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Saturday, September 12

Artists Reception for Galaxies Exhibition

TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Award-winning painter Pam Douglas explores various human interactions with the universe in her newest exhibition “Galaxies” featuring eleven original paintings on watercolor and rice paper. While representing a departure from her larger, mixed media abstractions of years past that focused on earthy textures, earthly elements and serious subjects, these medium-sized pieces continue her experimentation by using mixed media on paper, including charcoal, pencil, acrylic and photos of galaxies taken by NASA’s Hubble Telescope. In “Galaxies,” she features ethereal human subjects, but with a lighthearted tone. In this case, she shows graceful figures and even a playful Buddha, each creating tangible connections with the stars. The outer space images were taken by NASA’s world-renowned Hubble Telescope, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary of operation (http://hubble25th.org/). “’Galaxies’ is not a meant to be a meditation solely on celestial life—audiences can definitely relate to what these earthly subjects are doing,” says Douglas.” For example, a triptych of women serve trays of pastries made of spiralling stars. The show also includes an endearing image of a baby eating ‘galaxy fruit’ with great delight; a woman floating in outer space, catching onto a galaxy’s ‘tail’; and a grinning Buddha who juggles eight ‘galaxy balls’ above his head. The images and titles might be interpreteted as fun, but I see them also as provocative, as subtle comments on humanity’s desire to make our connection to the universe more tangible, understandable.” Special events include Artists’ Reception and Artists’ Talk. Douglas is also an award-winning writer and professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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Community Campfire

Marsh Park

2960 Marsh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Spend the evening around the campfire with neighbors, friends, and family. Roast marshmallows, sing campfire songs and enjoy a nature program! Free program and parking. Bring water and snacks. Rain cancels outdoor program. Please, no dogs on program. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.

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Flamenco Alhambra

Sage Granada Park United Methodiat Church

1840 West Hellman Avenue, Alhambra CA, 91803

7:00pm to 9:28pm

A program of Andalusian Dance and Music in a concert featuring INESITA, internationally known Spanish Flamenco Dancer and her Flamenco Troupe. Inesita will dance six solos backed by Flamenco guitarists Stamen Wetzel and Benjamin with Guillermo Gonzalez, flamenco singer from sevilla, Spain. Three other dancers, La Nubia and Laura La Luna Gitana and Emilio Dominguez will perform solos of their own. A musica interlude of Flamenco music will be performed by Inesita as pianist with the guitarists.

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The Blaze with Lizzie & Kat: A 90210 Podcast LIVE!

The original podcast about Beverly Hills 90210 "The Blaze with Lizzie and Kat!" welcomes Christine Elise McCarthy as their special guest for their first-ever live show! McCarthy is well-known for playing the fan-favorite character on 90210 Emily Valentine. For this live show, we'll be dissecting the seminal season 2 episode 15 "U4EA", in which Emily invites the gang to join her at an underground club ... Ticketholders might even be required to "exchange an egg" for additional details on the show's location!*

To catch up on previous episodes of the podcast, listen on iTunes or at 90210blaze.tumblr.com.

*Just kidding!

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Andy & Renee with Hard Rain Music of the Last Waltz The Band's Final Concert

Grand Annex

434 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

8:00pm

With their band Hard Rain and special guests, Andy & Renee recreate a live performance of The Band’s legendary Last Waltz concert.

Southbay favorite rockers, Andy & Renee tour extensively as a duo or with their band, Hard Rain. Their original music reveals their passion for the founding masters of folk-rock – Dylan; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Laura Nyro; Neil Young and others. Their tribute to The Band a is note-for-note journey into the work of one of the most musically significant, listenable, danceable and familiar roots-rock group of the 1960s and ‘70s.

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B-Side Players

Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park

2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057

8:00pm to 10:00pm

The B*Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable Latin global funk since they came together in 1994. Their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, Latin flavored soul music. As a nine piece band, the players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness.

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Quetzal

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Quetzal is a GRAMMY-winning Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles. Currently one of LA’s most successful groups, Quetzal plays a mix of Mexican and Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz, R&B, and rock music. This ensemble of highly talented musicians joined for the goal of creating good music that tells the social, cultural, political, and musical stories of people in struggle.

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