Free weekend? Check out books at MOCA, beer pong in Glendale and LA on the big screen

A rainbow, the result of scattered rains, crosses the Los Angeles sky in September, 2012.
A rainbow, the result of scattered rains, crosses the Los Angeles sky in September, 2012. Kevin Wong/Flickr/Creative Commons

As you come down from your scattered showers high, close your computers and gear up for a great weekend. Temps are expected to be in the mid-60s, and we've got a handful of artsy activities to keep you occupied — plus one broed-out event for the football fans. 

Here's everything you need to know: 


1. L.A. ART BOOK FAIR 

Photo: View of the fair in 2013, photo courtesy of Desilu Munoz/LA Book Art Fair

Expect a mashup up books, photography, workshops, readings and more at the L.A. Art Book Fair presented by the New York-based nonprofit Printed Matter. You can find a rundown of planned events here. Our picks include Fabulousity, a collection of photographs from '80s and '90s New York club kid culture. And academics should check out Paper Monument at 5 p.m. Saturday for a chat about the use (and abuse) of art school assignments. 

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA | MAP

Price: Admission $12; exhibit free 


2. BEER PONG AND FOOTBALL 

Party like a frat bro while watching the Super Bowl Sunday. The Seahawks versus Broncos game with be blasted on the big screen at  the Japanese restaurant Katsuya Glendale. Expect food, drink specials and beer pong on the terrace. To reserve a couch, call (818) 244-5900. Full menu here.

When: Party starts at noon Sunday; kickoff at 3:25 p.m. 

Where: Katsuya Glendale | MAP

Price: Free entry


3. FRANKIE ROSE AT THE ECHO SUNDAY 

Frankie Rose in Night Swim

No interest in football? Catch the best commercials here before heading over to The Echo on Sunday for a night of indie pop with Frankie Rose. You may know the singer-songwriter from her drumming days with girl-rock bands, such as the Vivian and Dum Dum Girls. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is visiting the West to show off her airy vocals with tracks like "Know Me."

When: 6 p.m. Sunday 

Where: The Echo | MAP

Price: $10 to $12 | Purchase tickets here 


4. AUTHOR SUSAN ORLEAN AT FULLERTON LIBRARY

(Photo: Todd Johnson/KPCC)

Meet author-journalist Susan Orlean at the Fullerton Library's Distinguished Speaker Series on Sunday. The New Yorker writer will discuss the ideas behind her bestselling books, "The Orchid Thief" (basis of the Meryl Streep film "Adaptation") and "Rin Tin Tin," among many others. Swing by for insightful conversation and/or to purchase one of her novels. 

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fullerton Public Library | MAP

Price: Free


5. 'HOT CALI NIGHTS' AT PIPS ON LA BREA

Hot Latin Jazz with Bob DeSena via Pip's Facebook

Enjoy a night of dancing, wine and live jazz at PIPS on La Brea. Friday night features "Jazzy Soul" with Jeff Robinson, while "Saturday Night Live" is the aptly-titled weekend dinner show showcasing hot Latin Jazz with Bob DeSena. The Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch sounds amazing and features sax man Cal Bennett. Food menus here

When: Opens at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; opens 11 a.m. Sunday | Call for reservation

Where: PIPS on La Brea | MAP 

Price: Free entry


6. 'A LOS ANGELES CITY SYMPHONY' AT  LACMA9 SHORTS

'The Sound We See, a Los Angeles City Symphony'

The Monterey Park Art+Film Lab is teaming up with LACMA to deliver an array of short film screenings Friday. See portraits from the long-defunct Santa Monica diner Olivia’s Place, watch a haunting black-and-white film dedicated to Anne Frank or explore the sights and sounds of  L.A. neighborhoods. Dubbed "The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony," the latter is a collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center (preview above).

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, Performing and Fine Arts Center | MAP

Price: Free 


What'd we miss? Let us know in comments, on Facebook or tweet us @KPCC. Send future events to klepore@scpr.org.

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