Sunday, June 4, 2017

For the next two to three weeks in Los Angeles...

Sunday, May 28
The Minnow Show! Episode 2: Smokehouse Shorts in 16MM ("We'll watch movies, make movies, have popcorn for breakfast and do art instead of (home)work Sunday mornings. Followed by an Arts & Crafts workshop in the garden with treats for kids & adults alike. Archivist & Filmmaker John Cannizzaro of Smokehouse Films will lead a workshop on animation that will involve painting/drawing directly on 16mm film. These creations will then be projected.")
Velaslavasay Panorama at The Union Theatre, 1122 W. 24th St., University Park; 11 a.m.; $20 general (includes workshop & film) / $15 VPES members. (213) 746-2166.
Kelly Lytle Hernandez discusses City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 ($28, University of North Carolina Press) ("Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. Recounts how the dynamics of conquest met deep reservoirs of rebellion as L.A. became the City of Inmates, the nation's carceral core. It is a story that is far from over.")
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; 5 p.m.; free. (323) 660-1175.
Insane Movie Hour ("Eli Olsberg doesn't believe in guilty pleasures. He just believes some movies are more insane then others, and the fact that they exist means they deserve to be seen. Eli finds the best parts from the most insane movies, along with commercials, television shows, and whatever else he could dig up, and puts them together in one crazy compilation! This month, it’s Insane Kids Movies! Join Eli and his guest panel as they comment on movies, commercials, shows made for children, but ended being too fucked up, even for adults!")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 9 p.m.; $10. (323) 851-7223.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
The Avengers, The Sonics
The Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana; 7 p.m., a/a; $5. (714) 957-0600.
Chris Crofton, Neil Hamburger, Anna Seregina, Scott Thompson, Brent Weinbach
The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; 8 p.m., 21+, $8, (323) 661-4380.
French Vanilla, Mommy Long Legs (Seattle), Peach Kelli Pop, Rotten Blossom (Honolulu)
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
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Monday, May 29
Free four-film Bette Vs. Joan Marathon ("Spend your Memorial Day holiday with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford with screenings of All About Eve, 1950, 20th Century Fox, 138 min.; Mildred Pierce, 1945, Warner Bros., 111 min.; The Star, 1952, Warner Bros., 89 min.; and Possessed, 1947, Warner Bros., 108 min. Also, a prize drawing and a Bette Davis/Joan Crawford impersonation contest.")
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 2 p.m.; $12 general / $8 members / $10 seniors 65+ and students. (323) 466-3456.
The Five Minutes Game: 2017 Edition ("Summer’s around the corner, and you know how we here at the theater love two things in tandem: busting out the patio grill, and The Five Minutes Game. What’s all this about a game, you ask? We’re firm believers in the notion that "every movie is interesting for at least its first five minutes," those fascinating moments when you’re still entering the new world a film presents you, and trying to figure out what the hell’s going on. We’ll choose fifteen movies you’ve likely never seen before (with most of them still unavailable on DVD), line ‘em up and only show you the first five minutes of each (excluding the opening credits). Then you, the audience, will vote on which film to watch in its entirety. So bring something to cook on our grill and let’s get started!")
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 5 p.m.; $12 / members free. (323) 655-2510.
Jonathan Gould chats with Tom Vickers about Gould's book Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life ($30, Crown Archetype) ("Draws on exhaustive research, the cooperation of the Redding family, and previously unavailable sources of information to present the first comprehensive portrait of the singer's background, his upbringing, and his professional career Gould also presents a social history of the time and place from which they emerged throughout the United States.")
Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 7 p.m.; free. (626) 449-5320.
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Tuesday, May 30
Journalist Peter Moskowitz talks about How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood ($27, Nation) ("Gentrification has become a household word, but few really understand its causes. We talk about hipsters, craft beer and condos as they’re all unexplained phenomena, part of some mysterious process that we can neither foresee nor control. But gentrification is more predictable and more pernicious than we’re often told. Moskowitz explains the hundred-year-long quest to turn cities into gated communities for the rich at the expense of the lives of the poor and middle classes.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
Band Aid sneak screening and jam (Band Aid, the refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. See a sneak screening of the film followed by a jam session with the band in person featuring Zoe, Adam and Fred.")
The Theater at Ace Hotel, 929 Broadway, downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m.; free with RSVP. (213) 623-3233.
Ramon Rivas & Friends ("An amazing night of stand up featuring Ryan Dalton, Ron Funches, The Puterbaugh Sisters and Ramon Rivas headlining! Rivas is a stand up comedian & eminent Latino from Cleveland. He has appeared highly on @midnight, VICELAND & his own Comedy Central half-hour special. His shows are fun and almost always include dope snacks.")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 8:45 p.m.; free. (323) 851-7223.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
The Mynabirds, Oh Land
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood; 8 p.m., a/a; $20. (323) 469-1181.
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Wednesday, May 31
Writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White journeys deep into the world’s oceans in his new book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean ($28, Trinity University) ("From investigating the growth of tidal power generation in Chile and Scotland to delving into the threat of rising sea levels in Panama and Venice, join us for this exploration of the current state of our oceans’ infinitely complex and ever-changing ecosystems and forces that keep our planet’s waters in constant motion.")
Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach; 7 p.m.; free. (310) 545-8595.
CONTINUE? The Philosophy of Japanese Arcade Culture ("Having recently collaborated with Japanese Pop art legend Keiichi Tanaami, Oliver Payne discusses Japanese arcade culture, specifically the manic and psychedelic "bullet hell" games. These niche arcade games - often considered the purest form of video games - follow a chaotic, complicated system of rules and patterns. Payne considers labor, play, identity, and art in gaming culture, and how it all informs his work.")
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
Kurt Vonneguys first-ever live podcast ("Join hosts Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim for hilarious and in-depth banter about Palm Sunday (1981), the secret Vonnegut autobiography that’s the skeleton key to his life. Kurt Vonneguys is the first-ever spinoff of Earwolf’s The Cracked Podcast. It’s a fun, digressive trip through the Kurt Vonnegut canon, and it premiered at #9 on the iTunes Comedy charts.")
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 488-0599.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Holy Sons, The Mountain Goats
The Mayan, 1038 S. Hill St., downtown Los Angeles; 7 p.m., a/a; $28.50, (213) 746-4287.
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Thursday, June 1
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett talks about her book The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class ($30, Princeton University) ("You are what you buy?") with MacArthur Fellow and cultural scholar Josh Kun
Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont; 7 p.m.; free. (323) 465-1334.
Mayte Garcia unveils The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince ($27, Hachette) ("At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons. No one else can tell this story or can provide a deeper, more nuanced portrait of Prince - both the famously private man and the pioneering, beloved artist")
Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 7 p.m.; free. (626) 449-5320.
Speechless: LA Edition ("Speechless is a live show/corporate training phenomenon that puts presenters on stage to deliver a PowerPoint presentation without any knowledge of the slides or decks. Watch your favorite tech industry gods and comedians turn improvised presentations into a competitive showdown! Each presenter will be assigned a topic at random: TED Talk, Startup Pitch, Movie Pitch, even a self help seminar. The audience chooses the name of the talk, and then presenters do their best to get through their talk, while attempting to leave the audience Speechless.")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 8:45 p.m.; $10 door / $8 online. (323) 851-7223.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Fletcher, Flint Eastwood
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; 7 p.m., 18+; $12-14. (213) 413-8200.
Screening of the Blood and Steel: Cedar Crest Country Club skate documentary with live action by Scream (Dave Grohl may or may not perform)
The Regent, 448 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 7 p.m., 18+; $11.50-17.50. (323) 284-5727.
Burt Bacharach
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza, UCLA, Westwood; 8 p.m., a/a; $89-39 general / $25 UCLA faculty and staff / $15 students. (310) 825-2101.
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Friday, June 2
Opening of the "Sunlight arrives only at its proper hour" group exhibition, curated by Mitchell Algus and Olivia Shao (feat., a.o., Nancy Arlen, Hans Bellmer, Lee Bontecou, Tony Conrad, Terry Fox, Mike Kelley, Henri Michaux, John Singer Sargent, Michael E. Smith, and Unica Zürn." Through July 30.)
356 Mission, 356 S. Mission Rd., Boyle Heights; 7 p.m.; free. (323) 609-3162.
Carrie: The Musical ("Plagued by bullies at school and an oppressive mother at home, an awkward teenager finds her telekinetic powers and discovers she has the final revenge. Based on the smash novel, this stage production of the infamous Broadway musical delivers both musically and visually the legend of Carrie." Also tomorrow and June 6-10.)
UCLA Macgowan Hall Little Theater, 245 Charles E. Young Dr. E., Westwood; 8 p.m.; $402. (310) 825-2101.
Opening of the group exhibition of new works by Nathan Anderson, Christopher Bales, Gea*, and Howard Hallis ("The first feature exhibition for Anderson, whose pop culture parody portraits are always among the first to sell in our Coaster Show. He’s in good company with Gea* whose first Los Angeles feature here last year was eagerly snatched up by hungry collectors - none of whom bought just one of her deliriously debased drawings of nymphs gone naughty. It’s hard to believe that our last Howard Hallis show was 2011’s The Picture of Everything, which was the unveiling of a fifteen-foot-tall and twelve-foot-wide mixed-illustrated-media drawing of every pop culture reference imaginable up to that point, and which took 13 years to complete. With the explosion of memes in the past six years you can expect this exhibition of Howard’s trademark lenticular collages to be both timely and timeless. And who better to pair with a wizard of three dimensions than Christopher Bales, whose own (actually) three-dimensional assemblages breathe new rococo life into rare and discarded fixtures, trophies, and even text books." Through July 2.)
La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., East Hollywood; 8 p.m.; free. (323) 666-7667.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Jacques Lesure ("Guitarist Jacques Lesure is an enigma. His sound is steeped in tradition but he is also a visionary. His music is rooted in the foundations of gospel, blues, and jazz. His delivery swings. However, he believes that the sounds of today are equally relevant. In his 30-year career, he has played and recorded with many notable musicians across various genres and has performed in the nation's top jazz venues and major festivals.")
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 6 p.m., a/a; free. (323) 857-6000.
Beach Bums, Clit Kat, Matter Room, Red Punk
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5. (213) 625-4325.
