PLAN ForYourArt: April 21-27

04/19/2011 05:55 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2011

Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.

Hammer Bash!
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The last chance to see All of This and Nothing, in an evening of art, drinks, and live music by the blues-based, garage-crafted sounds of The Right Wing (featuring L.A. artists Stan Kaplan, Jason Meadows, and All of This and Nothing artist Evan Holloway) and The holloys, offering a beat-heavy blend of trance, dance, Afropop-polyrhythm, neo-prog, electronica, and soaring pop melodies. Cash bar.

Kerem Halbrecht: 72 Hour Urban Action
The Company (Chinatown)
Following his talk April 20 at Materials + Applications, architect Kerem Halbrecht will speak about his project 72 Hour Urban Action, a competitive architectural festival that generates interventions in public space within extreme deadlines, tight budgets, and limited space. The first iteration of the project took place at the Bat-Yam Biennial of Landscape Urbanism in Israel, with 120 international participants working in 10 teams with 3 days and nights to build their projects in the public realm. GOOD is hoping to gather enough interest to launch a 72 Hour Urban Action competition here in Los Angeles, and asks, "What if you had 72 hours to transform your city?"

Patrick Hoelck: Polaroid Hotel
LEADAPRON (West Hollywood)
OHWOW and LEADAPRON present a book release and signing for Patrick Hoelck's Polarid Hotel. The book pays tribute to the art of Polaroid photography and captures intimate moments of Hoelck's life and career throughout 17 years.


restore.renew: A Benefit Performance to Aid Japan
Blum and Poe (Culver City)
Blum and Poe hosts a benefit performance event for the victims of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and atomic disaster, featuring a live performance by The Head and the Heart, all-you-can-eat snacks from local food vendors, free valet parking, and a limited edition t-shirt, produced in collaboration with Oliver Peoples and designed by artist Friedrich Kunath, available for sale through the gallery to raise further funds. All ticket proceeds will be matched by Blum and Poe and donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to serve the real needs of victims in Japan for clean water, food, and shelter.


SMMoA (Santa Monica)
Saturday, April 30th, 7-10pm
SMMoA's annual art exhibition and benefit, INCOGNITO returns for its seventh year, featuring original works by 500 contemporary artists. Sophisticated patrons and first-time collectors alike are encouraged to trust their instincts to guide their selections. Each 8" x10" work is signed on the back and artist identities are revealed only after purchase. The evening will include food by Lene, a DJ Set by Enorbito and Ganas of Mas Exitos, and a wide range of libations. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to INCOGNITO, by April 28.