Monday, November 26, 2007

Skate for Peace

Not really. but you can if you want...

Friday night YBCA presents:

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama

Fri, Nov 30, 8-11 pm

Works by more than 88 artists from 30 countries in a landmark exhibition that offers up art as a lens through which we experience our common humanity. Established and emerging artists, celebrities and others, have been invited to create works that capture the essence of His Holiness and his mission of peace. The exhibition, which has been attracting large crowds at every tour venue from Los Angeles to New York, has an explicitly moral and educational purpose: to promote engagement with essential questions of values and ethics. Artists include Marina Abramovic, Seyed Alavi, Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Sanford Biggers, Squeak Carnwath, Long-Bin Chen, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Santiago Cucullu, Binh Danh, Richard Gere, Jim Hodges, Jenny Holzer, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Kimsooja, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Michal Rovner, Sebastiao Salgado, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Mike and Doug Starn, Pat Steir, Adriana Varejao, Bill Viola, William Wiley, Negishi Yoshiro and many more.

Festivities for the evening include:

• Performances by Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever and the Non-Stop Bhangra Collective.

• 7x7 magazine's Weekend in the City raffle package for a tranquil hotel stay, dinner for two at Le Colonial and a peaceful afternoon at Kamala Spa.

• Tastings of Samovar Tea Lounge's The Missing Peace tea blend, Ocean of Wisdom—an organic, fair trade herbal infusion to relax your body and your mind.

• Inside the Cup, a short documentary of the making of The Cup, an acclaimed film about soccer-obsessed Tibetan monks. Repeats continuously 8–11 pm.

Saturday night UnderSkatement Film Festival:

Sat, Dec 1st 7:30pm @ Victoria Theater

The UnderSkatement Film Festival, now in its fourth installment, will be premiering on Saturday, December 1st, at the Victoria Theatre. UnderSkatement features the best in short films made by skateboarder/filmmakers from around the world. This year's program features shorts made by Buddy Nichols and Rick Charnoski, Jon Humphries, Laban Pheidias, Bryce Kanights, Pete Koff, Jimmie Armentrout, Dan Wolfe and many more. This year's crop of films runs the gamut from documentary to narrative, animation to music video, comedic shorts to weird experimentation. And some skateboarding as well.

For the 2007-2008 program, UnderSkatement has partnered with adidas and Slap Magazine in order to bring the show to more cities, both domestically and internationally, than ever before. The show starts at 7:30pm and costs 7 bucks. Included in the price of admission is entry to the UnderSkatement after-party, taking place after the show at Cafe du Nord and featuring performances by Hightower and Thee Oh Sees (also, UnderSkatement's theme song was composed by John Dwyer).

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