Image: Paul Whitehead, “Chemical Weapons?” on sale at Hive Gallery

Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.

 
 
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Sculpt Nerd Night — The Hive Gallery

Feeling like being a little more creative this Friday night? The Hive Gallery is hosting a unique event where you can sculpt to your heart’s content with other like-minded artsy people. For $5, you also get to drink beer and eat pizza. The event happens once a month and people are encouraged to come and watch even if they don’t want to sculpt. The fun starts at 8:30 p.m. this Friday, August 15th. Just be sure to RSVP to save a spot. If you’ve never been to the gallery, it’s definitely one of the more quirky galleries in Downtown LA. We recommend checking out the art there while you make your own.

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The Hive Gallery and Studios
729 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
 
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Torrance Art + Film Lab Events – LACMA

Earlier this month we told you about LACMA’s awesome traveling off-site program that combines art and film. A few events will be taking place this week for art and movie buffs alike. For starters, on Wednesday, August 13 a workshop will explore what it means to make sound art. On Friday, August 15 you can settle down to some short films from a variety of genres. And to top it off, Saturday, August 16 will feature a workshop on how to use fancy film techniques to take awesome shots. All these programs will happen in Torrance and more information is available on LACMA’s website. Best of all, the events are free and open to all ages.

Sound and compositions workshops:
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503

Short films:
Charles H. Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501

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An Evening of Tequila and Cuisine – MOLAA

Beat the mid-week slump with the best relief for boredom: tequila. MOLAA will host a tequila tasting along with a scrumptious food menu as part of its program “An Evening of Tequila and Cuisine.” Yes, you read that correctly. This museum not only got great exhibits but also gives visitors the chance to enrich their taste buds. Ruben Aceves of Herradura Tequila will be on hand to lead tastings. You can also experiment with flavors at a “make your own” cocktail station. Tickets are $60 for non-members and $55 for members — but this is definitely not your average museum event. Head to MOLAA’s website for more information.

Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-1689