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Sunday, September 21

The LA Feline Film Festival

Exposition Park

Los Angeles, 90037

1:00pm to 10:00pm

Brought to you by Organikat and The Walker Museum The LA Feline Film Festival is celebrating all things cat, featuring: live cat adoptions, food trucks, tons of vendors and shopping, live performances, celebrity cats and our kitty film screening. We are also hosting live cat adoptions at our event and are sponsored by The PAW Project, in support of making the declawing of our furry friends illegal

It will surely be a day of fun, excitement and cats! Real cats, cat videos and even some famous cats! Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. Hell, even bring your cat*. This is going to be epic!

Special Appearance by Lil Bub, Tara the Hero Cat and many other cat celebrities!

Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be given to local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations.

Check out the 2013 Internet Cat Festival here: youtube.com/watch?v=ffz9. . .

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Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915 (50 min)


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Tour Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915, an exhibition featuring 25 seminal works by the influential American modernist painter created during his years in Berlin (1913–15). The paintings reveal the profound impact of World War I and elucidate the artist's appropriation of military symbols and Native American motifs. Hartley’s paintings from this period reflect dynamic shifts in style and subject matter, and evidence a critical moment in his body of work. The exhibition, organized by the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, in collaboration with LACMA, coincides with the centennial commemoration of World War I. The presentation in Los Angeles marks the first exhibition of Hartley's work in Southern California in over thirty years, and the first focused exhibition of Hartley’s Berlin paintings in the United States since they were created.



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The Laurel Foundation's 1st Annual Wine Tasting Benefit

Hollywood Hills

Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, CA 90046

2:00pm to 5:00pm

he Laurel Foundation’s 1st Annual Wine Tasting Benefit will bring together 10 wineries from the of Northern and Southern California regions. The wineries represented are unique, boutique wineries that you will want in your wine cellar. Here is the opportunity to speak to a wine steward, the wineries themselves and really pick wines that match your specific tastes.

Held at a spectacular Hollywood Hills home, the event will have light food fare provided by Bread and Butter pared specifically for each wine and have Sommeliers and wine stewards present to educated guests on wines. In addition the event will host a Silent Auction of famous and local fine art photographers artwork.

Come network and mingle with local wine lovers, Sunday afternoon on September 21st, 2014. Wine tasting at its finest, without having to drive from winery to winery! And the wineries will be taking orders too!



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LA Opera Talk with Live Performances

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The LA Opera season starts with Giuseppe Verdi's classic romance, La Traviata, one of the most popular operas today. And the LA Opera Talk series at Crowell Library starts off in a very special way, with performances by soprano MARIANA RAMIREZ, singing selections from the opera in the role of Violeta, along with baritone ERIC CASTRO singing the role of Alfredo, with pianist ABRAHAM FABELLA accompanying. The dazzlingly Art Deco-inspired LA Opera production at the Music Center features Placido Domingo in a Roaring Twenties setting.

Acclaimed by Review Plays as a "genuine opera star in progress, with a voice that has a rich quality and clarity," Mariana Ramirez is becoming widely recognized for her performances. In the role of Antonia in Tales of Hoffman, she was claimed by Harbor Independent News as “the evening’s standout with her warm, luxurious voice that encompasses romantic and poignant moments with a sympathetic presence.” This season, she performed Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue and in Mozart’s Requiem as a soloist under the direction of James Vail. She received her Master of Music degree with Distinction at California State University Northridge 2011 and Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance cum laude.

As a baritone soloist, Eric Castro has appeared multiple times at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Shrine Auditorium, Long Beach Carpenter Centre, Las Vegas Smith Center, and Redlands Bowl. He was recently featured with the String Orchestra Project in Bach’s Cantata Ich Habe Genug, and with San Diego Festival Orchestra in Dvorak’s Te Deum. Eric earned his B.A. from Yale University, where he studied art, music and drama; and his Juris Doctor from USC’s Gould School of Law. Eric is a Corporate Partner in the law firm of LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP.

Accompanist Abraham Fabella is a composer, pianist, and conductor who received graduate degrees in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the University of California, Riverside and additional graduate training at UCLA. Mr. Fabella is a much sought-after vocal coach and collaborative pianist.
Ray Busmann has worked as an artist and educator both in his native Germany and in Southern California for over 30 years. He enjoys sharing his passion for opera with audiences of all ages. This is Ray's third season as a volunteer Community Educator for LA Opera and he will undoubtedly reveal some fascinating facts in his presentation in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Arrive a bit early as this program will undoubtedly fill up. The program is free and open to all opera aficionados and first timers. Light refreshments will be served.

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DRINK * EAT * PARTY...at the Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Downtown

333 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, 90071

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and see what's happening at the new Hyatt Regency in Downtown Los Angeles and end the summer with a Splash of fine wines, food tastes, and musical vibes. The premier hotel reveals its extensive, upscale renovation and guests arrive to enjoy the ambiance as they DRINK•EAT•PARTY...at the HYATT - poolside.

Meet the winemakers… Enjoy endless tastes from 13 premium boutique wineries and discover your favorite varietals from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, the Central Coast, Santa Barbara (Sideways Country), and International Favorites. http://partyatthehyatt.eventbrite.com

Think new, premium, delicious, fun, social...Mark Your Calendar and get Special Earlybird tickets NOW! Advance purchase only, no tickets sold at the door.

The Chef at the Hyatt is proud to present a tasting of his fine cuisine to showcase what guests can expect when they come to the Hyatt Regency Downtown Los Angeles. DJ spins, check out cool products and special entertainment surprises.

YES..your ticket is all-Inclusive-endless tastes of wines and food and good times to share with friends and make new acquaintances. Why do Sundays and Summer go so fast?
Make Sunday, September 21 special, get your friends together and head downtown to the Hyatt for a getaway day right in L.A. 21+ Event - Easy to get to the Hyatt and to not drink and drive...accessible by Metrolink, Metrorail, and, of course, Uber.

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Alex Theater

216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

3:00pm to 5:00pm


Celebration of Creative Collaboration Fetes Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Directors, Animators, Artists and More

COSTA MESA, CA. September XX, 2014: The Chuck Jones Museum announced today that the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale will be the venue for Chuck 102Gether, a Celebration of Creative Collaboration on Sunday, September 21st from 3-5pm. The film festival will pay tribute to the teams that created the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons. For the first time ever, the families of many of the great directors, producers, writers of the era will come together, including the families of directors Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, as well as producer Leon Schlesinger, voice artist Mel Blanc, and writer Michael Maltese.

Also expected to appear are living members of the Warner Bros. animation teams: June Foray, Auril Thompson and Martha Sigall. Cartoons from each of the directors will be shown on the big screen. And the Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bugs Bunny at the Symphony creator and conductor, Maestro George Daugherty.

Since Chuck Jones’ centennial in 2012, his family has celebrated his creative genius by producing a film festival tribute. “This year, we’re thrilled to include the families of the other directors and artists who made the Warner Bros. Animation Studio the hotbed of creativity it was during the Golden Age of Animation,” said Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones and Chairman of the Board for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. “This will truly be a one-of-a-kind night for animation fans.”

Tickets range from $10-$50 and are available at the Alex Theatre website: AlexTheatre.org. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 and doors will open at 2pm. A question-and-answer hour will follow the presentation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chuck Jones Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.

About the Chuck Jones Museum:
The Chuck Jones Museum is responsible for the care and preservation of the art, films, and ephemera of legendary animation director and pioneer, Chuck Jones, whose seven-decade career spanned most of the 20th century. Jones, a four-time Academy Award recipient, helmed many of the most loved and significant short cartoons ever created.

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