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Thursday, April 9

Opening Reception for Mysterious Encounters in the Natural World

417 Metro

417 South Hill Street, LA, 90013

6:00pm

Mysterious Encounters in the Natural World features the G2 Gallery's premiere artist, Michael Miner. (co-writer of 1987 'Robo Cop') Like a true artist, Miner has found the honest meaning in the quietest of landscapes. Watch his Earthy mood story unravel with every stark, black and white photograph as you experience Mysterious Encounters in the Natural World.

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The Waiting Room

USC McClintock Theatre

1010 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, 90089

7:00pm

By Lisa Loomer. Directed by Larissa Kokernot.
In a modern doctor’s waiting room, three women from different centuries meet in Lisa Loomer’s dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty — and its cost.

Performance Dates and Times
4/9/2015 at 7 p.m.
4/10/2015 at 7 p.m.
4/11/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
4/11/2015 at 8 p.m.
4/12/2015 at 2:30 p.m.

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Friday, April 10

Hide and Seek No More

USC Massman Theatre

1029 Childs Way, Los Angeles, 90089

7:00pm

By Chloe Huang. Directed by Ernest Figueroa. One of the plays featured in exciting and diverse new works by the School of Dramatic Arts’ second-year MFA Dramatic Writing students.

Performance Dates and Times
4/10/2015 at 7 p.m.
4/11/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
4/11/2015 at 8 p.m.
4/12/2015 at 2:30 p.m.

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"The Tennis Dances' and 'Tap Dance Widows Club'

Bootleg Theater

2220 Beverly Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90057

7:15pm

"The Tennis Dances' (complete version) and 'Tap Dance Widows Club', Produced in Association with Bootleg Theater

- First revival of complete The Tennis Dances since 1999, our signature 1979 work.
Since 1979, REICHLIN'S LA CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS has created works reviewed as "wildly theatrical and fun". The Tennis Dances- "Brilliant...provocative...cinematic" "Clever evocations of theatre dance styles...everything from Fokine and Graham to Bejart and beyond, all unified by rackets and nets and tennis balls." Dance Magazine/ LA Times

- Tap Dance Widows Club is "Spectacular, moving, uplifting!"
Past & present meet for an eclectic celebration of life in Tap Dance Widows Club, a 50' film / live production that tells a story of the love of three performers for their late husbands and the bond it created between them. "The interweaving of time, of distinctly different worlds through both video and dance, makes this piece not only unique, but deeply touching." exploredance.com Apr 9-11 at 7:15 pm, Apr 12 at 2:00 pm

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Metro Presents: Son Mayor

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

8:00pm to 10:00pm

One of the most sought-after Latin bands in Los Angeles, Son Mayor brings a captivating vintage and contemporary Cuban sound. Voted “Best Salsa Band” by the LA Weekly, the high-energy band formed nearly two decades ago and has since performed alongside major artists such as Chucho Valdez at the Hollywood Bowl, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Los Van Van, Sonora Ponceña, Oscar D'León, El Canario, Ozomatli, and Los Muñequitos De Matanzas. Led by the Ortiz brothers–Eddie, Julian, Alfred “El Niño,” and Georgie–the band features a danceable blend of horn, bass, and percussion.

The group will perform two 45-minute sets, at 8pm and 9pm.

This free, all ages event will take place inside Union Station’s historic Fred Harvey Room.

Metro Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

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