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Sunday, October 26

Monday, October 27

A Woman is Worth a Thousand Questions


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


“Halah Anvari questions what it means to be an Iranian woman, both in her own country and in the West.”

– Time Out London

Two powerful, eye-opening programs deconstruct and recontextualize women’s complex relationship with Islam in Iranian culture and society. Ranging from experimental film and video to documentaries, the works draw attention to ways women are posited both within Islam and at its border, with codes of sexual propriety, veiling and separation functioning as signifiers of a condition fraught with contradiction and hope.

Artists include Haleh Anvari, Samira Eskandarfar, Loghman Khaledi, Firouzeh Khorosvani, Nassrin Nasser, Pooya Razi, Jinoos Taghizadeh and Nikoo Tarkhani. Part of the Los Angeles/Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI), which links nearly 30 L.A. institutions to explore traditional and contemporary arts from Islamic regions and their significant global diasporas. LA/IAI launches this fall in conjunction with the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art and the contemporary exhibition Shangri La: Imagined Cities, commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for its L.A. Municipal Art Gallery.


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Wednesday, October 29

Héctor Bourges


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


In this lecture/performance in the REDCAT Lounge, Héctor Bourges, a member of the Mexico City-based theater/performance art ensemble Teatro Ojo, combines a series of gestures with images of historical events that have influenced the Mexican national identity project. Bourges uses performative elements such as masks and ventriloquism to reveal the strategies of Mexican political powers and to depict the double standard discourse of politics, always fraught with false hopes and hidden secrets.

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Thursday, October 30

“Open House Fright Night” Edgar Allen Poe dramatic reading.

Barnes & Noble, Calabasas, CA

4735 Commons Way,, Calabasas, 0


Celebrating Halloween in a Mind-Chilling New Way

Barnes & Noble, Calabasas, CA –
Spotlight The Arts Foundation presents dramatic readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s works at a ticket-free event Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 7 pm – 9 pm

The night before Halloween, author, actor, poet, director, and playwright Peter Hayes Brothers will captivate you with performances by talented thespians of the most macabre literary imaginings penned by Poe. Director Peter Brothers will enthrall audiences with works like “The City in the Sea,” “To One in Paradise,” “For Annie,” and excerpts from literary masterpieces like “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Sphinx.”

Fitting the season, Brothers will turn his bookshop audience into accomplices for eerie tales of intrigue, betrayal and supernatural specters. Bring your friends to witness the resurrection of shadowed gothic literature; for only as long as the pendulum swings.

This special complimentary one-night only event takes place:
Thursday, October 30th - Come and go between 7pm – 9pm, If you dare!!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers (818) 222-0542
The Commons at Calabasas
4735 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302

“Fright Night” is most suitable for teens and adults.

Support The Arts: From Sunday October 26th to Sunday November 2nd, make a purchase at Barnes & Nobles and simply mention this Book Fair Event Code 11 46 28 92. A percentage of your purchases online or at the store will help support Spotlight The Arts, a 501(c) non-profit organization, in our efforts to produce and promote artistic events in the community. For information about Spotlight The Arts Foundation go to www.spotlightthearts.org

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Friday, October 31

LA Theatrical Premiere at Laemmle Royal Theater of "Walking the Camino"!

Leammle Theater - Royal

11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025


The award-winning documentary "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago" follows six pilgrims, from ages 3 to 73, as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind.

The pilgrims embark upon a 500 mile-long journey along Spain's ancient Christian pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James.

Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart and soul into their physical trek to Santiago de Compostela, and most importantly, their personal journey to themselves. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their paths will unfold, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by trail's end.

Multiple showtimes and Q&A with filmmakers & crew at almost every screening.

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Saturday, November 1