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Friday, February 12

Petit Takett: Love, Legacy, and Recipes from the Maghreb

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Extended through February 14! Sharing food is one of the most genuine forms of cultural exchange. Gathered at the dinner table, we reminisce, share stories, and engage with one another. Petit Takett: Love, Legacy, and Recipes from the Maghreb, an exhibition based on Los Angeles artist and photographer Orly Olivier’s Tunisian Jewish heritage, celebrates food as a powerful connection to the past. A diverse collection of original and historic photographs, family heirlooms, ephemera, and original letterpress posters illustrate the journey of Olivier’s family from Tunisia to Israel and finally to the United States, between the 1950s and the present.

A large-scale image in the gallery transports visitors to Takett’s, the Tunisian restaurant where Olivier’s grandmother shared her love of food and entertaining. Her father’s recipe box, reproductions of his recipe cards (written in French, Arabic, and English), household objects, and family photographs document the diverse culinary traditions of Olivier’s family. Also on display, Olivier’s original photographs and letterpress posters show how she has reinterpreted those traditions for the present day. An interactive recipe mosaic, inspired by the designs of North African textiles and tiles, invites visitors to leave behind their own family recipes.

Olivier has commemorated her Tunisian heritage through the Petit Takett project, which comprises a food and lifestyle blog as well as a series of dinners and events for the Los Angeles community. The Petit Takett exhibition and related programs, including a Tunisian dinner and a shibori indigo tie-dye workshop, not only share Olivier’s fascinating story with the Skirball community but also encourage visitors of many cultural backgrounds to explore and share their own heritages and customs.

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Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams presents a lesser-known dimension of celebrated photographer Ansel Adams’s body of work, and offers insight into a decisive and disquieting period in American history. Presented at the Skirball in association with the Japanese American National Museum, the exhibition features fifty photographs by Adams of the Japanese American incarceration camp in Manzanar, California, during World War II. These photographs were the subject of Adams’s controversial book Born Free and Equal, published in 1944 while war was still being waged. The book protested the treatment of these American citizens and what Adams called their “enforced exodus.” Powerful forms of civic and artistic expression, the images speak to the Skirball’s mission of confronting injustice, embracing diversity, and preserving community. Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams was curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

In addition to Adams’s work, the Skirball’s presentation of the exhibition includes other photographs, documents, publications, artifacts, and works of art  that detail life and conditions at Manzanar and offer personal narratives of the experience. A range of propaganda posters, films, pamphlets, and magazines portray the anger, prejudice, and overt racism of the times. Additional material from Adams’s contemporaries, Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake, is highlighted.

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Art of Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

2:00pm

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and art by exploring the outstanding collection of painting, netsuke, ceramics, and prints on this 50-minute tour that looks at the museum's collection of works dating from 3000 B.C. to the present. Taking place in the Pavilion for Japanese Art, the tour is enhanced by the unique viewing experience.

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Art of the Ancient World

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

3:00pm

Become immersed in the world of the cradle of civilization through archaeological finds, sculpture, silver and clay vessels, painting, royal wall reliefs, and even an Egyptian sarcophagus in this 50-minute tour. Trace the beginnings of Western culture, from examples of the earliest writing through the illusionistic sculpture of the Greeks and Romans.

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Valentine’s Day at Baltaire

Baltaire

11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

5:00pm to 11:00pm

Baltaire, Brentwood’s highly praised steakhouse, is gearing up for their first Valentine’s Day since opening with a decadent celebration.

In addition to the a la carte menu, a special four-course menu ($85 per person/additional wine pairing for $45) featuring signature Baltaire selections along with new, seasonal dishes from Executive Chef Travis Strickland will be available in the main dining room, outdoor terrace, and bar and lounge during lunch and dinner service February 12, 13, and 14. Adding to the indulgence, guests can enjoy live music all weekend, while Champagne and caviar carts roam the lounge and dining room.

Menu highlights include: Housemade Goat Cheese Cappelletti with baby zucchini, favas, squash blossoms, and Pecorino Romano; Little Gem Lettuce with confit tomato, Parmesan tuile, nasturtiums, and herb-buttermilk vinaigrette; Braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip-carrot puree, and horseradish cream; and TCHO Chocolate Soufflé with bourbon chocolate sauce and Chantilly cream.

Reservations can be made via online or calling 424.273.1660.

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Aquarius Rose

Full Circle Venice

305 Rose Ave., Venice, 90291

7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join us for live music from some of our local favorites and talented special guests, plus a celebration of all the Aquarius members of our community!

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Special musical guests DUSTIN THOMAS + Samuel J
The Full Circle Band featuring Michael Vincze, Clayton Joseph Scott + Finian Makepeace

Opening set by Run Bunny Pink Frog, with Greg Cipes

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Limited amount of $11 EARLY BIRD tickets available
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