Friday, May 3, 2013

May the 4th invades L.A. art gallery

A Sean Starwars woodcut
There are so many cool events are planned for May the 4th that we want to share it all, and this event in Los Angeles’ Chinatown is no exception.

Tomorrow, on Star Wars Day, the Coagula Curatorial gallery in Chinatown will celebrate with, according to the press release, a "family-friendly, all-ages day of fun featuring Star Wars costume contests, games, screen-printing, puppet shows and balloons, as well as an art exhibit and live appearance by famed pop expressionist woodcut artist Sean Starwars."

The event will run from noon-6 p.m. and will be located at Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles. Details about the shows and contest include: the appearance of Adam Shenkman, creator of LA Weekly’s favorite children’s play The Breakfast Show, who will be performing a special Star Wars-themed puppet show throughout the day. Also, balloon sculptor, John Buckner, will be available to make your favorite Star Wars characters. Cosplay is always welcome and encouraged at events like these and contest categories include: Mini-Stormtrooper (child), Biggest Nerd (adult) and Knight / Padawan (parent / child).

The fun actually doesn’t end at 6 p.m. When the little ones drift off into the dream galaxy, come back out after 9 p.m. when the Coagula Curatorial gallery and the Sean Starwars show morphs into a comedy club for mature audiences. From the release, "Emceed by comedian Tony Bartolone this free comedy show will feature a wild roster of established Los Angeles comedians delivering their unique takes on the classic science fiction saga."

-Larissa Mrykalo