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Saturday, October 11

World City - Los Masis & Bolivia Corazón de America

W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012

11:00am to 1:30pm

World City Free Performance
Los Masis & Bolivia Corazón de America
Oct 11, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre
FREE
From dance and music to puppetry and spoken word, learn more about the cultures which make up your “world city” of Los Angeles through free art-making workshops and captivating performances.
In 1969, a handful of aspiring young musicians from Sucre, Bolivia formed Los Masis, the city’s first traditional Andean music group. For over four decades, they have traveled throughout Bolivia and abroad sharing their passion for traditional music, dressed in the colorful ponchos of the region’s Tarabuco indigenous people.
Bolivia Corazón de America, a dance ensemble under the artistic direction of Isidro Fajardo, was formed to teach the growing population of Bolivian children in San Francisco the dances and music of their heritage. The company's repertoire includes pre-Columbian traditions performed at both religious and secular community celebrations. The first dance, Suri Sicuri, is accompanied by the music of panpipes, the siku, wearing magnificent headdresses made of ostrich feathers, the suri. The second dance, Saya, is Afro-Bolivian in origin, highlighting Afro-Bolivian rhythms and the dynamic energy of African-based movement.

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Watson Adventures’ Munch Around Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Watson Adventures on a tasty, food-centered scavenger hunt for adults!

At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Downtown L.A.’s tastiest neighborhoods while collecting treats and answers along the way. Highlights include delicious food stops in Chinatown and on Olvera Street, along with a visit to Union Station. Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. The price does not include food purchases, because we want you to have a wide range of options to suit your taste, your budget and your diet.

Price: $22.00 plus $10.00 cash for food. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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Small Museum for the American Metaphor

REDCAT

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

12:00pm

Small Museum for an American Metaphor is an exhibition which brings together European perspectives on the American West, and more specifically, the particularities embedded in the idealized fictions surrounding it. The visual argument here is that there is a certain architectonic “idea” that dwells on the celebration of Endlessness as mythicized in the American West. The metaphor is the base for an architecture that blurs the distinction between building and object, collapsing the different scales. It is an architecture that celebrates the fiction of the “wide open” and seeks to re-evaluate/reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior. In that context, a successful intervention is able to define hierarchies, carve out places, and make shared points of reference. The exhibition, much in the tradition of showcasing objects in a defined space, such as a cabinet, “collects”artworks, architectural models, drawings and other elements that consciously fade the distinction between object and representation.

Ultimately it is a show on urban strategies, but starting from the conviction that these very strategies can only be conveyed if presented in an oblique way. The show proposes a method that understands beauty and hedonism not so much as the enemy of hierarchy and organization, but despite all senses of responsibility, its driving force.  

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Peacefund's Celebrity Poker Tournament Hosted by Microsoft

Microsoft Technology Center

13031 W. Jefferson Ave. #200, Los Angeles, 90094

1:00pm to 5:00pm

The PEACE Fund and Microsoft are teaming up to help bring fresh drinking water to those in need in West Africa with a star-studded poker game. Wells Bring Hope (wellsbringhope.org) takes a different approach to fresh-water well establishment. In addition to visiting each well they've drilled once per month, they also provide ongoing education about proper sanitation and hygiene. The women in the villages achieve up to 50% increase in available time due to not having to transport water. As a result, they are taught basic business skills that enable them to better support their families.

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Kinetic Theory Circus Arts Presents… Masque of the Red Death

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts

3604 Holdrege Ave., Los Angeles, 90016

2:00pm to 10:00pm

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts presents their 6th annual Halloween circus spectacle! While darkness and decay fill the land, a wild revel of the most spectacular proportions is hosted by the eccentric Prince Prospero. Join us for the grand masquerade that everyone is just DYING to go to!
Inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Masque of the Red Death is visual feast that blends high-level circus acrobatics and aerial artistry with mime, dance and storytelling. Featuring Kinetic Theory’s up-and-coming artists from their Pre-professional program.
Matinee shows include a special performance by Kinetic Theory’s Youth Circus ages 8-13.

Kinetic Theory is LA’s top circus training center and home to a vibrant community of children and families, adult students, up-and-coming professional performers and veteran coaches. Since 2008, Kinetic Theory has been dedicated to exploring and expanding the boundaries of physical and circus theatre through performances and ongoing training. Our goal is to inspire people of all ages and all walks of life through physical, circus and experimental theatre.

Kinetic Theory’s pre-professional training program is the only of it’s kind on the West coast. Under the artistic direction of award-winning director Stephanie Abrams along with our staff of acclaimed coaches including: Eric Newton (Cirque du Soleil), Lexi Pearl (Cirque du Soleil, Diavolo Dance Theatre) this program has produced many professional artists now performing around the globe.

Where: Kinetic Theory Circus Arts: 3604 Holdrege Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016

When: Saturdays October 11- November 8
2pm- Includes Youth Circus Pre-show. All ages welcome
8pm- PG-13 recommended- May be scary for young audiences
* Nov. 1, 8pm show includes Day of the Dead costume masquerade ball after party

Tickets: Advance- $15, Door- $20, Nov. 1- 8pm Show + Masquerade Ball- $35

More Info/tickets: Call 310-606-2617 or www.kinetictheorytheatre.com

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Red Carpet Art Show Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research Prevention

Maxwell Dickson Gallery

110 E. 9TH Street. Suite C919, Los Angeles, 90079

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Maxwell Dickson has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund and we need your help in raising money to contribute to the ongoing fight against breast cancer. Watch the video, share it on Facebook and other social media sites, and invite all your friends to do likewise. Together we're going to make a huge difference! 

Maxwell Dickson is hosting a Red Carpet Art Show Fundraiser (“Pink Tie Affair”) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 5PM to 9PM in Downtown Los Angeles at the California Market Center. For the first time, we will unveil a new collection of 15 limited edition pieces that are going to be auctioned off. With the purchase of a $25 ticket, Maxwell Dickson invites you to attend its Pink Tie Affair fundraising event for an evening of food, wine, art, live music, art installations, massages and much more all in support of a great cause! This will be one of the most interesting, one-of-a-kind art shows this year: a classy, breast cancer-themed red carpet event supporting BCCRF. Don’t forget to wear a pink tie. 

Event Time/Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014. 5PM to 9PM
Event Address: 110 E. 9TH Street. Suite C919. Los Angeles, CA
Secured Parking inside of the California Market Center for $9

 

 

 

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