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fter three years and several rescheduled court dates, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kristoffer Lewandowski, who faced life in prison for growing six pot plants, can finally breathe easy. On May 26, the San Juan Capistrano resident reached a plea agreement with the Comanche County district attorney’s office in the notoriously canna-phobic state of Oklahoma that allows him to avoid any further jail time. According to Thomas Hurley, Lewandowski’s Oklahoma-based attorney, his client pleaded guilty to a deferred felony charge for marijuana cultivation, meaning that if he does not violate the law during a five-year probation period, no felony will be placed on his record. “It’s been a big week, and I feel uplifted,” Lewandowski says. “But I feel a bit the way I did when I was leaving Afghanistan. When we left, the fight wasn’t over. There was another unit that was going to take over, and it felt like the job was not done. . . . Although the imminent danger that my life could have been over is gone, the fight is still so far from over.” Lewandowski’s saga is one the Weekly has covered extensively over the past year—and for a good reason. His story sheds light on the fact that much of the United States still abides by anachronistic cannabis-prohibition laws, despite the ongoing nationwide trend toward legalization. Lewandowski participated in more than 150 combat patrols in Iraq and was deployed in an active combat zone in Northern Afghanistan over the course of 10 years. His sudden removal from active duty in the Middle Eastern combat zones to a sedentary life in rural Oklahoma triggered an onset of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The psychological and emotional weight of the bloodshed he knew he’d wrought haunted him. “What gets me more than anything was the acceptance of death and of taking life [in Afghanistan],” he told the Weekly’s Nick Schou in an interview last September. “It was completely acceptable. It almost would have been unacceptable not to celebrate a successful firing operation, but now to think about every one of those rounds and what they did, I have a big issue living with that.” Lewandowski’s PTSD peaked shortly after relocating stateside. One night while a friend was sleeping on his couch, Lewandowski sleepwalked and cleared the house of imaginary intruders. Then, on June 1, 2014, he got into an argument with Whitney, his wife and the mother of their three children, about the marijuana plants

By MaRy CaRReon he was attempting to grow in the house. After she destroyed one of the plants in the heat of the moment, Lewandowski grabbed a knife, and Whitney fled to a neighbor’s house with the kids. A brief standoff with police followed, leading them to discover the plants and charging Lewandowski with cultivating cannabis. Whitney told the Weekly last September that the deputies informed her that if she didn’t press domestic-abuse charges against her husband, they’d also send her to jail for the plants. To keep from losing custody of their children, she followed their advice. After 11 days, however, child-welfare workers assessed the situation and determined that Lewandowski wasn’t a threat to his family. The couple reunited and hasn’t had an issue since. After being charged with cultivating cannabis, the veteran felt cops were unjustly harassing him. Deputies arrested him for driving without a license, and later, they stopped and searched him while he was on foot, busting him for the possession of less than 1 gram of cannabis. While Lewandowski’s family tried to raise money for a defense attorney, they received permission from the judge to move to Whitney’s parents’ house in Irvine. Adjusting to civilian life in California was far from easy, however. In January 2015, Lewandowski checked himself into the VA’s Long Beach mental ward. It was during his time there that Lewandowski first became familiar with the Weed for Warriors Project, which provides free cannabis to vets suffering from PTSD and a place for them to connect with others who are going through the same thing. But the run-ins with law enforcement didn’t stop. On June 20, 2015, a team of armed federal marshals arrested Lewandowski near his home in Irvine because he failed to appear at a pretrial hearing in Oklahoma (Lewandowski says he wasn’t aware of it). Lewandowski spent the next week shackled in a bus on his way to Oklahoma, but as soon as Lewandowski appeared in court, the judge ordered he be allowed to return to California pending trial. On July 20, 2015, after more than a month in jail, he returned to Orange County.

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But now, the ordeal seems to be over. “Tens of thousands of people around the country who have remained steadfast in supporting Kris throughout this ordeal have shown we can make progress even in states like Oklahoma that have not yet recognized the many medical benefits of cannabis,” says Matthew Pappas, Lewandowski’s California-based attorney. Adds Michael Minardi, a medical cannabis attorney based in Tampa, Florida, “The decision by Oklahoma to go from seeking years of prison time to no jail time at all and just a deferred felony is a huge victory for all of us in this country who are fighting for medical cannabis patients’ rights.” Minardi served as a part of Lewandowski’s trial team. Along with Weed for Warriors, Lewandowski has worked to support seriously ill and disabled citizens through the Human Solution International, an advocacy group dedicated to preventing the wrongful incarceration and criminal prosecutions of medical cannabis patients. He plans to run for a U.S. Congressional seat in 2018.

“When it comes to the political side of it, I like the idea of being a veteran voice who is also in line with cannabis,” says Lewandowski, who will speak at a cannabis conference on Friday. “There are lots of veterans’ voices out there . . . but many of them are on the fence about cannabis or won’t take a stance and put their political sway behind it, and I find that very upsetting.” For now, Lewandowski is sharpening his focus on establishing a veterans’ cannabis legal fund to help vets who are unable to afford their defense. “That was a big problem for me in the beginning,” he says. “We had no idea how we were going to fund this fight. I almost agreed to doing five years, minimum, because I thought that was the only option. . . . It’s not right for anyone—but veterans, in particular—to have to go to jail because they can’t afford to fight their case.” MCARREON@OCWEEKLY.COM

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» gustavo arellano DEAR MEXICAN: I’m reading the redneck rhetoric in your most recent column, and I feel retarded to continually be surprised by the hate guised as nationalism that so easily flows from the mouths of these degenerates. At least we don’t have to worry about that “nice” stereotype like the Canadians. Isn’t it possible that no one wants to make taxpayers out of all of the illegals because this would entitle them to minimum wage? I agree that if you’re going to enjoy the benefits of this country, then you should maintain your culture, but also become a legal American citizen. But can we afford to actually pay full price for the labor foundation that we currently enjoy at such a discount? Dr. W DEAR GABACHA: Interesting punto! Gabachos don’t want undocumented Mexicans to become American citizens because they’re Mexicans, and they really feel that once we become the majority, we’ll rip out their hearts, wrap them in bacon and serve them as a breakfast burrito. And they also want us to remain perpetual peons, even if making us legal brings more money to the American economy. A 2013 paper by the Center for American Progress found that if undocumented immigrants were granted legal status and the possibility of citizenship that year, the United States’ gross domestic product “would grow by an additional $1.4 trillion cumulatively over the 10 years between 2013 and 2022.” Not only that, but analysts Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford forecast the creation of 203,000 jobs per year in that time frame if amnesty happened. On the other hand, if said undocumented people only got legal status in 2013 but weren’t eligible for citizenship for a decade, the GDP would grow by a relatively modest $832 billion. Even that’s more of an eco-

nomic stimulus package than Trump could ever possibly conjure up—but since gabachos hate truth nowadays, the prospect of amnesty long ago went the way of the Paris climate accords. DEAR MEXICAN: I’ve been to a number of Mexican-sponsored events that include the typical banda, those bands with 40 members and every instrument known to man. My question is why do those grupos bring such enormous speakers? For a party taking place in a back yard or a room that fits no more than 50, they’ll bring speakers large enough for a stadium. And while we’re on the subject of bandas, why do they have so many friggin’ people in them anyway? Split Eardrums, But Happy DEAR GABACHO: The more speakers any Mexican band uses, the angrier gabachos will get. This isn’t rocket science, pendejo. DEAR MEXICAN: Why is it that if you call anyone from Latin America that’s not from Mexico a Mexican, they get mad? But everybody from Latin America calls any white person a gringo, no matter if they are Canadian, English, German, French, etc. It seems to me that Latin Americans want to be called by their country of origin but don’t give a crap about a white person’s country of origin. Would this be racism or prejudice? Gringo Greg DEAR GABACHO: Because a gringo is technically a white foreigner regardless of country. Besides, spare me: You gabachos call us “illegals” even if our families have lived in Aztlán since your ancestors were dying of the Black Death. ASK THE MEXICAN at themexican@askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, or ask him a video question at youtube.com/askamexicano!

