Westwood Village, Los Angeles, CA
Westwood LIVE, which debuted in April 2011, recaptures the spirit of the Janss Family and their 1929 vision for a genuine village at the edge of UCLA, while bringing back the spark and pizzazz generated by countless movie premieres at iconic theaters during the ensuing decades. This party is a group effort, with more than two-dozen businesses participating in art exhibitions, live music, restaurant discounts and other draws to keep more people in the Village after the sun goes down.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
Since he began producing land art in the late 1960s, Michael Heizer's large-scale projects have been challenging in both description and execution, and the 340-ton rock discovered in a Riverside quarry that ultimately became Levitated Mass is no exception. What begins as a fascinating look at the convoluted logistical puzzle of transporting one enormous boulder through four adjacent counties develops into an astute and candid reflection on art in contemporary society. Capturing the honest reactions, from eye-rolling to awe-inspired, of the crowds who gape as the boulder lumbers past them through the dead of night, director Doug Pray carves out his own beguiling cinematic sculpture.
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
7:30pm to 9:30pm
By the late 1930s, radio drama was widely popular in the United States and around the world, with dozens of programs in many different genres, from mysteries and thrillers to soap operas and comedies. Join members of SAG-AFTRA for an entertaining evening from The Golden Age of Radio as a cast re-creates performances from original radio scripts—complete with sound effects and original advertisements!