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Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists

Skirball Cultural Center

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


Enjoy the spontaneous and comical rock, country, and folk of Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists, the closing act of this season’s Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball. The theme of this year’s series is A Musical Road Trip through America, inspired by the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. Rev up the engine and head down to a juke joint in St. Louis, a Latin hip-hop club in L.A., a honky-tonk in the Appalachian hills, the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the Grand Ole Opry. The whole family’s invited along for the ride!

Performances at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. A founding director of the Watts Towers Art Center, his earliest body of sculpture, constructed out of charred debris from the 1965 Watts Rebellion, was the basis for 66 Signs of Neon, a landmark group exhibition about the riots that traveled to nine venues between 1966 and 1969. In line with the postwar period’s general fascination with the street and its objects, Purifoy’s 66 Signs of Neon constituted a Duchampian approach to the fire-molded alleys of Watts, a strategy that profoundly impacted artists such as David Hammons, John Outterbridge and Senga Nengudi.

In the late 1980’s, after eleven years of public policy work for the California Arts Council, where Purifoy initiated programs such as Artists in Social Institutions, bringing art into the state prison system, Purifoy moved his practice to the Mojave desert. He lived there for the last fifteen years of his life, creating ten acres of large-scale sculpture constructed entirely from junked materials.

The exhibition explores a pivotal yet under-recognized figure in the development of postwar American Art whose effect is only beginning to be fully understood.

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Sunday Concerts at Polliwog Park

Polliwog Park

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, 90266


Tribute bands, rock and roll, salsa, country and dixie are just some of the sounds to hit the stage this summer in Manhattan Beach.  It’s perfect for when you’re not quite ready to head home after a gorgeous Sunday at the beach – head to the park to unwind with a picnic to dance and relax to a free concert.  Be sure to check the website to see who is playing each Sunday night!

The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series is an annual, summer-long event held each year at Polliwog Park. The performances are free to the public. There are no dogs, barbecues, or wheeled vehicles at any time in the concert area.

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