10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Over 40 of LA’s most dynamic artists bring to life excerpts of six boundary-breaking new projects, un-staged, as read by the wild Up chamber ensemble and conducted by Marc Lowenstein and Christopher Rountree. Lively video introductions precede each piece, taking the audience into the creators’ process. The six new works span an enormous stylistic range, including collaborations by the legendary Pauline Oliveros with the poet Ione, and rising-star composer Mohammed Fairouz with the poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum.
8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
In 1979, punk was over . . . but by 1981, hardcore was born. As teenagers in 1981, David Markey and his best friend Jordan Schwartz founded We Got Power!, a fanzine dedicated to the first-generation hardcore punk music community in their native Los Angeles. Their text captured the early punk spirit of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, and Husker Du at the height of their powers. Meanwhile, their amazing photographs captured the dilapidated houses, abandoned storefronts, and disaffected youth culture of the early Reagan era. Never before seen, except in crude fanzine form, these detailed and richly narrative photos are now collected to present an intimate document a uniquely fertile creative moments. (Bazillion Points Publishing)
1962/b&w/152 min. | Scr: Vladimir Nabokov, Stanley Kubrick; dir: Stanley Kubrick; w/ James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers.
With the clout of a roadshow picture under his belt, Kubrick turned to a far riskier project for his follow-up to Spartacus: he hired Vladimir Nabokov’s to pen the screenplay adaptation of his controversial novel. But after Nabokov turned in a tome more than four hundred pages long, Kubrick and his producer James B. Harris radically edited it to suit a major motion picture, honing its humor in the process. James Mason stars as Humbert Humbert, who hides his twisted desires behind the façade of a suave European academic, made all the more palpable by Mason’s velvety baritone and pomaded elegance. Humbert insinuates himself into the life of fourteen-year-old Lolita (Sue Lyon, whose only prior credit of note was as “Miss Smile” for the Los Angeles County Dental Association). First, he’s a lodger in her home, though subsequently he becomes her stepfather, after marrying her lovesick mother (Shelley Winters). It’s not long before Humbert and his self-centered nymphet embark on a cross-country car trip closely shadowed by the ominous Clare Quilty (Peter Sellers). A visually rich adaptation of a novel that many felt could not be filmed, Kubrick’s Lolita is rendered with the sheen and polish of classic Hollywood. Lolita marks a major turning point for Kubrick: due to the book’s incendiary content, financing for the film had to be secured abroad through a British production company, meaning that the film was predominately shot in England. Kubrick subsequently settled there for the rest of his career.
301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, 91107
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Get to know Michael Feinstein, the five-time GRAMMY nominee and Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, as he debuts his new position as Pasadena’s Principal Pops Conductor! Michael will lead the orchestra in a retrospective of his spectacular career celebrating America’s greatest music, from Broadway show tunes to movies to the swinging pulse of the Rat Pack. Two of Michael’s closest musical friends will join him on stage for this milestone event: Cheyenne Jackson (television’s Glee and 30 Rock, and Broadway’s All Shook Up and Xanadu) and country music star Lari White (“Now I Know” and “That’s My Baby”).
Michael Feinstein, Conductor
Cheyenne Jackson, Guest Artist
Lari White, Guest Artist
2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, 91301
11:30am to 4:30pm
LA’s top chefs, members of the Club Culinaire, will create their favorite picnic dishes. They will cook up over 700 lb of meat, poultry and fish, 500 lb of vegetables, 200 lb of cheese and 500 baguettes, 50 artisan breads and much more. More than wineries will be pouring their favorite selections. The party starts at 11:30am until 4:30pm.
The event is extremely kid-friendly (including a moon bounce paradise, heated swimming pool with a giant waterslide, rock climbing wall, drawing competition, and games). Adults can play pétaque, soccer, volleyball and badminton. Raffle prizes include two roundtrip tickets to Paris on Air Tahiti Nui, a stay at Villa Deveena in Costa Rica, kitchen utensils, gourmet dinners, and shopping certificates. Musical entertainment will be provided by a French DJ.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Concern Foundation and the HOPE Program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Ticket price is inclusive of all food, beverages, entertainment and parking
$60 for adults, $20 for kids 10-21, free for kids under 10 (when accompanied by a paying adult)
VIP preferred seating: Buy 10 tickets, receive one free ticket. Buy 20 tickets, receive three free tickets.
To order tickets go to www.clubculinaire.us or contact Kora Kroep at 949.295.0506 or [email protected]
2000 Avenue of the Americas, West Los Angeles, 90067
12:00pm to 4:00pm
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will host its 24th annual “A Time for Heroes” event. The star-studded occasion brings together families, celebrities, donors, and other supporters from across the country to prevent new HIV infections in babies, provide lifesaving treatments to HIV-positive mothers, and support pediatric AIDS research.
“A Time for Heroes” is a celebrity celebration jam-packed with live entertainment, music, and a host of activities for children and teens. This year’s activities include a skateboard demo area, 4-way trampoline, micro-race track, sports zone, photo booth, and creative arts and crafts. EGPAF is calling on the community to “Join Us. Inspire Others.” and participate in the fight to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
Sponsorships, family patron packages, and individual tickets are available here: https://secure.amothersfight.org/page/contribute/a-time-for-heroes-2013