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Win Some, Lose Some: A Benefit, After The Fact, For Public Art

April 28
7 p.m.
$12
Art, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Electro Pop, Punk, Rock

When Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead died in late 2015, Minneapolis artist Wes Winship, who was visiting family in California, decided to pay tribute. Along with a friend, he created an epic 50-foot piece featuring Lemmy flipping the bird on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach sea wall. Although the area is known for its high graffiti turnover, the work remained mostly unscathed two years later. When Winship went to give the piece a bit of a wear-and-tear touchup, the cops were there to arrest him. Although charges were eventually dropped, because they were stupid, Winship is still stuck with travel and lawyer fees. Enter this benefit party at Modist. Watch Winship paint Lemmy live while rockers Poliça, Dillinger Four, and Personhunter entertain. There will be beer, and a raffle rounds out the night. Find tickets at  www.eventbrite.com.