Is it just me or was it was incredibly hard to keep up with the insane amount of art and music events that happened in Los Angeles over the weekend? Friday night I remember hanging out backstage with Street Drum Corps when they opened for Motley Crue at the Palladium (pics coming soon) and Saturday night I remember touring Echo Park on a converted school bus turned crusty punk party on wheels. The rest is kind of hazy. Basically, from clowns to burlesque to naked scavenger hunts to heavy metal art shows, it's a miracle any of us made it to work this morning. Here's a recap of what we did and who we saw:

Rockie Gardiner Memorial Gathering at Boardner's

(L-R) L.A. Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold and Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa with Rockie Gardiner's son Jeremy. Click image for entire slideshow.

Friends, fans and family of longtime L.A. Weekly astrology columnist Rockie Gardiner, who passed away on Halloween, gathered at Boardner's in Hollywood to celebrate the life of our favorite stargazer.

Art Core: Honoring Metal Through Art at Congregation of the Forgotten Saints

Artist Krys Sapp poses with his Art Core piece. Photo by Shannon Cottrell. Click image for entire slideshow.

Artists and rockers descended on Melrose Ave. Boutique turned art gallery Congregation of the Forgotten Saints for the opening of “Art Core: Honoring Metal Through Art.” The devilish group show featured such artists as Johny Chow, Cam Rackam, Gidget Gein, Cam De Leon, Chet Zar, Vince Locke, MearOne, Jeremy Cross and more.

Viva Los Angeles Burlesque and Whistle Bait Mods and Rockers Event at the Derby

Violet Valentine seduces the crowd at the Derby. Photo by Jackie Canchola. Click image for entire slideshow.

Erica Wrightson watched rock bands and burlesque dancers seduce an audience in Los Feliz. Read her article “Viva Los Angeles Burlesque, Mods and Rockers at the Derby” for the vivid play-by-play.

Clowns! at the Corey Helford Gallery

Colin Christian's “Freaky Deaky”

Liz Ohanesian spied bulbous noses and painted grins at the opening of “Clowns! The Reinterpretation of the Classic American Clown Painting” at the Corey Helford Gallery. Check out the photos and read more in her review of the show.

“Naked at the Getty” Watson Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Knock, knock. Anyone naked in there?

Nicole Campos went on a hunt for nudity at the Getty but it turned out more PG-13 than she had hoped. Read all about it in her article “Nudity And Smoke – Lots of Smoke! – at the Getty.”

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