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tepping into the lobby of Icon Collective is like entering a magical school for the musically gifted. The smell of burnt coffee and ambition fills the air of the modern, two-story building, its walls splashed with artwork and signed posters of its celebrity DJ alumni. Young producers pile onto plush couches, burying their heads in their laptops and shutting out the world with noise-canceling headphones as they scroll through sound waves on glowing screens using music software such as FL Studio and Ableton. This buzzing mind hive in the bowels of Burbank, an hour drive from OC, has greatness seeping from every honeycomb. The building once belonged to Quincy Jones, who is said to have recorded live instruments for Thriller in a studio on the first floor. After that, it became a foley studio for film and TV before its current incarnation as a music school for producers, artists and engineers. Inside a top-floor studio, Fullertonborn producer Dane Morris, a.k.a. Great Dane, is bending beats and bass. The co-founder of producer collective Team Supreme is busy collabing with electronic duo Um… (yes, the dots are pronounced), two of his former mentees who’ve grown into bona-fide beatsmiths. The glass on the windows vibrates as a hypnotic pattern of tribal drums, bass and percussion fills the studio. Just as things are starting to take shape, Morris opens his eyes and presses the spacebar on his laptop, pausing the music.

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from everything I’ve seen and every experience I’ve had within the group.” During their early days, the collective’s main launching pad was a series of weekly beat cyphers (think rap battles, but with beats instead of rhymes). In this friendly competition, producers get only one hour to make a beat using all the same tempo and samples and guidelines, creating a new track to submit to the collective to show off their skills. The best tracks are used in a series of online mixtapes, which has now stacked up to 143 volumes. In recent years, this mixtape series has caught the attention of big-name producers such as DJ Shadow, 12th Planet, Party Favor (another Chapman alum) and Zeds Dead, all of whom have curated a volume of Team Supreme’s beats. When Team Supreme started throwing packed shows in LA and OC, the group realized it was something special. “It started out as us saying, ‘Let’s practice making beats and see where this goes,’” James recalls. “So we came up with this cypher idea to do that, but we soon realized that it was resonating with people.”

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Team Supreme Can’t Be Beat » FROM PAGE 9 “Okay, now go ahead and ‘Um…’ that,” Morris says, motioning to his cohorts to take the reins and put their own stank on the track. “This beat is about to sound so different,” says Greg Gerschenson, Team Supreme’s tireless manager and multitasker who started out as a fan of the collective and now has the unenviable task of wrangling the crew’s 17 producers together at any given time. Allowing themselves a break from teaching classes for aspiring producers to work on their own music is a key reason why Morris and his Team Supreme co-founder Preston James have found a home here. “This gig lets us be able to tour and go out and do shows,” James says as we leave Um... to move next door, into a smaller glass-paned sound booth. “The studios here are amazing, too.” Over the past five years, the members of

Team Supreme have experienced plenty of individual successes, such as signing to big labels such as Fool’s Gold and touring the world with different festivals. Recently, Henry Allen, a.k.a. King Henry, another co-founding member, produced tracks for stars including Justin Bieber, Madonna and Beyoncé. But despite being on top of the world, they never forget to stay humble about their situation. “Nobody’s selfish,” Morris says of the collective’s tight-knit crew. “Everyone’s trying to feed Team Supreme. . . . We’ve all wanted to keep it growing.” That mindset of shared success is what gives the group strength. No matter how far each one gets in his career, all of them are adamant about representing their roots, which started in a music class at Chapman University in Orange and continues to follow them wherever they go. “There’s all these different people, but they’re still connected through this group, and it’s kinda cool because you get to see people work together,” Gerschenson says. “It’s always been about passing advice

t was in Chapman professor Steve Nalepa’s Intro to Music Technology course in 2010 that several of the original Team Supreme members got their first taste of the music industry. They were asked to not only learn about the history of electronic music, but also produce some of it themselves. That included making their own EP, with cover art and social-media pages and artist bios. Students would create songs each week and pass around thumb drives to share their music in class. “One of the greatest things about making music is finishing it and being proud of something you made and liking it yourself, and then sharing it with the public and seeing what people’s reactions to it are,” says David Streit, a.k.a. FuzZ, an original Team Supreme member from Chapman. “Whether you’re Kanye West or a 10-yearold kid making his first beat.” Each week, Nalepa would have students apply their lessons in music software toward an actual career—they just

didn’t know it at the time. “My goal with teaching this class was to not only show and teach these guys the history of music technology and how things come along and artists innovate and history, but I also had them writing music using all the different applications that are out there,” says the Yale alumnus who has since become an official member of the Team Supreme crew himself and tours constantly, most recently with indie R&B crooner Chet Faker. On days when he taught class in Orange, Nalepa drove down from LA almost four hours early to not only beat traffic, but also have plenty of time to spend with his star students, grabbing coffee, bumping their beat projects in his car and talking about music. Even after students graduated, he’d make time for them by hosting barbecues at his house, with Team Supreme members playing a sort of show and tell in his home studio. For Nalepa, who’s held multiple jobs within the tech and music industry as well as acting as a publisher of graphic novels, it felt for a while as if he’d found his true calling. “I offered my help up to everybody, but there were definitely students who were way more on top of it and took me up on every opportunity,” he recalls. “I always gave them a heads-up, like, ‘Next week we’re gonna have this artist named Nosaj Thing coming in, and here’s a link to his music, and you guys should, like, read up and study, so when he comes in, you can ask good questions and connect with him.’” A pivotal moment came when BBC Radio 1 host Mary Anne Hobbs was turned onto the group by Nosaj Thing and Boreta from the Glitch Mob. Both veteran producers guest lectured for Nalepa’s class and were impressed with the music they heard coming from his students. Hobbs played tracks by Virtual Boy (a duo at the time composed of James and Allen), Djemba Djemba and several others on her show, which is listened to by millions of people around the world. “It kinda started this whole chain reaction of events of opportunities for everybody,” Nalepa says. “What ended up happening was . . . they decided to keep paying it forward

