Friday, February 15, 2013

HAPPENINGS for the weekend of 02/15/13

Hi RISD/LAers, this is a big weekend if you're into Presidents, Mid-Century Modernism or LARPing!  For the rest of you there's the Lunar New Year Celebrations Downtown, a Bootleg Dance Party at the Echoplex and a Small Press/DIY Publication Festival at the Ukrainian Cultural Center. A little something for the whole family!  Get out there, have fun and tell us what you did!  Happy Arting!
Head to sunny Palm Springs for Modernism Week, an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture. With a variety of events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural symposium, educational events and parties in mid-century modern homes.
Feb 14th - 28th
Various Locations in Palm Springs, CA
For tickets and additional information visit

Strategicon Game Convention offers you the chance to play, watch and buy a variety of board games, card games, miniatures, roleplaying, collectables, and computer games
2/15 at noon to 2/18 at 6 p.m
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90045
Tickets and additional information can be found at

The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival will feature writers from across the globe, musicians, and installations by prominent artists.
February 15th-17th
The West Covina Civic Center
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA
For a complete list of vendors, keynote authors and schedule, visit


Bootie LA is LA's original mashup bootleg dance party, spinning only the finest bootlegs and bastard pop featuring DJ's  DJ SHYBOY, and VOICEDUDE at the ECHOPLEX 
FREE Bootie mashup CDs to the first 100 people through the door! 
$10 before 10 PM, $15 after
9pm–late, 21+ w/ ID
1154 Glendale Blvd. BACK ENTRANCE!
Los Angeles, CA 90026
More information can be found at


The Lunar New Year Celebrations continue with the Lunar New Year Festival being held in the Central Plaza, Downtown. There will be Chinese Food Vendors, Food Trucks and a Eagle Rock Brewery Beer Garden.  And if you Go Metro and show your Tap Pass at the Info Booth in the Central Plaza you'll get a free gift!
The 114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade
Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 1 p.m.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 16 from 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12-5 p.m. 
Central Plaza
943-951 N. Broadway 


LA Zine Fest welcomes 100+ exhibitors of zines and small press publications to the Ukrainian Cultural Center for a gathering that provides creators of independent publications to come together to share their work with each other and with the public at large.
Sunday February 17th
11 am - 5 pm 
Ukrainian Cultural Center
4315 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
More info can be found at

Image via Chinatown LA

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