Event Celebrates the Psychedelic 1960s
Singular magazine party in Los Angeles on September 29 will raise funds for a local nonprofit while celebrating the art, music, fashion and fun of the Swinging Sixties.
It’s party time. Not just any party, but one where Singular magazine will turn back the clock and take you on a trip to the time when Flower Power and the Summer of Love brought a singular-like freedom to explore your potential, break away from rigid concepts about relationships and embrace a strong sense of creativity and independence.
The fun starts at 7 p.m. at the Mr Musichead Gallery, 7511 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. The gallery specializes in artwork relating to music — from original paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and mixed media — to limited edition art prints and concert posters. The evolving inventory reflects the owner’s passion for music and its legendary icons.
On the night of the party, we’ll enjoy a special exhibition of art by singular artist Alan Aldridge, whom John Lennon once dubbed “His Royal Master of Images.” Described by critics as “a visionary architect of optic psychedelia,” the London-born artist was a creative consultant to Apple Corps and enchanted British rock royalty — the Rolling Stones, the Who, Pink Floyd, Cream, as well as Andy Warhol with his scandalous Chelsea Girls film poster.
Aldridge was also the controversial art director of Penguin Books during the Swinging Sixties and breathed fresh life into modern book-cover design. He epitomized the era’s visual zeitgeist with The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, a bestseller that sold more than a seven million copies worldwide. He went on to fashion iconic identities for Elton John’s Captain Fantastic, the Hard Rock Café and the House of Blues, among many other marquee clients.
While we enjoy the art and conversation with Aldridge, we’ll partake of an open wine bar, abundant appetizers and sweet treats. After the event at Mr Musichead, we’re heading up to Pink Taco, just under a mile west of the gallery, for complimentary margaritas at the Singular magazine after-party.
A gathering with a purpose, the gallery event will raise funds for 826LA, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students, ages 6 to 18, with their writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826LA programs strengthen each student’s power to express their ideas effectively and creatively in their own voice. The group’s services include after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English-language learners and assistance with student publications. Be sure to check out “The Write Stuff” in Singular magazine to learn more about 826LA.
To add to the festivities, we’ll enjoy a great playlist of music from the period: Cream, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and other bands that helped define an era that forever changed our culture.
Party guests are encouraged to include Sixties-era flare in their party attire.
Tickets for the event are $20 if purchased in advance, $30 at the door, and include an open wine bar, delicious appetizers from Black Diamond Productions, complimentary bottles of Virgil’s Root Beer and Reed’s Ginger Beer, gourmet Drunken Udder liquor-infused ice cream, and drink vouchers for margaritas at the Pink Taco on Sunset Blvd. after-party.
Click here to purchase your tickets: http://psychedelic-60s-party.eventbrite.com/
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend.
Valet parking and street parking are available.
Don’t forget that the 405 will be closed between the 10 and 101 freeways. Use alternate routes and remember how the last closure resulted in one of the lightest traffic weekends ever!
Turn on. Tune in – with Singular!
Until we see you at the party, here’s a little something to get you in the mood: Jimi Hendrix performing “Foxy Lady” at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. The three-day concert event is regarded as the beginning of the Summer of Love.
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