buff Monster travels with bodyguards in LA, so make sure not to get too close...snicker, snicker. We'll be racing back and forth from Slick Rick to Manu Chao, getting a few songs here, a few songs there while furiously jamming on the gas pedal for one of their encores. No se importa, todo es mentira, si?

Thursday May 31, 2007

Cornerstone Theatre Company's 'Los Illegals' @ Pasadena Armory ~ 965 N. Fair Oaks Pasaden, CA 91103 ~ Play portrays the lives of day-workers based on Lope de Vega's 'Fuente Ovejuna' and the true stories of undocumented laborers in a mix of Spanish and English that uses professional actors alongside community members ~ Thurs-Sun until June 24th @ 8PM ~ Pay what you can ($20 suggested)

Friday June 1, 2007

What's on Our Minds? @ Bovard Auditorium ~ USC Campus, enter @ 36th & Vermont ~ 9 Original short plays written and performed by middle school students from Glassel Park, Cypress, and Northridge through the nationally awarded Inside Out Communtiy Arts ~ 7:30PM ~ FREE

The Raveonettes & Midnight Movies @ Spaceland ~ 1717 Silverlake Blvd. Silverlake, CA 90026 ~ 9PM

Works from Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Studio @ La Luz del Jesus ~ Inside of Wacko 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90027 ~ 7PM ~ Free

Buff Monster 'Happy Squirter' @ Corey Helford Gallery ~ 8522 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 ~ Opening reception 8-11PM

Saturday June 2, 2007

Culver City Art Walk @ Culver City Arts District ~ Corners of Washington & La Cienega ~ Self-guided and free ~ 12-8PM

Manu Chao @ Los Angeles Sports Arena ~ 3939 South Figueroa Los Angeles, CA 90037 ~ 8PM ~ $40

Slick Rick w/Audible Mainframe @ The Knitting Factory ~ 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 ~ 8PM ~ $18

Sunday June 3, 2007

From Where I'm Standing 2007 @ Watts Tower Arts Center ~ 1727 107th St. Los Angeles, CA 90002 ~ Youths in two L.A. communities (Watts & Eagle Rock) document their worlds in words and photographs, photo-documentary project by Gail Brown ~ Opening 1-3PM, feat. round-table discussion with participants, music and more. Tues-Sat 10am-4pm/Sundays 12-4PM

Pretty Girls Make Graves @ The Troubador ~ 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 ~ $12 Adv.

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