Half-Price Museum Day on the CicLAvia Route!
Two great museums on the 10/10/10 CicLAvia route are offering half-price promotions to CicLAvia participants: the Japanese American National Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art – better known by their 4-letter acronyms: JANM and MOCA.
Both museums are located in Little Tokyo – immediately north of the intersection of 1st Street and Central Avenue. There are bike racks on First Street, and MOCA will be providing extra bike parking at the Geffen Contemporary.
MOCA will be offering half-price admission for all CicLAvia participants who show up at their Geffen Contemporary location (formerly known as the Temporary Contemporary.) Visitors there can preview The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980–2010 featuring lots of L.A. greats – from Gronk to Barbara Kruger to Alexis Smith to Bill Viola. The Artist’s Museum spans two of MOCA’s locations; it’s open now at the Geffen Contemporary and opens later this month at MOCA Grand Avenue.
JANM is offering 300 2-for-1 passes to CicLAvia participants. These discount passes will be available, while they last, at CicLAvia’s rest stops at City Hall South Lawn and at Hollenbeck Park. Check out the museum’s exhibition, just extended, MIXED: Portraits of Multi-Racial Kids by UCSB’s Kip Fulbeck (who’s an excellent speaker/performer – go see him when he’s in town!) and their varied permanent collections.
The ID Film Festival at JANM’s National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, is also hosting some events on Sunday 10/10/10. From 12n-2pm, there’s a free Filmmaker’s Crash Course Session to help new filmmakers learn the finer points of the business and artistry of filmmaking. At 2pm it’s The API Pilot Shootout & Battle of the Pitches 2, also free. If you’re a budding screenwriter, you can enter Battle of the Pitches 2 which focuses on “promoting and discovering Asian Pacific Islander writers and on scripts that have prominent, non-stereotypical, and strong Asian Pacific Islander characters and themes.” The winner will lunch with FOX studio executives! The API Pilot Shootout screens five top TV pilot pitches. If you’re still around Little Tokyo after CicLAvia, at 4pm, there’s a reception and a 5pm screening of the feature The Things We Carry and the short Kuna Ni Nanang (My Mother Said). Watch the trailers here!