It wasn’t long ago that Netflix made its way into our homes via DVD deliveries. These days, we are flooded with options available at the tip of our fingers which is a double edged convenience. On one hand, we don’t have to wait to binge-watch seasons of our favorite shows, but we do have to sift through a whole lot of stuff we might not be interested in to find what we are really in the mood for. Fear not, fellow Netflixers! We have put together a short list of some of our favorite documentaries that are available now. These films are sure to please, whether you are an artistic soul, a true crime fanatic or a music buff!
Exit Through The Gift Shop If you like off-beat people and are interested in the underground art world, this is a must see! This documentary tells the story of a French thrift-shop owner, Thierry Guetta, who compulsively videotapes every moment of his life. Guetta follows his street artist cousin, known as Space Invader, who introduces him to other street artists. Eventually, Guetta learns of the mysterious artist named Banksy, and becomes obsessed with finding him.
Calling all music festival fans! The 6th annual Make Music Pasadena festival will be held on June 1st from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with over 150 concerts throughout Pasadena, the best part being that the festival is free. Make Music Pasadena is the largest free festival on the West Coast with an expected 35,000 attendees. The lineup for the festival this year includes Tanlines, Yacht, Robert DeLong, Hunter Hunted, We are Scientists, Las Cafeteras, Tobrreblanca, Superhumanoids, Dom la Nena, Soko and a special headliner that will be announced later. All ages are welcome to the festival, and it will take place in downtown Pasadena. Make Music will cover many different genres of music from classical to funk, and the performances will be scattered throughout the city in various locations including libraries, museums and rooftop pop-ups.
There will be special performances taking place throughout the day, including a 15-piece ukulele orchestra, a special evening performance from Dom La Nena and Sleeping at Last accompanied by strings.
The Pasadena Arts Buses will be running free all day, linking main stages as well as live music on board.
Make Music Pasadena is modeled on the Fete De La Musique event that started in Paris in 1982 as a way to celebrate music. Fete De La Musique has now spread to over 350 countries participating in World Music Day, which that falls on June 21st yearly. The goal of Make Music Pasadena is to promote music for people of all ages and backgrounds. The festival will provide an opportunity for audiences to enjoy a vast amount of music with no cost at all.
To find out more visit makemusicpasadena.org Confirmed Acts:
Special headliner guest (TBA)
The Peach Kings
Taken by Trees
KCRW DJ Valida
We are Scientists
Dom la Nena
Sleeping at Last
The New Limb
A House of Lions
The Record Company
Yellow Red Sparks
Amanda Jo Williams
The Dustbowl Revival
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Amanda Jo Williams
+ over 150 free concerts