Tuesday @ Royce Hall - UCLA Live Presents - The U.S. Premiere of Teatr Zar's 'Triptych'

Years in the making, Teatr Zar’s “Triptych” is an intimate, haunting experience. The Wroclaw-based troupe employs a revolutionary theatrical method emphasizing ritual movement, ancient sacred songs and visceral acting techniques that dissolve the separation between actors and spectators. In three discrete sections—“Gospels of Childhood,” “Caesarean Section” and “Anhelli”—these ingredients meld into potent stories of love, death, suicide and redemption. Director Jaroslaw Fret and his international cast present “Triptych” for a very limited audience in Royce Hall.

Tue, Dec 1 @8p
Wed, Dec 2 @8p
Thu, Dec 3 @8p

*Staged in multiple locations in Royce Hall; some seat locations will not be adjacent in the second seating configuration of this performance. No late seating.

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End the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Oz with a family matinee of the enduring (70 years so far!) musical favorite. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Aero Theater in Santa Monica...

THE WIZARD OF OZ - Judy Garland is Dorothy in this sublime, candy-colored adaptation of L. Frank Baum's children's favorite, one of the most beloved film classics of all time. Take a surreal stroll down the yellow brick road with Dorothy as she encounters the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. But there's no place like home! Don't miss the display of Wizard of Oz artwork at Every Picture Tells A Story!

*Come in costume and participate in the WIZARD OF OZ costume contest before the screening.

Sunday, November 29 - 4:00 PM
1939, Warner Bros., 101 min. Dir. Victor Fleming

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Now on View @ LACMA - Joseph Beuys: The Multiples

Currently on view at the LACMA is Joseph Beuys: The Multiples, the first west coast presentation of The Broad Art Foundation’s nearly 600 Beuys works produced between 1968 and 1986. The works are displayed on the third floor of the BCAM part of the ongoing loan program the foundation established with LACMA in 2008.

Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is one of the most influential postwar European artists. He used a European form of multiples in which two and three dimensional objects were issued in editions. He intended them to be widely circulated and to have relatively cheap prices. The multiples ranged from small-editioned objects to mass-produced political flyers and postcards.

Now thru July 18, 2010

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Friday @ Cinefamily - ''The Top Japanese Films of The Last Year, If Not The Last Decade''

Ask yourself this question: when was the last time a movie really mattered to you, and shattered your world? Every so often, a film comes screaming out of the ether that magically reveals a larger truth about this thing we stumble through called life, and the latest cinematic salve is the unforgettable, uncategorizable, unmissable Love Exposure, the brand-new behemoth from Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Strange Circus) that gleefully tackles life's biggest issues: love, death, sex, revenge, religion and up-skirt panty photography. Winner of festival awards across the globe, and breaker of art house attendance records in Japan, Love Exposure has only been seen in the U.S. at a handful of sell-out screenings, with its initially daunting 237 minutes leaving audiences desperate for another installment. Purportedly based on the life of one Sono's friends, the film tells the epic story of Yu, a teenager who loses his Catholic faith when his mother dies and his bible-thumping priest father demands that the innocent boy confess to sins that he hasn't committed. As he manufactures sins to keep his father pleased, Yu trains in the 'art' of panchira (clandestine panty snapshots!), and all bets are off when he crosses paths with Yoko, the woman of his dreams (his "Virgin Mary"), at a streetfight. As he pursues his heart, Yu finds himself tripped up by apocalyptic religious cults, Catholic guilt and the call of pornography, and must use his love to fight his way out of darkness.

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MOCA's 30th Anniversary Members Party

MOCA members are invited to celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary at a birthday party to culminate the exciting opening week of Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years. Enjoy an unforgettable art experience inspired by MOCA’s permanent collection with unique performances and unexpected interventions by My Barbarian, a dynamic Los Angeles–based artist collective.

MOCA’s 30th Birthday Party is presented by Ovation TV and The MOCA Contemporaries.

Become a MOCA member today!