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include an eclectic range from exoticafueled jazz-hop and mind-crumbling glitch beats to shiny club bangers and raw, gun-toting trap style to an uncategorizable mix of everything in between. The extended crew gets even more daunting when you factor in the up-and-coming producers who’ve contributed to cyphers since the collective opened up the ritual to the public through a tedious submissions process. Fielding an average of 300 weekly beat submissions from various producers, designated beat sifter James is responsible for parsing through the good, the bad and the ugly. He typically listens to all of the submissions, then handpicks a fraction of them to appear on the mixtape. “We give him a week to do it, but he does it in one night sometimes,” Gerschenson says. James curated the tapes for 125 weeks straight before he and the crew decided he needed to take a break. However, even when they weren’t putting out beat tape mixes (which they recently restarted again), fans at the members’ individual shows were obsessed with them. “I was touring as a DJ, and I’d go play a show, and people would yell, ‘Team Supreme!’” Morris remembers. “That’s sorta what helped our resurgence because even when we stopped, we still saw all this love at shows.” Aside from hosting a community online, Team Supreme grew its rep by throwing group shows with some or all of its members, starting at the La Cita bar in downtown LA and later migrating to the Echoplex, where team members and their fans can connect and talk shop. Inspired by their experience driving up from OC to Lincoln Heights for Low End Theory, a weekly club night catering to cutting-edge producers and indie rap connoisseurs, the crew mix it up with fans, friends and aspiring producers who show love for what they do. “Low End Theory has no backstage,” Morris says. “But they have the biggest acts come through, so we always had that in our DNA, like, ‘Fuck being exclusive.’” Team Supreme built on that idea through the event Pass the Aux, for which the collective invites amateur producers to play their own beats through an auxiliary cable

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to younger artists because they were so grateful when those opportunities happen for them. I’m glad that’s at the core of what we’re doing.” For Morris, who’d actually taken the class the year prior to James and the rest of Team Supreme, watching his friends’ success after college inspired him to get into production. Both Morris and James went to Chapman on a classical vocal scholarship and sang in choir but never wound up taking that route in music. Although Nalepa’s class was a huge stepping stone for his peers, Morris says, he wasn’t able to learn as well as they did in a classroom setting. “I learned mostly everything from other Team Supreme members, stuff that they learned from the class,” he says. “I learned better off-hand on our free time how to do stuff after college.” A night of boredom and inspiration from a Notorious B.I.G. sample were the catalysts to creating the collective in 2012. As the story goes, after graduating from Chapman, Morris was living in Orange and decided to record himself saying Biggie’s line “My team supreme stay clean” from the late-’90s hit “Mo Money Mo Problems.” Morris and James used that as a basis to create separate tracks, and when an hour was up, they compared beats. That night, Biggie saved them from the potential humiliation of some pretty terrible crew names that were in the running. “We were gonna call ourselves Beat Farm at first,” Morris says with a look of embarrassment. “We looked up [the domain] online, and it was like the grossest porn site. I think it still is, probably.” It didn’t take long for Morris and James to build the Team Supreme crew. They started with friends from Chapman or the beat scene, and by the time they were finished adding, their 17-person roster had enough depth to put even Wu-Tang Clan to shame. The core includes AWE, Dot, ELOS, FuzZ, Djemba Djemba, Goodnight Cody, Great Dane, Hoodboi, JNTHN STEIN, Kenny Segal, King Henry, Mr. Carmack, Nalepa, Preston James and Mike Parvisi (known as Penthouse Penthouse), Promnite, Tk Kayembe, and Two Fresh. The styles behind these monikers

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onstage that connects to the house sound system. Gerschenson conceived the idea as a way to get people to come out early to a special one-off Team Supreme show featuring all 17 members at the El Rey. “If I were a producer, what would make me wanna buy a ticket to come out to the show and see everybody?” Gerschenson recalls asking himself. “I would love to play my music for everybody on a stage like the El Rey, which is legendary.” The idea drew about 600 beat-makers and represented the beat scene as a living, breathing community, one in which friendly competitiveness reigns. “That’s how our cyphers have always been,” Morris says. “No matter how big you are, you never know who your beat is gonna be next to, and you could get shit on. But I think that’s the driving force behind the cyphers and why they’re good.” Various members of Team Supreme have taken Pass the Aux on tour with them, compelling plenty of basementdwelling producers in places such as Australia and Hawaii to come out and mingle with dozens of others in their small niche. And as other non-affiliated groups adopt the idea, the crew that originated it are more than happy to let the format spread far and wide. “People are like, ‘Oh, we met at the show, and we know each other in real life now. We live three blocks away from each other in this small town; why don’t we hang out and actually make music?’ Which is the whole point of Team Supreme,” Gerschenson says. “It’s giving you a platform to meet people.”

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venue. Early in the event, crew members Hoodboi, Tk Kayembe and Great Dane spin inventive, slow-burning remixes of ’90s R&B classics from Jodeci to Erykah Badu. The crowd of mostly twentysomethings writhe and grind on one another in the darkness. Though it wasn’t exclusively a Team Supreme night, the love was definitely not lacking, but such shows have become more and more sporadic as of late. The crew’s time is mostly focused on studio work, touring or contributing to the collective’s latest venture, a sample-pack label they launched with Splice Records. The first Team Supreme entry features samples and sounds used by crew members including AWE, Djemba Djemba, JNTHN STEIN and Penthouse Penthouse. Most of what’s sampled are live, organic sounds played by the artists themselves, including drums, standup bass, guitar— even harp, thanks to Goodnight Cody. “It’s just not like a typical EDM pack,” Morris says. “There’s definitely some very talented DJs who are musicians, but we have a little heavier ratio of musician producers—people who were musicians before they were producers.” It’s another outlet for a crew that seems hell-bent on giving away all their secrets. In today’s music industry (or lack thereof ), the traditional rules of labels and producers being secretive about the tricks of the trade are gone, especially when a kid with GarageBand on an iPhone can make a song that goes viral. “We’re a democratic system, which I think is a really good model going forward,” Morris says. “A lot of labels are stuck in their old ways, like, ‘Send us some demos,’ and it’s very private. I think a lot of things are gonna slip through the cracks like that. With us, it’s a more direct route to get on the cypher, surround yourself with producers and keep working on shit.” That ethos was definitely an inspiration to up-and-coming producer Connor Irias, a.k.a. Auralponic. Irias grew up playing drums in Northern California and earned a scholarship to USC for classical percus-

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sion. But just prior to his first semester, he was involved in a brutal car accident that left him with limited use of his neck, arms and shoulders. “I was about to walk in to play all these percussion classes, and my arms don’t work,” Irias says. He found new inspiration in groups such as Infected Mushroom, who combine live instruments with electronic beats. Irias decided to learn how to compose music on the computer and start making tracks on apps such as GarageBand. His longtime friend, Team Supreme member JNTHN STEIN, introduced him to the beat cyphers. “I could hear the freedom in it,” Irias says. “Everyone else was trying to put themselves in a box, but here are these people making whatever they wanted, and it was working because it was so authentic and so fresh.” Never in his wildest dreams could Irias have predicted that his remix of the Zeds Dead track “Too Young” would be heard by the Canadian EDM duo themselves, who put the track on the Team Supreme beat cypher they curated. After hearing his remix, the group sent out a tweet giving the track their stamp of approval. “I don’t even know how many beats I submitted before that one finally made it in,” Irias says, “but when it happened, I was just over the moon.” For the young producer, it was like winning the Lotto. Though, Irias says, he already felt that way from the minute he decided to follow Team Supreme and learn from the crew. “What they’re doing

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Gather your largest gold hoop earrings and blackest liquid eyeliner; dust off those Dickies pants and Nike Cortezes: The annual Orange County Funk Fest is here! This year’s OC Funk Fest is expected to be the biggest and baddest yet, with acts including O’Bryan, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Slave, the Dazz Band, Lakeside, the S.O.S Band, Chocolate Milk and Zapp performing straight-up funk all day and night at the Pacific Amphitheatre. The fest’s pre-party in the Plaza Pacifica will also feature music by Gap X Band and Stone City Band, food trucks, and plenty of vendors. Expect a good time akin to the funk nights held at Diego’s, Malone’s or Original Mike’s in SanTana, but with thousands of more funksters to two-step alongside you. Orange County Funk Fest at the Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1500; www.allstarconcerts.com. 3 p.m. $45-$150. All ages. —DENISE DE LA CRUZ

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The landscape of hip-hop and rap has changed dramatically in the past few years. One of the genre’s first oversized personalities was Biz Markie. Known as much for his antics offstage as he was for his fun raps, Biz continues to cut a beloved figure within many circles; “Just a Friend” still gets played at weddings, quinceañeras, bar mitzvahs and everything in between. Now, the 53-year-old New Jersey native is bringing his deejaying skills to the House of Blues, where he’ll bridge the pop music of distinctly different decades with two sets. If there’s anyone who can find common ground between the 1980s and ’90s, it’s a man who’s a fixture across multiple TV and radio networks. Decades Collide: ’80s vs. ’90s with DJ Biz Markie and Sega Genecide at House of Blues at Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; www.houseofblues.com. 9 p.m. $20-$35.