Los Nocheros ("Latin Grammy Award nominee Los Nocheros is a pop/folk music group from Salta, Argentina. They are the torchbearers of the history and the future of Argentinean folklore. Since establishing their foundation, the group released 25 albums, selling over 3 million copies and more than 30 million live performance tickets. Absent from the North American scene for more than a decade, they return on a national tour to celebrate 30 years of making magnificent music.")
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza, UCLA, Westwood; 9 p.m.; $45-115. (310) 825-2101.
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Saturday, June 3
Creature (Dis)comforts: On Human Thresholds from Classical Myth to Modern Day ("The threshold of the home constitutes a literal boundary between public and private, between the domestic and the political. It is also a border that, by its very nature, invites transgression. It is a boundary that exists to be crossed. This conference, organized by Dr. Sara Burdorff (UCLA, English) and Malcolm Harris (UCLA, English) takes the literal liminality of the domestic threshold as its inspiration, exploring the comparable permeability of more abstract thresholds in a wide range of social, temporal, and interdisciplinary contexts. Presentations will elaborate on the ambivalent cultural value invested in other intrinsically - even necessarily - violable boundaries between Self and Other, including those between man and man, man and animal, and parent and child.")
Royce Hall, Humanities Conference Room #314, 10745 Dickson Plaza, UCLA, Westwood; 9 a.m.; free. (310) 825-1880.
Opening of the "The Art of the Cooks of the Peace Press" exhibition ("Art produced by the people who worked at the iconic Peace Press, who from 1967-87 printed and published for hundreds of activist organizations fighting for peace, free speech and equal rights. 7 p.m. live action by The Chamber Brothers, best known for their 1968 banger "Time Has Come Today"." Through July 1.)
Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica; 5 p.m.; $10 & $12. (310) 397-7456.
Denise Gallant: 45 Years of Video Synthesis ("This multimedia lecture and synth demonstration will represent 45 years of video effects by Gallant,  using the Synopsis Video Synthesizer, an early analog synth, designed by Rob Schafer and built by Gallant. From 1976-1981, Gallant worked in tandem with CBS engineer Schafer to design and build a unique prototype video synthesizer. In 1980-83 they founded a small L.A.-based production company called Synopsis. They worked on many early rock videos and orchestrated frequent live video performances with the synth. They also worked on 10 films, most notably Brainstorm by Douglas Trumbull.")
Coaxial, 1815 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 7 p.m., a/a; $10 general / $5 students. (213) 536-8020.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
KNOWLEDGES ("Artworks by Scott Benzel, Jeff Cain, Krysten Cunningham, Erik Frydenborg, Channing Hansen, Gregory Michael Hernandez, Alice Könitz, Karen Lofgren, Margaret Wertheim, Rosha Yaghmai. Music & Celestial Viewings by Constance Demby, Ernest Gibson, Matthewdavid, Money Mark & Secret Circuit, Odeya Nini, Sun Araw, Tara Jane O’Neil, White Magic. Gong ceremony by Harisant. Seminar and Workshop by Margaret Wertheim. A site-specific art exhibition featuring sculpture and installation works, a performance by Benzel staged on the rotating deck of the historic 100-inch Telescope, a video screening by Jeff Cain, and theater screenings of historic glass lantern slides taken at the Observatory nearly a century ago. Symphonic sacred space music pioneer Demby invites audiences to "travel on a beam of sound to the heart of the universe" on her custom-designed Sonic Steel Space Bass inside the Telescope dome." Also Sunday.)
Mount Wilson Observatory, above Pasadena; 10 a.m., a/a; $40. (626) 440-9016.
soundpedro ("The first of recurring events highlighting sound art in which single- and multi-media artworks will investigate the way we use our senses to perceive and experience. This event will be produced by FLOOD who for 10 years brought SoundWalk to Long Beach. Installation and sound art performance artists by: Aught Collective  / Hot Tomorrows, Glenn Bach, Borderline Antigone, Terry Braunstein, Faraday Cage, Rychard Cooper, Robert Crouch, César Dávila-Irizarry, The Dirty Chaps, Ear Meal Webcast, Martin Espino & William Almas, foreign native, Wolf Gowin & Tom Zear, heare, The Laptop Collective, Janet Lozada, MicDrop, Loren Nerell, New Culture Media Group, Yann Novak, phog masheeen, Tom Peters, QRUX, RadioMachineMagazine, sARTe, Susan Rawcliffe, Steve Roden, Som, Southern California Soundscape Ensemble, Steven Speciale, TV-MA, Raze the WhiteBox, univac, Roxanne Varzi, Elouise Walker, wikiGong, Sander Roscoe Wolff, X EYE. Also, the panel discussion "Atlas Place: Living Sound in Los Angeles" (moderator: Glenn Bach; panelists: Steve Roden, Robert Crouch, Yann Novak).")
Angels Gate Cultural Center, 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro; 5 p.m., a/a; free. (310) 519-0936.
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Sunday, June 4
Bamboo Music Instrument Making Workshop ("The Japan Foundation L.A. is proud to bring the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) master, John Kaizan Neptune from Japan and present a bamboo music instrument making workshop for kids. Participants can learn the craft of making a bamboo instrument.")
Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park; 3 p.m.; $10 materials fee. (213) 484-8846.