MOCA Grand Avenue

250 South Grand Avenue - L.A.

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@ Walt Disney Concert Hall - Kronos Quartet ,Terry Riley and Matmos

Fearless iconoclasts Kronos Quartet, performing a piece from award-winning film composer Thomas Newman. Visionary master of minimalism, Terry Riley. Brainy electronica assemblagists Matmos. And Incubus’ psycho-musicologist, Mike Einziger.

These cutting edge California artists come together for one incredible evening of solo performances and exclusive collaborations. Drawing inspiration from their mutual admiration and respect, as well as their own West Coast roots, expect a unique tapestry of combined influences and extraordinary talents.

Featured Artists:

Kronos Quartet Terry Riley Matmos Mike Einziger
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@ REDCAT on Saturday


Guest curated by Hou Hanru
Opening reception: Saturday, November 21, 6–9 pm

Everyday Miracles (Extended) brings together the work of seven artists who poignantly reflect on the dynamic shifts across Asia over the last 30 years. Curated by Hou Hanru in collaboration with REDCAT, the exhibition proceeds from an earlier project called Everyday Miracles, organized by Hou for the Chinese Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Presented in three cycles (the first two at the San Francisco Art Institute and the third at REDCAT), Everyday seeks to expand upon dialogues about feminism in Asia and the emergence of the “extraordinary” in art and the everyday. Bridging SFAI and REDCAT’s shared commitment to art practices of the Pacific Rim, the exhibition features work by Hamra Abbas, Ringo Bunoan, Chen Hui-Chiao, Shilpa Gupta, Kan Xuan, Minouk Lim and Jewyo Rhii—artists who explore the world through a decidedly decentralized perspective, a powerful and necessary position to take in the context of a global art market driven by spectacle and essentialist views. Using the miraculousness of the everyday, these artists attempt to negotiate and transcend social and political realities in China, India, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines and Taiwan.

Sun Nov 22–Sun Jan 17 | Tues–Sun, noon–6 pm or intermission

This exhibition is made possible with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Eve Steele and Peter Gelles, Arts Council Korea, The George and MaryLou Boone Fund for Artistic Advancement and the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, R.O.C. in collaboration with Taipei Cultural Center of TECO, New York.



Skylight Books is thrilled to host award-winning journalist Amy Goodman again for her book Breaking the Sound Barrier, which breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. Bring your lunch and join us to hear one of this country's extraordinary speakers and activists. Amy Goodman has been confronting the Washington establishment and its corporate sponsors while giving voice to the ordinary citizens and activists who are fighting for a better, more peaceful world. Her daily international radio and TV show, Democracy Now!, began in 1996 and is now carried on more than 500 stations and on
Democracy Now

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Tonight @ REDCAT-The West Coast Premiere of ARIAS with a TWIST

Joey Arias and Basil Twist: Arias with a Twist

West Coast Premiere

In this deliriously madcap fantasy revue, the soaring song stylings of drag artist Joey Arias are surrounded by an eye-popping theatrical extravaganza conjured by a team of puppeteers directed by the legendary Basil Twist. Channeling lurid celluloid dreams, macabre nightmares and bizarre premonitions on a stage transformed into a bigger-than-life cabinet of curiosities, the adventure begins with an alien abduction and concludes with a stupendous Busby Berkeley-esque finale. Along the way, the throaty chanteuse belts out pop, rock and jazz standards—including Billie Holiday’s “You’ve Changed”—as Twist and company work their magic with vintage marionettes, anatomically correct puppets and fantastical scenic elements. Arias was the longtime “Mistress of Seduction” in Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil’s adult-themed Las Vegas show, while Twist is most famous for his Folies Bergère-style underwater staging of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.



Join William Leavitt and Allen Ruppersberg, both of whom are featured in Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, for a conversation with independent curator Carole Ann Klonarides about the experience of making and presenting work in the 1970s. This event is hosted by X-TRA, Los Angeles’s longest running contemporary art journal.

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Now on View - @ The California Heritage Museum SKATEBOARD: Evolution and Art in California

Christian Hosoi

The California Heritage Museum is proud to present “SKATEBOARD: Evolution and Art in California.” Now on View through Sunday, May 30, 2010.

