There’s no excuse to be bored any night of the week when you live in L.A. Here’s our curated guide to some of the best of what’s going on around town.
Monday: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
This new documentary about the iconoclastic diva starts a run at the Landmark Nuart, and there are rumors that Grace Jones and the film’s director, Sophie Fiennes, will be attending select screenings. Special guests or not, you won’t want to miss this amazing doc, which Jones herself says is such an intimate portrayal that it’s “like seeing me almost naked.”
Tuesday: “RZA: Live from the 36th Chamber”
The Wu-Tang Clan owes much to vintage kung-fu movies, and at this special event, one of the group’s most enduring MCs, RZA, plays that out before the audience’s eyes. The 1979 Hong Kong classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin will screen, with the score entirely removed. From opening to closing, RZA will orchestrate a new score, drawing from the 1993 Wu-Tang album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), which was inspired by the film.
One Month, One Week, One Day is a group of creatives who host benefit nights around town to raise money for a single purpose: Funding one $10,000 grant each year, given to an artist working on a project that will contribute something back into the local community. Join them at sophisticated cocktail lounge Apotheke tonight, where they’ve curated live music by Bouquet, Alex Rose, and Will Fox, to celebrate this year’s recipient, photographer Bobby Rogers.
Thursday: Photographer Carol M. Highsmith and Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker in Conversation at the Annenberg Space for Photography
Annenberg Space for Photography kicks off its new female-focused conversation series, Iris Nights, with this conversation between Carol M. Highsmith, a photographer tasked by the Library of Congress to document the people, places, and scenes of America, and Anne Wilkes Tucker, the curator of Not an Ostrich and Other Images from America’s Library, the new exhibition that highlights some of the Library of Congress’ amazing visual archive.
End the week on a fancy, fizzy note with this special dinner. Chef John Lechleidne has whipped up five courses of modern Asian-inspired fare, with each course designed to pair with a glass of a different type of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, from hamachi tartare with smoked soy, pickled cherry blossom, cucumber, and citrus paired with a vintage rosé, to coconut beignet with passion fruit and pandan ice cream paired with a demi-sec.
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