EVENT PICKS

This week's event picks (May 25-31, 2016):

Jamie Felton and Natalie Smith: Decorative Woman
An exhibition of new paintings about how the decorative and ornamental imagery the artist's engage in can be reimagined through painted gesture, narrative and language.
@ Central Park Gallery. Financial District. Friday May 27 7-10pm.

Walk the Talk Parade
This biennial celebration of the Skid Row community presented by the Los Angeles Poverty Department features performances, exhibitions, public conversations, interviews, drawing, writing, singing and improvisation. This year’s highlight: a New Orleans–style brass band.
@ Gladys Park. Skid Row. Saturday May 28 9am-6pm.

Aunt Nancy
A group show weaving personal memories, found photographs, knick knacks, and the art of storytelling featuring artists Sam Lipp, Anna Rosen, Chloe Seibert, Nelson Sullivan, Alexandra Noel, and Andy Robert.
@ Night Gallery. Under Ten. Opens Saturday May 28 7-10pm.

Helen Rae
Vivid drawings in colored pencil and graphite by this 76-year-old artist who works from First Street Gallery, a program for adults with developmental disabilities. Plus, openings all along Chung King Rd at Coagula CuratorialGregorio Escalante, and Project Gallery.
@ The Good Luck Gallery. Chinatown. Saturday May 28 7-10pm.

Song of Eurydice
A preview performance of a choral / movement piece that re-envisions the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a call to marginalized artists.
@ Human Resources. Chinatown. Sunday May 29 4:30pm.

Gothic Tropic
This LA-based female power-fueled indie pop band offers playful, effervescent and punchy rhythms thanks to their guitar frontwoman Cecilia Perutti. The show goes down at the Arts District's still new-ish music venue.
@ Resident. Arts District. Monday May 30 8pm.

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

Satisfy Memorial Day Weekend parade yearnings with the biennial Skid Row "Walk the Talk" celebration on Saturday May 28. (Photo via LA Poverty Department)

Satisfy Memorial Day Weekend parade yearnings with the biennial Skid Row "Walk the Talk" celebration on Saturday May 28.
(Photo via LA Poverty Department)