Unhinged Jaw to present South American Cholo Film Premiere and Photo Exhibit during Special Reception in Los Angeles, Thursday, Aug. 14th 7-9PM

South American Cholo, a short documentary directed by American journalist Phuong-Cac Nguyen, chronicles the influence of East Los Angeles lowrider and gang cultures in Brazil. Featured are major personalities and icons from the lowrider movement including renowned L.A.-based photographer Estevan Oriol, Brazilian ambassador of lowrider culture and local icon Antonio Carlos Batista “Alemão” Filho, tattoo artist Luiz “Gordo” Teixeira (Sao Paulo) and Duel (Los Angeles), Mariana de Paula Martins and her husband Leandro Vinicius Pimenta Cabellos, who use customized bikes through their Lado Norte club to bring hope to children living in Sao Paulo’s favelas (slums). 

Next week, Unhinged Jaw will present a Special Los Angeles film premiere and photography exhibit for South American Cholo on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles. The movie will screen multiple times during the reception, and the photographs — shot around the movie’s filming by Sao Paulo’s Adalberto Rossette and Cia de Foto — will be exhibited in the hotel’s lobby and on display until August 22. Also, attendees will get an opportunity to get up close with customized rides from local lowrider car and bicycle clubs.

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Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 7-9 p.m. (film will screen multiple times during event)
Where: The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Cost: Free and open to the public
Information: www.southamericancholo.com https://www.facebook.com/SouthAmericanCholo

“Playground Legends” a holiday print show at Fifty24sf Gallery Dec 14th!

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Upper Playground and Fifty24sf Gallery is pleased to announce a Holiday Print Show: “Playground Legends” opening Sat. Dec 14th, 6pm. The show includes limited edition prints from Brian Flynn, Craola, Dora Drimalas, Estevan Oriol, Herbert Baglione, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Mars-1, Miss Van, Morning Breath, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, Pez, Sam Flores, Saner and Smithe. Join us on Opening Night!

‘VIP, No Problem: David Choe and Estevan Oriol’s Journey Through the Middle East’ at The Pavillion, Dubai

David Choe and Estevan Oriol’s recent trip to the Middle East with Upper Playground concluded at The Pavillion, in Dubai.  Their 40 minute presentation titled ‘VIP, No Problem: David Choe and Estevan Oriol’s Journey Through the Middle East’ included a photo presentation of their journey through Turkey, Afghanistan and Dubai with additional commentary by David and Estevan.  A Q&A session was held afterwards.

Special thanks for the event go out to: Nima Nabavi of @digitalgravel, Sunny from The Third Line (http://www.thethirdline.com) and Gabby who helped organize the show. The Pavillion, Dubai, david choe, estevan oriol, critter fleming, upper playground, digital gravel The Pavillion, Dubai, david choe, estevan oriol, critter fleming, upper playground, digital gravel The Pavillion, Dubai, david choe, estevan oriol, critter fleming, upper playground, digital gravel
For more information about The Pavillion visit: http://pavilion.ae/

Workshop with the ‘START World’ KIDS AT ‘THE ARCHIVE’, Dubai – April 25, 2013

In the garden area of The Archive at Safa Park in Dubai, an art workshop was set up with special needs kids between the ages of 13-17. David Choe, Critter Fleming and Estevan Oriol spent the day working with the START kids painting on large sheets of wood.  The children were encouraged to experiment and explore working with a new medium.

Special thanks to: Mahbouba, Nicola, Tanaz, Rana and Steff and Nima Nabavi of @DigitalGravel who helped organize the event.

For more information about START visit: startworld.org

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David Choe, Estevan Oriol and Critter Fleming AT the TASHKEEL WITH SKATEISTAN, Dubai

David Choe and Estevan Oriol’s recent trip in the middle east included a stop at the Tashkeel Foundation, an independent resource center for artists living and working in the U.A. Emirates.  David Choe  and Critter Fleming painted with one of the resident artists at the skate park and hung out with kids who stopped to watched them paint from time to time. Estevan Oriol documented the event.  Special thanks to Nima Nabavi of @DigitalGravel and the Tashkeel staff Lateefa, Khalid, Bader, Noah & Brad,  who helped organize the event.

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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain explores East L.A. with Estevan Oriol in a Chevy IMPALA

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain explores East L.A. in a Chevy Impala with Upper Playground favorites, Estevan Oriol and David Choe. This episode of  “Parts Unknown” will air this Sunday April 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the preview at: Bourdain gets ‘low-down’ in a lowrider.

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David choe and Estevan Oriol in Anthony bourdain’s new show, Parts Unknown April 21st 9PM ET/PT

Anthony Bourdain’s new show, ‘Parts Unknown’ premieres tonight and will soon feature an episode with David Choe and Estevan Oriol roaming through neighborhoods true Los Angelenos know how to appreciate. Their episode will air Sunday, April 21st 9PM EST/PST.
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