7:00 PM: Reading from Some New Kind of Kick by Kid Congo Powers, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Join us for a free evening at MOCA and celebrate the launch of Kid Congo Powers’ memoir Some New Kind of Kick. Books and other merch will be available for purchase at MOCA courtesy of Zia Records. Plus, galleries open late, live music by KXCI’s Home Stretch Host Hannah Levin , food by Fork n Fire, and free beer by Barrio Brewing Company. Don’t miss this lively time to gather around art, music, and drinks!
Some New Kind of Kick is an intimate, coming-of-age memoir by legendary guitarist Kid Congo Powers, detailing his experiences as a young, queer Mexican-American in 1970s Los Angeles through his rise in the glam rock and punk rock scenes. Published by Hachette Books.
About the Exhibitions
On view in the Main Hall is poet Lynn Xu’s debut exhibition based on her book-length poem, And Those Ashen Heaps That Cantilevered Vase of Moonlight. This monumental commission features large-scale banners, video, audio elements, and site-specific interventions that give Xu’s text physical, spatial, and sonic form.
Kenneth Tam: Silent Spikes, is a solo exhibition on view in the East Wing Galleries that features a two-channel video installation with accompanying photographs that investigates the intersections of masculinity, race, and labor. Plein Air is a group exhibition on view in the East Wing Galleries that explores shifting ideas of western landscape, painting, and fieldwork and includes works by Susanna Battin, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, iris yirei hu, KB Jones, Hillary Mushkin, Sterling Wells, and Paula Wilson.
Third Thursdays are presented in collaboration with KXCI Community Radio.
In-kind support provided by Barrio Brewing Company.