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Tuesday, February 16

Strangers on a Train at LACMA

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

1951, 101 minutes
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; written by Raymon Chandler, and Czenzi Ormonde based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith and adaptation by Whitfield Cook; with Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Hitchcock, Kasey Rogers

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder—a theory that the tennis star plans to implement.

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7th Annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

5:30pm to 9:00pm

The ceremony will be hosted by Ed Begley Jr (Portlandia, Best in Show). The Headliner will be NPR's regular on "Wait Wait: Don't Tell Me" and winner of Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden; a special spoken word piece by Bob Forrest (Lead vocalist for Thelonious Monster and television personality); a set by award-winning singer/songwriter Elizabeth Edwards; a special guest presenter; as well as other celebrities. The event will also include catered cuisine and 90-minute social soiree.

The Experience, Strength and Hope Award is given in recognition of an individual's honest life's memoir including their journey through addiction to recovery, and their dedication and enthusiasm for carrying the message of hope to a society awash in addiction. Additionally, Greg Laemmle, will be presenting the REEL Recovery Film Festival's "Audience Favorite Award" to Jay Silverman, producer/director of Girl On The Edge.

Proceeds will benefit Writers in Treatment's free referral services and the national health and wellness REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium.

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DMA Lecture Series: Aram Bartholl

Broad Art Center, EDA Room 1250

240 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, 90095

6:00pm

Aram Bartholl is a member of the Internet based artist group Free, Art & Technology Lab - F.A.T. Lab. Net politics, the DIY movement and the Internet development in general do play an important role in his work. Beside numerous lectures, workshops and performances he exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art NY, The Pace Gallery NY and Hayward Gallery London.

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Roy Scranton Responds to Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Responding to works in Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Professor Roy Scranton discusses the space that Thater creates for seeing animals as ourselves and for reflecting back on ourselves. Scranton will discuss specific works in relation to rhizomatic identity, geology, and the multiple and complex relationships humans have constructed with nature.

A scholar, public intellectual, and research fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University, Roy Scranton has published widely, including peer-reviewed articles in Contemporary Literature and Theory & Event, as well as essays and feature articles in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, and Bookforum. His New York Times essay “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene” was selected for The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014, and expanded into a book, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015). Concerned with the urgency of global warming as a decisive issue both for the human species and for the future of the humanities, Scranton's focus situates itself on the intersection of conflict, ethics, culture, and climate change.

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Wednesday, February 17

Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th-Century French Drawings and Prints

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

Beginning around 1840, French artists began depicting shadowy, often nocturnal or twilight scenes in which forms emerge and sink back into darkness. This quest for darkened realms accompanied an exploration of new forms of subject matter, such as dream states and nonidealized representations of the poor and working class, and new black drawing materials, such as man-made charcoal, black chalk, and conté crayon. Using drawings and prints from the Getty's permanent collection and loans from private and public Los Angeles collections, this exhibition examines how artists such as Rodolphe Bresdin, Maxime Lalanne, Odilon Redon, and Georges Seurat championed these new, dark subjects.

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Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

Embark on a kaleidoscopic journey through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to consider how illuminated manuscripts and other portable objects—like ceramics, textiles, glassworks, gems, and sculptures—contributed to one's outlook on the world in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the early Americas. Drawn primarily from the Getty’s collection of illuminated manuscripts, with complementary loans from collections across Los Angeles, the exhibition presents stunning and at times surprising images and a range of ideas about exploration, exotic pursuits, and cross-cultural exchanges in the then-known world.

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Downtown Culver City Third Wednesdays

Downtown Culver City

Culver and Washington Blvds and Dusquene Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Anyone who's been paying attention to the local food scene is well aware of the explosion of Culver City as a foodie destination. With the downtown area well scrubbed from streetscape improvements, locals and visitors alike can experience the area's resurgence first hand by checking out the city's Third Wednesdays, where about two dozen businesses get together to provide art work, music, food and other entertainment.

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