Julia Sherman talks about her book Salad For President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists ($35, Harry N. Abrams) with KCRW's Evan Kleiman and turns you on to an afternoon of nude figure and vegetable life drawing while sipping rosé ("The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters. Sherman loves salad, and she encourages her readers to consider it an everyday indulgence that can include cocktails, soups, family style brunch dishes, and dinner-party entrées.")
Arcana Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 3 p.m.; free. (310) 458-1499.
Screening of Carnival of Souls with discussion following the film with actress Candace Hilligoss, moderated by Alan K. Rode, and presentation of her book The Odyssey and the Idiocy, Marriage to an Actor, a Memoir" ($22, First Edition Design) ("After a devastating car accident that kills her friends, Mary Henry takes a new job in a new town and tries to start over - but a phantom figure follows her until she visits an abandoned carnival and dark secrets come to light. Herk Harvey's surrealist masterpiece is one of the great classics of the horror genre." Dir: Herk Harvey, 1962, 78 min, USA.)
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 7:30 p.m.; $12 general / $8 members / $10 seniors 65+ and students. (323) 466-3456.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Music and Dance of West Africa Ensemble and Music of Persia Ensemble ("The Music of West Africa Ensemble performs the music and dances of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, producing complex polyphonic textures on a variety of drums, bells and rattles to accompany dramatic and entertaining social dances. The Music of Persia Ensemble focuses on the performance of Persian classical music including the radif and tasnifs (vocal repertoire). Students sit in a circle and learn a gushe (short melody-type) or a vocal composition of a designated dastgah (multi-sectional modal structure) through imitating and memorizing.")
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, 445 Charles E Young Dr. E., Westwood; 7 p.m., a/a; free. (310) 825-5947.
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Monday, June 5
Introduction by director Brett Haley and actors Sam Elliott and Nick Offerman of Elliott's new film The Hero ("Aging Western star Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) spends his days reliving past glories and smoking too much weed with his old co-star - now his dealer - Jeremy (Offerman). When a cancer diagnosis swiftly adjusts his priorities, Hayden decides to look for one last role that will cement his legacy and strikes up a new relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon) while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter Lucy (Krysten Ritter)." Dir: Brett Haley, 2017, 100 min, USA.)
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 7:30 p.m.; $12 general / $10 seniors 65+ and students / free for members. (323) 466-3456.
Scott Turow in conversation with Jake Lassiter series author Paul Levine about the writing life and his upcoming novel Testimony ($28, Grand Central) ("Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects.")
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica; 8 p.m.; $95 reception + reserved seat + book / $42 reserved + book / $20 general. (310) 855-0005.
Julio Torres: My Favorite Shapes ("Torres (ex-Saturday Night Live) sits behind a table and guides a camera through his favorite shapes: plexi glass squares, triangles, spheres, a sad crumpled wrapper that reminds him of Melania Trump, a self-conscious Faberge who wonders if he's too much. The audience sees a projection of Julio's hands holding the geometric treasures and hears musings, jokes and fantastical fictions inspired by them." Also Tuesday.)
UCB Sunset, 5419 Sunset Blvd., East Hollywood; 10:30 p.m.; $8. (323) 908-8702.
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Tuesday, June 6
Opening of the exhibition "The Birth of Pastel" ("Installation explores the evolution of pastel paintings out of colored chalk drawings from the Renaissance to the Rococo. Featuring works by Jacopo Bassano, Federico Barocci, Simon Vouet, Robert Nanteuil, Joseph Vivien, Rosalba Carriera, and Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, the display focuses most closely on the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, when pastels began to rival oils - in their variety of color, their high degree of finish, and even their scale - as the preferred medium for stately portraits.")
Getty Center, South Pavilion, Upper Level, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 10 a.m.; free (but parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Mike Tyson unveils Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato ($28, Blue Rider) ("D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. Tyson elaborates on life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, reflecting on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring.")
Eso Won Books, 4327 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park; 7 p.m.; free. (323) 290-1048.
Hammer Forum: Objectivity in Journalism ("In 2016, the Oxford English Dictionary named "post-truth" its international word of the year, while the phrases "alternative facts" and "fake news" continue to haunt. University of Missouri journalism professor Tom Warhover joins journalist Lewis Wallace to discuss media objectivity, neutrality, and opinion in an era where emotional appeals are in constant tension with objective facts. Moderated by theorist Ainsley LeSure.")
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Island of Misfit Toys Vol. 30 presents noise and experimental music with Allegory Chapel, Clay Rendering, Cleanse, DJ Nanny Cantaloupe, DJ Poopdood, Man vs. Nature
La Cita, 336 S. Hill St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m., 21+; free. (213) 687-7111.
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Wednesday, June 7
11th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival ("Presents cinema from Greece and Cyprus. International Project Discovery Forum includes open forums for filmmakers. Director-screenwriter Alexander Payne is the 2017 Honorary Award recipient of Sunday’s Orpheus Awards." Through June 11.)
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 10 a.m.; $12-150. (323) 466-3456.
Screening of A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict ("Explores how popular movements battle regimes and military forces with nonviolent actions: Gandhi employs civil disobedience to loosen Britain’s hold on India; German soldiers use "resistance disguised as collaboration" to rescue Jews in Denmark during Nazi occupation; and Chilean workers use nonviolence to protest Augusto Pinochet." Dir. Steve York, 2000, 168 min.)
