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Monday, August 10

German Expressionism

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

Led by conductor/arranger John Beasley, the 15-piece modern jazz band MONK'estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s unique quirkiness. Offbeat accents and punchy dissonances can be found in MONK'estra's fresh arrangements of Monk’s and other classic and original compositions. Beasley’s contemporary twist incorporates Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz, hip hop, big-band instrumentation, and stunningly atmospheric ensemble textures, all powerfully driven by a propulsive rhythm section.

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Charles Connor discusses and signs Keep a Knockin’

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

This book is loaded with untold stories about drummer Charles Connor and his road into rock 'n roll history. Playing with legends like Roy "Professor Longhair" Byrd, Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, Jack Dupree then Shirley and Lee was just his launch pad before touring everywhere with Little Richard and his band The Upsetters; with whom he created his signature drum intro in "Keep A Knockin." He would go on even further to work with other music icons such as Lloyd Price, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, the Original Coasters, "Big" Joe Turner, "Champion" Jack Dupree, Larry Williams, Don Covay, "Papa" George Lightfoot, Larry Birdsong, and more.

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Cinema Under the Stars - Pixar's 'UP'

Outdoor Screening Lot Westwood

Outdoor Screening Lot Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

8:00pm

Flicks for Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association present a new free outdoor movie screening series - “Westwood Village Cinema Under the Stars: Red Carpet Series” hosted by James Oster aka Jimmy O from Joblo.com. Free featured films include “Independence Day” on July 20 and Pixar’s “Up” on August 10 both starting at 8pm.

Both films in this series, “Independence Day” and Pixar’s “UP” had their Red Carpet Premiere’s at the famed Westwood Village Fox Theatre, and we’re celebrating those historic events with two very special evenings in Westwood. Taking place in the surface parking lot located at 1031 Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024, next to Barney’s Beanery and with the Westwood Village Fox Theatre in the background, fans can enjoy these films completely free on a big screen under the stars. Moviegoers are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the screening in this unique outdoor setting. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot and grab goodies.

The red carpet exclusives don’t stop there. Fans who attend the screenings will be treated to bonus extras not available anywhere else. For “Independence Day” fans will see an exclusive video intro from the set of the new film “Independence Day Resurgence” featuring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Sela Ward and Director Roland Emmerich. Before the screening “UP” Ed Asner, the star of “UP” and the iconic voice of Carl Fredricksen will make a rare in-person appearance and Q&A. Moviegoers at both screening will have the opportunity to win special prizes like giveaways and signed goodies to be handed out to fans as well.

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Rhys Darby’s Saying Funny Things Society

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8:30pm

A new monthly comedy night brought to you by Rhys Darby. Darby will gather his favourite comedy acts from around the globe each month at the Largo in Hollywood. Expect standup, sketch, improv, variety, music and funniness.
Before Rhys Darby was Murray on Flight of the Conchords he did stand-up comedy. He did stand-up comedy with a lot of very funny people who live in far flung places like England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the moon.
Rhys Darby now lives (near) Hollywood (The Valley). In an effort to get more friends to visit (and bring him pineapple lumps from home) he has started this gig. Once a month Rhys will bring together 3 or 4 of the finest international comedy talkers and practitioners that are currently sleeping on his couch.
Darby started comedy 20 years ago after leaving the NZ Army. After a few years he moved to Britain with his now wife, Rosie. They are now veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe and UK comedy circuit having spent 7 years living there. Rhys hit the road 6 days a week performing in places as humble as country pubs and as glamorous the world renowned Comedy Store. Rosie was a talent booker booking shows for the Jongleurs Comedy Club chain. They know lots of funny people.

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Tuesday, August 11

Highlights of the Museum: Ancient to Modern

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

Learn about the art of Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East—from prehistoric times to the present—on this tour of works housed in the Ahmanson Building. Masterpieces from each of these cultures demonstrate cross-cultural connections fostered through trade and increasing travel.

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The Parent Trap

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

1961, 129 minutes
Directed by David Swift; written by David Swift based on the book “Das doppelte Lottchen” by Erich Kästner; with Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Leo G. Carroll, Joanna Barnes, Cathleen Nesbitt, Ruth McDevitt
 
Teenage twin girls swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents.

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