Guest curated by legendary Z-boy Nathan Pratt in conjunction with museum staff curator Michael Trotter and advisory committee members Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom (Zephyr co-founders), Cris Dawson (1966 Hobie Champ), Z-Boys Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta, and 1980’s world champion Christian Hosoi, the exhibition traces the evolution of boards from pre-1950 to the present showcasing the riders, designers, artists, and manufacturers that created the California phenomenon known as the skateboard. From the first planks of wood with metal roller skate wheels nailed to the bottom to the modern polyurethane wheels and kicktails, the boards have rocketed the skaters to greater heights of performance and style while taking “sidewalk surfing” from a homegrown activity to a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

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The West Coast Premiere of The Walworth Farce Continues This Weekend @ UCLA LIVE

Druid Ireland

The Walworth Farce

At 11 a.m. in a grotty London flat, Dinny and his two adult sons begin their daily routine. Iron the dress. Get the roast chicken. Brush the wigs. Start the show. Then, over the course of two hours, kill off five people, as usual. This tragedy wrapped in farce upends all cozy, homespun Irish-immigrant tales of the old country. Playwright Enda Walsh delves unsparingly into why Dinny left Ireland, why his sons don’t leave him, and the story that has entrapped them all.

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TONIGHT: Habeas Lounge Downtown Art Walk Closing Party

How does downtown exist as a hub for MTA riders and bicyclists in the city? Celebrate eight weeks of mapping and conversations during the final night of HABEAS LOUNGE: A PLURALISTIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, taking place during the DTLA Art Walk on Thursday, November 12 from 5-9p.m.

Tomorrow @ the Skirball Cultural Center - Images for Human Rights: Student Voices - Free!

Images for Human Rights: Student Voices


October 13, 2009–March 14, 2010

View twenty large-scale, provocative graphic-arts posters by students from the Art Center College of Design, created in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Developed in the wake of the tragedies of World War II and modeled after the United States Constitution, this remarkable document represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948, in Paris, it continues to serve as a model for state charters around the world.

Each one visually striking in its own way, the works on view illustrate the students' personal interpretations of the declaration's articles. The images not only reinforce its principles but also highlight human-rights violations around the world today—from the abuse of sweatshop workers to the conscription of child soldiers. Taking such powerful edicts as "No one shall be held in slavery or servitude" (Article 4) and "Everyone has the right to education" (Article 26), the young artists were challenged to represent these assertions through visual images. Each poster is accompanied by the text of the article(s) that inspired it, as well as insightful commentary by the student.

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Tomorrow @ Walt Disney Concert Hall - Dudamel and Upshaw

Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs (1964) is a song cycle containing 11 arrangements of folk music from various countries and of other songs. These sparkling gems, whose origins range from the Appalachians to Azerbaijan, are imaginatively but subtly orchestrated, and treated with a respect one might not expect of an avant-garde composer.

Thursday, November 12, 8p
@Walt Disney Concert Hall

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The Official Italian Entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards® 2009 U.S. Premiere.

From Giuseppe Tornatore, Director of OSCAR® Winner CINEMA PARADISO, comes a Sicilian family saga: three generations across the 20th century, their dreams, hardship, disappointments, passions. “A moving, autobiographical, nostalgic tribute to the director’s hometown of Bagheria (“Baaria” in dialect) and family,” writes Natasha Senjanovic in The Hollywood Reporter. Introduction by Director Giuseppe Tornatore actors Margareth Made, Francesco Scianna and Beppe Fiorello. Introduction begins at 7p, film at 7.30p.

Each year CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE brings a piece of Italy to Los Angeles, offering some of the finest contemporary Italian films and documentaries which have made an impact in both Italy and abroad. Films to be featured this year include: Edoardo Winspeare’s I GALANTUOMINI (THE BRAVE MEN); Davide Ferrario’s TUTTA COLPA DI GIUDA (FREEDOM); Marco Amenta’s LA SICILIANA RIBELLE (THE SICILIAN GIRL); Nico Cirasola’s FOCACCIA BLUES; Marco Filiberti’s IL COMPLEANNO (DAVID’S BIRTHDAY); Francesca Archibugi’s QUESTIONE DI CUORE (MATTER OF HEART); Michele Placido’s IL GRANDE SOGNO (THE BIG DREAM) and two documentaries, VITTORIO D. by Mario Canale and Annarosa Morri (a portrait of Vittorio De Sica) and HOLLYWOOD ON THE TIBER by Marco Spagnoli.2009,

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@ REDCAT Tonight - The Single Most Important and Influential Underground Movie Ever Released in America.

