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Thursday, May 28

Bette Midler

STAPLES Center

1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00pm

Midler's "Divine Intervention" tour kicks off on May 8 and 9 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 24 cities nationwide including a stop at STAPLES Center on May 28. The tour is produced by Live Nation and Larry Magid Entertainment Group.
"I can't believe it's been a decade since I toured across this great country—but so I've been told," said Midler. "I'm ready to bring some 'Divine Intervention' to all of my fans this summer. Even though I'm already exhausted just thinking about it... I can't wait to perform some of the favorites, as well as some of the new favorites from my most recent album, It's the Girls!. See you on the road!"
Midler will be accompanied on stage by a 14-piece band as well as backing vocals by the Harlette's and production design by renowned stage designer Michael Cotten. Midler's "Divine Intervention" tour will feature material from the singer's iconic career as well as songs from her critically acclaimed new album, "It's The Girls!" - a glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages. "It's The Girls!" features the swinging sounds of WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to 60's super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to 90's hit makers TLC. The album was released last November to rave reviews. The New York Times said "the spark of madcap mischief that has lit up Bette Midler's performances for more than four decades has hardly dimmed, as evidenced by "It's the Girls!," her bubbly first studio album in eight years and one of her best." USA Today called Midler's new album "thoroughly charming."

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Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera: The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

Artist Lars Jan has done that rare thing: created something that feels entirely new." —Los Angeles Magazine

A multi-dimensional visual design sets the stage for award-winning director and media artist Lars Jan’s theatrical exploration of the blurring of short and long term memories, and how “remembering” is changing now and into the future. With two performers, high-tech 3D renderings, original music and a collage of found and composed text, TIMe traces the transformation of archives from physical to digital structures, and the corresponding evolution of national and personal remembering and privacy through the story of director Lars Jan’s father — an enigmatic Cold War operative and privacy-obsessed misanthrope.

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Friday, May 29

Dwell on Design Conference & Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

10:00am to 5:00pm

(MAY 29) Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), May 29-31, 2015 is America's largest modern design event attracting more than 30,000 attendees during Dwell Design Week in Los Angeles, CA (May 21-31, 2015). The event, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and produced by Dwell magazine, showcases new design ideas, products, and services in conjunction with world-class design speakers, exhibitions, & home tours.  More than 400+ national and international exhibitors across all home design categories participate and over 200+ design leaders will present this year. Among Dwell on Design’s industry partners this year are the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and many others.

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Metro Art Presents: Cambalache

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico), Cambalache plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations. In the spirit of the fandango, a traditional celebration of music and dance, Cambalache engages its audience through participatory performances.

Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. 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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Filipino food‹LASA at elysian

ELYSIAN LA

2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, CA

6:30pm

Filipino food is known for its adobos, fried seafood and vinegar-laden dishes with flavors that are bold, bright, savory and, at times, funky. It could be said that it is not a cuisine the general population, even in a food-adventurous city like Los Angeles, explores with abandon. But a young Filipino chef and his brother are looking to change all that.

Through October 30th, 2015, the Filipino inspired pop-up and restaurant project, LASA, will be offering their take on this up-and-coming ethnic cuisine the last Friday of the month at the beautiful bar/restaurant and private event venue, Elysian. Reservations are recommended. Spots can be reserved on Open Table or by calling 323-522-6625. Walk-ins are welcomed and seated on a first come first serve basis.

 

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