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Monday, September 26

Off-site: Art Workshop—Maya Ceramic Art

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library

5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA

2:00pm

Participate in free artist-led workshops at the North Hollywood Branch Library and the Valley Plaza Branch Library. Learn about the museum’s collection and exhibitions and create your own artwork. No reservations needed.

The ancient Maya were a Mesoamerican civilization that extended from modern-day southern Mexico through Central America. At the height of their achievement during the Classic period (c. 250 to 900), written texts facilitated communication among Maya royal courts. The unique signs (glyphs) are in the form of humans, animals, mythical, objects, and abstract designs that express meaning or sounds, and are used to write words, phrases, and sentences.

Viewing examples of Mayan ceramics from LACMA’s permanent collection, learn about the Maya civilization and the use of hieroglyphs for both decoration and communication, and create your own clay pictographs.

Off-site | North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Libary  

Free and open to the public

Note: This program will take place off-site at the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, located at 5211 Tujunga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601

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Dinosaurs: Unextinct

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm

Dinosaurs are pretty fucking rad. In celebration of their radness, the Los Angeles Zoo introduces the exhibit "Dinosaurs: Unextinct," a wild ride through the 135 million years during which dinosaurs completely rejected democracy and ruled the Earth. Get up close to 17 advanced animatronic dinosaurs and discover facts about their lives and their similarities to animals you'll find at the zoo today. From the wily Suchomimus to the devious Carnotaurus to the tempestuous Tyrannosaurus, you'll learn a thing or two while you thank God for sending those meteors down to make way for Jesus and you! Through Oct. 31.

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An Evening With...Queen Sugar

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

7:30pm

2016, color, DCP | Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Carter, based on Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile; with Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

Includes a conversation with creator Ava DuVernay, executive producer Oprah Winfrey, and actors Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe

Episode 105

The venture from writer/director Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere, Selma) is Queen Sugar, her first cable television series for OWN, adapted from Natalie Braszile’s best-selling novel. The show is about culture shock—more specifically, the shock of returning to a culture you thought you’d left behind. Charley Bordelon West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) is a high-powered lawyer who’s also a visible part of one of Los Angeles's best-known power couples; her husband is the biggest pro basketball star in the city, and their teenaged son is the thoughtful center of their relationship. When her world is rocked by a series of personal earthquakes, including a crisis involving her Louisiana family, Charley is forced to go home to the failing sugar farm run by her father. She has to manage the place, and her rapidly diminishing expectations, along with her crusading journalist sister (Rutina Wesley), and her struggling single parent brother (Kofi Siriboe). An upcoming episode of the series will be shown. DuVernay, Winfrey, and cast will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

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A Tribe Called Red

Troubadour

9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – currently made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.

In a sense, ATCR’s music is the soundtrack to a contemporary evolution of the pow wow: their Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. Within a couple of years they’ve become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist and creates stunning, political and sometimes humorous videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image. On May 7th, A Tribe Called Red released their second full-length album, Nation II Nation in Canada and in the USA on Tribal Spirit Music. The album was nominated on the shortlist of the Polaris Music Prize as one of the 10 best Canadian album of the year and 4 APCMAs (Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award) for best group, best producer, best album and best cover art. ATCR have also collaborated and produced one of the last known Das Racist songs called Indians From All Directions as well as the song A Tribe Called Red on Angel Haze’s album Dirty Gold.

 

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Tiffany Gouché

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:00pm

Hailing from a family of musicians, Inglewood, CA native, Tiffany Gouché, has just released her long awaited Pillow Talk EP. A follow up to her 2014 Fantasy EP, Pillow Talk is a mystical, sensually suggestive, bass-heavy EP featuring 8 hand-crafted audible gems. Gouché, a proud queer woman, brings authenticity to her music unapologetically and has a refined sound that has garnered her many praises and accolades by music’s elite. Named by Okayplayer as “Top Artists to Watch in 2016”, the knob-twiddling singer/songwriter/producer has been on the West Coast indie scene this past year collaborating and touring throughout the UK with charismatic emcee/musician Little Simz and sharing stages nationwide with free-spirited genre-benders Willow Smith, Solonge, KING, Jesse Boykins III, and Soulection.

Known for her jazzy futuristic soul sound with a hip-hop influence, Tiffany has been an innovator in the indie resurgence of R&B. From making her rounds on HBO’s #Bessie81tour to representing Inglewood in the recent Beats by Dre #StraightOutta Campaign, Tiffany Gouché is demanding her way to the forefront and “impressing the hell out of music snobs from both sides of the coast”-Okayplayer

Anyone that has ever witnessed Tiffany Gouché live will testify that her authenticity will excite ears, ignite inner passions and soothe the soul; she simply lives on stage. Catch her on tour NOW.

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Tuesday, September 27

The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

“I’m thinking of doing a self-portrait of innerman,” artist Robert Rauschenberg told Sydney Felsen in 1967. Felsen and his partner, Stanley Grinstein, had opened their print studio Gemini G.E.L. on Melrose Avenue just one year before. They wanted to do a project with Rauschenberg, then already revered for his pop-infused abstractions, but Felsen had no idea what a “self-portrait of innerman” meant. Later, when he picked Rauschenberg up at LAX, he learned that the artist wanted to take a full body X-ray of himself and make a print of his own skeleton. This proved difficult — Rauschenberg was six feet tall, and most machines could X-ray only one foot at a time. So Rauschenberg used six X-rays to make Booster, the long, frenetic, fragmented print of his body. It’s on view at LACMA right now, as part of "The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.," a show commemorating the studio’s 50th anniversary. Rauschenberg’s isn’t the only ambitiously quirky project — in Claes Oldenburg’s tongue-in-cheek storybook, the artist imagines covering ground in Kassel, Germany, with potato chips that resemble ears — and that's what makes the show good.

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