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
What Can the Ancient World Teach Us About Globalization? ("The ancient Greek and Roman worlds saw increasing flows of objects, people, and ideas that created a broader international consciousness - and no small amount of dislocation and turmoil. Can the ancients offer us any lessons for addressing conflict and easing disruption in the globalized 21st century? New York University classics scholar Roger Bagnall, U.C. Santa Barbara sociologist and global studies scholar Jan Nederveen Pieterse, and Stanford classical philologist Grant Parker visit Zócalo to reckon with timeless questions of globalization.")
Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades; 7:30 p.m.; free (but parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Electric Carlos, Gitane Demone Quartet
Club Ding-a-Ling, Hyperion Tavern, 1941 Hyperion Ave., Los Feliz; 10 p.m., 21+; free. (323) 665-1941.
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Thursday, June 8
The Storrs Objection ("Comedian Storrs brings his legal background to the stage, especially when fact-checking other comedians' material after their sets. Tonight gives Matt and his co-counsel, Hattie Hayes (Ladykillers Comedy), the opportunity to fact-check other comedians' material DURING their sets. Feat. Sofiya Alexandra, Robert Buscemi, TJ Chambers, Anthony Desamito, Erik Escobar, Michael Longfellow, Hana Michels, Terrence Newman, Michael Skarsten.")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 6:45 p.m.; $10. (323) 851-7223.
What Does Blue Mean? ("Blue describes emotional states, musical and literary genres, and moral codes. And yet, historically, humans have found the color itself notably difficult to pin down - although blue was the first man-made pigment, it was also the last one to be given a distinct name in many parts of the world. How did blue come to occupy its singular scientific and cultural significance? Author of Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World ($27, Bloomsbury USA); Catherine E. McKinley' art historian and author of Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour ($35, Reaktion); Carol Mavor; Oregon State University chemist and discoverer of “YInMn blue” Mas Subramanian; and original Saturday Night Live cast member and blues and comedy club owner Garrett Morris explore the science and sentiment of the color blue.")
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 7 p.m.; free (but parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Dumb People Town Live! ("The hit Feral Audio podcast from the Sklar Brothers and Daniel Van Kirk is putting on its first live Los Angeles show. Dumb People Town is as much an exploration as it is a celebration of dumb people doing dumb things (often in Florida). Incredible improvisor and comedian Daniel Van Kirk rustles up the wildest local news stories from across the land sent in by you, the Townies - think machetes, public nudity, and drunken shenanigans. Then he and ultimate comedic duo Randy and Jason Sklar riff on the stories' details, along with hilarious guests from the world of comedy.")
Starburns Castle, 1105 W. Isabel St., Burbank; 8 p.m.; $20. (818) 433-3300.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Breadwoman (Los Angeles premiere. "A music and dance piece created by Anna Homler and Steve Moshier in the early 1980s. The music from Breadwoman was released on cassette in 1985, then brought back on CD and LP last year to great acclaim. For this show the performers will be Maya Gingery (dance), Anna Homler (voice and objects), Jorge Martin (electronics).")
Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica; 7:30 p.m., a/a; free. (310) 458-8600.
Kronos Quartet ("Over their historic 40+ year career, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, collaborating with many of the world's most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 850 works and arrangements for string quartet. The concert will feature a number of Los Angeles premieres, along with selections from their recent project, "Fifty for the Future".")
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 7:30 p.m.; $30 general / $25 members & seniors 65+ / $10 students with ID. (323) 857-6000.
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Friday, June 9
Benefit for the Los Angeles LGBT Center with Margaret Cho, Laura Kightlinger, musical guest Linda Perry and "more"
Largo at The Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Grove; 7 p.m.; $50. (310) 855-0350.
Karl Jacoby signs The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire ($17, W.W. Norton) ("To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: he was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather, he had begun life as a slave named William Ellis, born on a cotton plantation in southern Texas during the waning years of King Cotton.")
Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 7 p.m.; free. (626) 449-5320.
Screening of Peeping Tom introduced by filmmaker Bette Gordon ("I like to watch. I have always been fascinated by the cinema and the secretive voyeuristic pleasure I get from looking at people on the screen. Peeping Tom, a film about voyeurism, hit me like a bolt of lightening when I saw it in 1980 (20 years after its release). The film accentuates the very mechanisms of looking and the gender divide that separates the secret observer - male - from the object of his gaze - female. Peeping Tom was in my mind when I set out to make Variety, a film about a woman who looks back." - Bette Gordon. Effectively destroying director Michael Powell’s career upon its release - and later heralded as a masterpiece - Peeping Tom is a horror-thriller about a serial killer who loves to look. The film is a psychological minefield, with a Freudian take on relationships between subject and objects, voyeur and victims." Dir. Michael Powell, 1960, DCP, 101 min.)
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 10:15 p.m.; $12 / members free. (323) 655-2510.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
First Fridays feat. Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Wild Belle and more
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Exposition Park; 5 p.m., a/a; $20. (213) 763-3466.
Dead Meadow
The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake; 8:30 p.m., 21+, $12, (323) 661-4380.
