Monday, August 15, 2016

Matt's Birthday

We started the day by visiting the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A.

A way of tracing out the connections among musical genres

Drum lesson with Ringo Starr

The annual Tanabata Festival in Little Tokyo.

Performers at the festival

Lunch at the Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo

Cosplayers (costume players) in Little Tokyo

After lunch we went to the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale.

From Fox Theater in LA

A southland fixture 

The angelic flying deceased hot dog dog 

 The other angelic flying deceased hot dog dog 

Background on the angelic flying deceased hot dog dogs

The Vintage Arcade Games warehouse was closed, so we went to the Soap Plant WAKCO in Los Feliz.  They sell (relatively) inexpensive art with "street cred" to twenty and thirtysomething hipsters.

Dinner was at Toi Thai on Sunset.

We killed sometime across the street at Meltdown Comics where I saw this statue created by an artist famous for working in filmed animation.  After getting food poisoning from eating at Big Boy's, he created this "artistic revenge."

Last stop of the evening:  the Groundlings Theater on Melrose in Hollywood.