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Sunday, September 21

Family Flicks Film Series: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Mingus, a parrot who prefers to stay indoors and bop to music, and Connor, a blue-crowned conure and outsider to the flock, are just two of the personalities in this colorful portrait of tropical parrots who live in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill and the gently eccentric dreamer who tends to them. (2003, 35mm, Dir. J. Irving, 83 min.)  


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Andell Family Sundays—From Quilts to Kimonos


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Discover LACMA's extraordinary collection of textiles throughout the museum. Find quilts, clothing, and even kimonos in the galleries. Take inspiration from the works you see, then design your own textile creations.  

While you're here, visit the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to see more than a thousand miniature cars zooming through Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, in action every Sunday at the following times: 10:30–11:30 am; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm.

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Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915 (50 min)


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Tour Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915, an exhibition featuring 25 seminal works by the influential American modernist painter created during his years in Berlin (1913–15). The paintings reveal the profound impact of World War I and elucidate the artist's appropriation of military symbols and Native American motifs. Hartley’s paintings from this period reflect dynamic shifts in style and subject matter, and evidence a critical moment in his body of work. The exhibition, organized by the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, in collaboration with LACMA, coincides with the centennial commemoration of World War I. The presentation in Los Angeles marks the first exhibition of Hartley's work in Southern California in over thirty years, and the first focused exhibition of Hartley’s Berlin paintings in the United States since they were created.



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Pianist Yung-Chiu Wang


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Pianist Yung-Chiu Wang performs Franz Schubert’s Sonata in G Major, D. 894, and Robert Schumann’s Carnaval, op. 9.Yung-Chiu Wang has performed in concerts worldwide and appeared in journals in multiple languages, including the cover page of Germany’s Dortmunder Rundschau. She received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin for her performance of the rarely played Ignacy Jan Paderewski Piano Concerto and Vladimir Horowitz’s “Carmen Variations,” for which no score existed. (Wang learned the work from Horowitz’s recording.) She has performed chamber music with members of major orchestras, including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, and Taiwan National Symphony, as well as with faculty members from major institutions, such as Yale University and Manhattan School of Music. Wang studied at Royal Academy of Music in London and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has been on the faculty of Houston Baptist University and Texas A&M University.


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Meshell Ndegeocello

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Mercurial and masterful, Meshell Ndegeocello has survived the best and worst of what a career in music has to offer. She has eschewed genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musicals trends for musical truths. She has lived through the boom and bust of the industry and emerged just as she entered - unequivocally herself. Fans have come to expect the unexpected from Meshell, and faithfully followed her on sojourns into soul, spoken word, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, rock, all bound by a lyrical, spiritual search for love, justice, respect, resolution, and happiness.

Groove driven, infectiously melodic and lyrically meditative, Meshell’s latest album, Comet, Come To Me, finds her returning to the same well of creativity that launched her career. Her 11th release, it is possibly a culmination of all previous work: lush, vocal, seeking, wise, collaborative, and driven by the signature bounce and precise pocket of Ndegeocello on bass. The album features special guests Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Doyle Bramhall, along with long-time collaborators Christopher Bruce (guitar) and Jebin Bruni (keys), and Earl Harvin on drums. Assured of her place as an authentic musical thinker and an uncompromising artist, Comet continues to discover, examine, and explore all that music has to offer her and how she can return the gift. 

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