Jack H. Skirball Series

The Making and Unmaking of Flaming Creatures

A screening and talk with J. Hoberman from the Village Voice

Recognized as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Flaming Creatures was also reviled, rioted over, banned as porn, and pondered by the Supreme Court. “Jack Smith described Flaming Creatures as ‘a comedy set in a haunted movie studio.’ It is that, as well as the single most important and influential underground movie ever released in America,” according to J. Hoberman, film critic of The Village Voice for more than 30 years and an authority on the Smith performance and film oeuvre. “Smith’s movie was a source of inspiration for artists as disparate as Andy Warhol, Federico Fellini and John Waters but he never completed another.” Find out why. Hoberman’s books include The Dream Life: Movies, Media and the Mythology of the Sixties and Bridge of Light: Yiddish Cinema Between Two Worlds.

1963, 45 min., 16mm, b/w

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Official Selection of the 2009 South By Southwest Film Festival and 2008 Montreal World Film Festival, DIED YOUNG, STAYED PRETTY is a candid look at the underground indie-rock poster subculture in North America that was reborn, post-Punk, with the launch of groupie Clayton Hayes' website Gigposters.com. The documentary reveals a new breed of subculturists who've set out to destroy the mainstream through their controversial and intensely visceral design work.

Under the guise of advertising for rock shows, these unheralded masters of the silkscreen and Xerox machine carry on public discourses that range from hot button political issues to lewd, inside jokes. Stealing pieces from America's disposable culture, these graphic artists pervert classic references into beautiful obscenities that they slap in the face of polite society while safely treading under the radar.

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SATURDAY - Vroman's Bookstore Presents: An Evening with Bukowski's Friends

Vroman's Books will be hosting the evening celebrating the life and work of Charles Bukowski. Sue Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts at the Huntington and lead archivist of Bukowski's writings, will present a slide presentation of Bukowski's life through photos. She will be joined by Linda Lee Bukowski, longtime Los Angeles poet SA Griffin (who will be reading from a new Bukowski book, The Continual Condition), and John Dullaghan, the director of the documentary, Bukowski: Born Into This.

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Saturday, November 07, 7p
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena - 91101


at The HAMMER Tonight- Terry Zwigoff's 'CRUMB'


Shot over a period of six years, director Terry Zwigoff's Crumb is an illuminating portrait of the controversial comic artist. The film uses uncensored interviews with the artist, his family, colleagues, critics, and ex-lovers, along with footage of his work, to paint a riveting picture of Crumb and the influences that have endowed his creativity.
(1995, 119 MIN., DIR. T. ZWIGOFF)

In conjunction with the exhibition The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis

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Tonight @ Skylight Books

One Model Nation

Skylight Books is thrilled to host the Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor (aka C. Allbritton Taylor) and Camp Freddy's Donovan Leitch as they present their new graphic novel One Model Nation, illustrated by Jim Rugg.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, C. Allbritton Taylor has lived in New York, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, London and has made countless trips to Berlin for more than a decade while collecting information and writing One Model Nation. Now a resident of Washington State, C. Allbritton says of his first published full-length work, "I did my best to present a clear story while having to protect the people who wanted to remain hidden. I had to change names (and occasionally places) to do this while remaining true to my original intention: to pay homage to the great artists who played their parts in that time of unsung greatness."

Actor, musician, producer, rock historian, Donovan Leitch co-conceived One Model Nation with his collaborator C. Allbritton Taylor. Donovan was the lead singer for the '90s andro-glam NY band Nancy Boy and now fronts the all-star jam band Camp Freddy. As an actor, he has appeared in many late night cable cult classics and he played the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in both New York and L.A. productions. He has produced several documentaries and is now developing rock based musicals. As an avid music historian, Donovan constantly seeks to uncover the deeper truths of the mysterious band One Model Nation.

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