LA LIFE INSIDERS GUIDE: JANM & Skirball Exhibitions, Hermosa Fiesta and Outdoor Movies
With help from the publiic in Skirball’s installation “Sustain: From Loss to Renewal,” visitation stones dedicated in memory of loved ones will be integrated into the North Arroyo dry riverbed as a lasting acknowledgment of what has been lost. An equally important and moving exhibit is the “Art of Citizen 13660 at JANM. Hermosa Beach is dreamy and the perfect place for a “Fiesta.”
Summer isn’t over as long as there are outdoor movies and “Rooftop Cinema” and “Summer Flicks” fit the bill, especially for Labor Day Weekend, Tomatoes! Tune into this week’s Happy Hour Podcast, it’s all about happy. And Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is being celebration LIVE on YouTube, today at noon PT.
Celebrity interviewer, entertainer, and host, Richard Skipper interviews Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” today at NOON. If you miss it LIVE, watch on demand.
Through March. Sustain
The “Sustain: From Loss to Renewal” exhibit, at the Skirball, explores meaningful expressions of grief and resilience through the 3- part installation that has significant value on so many levels. Through this exhibit the Skirball pays tribute to the entire Los Angeles community… what it has lost and endured since March 2020.
During your next visit, the public can dedicate and place a visitation stone in the collective outdoor display of the exhibition to honor the memory of a lost loved one. When the 2nd phase of the exhibit closes all the stones will be placed in the riverbed that I mentioned in the intro. After more than a year that saw and is still seeing a pandemic, extreme social and economic inequities, political uncertainties and a different way of life, the exhibit looks to Jewish traditions of mourning and the LA art community to guide us through our mutual grief to move forward. What a remarkable way to remember and gain strength as we take next steps in Los Angeles, Tomatoes.
Through February. Art of Citizen 13660
Mine Okubo’s masterpiece “The Art of Citizen 13660” just opened at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Tomatoes and for the first time, the materials comprising this masterpiece will be on view to the public, Tomatoes.
This exhibit is definitely worthy of all the praise and attention it has and will receive. 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of this historical and groundbreaking memoir that was the first book length account on America’s concentration camps from the former incarceree’s perspective, Mine Okubo herself. It also represents an early example of a graphic memoir, as well, which was published in 1946. Through a series of nearly 200 illustrations, each with its own caption, Miné Okubo captured how World War II and her subsequent incarceration upended her life.
The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience
Sept 4 – Sept 6. Fiesta Hermosa Locale
Whoop, Whoop, Tomatoes! You can enjoy a fiesta this Labor Day weekend with “Fiesta Hermosa Locale.” For more than a decade, Fiesta has been known as Southern California’s largest beachside arts and craft festival. The format may be different, but the tradition and the mission are still the same.
They’ve modified the name for this year’s post-pandemic event to Fiesta Hermosa Locale to honor and highlight their community’s “shop local” efforts. And remember it is a fundraiser for the area. Since the number that can attend is limited, the ticket sales will help raise the money needed this year. Enjoy the art, music, and all the fun in this lovely beach town, Tomatoes!
Through October 3. Rooftop Cinema Club
Make movie night magical with the city skyline as your backdrop for a night out at “Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA” on the roof deck of LEVEL. Bring your friends, family or a special someone to soak up beautiful sunsets, starlit evenings with carefully curated movies, Tomatoes.
If you arrive early, you can select delish drinks to imbibe, yummy food to delight your tastebuds and select your own seats. When the movie starts, you’ll be able to live completely in those movie moments with state-of-the-art wireless headphones and an amazing view of the big screen. Spring into action, Tomatoes, and get your tickets, ASAP!
September 3- 24. Summer Flicks
And Rooftop Cinema is not the only game in town. Head to Pasadena on Friday nights for One Colorado’s “Summer Flicks” in the Courtyard. There is free admission on a first-come first-serve basis so you might want to get there early, Tomatoes, since capacity is limited.
You might also be able to grab a seat in the lounge if you arrive early enough or you can bring your own blankets and chairs. “Summer Flicks” also features complimentary popcorn, and plenty of drinks and meal to-go options. It all starts tonight as the series kicks off with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,”gals.