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Wednesday, August 6

Medea Benjamin & Haskell Wexler

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Medea Benjamin is co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by U.S. drone strikes. Haskell Wexler is an Academy Award–winning cinematographer (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Bound for Glory), director, and documentary filmmaker. His numerous accolades include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers and a Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.

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Thursday, August 7

Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

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.

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The Haden Triplets

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:00pm

 Be there as Tanya, Rachel, and Petra Haden—daughters of jazz legend Charlie Haden—perform tracks off their critically hailed debut album on which they’ve collected and stripped down old-time country songs.

With gorgeous vocal harmonies and songs steeped in American roots music, the triplet master musicians “spin a sisterly folk spell” (Rolling Stone).

*Arrive early and enjoy a DJ set by Robert Mora, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Summer Soiree for Success

Hotel Palomar

10740 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90024

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Y.E.S! Los Angeles is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Summer Soiree for Success. This is an excellent occasion to learn about Y.E.S! while supporting the work of Dress for Success Worldwide - West. Y.E.S! membership is open to young professional women and men. Guests will have the option to become a member during the event. Read more about Y.E.S! membership perks here ow.ly/zd0TO.

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JazzPOP: Beep

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

8:00pm

Beep—the Oakland-Brooklyn electro-jazz trio of keyboardist Michael Coleman, bassist Nate Brenner, and drummer Sam Ospovat—is one of the most distinctive and beloved bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years. The members combine an improviser’s restless spirit of invention with an infectious, driving alt-pop sensibility honed from their work playing as sidemen with indie acts like tUnE-yArDs, Chris Cohen, Miles Kurosky, and Enablers. 

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