I apologize for the lack of posts lately! The holidays have caught up us, but we have a bunch of posts in pipeline for the next couple of weeks. There is still plenty to enjoy in Los Angeles for the merriest time of the year! A few weeks ago some friends and I went to the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in downtown Los Angeles and had a great night! Shows happen across the country in underground venues, so check out their Facebook page to find one in your area!
For only $5, you can get unlimited pancakes, unique art, live music and a cash bar at this event. Over 120 artists were displayed in Lot 613, a warehouse in south Downtown Los Angeles. On December 7 and 8, the show featured live body painting by Jamie Graden and music from nine bands including Snow in Africa, Tangent Transmission, The Open Feel, Rubberneck Lions and That Noise. I found the music too earsplitting and loud for such a small venue but quite a crowd gathered all night, so I may be alone in that opinion.
I found much of the art to be very unique at this show, even compared to other LA art events such as Downtown LA Art Walk and Venice Art Crawl. Artists who displayed their work included Mark Korgan, Juan Lopez, Jr., Nychole Owens and Jason Miracle. The art ranged from painting to photography to graffiti to even paint tap dancing and stencil art performance.
The event lives up to its name with unlimited pancakes grilling outside Lot 613 including the toppings blueberries, strawberries, bananas and chocolate chips. I tried a blueberry banana pancake with hot fudge and it was amazing. The lines were at times long but moved very fast. I would complain a bit about the cash bar because it charged $3 for a water bottle (no tap options) but otherwise I didn’t drink. Overall I’d say the event is definitely a great show to check out for the interesting art and delicious pancakes! If the show stays in the same location when you visit, be sure to check out the nearby bar Villian’s Tavern for live music, great ambiance, drinks and food.
You can see videos of two of the live bands Hot Riot and the Rubberneck Lions on YouTube. Also visit our album of pictures on Facebook to see more art and images from the show! Don’t forget to follow us @SurvivingLA on Twitter for all the latest events in Los Angeles!