To Do: Lost, Ludo Bites, and Kid Sister

The holidays are upon us and that means people are squeezing all their fun into the few weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s (perhaps to take the edge off of awkward family dinners?) Three events this week make me giddy.

Tonight, I will get myself unnecessarily worked up way too early for the final season of Lost (which doesn’t start till February!!!), at the fine spot known as Gallery 1988. Run by Jensen Karp, the Gallery offers up sweet pop-art of the likes of Greg Simkins, Dan May, Luke Chueh, and many more. Tonight is the party for the Lost Underground Art Project. For the past year, a mysterious site (www.damoncarltonandapolarbear.com) has released pretty awesome Lost posters based on the show. I was thinking of getting all of them, but I thought maybe that would make me seem a little crazy. OK, a lot crazy. If I had to get just one, it would be the “Locke” poster by Olly Moss. It looks super retro and minimalist, and has an empty wheelchair with the phrase, “Just don’t tell him what he can’t do.” They are releasing a few more pieces tonight and Jensen hinted that maybe a few “guest stars” would be there. I immediately thought, ‘Sawyer, and Locke, Sayid, and Hurley, oh my!’ So, yes, I’ll be there tonight, and will give you a full report tomorrow. Tuesday at 7, Gallery 1988. The show runs till Christmas Eve. Sweet!

Tomorrow, also cool, but far less dorky is a Red Bull event Sound Clash, featuring girl wonder, Kid Sister—poptainment spawn of Kanye—and beat mistress in her own right. After making a splash with her cameo appearance, she’s just released her own record, Ultraviolet, produced by A-Trak. As this is a “clash,” there will be two stages on opposite ends, going at the same time: Kid Sister’s opponent, then, is disco-punk outfit, Moving Units. Call us crazy, but we’re putting our money on the Kid. Wednesday at 9, Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA 90028

I will be missing the Kid v. Moving Units face-off for a rare seat at Ludo Bites at Royal T. In case you have been living under a rock, the pop-up dining experience has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks. The drill is this: an art gallery is hosting hottie acclaimed French chef, Ludo Lefebvre— who you might have seen on Top Chef Masters and Iron Chef, and who is classically trained—for a few more weeks (final days are upon us, but they are all booked up). The menu is constantly shifting, which means that last night’s tuna dish may be an ethereal memory. More about the Chef next week.

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