Here’s what’s happening this week. In New York, go check out the starkly intoxicating musical adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. In Los Angeles, it’s tiki time at a favorite Los Feliz gallery of ours. And in Miami, do your part and support the Puerto Rico relief effort at a terrific benefit concert at the always lively Churchill’s Pub. Cheers, mates!
This Thursday, head to Churchill’s Pub to hear some great live music and support devastated Puerto Rico. “Rock You Like a Hurricane!” is a benefit show starting at 8 p.m. with a $10 donation entrance fee. You can also bring five items from the venue’s donation list instead. The lineup includes Haochi, The State Of, Monterrey, Union, Dama Vicke, Lori Garrote, and many more. The proceeds go to Hispanic Federation, which will be providing immediate support.
This Friday, make like Don Ho and head over to La Luz De Jesus Gallery for its annual Art of Tiki exhibit. All things Polynesia kitsch from midcentury America will be on display at the Los Feliz spot, including the artwork of Shag and Mitch O’Connell. The show is broken up into two areas of interest: a modern view of the tiki aesthetic (who knew?), as well as memorabilia culled from the first wave of “tiki-mania.” Tiki scholar–we did say that–Sven Kirsten will be signing his new book, The Art of Tiki. Yes, there will be cocktails served in coconuts.
NEW YORK CITY
This Wednesday night, go see the stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange at New World Stages, straight off its sold-out London run. The Off-Broadway show is a creepy musical with an all-male cast playing the “droogs” from Anthony Burgess’ ultra-violent 1962 novel. Dystopia never seemed more apt than right now. Hardly a downer, however, these droogs can dance and sing in the rain.
Photo courtesy of A Clockwork Orange