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Friday, July 29

Calidore String Quartet

Powell Library Rotunda, UCLA

10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, 90095


Described as “the epitome of confidence and finesse” (Gramophone Magazine) and “a miracle of unified thought” (La Presse, Montreal), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and passionate performances. The Calidore String Quartet is currently artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University (SUNY) and was appointed to the prestigious roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two for the 2016- 2019 seasons. In recognition of their international acclaim, the quartet won the 2016 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, becoming the first North American ensemble to win the prestigious award.

The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival is pleased to welcome the Calidore String Quartet to the spectacular Powell Library Rotunda on the UCLA campus for a special chamber music performance featuring the work of Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn.

Admission is free of charge and seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. All are welcome to attend.

The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1988 by Professor Henry J. Bruman (1913–2005), who sought to introduce new audiences to chamber music at informal concerts on the UCLA campus.

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CANCELLED CHECKS AND BALANCES a comedy of passion, desire and rejection in the 21st century

Santa Monica Playhouse, The Other Space

1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Three lonely people. Three disparate lives, woven together through chance? or design? How do we find our place, our position, our passion, in a city as vast as Los Angeles? Is our soulmate out there? ...

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Book Signing: Guillermo del Toro


5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


A rare opportunity to have Guillermo del Toro sign your exhibition catalogue or another title by him purchased at a LACMA Store.

Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters reveals the director's creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, August 1, 2016. 

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Sara Gazarek


5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Part of the Jazz at LACMA series

Championed by some of music’s most celebrated figures, Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist with limitless potential. With three highly acclaimed CDs, Sara and her trio continue to seamlessly combine the intimacy of singer/songwriter styling with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice, excellent pitch, and supple sense of time, Gazarek is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation.

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Friday Flights at the Getty Center

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Friday Flights brings together a wide range of Los Angeles-based artists for an interdisciplinary series of happenings across the Getty Center from galleries to gardens. This program includes music by M. Geddes Gengras and wild Up’s Lewis Pesacov, installations by Jim Drain and Jennifer Juniper Stratford, a performance by Ry Rocklen and Nick Lowe's The Bushes, and a film program presented by Veggie Cloud. Check back soon for a full description of this event's programs

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Celtic Consort

Brand Library & Art Center

1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, 91201


Celtic Consort consists of award winning concert and studio musicians Christina Linhardt (voice), Susan Craig Winsberg (flutes) and Carolyn Sykes (Celtic harp). Together the Celtic Consort bring their love of Classical Baroque and Irish Celtic music to the Brand Library Plaza, along with a special hands-on harp petting zoo! The free performances are supported by the City of Glendale and Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates. Free admission.

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"Violent Cop"

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


1989, Film Movement, 103 min. Action/Crime. Originally a TV comedian, Takeshi Beat Kitano defied expectations to make his directorial debut with this tough-as-nails crime drama. He stars as Azuma, a police detective notorious for roughing up suspects, whose ruthless tactics become indistinguishable from those of the gangster he pursues after his sister is kidnapped by yakuza. VIOLENT COP showcases the spare shooting style, nihilistic worldview and deadpan humor that have made Kitano one of Japans most revered contemporary filmmakers. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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