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Saturday, November 22

European Bier Fest

Wirtshaus LA

345 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

1:00pm to 4:00pm

La Brea Avenue’s Wirtshaus (www.facebook.com/WirtshausLA), German restaurant and beer garden, will host its first “European Bierfest” on-site at the restaurant and bar, on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The “beer festival” will feature more than 40 iconic beers from over 15 different European countries, in a walk-around tasting format. (Wirtshaus’ European Bierfest is sponsored in part by LA Weekly and Beer Paper LA.)

General Admission for the Festival is 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with a VIP Ticket level including early entry at 12:00 PM and a pre-Festival European beer seminar, led by European beer experts from Beer Paper LA.

All Festival tickets include unlimited tastings and a logo beer tasting glass. A limited Wirtshaus food menu will be available for purchase during the event.

Tickets, either $40.00 per person (General Admission) or $50.00 per person (VIP Package), are available for sale at www.eventbrite.com/e/european-bier-fest-tickets-14032757355. (Event is 21-and-over; ID required at check-in.)

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European Art (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

Discover the breadth of LACMA’s collection of European art on this 50-minute tour. Focus on 17th-century Dutch painting, works by French and Italian Baroque artists, and French 19th-century painting, including costumes and decorative arts that are installed with two-dimensional works.

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David Lloyd Artist Talk

Klowden Mann

6023 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Klowden Mann is very pleased to present David Lloyd's New Paintings, the Los Angeles-based artist's third solo show at the gallery. Lloyd's new work is a combination of formal abstraction and narrative irreverence. Using materials including acrylic and spray paint, texture paste, collage, graphite and ink, Lloyd presents paintings on raw canvas that build upon his early history as an abstract painter in the 80's while synthesizing the feeling of the pseudo-scientific and spiritual narratives that permeated his most recent work. Here, he has removed all but the smallest narrative moments, with canvases ranging in size from 11 by 14 inches to 7 by 9 feet, and offering brightly colored geometric forms with near-anthropomorphic personality, moving across the raw canvas and accompanied by highly articulated drawn lines and areas of densely textured paint. The exhibition will take place from October 25th through January 10th, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 25th, from 6-8pm.

David Lloyd (b. 1955, Los Angeles, CA) graduated with a BFA from CalArts in 1985, and began his career with solo exhibitions at Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles. His broad exhibition history includes exhibitions at Klowden Mann, Gallery Paule Anglim, the Orange County Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and History in California, as well as Metro Pictures and Milk Gallery in New York, along with many others. His work has been written about extensively, including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, The Washington Post, Art & Auction, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Art. Ltd. His work is in private collections internationally, and public collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

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Bullets Over Broadway

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

5:00pm

 1994, 98 minutes, color, 35mm | Directed by Woody Allen; written by Allen and Douglas McGrath; with Jim Broadbent, John Cusack, Harvey Fierstein, Chazz Palminteri, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Reiner, Jennifer Tilly, Tracey Ullman, Joe Viterelli, Jack Warden, Dianne Wiest.

Woody Allen received Academy Award nominations for writing and directing this witty and gorgeously crafted theatrical comedy, which also brought costume designer Jeffrey Kurland a nomination for his authentic creations. John Cusack plays a struggling playwright in 1920s New York who must contend with a tempestuous diva (Dianne Wiest, in her second Oscar-winning performance in a Woody Allen film), the gangster-producer’s untalented girlfriend and her bodyguard (Jennifer Tilly and Chazz Palminteri, both Oscar-nominated). The A-list supporting cast includes Jim Broadbent, Harvey Fierstein, Mary-Louise Parker, Tracey Ullman and Jack Warden, and the end result is one of Allen’s most visually enchanting and laugh-out-loud funny films.

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Saul Hernandez

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

8:00pm

Saúl Hernández creates music that reflects the present and is rooted in the most  telluric past. Performed live, his music is more than a concert: it is a ritual.

As a composer, he has erased geographic and generational boundaries. His songs are part of the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people in Mexico, Latin America, and the United States. People make his songs their own, turning his compositions into shared hymns. His allies (fans), who span several generations, share ideology, dreams, passions.

In April 2012 Saúl began a very unique tour, "The Memory of the Senses: Songs and Roads.” "The idea was to revisit my career as a composer. I had received many requests to explain what I meant by this song or why I wrote that one. We are approaching the songs from the perspective of the composer, something more intimate. It's like coming home and traveling through familiar roads. I'm playing songs from 1987 to 2011. These venues are giving me the opportunity to be closer to people. I am a musician who wants to share part of his life,” he explains regarding the tour.

The tour now continues, a homecoming to those intimate halls and cultural venues that have marked his professional and personal  life. These are energetic and passionate concerts. A "magical mystery tour” through the music, as he describes it and as evidenced by the powerful and emotional concerts in Sala Nezahuacóyotl, el Museo del Chopo, el Centro de las artes del Parque Fundidora en Monterrey, Puebla, León, Chicago, Nueva York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Anaheim.

 

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Sunday, November 23

Zoetic Dinner

Location disclosed when ticket is purchased

Venice Beach, Venice Beach, 90291

6:00pm to 9:00pm

LA Chef Corinne Rice Hosts Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free & Soy Free Dinner

NOVEMBER 23RD 6pm in Venice, CA -- Chef Corinne Rice will host a raw, vegan, gluten and soy free dinner.

first - coconut and beet dumpling, fermented fennel, chive, dill, apple air, walnut oil
second- pea soup, juniper-garam masala cream, mint oil
third- various greens, persimmons, chorizo, parmesan, caramel vinaigrette
fourth- celery root noodles, lemon-pepper alfredo, black truffles, parsley
fifth- cheesecake, coffee-chestnut crust, pears, orange syrup, candied sage

Limited seating, tickets can be purchased here: http://www.corinnerice.com/#!zoetic/cwa6

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UCLA Philharmonia, with Neal Stulberg Conducting

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

The UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and one of Southern California’s premier training orchestras. Its music directors have included Lukas Foss, Richard Dufallo, Mehli Mehta, Samuel Krachmalnick, Alexander Treger, and Jon Robertson. Notable recent performances include an evening-long exploration of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique with commentary by UCLA professor Robert Winter; UCLA opera’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Jonathan Dove’s Flight (West Coast premiere), and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites; annual appearances at Sundays Live; and a special Royce Hall performance of works by Recovered Voices composers Franz Schreker, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Arnold Schoenberg, conducted by Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon.

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Bo Burnham

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:00pm

Bo Burnham is a teenager and comedian. in 2006, he wrote songs, posted them online, and lots of people saw them. Then, he started playing live shows. He played at colleges, clubs and theaters. People came. In August of 2008, four days after his eighteenth birthday, he became the youngest person to record a comedy central special. He released a CD in march 2009. Some people think he is funny.

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