100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Originally from Australia, Rowena Hammill came to the U.S. to study with Raya Garbousova and Janos Starker (to whom she was assistant at Indiana University.) In 1990 she took a professorship at Califo...
Please Do Not Enter, 549 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, 90013
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Please Do Not Enter, the Curated Store of Downtown Los Angeles, presents Intimate Formations, the first West coast solo exhibition for multidisciplinary artist and designer Arik Levy. This exhibition is the first Los Angeles presentation of the artist’s work since a 2010 project at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and will be the first major exhibition held at Please Do Not Enter’s new gallery space and store in Downtown Los Angeles.
The exhibition Intimate formations will feature twenty-five artworks, including free standing three-dimensional works, large-scale sculptures, wall mounted pieces, neon sculptures and paintings; a prolific collection that attests to Levy’s ambitious and tireless creative impulse.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a new, full-color, 303-page hard-back book Arik Levy Art, which provides a comprehensive survey of Levy’s art work to date. The text includes a preface by Kenny Schacter and essays by Professor Olivier Schwartz, Asaf Gottesman, and Charlotte N. Eyerman. The book is published by Black Dog Publishing, London and will be available at Please Do Not Enter.
234 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 500, Pasedena, 91101
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come join The Ecology Center at OC's favorite local eateries and enjoy complimentary beer tastings courtesy of New Belgium Brewery. We'll be on hand to share simple tips and tricks to live a conscious, eco-friendly lifestyle.
Join us in reviving the art of slow living and toast to the slow life with New Belgium's Slow Ride IPA!
THU • May 28, 6-8pm • Five Crowns, Corona Del Mar
10361 W PICO BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90064
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents the Los Angeles premiere of Le Moche (The Ugly One), a satirical comedy that explores society’s fixation on physical beauty, on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2015. Written by Marius von Mayenburg and performed by members of La Troupe du Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the exhilarating Le Moche follows talented engineer Lette who struggles for recognition, thwarted by an ugly face. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and tickets are available here. The play runs for 75 minutes with no intermission. Performances start at 7:30pm and are in French without subtitles. A no host bar will be available. Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310-286-0553). To learn more about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.
“When I read the script, I immediately loved the play,” says Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director Pierre Leloup, who also directs the play. “It makes you laugh as well as think, a rare combination on stage.”
Le Moche (The Ugly One) Synopsis –
Cynically humorous Le Moche is a black comedy that follows the story of Lette, a talented engineer who specializes in electrical security systems. One day, his superior decides to send an assistant to an important conference to present Lette’s latest achievement, arguing that Lette is not presentable. Lette, realizing that his face is hideous, decides to pursue plastic surgery.
The satirical comedy explores society’s fixation on external beauty. Author von Mayenburg questions the very notion of identity in a culture where physical beauty is a condition for recognition and social success. His social satire investigates the widespread phenomenon of our estrangement from our bodies, holding up a mirror to vanity. Le Moche challenges audience members to assess their own relative beauty, to question how the gaze of others might change if one’s appearance is altered, as well as consider the implications of making such a change. Engaging these notions, Leloup’s direction plays with the magic trick of theatre, toying with illusion to adjust our perceptions of the characters.
1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
8:00pm to 9:00pm
A live comedy show that offers an inside look at the best comedians in Los Angeles. After each set watch the comedians react on spot to old pictures, Tweets, and stories about them posted on a television monitor. Everyone has a past, let’s talk about it!
The Westside Theater features a great selection of local craft beer and wine with no drink minimum! Come be a part of the scene!