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Monday, September 29

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Fusing cinematic drama with reality by weaving a fictitious 24-hour journey through the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is an intimate portrayal of the artistic process that speaks volumes to music fans, the art community and movie lovers alike. The debut directorial feature film of visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the film is set to an original score by Nick Cave and fellow Bad Seeds band mate Warren Ellis.

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STARRY EYES

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Cited by Time as one of the 10 best of this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Hollywood horror story STARRY EYES holds its Los Angeles premiere, followed by a discussion with cast and crew. Rounding out the double bill is director Andrzej Zulawski's controversial, unclassifiable 1981 cult film POSSESSION, with Isabelle Adjani as a woman whose husband discovers her spending time with a strange, tentacled creature.

 

 

 

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Mostly Musicals

Upstairs at Vitellos

4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604

8:00pm

Broadway luminaries Julie Tolivar and Eric B Anthony along with an array of dazzling talent (including Will Collyer, Cassandra Nuss, Joe Donohoe, Nicci Claspell, Rachel Tyler, Amanda Kruger, and MORE!) will step into the spotlight to perform songs from megawatt writers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Adam Guettel, Roger Miller, Maltby & Shire, Duke Ellington, Jonathan Larson, and Kander & Ebb.

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Monday Night Residency with Fenech-Soler

Echo

Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Glastonbury 2011. As Fenech-Soler’s set draws to a close in a packed tent filled with people who knew and adored their songs, the band’s four members experience a flood of emotions. Fenech-Soler had reached a point that all young bands dream about- huge label backing, play-listed at BBC Radio One, a sold out tour and a premiere set at UK’s most storied festival. Their first release in the states will be an EP out on SO Recordings/ Caroline this March. The EP serves as an introduction to the band. The compilation features a “Cult of Romance” re-mix compliments of super-producer and early supporter Alan Braxe; an Alex Metric re-mix of “Lies”; their mega-hit “Stop and Stare” and the recently released dance track “In Our Blood.” In addition to this first EP, the band will have a special Record Sore Day Release in April featuring remixes by Yuksek, Gemini, Chainsmokers and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Their full album is due this summer. Having overcome a multitude of challenges, finally releasing their music in the US signifies the completion of Fenech-Soler’s rebirth. This time they can control their own destiny.

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Tuesday, September 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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Small Museum for the American Metaphor

REDCAT

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

12:00pm

Small Museum for an American Metaphor is an exhibition which brings together European perspectives on the American West, and more specifically, the particularities embedded in the idealized fictions surrounding it. The visual argument here is that there is a certain architectonic “idea” that dwells on the celebration of Endlessness as mythicized in the American West. The metaphor is the base for an architecture that blurs the distinction between building and object, collapsing the different scales. It is an architecture that celebrates the fiction of the “wide open” and seeks to re-evaluate/reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior. In that context, a successful intervention is able to define hierarchies, carve out places, and make shared points of reference. The exhibition, much in the tradition of showcasing objects in a defined space, such as a cabinet, “collects”artworks, architectural models, drawings and other elements that consciously fade the distinction between object and representation.

Ultimately it is a show on urban strategies, but starting from the conviction that these very strategies can only be conveyed if presented in an oblique way. The show proposes a method that understands beauty and hedonism not so much as the enemy of hierarchy and organization, but despite all senses of responsibility, its driving force.  

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