this week's event picks (feb 3-9 2016):

✨ Concrete Tea Party
French sculptor and designer Frederick Gautier unveils a series of unusual concrete teapots for the first time in the United States. The teapots will be brought to life with samples by local tea-makers August Uncommon Teas.
@ Please Do Not Enter. Financial District. Wednesday Feb 3 6-9pm. 

Requiem for Sandra Bland: "Our Anger. Our Pain. Our Restoration."
The second gathering of this four-part series brings together a range of authors and poets alongside musical mediation in honor of the life of Sandra Bland and as a response to her death in police custody.
@ Art Share LA. Arts District. Wednesday Feb 3 7:30-10pm. 

✨ Martine Syms - Black Box
In her exploration of blackness in visual culture, artist Martine Syms brings together 60 new and recent videos as part of a larger poetic work titled Lessons that simulates "flipping through television channels" to materialize and analyze aesthetic traditions.
@ Human Resources. Chinatown. Opens Saturday Feb 6 6-9pm. 

✨ Debo Eilers and Keith J. Varadi
Two artists' works open under one Night Gallery roof. Debo Eilers' Liberty features disruptive sculptures and distressing cartoon drawings while Los Angeles-based artist, poet and performer Keith J. Varadi unveils two shows, titled Free Wi-Fi and Comedy.
@ Night Gallery. Under Ten. Opens Saturday Feb 6 7-10pm.

✨ Peter Burr, Adam Ferriss, Johnny Woods: Video Screening
Deep in an area that is debatably Downtown sits the experimental art space Coaxial. This Sunday they bring together the works of three video artists who blend the genres of animation, performance and live multimedia.
@ Coaxial. Fashion District/Under Ten. Sunday Feb 7 8pm. 

Pssst... that's not all that's going on! Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

 Excerpt from Memory Palace, a short film directed by Martine Syms
and Khalil Joseph grounded in Syms' childhood memories.

(gif via MOCA )