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Friday, August 29

The Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

11:00am

Artists and technology innovators have a lot in common. Both make the best discoveries by experimenting, learning, and collaborating with others, and not being afraid to fail. Check out LACMA's new Art + Technology Lab and make your own tech-inspired art. 

While you're here, visit the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to see more than a thousand miniature cars zooming through Chris Burden's kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, in action every Sunday at the following times: 10:30–11:30 am; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm; 4:30–5:30 pm.

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Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

12:00pm

By juxtaposing contemporary and historical photographs from the permanent collection, this exhibition proposes points of intersection between works created in response to shifting technical developments and aesthetic concerns. Whether related by direct influence or visual affinities of a more tenuous nature, groupings of images reveal the rich diversity of photographic approaches to subjects that have engaged photographers for the past century. Recent acquisitions by Vera Lutter, Loretta Lux, Scott McFarland, Yasumasa Morimura, Cindy Sherman, and James Welling, among others, are featured. 

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Janis Mann

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

6:00pm

“A first-class jazz singer!” proclaims jazz critic and author Scott Yanow. Janis Mann is an artist who is both a striking song stylist and a fearless improviser. Her first album, A Little Moonlight, was hailed by coproducer Diane Schuur as “a heartfelt and tasty interpretation of well-loved standard.”

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Retro Futura Tour 2014

Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:00pm

Thompson Twins' TOM BAILEY will play Thompson Twins hits live for the first time in 27 years as part of the Retro Futura Tour 2014.  Howard Jones, Ultravox's Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina (ex-Kartina & The Waves) will join Tom on his first tour since 1987. 

For nearly three decades fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the most iconic bands of the eighties. Now Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing most of the big Thompson Twins hits in 2014.

The Thompson Twins had huge hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Songs such as ‘Hold Me Now', ‘Doctor Doctor', ‘You Take Me Up' and ‘Love On Your Side' provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives worldwide in the mid-eighties.  The Thompson Twins also enjoyed big success on the US dance chart with ‘Lies", ‘In the Name of Love' and ‘Hold Me Now' all reaching the No 1.  In 1988 they had another No 1 dance chart hit in the US with ‘In the Name of Love 88".

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Cinefamily's Most Outrageous Video Games

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

Plug in, put on your Power Glove and hold on to your heart capsules, because we’re blowing the dust off another round of the craziest cartridges, most deranged discs and buggiest little-known consoles ever to jiggle your joysticks. Take a nostalgic stroll through an 8-bit wonderland of early gaming breakthroughs and experiments. Thrill to a montage of the outrageous kills that shocked a generation of parents. Cringe at the most uncomfortably “sexy” games this side of the uncanny valley, settle your score with infamous franchise fiascos like Moonwalker, Alf and E.T., pig out on pixelated FMV failures and HFS cutscenes galore. Just don’t forget to bring your memory cards, because this show promises “extra lives” worth of excited entertainment — so NintenDON’T miss out! Grab your tickets now, as they’ll be gone faster than you can say “UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT A B B A!” - 

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