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Saturday, December 27

Eugène Delacroix: Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:30pm

Painted in 1826 by Eugène Delacroix, the leading French Romantic painter of the day, Greece on the ruins of Missolonghi is one of the most celebrated French paintings of the 19th century. It was executed shortly after the event it commemorates: In 1825, during the Greek war of independence from Ottoman occupation, Turkish troops besieged the city of Missolonghi. The Greek population, already decimated by famine and epidemics, attempted a heroic liberation that ended in tragedy when the Turks killed most of the population of the city. Delacroix, like many European artists and intellectuals, was a fervent supporter of the Greek cause. Most of the painting is dedicated to the figure of Greece herself, represented as a young woman wearing traditional costume. Her posture and expression recall traditional religious images of the Virgin weeping over the body of Christ. The image of suffering Greece succeeded in conveying the plight of the Greeks to the French public.

 

Now kept in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, sister city to Los Angeles, this monumental painting has seldom traveled. Tour this exhibition, a rare opportunity to see a masterpiece by one of the great French artists of the 19th century.

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Skirball: Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with two family concerts designed to lift your spirits and rock your world. On Saturday, dance and sing with Brooklyn-based band The Pop Ups, back for yet another exuberant holiday show at the Skirball. On Sunday, New York City musical sensation Moona Luna (pictured above) plays a toe-tapping set of bilingual music influenced by 1950s rock ’n’ roll.

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Skirball: Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with two family concerts designed to lift your spirits and rock your world. On Saturday, dance and sing with Brooklyn-based band The Pop Ups, back for yet another exuberant holiday show at the Skirball. On Sunday, New York City musical sensation Moona Luna (pictured above) plays a toe-tapping set of bilingual music influenced by 1950s rock ’n’ roll.

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Dig It!

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

There’s so much to see and do at the Skirball’s simulated outdoor archaeological dig and field laboratory!

Slip on an archaeologist’s vest, sift and sort through sand to find hidden ancient artifacts, weigh and examine your findings, analyze clues, and work with archaeology staff to piece together the puzzles found in a Near Eastern Iron Age town.

Drop in anytime during regular Museum weekend hours, weather permitting only

Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult

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THE GREATEST CARTOONS EVER!

Alex Theatre in Glendale

216 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale CA, 91203

2:00pm

Had it up to “here” with presents, parties and pro-football? Want relief from all that ho ho ho? Ready for something different and FUN!? Join us on Saturday, December 27, as the Alex Film Society submits for your approval…the crème de la crème of cartoons from the movies' Golden Age. Animation Historian Jerry Beck and director
Frank Gladstone are back with a brand new roster of some of the greatest shorts from animation’s Golden Age.
Here’s our lineup:
Barber of Seville (Woody Woodpecker, 1944)
Clock Cleaners (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck & Goofy, 1937)
A Dream Walking (Popeye, 1934)
Feed the Kitty (Merrie Melodies, 1952)
It's Hummer Time (Looney Tunes, 1950)
Kitty Foiled (Tom & Jerry, 1948)
Magical Maestro (1952)
Señor Droopy (Droopy and The Wolf, 1949)
Show Biz Bugs (Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, 1957)
Tubby the Tuba (1947)

So join us for a look at the amazing work from the inventive folks making animated films long before Frozen was even an ice cube!

At the screening, ridiculously fabulous Cartoon-theme raffle baskets are up for sale! All movie and raffle tickets purchased support the Alex Film Society – a non-profit arts organization.

Purchase tickets online at www.alexfilmsociety.org. General Admission: $16.50, Seniors/Students/Kids: $12.50; Alex Film Society members: $11.50 (Join at the Alex Theatre box office with cash or check and save on admission.) Discounted tickets available in person at the Alex Box Office (818-243-7700 x216) Friday-Sunday Noon to 5:00, and show day beginning
3 hours prior to the ticketed start time. Plus, at the Americana at Brand Grand Lobby Concierge Desk (818-637-8982) and Glendale Community College box office (818-240-1000) x5612. Parking at the Orange Street garage at California Street
(4 hours, 1 dollar!)

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Watson Adventures’ Murder at the LACMA Scavenger Hunt

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt!

A Watson staffer has been murdered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground with his blood. Can you piece together the puzzle he left behind? You’ll uncover secrets of the museum that will help crack a cryptic code and (just maybe) solve the mystery.

Price includes museum admission for non-museum members. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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