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Saturday, September 27

Monumental Ambiguities: Pre-Columbian artifacts under the spell of the (in)visible.


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


A double bill followed by a panel discussion that considers the debate over artifacts, cultural property and historical stewardship in Mesoamerica. In Paradox (2001, 30 min.) Leandro Katz alternates between static views of the stone altar of the mythic Dragon of Quiriguá in Guatemala and imagery of controversial labor practices at nearby banana plantations. Jesse Lerner and Sandra Rozental’s documentary La piedra ausente (The Absent Stone, 2013, 82 min.) recounts the fate of the largest carved stone monolith of the Americas, which represented the pre-Hispanic water deity. When moved in 1964 from San Miguel Coatlinchan to Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum, the extraction sparked a local rebellion. The stone eventually became an urban monument and altogether different icon of Mexican identity, while back in Coatlinchan, replicas of the absent stone appear everywhere, still resonant in the community’s memory.

In person: Mariana Botey, Jesse Lerner, Sandra Rozental and others

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Sunday, September 28

QS World MBA Tour - The World's Largest MBA Admissions event

The LA Downtown Hotel (Hyatt Regency)

333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90071

12:30pm to 6:00pm

FREE ENTRANCE if you register online first: http://goo.gl/RluRAE (otherwise there will be a $15 charge on the door)

The QS World MBA Tour provides the opportunity for attendees to speak face to face with MBA admissions directors from top local, regional and international schools - so in the case of the LA fair, attendees will be able to speak directly to the likes of UCLA, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, CSU Fullerton, UC Davis, UCSD as well as IE, Univ of Oxford, Univ of Cambridge, Imperial College London, ESADE, Univ of Hong Kong and many more.

Aside from speaking with admissions directors, attendees of the LA fair will be able to apply for over $1.7M of MBA scholarships, learn how to improve your GMAT score with a presentation by GMAC and network with Ivy League alumni from Stanford, Harvard & Wharton. So essentially this is an all-encompassing day for anyone considering an MBA at some point in their career.

Registration starts: 12.30pm
Pre-Fair presentations: 12.30pm
Main Fair opens: 3.30pm
*You can attend anytime between 12.30pm-6pm

Don't forget to register for the event at: http://goo.gl/RluRAE

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Monday, September 29

see the “island of lemurs: madagascar,” in 3d imax

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037


“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX, and it’s a must-see movie that tells the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Learn how these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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