Continuing the celebration of LACMA’s Tim Burton Exhibition this Saturday, August 20 is the always-popular “Teen Event: After Dark.” As Tim Burton continues to cast his creative spell over LACMA, teens ONLY are able to view the Tim Burton Exhibit and dance under the stars to DJ Knockstudy on Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
As many by this time know, LACMA’s “Tim Burton” exhibition arrived in Los Angeles over Memorial Day weekend after a record breaking run at New York’s MOMA last year. Filmmaker Tim Burton has created his own style of pop culture mixed with gothic fairy tales in his popular films like “Beetlejuice,” “Corpse Bride,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland” to name a few. Celebrating the wide range of Burton’s work, this exhibit showcases over 700 of Burton’s drawings, paintings, photographs, videos, storyboards, puppets, concept art and even films from his teen and college days at CalArts.
Saturday’s “Teen Event: After Dark” is special in that it allows teens, 13 to 18, to experience Burton as an artist with his imaginative drawings, puppets and visionary film clips. Entry into the Tim Burton exhibition gallery begins at 8:00 p.m., although the festivities start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Middle and High School teens are admitted only; sorry no college-aged teens. A valid photo ID with a birth date is required. This can take the form of a school ID, a California ID and/or a Passport.
Teens are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Tim Burton character, but you can wear everyday clothes as well. In addition to the Tim Burton Exhibit, DJ Knockstudy will be playing dance music and you can even put in your song requests through LACMA’s After Dark page. Teens might want to bring some extra money because the acclaimed Kogi BBQ Food truck will be on hand for scrumptious eats.
As this is a Teen Only event, parents are not allowed. However, Museum staff and security will be around to chaperone the evening. There will also be no in-and-out privileges during the event. The teen events tend to be popular and tickets do sell out. So you might want to buy your tickets in advance (you will still need to show ID upon entrance with an advance ticket).
Teens can be dropped off on Wilshire Blvd. in front of the “Urban Lights” (the group of lamp posts); although make sure you have your tickets before your ride leaves. Parents may want to partake in the many fine-dining establishments nearby before picking up their teens at 10:00 p.m. (LACMA’s restaurant, Ray’s is a nice upscale eatery, for instance.)
The “Tim Burton Teen Event: After Dark” runs Saturday, August 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at LACMA. It’s sure to be a fun evening full of Tim Burton’s art, costumes, DJ Knockstudy and Kogi BBQ. For more information, visit LACMA online or call 323-857-6010.