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Thursday, February 11

The Director's Series: Michael Govan and Frank Gehry

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656


(FREE-TICKETS REQUIRED) In conjunction with the exhibition Frank Gehry, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks with architect Frank Gehry about Gehry's aesthetic considerations, the role of social and cultural issues in architecture, and architecture's relationship to the city, all of which have been central to his work for over five decades.

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Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


Our tribute to the Oscars features two fantasies adapted from the work of Oscar Wilde. In THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, the title character's portrait ages instead of him. Then Charles Laughton stars as THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, who haunts an English castle during WWII.

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Hammer Screenings: The Haunted Sword

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Copresented with The Japan Business Association of Southern California, The Japan Foundation, UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, and the School of the Arts and Architecture, and Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Drama, lust, vengeance, and haunted weaponry collide in this explosive Japanese kabuki. Famed female impersonator Tamasaburo V joins Kanzaburo XVIII and Nizaemon to form the dream cast of this filmed live performance of a 17th-century dramatic form. (2010, dir. Hiroyuki Nakatani, 113 min. English subtitles.)

Following the screening, join us in the courtyard for an after-party featuring DJ Hashim B, sake tasting and cash bar, free Japanese food and free, limited-edition Kabuki-inspired Uniqlo t-shirts and totes bags.

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Sun and Sail Club at The Federal Underground

Federal Underground

102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, 90802


Knitting Factory Entertainment is pleased to present Sun and Sail Club at The Federal Underground in Long Beach. Sun and Sail Club is a fused metal, punk and stoner rock supergroup. Consisting of guitarist and vocalist Bob Balch (formerly of Fu Manchu), drummer Scott Reeder (Fu Manchu), guitarist Tony Adolescent and bassist Scott Thomas Reeder (Kyuss, Fireball Ministry), this band consistently delivers an arsenal of energetic and hard-hitting songs. Sun and Sail Club combines the elements of aggressive rock genres to produce an entirely organic and unadulterated sound. Metal Sucks describes the band as “a whirlwind of progressive stoner rock that turned everything you thought

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Meet VICKEN CHETERIAN, author of OPEN WOUNDS: Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide

Abril Bookstore

415 E Broadway #102, Glendale, 91205

7:30pm to 9:00pm

ABRIL BOOKSTORE cordially invites you to meet

author of the recently published book

Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide

Introduced by MARK CHENIAN

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 - 7:30pm
ABRIL BOOKSTORE - 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA

Admission is free with reception to follow. For more information, call (818) 243-4112.

OPEN WOUNDS: Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide explains how, after the First World War, the new Turkish Republic forcibly erased the memory of the atrocities, and traces of Armenians, from their historic lands -- a process to which the international community turned a blind eye. The price for this amnesia was, Vicken Cheterian argues, "a century of genocide." Turkish intellectuals acknowledge the price society must pay collectively to forget such traumatic events, and that Turkey cannot solve its recurrent conflicts with its minorities -- like the Kurds today -- nor have an open and democratic society without addressing the original sin on which the state was founded: the Armenian Genocide.

The assassination of the author Hrant Dink in Istanbul in 2007, a high-profile advocate of Turkish-Armenian reconciliation, reignited the debate in Turkey on the annihilation of the Ottoman Armenians. Many Turks soon re-awakened to their Armenian heritage, reflecting on how their grandparents were forcibly Islamised and Turkified, and the suffering their families endured to keep their stories secret. There was public debate around Armenian property confiscated by the Turkish state and the extermination of the minorities. At last the silence had been broken.

VICKEN CHETERIAN lectures at Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. As a journalist and historian, he has worked on contemporary conflicts in the Middle East and post-Soviet space, publishing widely in Le Monde Diplomatique, Al-Hayat, and Open Democracy. He is the author of War and Peace in the Caucasus: Russia's Troubled Frontier.

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