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Sunday, March 29

Permission to Quilt Workshop with Luke Haynes

CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM

5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90036

3:00am to 10:00am

Construct your own small quilt top with artist Luke Haynes, whose work in on display in the exhibition Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters. Luke will walk you through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct used fabric and clothing into a quilt top about 30 in size. You will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be outside the normative quilting oeuvre. Please bring the following supplies or materials: - Two matching garments or matching pieces of fabric 1/2 yard or bigger and a contrast fabric that is 1/4 yard or bigger (Shirts from goodwill are a good choice if you dont have anything at home, and fabric should NOT be stretchy, thick, or too slippery to work with) - Rotary cutter - Sewing machine (If you don’t own one, let us know and we can provide one) - Sack lunch Advanced registration required. Go online at cafam.org or email [email protected].

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Open Art: Vincent van Gogh at the Zimmer Children's Museum

Zimmer Children's Museum

6505 Wishire Blvd Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048

2:00pm

Post-Impressionist and Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh is known for his landscapes, self-portraits and sunflowers. Join us in our art studio as we paint our own sunflowers!

This Sunday drop-in program runs from 3:00-4:00pm and is free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter!

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Monday, March 30

The Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

Come paint with us! Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.

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Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love.

GRAMMY Museum

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

12:30pm

This unique exhibition offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Donna Summer.  This is the first exhibition highlighting the career of the legendary “Queen of Disco.”

“Donna Summer galvanized a diverse group of music fans and she was able to give credibility to a genre of music that had many skeptics,” said GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli.  “We are honored to tell her story and help demonstrate why Donna Summer is not only the undisputed ‘Queen of Disco,’” but also one of the most successful female artists of all time.”

On display through Spring 2015, the exhibit features:

Gowns and costumes designed by Summer;

Set designs sketches, also created by Summer;

Handwritten lyrics and notes;

Never-before-seen photographs spanning Summer’s entire career;

Several hand-painted pieces from Summer’s critically acclaimed Summer Fine Arts Collection;

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Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

GRAMMY Museum

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

12:30pm

this one-of-a-kind exhibit offers visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan.  This is the first exhibition exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary bluesman.  Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, served as a guest curator.

“I'm excited to partner with The GRAMMY Museum to honor my brother and his music,” said Jimmie Vaughan. “I know Stevie’s many fans will enjoy this exhibit, as many of his personal, never-before-seen items will be on display.  I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world.  I miss him every day." On display through July 2015.

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European Art at LACMA

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Discover the breadth of LACMA’s collection of European art on this 50-minute tour. Focus on 17th-century Dutch painting, works by French and Italian Baroque artists, and French 19th-century painting, including costumes and decorative arts that are installed with two-dimensional works.

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Tuesday, March 31

Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

Featuring stunning photographs of hand-painted billboards that dominated the Los Angeles landscape for almost two decades, this exhibition brings to life a unique period in the history of rock & roll and the fabled Sunset Strip, whose nightclubs were the birthplace of rock & roll royalty. Photographer Robert Landau traces the billboard phenomenon from the breakthrough promotion for the debut album by the Doors in 1967 to the advent of MTV in the 1980s, which signaled the end of an era.

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The Music Center Presents the Spotlight Grand Finale Performance

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012

12:30pm

Dont miss Southern Californias brightest young talent as they perform in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Hosted by Jenna Elfman, this will be a spectacular evening of performances from the Grand Prize Finalists of Spotlight, a program of The Music Center that identifies, engages and supports high school artists in dance, voice, acting and music. Witness, cheer and support young artists today!

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