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Tuesday, February 9

PENGUIN PRISON

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

9:00pm

Penguin Prison's self-titled debut album garnered substantial critical acclaim across both mainstream and indie media: ROLLINGSTONE.com cited his "excellent" songwriting and "sleek, modern production style [that] recalls Phoenix, Scissor Sisters and Hot Chip," while SPIN.com called the album, "one of the catchiest concoctions" (10/14) and KCRW said he's "so damn good." Since releasing his debut LP, Chris has been praised by BBC for "turning out immaculate remixes for Marina and the Diamonds, The Temper Trap and Dirty Vegas..." as well as for his DJ sets with live vocals which have been described as "some of the most engaging on the Williamsburg scene" by the NEW YORK TIMES. Chris added a full band to his live show in 2011, playing high profile shows all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe, including multiple showcases at the world-renowned SXSW, sold out dates with Girl Talk, Temper Trap, and Miike Snow and festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Firefly Music Festival, Virgin Free Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, TomorrowWorld, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Budweiser Made In America, Splash House, Full Moon Fest, Culture Collide and more.

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Wednesday, February 10

Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

10:00am

One unique feature that separates the Petersen Automotive Museum from other automotive museums is the constantly rotating exhibit spaces. To keep The Museum fresh, relevant, and to keep visitors coming back, it was decided from the beginning not to display the entire Museum Collection at once. In the 100,000+ square feet that comprise The Petersen Automotive Museum, only about 150 vehicles are on display at any one time. The other half of the 300+ vehicle collection is in on-site storage, awaiting the chance to go on exhibition. Depending on the chosen subject, the rotating exhibits can range from 100% Petersen vehicles to 90% on loan.

A large part of The Museum’s focus is to collect and preserve historic vehicles, and a great deal of importance was placed from day one on acquiring a great number of significant vehicles of all shapes, sizes, makes, models, and purposes. As the Museum’s popularity grew as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational institution, people came to realize that it was the perfect tax deductible home for their prized possession. Our first donation was a beautifully restored 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet from Annapolis, Maryland. Since then, we have taken in donations from all over the world varying greatly from single vehicles, to multiple vehicle collections, rare automobile components, artwork, photographs, books, and automobilia.

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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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Lionel Richie

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6:00pm

Lionel Richie, an artist whose career encompasses significant creative accomplishments, including four GRAMMY Awards®, and charitable work, will for the first time appear in conversation at The Wallis. The evening will feature the 2016 MusiCares® Person of the Year honoree as he shares his journey up close and personal with his fans. 

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