The early explorers often came upon remote villages whose natives would proudly welcome them with traditional performances, art, food, and the sacrifice of virgins the explorer would've much rather sexed. Get three of the four in your local remote village, this Sunday at NoHo Scene. Scene's a free extravaganza highlighting the cultural prowess of newly-bohemian North Hollywood -- now a thriving mass of artistic bemusement, though until recently notable only for not being Studio City. Among the offerings:
Theater: Choose from 25+ shows at 16 venues, including a musical skewering the Republican presidential ticket, a comedy about an alcoholic Cupid and, if you're feeling depressed, "The Rising Son", a bleak suicidal tale in which no one gets busy on a boardroom table.
Art: Galleries are free, and local artists'll paint/sculpt/sketch live, then peddle their edgy just-made wares -- your only shot at on-the-spot art besides a Venice Beach drawing of a crazy person that looks suspiciously like you in a dune buggy.
Food: Tons of eateries are offering discounts/freebies, from 20% off the full check at the brunched-out Magnolia Grille, to buy-1-get-1-free at Eat My Cupcake, to free fries with a Carl's Jr burger (so basically, a kid's meal with a slightly bigger burger for a slightly bigger kid). Scene's also got a beer/wine garden, a music stage, and merchant discounts on luggage, tattoos, and "smoking supplies" -- so next time you stumble on an undiscovered tribe, you can be the one who provides the peace pipe.