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Saturday, September 5

Twilight Tour

Farm Sanctuary

5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, 93510

4:30pm

As the animals finish their dinners and start winding down, they’d love your company for one last belly rub or head scratch before bedtime! Our Twilight Tour, back by popular demand, is a great chance to interact with the animals in new ways as you learn about their nighttime habits. The event will feature visiting time with our animal residents, an educational talk from one of our expert staffers, and a light reception afterwards. This is a unique opportunity to bond with your favorite sanctuary pals as the sun begins to set and to take in the true beauty of nature.

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Still Life: a Solo Exhibition by Mark Jenkins

Fabien Castanier Gallery

2919 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

6:00pm

Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present Still Life, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Mark Jenkins and the first solo show for the artist at the gallery. Mark Jenkins is a sculptor and installation artist whose work focuses on a variety of urban and social themes, re-defining the limits of sculpture both in the public sphere, where many of his pieces have been found, to the more intimate realm of the “White Cube.” The foundation of his artwork is in the artist’s specific technique, casting objects as well as his own body (and those of others) using conventional packing tape and plastic wrap. Encompassing the actual form of these subjects with his method, he has materialized a range of characters, from translucent ducks, dogs and babies, to his most well-known clothed hyper-realistic figures.
In Still Life Jenkins presents an all-new body of work created here in Los Angeles. The collection features an evocative series of site- specific installations, including three-dimensional canvases, incorporated taxidermy, a human birdhouse and anthropomorphic stringed instruments. Akin to traditional notions of the “still life,” his sculptures capture moments that conjure their own realities, presenting tableaus that challenge one’s sense of what is real and what is not. Jenkins constructs his people, animals, children – entities commonly filled with life – into inanimate objects, frozen in bizarre postures and scenarios. By creating these unconventional situations, he re-contextualizes commonplace ideas or things and inserts them into a new landscape in which the viewer plays an integral part.

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TiRon & Ayomari's Umbrella Experience

Coldwater Canyon Park

12601 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, 90210

6:00pm

Save the Drop LA is teaming up with the duo, TiRon & Ayomari (T/A) for a charity showcase on September 5th, 2015 at the S. Mark Taper Amphitheatre from 6 – 10 p.m., “The Umbrella Experience”, with a portion of performance proceeds to benefit water conservation in Los Angeles. High above the city lights of Hollywood, set among eucalyptus trees in Coldwater Canyon Park, S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre is the perfect venue to showcase T/A’s new album, 'The Great New Wonderful'.
T/A’s performance will feature a live 7-piece band including: two guitars, percussion, bass, drums, and keys. In addition to live music, the Experience includes DJ's - J*Davey & DJ Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW), open bar, food, live art, photo booths & other FUN activities!

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A Latin Jam in Memory of Johnny Polanco Featuring Artie Webb

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

LACMA's Latin Sounds honors the legacy of bandleader Johnny Polanco, who passed away in June 2015. As one of the most sought-after band leaders and multi-instrumentalists in the U.S., Polanco gained the distinction for making the type of contagious Latin music that is truly appreciated by salsa dancers worldwide. His career spanned more than 35 years working alongside such artists as Cachao, Tito Puente, Jr., Charlie Zaa, Ray De La Paz, Tito Nieves, and many others.

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“WHEN STARS ALIGN”

The Odyssey Theatre

2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

8:00pm

The Civil War begins and American society is forever changed. Seeds of hope are taking hold in the hearts of a boy and a girl determined to be more than just friends, and a household built on unwavering tradition is caught in the maelstrom. Might the stars align for the birth of a new equality, and for two people fighting for their future together?
This World Premiere guest production at the Odyssey Theatre is based on the book by an acclaimed writer who is often heralded for capturing the essence of racial equality issues in historical fiction. This total theatre experience communicates throughout the narrative with instruments, singing, and choreography, the sweeping events that formed our country during the Civil War, along with intimate details of a poignant love story.

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