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Wednesday, July 23

Corporate Council Speaker Series

Hill and Knowlton

1601 Cloverfield Blvd Suite 3000, Santa Monica, 90404

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Kicking off our speaker series is Madeline Di Nonno, Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research based non-profit working with the entertainment and media community to improve gender diversity in children's entertainment through cutting-edge research, education and advocacy programs.

Di Nonno is a requested speaker at major industry events, academic organizations and conferences such as CES, CinemaCon, CTAM, Digital Hollywood, NAMLE and featured in media outlets such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and HuffingtonPost, Kidscreen, Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, Wired Magazine.

Enjoy light appetizers, cocktails, networking with corporate professionals and our speaker series. SPACE IS LIMITED. Parking will be validated. Members FREE Non-Members $15.

Corporate Council
Dress for Success Worldwide-West's Corporate Council provides Dress for Success Worldwide-West with a sustainable base of financial support, access to passionate and skilled volunteers, opportunities to increase visibility of the organization in Los Angeles, and potential employment opportunities for Dress for Success clients. To learn more how to become a member please contact Reena De Asis, Director of West Coast Operations at [email protected].

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Thursday, July 24

Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:30am

Tour the exhibition Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, which draws on recent scholarship to explore the exchange between French and German artists who were inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Paul Cézanne. This generation of artists—Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, and Gabriele Münter, among others—worked in a style known as Fauvism or Expressionism, which made use of vivid colors to forge a new art. 

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MINDFUL AWARENESS

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

2:30pm

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.

Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Visit www.marc.ucla.edu to learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

 

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Allora & Calzadilla: Apotomē

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

6:00pm

REDCAT hosts the first Los Angeles presentation by Jennifer Allora (USA, 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Cuba, 1971). Collaborating since 1995, the artists are known for their experimental and interdisciplinary practice. The exhibition features one of their most recent video works, Apotomē (2013), and a new commissioned performance where the artists continue their investigation into the emerging fields of biosemiotics and biomusicology.

In March 1798, two elephants, affectionately named Hans and Parkie, arrived at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris as spoils of war. That same year, on May 29th, a concert was performed in the Jardin de Plantes for the elephants. This experiment was organized not by scientists but rather by musicians, pondering if human music might elicit a reaction in non-human life forms. Allora & Calzadilla’s Apotomē departs from this historic attempt of interspecies communication set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. The very concepts of man, life, nature and the boundaries between them as defined by relations to war, captivity, slavery, and other forms of social and political domination and control emerged with new significance in this period. To this mix is added the question of music, as a possible inter-species meta-language, a proto-linguistic, non-symbolic and affective trans-human mode of communication whose basis is biological and evolutionary. 

 

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Talk—The Genesis of a New Vernacular: Cesar Pelli, Tony Lumsden, and High-Tech Los Angeles

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

In the 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles experienced an era of experimentation and new advances in art and technology. The Light and Space movement emerged around this time, and LACMA initiated its Art & Technology program, pairing artists with aerospace and other companies. At the same time, the architects Cesar Pelli and Anthony Lumsden developed their version of the late-modern glass skin building. Used throughout Los Angeles, this style became a telling regional expression of the “high-tech” aesthetic and a new corporate vernacular.  

Daniel Paul talks about the influence of the local aerospace and technology industries on architecture and design during this period and explains the high-tech design idiom. Philippe Paré, AIA, principal at Gensler, and LACMA Art + Technology Lab advisor, gives an introduction.

Daniel Paul is an architectural historian who has worked with the City of Los Angeles to evaluate late-modern and postmodern architecture for potential Historical-Cultural Monument Status.

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Free Members-Only Screening: Are You Here

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

ncludes a conversation with writer/director Matthew Weiner

Emmy Award–winning creator and executive producer of the AMC series Mad Men Matthew Weiner makes his debut behind the feature-film camera as writer/director of this comedy-drama. Owen Wilson stars as a small-town weatherman Steve Dallas, who spends more time getting baked and chasing women than pursuing his craft. His offhanded and quick-witted demeanor makes him a star by natural right. His friendship with his best buddy, Ben (Zach Galifianakis) is another example of Steve's protracted adolescent circling the drain. Ben’s sister, Terry (Amy Poehler), is battling Steve to preserve Ben’s soul and their family, who takes a body blow when their late father’s widow—the much younger Angela (Laura Ramsey)—arrives and fights for the family’s property. This conflict further stokes long-standing arguments between Ben and Terry. Steve is caught in the middle. Weiner will be present for Q&A to talk about his big-screen maiden voyage, his first departure from the work for which he is best known.

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Made in L.A. Music: Afro Funke' w/ Rocky Dawuni + KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole & DJ Glenn Red

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

The Hammer and public radio station KCRW present four nights of free live music in the courtyard. This year, the series spotlights some of L.A.’s most enduring club nights and residencies, showcasing the city’s vibrant and diverse music scenes.

Afro Funke' featuring Rocky Dawuni+ KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole & Afro Funke' resident DJ Glenn Red

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Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm to 11:00pm

The Skirball Cultural Center is excited to invite you to the eighteenth season of FREE Sunset Concerts! Enjoy music from around the globe in the Skirball’s beautiful outdoor courtyard, every Thursday evening from July 24 through August 28.

Sunset Concerts 2014 kicks off Thursday, July 24, with the California debut of Noura Mint Seymali, performing her electro-fusion of North African vocals, Afro-pop, and desert blues. The season continues with Cuban son superstars Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas on July 31. More information on the series and the full line-up can be found here.

FREE CONCERT ADMISSION
No reservation ● Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis ● Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
PARKING
$10 per car (cash only) ● Carpooling encouraged!
Street parking strictly prohibited ● Or take Metro Rapid 761
Visit: www.skirball.org/programs/sunset-concerts-2014
Watch a fun video about Sunset Concerts to see what’s in store!

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