Block parties can have your basic potato salads, gossipy neighbors and a moonbounce. Or, if they're happening in the 600 block of Imperial Street in downtown Los Angeles on the romanciest night of the year, they can boast live digital painting, art made with bamboo, tunes by Z-Trip, Adam Freeland, and Marques Wyatt, and extravagantly costumed performers twirling, dancing, astounding.
Thank The Do LaB, a forward-thinking collective of creative types hailing from a rainbow of disciplines, for putting all of these colorful elements in the great big simmering cider that is Lucent L'amour. LL'a is a visual feast -- the on-site cirque boasts vaudeville acts galore, acrobats covered in body paint, and funky moves -- and an aural one, with a host of top DJs and other musically gifted guests. And the live art projects happening throughout the evening promise to lure participants, and allure.
Dress fabulous and pencil-in a few moments to be wowed; The Do LaB has a rep for fashioning worlds of art, sound and surreal fun that completely consume the viewer.
Saturday, February 14, 7PM, 21 and over
$40 advance/$45 door
600 block of Imperial Street, Los Angeles (between Sixth and Jesse)