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Rachel Rosenthal: TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theater Ensemble
Friday Mar 12 (8:30pm)
Saturday Mar 13 (8:30pm)
Sunday Mar 14 (7:30pm)
Espace DbD / Rachel Rosenthal Co.
2847 S Robertson Blvd
Having recently celebrated her 83rd birthday with an all-out party, art show, and silent auction, LA-based performance artist Rachel Rosenthal shows no signs of slowing down. Routledge just published The DbD Experience: Chance Knows What It's Doing, where Rosenthal breaks down her improv formula, "doing by doing," in a book that's equal parts memoir, manual, and manifesto. Now, Rosenthal's own improvisational theater group, TOHUBOHU!, performs at the artist's cozy venue, Espace DbD. Redefining interdisciplinary art, the monthly performance series reflects Rosenthal's revolutionary spirit, not to mention her theatrical savvy.
- Tanja M. Laden
Yoshitaka Amano: Deva Loka: Los Angeles
Feb 20 - Mar 13
6023 Washington Blvd
Yoshitaka Amano is something of a living legend in his native Japan, being one of the most influential and prolific artists, illustrators, authors, and game designers (most notably Final Fantasy) in its history. He admits to being enamored of American comics and animation as a kid, and his most famous fan, Takashi Murakami, ten years Amano's junior, is a mega-star in the US. Yet this grandfather of superflat has never really had a proper solo show in America -- until now. LeBasse Projects presents a remarkable series of new paintings that combine the crisp flourishes and impossible coyness of his line drawings (mostly of young, beautiful heroines) with an almost supernaturally saturated, vibrant palette -- rendered in high-gloss car paint and metallic glitter as an homage to the idealized US of his childhood memory. (SND)
- Shana Nys Dambrot
2010 St. Patty's Fest
$75 in advance / two for $100 in advance / $155 each at door
Sunday Mar 14 (2-7pm)
1201 N. Vine St.
St. Patrick's Day arrives early in the form of a beer, wine, and spirits festival at Hollywood's Taglyan Complex. The all-you-can-eat (and drink) ticket provides access to the libations of more than 35 breweries and 20 wineries, in addition to international spirits, including, naturally, several Irish whiskeys. The event features a variety of foods, such as Pink's Hot Dogs, along with entertainment in the form of karaoke, beer pong, Irish dancing, and '80s bands. Proceeds benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation and the Irish Center. (KB)
- Karin E. Baker