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Saturday, June 10
Doug Jackson and contributors offer up SOUPERgreen!: Souped Up Green Architecture ($30, Actar) ("Features projects and essays that offer a long overdue critique of the prevailing approach to "green" architecture and, in turn, demonstrate a more appropriate way for architects to address the challenges posed by the environmental crisis. The projects and essays in SOUPERgreen! demonstrate how green technology can not only perform from a measurable standpoint, but can also produce engaging experiences that profoundly alter, enhance, and transform the public’s understanding of the environment.")
Hennessey + Ingalls, 300-M S. Santa Fe Ave., downtown Los Angeles; 3 p.m.; free. (213) 437-2130.
John Chaich presents Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community ($40, AMMO) with special cocktail from Bar & Garden ("Spotlights an international, intergenerational, intersectional mix of thirty artists who are remixing fiber craft traditions, such as crochet, embroidery, quilting, and sewing, while reconsidering the binaries of art and craft, masculine and feminine, and gay and straight.")
Arcana Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 4 p.m.; free. (310) 458-1499.
An Evening with Paula Poundstone ("Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly news quiz Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and an author whose next book is The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness ($26, Algonquin). She has anchored her own comedy specials on HBO, has guested on all the late-night talk shows, done commentaries for "CBS Sunday Morning" and won an American Comedy Award for best female stand-up.")
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza, UCLA, Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; $75 / $50 / $40 / $30. (310) 825-2101.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Playboy Jazz Festival (feat. a salute to Al Jarreau, TajMo': The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band, HUDSON with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield, Arturo Sandoval Latin Big Band, celebrating Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Musical Director with special guests Roy Ayers and Warren Wolf, Common, many others, Also Sunday.)
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood Hills; 3 p.m., a/a, $21-176. (323) 850-2000.
Off the 405: White Fence ("The jangly, modish cool of The Kinks collide with flowery San Francisco bohemia in White Fence, the central project of the multi-faceted musician Tim Presley, who updates his '60s influenced brand of psychedelic rock with a punk and garage edge.")
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 6 p.m.; free (but parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Haunting Renditions: Plugged In with Eliot Glazer ("Glazer blends the good, bad and the ugly of popular music, employing his classically-trained voice and flawless backing band in finding new, deeper meaning in otherwise lightweight compositions. Feat. Nikki Glaser and Cameron Esposito.")
The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., East Hollywood; 7 p.m., 21+; $10. (323) 660-4540.
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Sunday, June 11
Opening of the "Home - So Different, So Appealing" exhibition ("Features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late '50s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Spanning seven decades and covering art styles from Pop Art and Conceptualism to "anarchitecture" and "autoconstrucción," the artists featured in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others." Through October 15)
LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 11 a.m.; $15 adults / $10 seniors 65+ & students with ID / free members & children 17 and under. (323) 857-6000.
Love Activism Collaborative Zine Workshop with Stacy Russo ("A radical, daily activism of kindness that works against all forms of injustice and oppression. Elements of Love Activism are service, empathy, hope, creativity, non-violence, feminism, self-care, and mindfulness. In this workshop, participants will create a collaborative Love Activism zine, with each of us contributing one page about how we can practice radical love. Russo, a librarian and professor at Santa Ana College, is a writer, artist, poet, and zine creator. Stacy first started making zines in the 1980s as part of the punk rock scene in Southern California.")
Book Show, 5503 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park; 3 p.m.; $18 materials fee. (213) 438-9551.
Boast Rattle ("A roast-style COMPLIMENT contest. Comedians compete to see who can compliment one another in this showdown of sweetness, this clash ofconsideration, this barrage of benevolence. Two comedians go head-to-head, delivering alternating blows of the nicest order. Two rounds. One lucky crowd member will even get some on-the-spot boasting. Feat. Kurt Braunohler, Mike Drucker, Nikki Glaser, Charla Lauriston, Amy Miller, Dan St. Germain. Host: Kyle Ayers.")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 8:45 p.m.; $10. (323) 851-7223.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Baby Copperhead, The Cairo Gang (solo), Faun Fables
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Dr., Elysian Valley; 8 p.m., a/a; $10=$12. (323) 662-0966.
Never Young, Vex Ruffin, Saint Pé (Black Lips / Diamond Rugs)
Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Westlake; 8:30 p.m., 21+; $10-12. (213) 389-3856.
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Monday, June 12
Lou Cove, with Joel Stein, discusses and signs Man of the Year: A Memoir ($27, Flatiron) ("Over Thanksgiving dinner, teen Howie drops a bombshell. Holding up an issue of Playgirl Magazine, he flips to the center and there he is, Mr. November in all his natural glory. Howie has his eye on becoming the next Burt Reynolds, and a wild idea for how to do it: win Playgirl's Man of the Year.")
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 7 p.m.; free. (310) 659-3110.
Kevin Hart presents I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons ($27, Atria / 37 INK) ("Comedian Hart turns his talents to the written word by writing some. Some of those include: the, a, for, above and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt and inspirational memoir on survival, success and the importance of believing in yourself since "Old Yeller".")
Barnes & Noble, 189 Grove Dr., Ste. K-30, Fairfax; 7 p.m.; free. (323) 525-0270.
