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Monday, October 6

Small Museum for the American Metaphor

REDCAT

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

12:00pm

Small Museum for an American Metaphor is an exhibition which brings together European perspectives on the American West, and more specifically, the particularities embedded in the idealized fictions surrounding it. The visual argument here is that there is a certain architectonic “idea” that dwells on the celebration of Endlessness as mythicized in the American West. The metaphor is the base for an architecture that blurs the distinction between building and object, collapsing the different scales. It is an architecture that celebrates the fiction of the “wide open” and seeks to re-evaluate/reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior. In that context, a successful intervention is able to define hierarchies, carve out places, and make shared points of reference. The exhibition, much in the tradition of showcasing objects in a defined space, such as a cabinet, “collects”artworks, architectural models, drawings and other elements that consciously fade the distinction between object and representation.

Ultimately it is a show on urban strategies, but starting from the conviction that these very strategies can only be conveyed if presented in an oblique way. The show proposes a method that understands beauty and hedonism not so much as the enemy of hierarchy and organization, but despite all senses of responsibility, its driving force.  

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Story Time in the Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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“island of lemurs: madagascar,” in 3d imax

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

2:30pm

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is now showing at the California Science Center in 3D IMAX, and it’s a must-see movie that tells the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Learn how these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

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Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil featuring Peter Furler Band

Whisky A Go Go

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

Roland Stephen "Steve" Taylor, is an American Christian rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and film director. A large figure in what has come to be known as Christian alternative rock, he's also served in the group Chagall Guevara. In contrast to many Christian musical artists, his history of songs have often taken aim at other Christians with the use of sardonic lyrics and new wave influenced instrumentation, such as blasting hypocrite preachers that hide their personal lives in 1985's "On the Fritz" and condemning racism by Christian organizations (such as those in apartheid era South Africa) in 1984's "We Don't Need No Color Code".

Peter Furler Band is named after its founder Peter Furler, and it is a Contemporary Christian-rock band from both Australia and the United States. It started in 2012 by Furler, and the band released their first album Sun and Shield in 2014 on their independent label New Day Christian Records and Platinum Pop Records.

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Dave Rawlings Machine

Dave Rawlings Machine is the latest project of acclaimed guitarist Dave Rawlings, best known as the musical partner of Grammy-nominated bluegrass artist Gillian Welch. Now performing under his own name with his band the Machine, Rawlings brings the same impressive musicianship he's become famous for to the table, wowing fans at his live shows with his deftly crafted songs and the vintage tone of his 1935 Epiphone Olympic guitar. On his latest tour Rawlings and the Machine will treat ticket buyers to cuts from their 2009 album A Friend of a Friend alongside barnstorming covers of bluegrass classics.

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Ones to Watch with Skype Presents Moon Taxi - Animal Style Tour

House of Blues Sunset Strip

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

Alt rockers Moon Taxi take their fans on a musical journey with their upbeat tracks, impressive showmanship, and exciting performances. Whether they’re shredding out dual guitar solos on “Cabaret” or playing the bright synth number “Mercury”, the band delivers an unforgettable experience for ticket buyers every time they take the stage. A rising new act, Moon Taxi always has fans clapping and singing along to their collection of rock tunes on their high-octane tours. 

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Lorde

Greek Theatre

Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

Though still a teenager Lorde is swiftly establishing herself as a mighty force on the music scene, co-headlining shows with established acts like Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys.

The young yet prolific New Zealand-born singer/songwriter, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, released her first EP The Love Club, her first No. 1 single "Royals", and her first album Pure Heroine back-to-back-to-back. Her sound is a sparse affair that confidently drifts on the strength of beats, loops, and phenomenal vocals. 

 

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Free Members-Only Screening: Whiplash

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

2014, 106 min, color, DCP.  Includes a conversation with director Damien Chazelle, and actors Miles Teller, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, and J.K. Simmons

Whiplash, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s short film about the relationship between an eager, obsessed jazz drumming student and his punishing and exacting instructor, won the attention of audiences at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A year later, Chazelle brought a full-length version of Whiplash to Park City. Starring Miles Teller as the absorbed protégé and J. K. Simmons as his mercurial and intense teacher who assaults his student’s devotion as if it were a crash cymbal, Chazelle's feature debut seduces and stuns with the alacrity of a hard bop classic. The film won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance. Whiplash has since played Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Chazelle is on hand to describe the experience of making a short, then embarking on a feature version of it, eventually finding a way to breathe new life into the project. The Q&A with Chazelle, Teller, Reiser, Benoist, and Simmons immediately follows the screening.

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