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Friday, May 29

The Vanek Trilogy at TESPR

Theatrum Elysium San Pedro Rep

311 W 7th St, San Pedro, 90731

7:30pm

The Vanek Trilogy by Vaclav Havel follows the character of Vanek (Havel's literary alter ego) as he emerges from prison in late 1970's Czechoslovakia.

A hilarious window into society at the height of Cold War paranoia, the Vanek Trilogy will bring you on a jorney unlike any other!

Three scenes take Vanek from his job in a beer factory, to a dinner party with the bourgeois elite, and finally to the top of the political infrastructure itself. Each stop reveals a searing (and often hilarious) window into the effect a society at the height of Cold War paranoia, has on its people. Havel, the longtime critic of the Soviet state and eventually the first president of the Czech Republic uses humor and his unique wit, to carry audiences on an unforgettable journey.

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FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS / ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

de by longtime friend Christian Braad Thomsen, FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS is an intimate portrait of the director filled with revealing and previously unseen interviews. It's paired with Fassbinder's cross-generational, interracial romance drama ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL, a surprisingly tender film that often is considered his best.

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Smallpools

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 95928

8:00pm

Los Angeles' foursome Smallpools consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums). Their self-titled debut EP was released this summer and gained them critical acclaim as the first single "Dreaming" shot to #1 of Hype Machine within its first 3 days and is currently climbing the alternative radio charts. To support the EP, the band went on tour with Australia's San Cisco and will head out next with Two Door Cinema Club followed by Walk The Moon in October and Twenty One Pilots in November.

When asked how to describe their vibe, the band said: Smallpools are a group of brothers with ADD working in their dad's factory on an assembly line. Everybody has their roll, but sometimes one will wander into another's department, to help or to frustrate. And every now and again everybody just stops production and plays a game of street fighter.

The working relationship in the band is really unique. Sean and Mike, both from the East Coast, have been friends and toured in various bands for years. While Beau and Joe, of Portland, OR, came to Los Angels to pursue music and within weeks stumbled upon Sean and Mike. The East Coasters definitely bring a different attitude and personality to the music compared to the laid-back “rational rhythm” team, and compliment each other really well, all being a vital part to the sound and dynamic of the band - on and off stage.

“("Mason Jar")...a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools' youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.” Neon Gold

Smallpool's self-titled debut EP is out now via RCA Records and the band is currently in the studio recording their full length, which will come out early 2014.

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