Chris Crofton's Advice King: Live! ("Comedian Crofton (CMT's Still the King) has turned his award-winning Nashville-based advice column/video series "The Advice King" into a live show! Comedy! Advice! Comedic advice! Advisory comedy! Featuring celebrity guest panelists Lizzy Cooperman and Josh Fadem!")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 8:45 p.m.; $10. (323) 851-7223.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Low, Mono (Japan)
Globe Theater, 740 S. Broadway, downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m., 21+; $21-33. (213) 489-1667.
El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 8 p.m., a/a; $18 doors / $16 advance. (323) 936-6400.
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Tuesday, June 13
Screening of Bringing Down a Dictator ("Documentary chronicles the spectacular defeat of Slobodan Miloševic in October 2000 - not by force of arms, as many had predicted, but by an ingenious nonviolent strategy of honest elections and massive civil disobedience, including rock concerts, the internet, spray-painted slogans, and a willingness to be arrested. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award." Dir. Steve York, 2002, 56 min.)
Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000.
Greg Proops' film club screening of Harold and Maude after a taping of his Film Club Live podcast
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 7:30 p.m.; $12 / free for members. (323) 655-2510.
Anne-Christine D'Adesky discusses The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris ($28, University of Wisconsin Press) with West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath ("A history of the turbulent '90s by a pioneering American AIDS journalist, lesbian activist and daughter of French-Haitian elites. D'Adesky remembers "the poxed generation" of AIDS - their lives, battles, and determination to find love and make art in the heartbreaking years before lifesaving protease drugs arrived. A fast-changing East Village: squatter protests and civil disobedience lead to all-night drag-and-art dance parties, Lesbian Avengers organize dyke marches; ACT UP stages public funerals.")
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; 7:30 p.m.; free. (323) 660-1175.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Circa Waves, Dreamers, Mainland
Teragram Ballroom, 1234 W. 7th St., Westlake; 8 p.m., a/a; $20. (213) 689-9100.
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Wednesday, June 14
Danny Goldberg gabs with Pamela Des Barres about In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea ($26, Akashic) ("Looks at not only the political causes, but also the spiritual, musical, and psychedelic movements, Goldberg provides a unique perspective on how and why the legacy of 1967 lives on today. In addition to the thriving music scene, 1967 was also the year of the Summer of Love; the year that millions of LSD tabs flooded America; Muhammad Ali was convicted of avoiding the draft; Martin Luther King Jr. publicly opposed the war in Vietnam; Israel won the Six-Day War, and Che Guevara was murdered.")
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 7 p.m.; free. (310) 659-3110.
Screening of The Leather Boys with author Rachel Kushner and director Sidney J. Furie in person ("This sharply observed slice-of-life takes the speedy marriage of cockney teens Dot and biker Reggie as its premise. The marriage sours instantly, leading Reggie to take refuge with his biker friends, particularly Pete – with whom he enjoys a whirlwind romance of a friendship, the implications of which he is slow to face. With "The Leather Boys," Furie crafted both a touchstone of queer cinema and a seminal example of British kitchen-sink realism." Dir. Sidney Furie, 1964, 35mm, 108 min.)
Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove; 7:30 p.m.; $14 / free for members. (323) 655-2510.
Director Del Zamora in person for a screening of The Last Brown Beret ("This work-in-progress feature follows four activists who reunite decades after the epochal 1970 Chicano Moratorium March. Starring Daniel E. Mora, Randy Vasquez, Vance Valencia and Linda Lopez." 2017, 93 min.)
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 7:30 p.m.; $12 general / $8 members / $10 seniors 65+ and students. (323) 466-3456.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Inara George with Mike Andrews, Barbara Gruska, Alex Lilly, Gabe Noel, Van Dyke Parks, Samantha Sidley, Wendy Wang
Largo at The Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Grove; 7 p.m., a/a; $30. (310) 855-0350.
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Thursday, June 15
Director Bertrand Tavernier in person for a screening of Journey Through French Cinema / Voyage à travers le cinéma français ("Described by director Tavernier as "an expression of gratitude to all those filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and musicians who have erupted into my life," this documentary is manna from heaven to fans of French film. Spanning nearly half a century of the country’s cinematic history, the clips and reminiscences here showcase the work of luminaries including Jacques Becker, Marcel Carne´ and Jean Renoir as well as unjustly neglected talents." Dir. Bertrand Tavernier., 2016, 190 min., France.)
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; 7:30 p.m.; $12 general / $8 members / $10 seniors 65+ and students. (310) 260-1528.
Kamala Sankaram: Thumbprint ("An astonishing true story of courage and triumph, Thumbprint explores the deep family ties and tribal traditions that empowered Mukhtar Mai to become the first female victim of gang rape in Pakistan to bring her attackers to justice. In lieu of a financial settlement, she requested that a school be constructed to educate girls. She hoped to educate the young, to help prevent the humiliation of signing their names with only a thumbprint. The story is told through a dynamic score by Sankaram, filled with influences from Hindustani and European opera, and a libretto by Susan Yankowitz." Through Sunday.)
REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles; 8 p.m.; $69. (213) 237-2800.
Sh*t Arcade: Comedians Play Bad Games ("Comedians, Twitch streamers, and the audience play and make fun of the worst video games of all time. From Shaq-Fu to Bible Adventures, get a chance to see some of the most terrible, poorly-reviewed games of all time - and even get a chance to win them.")
