Just because the work week's been shortened, doesn't mean we've been given the shaft when it comes to awesome happenings around town. With not one, but two art openings and the promise of free tacos, this itinerary is bursting with the best of what L.A. has to offer. Oh, and did we mention Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are in town? Thursday night can't come soon enough!
Free Food And Discounted Drinks? T.G.I.T. (Thank God It's Tuesday)
The munchies have a nasty habit of sneaking up at the most inconvenient of times. If you happen to find yourself hungry past 10 p.m. tomorrow, book it to The Little Cave for Totally Taco Tuesday. Not only will the bar be serving up the dish for free, but a margarita will set you back only five bucks, and PBR will cost you $3. Oh, and let's not forget that DJ Sweet Caroline will be on the ones and twos, spinning tracks from the '80s and '90s. Bring it on, late-night cravings!
When: Tuesday, February 19, 10 p.m.
Where: The Little Cave, 5922 North Figueroa Street (between North Avenue 59 and North Avenue 60); 323-255-6871.
A Makeup How-To To Help You Through That Mid-Week Slump
No matter where you stand on the makeup-application spectrum, it always helps to hear what the pros have to say — they work miracles, after all! So, when we caught wind that makeup artist Napoleon Perdis would be teaming up with W magazine's Beauty Director, Jane Larkworthy, we knew we nothing could stand between us and this prettification party! For just $75, listen to what Larkworthy has to say about next season's key trends, and how to translate them for every day. Secure a reservation here, and get ready to get gorg.
When: Wednesday, February 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy, 6615 Hollywood Boulevard (between North Cherokee and Whitley avenues); 323-817-3606.
Best Western: Richard Prince's Cowboy Paintings Come To Town
Between the Marlboro Man and Ralph Lauren, the image of a cowboy will forever be America's universal symbol for cool. And no artist explored the stereotype quite like Richard Prince, who idealized the masculine figures in his rephotographs, which he produced from 1980 to 1992. Come see the ten-gallon hats, horses, and lassos reinterpreted by the painter at Gagosian Beverly Hills. Welcome to the wild, wild West!
When: Thursday, February 21 through Saturday, April 6
Where: Gagosian Beverly Hills, 456 North Camden Drive (near South Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-271-9400.
Tune Into Nick Cave And His Crew For One Night Only
No need to jet off to London Fashion Week for a taste of Britain — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is coming to town (yes, the group is Australian, but joined forces in London — FYI!). Sure to perform tracks from its most recent studio album, Push The Sky Away, the concert will likely attract everyone from punk rockers to bona fide blues enthusiasts — the band's fan base covers that many music lovers. And, if you happen to miss this session, make sure to grab Coachella tickets and catch 'em then!
When: Thursday, February 21, 9 p.m.
Where: The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard (between North El Centro Avenue and North Gower Street); 323-464-0808.
Come Gander Catherine Opie's Latest Works, Which Are Guaranteed To Amaze
When it comes to portrait and landscape photography, nothing compares to Catherine Opie. Each and every one of her larger-than-life pieces requires a serious chunk of time to digest, whether it's a topless nursing mother or serene surfers in the water. Come check out her latest offerings at Regen Projects until the end of March, and be sure to arrive with zero reasons to rush — you will want to soak it all in.
When: Saturday, February 23 through Friday, March 29
Where: Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard (near North Highland Avenue); 310-276-5424.
Photos: Via Regen Projects; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; The Little Cave; Napoleon Perdis