Haute Highlights

Eat Your Art Out V

Titmouse, Inc.

Saturday Feb. 25, 7-11 p.m.

Roller derby and a 1920s carnival — enough said.

This thrilling combo will become your reality should you choose to attend the Angel City Derby Girls’ Eat Your Art Out V, an annual art showcase and auction to raise money to host derby events, support the league and fund a permanent home for the Angel City Derby Girls.

Originally founded by Derby Girl skater Jane Dope, Eat Your Art Out V will feature DJ sets, free beer, food trucks and carnival games. The work of more than 60 artists- — an impressive feat —  including Andy Howell, Jason Goad and Joe (Chogrin) Game will be on sale for a minimum bid price.

If you’re looking for a fun night out full of unique art and an exciting roller derby, then check out this eccentric throwback to the 1920s. Whether you purchase any art or not, derby girls know how to have a good time. You won’t be disappointed.


An Evening with Phillip Levine

Thursday, Feb. 23 7 p.m.

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library

“We stand in the rain in a long line
waiting at Ford Highland Park. For work.
You know what work is — if you’re
old enough to read this you know what
work is, although you may not do it.”

— Philip Levine, “What Work Is”


Sometimes, it’s best to just sit back and listen to a master — and that’s exactly the case with legendary author and Poet Laureate of the United States Philip Levine.

Born and raised in working-class Detroit, Levine has found inspiration and poignancy in the most ordinary of places, gathering acclaim and a Pulitzer Prize for his works.

Thursday’s event is set to be an illuminating look into one of modern America’s most beloved literary minds, and admission is free.


Salute to Movie Night

Sunday, Feb. 27 4 p.m.

The Mint

The 84th annual Academy Awards are coming, but why watch celebrities win little gold men by yourself? Watch the Oscars live at The Mint with commentary — à la Mystery Science Theater 3000 — from some of Los Angeles’ best comics, including Moshe Kasher, Rob Delaney and Eli Braden.

The viewing party will be a hilariously cynical take on Hollywood’s most beloved night and the perfect event for anyone who enjoys poking fun at celebrities.

Attendees are also encouraged to make themselves comfortable by bringing blankets and wearing comfy clothes, if they wish. Admission is $10 presale, $15 at the door and the event is 21+.

An Evening with Spidey and Friends

Nerdist Theatre

Saturday Feb. 25, doors open at 7:30 p.m. 

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Whether you’ve seen the Spider-Man trilogy or not, most people heard these infamous words of wisdom.

Theatre Unleashed presents An Evening with Spidey and Friends, providing a sneak peek of the upcoming Broadway parody The Spidey Project: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, which will poke fun at the trainwreck Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and attempts to reestablish the good name of Spider-Man.

The East Coast production, which follows social outcast Peter Parker as he takes on the role of his superhero counterpart to battle an array of villains, made big waves with its debut.

An Evening With Spidey and Friends features a collection of musical acts, stand up comics and more superhero-themed material to get audiences excited for The Spidey Project’s West Coast debut.

Tickets run for $10 and can be purchased on NerdMeltLA.com.

Our Spidey senses are tingling; this is an event you won’t want to miss.

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