NerdMelt, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 8:45 p.m.; $10. (323) 851-7223.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Marian Hill, Opia
The Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 8 p.m., a/a; $29. (323) 464-0808.
Gang Of Youths
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; 8:30 p.m., 18+; $9.50-11.50. (213) 413-8200.
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Friday, June 16
Friday Flights ("A series of interdisciplinary happenings that brings together a range of artists to transform the Getty experience. Visual artist Brendan Fernandes and musician How To Dress Well present "Free Fall 49," a tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, instrumental guitarists William Tyler and Noveller collaborate on a special performance, and musician Sam Rowell creates a light and sound installation in the Central Garden.")
Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 6 p.m.; free (but parking is $15 / $10 after 3 p.m.). (310) 440-7300.
Steve Schapiro and Karen Grigsby Bates unveil the deluxe letterpress edition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time ($200, Taschen) ("First published in 1963, Baldwin's book stabbed at the heart of America's so-called "Negro problem." It is considered one of the most passionate and influential explorations of 1960s race relations, weaving thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the "land of the free." Now, Baldwin's rich, raw, and ever-relevant prose is reprinted in with more than 100 photographs from Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine.")
Eso Won Books, 4327 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park; 7 p.m.; free. (323) 290-1048.
The Bad Dad Game Show ("L.A.'s only live game show that turns deadbeat dads into the most entertainingly negligent live comedy show! Did your dad encourage you to eat candy from bulk bins? Did he ask to borrow money from you on your birthday? Did he forget to pick you up at school because he was taking his other family to Disneyland? Sounds like you might have a Bad Dad! Audience members can become contestants, competing to match the crazy and real-life Bad Dad stories to the comedians that experienced them first-hand! Bad Dad: the only game show where everyone already lost! Created by Mary Sasson & Marissa Strickland.")
UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Hills; 11:59 p.m.; $6. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Morbid Angel, Revocation, Suffocation, Withered
The Regent, 448 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 7:30 p.m., 18+; $22.50-27.50. (323) 284-5727.
Raekwon the Chef (of the Wu-Tang Clan)
Union, 4067 W. Pico Blvd., Arlington Heights; 8 p.m., 18+; $20-100. (323) 466-2971.
AMK (flexidisc turntablism and collage), Ellen Phan (noise), Rust Worship (noisier), Witches Of Malibu (noisiest)
Coaxial, 1815 S. Main St., downtown Los Angeles; 9 p.m., a/a; $5-7. (213) 536-8020.
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Saturday, June 17
Barry Shaffer discusses Echoes of Bhutan ($65, IBS Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) ("It is a land of ancient monasteries, fluttering prayer flags and unforgettable beauty, where one cannot help but feel a lasting sense of peaceful tranquility. Almost every decision is carefully weighed for the benefit of its people through it’s Gross National Happiness institutions, which gives Bhutan its uniqueness. All proceeds from the sales of Echoes of Bhutan will benefit Bhutan’s Tarayana Foundation.")
Hennessey + Ingalls, 300-M S. Santa Fe Ave., downtown Los Angeles; 4 p.m.; free (but RSVP). (213) 437-2130.
Opening of the "From the Desert to the Sea: The Desolation Center Experience" exhibition ("Before the era of Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella, Desolation Center drew punk and industrial music fans to the far reaches of the Mojave Desert for the first of five events, "Mojave Exodus," in April of 1983. Traveling by rented school bus, hardy devotees journeyed to witness events that the L.A. Weekly described as being like "some bizarre ritual at the end of the world." These surreal guerrilla shows featured site-specific performances by Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Redd Kross, Saccharine Trust, Savage Republic and Swans, and paved the way for the mega-festivals that have become a crucial part of music and alternative culture in the 21st century. Participating in the show are Desolation Center alumni Mike Watt, Curt and Cris Kirkwood, Mark Pauline, Raymond Pettibon, Anthony Ausgang, Kristine Kryttre, John Tottenham, Joe Baiza, Ann Summa, Dave Markey, Bruce Licher, Naomi Petersen, SPOT and more." Through July 30.)
Cornelius Projects, 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro; 6 p.m.; $10 & $12. (310) 266-9216.
PARENTPROV: Father's Day Edition ("UCB's top talent performs with very special guests who have never done improv before...their dads.")
UCB Sunset, 5419 Sunset Blvd., East Hollywood; 7 p.m.; $7. (323) 908-8702.
What Do You Mean, "In Concert"?
Opa Opa ("Formed in 1987 by Oswaldo Bernard and Anthony Apollo, Opa Opa features a distinctive blend of rich percussive rhythms, remarkably unique vocals and brassy horns to make up the powerful sound that differentiates it. One of L.A.’s premier salsa bands, the group has shared the stage with such artists as Celia Cruz, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, and Charlie Palmieri. Part of the Latin Sounds series.")
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 5 p.m.; free. (323) 857-6000.
The Brothers Comatose, The Record Company
The Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 8 p.m., a/a; $23. (323) 464-0808.
Opening of the "From the Desert to the Sea: The Desolation Center Experience" exhibition inspires tonight's live action with 100 Flowers, Saccharine Trust (also a record release party for their double album The Great One is Dead), Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show
Harold's Place, 1908 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro; 9 p.m., 21+; $10. (310) 832-5503.
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