Exploring the Weird of LA: La Luz de Jesus Gallery/Wacko & Marty & Elaine at The Dresden
We had so much fun at the Velveteria and The Edison that I wanted to host another Keeping it Weird in LA night with two of my favorite places in this great city: Wacko/Luna de Jesus Gallery and a night with Marty and Elayne at The Dresden.
We will meet at 7:30 pm at Wacko at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027
Wacko is a pop-culture toy shop with punk-rock attitude. Along with housing the largest collection of postcards in LA, Wacko offers a veritable nirvana of Japanese robots, tin wind-ups, gimmicks, games & novelties. It is also the home of the La Luz de Jesus Gallery, one of the most important, ground-breaking galleries in LA, which quickly garnered a considerable reputation with collectors, galleries, & artists around the world; & gave birth to a genre of California art that would come to be known as Lowbrow.
The store is so fun and the gallery is always a great show. The September show info is above.
Wacko is a 6 minutes walk from The Dresden Room (our second part of the evening) which has been open since 1952 and was featured in Swingers, That Thing You Do, and many other films and shows, but, most importantly, is home to Marty & Elayne. For over 30 years, Marty & Elayne with"quirky renown, [have been] playing vermouth-dry versions of disco classics and romantic standards, jamming with celebrities from Flea to David Lynch to Julia Roberts. And, perhaps most famously, appearing in the movie 'Swingers.' Although their work is about helping other people enjoy the weekend, theirs is kicked back in a Rat Pack kind of way."
The Dresden is at 1760 N Vermont Ave, 90027 and is a great place for music, cocktails, and food.
Hope to see you soon. Drop me a line if you have questions.
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Google map and directions