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Monday, October 27

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:00pm

"Downright Hilarious... Staggeringly Brilliant" - Time Out Chicago

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, the funniest and most critically acclaimed theatrical Improv troupe in the country, is coming to LARGO for one night only on October 27th. The ISC plays regularly to sold-out crowds in NYC Off-Broadway, and was recently one of the big hits of UCB’s Del Close marathon where they played to a standing room only crowd of 700+ people. The ISC tours nationally and internationally at Performing Arts Centers and has been featured at Montreal's Just for Laughs, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and most recently at Outside Lands in San Francisco where Sir Patrick Stewart performed with them as a special guest. The ISC has been named Chicago's best Improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group".

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Rachael Yamagata

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

Rachael Yamagata (born September 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist from Arlington, Virginia. She began her musical career with the band Bumpus before becoming a solo artist and releasing four EP's and three studio albums. Her songs have appeared on numerous television shows and she has collaborated with Jason Mraz, Rhett Miller, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Toots and the Maytals and Ray Lamontagne.

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Dream Boys

Echo

1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Independent music from the west coast of Scotland has always had a kinship with psychedelic pop music from the west coast of America. Orange Juice loved The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub wanted to be in Buffalo Springfield, the Pastels adored the Electric Prunes. Dream Boys are a modern day trans atlantic love affair realized. Consisting of 3 americans and 1 scotsman, their songs have the spirit of postcard records filtered through the rural haze of the paisley underground. Pure pop with nods to New Zealand’s Flying Nun records and an aura of psychedelia akin to the Church. Their songs float around the notion of time and space, love and heartbreak, the highs and lows with a range of emotion and introspection. One can’t imagine these songs coming from any other band or from any other time other than now.

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A Woman is Worth a Thousand Questions

REDCAT

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

8:30pm

“Halah Anvari questions what it means to be an Iranian woman, both in her own country and in the West.”

– Time Out London

Two powerful, eye-opening programs deconstruct and recontextualize women’s complex relationship with Islam in Iranian culture and society. Ranging from experimental film and video to documentaries, the works draw attention to ways women are posited both within Islam and at its border, with codes of sexual propriety, veiling and separation functioning as signifiers of a condition fraught with contradiction and hope.

Artists include Haleh Anvari, Samira Eskandarfar, Loghman Khaledi, Firouzeh Khorosvani, Nassrin Nasser, Pooya Razi, Jinoos Taghizadeh and Nikoo Tarkhani. Part of the Los Angeles/Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI), which links nearly 30 L.A. institutions to explore traditional and contemporary arts from Islamic regions and their significant global diasporas. LA/IAI launches this fall in conjunction with the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art and the contemporary exhibition Shangri La: Imagined Cities, commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for its L.A. Municipal Art Gallery.

 

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Tuesday, October 28

Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:30am

Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of samurai armor in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.

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