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Wednesday, July 30

See a little bit of country

Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

11:00am

It’s time to see the world through country colored lenses.  Curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography includes over 100 historical and contemporary photos, artifacts, a digital jukebox (this is where your kids will station themselves, and you want them to, because even if you’re not a country fan, the kids should know Dolly & the Man in Black), an original short form documentary with interviews from exhibited photographers, country musicians and historians and more.

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Wednesdays Are West Days at the Autry!

Autry National Museum

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA

1:00pm

Museum teachers will share dynamic stories about the history of the West in the galleries. In addition, visitors can enjoy hands-on activity carts, crafts, and games. Each week focuses on a different theme. 

There’s a big wide world out there! Take a tour of Art of the West and see the natural beauty of the West, participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt exploring landscapes of the West, and create your very own perfect landscape.

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A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream

ALOUD @ Central Library

Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071

7:15pm

Eric Liu in conversation with Gregory Rodriguez, Executive Director, Zócalo Public Square

Weaving history, journalism, and memoir, the author of The Accidental Asian and founder of Citizen University explores the parallel rise of China and the Chinese American—how Chinese immigrants have exceled despite racism and xenophobia, and how they reconcile competing beliefs about what constitutes success, virtue, and belonging in a time of deep flux. From Confucius to the Constitution, Liu discusses his new collection of personal essays that provide insight into the evolving Chinese American dream.

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PEN Emerging Voices

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that provides new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. The 2014 Emerging Voices Fellows are Brandon Jordan Brown, Marci Carrillo, Andrés Reconco, Margaret Spilman, Hanne Steen, and Victor Vazquez. Please join us in celebrating the culmination of their fellowship with a public reading followed by a receptio

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Aerosmith: Let Rock Rule

The Forum

Inglewood, 90305

7:30pm

Aerosmith is the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, including 70.2 million albums in the United States alone. Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock,has come to also incorporate elements of pop,heavy metal, and rhythm and blues,and has inspired many subsequent rock artists.

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