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Sunday, April 27

HAMMER KIDS: Close Encounters: Renegade Tours

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

11:00am

Kids can be docents, too! Share your own ideas about a work of art through writing, close-looking, and role-playing activities led by artist and educator Amanda Yates Garcia. This program is inspired by Andrea Fraser’s Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk on view in Take It or Leave It, and is part of the Hammer Museum’s new Close Encounters series, in which artists encourage families to look closely at art, experiment, and create together. 

Developed with the whole family in mind, these lively and illuminating encounters with art are for adults and kids ages 5 and up. Families are invited to look closely at works of art in the galleries and then create art inspired by what they see.

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Films4Change: Blackfish

Broad Stage

1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

4:00pm

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature's extraordinary nature, the species' cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

Panelists TBA.

 

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Chopin - Piano Concerto

Royce Hall

340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:00pm

Due to a growing revolt in Warsaw, Chopin was forced to leave behind his young love, soprano Konstancja Gładkowska, and immigrate to Paris. Though separated, Chopin continued to be inspired by her, composing the Larghetto of his virtuosic Concerto No. 2 with her in mind. Gładkowska eventually married another, and Chopin found other loves as well. But perhaps on certain anniversaries or when they heard “their” song, they thought fondly of each other…and smiled. In her LACO debut, “spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane. (American Record Guide)

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LACO: Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2

Royce Hall - UCLA

Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:00pm

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Natasha Paremski, piano

Hannah Lash Sound Investment commission (world premiere)

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Haydn Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major

Natasha Paremski is a "spectacular pianist" (American Record Guide) who performs "beautifully atmospheric interpretations." (The New York Times)

What ever happened to your first love? Do you ever think back and smile? 

Due to a growing revolt in Warsaw, Chopin was forced to leave behind his young love, soprano Konstancja Gładkowska, and immigrate to Paris. Though separated, Chopin continued to be inspired by her, composing the Larghetto of his virtuosic Concerto No. 2 with her in mind. Gładkowska eventually married another, and Chopin found other loves as well. But perhaps on certain anniversaries or when they heard “their” song, they thought fondly of each other…and smiled. In her LACO debut, “spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane. (American Record Guide)

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Monday, April 28

Story Time in the Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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Egg Menu "Hatching" at Ray's & Stark Bar

Ray's and Stark Bar

5905 WILSHIRE BLVD , Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 10:00pm

Although there seems to be a shortage of eggs after the beloved Easter egg hunts, Ray’s and Stark Bar have patrons covered with the grand “hatching” debut of an egg menu to celebrate National Egg Month this May. Every Monday, beginning April 21, 2014 through the end of May, diners can enjoy a variety of unique “breakfast for dinner” egg dishes by Executive Chef Kris Morningstar. Indulge in a variety of egg preparations from this ordinary but diverse ingredient including poached and soft-boiled, to the base of the silkiest housemade pasta and light, grain-less custards. All paired with one-of-a-kind egg white cocktails from Stark Bar.

Menu highlights include House Egg Spaghetti with sea urchin, bottarga, scallions, chile and garum; Green Eggs and Ham with slow cooked Jidori egg, green garlic espuma, Benton’s ham and crispy potatoes; and Sweet Egg Custard with asparagus, smoked steelhead roe and crunchy buckwheat. Meanwhile, Stark Bar offers a variety of innovative egg white cocktails such as The Rocktail with Campo de Encanto Pisco, chamomile syrup, fresh lemon juice, egg white, fennel pollen; and the Al Pepino with Altos Tequila Plata, cucumber, fresh lime juice and egg white.

EGG MENU:

Scotch Eggs Soft

Boiled Eggs Wrapped in Sage, Garlic Sausage and Crispy Fried

Taylor Pork Roll

Egg and Cheese Sandwich on a Soft Roll served Jersey Style

Green Eggs & Ham

Slow Cooked Jidori Egg, Green Garlic Espuma, Benton's Ham and Crispy Potatoes

Sweet Egg Custard

Asparagus, Smoked Steelhead Roe, Crunchy Buckwheat

House Egg Spaghetti

Sea Urchin, Bottarga, Scallions, Chile, and Garum

Corned Beef Hash

Scallions, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Jidori Eggs

EGG WHITE COCKTAILS:

Morning Glory Fizz

Famous Grouse Scotch, Fresh Lemon Juice, Egg White, Fever Tree Soda Water, Rinse of La Clandestine Absinthe Suisse

Clover Club

Aviation Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Raspberries, Egg White

Al Pepino

Altos Tequila Plata, Cucumber, Fresh Lime Juice, Egg White

The Rocktail

Campo de Encanto Pisco, Chamomile Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Egg White, Fennel Pollen

Return of the Jack

Old Overholt Rye, Applejack, Fresh Lemon Juice, Ginger Syrup, Fever Tree Soda Water,

Egg White

Cognac Flip

Park Cognac VS, Cream, Sugar, Whole Egg, Grated Cinnamon

Every Monday beginning April 21, 2014 through Monday, May, 26, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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The Director’s Series: Michael Govan and Helen Pashgian

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan talks with Light and Space pioneer Helen Pashgian about her career as a sculptor. The discussion traces the influence of artists such as Johannes Vermeer on Pashgian's early work; Pashgian's exploration of materials such as resins, epoxy, and acrylic; and the new sculptural forms she has created specifically for this exhibition. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible.

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