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Thursday, August 13

Scout Tufankjian's new photography book of Armenia and the Diaspora

Abril Bookstore

415 E Broadway #102, Glendale, 91205

7:30pm

Abril Bookstore cordially invites you to meet SCOUT TUFANKJIAN, presenting her new book of photographs, THERE IS ONLY THE EARTH. Introduced by ARA OSHAGAN. Wine and Cheese Reception to follow. THERE IS ONLY THE EARTH is a beautiful and loving portrait of the global Armenian community captured in joyful detail by an exceptional photographer—highlighting this ancient community's strength, versatility, and ability to survive. The book contains more than 160 photographs. SCOUT TUFANKJIAN is a photographer best known for her work documenting the Barack Obama campaigns. She has spent the bulk of her career working in the Middle East, including four years working in the Gaza Strip and extensive time in Egypt documenting the Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and their dog, Noushig the Shounig.

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Friday, August 14

Hellenistic Bronzes

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:30pm

Explore the Getty’s collection of 19th-century paintings by artists such as Millet, Monet, and Van Gogh in this one-hour tour. The tour may also include examples of sculpture, photographs, or drawings. Meet at the Information Desk.

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Filmmobile Summer Screening Series

Echo Park Film Center

1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:00pm

Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Filmmobile projects an array of classic films at cinematic locations across the city! Events begin at 8pm for four consecutive Friday nights beginning July 31st. Refreshments provided. Bring a chair! Free admission! Everyone welcome! Tonight we present "The Savages" and "Lost Angels". Locations are announced 24 hours prior to show time. Call 213-484-8846, e-mail [email protected], check out Echo Park Film Center on Facebook, or follow @EPFCFILMMOBILE on Twitter for more info!

"The Savages" is a 20 minute documentary by Alan Gorg featuring the changing neighborhood of Oakwood (in the Venice area) in the 1960s. Following in a similar note, "Lost Angels" is a feature length documentary featuring the community of Skid Row and, more specifically, 6 individuals who have been long-time residents of Skid Row. Come join us for a night of reflection on the changing communities of Los Angeles and the stories of a vibrant but silenced communities.

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Saturday, August 15

CityRace Downtown LA: Center of the City of Angels

Pershing Square

532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

10:00am

In CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts, teams of 2 to 4 players solve fun & challenging clues leading them on a 3-hour hunt through one of L.A.'s many diverse neighborhoods. Teams will crack codes, solve challenging puzzles, uncover little-known facts and more... all while racing against other teams to be first to the finish with the most correct answers!

Downtown Los Angeles has something for everyone. From breathtaking art and architecture to rich culture and history, our original CityRace hunt takes you through the captivating heart of the City of Angels. You'll solve challenging clues leading you from world-famous landmarks to undiscovered treasures in this classic urban adventure through the spectacular center of this dazzling, ever-changing metropolis.

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World of Dance - LA Finals & World Finals

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm

World of Dance Tour is the largest urban dance event that has now become the most authentic international touring dance competition of its kind. Currently consisting of 15 U.S. domestic dates and 15 internationally licensed regions, WOD continues to thrive and build within communities worldwide. With a focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new-aged choreography, World of Dance embraces more than just the urban dance scene but also showcases its entire lifestyle and culture. The world’s best top dance troupes, hundreds of participants, and thousands of spectators enjoy performance-festival settings where creativity is displayed and rewarded. While competing dancers are judged ever so closely, the spirit of each WOD event is that of “community” over “competition.” International groups that have been qualified to participate in our WOD Finals have proven their skill and creativity abroad and in return are being invited to participate in a global celebration acknowledging the world’s best dancers within the mecca of dance, Los Angeles, California.

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Capturing Grace - a special screening of the award winning documentary

Lineage Performing Arts Center

89 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadenaq, CA 91105

6:00pm

"Capturing Grace" tells the remarkable story of what happens when New York's legendary Mark Morris Dance Group joins forces with people with Parkinson's disease to stage a unique performance. Filmed over the course of a year, it's a story about the power of art and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

This special screening will bring awareness and help raise funds for the free, Healing Movement dance classes offered at the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA for Dancing with Parkinson’s, Stroke Recovery, Dancing Through Cancer and Dancing with Down Syndrome.

The evening will commence with a live performance of the BACH CELLO SUITES by the Lineage Dance Company and a screening of the uplifting short film, MARY ANNE – a dance for camera that features Mary Anne Moses, a Pasadena resident who participates in the Lineage’s Dancing with Parkinson’s class.

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