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October 2015

Modernism Week Fall Preview 2015

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
Various Venues,
United States
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The micro version of Modernism Week presents opportunities to purchase vintage goods, ride double-decker buses on tours of architecturally significant neighborhoods, and mingle at a cocktail party hosted by Nancy Sinatra and daughter Amanda Erlinger.

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Fragonard’s Enterprise: The Artist and the Literature of Travel

October 9
|Every day until January 4, 2016
Norton Simon Museum of Art,
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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With his patron Jean-Claude Richard de Saint-Non, Jean-Honoré Fragonard tagged along on that privileged-class rite of passage known as the Grand Tour, sketching landscapes along the way.

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Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

October 9
|Opens May 7
Skirball Cultural Center,
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Artifacts from a life devoted to rock music are on display

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Wicked Lit 2015

October 9
|Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 11, 2015
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery,
2300 Marengo Ave
Altadena, CA 91001 United States
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Three supernatural stories take the stage

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New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933

October 9
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–5 pm Friday: 11 am–8 pm Saturday, Sunday: 10 am–7 pm

During the years between World War I and the Nazi era, German artists threw themselves into exploring the impact of modernism. Works by more than 50 of them capture their impressions.

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October 9
|Thu, Oct 8 at 7PM Fri, Oct 9 at 8PM Sat, Oct 10 at 8PM Sun, Oct 11 at 2PM
Freud Playhouse,
245 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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The doomed heroine of Shakespeare’s Othello speaks out in the production that’s part play, part concert. Malian singer Rokia Traoré, who wrote the show with Toni Morrison, takes on the title role in this staging directed by Peter Sellars.

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Ancient Colombia: A Journey Through the Cauca Valley

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Check Web site for museum and exhibition hours.

This exhibition traces the voyage of 16th-century conquistador Pedro Cieza de Léon

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Matthew Barney: Water Castings—Fourteen Pieces

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Event times vary; check Web site for details
Regen Projects,
6750 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
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The New York artist’s nearly six-hour River of Fundament isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. More intriguing are his sculptures appearing in the film, some of which are much like those on display here. A concurrent show opens on September 13 at MOCA.

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Chinese Indie Night

October 9
|Every day until October 12, 2015
Regent Theater,
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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An evening of Sino indie bands includes punkish noiseniks Hedgehog, pop rockers New Pants, and Miserable Faith, one of China’s biggest musical acts, now on its inaugural U.S. tour.

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General Dogon: Screaming Two Wheelers

October 9
|Every day until December 18, 2015
Skid Row History Museum and Archive,
440 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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Longtime skid row activist General Dogon isn’t just a community organizer. He also builds over-the-top lowrider bikes, which are on display at the museum that chronicles the lives and artifacts of the city’s homeless.

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Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|3rd Thursday of every month hours are extended until 8pm
Pasadena Museum of California Art,
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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She was the art world’s most famous nun before Sister Wendy

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Ruth Pastine

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Event times vary; check Web site for details
Edward Cella Art + Architecture,
2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90034 United States
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Ojai artist Pastine is known for color-field paintings that, like shifting light during sunset, create meditative spaces.

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Interior, Day (A Door Opens)

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Wednesday-Saturday 12:00pm -5:00pm
Depart Foundation,
9105 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States
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L.A. artist Marc Horowitz is known for his pranks (he managed to sneak his phone number onto a dry-erase board in a Crate & Barrel catalog and received 30,000 calls). His latest show features sculptures that make humorous forms out of thrift store junk.

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Dan Bayles

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Event times vary; check Web site for details
François Ghebaly Gallery,
2245 E Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States
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The L.A. artist paints landscapes of unfinished American military complexes and prisons in Iraq. While politically charged emblems, Bayles’s works highlight the sculptural beauty of the structures’ skeletons and the scaffolding around them.

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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

October 9 @ 7:00 pm
|Thursdays & Sundays- 7:00pm-10:30pm; Fridays & Sundays- 7:00pm-12:00am
Griffith Park Old Zoo,
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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It’s hell on wheels as participants brave a boogey-man’s abode, a spooky maze, and various haunted houses.

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These Paper Bullets!

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
|Show times may vary; check Web site for details
Geffen Playhouse,
10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Shakespeare receives a 1960s makeover in the musical by Pulitzer finalist Rolin Jones, showcasing songs by Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong (below). Mashing up Much Ado About Nothing with the story of a Beatle-esque Liverpool rock group, the play makes its West Coast premiere.

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Juan Gabriel

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Oct 8 & 10, 2015 - 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Microsoft Theater,
777 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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In his nearly half-century career, the Mexican crooner has sold 30 million records that cross genres, from ranchera ballads to ma­ri­achi tunes to soft rock. At this gig audience members receive free downloads of his latest release, Los Dúo.

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What Is a Western? Film Series: Glory

October 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Autry National Center,
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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After witnessing the strug­gles of one of the first Afri­can American battalions in the film that won Denzel Washington an Oscar, check out the real artifacts in the exhibition Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West.

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Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gala of Hope

October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel,
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Join us for an evening of dinner, cocktails, auctions, entertainment, and mingling with SoCal icons, all while raising funds to cure SMA, the #1 genetic cause of death in children under two

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It Gets Better

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts,
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
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Testimonials by LGBT teenagers are the basis of a spoken word and musical performance presented by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, which backs an eight-member cast.

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