On Thursday, December 5th, East Side Jews joins with AJWS' Global Circle to bring you LIGHT UP THE NIGHT.
Wrap up your Hanukkah with stories, drinks and nosh. Your $18 ticket includes wine and beer (generously provided by local brewery Golden Road) plus snacks, and they’ll have the Ruben Truck out front for guests with more serious appetite.
Purchase tickets HERE.
Scheduled to share their tales:
Josh Feldman, Matthew Irving Epstein, Michael Kass, Jessie Beth Kahnweiler, Raimy Rosenduft, and Danielle Berin.
Also: special guest Guatemalan human rights activist, Claudia Samayoa
There will be dreidels to play with and latkes to eat!
Also: learn about some amazing opportunities to engage locally and globally to alleviate poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world.
Celebrate, laugh, dance and enjoy delicious delights all while doing some good.
Peru is one of the most vibrant countries I’ve ever had the pleasure (and honor) of visiting. The cities are incredibly diverse, the food is rich, and Machu Picchu is worth the trip alone. Mario Testino, Peruvian himself, has brought to life a beautiful piece of this country’s culture in his latest exhibition, Alta Moda. The photographs show the traditional dress of indigenous people that live in the region of Cusco, one of my favorite places in the country. I had a festive skirt made for myself while visiting; it is one of my most prized possessions and truly a piece of art.
Alta Moda is showing at the Queen Sofía Institute in New York City until March 29, 2014.
- Katherine Aplin
Ever wonder what Peaches would sound like if she started an all chick garage rock band?
Well, tomorrow at The Smell ( Los Angeles ) you will be able to hear and witness this yourself. Come to bed with me.
BED will be performing their very first show. And as expected from Peaches, it’ll be a good old dirty time. Get your tickets at the door if it’s not sold out, or on The Smell’s website.
Opening for Bed will be:
Clues + Codes
If your social calendar has somehow become free on this Dia de los Muertos, fear not! We here at the Work Magazine have solutions for any wandering Angelenos. You can thank us later.
First up is a photo exhibition and book signing for “Heavenly Bodies,” by Dr. Paul Koudounaris. On display for the first time in life-sized prints are images of jeweled skeletons from across Europe that have been the subject of hushed folklore for centuries. Carefully adorned with precious metals and stones by nuns of the time, the skeletons are intricately beautiful. These relics, which were used to drum up support for Christianity after the Reformation, are true treasures and incredible works of art. Beyond that, they are an integral part of a thought-prevoking history. The story behind their inception is one veiled in equal parts dishonesty and wonder, and a perfect event to round off your Halloween-fueled activities.
If jeweled skeletons aren’t really your thing, head over to Alias Books East in Atwater Village. Autumn de Wilde, the woman behind the famous Elliot Smith album cover of Figure 8 and countless other rock-and-roll photos (as well as the chosen photographer of fashion house, Rodarte), is having an opening reception for her new show, Fake Moon Fake Chewbacca. It is sure to delight without the death.
There’s nothing quite like a Slim Aarons photograph to make you long for an endless summer and a glamorous gaggle of friends. A war photographer by trade, Aarons made a name for himself by capturing the private moments of old-world socialites and celebrities. Famously quoted as saying he made his career by simply “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places,” his images conjure a nostalgic desire for the glory days of Hollywood. Today Slim Aarons would have turned 97.
Happy birthday, Slim.
- Katherine Aplin
Heirloom LA is one of Los Angeles’s premier catering companies, providing fresh farm to table fare that is exploding with creativity. Started only 4 years ago with the now-infamous Lasagna Cupcake™, they have become a household name that excites partygoers who happily flock to their catered events.
Today, Heirloom LA is launching their re-branding efforts and we, the hungry consumers, are in luck! Stop by Silverlake Wine today from 5-5:30 to get any menu item for only $1! If you can’t make it that early, have no fear. From 5:30-7:30, your first item is $5, which is still a pretty sweet deal.
- Katherine Aplin
This month marks the release of Cameron Mesirow’s second album under the moniker Glasser. It’s titled, Interiors, which perfectly aligns with an open letter written to her fans earlier this year about her work being influenced by space and architecture. From the first song, “Shape” it’s clear the album represents the more defined and refined evolution of Cameron as an artist. Here is a quick glimpse of her inspiration, process, and passion that she is eager to share.
What was the album making process like?
With this record, I tried to be extremely conscious of every single decision made. Even to the point of a single drum hit. Every single sound on the record I made sure to have a bit of me on it. Which is why I think it took so long to make. If anything, this record sounds more like me.
What inspired you most?
Space was the huge inspiration for the record.
How did this play out in production?
I co-produced[the record] with Van Rivers (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead) who I’ve worked with before. Van is known for making techno music and people that make techno music make music specifically for space. He is a sculptor with sound and for the production of Interiors, it’s like I designed my house and he built it.
Did you invent any instruments for this record?
[Smiles] Most of the instruments are fake on the record. There were a few that were real, but I tried to get it to where the real ones were indistinguishable from the fake ones. There are moments where the bass is actually me singing.
What role does architecture play for you?
I use architecture as a metaphor to describe my life and all the things around me. Including the fact that I now live in New York.
Having lived in both Los Angeles and New York, what are their best-kept secrets?
Oh man, there was this piano bar on Hyperion that served blue drinks…the piano player would take requests and people would all sing-a-long. There’s a similar place in New York called Marie’s Crisis in the West Village. It has a Roosevelt-era mural and the guy plays show tunes and the Broadway people come out and are like, “OOOAKlahoma.”
With the release of Interiors, what are you most excited about?
I’m excited to get going!
Growing up as the child of Jane Birkin and Jacques Doillon, Lou Doillon had the creative world at her fingertips. If starring in movies since she was a child and being the living muse of Givenchy wasn’t enough, she found her true passion in music, and we are lucky she did. A little bit of Bob Dylan mixed with Joni Mitchell and topped with that effortless French cool, she’s fresh but full of soul.
Lou will be performing at the El Rey Theatre in LA on Friday, October 11 as part of the Ooh La La! Le Festival. Other bands will include Chateau Marmont and Alexander von Mehren. Get your tickets now.
- Katherine Aplin
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