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Saturday, September 20

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2014

UCLA

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 0

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Decadent and delicious, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade brings superstar chefs and mixologists from around the globe to Los Angeles to lend their support to ALSF and the fight against childhood cancer.

Each chef and mixologist prepares a signature dish for guests to sample. Guests have the opportunity to taste incredible fare and meet and even chat with the chefs who prepared it. L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade is hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern) along with Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). The event has raised nearly $2 million to fund childhood cancer research, raising more than half a million at the 2013 event alone.

The leisurely, fun afternoon of sampling food and drink is interspersed with inspiring childhood cancer hero stories, updates on the Foundation’s quest to find a cure and a silent and live auction of spectacular items, including James Beard Award-wining chefs offering to work their magic in the bidders’ kitchens.

- General Admission Tickets - Opportunity to sample fare from all participating chefs from 12-4pm.
- Meet & Greet Tickets - Includes access to the private chefs dinner on Friday, September 19 and early access/reserved seating for the event Saturday, September 20.

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Malibu Playhouse Open House Party

Malibu Playhouse

29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 90265

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Come  get  to  know  us  and  discover  all  your  Playhouse  has  to  offer!    We’re  opening  our  doors   for  a  fun,  free  afternoon    for  all  ages  on  Saturday,  September  20th  from  3pm  to  6pm  at   the  theatre  at  29243  Pacific  Coast  Highway. We’ll  have  entertainment  by  local  artists,  including  musicians,  dancers,  singers  and  more. Enjoy  refreshments  while  you  meet  the  actors  and  designers  from  the  first  show  of  our  new   season,  Alfred  Hitchcock’s  THE  39  STEPS.  Plus,  get  an  exclusive  sneak  peek  at  select  scenes   of  this  wild  comedy  thriller!  Our  special  guest  artists  will  include:     Julia  Holland  (Once  Upon  a  Time  Children’s  Theater),   Shoshana  Kuttner  (Young  ACTors  Project),   Beverly  Craveiro  (Pianist  extraordinare  and  Malibu  muse),   Maria  Newman  &  Scott  Hosfeld  (Malibu  Friends  of  Music  at  the  Montgomery  Arts  House  for   Music  and  Architecture  -­‐  MAHMA),   Nikki  and  Ethan  White  (Dance  and  Shape  Company),   and  more...   Don’t  miss  the  announcement  of  our  exciting  new  season  and  the  chance  to  win  a  pair  of   season  tickets!   Faculty  members  of  our  Acting  Conservatory  will  be  on  hand  to  answer  questions  about  the   Fall  classes.    Sign-­‐ups  will  be  available.     We’ll  also  be  offering  special  discounts  on  season  tickets,  acting  classes  and  merchandise.  For  more  information,  contact  us:  (310)  589-­‐1998  or  www.malibuplayhouse.org   Follow  us  on  Facebook  and  Twitter  (@MalibuPlayhouse)  for  updates  and  info.   Malibu  Playhouse  is  a  non-­‐profit  501c3  corporation  –  99  seat  Equity  waiver  theatre.

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world FOODIE fair

LA Spice Cafe

4357 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, 90230

4:30pm to 9:00pm

An epic Pop-Up Tasting Event.

10 FOOD Entrepreneurs want to kickstart their dream.
Is their food good enough?!

You Decide.

HOW:
to attend, you must purchase
a $6 ticket,
which you can then use to buy $7 worth of food.

Limited spots available.

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Bruce Richards: Future/Past

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts

357 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

BRUCE RICHARDS: FUTURE / PAST
PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE

Opens September 20, 2014 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles

A much anticipated exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artist Bruce Richards will be presented at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles. The exhibition, Bruce Richards: Future/Past opens with a preview reception on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m., with the artist in attendance.

Bruce Richards, now residing in New York, has long been associated with the Los Angeles contemporary art scene, emerging from the University of California Irvine (UCI) in the early 1970s; a significant period when other artists associated with UCI included Robert Irwin, Vija Celmins, David Hockney, Chris Burden, Alexis Smith, Larry Bell, Peter Alexander, Tony DeLap, Ed Moses, Craig Kauffman, James Turrell, etc. Richards was part of the Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time exhibition, "Best Kept Secret" underscoring this important period in the art of Southern California.

The Rutberg Gallery exhibition Bruce Richards: Future/Past offers a full view of Bruce Richard’s works spanning several decades. His paintings - frequently in dialogue with related polychromed bronze sculptures - are created with meticulous clarity, taking on an otherworldly luminosity that catapults them into the surreal. While cited as having some resonance with the works of Rene Magritte who juxtaposed objects from ordinary life into fantastical compositions, in contrast, Richards employs a more singular focus on one or two objects, suspending them in a timeless space – a burning tire or match, a leaf, a twining snake, a coin etc. – to layer references to history, mythology, art, and personal experience and emotions. These layers impart enormous symbolic and conceptual weight to seemingly ordinary objects. His works can be both referential and ironic by contrasting art of the past and present, such as his play between a famous Magritte torso and Marina Abramovic's infamous performance where she carved a pentagram onto her belly. In another example he juxtaposes the prehistoric depiction of woman, The Venus of Willendorf, with a work by Jeff Koons. Bruce Richard's visual sleight-of-hand further informs the viewer through his use of titles. Puns and provocative word play provide witty clues to the artist’s frame of reference, sharing a certain sly kinship with another of L.A.’s Cool School icons, Ed Ruscha.

Richards states, "My aim is to engage the viewer in both the title's verbal association and its visual analogy." The late critic and poet, Donald Carroll cited: "These are not images that simply hang on the wall; they hang in the mind as well - agents provocateurs, teasing us, daring us to light the fuse that will set off a chain reaction of associative thought that lies behind - and beyond - these captured, isolated...representatives of the world we think we know...Bruce Richard's images are revealed as unexpected illustrations of who we are and what we think and, above all, how we think."

The exhibition, Bruce Richards: Future/Past extends from September 20, through November 29, 2014. Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is located at 357 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, one block north of Beverly Boulevard. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information contact the gallery at (323) 938-5222 or [email protected]

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BOBBY MCFERRIN

Broad Stage

1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

7:30pm

We kick-start our 14-15 season with a pre-concert party for audience members followed by a performance with Bobby McFerrin whose infectious sounds defy easy categorization. The 10-time Grammy winner who gave us the feel-good hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” continues to explore uncharted musical territory with his latest album Spirityouall, a far-reaching collection of jazz, rock, and blues-inspired spirituals. From his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma and Chick Corea, to conducting projects with the Vienna and New York Philharmonics, McFerrin is a restless seeker who—happily—takes us along for the ride.

 

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Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer

Royce Hall - UCLA

Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:00pm

Two boundary-defying instrumentalist-composers—bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile—form one extraordinary duo and create one not-to-be-missed evening of glorious music in Royce Hall. These two MacArthur Fellows celebrate the much-anticipated September 9 release of their second album of original compositions titled Bass & Mandolin. The duo has been performing live together since 2003 and in 2008 released their first album Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile. They also collaborated on the critically acclaimed and Grammy-winning project the Goat Rodeo Sessions. 

Thile says, “We have grown a lot as a collaborative entity between our first recording and now, at least partially due to our work together on The Goat Rodeo Sessions collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Stuart Duncan. As collaborators, we’ve found a warmer voice to share.” Meyer adds, “Chris is comfortable with all kinds of improvising, with lots of different musical feelings and rhythmic feelings. With him I can do anything I want. I can just be a bass player or I can play the melody. There are not many people with whom I have so much common ground. We can get to the bottom of things very quickly.” 

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Sunday, September 21

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