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Friday, September 12

Manual Carrillo Mi Querido México

Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA


Manuel Carrillo was born in Mexico City in 1906. His photographic work serves as an important social documentation and interpretation of Mexican Culture from the positioning of post-Revolutionary Mexico searching for its own identity. Carrillo's poetic interpretations emphasized his preoccupation with man's relationship to nature. This insight reveals his classical style as a modernist in search of a unified, National Mexican identity.

Through November 30, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


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800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0


On Friday, September 12, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its newest special display, Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music.  Residing on the Museum’s third floor, the display will celebrate 200 years of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Including Whitney Houston’s jumpsuit worn during her famous Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1991, sheet music from arrangements by Rickey Minor, instruments and more, the display is a contemporary exploration of our national anthem, originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814.  Visitors will also enjoy video footage of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from Woodstock 1969.  Oh Say Can You Sing: ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Popular Music will be on display for a limited time, closing October 12, 2014.

In addition to the display, the GRAMMY Museum has created educational programs for both students and educators, encouraging both to explore a different side of popular music and culture. 

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2014 168 Film Festival

Aratani Theatre (JACCC)

244 S San Pedro Street., Los Angeles, 90012

3:00pm to 10:00pm

The 168 Film Festival is the crown jewel of the 168 Film year, where the filmmaker is the star. It's a glitzy red carpet affair held in Los Angeles, the capitol of storytelling. Filmmakers vie for awards in over 20 categories of artistic and technical merit. The 168 Film Festival showcases the work of thousands of artists from many different countries. This year's annual gala event promises higher stakes, more stars and more excitement that ever before.

Past guest presenters include, actors Zach Levi (“Tangled,” “Chuck,”), Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House”) and Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects"), Grammy Winners Rebecca St. James (singer) and Michael Lehman Boddicker (composer), producers Howard Kazanjian (“Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Ralph Winter (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and writer-producer Brian Bird (“When Calls the Heart," "Touched by an Angel”), Sean McNamara director "Soul Surfer," and Sr. VP of Twentieth Century Fox TV, Gary Hall.

Festival Sponsors include Sony, Panasonic, Arri, Kino Flo, EIKI and AJA.

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Vista Hermosa Natural Park: Yosemite Comes to Downtown L.A.

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA


Celebrate parks in California and here in Los Angeles! Join us for an outdoor screening of Ken Burns’ short documentary Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, in honor of the 150th anniversary of Yosemite and California State Parks. Presented by MRCA and Yosemite Conservancy. Meet at the Grotto Amphitheater. 1 hour.

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Saturday, September 13