8/8 | Live at the Archway: Dandy Wellington / Miss Saturn / Benjamin Evans

This week at L@TA we've got the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age, with a hula hoop spectacle to open and Benjamin Evans' solo show “Brooklynight" in the gallery.

Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.



The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St. 


THE HEADLINER | AT 6:15PM. Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930s and 40s and created a world of well-dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music from the golden age of cinema to the bounce of New Orleans that invokes an atmosphere of class. A bandleader, entertainer, event producer, and creative consultant, born and raised in Harlem, New York, Dandy Wellington epitomizes the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age, while also bringing a progressive perspective befitting of the ever-changing landscape of our modern lifestyle.

THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART | AT 5:30PM.  Miss Saturn has left people in laughter and awe across the world. She has performed her solo outdoor show at the World Busker’s Festival in New Zealand and has been a Coney Island fixture. Miss Saturn has opened for the bands Modest Mouse, Reverend Horton Heat, The Faint, The Walkman, The Dresdon Dolls, The Strait Jackets, and Velvet Revolver, and has graced the stages of The Famous Spiegel Tent, The Box, PS 122, the Bard Spiegel Tent, the Bergen Music Festival, and performed with Moby in the Jonathan Ames and Moby Show. She is the creator and producer of “Hula Pa Looza,” an all hula hoop cabaret.

THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED | ALL NIGHT. Benjamin Evans is an artist and writer currently based in the French Alps. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he spent seven years living in New York City where he directed the non-profit gallery NURTUREart and was active in the Brooklyn arts scene. He has exhibited previous bodies of work professionally in both Canadian and New York venues. While living in Paris, Evans opened the itinerant gallery project Projective City, which exhibited the work of emerging artists in Paris, New York and virtual spaces in between. He holds five degrees, including a PhD in philosophy and an MFA in mixed media, and has taught at several institutions, including the Alberta College of the Arts, The Parsons School of Design in New York and Parsons Paris. Having completed his PhD, he has recently returned to making art full time.

Artist Benjamin Evans collects dreams. For his exhibit “Brooklynight,” various Brooklyn-based subjects have undergone scientific dream data collection, and the resulting sculptures investigate the disjunction between dreams as hopeful wishes, as nightly hallucinations, and as abstract scientific data. The expansive exhibition will be visible through a peephole.