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Sci-fi philosopher Philip K. Dick was living in Orange County when his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? transformed into Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner. “I saw a segment [on the] news,” he said in his final interview before his death in 1982. “I recognized it immediately; it was my own interior world.” And now with actual (Confused? Calculating?) LA developers using Blade Runner’s dystopia as aesthetic inspiration and science warning most planetary wildlife could go extinct—that’s why the book is about electric sheep, not real ones—that interior world looks more and more like where we’re all gonna end up living. (Spoilers: Don’t forget Radio Free Albemuth, with the American president who turns out to be working for the Russians.) Check in with this uncomfortable convergence yourself at this screening, and if you’d like more ungulate-adjacent sci-fi prognostication, try Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up. Blade Runner at Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 4948971; lagunaartmuseum.org. 7 p.m. Free; reserve seats online. —CHRIS ZIEGLER

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For more than 40 years, Chicano artist Luis Tapia has made a career out of building small-scale sculptures depicting the Latino experience. His figures—as stand-alone statuettes or placed in dioramas—brandish a traditional Mexican folk-art style while incorporating political and social commentary that’s perfect for reflecting the modern Chicano life and all its daily doldrums. A retrospective of the New Mexico artist, “Cada Mente Es un Mundo” (“Every Mind Is a World”) will be on display at the Museum of Latin American Art, where you can see his colorful, emotive and humorous pieces evolve throughout the years, all the while challenging the viewer to look deeper and consider the issues each whimsical piece tries to dissect. “Luis Tapia: Cada Mente Es un Mundo” at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, (562) 437-1689; www.molaa.org. 11 a.m. Through Sept. 3. $7-$10. —AIMEE MURILLO

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2145’s opening last month on all of his feeds with a video of a pizza coming out of the oven. This, obviously, creates more questions than it answers. Is Jonas an investor? A friend of Townes? Was he actually in Costa Mesa? And if he’s involved, why is there not a dessert on the menu titled “Cake By the Ocean”? Whatever business and celebrity forces conspired to conceive of this quirky place, I’m now certain of one thing: 2145 has the nicest outdoor patio ever to be converted from the backside of a gas station. String lights dangle overhead, and on warm summer nights, you can have as romantic and intimate a dinner here as anywhere in Laguna Beach. It’s practically made for a rom-com scene in which Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey scheme their way into each other’s hearts. As for the pizza, I’m still undecided whether that Japanese starter really makes much of a difference in the final product. The crust is certainly light, airy and tender, but it isn’t unlike what we’ve come to expect of a Naples-style pie in its flavor and structural integrity. The bulbous edge crust is still pockmarked with blisters that crackle like Fourth of July sparklers when you bite into it. And as with all great artisanal pizzas of late, the toppings still gather in the middle,

where the dough thins to the thickness of a tortilla. I’m particularly impressed by the pancetta-and-fried-egg pizza, which you could eat for breakfast and not need another thing for the rest of the day. The prosciutto, arugula and burrata pie is also flawless. Lavished with the cold toppings after it’s baked, this is the exact salad-pizza hybrid you want to eat outside with a beer or fizzy kombucha. And then there’s pizza with drizzled honey, melted gorgonzola dolce, mascarpone, white Cheddar and mozzarella. It’s basically fondue on bread—a stinky-stretchy orgy of cheese. The salads are also excellent, especially the arugula with still-moist morsels of barely smoked salmon scattered throughout its periphery. But perhaps the most surprising dish of all is the char-marked, house-smoked pork belly with barbecued asparagus and rosemary-scented mascarpone. It seems to have come from nowhere—kind of like, well, this restaurant! 2145 PIZZA 2145 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 873-5853; www.2145eat.com. Open Mon.Fri., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-9 p.m. Dinner for two, $25-$60, food only. Beer and wine.

ver drunk corn milk? I hadn’t even heard of it until I visited Golden Flower, a newish Vietnamese vegetarian spot next to the old Pho Kimmy spot in the heart of Little Saigon. Golden Flower was pushing the beverage hard: There were posters near the cash register, plugs on the menu and a fridge next to the front door stocked with plastic bottles of the stuff. “Really good!” exclaimed a jovial woman whom I took to be one of the owners, as she was dressed nice and talking with workers just after a lunch rush. I wasn’t going to order any, though. Golden Flower’s menu is surprisingly small—really just a few bún plates, faux fish and some rice dishes. The bánh xèo is a must-order, the mung bean crepe crispy on the crust, chewy in the center, and filled with mushrooms and bean sprouts. A small buffet near the kitchen is mostly for people who want food on the go. But the big focus here, of all things, is tea. There’s an entire page devoted to the hot drink, all of them medicinal and with specific purposes. The one that features hibiscus flowers, for instance, “lowers blood pressure, antispasmodic, decreases rate of absorption,” per the menu; the tea I liked most, made from the lingzhi mushroom, relieves fatigue, and I must admit it did lighten my stomach after gorging on a mock-pork-skin bún and spring rolls. I’ll have to order the mulberry tea sometime, but I probably won’t get the one made from the bael fruit, as it offers “smooth bowel movement to patients suffering from gastrointestinal problems.” Okay . . . Whenever I visit, all of Golden Flower’s tables have tea. But what about the corn milk? It has a sour smell at first, and the best way I can describe it is like downing a glass of cornbread—mildly sweet, silky, with the wonderful lingering taste of corn. Not bad at all! GARELLANO@OCWEEKLY.COM

