"Experimental Impulse" at REDCAT is more like an excerpted research library than an art show, with rows of tables lined with printouts and images documenting various activities, thought processes and performances from the 1970s. But if you stay a while, I promise you'll get roped in. There's a table devoted to L.A. cow punk (country music by L.A. punks) and documents, leases and bills that prove just how antibureaucratic the alt-art world was. 631 W. Second St., dwntwn.; through Jan. 15. (213) 237-2800, redcat.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 19. Continues through Jan. 15, 2011