Date: Friday, November 16, 2007
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Courtyard
Admission: Free; no reservations required.
Enjoy music and evening views of the city, tour the galleries, and revel in the end of the workweek in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere at our monthly Fridays Off the 405 series, a musical happening curated by culture magazine Flavorpill.
Fridays Off the 405 features free live music and a cash bar (open until 8:30 p.m.). The Garden Terrace Cafe, also open until 8:30 p.m., offers sandwiches, salads, and other goodies.
The galleries will be open throughout the night, so play musical chairs in Please Be Seated: A Video Installation by Nicole Cohen, where viewers become part of the art. And stop by the Center for Photographs for the new exhibition In Focus: The Nude and the final days of Recent History: Photographs by Luc Delahaye and Edward Weston: Enduring Vision. Grab a sketchpad and put your newfound inspiration on paper at Getty Drawing Hour, led by artist Stas Orlovski. This is the last Fridays Off the 405 till March 2008, so dance up!
November 16, 2007: Free Blood and DJ Spun (Rong Music)
They're described as a music experiment gone awry with a tinge of party politics and behavioral science. However you describe them, their performances are designed to make audiences go deaf—in a good way—and feel exhilarated. Known in the boroughs of Brooklyn for drawing in the clubland crowds, Free Blood, a three-piece band that's intentionally small to fit into any cramped club corner, is made up of bass, synth, and male/female vocals. They have perfected the art of feeding off crowd energy to create unreal beats both catchy and dancy. Come prepared to dance hard, and don't be surprised if you find yourself drenched by copious amounts of sweat, yours and your neighbors'.
DJ Spun (Rong Music) starts off the night spinning his eclectic set of deep house mixes smothered with soul, electro, ambient, and slow-motion disco. As Andy Allen from The Basic Soul Show puts it, "Rong Music it may be, but it feels so right!"
Please note that artists are subject to change without notice.
Fridays Off the 405 is sponsored by:
How to Get Here
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