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8 Amazing Weekend Events: March 22-24, 2013
Super smart ants, war pix, fried chicken and more!
Now that we’re officially on daylight savings time, use the extra sunlight in the evening to socialize.
SEE: War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Explore images of conflict from dozens of countries around the world, and step behind the lens to look at the people who shot those compelling photos. It’s compelling and not nearly as grim as it sounds. (Opens Saturday, March 23; Annenberg Space for Photography)
Meet your friendly neighborhood porn star and ask about the dissonance between nativist and empiricist schools of thought in cognitive psychology. Or ask for directions to the drilldo booth. (Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24; L.A. Convention Center)
It’s a bit of a drive, but the Observatory in Orange County (Santa Ana to be precise) is hosting a two-day music festival that’s like a scaled down, locavore version of Coachella. The Burgerama lineup includes Black Lips, the Spits, Fidlar, Nick Waterhouse, the Pharcyde, Tijuana Panthers, Beachwood Sparks and many others. (Friday, March 22-Saturday, March 23; Observatory in Orange County)
SEE: Phase IV
Saul Bass, famous for his film titles, only directed one feature film. It’s about super smart ants who invade the earth. Tonight, it’s screening with a “new” ending, the one that Bass wanted for the film. (Friday, March 22; LACMA)
FEAST: Dante Fried Chicken Pop-Up Brunch
Chef/owner Sarkis Vartanian of the Daily Dose collaborates with Dante Gonzales of the Dante Fried Chicken Truck for a deep-fried brunch of scrambled eggs, fingerling potatoes, coconut-honey biscuits, and Dante’s “sock-it-to-me” fried chicken smothered—all for $15. Bring a bottle of champagne to pop, as the brunch is BYOB. Reservations are required. (Sunday, March 24; The Daily Dose)
LISTEN: L.A. Guns
Back in the ’80s, Axl Rose fronted the hair-metal act L.A. Guns before he started that other band. Today the rockers keep high kicking and head banging to remind us of those Aquanet-ed days on the Sunset Strip. (Friday, March 15-Saturday, March 16; various locations)
WATCH: Savion Glover
Whether you’ve seen his footwork on Broadway (Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk) or on Sesame Street, Glover stomps, slides, and taps out patterns so precise, they’d make a jazz drummer jealous. (Friday, March 22; Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts)
WATCH: Chris Marker Movie Tribute
On the 30th Anniversary of Sans Soleil, Marker’s spellbinding travelogue and freeform essay, Cinefamily will screen it in glorious 35mm. They’ll also host a Cinespia Salon featuring his short films including La Jetée. (Friday, March 22 – Saturday, March 23; Cinefamily)