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Tuesday, April 29

HAMMER PRESENTS: SLUT

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Co-presented by Equality Now

JOEY Del Marco. SIXTEEN. Empty ABSOLUT bottle. Luke, GEORGE, Tim. Back of a CAB. RIPPED underwear. HANDS everywhere. NO!

Inspired by experiences of the teen cast members, the critically acclaimed new play SLUT explores the sexual assault and shaming of a 16-year-old girl. Through Joey’s story, and those of girls in her community, we witness the damaging effects of slut culture and the importance of being heard. Developed by the Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company. Written by Katie Cappiello and directed by Cappiello and Meg McInerney.

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Wednesday, April 30

Lunchtime Art Talks: Edgar Degas

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30pm. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led byDavid Rodes, Director Emeritus, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

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Deborah Madison at Cooks County

Cooks County

8009 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Chefs Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County will host an exclusive book signing and dinner to celebrate the latest edition of Deborah Madison's The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Madison while enjoying a four-course, vegetarian, family-style meal showcasing recipes from her newly updated cookbook. 

The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone book signing at Cooks County will be Deborah Madison's only scheduled signing in Los Angeles. The dinner and signing event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and cost $45 per guest. Signed copies will be available for purchase. 

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Oppenheim Lecture: Thomas Smith: Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest: Climate Change and the Second Scramble for Africa

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

7:00pm

Across Africa, a new scramble for natural resources is underway, and Cameroon is in its crosshairs. In this lecture, Thomas Smith, Professor and Director, Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will describe how the Center is leveraging the best available science to identify new protected areas in the face of resource extraction and climate change. He will also describe the unique effort to build the Center for Integrative Development in Central Africa. Finally, he will discuss a new initiative in Cameroon to reduce global emissions by avoiding deforestation in Cameroon, using emissions fees paid by climate gas emitters in the developed world.

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HAMMER PRESENTS: A Fusion of Senses: Poetry, Music, Dance and Visual Arts in Paris (1880-1914)

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Co-presented with the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies and the UCLA Department of Music

Organized by Sonnets & Sonatas, a UCLA series of lectures, this evening of readings, screenings, and musical performances is meant to evoke a period of time when artists, musicians, and poets were merging different art forms. This program includes the works of Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Satie, and Boulanger; popular waltzes by Chaminade or Jaëll; and songs of Paris cabarets of the Belle Époque. Lecture by Laure Murat, professor in the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Musical direction by Guillaume Sutre, professor of violin and head of chamber music in the UCLA Department of Music.

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Thursday, May 1

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.

Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Visit www.marc.ucla.edu to learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

 

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