Perform the Weekend

Sister Mantos, performing Saturday at LACE

Friday, February 19, 9-11pm: Out of the Fishbowl: Spatial Interventions. Performances by Jib Kidder and Gerhard Schultz at Sea and Space. Part of the Reclamation artist collective’s AQUARIUM series, which recombines and recontextualizes environmental practices and faith into a pseudo-religion.

Saturday, February 20, 7-9pm: Tidings, a new performance work by Jeffrey James Mohr. The work will examine the structures of ritual, food, and opulence. At Project Room G3 in the Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro. Performance begins at 8.

Saturday, February 20, 7-11pm: Live Sprawl, A True Performance by Lucky Dragons. Mirroring the expansive installation of artwork on view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Lucky Dragons will engage partygoers in a collaborative construction of their environment using sound, video, lighting, physical contact, conversation, and other surprise elements. A MOCA Engagement Party Members’ Event.

Saturday, February 20, 8pm-12midnight: GUTTED, a night of performance and text curated by Dino Dinco. LACE’s Annual Winter Benefit featuring nearly 30 artists. Today was the last day to purchase tickets online; it will be the same price at the door but may sell out.

Saturday, February 20, 8pm-2am: RITUAL/MUSIC: Part 1, “Music Making Making Myth.” Performances by Big Whup, Emily Lacy, and Actually Huizenga. A combination of music that is traditionally perceived as religious or ritualistic and local performers who are adventurous enough to create site-specific performances that represent, consider, or react to the concept of ritual music. Also part of Reclamation’s AQUARIUM series at Sea and Space.

Sunday, February 21, 2-6pm: The Eternal Telethon. Inspired by dance-a-thons, telethons, and other endurance-based charity drives, the Eternal Telethon mixes appeals for support with artist performances of all kinds. Broadcast live from 533 in downtown Los Angeles and viewable on the Eternal Telethon website.

Sunday, February 21, 7pm: (Re)presentations: The Vienna Actionists in the Image Stream, a lecture and film presentation by Megan Hoetger. This talk will weave through the cultural, political, cinematic, and performance histories of this provocative group. At Pieter PASD.

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 7:30 pm: LA Filmforum presents screenings of Trio A and Lives of Performers, with Yvonne Rainer in person, in discussion with Francesca N. Penzani. This is part 6 of 8 in LA Filmforum’s Rainer retrospective; Rainer will also appear live in the last two events of the series. You will kick yourself if you don’t make it to at least one of these.

Yvonne Rainer in Trio A, 1978

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