Summer Events in Los Angeles

July 7 – 30, 2022

Summer Events in Los Angeles 

Join Blum & Poe for a series of summer events in celebration of upcoming exhibitions with Lonnie HolleyDave Muller; and JB Blunk, Anna and Lawrence Halprin.

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Lonnie Holley's I Snuck off the Slave Ship + Live Set

Thursday, July 7, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
at Brain Dead Studios 

Alongside his upcoming exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, Brain Dead Studios and Blum & Poe present a screening of the short film I Snuck off the Slave Ship by Lonnie Holley, followed by a live set by the artist and his band. Holley choreographs an ecstatic Afrofuturist tone poem to his own music in an assemblage of his encounters with the slave ship “America” and a testament to imagination as resistance. 

The 7:30pm show is sold out! By popular demand, a second show has been added at 9:30pm. Purchase tickets here.
More information here

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Lonnie Holley in Conversation with Jane Fonda 

Saturday, July 23, 2pm
at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles  

This event is sold out! Please join us virtually on Instagram Live @blumandpoe.

In celebration of What Have They Done with America?, Lonnie Holley’s first exhibition in Los Angeles, Blum & Poe is pleased to present a conversation with Holley and two-time Academy Award-winning actor, producer, author, and activist Jane Fonda. This event is free and open to all.

Limited parking available. Rideshare highly encouraged.

Masks are highly encouraged. 

Please note: by entering these premises you are consenting to be filmed for a forthcoming documentary on Lonnie Holley.

Click here to register. To access the event, please have your Eventbrite tickets ready and enter through the parking lot entrance off Alvira Street. 
More information here

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Record Pavilion Day:
A Day of Sonic Activations Arranged in Collaboration between Dave Muller and Mark “Frosty” McNeill of dublab

Saturday, July 30, 10am–6pm
at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles  

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles, Dave Muller's record pavilion will be open for sales, with in-store live sets and chats. The record pavilion is one of the three parts of Muller's upcoming exhibition Sunset, Sunrise (repeat) b/w The Record Pavilion, on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. This event is free and open to all. Masks are highly encouraged. 

10 am–12 pm: dublab DJs will do a set with records pulled from the Record Pavilion bins

12–12:30 pm: Dave Muller

1–1:30 pm: dublab DJs will present a vinyl field recording constellation

3–3:30 pm: Joseph Hammer will perform tape-looping with songs from Muller’s paintings

5 pm: The Musical Tracing Ensemble will perform compositions from Muller’s paintings

More information here

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Panel Discussion and Still Dance 

Saturday, July 30, 3pm
at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles  

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles, and presented alongside the exhibition Three Landscapes: JB Blunk, Anna and Lawrence Halprin, Blum & Poe presents a still dance activation by Daria Halprin, followed by a panel discussion with Janice Ross and Daria Halprin, moderated by Laura Whitcomb. This event is free and open to all.

Limited parking available. Rideshare highly encouraged.

Masks are highly encouraged. 

Click here to register.
More information here

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Images: Portrait of Lonnie Holley in East Hampton, Photo: Katherine McMahon, Courtesy the artist and South Etna Montauk Foundation; Portrait of Jane Fonda, Courtesy of Yu Tsai; Portrait of Dave Muller, Photo: Josh Schaedel; Performers in Anna Halprin's Parades and Changes, Stockholm, 1965.

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