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Where To Play In L.A. This Week

I have to say I am super excited that this week is lacking compared to the festival frenzy of weeks passed. Sometimes you need a good excuse to just hulu and chill...with the second season of The Handmaid's Tale. Things are happening in Los Angeles, but they are not one-day-only events, so we all have time to pick and choose at our leisure---as if we need more choices in life these "on demand" days. This week holds the opening of a place called "Happy Place," an another artsy type festival gathering featuring the whole gamut of artwork, artists, meals on wheels, and other activities formally known as Grand Park's Our L.A. Voices Spring Arts Festival, and ,the happiest place of all, a Municipal Waste show.

Municipal Waste

April 27 8pm

The Regent Theater

Need I say more? Well, maybe just that this week's Anal Art Challenge will either pacify or prepare you to rage at this show. Watch and learn. for tix and more info

Our L.A. Voices Spring Arts Festival

April 27 6pm to April 29 6pm

Grand Park

A celebration of all downtown artists free-for-all at Grand Park, and yes it is actually free for all to attend. Performance art seems to be main focus, serenading visitors with music, theater, dance, but it also asserts surrounding park go-ers with visual art to peruse and purchase. If you live nearby, the L.A. Spring Arts Festival definitely seems worth a walk through with the family dog, cat, or iguana.

Happy Place

Daily April 26 to May 27

LA Live - 1005 Chick Hearn Court

Seems like things are just "popping up" all over the damn place these days. Well, we are quite the non-committal community in Los Angeles. Complementary to that County characteristic, we now have pop up experiences, like Happy Place. It is an immersive multi room larger than life installation heaven haven-ed on the Event Deck at L.A. Live. Just a warning, Happy Place appears like another one of those Museum of Ice Cream/Yayoi Kusama timed entry non-transferable get your tickets now before they are all sold out type of exhibits, not that there's anything wrong with that. I am an enjoyer of immersion in foreign spaces so however lame, I am game, especially if my face looks like a smiling emoji when I leave. Plus, they claim to have the "world's largest confetti dome," so there's that. I can cross another Guinness holder off my list right next to the world's largest ball of twine. Most appealing, it feels like the kind of event that will allow me to crawl on the floor like a baby, channeling my inner child and inner comedic commentary whilst people watching. Win. And you have another thirty days to set a date. for tix and more info

Oh and remember, you can municipally waste away with Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale, and when you get up to pee, kill two birds as you walk the dog through the spring arts festival when he or she has to poop. Wait, is that three birds?

hulu should already be on your remote for episodes and more info

Need a mid-series snack? Postmates App is nixing all delivery fees for the rest of April with the code NOTATEST at checkout.

The Exhibition Back-burner.

(for when there's still time for you to find time)

Paper-Thin Hotel

Daily until May 5th

Corey Helford Gallery

Artists David Connelly and Zoey Taylor (together known as Dosshaus collective) will be wandering in cardboard costumes about the multi-room cardboard crafted exhibition every Saturday at 1pm until May 5.

Something Resembling Truth

Daily until May 13

The Broad

Jasper Johns retrospective of over 120 pieces never to be see in LA. Free admission first Thursdays April 5 and May 3 from 4-7pm. The Broad is always a fun time, and if it sucks, MOCA is right across the street. for tickets and more info

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Daily until January 19

California Science Center

The collection is the largest ever to be displayed outside of Egypt. LA is just one location as part of a years-long international tour. Why now? Well, it's the centennial of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by British archeologist Howard Carter in 1922. Don't worry, you have plenty of time, it's open from 10am to 5pm daily until January 19th of next year. for tickets and more info

Museum of Failure

Daily until March 8, 2019

Hollywood & Highland

From Sweden to Hollywood, this exhibit with spend 1 year inviting Los Angelans and beyond a look into great failures over human history. This museum is a reminder when in this world it seems there is no time for failure (or that any misstep is death sentence of perpetual inability), failures often precede works of art, and if we don't learn to learn from and later laugh at ours, we will become resistant to trying and in turn resistant to living with our imperfect selves or imperfections. They are there for a reason, and they have a purpose. Our greatest failures as artists have the potential to birth our greatest assets if we take the time to channel them. for tickets and more info

Noah's Ark

Permanent Exhibition

Skirball Cultural Center

A permanent collection for kids, yet playing and climbing a life size arc filled with animals sounds like a great time for me. Finding your inner child as an adult is a must if you are going to survive in this world where people, places, and things old and new become less and less mind blowing. Ya feel me? Oh they invented a flying car? Figured they'd do that.

Sensory Sensitive Fridays encourage and accommodate through art special demos and activities for children with developmental disabilities such as Autism. I find this very very spectacular as studies show that Autistic children learn from and interact best with other children their own age as opposed to adults. Add art to the equation = gold. for tickets, calendar of events, and more info

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