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he existence of 2145 Pizza couldn’t be any more headscratching if it tried. The restaurant is built into a former car-repair garage and gas station in a nondescript part of Costa Mesa. And though the pizzaiolo there bakes pies in the familiar dome of a wood-fueled oven at 800 degrees (as the Naples-style dictates), he uses a sourdough leavened by a 12-year-old starter brought here from Japan. Why? No idea. Then there’s the rest of the menu; instead of the usual Italian antipasti, there are unexpected appetizers such as corn dogs made from the Japanese sausage arabiki. As I dabbed one into a takoyaki dipping sauce, I also realized the squidink-tinted arancinis I ordered were almost takoyakis themselves. Embedded in the middle of these deep-fried, jet-black balls of rice were pieces of octopus. And on top of them, bonito flakes flailed in the updraft and mayo was zigzagged all over, just as in the iconic Japanese street food. My friend, who sincerely thought he was eating takoyaki, said, “I thought you said this was a pizza place.” I thought so, too. Earlier, I’d witnessed the pizzas being made—twirled, swirled with sauce, then fed into the gaping maw of a red-hot oven by a guy who kinda looks Italian—but now, I wasn’t sure. Where the heck did this place come from? Who was behind it? To try to understand, I did a Google search on “Townes,” the name stenciled on the big street sign. It turns out that Townes is a marketing firm, or at least I think it is. The description on its website says it’s a “brand and lifestyle incubator.” And listed along with 2145 in its portfolio is a clothing company called Ambig— short for ambiguous. But maybe Townes has now realized how ambiguous and confusing it had become for customers to have the word Townes on a sign for a restaurant that’s actually called 2145 Pizza. On the next visit, I noticed the sign was replaced with one that features only 2145. The new sign, by the way, has only those numbers in bold Helvetica. Pizza does not appear on it, so if you just happen to drive by without prior knowledge that it’s a restaurant, you might think it’s still a car mechanic’s shop. Most people who know they can grab a pizza and guzzle a beer here have figured it out either by word-of-mouth or social media. Some may have been clued in by none other than Joe Jonas. Yes, that Joe Jonas. For some reason, the DNCE singer mysteriously hyped

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that have been fried, steamed or both. Most of the seafood is frozen here, including the King crab legs, the fried soft-shell crab, the spice-tossed crawfish and the numerous dishes featuring plump pink shrimp, but for $10 at lunch and $15 for dinner, it’s a great deal. And everything you need to enjoy them is there, too, from drawn butter to a sweet dipping sauce to tableside Sriracha. While the cooked-to-order Mongolian barbecue was coated in an addictive savory sauce (you prep your plate, then hand it to a chef waiting to cook it) and even the seafood sent me back to the south end of the buffet for seconds, the most surprising find of the trip was the sushi selection, which was not only edible (imitation crab for the win), but was also being prepared on the spot by a sushi chef stationed directly behind the buffet line. I know it’s weird to say “eat the sushi at the new Chinese buffet,” especially when it’s a segment of the food world that we’ve all been trained to avoid at any all-you-caneat establishment. But if you only use King Buffet to get your fill of eel rolls, Philadelphia rolls, rainbow rolls and salmon nigiri, then you’re still getting your $15 worth. For dessert, skip the frozen yogurt (the consistency was like that of a sorbet that doesn’t know it’s yogurt yet) and stick to the mini cheesecakes, cookies and foreverflowing chocolate fountain. Get it all while King Buffet is still new, clean and good. KING BUFFET 560 Pine Ave., Long Beach, (562) 983-8886.


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musical history, the formative days of the band, their business exploits, and the role of psychedelic culture in the development of the outfit’s ethos. The brilliant, humorous editing of archival and new interviews helps to establish their legendarily amorphous identity by offering opposing perspectives. One example of this occurs after it has been established the band made all of their decisions as a collective body. Following this utopian revelation, former tour manager Sam Cutler says the band members were simply “stupid” when it came to business acumen, illustrating his point-ofview with a joke: “What’s a camel? It’s a horse designed by a committee.” Following Cutler’s departure from band management, roadie Steve Parish recalls an encounter wherein he was approached by someone wanting to know who was in charge. His response? “The situation is the boss.” Sometimes, he was the boss, and sometimes, Garcia was the boss; if a truck had a blown carburetor, then that carburetor was the boss. As the film moves along at a relatively fast clip, Bar-Lev treats the audience to a fairly comprehensive cornucopia of motifs from the Grateful Dead universe. There is the story of Owsley “Bear” Stanley, who

was not only a legendary LSD chemist, but also the mad scientist who designed a monstrous, monolithic P.A. system called the Wall of Sound that the band spent “an unconscionable amount of money on” and toted with them around the world. It was worth it: Before Stanley took over live audio for the Dead, none of the members could hear the others sing, which led to some disappointingly non-harmonious early bootleg recordings. Then there were the tunes, which were both bastions of the enigmatic and nebulous ethos of the band, as well as the basis for the band’s community of tapers (those who tape-recorded live performances). Former Saturday Night Live writer/ current U.S. Senator Al Franken recalls the passion and particularity that various Deadheads had not only for specific songs, but also for specific performances of songs. He insists the May 16, 1980, performance of “Althea” at Nassau Coliseum is the “most hair-raising” of any Dead tune. Naturally, the story is also fraught with darkness and tragedy. As Bar-Lev’s documentary shows, while this jolly band of misfits chugged along, a toll was taken on the lives of the core Grateful Dead family. Drug- and alcohol-related deaths are shown to claim the lives of various band

and crew members; later, in the late ’80s, when their concerts drew thousands of ticketless fans out to party, the mayhem led to problems with local police officers, who are shown brutalizing kids. At the center of it all was Garcia. Archival footage and interviews with his band mates and family members show that he was, by turns, a modern prophet, a humble musician and a tortured soul. Following the infamous murder at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert, Garcia refuses to place blame on the Hells Angel who did the stabbing; instead, he insists, the tragedy was a collective failing of humanity. When his publicist insists he address the overcrowding at his concerts, for safety’s sake, Garcia balks. He eschews the title of leader, yet he feels the responsibility to helm the machine that will keep his extended family employed and his fans happy. The principal problem that the film posits is that while the Grateful Dead served as a spiritual haven and catharsis for so many people, it took an extreme tax on Garcia’s life. “The secret to longevity in the music business,” says Cutler, “is to leave it.” LONG STRANGE TRIP was directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

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he Grateful Dead phenomenon lives on. While the death of the band’s iconic front man, Jerry Garcia, put the kibosh on the band in 1995, the surviving members continue to perform the Dead’s music in various permutations of the original lineup. The music plays on, though the band’s story has eluded the cinematic treatment. Both the nature of the tale and the sanctity of its telling had prevented filmmakers from gaining the blessing and support of the surviving band members. Until now. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, it took director Amir Bar-Lev more than 10 years to earn their trust and perform the research necessary to complete his four-hour documentary. Long Strange Trip provides an exhaustive overview of the band and a powerfully bittersweet tribute to Garcia. Presented in six acts, the narrative depicts events in chronological order, framed by what appear to be clips from Garcia’s final interview. In the beginning, Garcia elucidates his childhood affection for the Frankenstein monster, laying the groundwork for various Frankenstein clips throughout the film. The story continues with Garcia’s

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invention that allows people to record and watch their dreams. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 8 p.m. $7-$10. Rocky. It’s the original that led Sylvester Stallone to superstar status as he played a Philly tomato can who improbably got a shot at the heavyweight championship belt. Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8. History of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series event features discussions, film clips and audio recordings from the rock & roll era (1940s-’70s). Cal State Fullerton, Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, (657) 2782446; olli.fullerton.edu. Wed., noon. Free. Now You See Me 2. Illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson) are forced by a devious tech wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) to steal a powerful chip that can control all of the world’s computers. Fullerton Main Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738.6327. Wed., 4 p.m. Free. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City. It’s a documentary—which the Washington Post says is scored like a thriller— about activist Jane Jacobs fighting with Trumpian urban planner Robert Moses for the future of New York City. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Wed., 6:30 p.m. $8.50-$11.50. Risky Business. Rebecca De Mornay plays a prostitute Tom Cruise’s character hires for a night of fun at home when his parents go off on vacation, but things go south quick, and he enlists the lady of the night to help him raise cash quickly. Pacific City, Level Two, 21010

Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www.gopacificcity.com/events/. Wed., 7 p.m. Free. Yankee Doodle Dandy. It’s a 75th-anniversary showing of the biopic that had James Cagney stepping away from his bad-guy roles to play George M. Cohan, the renowned composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9. Taxi Driver. “You talking to me?” Marty Scorsese’s most disturbingly brilliant film has cabbie Travis Bickle (expertly channeled through Robert De Niro) experience loneliness, violence and insanity as he becomes much too obsessed with cleaning up the scum of mid-1970s New York City. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., June 14-15, 8 p.m. $7-$10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Elliott, little Drew Barrymore’s scream and dudes in spacesuits are back for the ultimate going-home flick. Fullerton Main Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327.Thurs., June 15, 1 p.m. Free. Blade Runner. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic has Harrison Ford hunting replicants— back when he could remember what kind of vehicle he was in and was not nearly scraping the top off a John Wayne Airport jetliner in his little Aviat Husky. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971. Thurs., June 15, 7 p.m. Free with museum admission. RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party. As the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot gets a lot of love, that franchise’s former riffers Mike, Kevin and Bill keep plugging along with RiffTrax, which during this event broadcast live from a

Nashville beach party has them riffing during screenings of educational short films. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; fathomevents. com. Thurs., June 15, 8 p.m. $10-$14. (Taped broadcast is June 20, 7:30 p.m.) MCOKER@OCWEEKLY.COM

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quest to return the shadow to the leader of the Lost Boys. AMC Fullerton 20, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, (714) 992-6962; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; fathomevents.com. Sun., 11 a.m. $12.50. Fly Away Home. This Films of Character series event features a screening and a discussion about the themes raised in the flick, where a father and daughter decide to help lead a flock of orphaned Canada geese south by air. Mission Viejo City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Dr., Mission Viejo; cityofmissionviejo.org/events. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. Some Like It Hot. Billy Wilder’s comedy focusing on cross-dressers, when that was more of a taboo thing, has Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon masquerading as women to elude irate Chicago mobsters while befriending beautiful singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe). AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 2587036; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; fathomevents.com. Sun. & Wed., 2 & 7 p.m. $12.50. Paprika. Satoshi Kon’s anime is about three scientists failing to secure their

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The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg. The documentary about China opening to the West and the West’s embrace of Chinese contemporary art is shown through the eyes of an art collector who served as Switzerland’s ambassador to China in the mid-1990s. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach; www.ocma.net. Fri., 7 p.m. Free. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Felicity Jones stars as a Rebel Alliance recruit who works with a team that includes Diego Luna to steal the Death Star plans (so it can go kablooey in the original Star Wars). Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine; www.hotelirvine.com/movienights. Fri., 7 p.m. $5; kids younger than 5, free. Star Wars. It’s the original movie in the franchise, and by “original,” I mean “first to screen” because the subtitle is Episode IV: A New Hope. Fullerton Community Center Courtyard, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6334. Fri., 7 p.m. $5; kids age 2 and younger, free. The Secret Life of Pets. It’s the 3D-animated tale about a terrier named Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts a giant, unruly canine. Tierra Grande Park, 399 Camino Tierra Grande, San Clemente, (949) 361-8264. Fri., 8 p.m. Free. The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo. Long Beach Opera presents this documentary about the bold artist who battled physical infirmity and a male-dominated art establishment to become one of the most acclaimed and influential painters of her generation. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11 a.m. $8.50-$11.50. The Searchers. The John Ford classic has John Wayne in the unfamiliar role of leaning more toward villain than hero. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 & 4 p.m. $7-$10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This Spielberg sci-fi popcorn classic leaves you never looking at mashed potatoes the same. Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd., Brea, (714) 973-3162. Sat. Gates open, 6 p.m.; screening, 8 p.m. Free. Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee. Mr. Rudolpho is a rich, famous and depressed Italian fashion designer who heads to Berlin Fashion Week with a plan to kill himself. Little does he know that the CEO of his company has sent assassins there to kill him. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema. org. Sat., 7 p.m. $7-$10. Peter Pan. Simulcast live from London’s National Theatre is the stage production of J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale about the

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o Situ Allen’s lifelong passion for nature and plant life has driven her to earn a geography/environmental studies degree at UCLA, an MBA in sustainable management, and a career as a sustainability consultant. But the one activity that most reflects her sense of awe at nature’s beauty is illustration. Throughout the years, she has maintained a side gig as an artist and comic-book illustrator, drawing various floral and earthy specimens in lush, intricate and detailed drawings. Now, Allen has debuted the first in a series of coloring books that explore the various ecosystems that live within our urban worlds, starting with a book focused on Laguna Beach. Titled The Accidental Naturalist, Allen’s work aims to influence the user to go out and learn about plants within a specific environment. “A coloring book seemed to be the perfect means to start a conversation with someone who is looking to be a little more creative and meditative,” Allen says. “My ultimate hope is that someone who is coloring in this feels a sense of wonder about these local species and looks up that species in the glossary to find out more.” Hopefully, Allen says, the user “accidentally” becomes a naturalist. Raised in Los Angeles and now based in Laguna Beach with her family, it’s easy to imagine Allen getting swept away by the wondrous hills and greenery in her south Orange County beach city. Within each page, a gorgeous arrangement of vegetation, animals, birds, leaves, ocean life and insects await a colorful interpretation while building your appreciation for the greener side of Laguna Beach. You can find her coloring book at her website (www.dirtyeraser.com) or at various local stores including Laguna Art Supply, Laguna Art Museum, Tuvalu, Montage and Laguna Beach Books. The next book in the series, San Francisco and Beyond, will be released at the end of the summer.

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more like happy accidents than intentional works of inspiration. While I think that much of Carolyn Buck Vosburgh’s mixed-media work on her website looks well-designed, her pieces here—white boughs bursting from panels like Alien’s xenomorph, small painted canvases hanging from their tips—are unfocused, feeling half-heartedly thrown together. Without giving us a place for our eyes to land, they instead skitter across each sculpture in a chaotic eye spasm of clutter and ugliness. Her gouache and marker drawings of sea life (the “Sustaining Drifters Series”) don’t fare any better, even with the use of grids offering a more formal composition, the pictures of jellies and squids and shrimp look amateurishly drawn. Connie DK Lane’s conceptual installations move in a completely different direction from the rest of the show, tackling the oppressiveness of modern architecture, and that may be the reason for its success. Moving away from a focus on nature that lends itself to sentimental tree-hugging, Lane’s work is about what happens when those trees disappear and buildings take their place. Based on her experiences in Hong Kong, Vertical resembles a tenement building, clothing lines littered with garments attached to each corner. It’s a tactile and visual experience, the clothing made of netting and latex that looks and feels like the scales of fish. Walking inside, you push past the sharp edges of exposed film-strip nega-

tives, the images on each framing people, but otherwise indiscernible, red yarn threaded through the sprockets like veins, memories left out on the sidewalk. Inside is cramped, stifling, a picture of clouds and sky glued to the ceiling, the installation “windows” sealed off, closed, opaque board Pollacked by splashed paint, hiding one from any potential beauty outside. That theme continues through her last two pieces, equally as poetic: Jammed is a crate of pillows wrapped tightly together, drawing allusions to boxed-in animals awaiting market slaughter; Within is the shrinkwrapped skeleton of a high rise, trapping and suffocating whoever is inside. At the risk of repeating myself after my takedown of the Orange County Museum of Art’s apolitical, post-feminist show back in January, a nod to art center director Kate Hoffman for putting these artists on the schedule, even if I’m disappointed with the wasted opportunity. I have great hopes for exhibition No. 2, but here’s a plea amid the final comments: This is the perfect moment to embrace women’s talent and passion, but it’s also the time for less pretty and more insight, more danger and less safety. We need better than what’s on display here. “CROSSING BOUNDARIES” at Huntingtin Beach Art Center, 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-1650; www. huntingtonbeachartcenter.org. Open Tues.Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. Through July 1. Free.

