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Minnie Mouse Exhibition in DTLA; Artists for Bernie Show at HVW8 Gallery

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DOWNTOWN—If you've got a thing for polka-dots, chances are—whether consciously or subconsciously—you've been influenced by animated fashion icon Minnie Mouse. Disney teased us earlier this month about "Minnie Rocks the Dots," an interactive installation that includes photos, sketches, and even custom dresses once donned by the fashion-forward mouse as well as a pop-up shop of new, limited-edition Minnie Merch. The event finally takes place this Saturday, hot off the heels of Friday's (which not coincidentally is National Polka Dot Day) VIP preview, in which Project Runway alum/red carpet designer Christian Siriano unveils a bespoke dress he created for the trendsetting character. The free and open-to-the-public celebratory show will be held at DTLA gallery The Paper Agency (1050 S Olive Street) from 12-8pm. Get your best polka-dotted ensemble ready.

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Have you been feeling the Bern lately? If you caught that 2016 election reference, you might be interested in attending HVW8 Art Design Gallery's (661 N Spaulding Avenue) "Art of a Political Revolution" exhibition, which will feature musicians and artists including Carlos Nino, Shepard Fairey, and Ron English, who are committed to creating change. The Bernie Sanders-backed show, which will later travel to Austin, Boston, and New York, opens with a reception this Saturday from 1-8pm, coinciding with the presidential hopeful's 2:30pm live public address.