Dark Art Show." Local artist Stephanie Inagaki places solemn-eyed kittens on stacks of skulls, links together ravens in her drawings and jewelry with chains and bowlike red ribbons, and ties cat-masked women to birds and flowers with their flowing, sentient long hair. The show also features art by twin-sister duo Little Ghouls ("like opening an antique music box only to discover that the dancing ballerina has been possessed by an adorable flesh-eating nymph") and metal sculptor G.F. Wilde, as well as palm readings by Mary E. Pagone and a DJ set from the Weekly's Lina Lecaro.
There's a certain beauty in death and decay, and at Echo Park curiosity shop Memento Mori, death isn't hidden in a dusty storeroom. Instead, the cruel finality of time is on display in every vintage photograph, candle, book, lamp, skull and artfully macabre piece of jewelry. As part of the Echo Park Rising festival, proprietors Deirdre and Bradley Hartman revel further in the mystery of death with "