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Sunday, August 9

Kiddle Karoo

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

6:30pm

Cowabunga dudes! Rock and Roar with Kiddle Karoo and her Kooky Krew’s sizzling summer “Monster Beach Party”. Join this little Tiki Hut filled with big monster fun for a rockin’ family beach concert! Kiddle Karoo and her puppet pals sing, dance and add a touch of magic to this wacky non-traditional Luau. Summertime entertainment the entire family will love.

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Gladys Knight, The O'Jays

Microsoft Theater

777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest; very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. The O'Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years

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Hairspray the Broadway Musical presented by the Torrance Theatre Company

Armstrong Theatre

3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, 90505

8:00pm

Torrance Theatre Company invites you to celebrate its 16th anniversary by brushing up your coif and doing The Madison all the way down to the Armstrong Theatre to see Hairspray the Broadway Musical. Hairspray won 8 Tony Awards in 2003, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. Set in 1962 Baltimore, the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!

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Monday, August 10

Los Angeles Photo Festival

Hatakeyama Gallery

905 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 0

10:00am

The International Photo Festival invites you to attend the 2nd annual Turkish Street Photography Exhibit in Los Angeles. This year’s “Concept: Turkey 2015” exhibition opens the same week as Downtown LA Art Walk at Hatakeyama Gallery from August 11-15, 2015.

Concept Turkey 2015 will be presenting works from over 35 contemporary Turkish street photographers. The exhibit will provide relevant cultural documentation into regional traditions and social issues in Turkey . Each image presented is designed to create and share stories while promoting cultural understanding through photography. The “Concept Turkey” project began last year at the first annual Turkish Republic Street Photography exhibition in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Photo Festival will begin this year by presenting beautiful, fascinating, and awe-inspiring photographs from Turkey. All photos presented have been selected by a distinguished panel of judges: Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer Nick Ut, as well as Robert Ysais, Sami Turkay Founder member of Turkish Federation of Photography of Art and the President of the Federation (2013-2014), Yucel Demir is active member of photography of Art Society of Ankara and Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey, Keith Braesch is the Vice President of B2B Sales for Targus Inc, and Mert Turkoglu Los Angeles Photo Festival - Creative Director and Founder.

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Butterfly girl at Butterfly Pavilion

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:15am

The Butterfly Pavilion is open at the Natural History Museum for the summer.

 

More than 53 different butterfly and moth species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for the much-anticipated seasonal exhibit, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

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German Expressionism

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

Led by conductor/arranger John Beasley, the 15-piece modern jazz band MONK'estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s unique quirkiness. Offbeat accents and punchy dissonances can be found in MONK'estra's fresh arrangements of Monk’s and other classic and original compositions. Beasley’s contemporary twist incorporates Afro-Cuban rhythms, modern jazz, hip hop, big-band instrumentation, and stunningly atmospheric ensemble textures, all powerfully driven by a propulsive rhythm section.

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