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Monday, October 3

AMERICAN SATURDAY NIGHT: LIVE FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

10:00pm

The show that made country music famous showcases some of the genre's most popular artists in its first feature film, American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry. The film captures onstage Opry performances and backstage moments with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker, as well as crowd favorites The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge. "Anyone who has ever spent a night at the Opry or played its stage will tell you there's nothing like it in the world," said Pete Fisher, Opry Vice President and General Manager. "This film captures everything that makes the Opry special and showcases performances by some of today's most compelling artists." American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry is directed by George J. Flanigen IV. Executive Producers are Steve Buchanan, Robert Deaton, Pete Fisher, and Flanigen. The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to present a special screening of this film, followed by a Q&A with Pete Fisher and George Flanigen, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

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Tuesday, October 4

Wednesday, October 5

The Beauty Within

ArcLight Culver City

9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, 90232

1:00pm

After living overseas for a few years Lai returns to ArcLight with a body of work titled, ‘Freeze Frame: The Beauty Within.’  Coinciding with the Asian World Film Festival, viewers get to see uninterrupted scenes taken randomly and by pure chance.  Her visual diary of street photography includes images shot while in a moving vehicle and at waist level. Filmmaker Monique Lai says, “I saw stories in front of me, and without looking thru the viewfinder, I had to trust that I got it.”

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Punctum Saliens

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

10361 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles CA, Los angeles, CA 90064

7:30pm

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is proud to present a spectacular evening of interdisciplinary contemporary/acrobatic dance, Lux Aeterna Dance Company’s Punctum Saliens, premiering in the US on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The critically acclaimed, Los Angeles-based Lux Aeterna, founded and directed by pioneering breakdance daredevil Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, will perform Punctum Saliens (a creation for 4 dancers) with Lee "Mislee" Chesley, Lamonte "Tales" Goode, Jacob "Kujo" Lyons, Rauf "Rubberlegz" Yasit at the TRK event.

Pre-show with free cheese and cookie tasting!

This event is made possible with the support of FLAX Foundation (France Los Angeles Exchange), also supported by FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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Meklit

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

Travel on a diasporic odyssey with singer, musician, and cultural instigator Meklit. Immersed in her sonic homelands of Ethiopian traditional songs, jazz, and the songwriter tradition, Meklit performs music of going and returning that grooves and soars. Hear her celebrate the newness of life and the ties that bind us together, and be inspired to bridge the frontiers between language, tribes, and disciplines.

NPR hails: “[Meklit] Hadero’s sound is a unique blend of jazz, Ethiopia, the San Francisco art scene and visceral poetry; it paints pictures in your head as you listen.”

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Thursday, October 6

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