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DotDotDash: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gallery

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2008, at 10:05AM

DDDBrady Westwater is a slave to Downtown, and at the January Art Walk he has something for everyone. It's comedy tonight after the jump:

‘Something familiar’: MOCA continues © MURAKAMI at The Geffen Contemporary (152 N. Central). 'Something peculiar': ..— Red Dot Bistro and Gallery (118 W. 5th) are still holding holiday sales with "Don't Go the Mall II" and it's working. Crewest (110 Winston) is also selling works under $500. ..— 'Something for everyone': Spring Arts Collective (453 S. Spring, Mezzanine) holds another group show, and their website has info for anyone interested in becoming a guest artist. ..— 'A comedy tonight!': Garrett Morris hosts Downtown Comedy Walk's venue at the Downtown Comedy Club (501 S. Spring). Perfomers at venue one include Rick Overton and Rich Williams. Other venues include the Palace Theater (630 S. Broadway), the New LATC (514 S. Spring), space in front of the the Los Angeles Garage (530 S. Main) and the Canadian Building (436 S. Main).

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'Something appealing,': The relocated M.J. Higgins (400 S. Main) is going strong, starting 2008 with photographs by Jonny White. ..— Something appalling,': The gallery's former space is empty, still waiting to become a parking lot...— 'Something for everyone': Art Walk DASH runs around Gallery Row, and it's free...— 'A comedy tonight!': Built for vaudeville, the Palace Theatre (630 S. Broadway) once again has comic performers onstage, including Cocoa Brown, Joe Bartnick and Riegel & Blatt.

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'Nothing with kings, nothing with crowns:' Buildings found in the Historic Core are profiled in photos by Tom Zimmerman at the City Center Gallery (812 S. Spring)..— 'Bring on the lovers, liars and clowns!' Melanie Reno, Erik Lundy, The Mutiny and D'Sean Ross are some who will be joking at Comedy Walk venue 3, the Palace Lounge (630 S. Broadway).

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'Nothing that's formal': Infusion Gallery (719 S. Spring) group show "Similar Methods" opens another eclectic collection. 'Nothing that's normal' BGFA (102 W. 5th) opens 2008 with three sculptors — David Grant, Laurie Hassold, and David Hollen — and a brilliant use of the Project Windows with Megan Geckler's "Set a course for wayward schemes." 'No recitations to recite': The month looks like it will open up the 2008 Downtown Art Walk series on a strong note, with a bevy of openings and spoken word performance, so 'Open up the curtain' it's 'Comedy Tonight!'

Lyrics for "Comedy Tonight!" by Steven Sondheim

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