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ld-school funk music has always had a place in Orange County. From backyard boogies to car shows and monthly dance parties at Original Mike’s and Malone’s, it’s a sound that continues to defy the passing decades and draw us to the dance floor. A quick search of “Orange County Funk” on YouTube reveals a smorgasbord of electrified boogie classics with cover photos of the Santa Ana water tower, curvy Chicanas posing with lowriders, city names written in graffiti, and many more OC-inspired images synonymous with our oldies and funk favorites. But other than a trip to the Art Laboe show, when do we celebrate funk’s impact on our county’s culture? That is why events such as OC Funk Fest are so vital. And this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, according to George Sanchez of Curious Entertainment, which has built its name by hosting various funk and oldies events such as Firme Sunday, Valentines Love Jam, Dia de los Muertos East End Car Show and Octoberfunk. For one thing, the funk event steps up to a new level with its move to the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fairgrounds. “It was a difficult venue to get,” Sanchez says. “We are an independent promoter—yes, we bring out the best in funk and oldies, but our name is still a work in progress.” For the first Funk Fest in 2014, the lineup—which included the Bar-Kays, Lakeside, Mark Woods Jr., Slave and Circle City Band—took over Original Mike’s, the event reaching full capacity with 500 tickets sold on the first day of sales. The next year, Sanchez hosted the event at the Yost Theater; again, it was sold out, drawing a crowd of 1,500. OC Funk Fest 2016 packed 10,000 people into the Anaheim Convention Center. The sold-out show featured Cameo, the Bar-Kays, Oneway, Midnight Star, Stone City Band and Ozone. This year, Sanchez expects to fill 13,000 seats with funk fans eager to see old-school legends O’Bryan, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Slave, the Dazz Band, Lakeside, the S.O.S Band, Chocolate Milk, Zapp and other special guests. Curious Entertainment will also host the event’s first pre-party, where guests will be able to drink and dance with the Gap X Band and Stone City Band. It’s almost unbelievable that when OC Funk Fest started, there was a struggle to get it off the ground. “It used to be difficult to get a venue and artists to work with us, but now, they call us,” Sanchez

says. While the Queen Mary in Long Beach offered the Curious Entertainment team a venue for a reasonable price—reportedly much less than the fairgrounds—Sanchez denied the generous offer. “It’s very important for me to bring and keep the funk scene in Orange County. That’s why it’s called OC Funk Fest; we want to stay true to our fans.” “This is my third time working with George, and it’s always nothing but a good time,” says Mark Hicks. The son of the late Mark “Drac” Hicks, he now plays with his dad’s band, Slave. “I don’t come to Orange County often, but I’m very excited to be part of this event and perform alongside these artists. I’ve known many of them for a long time, and I’m happy to be a part of it.” This year’s opening act is SanTana’s own O’Bryan (neé O’Bryan McCoy Burnette II), who graduated from Valley High School, he often sang in his school’s talent shows and with his church choir before getting his big break via Capitol Records in the early 1980s. While he has played in various venues, including the Budweiser Superfest in Los Angeles, O’Bryan rarely appears in Orange County, performing a few times at the Celebrity Theater, now the River Arena, in Anaheim. Returning to a local stage for the first time in 10 years, the singer says this show has been a long time coming. “The funk community in Orange County knows me, but I don’t know them, and I want to get to know them,” O’Bryan says. “Everyone is proud when someone makes it out of your city, but I’ve always wanted to play in my city.” Three years ago, the Curious Entertainment team was made up of three people: Sanchez; his sister, Nelly Sanchez, who took care of reaching out and booking artists; and David Hernandez, a longtime friend whom Sanchez considers a “brother from another mother” and who takes care of the production,

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labor and security. Just as then, they pay for everything out of their own pockets. “One may think we are making bank, seeing as we keep booking a better venue each year and bringing in big-time artists and more performers, but in reality, we don’t,” Sanchez says. He’s sitting in his company’s office space in Santa Ana, located off Broadway and First Street. “But to me, it’s never really been about the money. It’s about fulfilling this longtime goal/vision; it’s about having a good time and bringing back this funk and oldies culture that was once so vibrant in our community.” This year, some local businesses— including Suavecito Pomade, Gunthers Supply Co., Good Fellas Barber Shop, West Coast Lifestyle, Zug Monster, Santi360 Photography, Modelo and Corona—have reached out to Sanchez to

become official Funk Fest sponsors. Attendees who purchase VIP tickets are invited to a meet-and-greet with all the performers on the lineup; considering the ages of many of the musicians, this promises to be very special for funk fans. “[Funk] has always been part of my life,” Sanchez says, “and I want to make it available to all the funk fiends out there who want to hear, see and experience these bands that would normally only be listened [to] through vinyls or YouTube.” OC FUNK FEST featuring Zapp, the S.O.S. Band, Lakeside, Slave, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chocolate Milk, the Dazz Band and O’Bryan, at the Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1500; www.allstarconcerts. com. Sat., 3-10 p.m. $45-$150. All ages.


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BIZ MARKIE—DECADES COLLIDE ‘80S VS. ‘90S PARTY: 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues at Anaheim

GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Ste. 337, Anaheim, (714) 778-2583; houseofblues.com/anaheim. JOHN POPPER: 8 p.m., $32.50. The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, Ste. C, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 496-8930; thecoachhouse.com. KEVIN DEVINE: 8:30 p.m., $15. Constellation Room at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 957-0600; constellationroom.com. SEGA GENECIDE: 10 p.m., free. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944; lacaverestaurant.com. THEM EVILS; THE GITAS; THUNDER GUT; THE SUGAR: 8 p.m., $5-$7. The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St.,

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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Full-service printer seeks a f/t financial controller. Req. Master degree in accounting with 1 yr prior accounting experience, plus experience using Microsoft Office Suite. Must also have passed all four CPA examinations. Jobsite: Irvine CA. Send resume to: Tony Liu, Manager, R.D. Yin, Inc., 17352 Murphy Ave., Irvine, CA 92614.

Graphic Designer Apply by mail only to Made By Johnny Group, Inc., 1751 E. Del Amo Blvd., Carson, CA 90746, attn. President. Audio/Speech Processing Algorithm Engineers Certified Public Accountant (Irvine, CA) Perform financial statement audits for CPA firm clients. California CPA license req'd. Resume to: PK LLP, 2100 Main St., #200, Irvine, CA 92614. Marketing Specialist (Irvine, CA)Research demographics/age of potential clients & analyze data for market targeting; Act as liaison between company and clients, mainly within Asian communities in Orange County; Perform data collection/research on current & future market trends. 40hrs/wk Bachelor in Business Economics or related req’d. Resume to US Arts & Design, Inc. Attn: Whitney Sheu 690 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA 92620 Market Research Analyst (Job Site: Irvine, CA), BaDa International, Inc. B.A. req’d. Send resume to 16590 Aston Irvine, CA 92606 SecureAuth Corporation has an opening for a Public Relations Specialist at its office in Irvine, CA to manage the Company’s public communication with audiences including: consumers, investors, reporters, and other media specialists. Requires 5% international and 15% domestic travel, which is covered by Company.Please mail resume to: HR Team, 8845 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. EOE. Market Research Analysts: Collect & analyze market data to predict & assess company’s position in solar panel bus. & report to mgmt. Req’d: BA/BS in Econ., Int’l Bus.. or Bus. Admin. Mail resume: WEGEN SOLAR INC. 1511 E. Orangethorpe Ave. #D Fullerton, CA 92831

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Accountant B.A. in Acct. or Bus. Admin. req’d. Job Site: Santa Ana, CA 92707. Send resumes to: Ony Glo, Inc., 3250 Wilshire Bl., # 1600, LA, CA 90010, Attn: J. Oh.

