Two real good times this Saturday in Downtown LA
This weekend, Downtown LA has a lot going on. Top of the pops are two special yearly events that hit all the summer city fest highlights:
Ain’t no party like an Arts District party!
BloomFest LA 2012 is the annual street festival put on to celebrate the life and legacy of community activist Joel Bloom. Bloom was the unofficial mayor of the Downtown Arts District for many years and, well… this shindig is a big party because Bloom was a super lovable guy. Small business owner, playwright, actor, activist, gruff SOB, and the best friend you could have in a pinch.
Let’s run down the highlights:
- Live music
- Kool Kid Zone
- Artisan vendors
- Green scene
- Art exhibitions
- Dog friendly
- Beer garden
- Food trucks
- Street art
There are four separate stages with music and entertainment, nearly two-dozen food booths and trucks serving great grub, and art and vendors all up and down the block. This is one of the best parties in the city, make time to come by.
BloomFest LA 2012
July 21, 2pm-10pm
Something weird this way comes…
This year’s edition of Perform Chinatown might well be summed up by the fact that it will mark notorious performance artist Karen Finley’s first LA show in 14 years. I was going to link a YouTube performance but, um, this is a family show and all the really good ones are way NSFW.
Perform Chinatown brings a lot to the table, the lineup includes 30-plus “actions, installations, manifestations and interventions” which is a bunch of code for “there’s going to be some serious WTF?!?!? going on around here.” If you have a taste for avant-garde arts or just want to see something you don’t see everyday, check out this scene.
July 21, 4pm-midnight