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Monday, July 13

Monday Night Residency with Beach Party

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Founded in the fall of 2012, Beach Party was a smashed to basics garage punk band from the first night they played a pool party and the first morning they woke up drunk and wondering where those brand new head wounds had come from. This mystery was never solved but naturally, great things were in their future. While some may grumble at their name, LA's good times garage punks Beach Party have some cred behind them. Last year's single, "Can't Surf / Fun," was recorded by Ty Segall and the band have shared stages with Best Coast, Bass Drum of Death, and Black Lips. It’s the tough side of ‘60s garage, the too-smart-for-its-own-good part of first-wave punk and the jet-engine beginnings of hardcore, when a band like the Zero Boys could share a bill with the Ramones and everyone would go home happy and bloody. Which, funnily enough, is exactly the way Beach Party started in the first place.

Now, the band prepares to release their second EP, Ripper, recorded by Sonny Diperri (Portugal The Man, Hanni El Khatib,STRFKR).

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Tuesday, July 14

Aloud @ Central Library: To Live and Eat in L.A.: Food Justice in the Age of the Foodie

Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071

7:15pm

The L.A. food scene is as trendy, tweeted, pop-upped, and profit-busting as it’s ever been, and yet more people are going hungry at a greater rate than perhaps any other moment in the city’s history. As the USDA has declared, Los Angeles is the nation’s “epicenter of hunger,” where the phrase “food insecurity”—lacking reliable access to nutritious and safe food—has become as much a part of the local vernacular for activists and organizers as sunshine and traffic. In a special collaboration with the Library Foundation to rediscover the Los Angeles Public Library’s vast archive, USC professor Josh Kun uses the Library’s menu collection to explore the shaping of Los Angeles. With vintage menus as our guides, join Kun for a conversation about the struggles and triumphs of contemporary food activism with urban gardener Ron Finley, the Healthy School Food Coalition’s Elizabeth Medrano and Community Services Unlimited Inc.’s Neelam Sharma.

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LA International New Music Festival

Redcat in Walt Disney Concert Hall

631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012

8:00pm

Tuesday, July 14 The Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico, winner of the prestigious Japan Foundation Award, turns its view across the Pacific towards music from young Japanese composers and the Japanese master Toru Takemitsu.
Wednesday, July 15 This Elliott Carter program of his works composed between the ages of 100 and 103 combines Southwest Chamber Music and the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in the West Coast premieres of Carter's final works for voice and ensemble. Soloists are Abdiel Gonzalez, Jon Lee Keenan, and Elissa Johnston.

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Moves After Dark

Music Center Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

The Music Center Presents Moves After Dark, a site-specific dance series using The Music Center’s iconic architectural landscape as the backdrop for performances by four Los Angeles based companies. Each experience takes place on nights when The Music Center is typically “dark” or when theatres are not in use, showcasing how dance can be encountered in creative ways off stage.

Audiences will be guided through The Music Center in rotating groups, watching separate performances simultaneously, until the groups join at the end of the evening for the final performance.
Approximately 2 hours. Each evening will feature the same companies and works.

PERFORMANCES AND WORKS BY:

ANA MARÍA ALVAREZ (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CONTRA-TIEMPO)
Performances in/around Mark Taper Forum Pond

ATE9
Performances in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders’ Room

BODYTRAFFIC
Performances on the Music Center Plaza
Co-commissioned by Dance Camera West and The Music Center. Sculpture by LA artist Gustavo Godoy.

LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE
Performances on the exterior steps of the Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Moves After Dark

Music Center Plaza

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

The Music Center Presents Moves After Dark, a site-specific dance series using The Music Center’s iconic architectural landscape as the backdrop for performances by four Los Angeles based companies. Each experience takes place on nights when The Music Center is typically “dark” or when theatres are not in use, showcasing how dance can be encountered in creative ways off stage.

Audiences will be guided through The Music Center in rotating groups, watching separate performances simultaneously, until the groups join at the end of the evening for the final performance.

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Wednesday, July 15

The ESPYs

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm

Join an all-star lineup of top athletes and entertainers as The ESPYS celebrate the best sports stories of the year.
Fans will relive the best plays, biggest upsets and most outstanding performances as the awards are given out, including awarding of the Capital One Cup. Witness touching tributes and inspiring human stories with the famous Arthur Ashe Award, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and other incredible moments.
Be a part of one of the biggest nights in sports!

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Bent

Mark Taper Forum

601 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:00pm

Martin Sherman's profound love story takes audiences into the deepest, darkest moments of two gay men’s struggle to survive in Nazi Germany. In the first major U.S. revival since its Broadway premiere in 1979, Moisés Kaufman directs this startling and moving play that illustrates how love can transcend persecution, no matter the cost.

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Thursday, July 16

Summer Soirée at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

Ritz Carlton at LA Live

900 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90015

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Indulge with your choice of a mini-treatment, such as the Peach Bellini Hand Treatment or the Eminence Mini-Facial

Learn the latest tips and tricks from exclusive consultations with hair, beauty and skincare experts

Find peace and serenity with a 45-minute poolside yoga class on the hotel’s rooftop with ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher Rachel Jackson (5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. class times)

Sip and nosh with a glass of bubbly and a selection of small bites

Save on the spa’s line of luxurious and results-driven beauty, skin, and hair products with special prices

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CRITICAL ABSTRACTION: RECENT ABSTRACT ANIMATION FROM THE CALARTS EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION PROGRAM

Echo Park Film Center

1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:00pm

The Experimental Animation program at CalArts has a history abstract animation that dates back to its founding director Jules Engel. This screening curated by dee wndsm will feature films and documentation of installations that are not based around representational form and/or traditional modes of narration. These works are driven by the process and concept (as opposed to a predetermined storyboard), and/or subvert the medium that is being worked with. Artist included are Matt Broach and Ellen Reid, Jason Davis, Calvin Frederick, Kerstin Hovland and Emery Martin, Annapurna Kumar, Sung Jae Lee, Angela Stempel, dee wndsm, Amia Yokoyama and more! CURATOR DEE WNDSM AND FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!

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