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Monday, July 28

GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Bull Durham

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for the seriously fun ‘80s Kevin Costner sports saga Bull Durham. Greg sez: “The best baseball movie because it’s foremost a sexy movie that includes baseball. The anti-Natural — nobody wins the big game, no slo-mo home run with lights bursting. This is a character study with loads of laffs. Costner, when he was dead sexy before he Danced with Wolves, is a minor league catcher on his last few laps, brought in to nursemaid the new fireballing phenom pitcher (Tim Robbins, before he saved the world). They vie for the attention of the fabulously radiant Susan Sarandon, who’s a font of wisdom: literary, baseball and sexual. She mentors only one player each season. Nuke needs a nanny, Crash needs a break, Annie needs a reason. This movie answers the question, “What are they talking about on the mound?” Perfect summertime fare. Male bonding and dreams that may come true.”

Dir. Ron Shelton, 1988, 35mm, 108 min. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-greg-proops-film-club/#sthash.sXPqwy...

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Tuesday, July 29

Labyrinth

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

1986, 101 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Terry Jones; directed by Jim Henson; with David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm, Natalie Finland, and Shari Weiser

A teenage girl must rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.

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His Broken Lines

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Between 1987 and 1990, Tony Greene (1955–1990) produced a small yet powerful body of work exploring desire, mortality, and the continued presence of the body in the face of the AIDS epidemic. This discussion explores Greene’s work, the politics of queer art production in Los Angeles during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the stakes related to queer curatorial and artistic practices. Moderated by David Frantz, curator of Tony Greene: Amid Voluptuous Calm, with Monica Majoli, artist and curator; Lawrence Rinder, director, UC Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Matias Viegener, artist and writer; and artist Millie Wilson.

 

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The Hold Steady

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

9:00pm

Things to know about The Hold Steady: 

* "Teeth Dreams" is the sixth album from one of America's most acclaimed rock bands. 

* This is their first release in four years. Their last, "Heaven is Whenever," came out in May 2010. 

* The songs on "Teeth Dreams" came together over the past three years. Many of them went through significant changes along the way. Four years is the most time between any two The Hold Steady releases. 

* Guitarist Steve Selvidge joined The Hold Steady for the "Heaven is Whenever" tour. "Teeth Dreams" is the first THS release where Selvidge participated in the writing and recording. A number of the songs were written at sessions in Memphis, where Steve lives. 

* The album was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz. Nick has produced records by Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Ghost and more. 

* "Teeth Dreams" was recorded and mixed at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, TN. It is the first record that THS has made outside of the NYC area.

* This five-piece line up (two guitars, bass, drums, vocals) of the band showcases a bigger and tougher sound. The guitars are especially present on this release. 

* This is the first release on the band's own Positive Jams imprint, which is in partnership with Washington Square/Razor & Tie. 

* The title "Teeth Dreams" refers to a common nighttime dream. Dreams about teeth are usually triggered by anxiety. Anxiety is a theme that shows up in a number of songs on the album. 

* The band recently launched an official fan club called The Unified Scene, and released a five song covers EP to the members of the club. 

* The Hold Steady played their first show in 2003. They are entering their second decade as a band. The Hold Steady has been cited as influential by numerous rock acts such as Japandroids, Titus Andronicus, Frank Turner and many others. 

* THS has toured heavily, and has played at least one show in all 50 states. They achieved this in summer 2013 when they played a show in Wyoming, the last state on their list.

 

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Wednesday, July 30

See a little bit of country

Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

11:00am

It’s time to see the world through country colored lenses.  Curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography includes over 100 historical and contemporary photos, artifacts, a digital jukebox (this is where your kids will station themselves, and you want them to, because even if you’re not a country fan, the kids should know Dolly & the Man in Black), an original short form documentary with interviews from exhibited photographers, country musicians and historians and more.

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Summer in the City

Westfield Century City Mall

10250 Santa Monica Bl, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Century City Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event called "Summer in the City" where professionals can come to network with other successful professionals in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, law, finance, accounting, real estate, and marketing. Event will be held at Pink Taco's Outdoor Patio at Westfield Century City Mall. You may RSVP by calling 310-553-2222 or by going onto our website at www.centurycitycc.com.

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