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November 2014

California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, 1965-1977

November 1
|Every day until November 30, 2014
The GRAMMY Museum,
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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In the 1960s and ’70s, Laurel Canyon was the soul of the West Coast folk and rock scene

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Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle

November 1
|Closed Mondays
The Forest Lawn Museum,
6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068 United States
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Iron horse. Chopper. Crotch rocket. Motorcycles aren’t just a means of locomotion; they’re cultural symbols. You don’t have to be an easy rider to appreciate these vintage bikes and motorcycle-themed works.

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Pompeii: The Exhibition

November 1
|Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until January 4, 2015

With over 150 precious artifacts, from garden frescoes to gladiator armor, experience life in the former Roman city before a volcanic eruption destroyed it

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Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913-1915

November 1
|Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 30, 2014

nfluenced by his two years in Berlin, the works of American modernist painter Marsden Hartley reference World War I, Native American motifs, and military symbols

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African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

November 1
|Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 30, 2014

This is the first major exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with traditional and contemporary African arts

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Big Quilts in Small Sizes: Children’s Historical Bedcovers

November 1
|Closed Wednesdays

Ten quilts chosen from the museum’s collection, all of them made for children, reflect the same meticulous stitching and geometric patterns that have been used to create bedcovers in the United States for centuries

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Hammer Projects: N. Dash

November 1
|Closed Mondays

Rooted in direct experimentation with materials, this exhibition explores Dash’s use of natural materials; her handling of paper, canvas, cotton, and linen; and her intentional placement of her works within the surrounding architecture

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Hammer Projects: Mario Garcia Torres

November 1
|Closed Mondays

Filmed as though it were a motivational speech or a TED talk, Garcia Torres’s video speculates on the fraught biography of fake scribe Alan Smithee

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New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of the Textile Society of America

November 1
|Closed Mondays
Craft & Folk Art Museum,
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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The Textile Society of America has organized its first juried exhibition of contemporary textile art in conjunction with its 2014 biennial symposium

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Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa

November 1
|Through January 1, 2015

Known for her wire sculptures and public fountains, Ruth Asawa also produced numerous printed works while in residence at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1965. Many of these intimate portraits of her family and friends, as well as studies of flowers and chairs, will be shown.Various times.

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Hoy Space: Roya Falahi

November 1
|Through December 6, 2014
Vincent Price Art Museum,
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099 United States
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In conjunction with the Los Angeles Islamic Arts Initiative, artist Falahi’s large-format photographs take center stage. Various times.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

November 1
|Every day until November 14, 2014
A Noise Within Theatre,
3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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It’s the play that outed Oscar Wilde and landed him behind bars

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The Trip to Bountiful

November 1
|Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 2, 2014
Ahmanson Theatre,
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Led by three-time Emmy award winner Cicely Tyson, the fresh-from-Broadway production finds a temporary home in L.A. Nominated for four Tony awards, it tells the heartbreaking and inspiring tale of an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one last time. Various times.

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Hollywood Costume

November 1
|Through March 15, 2015
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures,
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90036 United States
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More than 100 items spanning century of cinema history are on display in this exhibition that was put together by costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis

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Breeders’ Cup Style & Beauty Lounge

November 1
|Through November 1, 2014
Santa Anita Park,
285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007 United States
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Enjoy a day of luxury in the Style and Beauty Lounge at the Breeders’ Cup World Championship horse races

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’night Mother

November 1
|Through December 14, 2014
Lost Studio,
130 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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After Jessie announces that she’s going to kill herself at the end of the night, her mother tries to convince her that life is worth living

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The Tempest

November 1
A Noise Within Theatre,
3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 United States
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Watch Shakespeare’s play come to life in a new way—with the “smoky feel” of Florida in the 1920s. Enjoy a night of seduction and tension with a unique take on what is often dubbed Shakespeare’s last play.

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Alejandro Escovedo & Peter Buck

November 1
The Mint,
6010 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States
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Two legends: Guitarist Peter Buck keeps up his distinctive style in numerous side projects since the breakup of R.E.M. Plus Austin favorite Alejandro Escovedo is back in L.A. to rock out songs from 13 stellar solo records

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Dorrance Dance / The Blues Project

November 1
The Broad Stage,
1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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New Yorker Michelle Dorrance commands the stage with her small but kinetic crew, which merges au courant rhythms with classic tap

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L.A. Day Of The Dead

November 1
Hollywood Forever Cemetery,
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
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The Dia de los Muertos bash observes its 15th anniversary by awarding $3,000 prizes to three winning altar decorators

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