PENISES, PINATAS We embraced our inner art tart this week, hitting up two openings that were anything but predictable wine-and-cheesers. Wednesday it was the Outfest
premiere party for performance legend (and Weekly
staffer) Ron Athey
and musicologist Julia Snappers
new multimedia opera, The Judas Cradle,
Art queen Vaginal Davis
hosted the after-bash, presenting her parody of NYC provocateur Vanessa Beecrofts
work, a living sculpture featuring two dozen guys and gals covered in black and white nylon (some with faux-cocks, some with faux-hawks), which attendees could meander around and study. The group included Chris Evans,
a.k.a. the Human Torch in the hit movie Fantastic Four, Taj
of 13 BC
(the piercer who gave Janet Jackson
her boobie bobbles) and Kimberly Kim,
bar-mistress of soon-to-close WeHo wonderland Parlour Club,
which was just purchased by Sean McPherson
Vags popular Friday-night fete, Bricktops,
is rumored to be going monthly and moving to Little Pedros
downtown. There was entertainment at Jeff Electric Gallerys
Thursday-night opening, L.A. vs. Montreal (featuring drawings by True Love Records Cali Dewitt
and bro Patrick Dewitt,
among others), in Silver Lake too: a giant Tecate beer-can piñata.
Unfortunately, the homemade monstrosity was covered with reflective tape which proved totally unbreakable, so frustrated candy fiends tore out the bottom and emptied the load onto the front sidewalk, then stomped the thing to oblivion. Luckily the free beer was sponsored by Red Stripe.
POOL SHARKS The blog world is in a tizzy over the Roosevelt Hotels
new Tropicana Bar,
with stories about hotel guests being snubbed entrance, Kirsten Dunst
(her again?) jumpin in the pool with all her clothes on, and proprietress Amanda Scheer-Demme
getting cuffed by the cops after noise complaints but our recent Friday night there was downright serene. We actually found the Sade/Steely Danheavy
soundtrack a little too mellow, though we hear the jams are more rockin on Thursday and Sunday, the latter offering a daytime pool party where girls have been sunning topless. Your turn, Kirsten! Apparently every star in the universe has done the Rose pose by the pool recently, even rock god Mick Jagger.
Alas, Sir Mick was nowhere in sight on Friday, though Marisa Tomei, Heather Graham
and Rob Schneider
were, not to mention usual suspects/stick figures Lindsay Lohan
and Nikki Hilton.
Ms. Hilton also brought her man Kevin Connelly
from HBOs Entourage,
who will surely be name-dropping the hot spot in a forthcoming episode.
BANDSTANDS Nightranger spun some tunes at party chica Miss Scarlettes
second annual all-girl Hang the DJs
night at the Echo
on Saturday, arriving just after Cali-popsters Rooney
played an early secret gig for fans and family (singer Robert Carmines
bro Jason Schwartzman
and gal pal Zooey Deschanel
were in the house). SF rockers Von Iva
played HTDJs later and girl-band geeks take note: Their rock-meets-synth-wave shit is bananas! Kinda like Moving Units,
who we hear are either broken up or on a break. In other band news, wacky glamsters the SCool Girls
are looking for female backup singers, and according to their mass e-mail, Scenesters are welcome as long as you have a voice. Looks are a must. But of course.
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