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Tuesday, April 21

Jon Cryer in conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch

William Turner Gallery - Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404

6:30pm

Jon Cryer is an Emmy-winning actor, screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for his work in John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink and as Alan Harper on CBS’s Two and a Half Men.

If it can happen in show business, it’s happened to Jon Cryer. In his memoir, he shares his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.

Annabelle Gurwitch is actress, activist, and the bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort, now out in paperback. Gurwitch is also the author, along with her husband, comedy writer, Jeff Kahn, of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, which is now a play in it’s fourth year of touring the country, and Fired!, which was also a Showtime Comedy Special.

 

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The Improvised Shakespeare Company

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095

7:00pm

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, the funniest and most critically acclaimed theatrical Improv troupe in the country, is coming to LARGO. The ISC plays regularly to sold-out crowds in NYC Off-Broadway, and was recently one of the big hits of UCB’s Del Close marathon where they played to a standing room only crowd of 700+ people. The ISC tours nationally and internationally at Performing Arts Centers and has been featured at Montreal's Just for Laughs, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and most recently at Outside Lands in San Francisco where Sir Patrick Stewart performed with them as a special guest. The ISC has been named Chicago's best Improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group".

 

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Red Hen Press presents readings by Jim Tilley, Jeffrey Harrison & Amy Uyematsu

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five full-length books of poetry, including Incomplete Knowledge, runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008, and, most recently, Into Daylight, published by Tupelo Press in 2014 as the winner of the Dorset Prize. In addition, a selected poems, The Names of Things, was published in 2006 by The Waywiser Press in the U.K. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, he has published poems in recent or forthcoming issues of The New Republic, AGNI, The Yale Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.  

Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His collections of poetry include: In Confidence (2011, Red Hen Press), Cruising at Sixty to Seventy (2014, Red Hen Press) and Lessons from Summer Camp (forthcoming 2016). His poems have been published in literary journals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, the New England Poetry Clubs Firman Houghton Award, and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. 

Amy Uyematsu is a third-generation Japanese-American poet and teacher from Los Angeles. She has published three previous poetry collections: 30 Miles from J-Town (Story Line Press, 1992), Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain (Story Line Press, 1997), and Stone Bow Prayer (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Her first book was awarded the 1992 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Her latest collection is The Yellow Door (Red Hen Press, 2015). Amy was a co-editor of the widely-used UCLA Asian American Studies anthology Roots: An Asian American Reader.

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THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE

The Road on Lankershim

5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 91601

7:00pm

The Road Theatre Company presents the Los Angeles Premiere of THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Andre Barron. Bill has just moved from the city to a new condo in the suburbs, and is awaiting the arrival of his furniture and his (unfaithful) wife. He meets Jack, a brash, irreverent, and divorced neighbor who drops by for a visit and simply will not leave. In this off-beat comedy by the author of The House of Yes, two regular guys form an unlikely bond as they debate the meaning of marriage, commitment, and mortality.

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CINEFAMILY MEMBERS-ONLY: Kurt Cobain - Montage of Heck (free sneak preview!)

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

 

Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews with his family and closest confidants. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Washington, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges.

Dir. Brett Morgen, 2015, DCP, 132 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. First-come, first-served seating is extremely limited for current Cinefamily members +1 to this event.

 

 

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Tuesday Night Cafe-April 21-The Words Show!

Aratani Courtyard/Union Center for the Arts

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, 90012

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Come celebrate National Poetry Month at the 17th season of Tuesday Night Cafe, one of the longest running free public arts series in downtown Los Angeles. Now the longest still-running Asian American mic series in the country, TNC highlights new work in visual and performance arts from the Los Angeles and Asian American artistic community in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Named Best Los Angeles Open Mic by USA Today's 10Best, LA Weekly's Best Free Downtown Performance Series Los Angeles 2013, and one of Ten Great L.A. Open Mic Nights for Music!

Hosted by: D'Lo
Beats by: DJ Won

Featuring:

- The Comos
- Cold Tofu Improv
- Margaret Rhee
- Sue Jin
- Amarnath Ravva
- and the Open Mic

Community Highlight:
Writ Large Press
Kaya Press

Open Mic sign-ups and lottery at 7 pm
Three 5-min open mic slots are available

Open Mic Guidelines can be found at: http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org/about-tnc/

Parking is available across the street at the Aiso Street Parking Lot!
$3 Flat Rate after 5pm

Live broadcast begins at 7:30 PM at:
http://www.tuesdaynightproject.org/watchlive

Join our event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428673590780214/

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THE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS F.W. de Klerk

Fred Kavli Theatre

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA

8:00pm

(4/21) F.W. de Klerk served as president of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and was instrumental in dismantling that country's century-old system of apartheid, despite steadfast and often violent resistance from the country's white leadership and populace. Under de Klerk's leadership, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and the formerly banned African National Congress was legalized. Both de Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He will share stories of his unlikely partnership with Nelson Mandela, how this union brought an end to apartheid and his hopes for the future.

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