Recommended openings for this weekend

Ekundayo 'Never Miss It 'Till It's Gone' - on view tonight at Thinkspace

Fri, June 11th 7-10PM
Thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd in Culver City
‘Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow’ featuring new works and an installation from Ekundayo + ‘The Waiting Room’ from Brett Amory in the project room
(Both exhibits on view through July 2nd)
www.thinkspacegallery.com  

Fri, June 11th 6-10PM
The Vader Project
6812 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
‘The Vader Project’ featuring 100 customized Darth Vader helmets from an amazing lineup of artists including the likes of Shag, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, Gary Baseman, BXH, Tim Biskup, The Pizz, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Michelle Valigura, Frank Kozik, Plasticgod, Simone Legno – Tokidoki, Bill McMullen, Secret Base, Joe Ledbetter, Alex Pardee, Suckadelic, Cameron Tiede, Mister Cartoon, Marc Ecko, and Amanda Visell + live music, DJ action and more – special catalog signing at 2PM on Saturday too with 20 participating artists
www.thevaderproject.com  

Sat, June 12th 6-9PM
Gallery Meltdown
7522 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles
‘A Mute Of Hounds’ group show and fund raiser featuring works from over 50 artists including the likes of Chet Zar, Nicole Bruckman, Christopher Umana, Kelly Vivanco, Paul Torres, Jason Rudolph Pena, Cate Rangel, Ben Kehoe, Casey Weldon, Patrick Hammerlin, Heidi Taillefer, Ted Von Heiland, Liza Corbett, and many more – 20% of all sales will be donated to the Downtown Dog Rescue – come out and support a great cause!
http://gallerymeltdown.wordpress.com  

Sat, June 12th Noon / 1PM / 3PM (with vignettes in between and up until 4PM)
Gary Baseman’s ‘Giggle and Pop!’
5905 Wilshire Ave in Los Angeles (at La Brea Tar Pits near LACMA)
‘Giggle and Pop!’ is presented in the artist’s favorite childhood haunt of the La Brea Tar Pits and will feature Baseman’s ChouChous and the Tar Pit Girls – 24 characters in all will engage with the crowds at the park and museum, spreading festive vibes
www.garybaseman.com  

Sat, June 12th 7-11PM
Glasshouse Record Store
248 W. 2nd Street in Pomona (during the Pomona Art Walk)
New works and an installation from Alex Chiu (sponsored by Hurley – 25 shirts to be raffled off)\
http://p0pnz.blogspot.com  

Sat, June 12th 7-10PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach
‘Art Shack’ featuring works from Mark Ryden, Don Ed Hardy, Shag, Mike Shine, Paul Frank, The Clayton Brothers, Dalek, Sandow Birk, Savanna Snow, Kenny Scharf, Craig Stecyk, and Wolfgang Bloch
(On view through Oct. 3rd)
www.lagunaartmuseum.org  

Sat, June 12th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City
‘Familiar Strangers’ featuring new paintings and sculptures from Yoskay Yamamoto
(On view through July 3rd)
www.lebasseprojects.com  

Sat, June 12th 12PM-12AM
The Muse Art Walk @ The Miracle Mile Wilshire Arts District surrounding LACMA
The Muse ArtWalk returns with free general admission to all five museums on the Miracle Mile row (LACMA, Page, Petersen, Architecture+Design, and Craft & Folk Art), plus more than 20 galleries will be open along with special programs and events from the likes of Gary Baseman, Justin BUA, Kofie One, Camille Rose Garcia, Mear One, and many more plus food from Del’s Lemonade, The Dim Sum Truck, Fishlips Sushi, The Frysmith Truck, India Jones, Komodo, Nom Nom, Patty Wagon, and World Fare
Visit http://lacma.org/muse for all the details and a full lineup of special events

Sun, June 13th 7PM-Midnight
Freedom Gallery
618 E. 1st Street (one block west of Alameda) in downtown Los Angeles
‘Lyrical Tales of the Muse’ featuring new works from Michael Pukac
www.michaelpukac.com  

PLEASE NOTE:
This weekend at Landmark’s Nuart Theater (11272 Santa Monica Blvd in West Los Angeles), all 5 parts of the epic ‘Cremaster Cycle’ film series from visionary artist Matthew Barney will be presented on the big screen – advance tickets available at http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets

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