Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, Jareth the Goblin King... David Bowie and all his incarnations are gone, but will never be forgotten. Bowie tribute nights have existed long before this dark week in music history, but the memorial-style celebrations planned over the net few weeks in LA will be a chance to remember the man who changed rock 'n' roll, and to let all our freak flags fly.
Sunday 1/17, Part Time Punks: David Bowie Night at the Echoplex
Guest DJs Andy Rourke (of the Smiths) and Jose Maldonado (of Sweet & Tender Hooligans) will be spinning an entire evening of Bowie, from psych folk to glittery glam. It'll be a very special rendition of the Echoplex's annual event in honor of Bowie's birthday (he turned 69 on January 8). Tickets for this 18-and-over event are $10-$15.
Friday 1/29 - Monday 2/1, Cracked Actor: A Tribute to David Bowie at Cinefamily
The theater is planning a four-night tribute featuring some of Bowie's most renowned (and weirdest) films: The David Bowie Mixtape, The Hunger, Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell To Earth and Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. These are the titles they could get their hands on ASAP, but it's possible they'll be adding more. Each film is $12, or free if you're a Cinefamily member.
Thursday 2/4, A Skate Night for David Bowie at Moonlight Rollerway
The rink will host a three-hour, all-ages skate night soundtracked exclusively by a set of Bowie tracks, including deep cuts from his vast catalog as well as classics and crowd favorites. Admission is $9.75 and skate rentals are $5, or bring your own.