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Friday, November 7

Mr. Z

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Singer, composer, actor, and recording artist Bruce Scott Zaxariades (aka Mr. Z) performs "envelope-stretching vocal music sung with galvanizing spirit and enthusiasm." An electrifying live performer, Zaxariades sings in five languages and plays six instruments. Prepare yourself for a joyful musical romp through the jazz music of the 1940s through the 1960s with personal memories of his years performing with the legendary Jon Hendricks.

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Mr. Z

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Singer, composer, actor, and recording artist Bruce Scott Zaxariades (aka Mr. Z) performs "envelope-stretching vocal music sung with galvanizing spirit and enthusiasm." An electrifying live performer, Zaxariades sings in five languages and plays six instruments. Prepare yourself for a joyful musical romp through the jazz music of the 1940s through the 1960s with personal memories of his years performing with the legendary Jon Hendricks.

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Saturday, November 8

After Dark: Teen Night

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

Hey, teens! Take part in After Dark, LACMA's teen-only bash, and enjoy a night of art and dancing under the stars to DJs from arTES High School (Arts Theater Entertainment School). Explore the art of cinema in the exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s. Outside the galleries, participate in artist Caitlin Lainoff's life-sized spooky shadow booth and the Echo Park Film Center Mobile's cinematic playground, where guests can dress up and step inside a projected film. Dance, make new friends in the taco line, and enter to win our silver-screen inspired photo contest!

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After Dark: Teen Night

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

Hey, teens! Take part in After Dark, LACMA's teen-only bash, and enjoy a night of art and dancing under the stars to DJs from arTES High School (Arts Theater Entertainment School). Explore the art of cinema in the exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s. Outside the galleries, participate in artist Caitlin Lainoff's life-sized spooky shadow booth and the Echo Park Film Center Mobile's cinematic playground, where guests can dress up and step inside a projected film. Dance, make new friends in the taco line, and enter to win our silver-screen inspired photo contest!

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Sunday, November 9

Samurai Life during the Edo Period

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

The Edo period (1615–1868) in Japan was governed by warriors who earned the hereditary title of samurai. These figures were expected to cultivate "the dual way of letters and war," yet the period was defined not by war, but by commercial growth. Given the circumstances, it was a challenge to sustain military character, however, the period also afforded an opportunity to participate in cultural activities. Luke Roberts, professor of Japanese history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, introduces the lives of a number of average samurai from the Edo period, focusing on military skills and cultural activities in their lives.

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