Project Manager (Master’s degree w/ 5 yrs exp or Bachelor’s degree w/ 7 yrs exp; Major: CS, Engg, Math or equiv.; Other suitable qualifications acceptable) – Irvine, CA. Job entails working w/ & exp to incl 3 yrs as a PMO Manager or Head. Exp in using PMP standards & protocols, MS Project, MS Project Server, Visio, AnyChart, WBSPro, Celoxis, Resource Guru, FinancialForce PSA, FastTrack Schedule, MS Windows Server 2008, Excel & Powerpoint to build complex Macros & Pivot tables, JIRA, CA Technologies Open Workbench, SmartSheet, Microsoft Onepager Pro, WorkPlan by Sescoi, OmniPlan, Artemis Project view, Open VMS & TCP/ IP. Relocation & travel to unanticipated locations w/in USA possible. Send resumes to HTN Wireless Inc., Attn: HR, 20 Truman St, Suite 211, Irvine, California 92620.

Certified Public Accountant (Irvine, CA) Perform financial statement audits for CPA firm clients. California CPA license req'd. Resume to: PK LLP, 2100 Main St., #200, Irvine, CA 92614.

Business Development Specialist: Conduct market research to identify potential market sales for insurance company. Req’d: Bachelor’s in Mktng., Bus. Econ., or related. Mail Resume: Golden Bells Insurance Agency, Inc. 1151 N. Magnolia Ave. #101, Anaheim, CA 92801

Sr. Software Engineering Manager sought by Autobytel Inc. for company's software dvlpmt & delivery efforts for Irvine, CA location. Min. Req.: BS + 5 yrs exp. Please email resume to joselync@autobytel.com

Computer Network Support Specialist (Irvine, CA). Analyze network data to improve website functionality, define network usage and server function. Bachelor’s or higher degree in computer science. 1 year experience. Experience may be completed before or after university degree. Resume to Allen Anthonysamy, SOLO Business Systems, Inc., 15041-A Bake Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618. Development Chef (Oceanside, CA). Develop superfood recipes that are rich in compounds considered beneficial to a person’s health and vitality. 2 years of experience as Head Chef. Mail resume to Mark Olson, CEO, Chemi-Source, Inc., 2665 Vista Pacific Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056. CFO (Garden Grove, CA) Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll&budgeting duties; Coordinate&direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement/ investment activities of all/ part of an organization; Develop internal control policies, guidelines&procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash&credit management/accounting. 40 hrs/wk, Bachelor’s in Business Administration or related req’d and Min 5 yrs of experience as a CFO or related req’d. Resume to Chun-Ha Insurance Services, Inc. Attn. Minsung Ko, 9122 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844 Bioinformatics Associate, Irvine, CA. Designing analysis strategies, algorithms, and tools for genome-wide DNA methylation and next-generation sequencing. MS in Bioinformatics & 1 yr experience. Mail resume to Angela Kim, HR Mgr, Zymo Research Corporation, 17062 Murphy Ave., Irvine, CA 92614.

Landscape Architectural Drafter: Prepare landscape architectural designs. Req’d: BA in Landscape Architecture or related. Mail resume to Lifescapes International, Inc., 4930 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Software Engineer Jobsite Newport Beach, CA, apply to HR at Phunware, Inc., tnolazco@phunware. com. Ericsson Inc. Customer Project Manager, Irvine, CA. Telecomm & RF Eng project & Financial Mgmt. Up to 10% domestic travel required. Mail resume to Ericsson Inc. 6300 Legacy Drive, R1-C12 Plano, TX 75024, Job #17-CA-3581. Turbo Ion, Inc. located in Buena Park is looking for a Vice President of Business Development to add to our team. Applicants must have at least three years experience and completed a bachelor degree in business and/or finance and knowledge of the beauty industry. Please send a cover letter and resume to Elyssia Musolino at 6800 8th Street, Buena Park, CA 90620. Montessori Teacher: Teach kindergarteners using Montessori methods; 40hrs/ wk; Send resume to LePort Schools, Attn: Jean Chung, 1 Technology Dr., Bldg H, Irvine, CA 92618

Market Research Analyst: Apply by mail only to Pacmet International, Inc., 26040 Acero, #214, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, attn. President.

Community Service Manager: f/t; Nonprofit Community Org.; Perform Community Service mgr's duty; M.A. in Social Work or Related; Place of Employment: 7212 Orangethorpe Ave., Ste 9A, Buena Park, CA 90621; Resume: Korean Community Services, Inc. @ 8633 Knott Ave., Buena Park, CA 90620

Accountant (Buena Park, CA) Perform accounting duties for food service business. Associate’s in Accounting/Business related. Resume to: D&J Ko Ko Inc. 8532 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621

Administrative Assistant: Perform admin. assistant functions, answer calls, provide info to clients, process mails/emails, draft letters/invoices, record info into database. Req’d: Bachelor’s in Business Admin. or related. Mail Resume: M+D PROPERTIES, 6940 Beach Blvd. #D-501, Buena Park, CA 90621

Market Research Analyst (La Palma, CA) Perform market research/analysis for logistics services. Master's in communication/marketing related. Resume to: Korchina Logistics USA, Inc. 4 Centerpointe Dr. #120, La Palma, CA 90623 Accountant (Anaheim, CA) Perform financial and managerial accounting duties. Master's in Accounting or related req'd. Resume to: Interlog Corp. 1295 N Knollwood Cir, Anaheim, CA 92801

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Marketing Specialist (Costa Mesa, CA). Conduct market research for sign company. Three years of experience. Experience must include online marketing and cost management. Mail resume to Azadeh Orouji, owner, United Marketing and Advertising, LLC, 3303 Harbor Blvd., Suite E-6, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Family Support Worker: Research & locate pgms. to assist families with the mentally disabled. Req’d: BA/BS in Social Work, HR, or Bus. Admin. Mail resume: Mental Health Family Mission 9778 Katella Ave. #102 Anaheim, CA 92804 Food Services Manager 2 yrs. of college level edu. in Gen. Studies, Mkting, or Advert. req’d. Send resumes to: Jack’s Fusion, Inc., 427 E 17th St. Ste. D, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, Attn: J. Cho.

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Restaurant General Mgr: Responsible for managing overall day-to-day operation & supervision of entire staff, ensure high level of customer satisfaction, etc. Req:BS in Hospitality Mgmt; must have taken “Hospitality Mktg Mgmt” and “Hospitality Industry Managerial Accounting” courses. Send resume to:Two Two Fried Chicken, Inc.Attn: James Ha 1707 E. Del Amo Blvd. Carson, CA 90746

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