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Wednesday, July 30

See a little bit of country

Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

11:00am

It’s time to see the world through country colored lenses.  Curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography includes over 100 historical and contemporary photos, artifacts, a digital jukebox (this is where your kids will station themselves, and you want them to, because even if you’re not a country fan, the kids should know Dolly & the Man in Black), an original short form documentary with interviews from exhibited photographers, country musicians and historians and more.

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Summer in the City

Westfield Century City Mall

10250 Santa Monica Bl, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Century City Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event called "Summer in the City" where professionals can come to network with other successful professionals in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, law, finance, accounting, real estate, and marketing. Event will be held at Pink Taco's Outdoor Patio at Westfield Century City Mall. You may RSVP by calling 310-553-2222 or by going onto our website at www.centurycitycc.com.

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PEN Emerging Voices

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that provides new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. The 2014 Emerging Voices Fellows are Brandon Jordan Brown, Marci Carrillo, Andrés Reconco, Margaret Spilman, Hanne Steen, and Victor Vazquez. Please join us in celebrating the culmination of their fellowship with a public reading followed by a receptio

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Thursday, July 31

The Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

Come paint with us! Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.

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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

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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Made in L.A. Music: DEEP w/ DJ Marques Wyatt, DJ Doc Martin + KCRW DJ Raul Campos

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. 

DEEP featuring:

Marques Wyatt

Doc Martin

+ KCRW DJ Raul Campos

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