Are you ready to Glow? As the sun begins to set over the Santa Monica Pier, expect the tourists and kiddies to get their sun-parched minds blown. The Glow Network has gone all out for this all-night-long marathon that “takes its spirit from the fabled grunion that live in local waters and come ashore several times a year to spawn in the sand, creating a momentary sensation of iridescence.” Yeah, I didn’t know those randy little fish did drugs either, but whatever. Major commissions by artists Osman Haque and Shih Chieh Huang will be unveiled for you to interact with, along with loads of work by other artists. KCRW DJs and live musicians will keep revelers in the proper spirits, and something very cool is planned for the Ferris wheel, involving a revolving orchestra. And beware of the famed carousel, which gets a treatment by SASSAS and Dublab called “Tonalism.” And dig this — it’s all free.
Sat., July 19, 7 p.m., 2008

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