There is no rest for the wicked this weekend, and by wicked, we mean those who take their nightlife to the next level. Elaborate dress-up, theatrical performance, and spellbinding artful expression that goes beyond the stage and into the crowd amongst patrons. Timid flies on the wall need not apply. L.A. is a wonderland and this week, you get to be Alice, if you dare. Read on for the magic of it all…
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Lucent always provides a mesmerizing visual experience and their first appearance of 2012 should be no exception, especially since they are collaborating with large-scale artists, Herakut, this time out. Multimedia live art and multi-rhythmic bass beats via LowRIDERz promise a fantastical sensory journey that will be made all the more surreal and atmospheric backdropped by the Palace theatre. 7:30pm-12am Palace Theatre 615 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013
Forget about pop star “white parties,” Studio 69′s white night will surely be like no other. Perish Dignam’s underground bashes always serve up wild dress, pulsating electro music and sexy attitude where-ever they happen to be held. This floating fete is at a new-ish spot called Swoon Lounge (a downtown space) and we hear it will be blacklit full tilt, so make sure your whites are clean people! Expect body paint, photobooths, spanking booths, gogo dancers, and rotating DJs. Go to 2130 Violet street, LA CA 90021. and you will be directed to the final locale. (Private) party til 6 a.m. Check out this video from their event last year:
What started off as one-time birthday bash for LA Weekly writer/author Jonny Whiteside turned into one of Sunday evening’s most consistently lively music stomps, in Burbank no less! Sunday, our pal celebrates its terrible twos with another stellar line-up of music: Little Richard’s original drummer Charles “Keep-A-Knockin” Connor (appearance at 6:30pm sharp because as the invite states matter of factly, ”he is 77 years old!”) The Sloths open before that and then things get raucous with The Ingrates, The Groovy Rednecks (singer TEX rules!), and finally, Dick Deluxe with Paul Marshall & David Raven. Besides the killer music, the best part about this shindig is, it’s free and all ages. (We actually included this one in an article we did about rockin’ spots to take the kiddies!). there’s food available but we’ll warn you now- the place gets packed and you will have to wait. Don’t go hungry for anything but good times. At Viva Cantina, 900 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506.
Now in it’s third year in Los Angeles, this enchanted evening of dark, old-timey finery and whimsical performance has become a very hot ticket. Inspired by the vintage macabre characters and environs created by author Edward Gorey, this one is sure to be a decadent and dreamy affair. DJs Xian & Delachaux provide sounds. At the Belasco 1050 South Hill Street, Downtown Los Angeles. www.theBelasco.com. Video from last year at The Music Box below: