Stroboscopic LED orb creates a multicolored dance

You never know what you’re going to see at the bimonthly Mission Arts and Performance Project, known as MAPP, but it’s always pretty amazing. Saturday’s event featured 15 venues and dozens of performers. The next one will be April 7.

Above, the genius of Carl Pisaturo, LEDs, monofilament, crafted steel, sculpted plastic and a heavy dose of alien alchemy created Saturday magic. I loved the spinning orb with stroboscopic LEDs. But the spaceship swimming near the ceiling was almost its equal. No, strike that, the dancing automaton’s grace was best. Heck, it was all magic! Kudos, Carl.

Earlier in the evening, Santos Perdidos performed to a packed crowd at Artillery AG.

At Artillery AG

Walking east on 24th to hit some other MAPP spots, we ran into this band performing at Treat and 24th.

We kept running into events that were not part of MAPP, but were definitely happening. Here’s an art show at the Harwood on 25th and Alabama.

Harwood Gallery

We had never been to MAPP at Luz de la Luna on Alabama between 25th and 26th streets. It was packed while a performer sang rounds.

Later we went to Pathos-on-Harrison and for the first time heard Los Nadies — wonderful. We ended the evening, probably too early, with the always-electrifying Alejandro Chavez.

Alejandro Chavez, left

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  1. That band at 24th and Treat is The Beauty Operators! Great MAPP event, thanks everyone who made it happen.

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