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Friday, March 13

VHAA - Exciting Encaustic Paint Demo

Community Center of La Canada Flintridge

4469 Chevy Chase Dr,, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

7:00pm to 9:00pm

We have a new and exciting demo next month MARCH 13, 7PM, at the La Canada Community Center, using encaustic, which is melted wax with added pigment. Encaustic has a dimensional quality and luminous color that offer artists a unique creative opportunity,

“There’s a translucency, a mysterious aspect to the final product I cannot achieve with any other medium.” “An unequaled sense of physical depth and distance in time.” “One of the most beautiful paints on the planet.” These are quotes from a growing number of artists devoted to the uniquely luminous, flexible, and forgiving medium that is encaustic paint.

Read more about encaustic and our next demonstrator, in our newest newsletter: http://verdugoarts.com/ne…/VHAA%20Newsletter%2003%202015.pdf

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Lucky 13 Drag King Experience ft The Beauty Kings

Oxwood Inn

13713 Oxnard St, Van Nuys, 91401


Enjoy a night of entertainment with LA's The Beauty Kings as they take the stage at Oxwood Inn. Enjoy cocktails and dancing at the valley's oldest lesbian bar.

There will be an AMATEUR KING CONTEST. Prizing by Sharpe Suiting.

To be considered for the contest email your name, stage name along with pictures or video of yourself "in character" along with 3 songs you perform to.... Deadline to enter: March 1, 2015.
Email to: [email protected]

$10 at the door.
Doors at 8pm.
Show starts at 9:30pm.

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Doubt, A Parable

Repertory East Playhouse

24266 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321


Pulitzer Prize winner at Repertory East Playhouse. The Repertory East Playhouse continues its 11th Season with the contemporary drama Doubt: A Parable. The winner of both the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Drama, has earned much critical acclaim. Written by John Patrick Shanley, and directed by Mark Kaplan, Doubt features Jeff Johnson, Georgan George, Alli Kelly and REP newcomer, Cherrelle Elan. "All the elements come invigoratingly together like clockwork in this provocative new play. A gripping story of suspicion, DOUBT is a lean, potent dramapassionate, exquisite ... A gripping mystery, tightly written." Time Out NY Based upon a few circumstantial details and a lot of intuition, the ultra-stern nun, Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes that one of the priests at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church and School has been molesting a 12-year-old boy named Donald Muller, the school’s only African American student. Sister Aloysius recruits a young, naive nun (Sister James) to assist her in monitoring the suspicious yet charismatic Father Flynn. She also addresses her concerns to Donald’s mother, who surprisingly is not horrified or even shocked by the allegations. (Mrs. Muller is more concerned about her son getting into high school and avoiding a beating from his dad.) The play concludes with a confrontation between Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn as she attempts to get the truth out of the priest.

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Saturday, March 14

Wine Country in Color: Oil Paintings by Erin Hanson

Malibu Family Wines - Angeles National Tasting Room

9401 FOOTHILL BLVD, Sunland, 91040

11:00am to 7:00pm

Malibu Family Wines is hosting a special weekend showcase of the works of American impressionistic landscape artist, Erin Hanson. With two separate event locations for the convenience of the multi-regional Angelino, Saturday in Angeles National and Sunday in Malibu.

Members of the local area art and wine communities are cordially invited as well members of the media and press.

March 14th, Saturday | 11am - 7pm
Artist Showing
Angeles National Tasting Room
818 951-8771 ext. 202

March 15th, Sunday | 11am - 7pm
Artist Showing
Malibu Tasting Room
Malibu, California 90265
818 865-0605

About Erin Hanson:
Erin Hanson is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oil painting at eight years old. As a teenager, she worked in a mural studio creating paintings for restaurants and casinos around the world. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Hanson majored in Bioengineering while continuing to pursue her artistic passion.
Inspired by rock climbing Red Rock Canyon and the southern California desert, Hanson has since spent almost a decade painting the dramatic scenery of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California. Erin Hanson has created a unique style of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism and adding a dash of “plein-air style.” Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes.

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Great Opera Choruses

Valley Performing Arts Center

Northridge, CA 91330


LA Opera presents two free concerts featuring the renowned LA Opera Chorus at the Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Cal State University Northridge. Great Opera Choruses, led by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon, continues our citywide Figaro Unbound celebration with excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro and other popular works. Best of all, audience members of all ages—and any musical ability—will have the exciting opportunity to join in the fun for a few pieces by singing along with the pros! The Great Opera Choruses concerts will also include soloists from LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

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Fabien Castanier Gallery

2919 La Cienega Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232


Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present OFF THE SHELF, a solo exhibition by Luke Newton. Newton is a young British artist currently living and working in Paris, France. This will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States.
OFF THE SHELF presents a lighthearted satirical assessment of what it is to live in a commercially and technologically driven society. Newton recalls DuChamp with his use of appropriation to unshackle factory made utilitarian wares into hand-made pieces of art. Taking these everyday items and ideas on which we depend, Newton re- makes them into sleek vibrant artworks, devoid of functionality. He disconnects these pieces from their intended roles, inflates their aesthetic value, and places them in a gallery context to be consumed and reflected upon.
For this exhibition, Newton decomposes precedent in order to create a new visual dialect, specific to a demographic dependent on digital form. By taking imagery from our collective history and combining it with digital symbolism, the artist has created his own vision of conceptual expression. Through a variety of mediums, he supersizes and re-contextualizes the things that make-up our modern lives. Everything from e-cigarettes, shopping carts, iPads, and hashtags are all reborn as paintings, sculptures and mixed media objects made from non-traditional materials. By reorganizing the roles of these everyday articles, Luke Newton sparks a subversive yet important conversation about the things we own and how they define us.
Luke Newton will be in Los Angeles prior to the opening reception.

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