this week's event picks (jan 20-26, 2015):

MOCA kicks off a yearlong series of performances by LA musicians and sound artists taking place amongst the permanent collection with artists Anenon and $3.33.
@ MOCA Grand Ave. Grand Ave. Thursday Jan 21 6pm. 

✨ L7 by B6
Newcomer Chinatown art gallery Leiminspace presents net artist Brittney Scott, or B6 as she is known on social media, who uses her smart phone to create portraits of her friends in the form of neon squares.
@ Leiminspace. Chinatown. Thursday Jan 21 8pm. 

✨ Jazz at the Blue Whale
A warm and intimate hideaway for jazz disciples tucked into a corner of a Little Tokyo mall, Blue Whale hosts nightly live performance in its small, dimly lit lounge.
@ Blue Whale. Little Tokyo. Nightly, doors at 8pm.

✨ PHILLIP K SMITH III: Light + Shadow Works
Last chance to see the California desert-dwelling Phillip K. Smith's sculptural works, which create a unique visual language through minimalist interplay of ambient light and shadow.
@ Royale Projects. Arts District. Closes Saturday Jan 23 7:15pm. 

✨ Camel Collective: Something Other Than What You Are
Working collaboratively as Camel Collective, Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Pratz explore the inner workings of the theater in their multichannel video installation, presented alongside drawings, props, and vignettes.
@ REDCAT Gallery. Grand Ave. Opening reception Saturday Jan 23 6-8pm.

Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

Amongst Downtown's best spots for live music is the Blue Whale jazz club in Little Tokyo.
(GIF via Skips Flips)