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Saturday, September 3

On Ensemble

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Be there as On Ensemble, one of the most respected ensembles in the taiko (Japanese drumming) world, performs at the Skirball.

Led by childhood friends Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba, On Ensemble fuses the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central Asian overtone singing. Their fearless musical exploration has expanded the artistic range of the taiko, taking these ancient instruments into new realms. Modern Drummer magazine calls On Ensemble “an exciting taiko ensemble looking at new ways to apply traditional Japanese drums.” On Ensemble was the first American taiko group to be invited to perform at the National Theater of Japan for the prestigious Nihon no Taiko concert series.

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Art Workshop—Character Design Inspired by Films of Guillermo del Toro

Valley Plaza Library

12311 Vanowen Street, N. Hollywood, CA 91605

2:00pm

Participate in free artist-led workshops at the North Hollywood Branch Library and the Valley Plaza Branch Library. Learn about the museum’s collection and exhibitions and create your own artwork. No reservations needed.

One of the most imaginative filmmakers of his generation, Guillermo del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. On view at LACMA from August 1 through November 27, 2016, the exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters reveals the filmmaker’s creative process through his collection of maquettes, drawings, paintings, and artifacts.

Design, draw, and create masks of mythical creatures from stories, films, or your imagination.

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Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

5:00pm

Vocalist Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo's blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba, and kizomba) has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious.” This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin diaspora which connects back to Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Since forming his band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has toured the world, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.

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Sunday, September 4

Family Amphitheater Performances: El Haru Kuroi

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

5:00am

Wrap up this season of Family Amphitheater Performances with El Haru Kuroi. Natives of East Los Angeles, El Haru Kuroi perform music representative of their cultural upbringing, blending the styles of Mexican, South American, African, and American music. The trio, who met in middle school, have performed at festivals and venues throughout Los Angles, including First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park, and at Union Station for the Metro Art Los Angeles concert series. They have produced three full-length albums, Sabung (2007), Canta Gallo (2012), and their latest 192 192 192 (2016).

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El Haru Kuroi

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Wrap up this season of Family Amphitheater Performances with El Haru Kuroi. Natives of East Los Angeles, El Haru Kuroi perform music representative of their cultural upbringing, blending the styles of Mexican, South American, African, and American music.

The trio, who met in middle school, have performed at festivals and venues throughout Los Angles, including First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park, and at Union Station for the Metro Art Los Angeles concert series. They have produced three full-length albums, Sabung (2007), Canta Gallo (2012), and their latest 192 192 192 (2016).

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Andell Family Sundays—A Family Collection: Chinese Paintings

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

12:30pm

Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection. Create memories together and have fun!    

Be inspired by the special exhibition Alternative Dreams: 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection to start your own collection of art! Begin by making your own paintings in art workshops then add works made by friends and family.

 

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The Emerson Trio

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Violinist Endre Balogh, cellist Antony Cooke, and pianist Donna Coleman perform Horatio Parker: Suite for Piano Trio, Opus 35, and Brahms: Trio in C major, Opus 87. 

With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Frankfurt and Basel symphonies. In the United States, he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu. He is an accomplished chamber performer, having played with such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario. He toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a founding member of the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. 

Born in Australia, American cellist Antony Cooke has a multi-faceted career as a solo performer/classical recording artist, composer, and an author of books about astronomy. He is also a 30-year veteran of the Hollywood film music industry. The protégé of the legendary pedagogue Helen Just, Cooke received his training in London with artist diplomas from both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, establishing an early career as a solo cellist. Cooke was a gold medalist at the London Music Competition in 1966, also receiving the prestigious Young Musicians 73 Award, and appearing as a concerto soloist and recitalist on the BBC. In 1984, he moved to Los Angeles and established himself as one of the luminaries in the Hollyword recording industry, participating in movie soundtracks, countless television and recording productions, as well as composing music for primetime television. He is also a founding member of the Charles Ives/Emerson Trio.

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Monday, September 5

Boone Gallery Storytime

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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