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Tuesday, March 10

The Importance of Being Earnest

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Director Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s witty Victorian-era play stars Michael Redgrave as rich bachelor Jack Worthing and Michael Denison as his debt-ridden friend Algernon Moncrieff. In an attempt to win the affections of Jack’s ward, Algernon assumes the identity of fictitious Ernest, while Jack plans to marry Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen--until her governess reveals secrets concerning both men. (1952, 96 min. No MPAA rating.) This screening is part of the Skirball’s ongoing Classic Films series. For March and April 2015, films are organized under the theme "Princes and Paupers." March 4 marks the beginning of Purim, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in Persia with the aid of Queen Esther’s triumphant use of hidden identity. Taking inspiration from this story, enjoy four FREE films about mistaken identity and disguise.

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LA Print: Edition 5


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


LACMA's Prints and Drawings Council presents the latest installment of LA Print, a program that explores current trends in printmaking and print publishing in Los Angeles. This year's LA Print: Edition 5 features three Los Angeles–based artists who have demonstrated a commitment to printmaking. Artists Stas Orlovski, Alison Saar, and Jonas Wood present their recent print editions and then discuss the relevance of printmaking to their work in general. Moderated by Leslie Jones, curator of Prints and Drawings.

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Charles Atlas: Revenge of the New Puritan

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


With collaborators including Marina Abramović, Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, Merce Cunningham, Antony & The Johnsons, and Yvonne Rainer, Charles Atlas has fused experimental filmmaking with dance, choreography, queer identity, NYC nightlife in the 1990s and much more. The multi-venue ATLAS IN LA festival kicks off at the Hammer where media-dance pioneer Charles Atlas himself takes the stage to discuss and contextualize his vast and impactful body of work. 

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Wednesday, March 11

Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Museum

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049


THE ARK HAS DOCKED—Make plans today to visit Noah's Ark at the Skirball™, the permanent, award-winning children's and family destination that is the talk of the town! Play, climb, build, explore, make believe, and make friends. Share in a timeless story—and together envision a better world.

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Lunchtime Art Talk: George Bellows

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


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 by David Rodes, Director Emeritus, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts.

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