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Make It & Take It

Echo Park caterer and cookbook author Jennie Cook has been having friends over to bake (vegan!) pumpkin pies for years, under the name Make It & Take It (as in, take it home and serve it to your Thanksgiving guests). Now she’s capped attendance at 100 bakers. The “Plant-Based Parties”...…
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Calendar, Archive Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium

Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium

The work of media artist Jesse McLean has been shown at museums and festivals the world over but Los Angeles Filmforum presents her first solo show here in Los Angeles. Jesse McLean: The Message Is the Medium starts at 7:30 p.m. with McLean in person. Five videos (The Eternal Quarter...…
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Calendar, Archive Limelight

Limelight

Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton appeared onscreen together only once: in Limelight, which the Aero is screening on 35mm at 7:30 p.m. Chaplin — who wrote, directed, produced, starred and composed the score — was denied re-entry to the United States after premiering the film in London, having been accused...…
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Calendar, Archive Arjuna Neuman: Caesium Forest

Arjuna Neuman: Caesium Forest

In the trailer for Arjuna Neuman’s new film, Caesium Forest, you see a swat team outside a hotel room, then a Christian man in a space that looks like a slapdash club, talking about how grateful he is. Later, there will be an explosion in the hotel room and the...…
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Calendar, Archive Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent

You don’t have to be a country bumpkin to whisper your pleasure for Phosphorescent. Matthew Houck (the man behind the moniker) has a sold-out banner across his Red Bull Sound Select date, proving those country-twang vocals and lovelorn lyrics have a heavy swoon factor when paired with Houck’s bedroom folk/country...…
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Calendar, Archive Panel Discussion on Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes

Panel Discussion on Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes

Curator Brooks Hudson Thomas moderates a panel discussion on the museum’s current exhibit, Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes, with Oliver Furth, Mallery Roberts Morgan, Gerard O’Brien and Mayer Rus. The 65-year-old, Highland Park-by-way-of-Canada artist (he worked for 25 years as a senior art director at the Walt...…
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Calendar, Archive What a Riot!: An Earthquake, Two Mudslides and a Girl on Fire

What a Riot!: An Earthquake, Two Mudslides and a Girl on Fire

From concert posters to movie advertisements to just about everything connected to Disneyland, many of the brightest moments in 20th-century graphic design have emanated from California. Designer and CalArts professor Louise Sandhaus has spent years exploring the state’s aesthetic contributions, and her book of Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California...…
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Calendar, Archive Richard Misrach

Richard Misrach

Photographer Richard Misrach has become one of the most influential artists of his generation, mostly thanks to the swashbuckling ambition of his large-scale environmental landscapes of sea and desert. But among aficionados of photographic tech, he’s also revered for his pioneering early adoption of color film as a tool of...…
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Calendar, Archive Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and Her Sisters

Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and Her Sisters

There’s a strong argument to be made that Woody Allen never made a better movie than Hannah and Her Sisters, which LACMA is screening as the second half of a 35mm double feature at 7:30 p.m. Few other filmmakers are as devoted to teasing out the sadness and beauty of...…
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Calendar, Archive Last Comic Standing Live Tour

Last Comic Standing Live Tour

For eight seasons, comedians have been battling for laughs on the NBC reality show. The series has featured such comics as Amy Schumer, Ralphie May, Kathleen Madigan, Todd Glass, Gabriel Iglesias and many others. The current season has proven to be the most popular, thanks to new judges Roseanne Barr,...…
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Calendar, Archive Wolfgang Gartner, Brazzabelle, Popeska

Wolfgang Gartner, Brazzabelle, Popeska

Wolfgang Gartner has a pretty impressive portfolio. He’s produced tracks with the likes of Skrillex, Deadmau5, Tïesto and Will.I.Am, and has been nominated for several International Dance Music Awards and a Grammy. Credentials aside, Gartner keeps his music lively with a mix of electro, progressive and tech house beats. With...…
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Calendar, Archive Alesso

Alesso

Alesso has been churning out hits since 2012, when he released the chart-topping “Calling (Lose My Mind)” with Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso. He also accompanied Ingrosso’s famous trio on their farewell tour. Alesso strikes a perfect balance between infectious, danceable, Swedish-style house music and uplifting, beautifully written melodies. This,...…
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Calendar, Archive Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

Like the fabled scouts of the America’s Westward expansion, for three decades L.A.’s pre-eminent site specific dance troupe has lured audiences out of their safe local world to become urban adventurers exploring SoCal’s extraordinary cultural and architectural heritage. From Laundromats, historic jails, underground streetcar garages, and the concrete walls of...…
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Calendar, Archive Ballet RED

Ballet RED

Known for her rock music video with ballet dancers shod one foot in a pointe shoe and the other in a stiletto heel, Josie Walsh and her Ballet RED revel in ballet’s renegade side. The choreographer and her dancers comfortably move from music video to live stage for Urban Angels...…
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Calendar, Archive Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach

Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach

Historian Mary Adams Urashima discusses one of the first Japanese-American communities on the West Coast in her new book, Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach. The rural community in north Huntington Beach was settled by Japanese immigrants in the early 19th century prior to the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII...…
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Calendar, Archive Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women, The

Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women, The

In his new memoir, The Man from Essence: Creating A Magazine for Black Women, featuring a forward by Camille O. Cosby, former CEO and publisher Edward Lewis discusses Essence’s standing as the world’s first and longest-running magazine for African-American women, which has run covers with everyone from Michelle Obama to...…
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Calendar, Archive Marcel Camargo: The Brazil You Never Heard

Marcel Camargo: The Brazil You Never Heard

Even if you've never heard of Marcel Camargo, you've probably already heard Marcel Camargo, in the form of his guitar playing behind names you should also have heard of -- Michael Buble, Sergio Mendes, Flying Lotus, Macy Gray, and others. Camargo's current solo project is called The Brazil You Never...…
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Calendar, Archive Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

In New Orleans, trumpet is king. Buddy Bolden, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong triumphantly announced the arrival of jazz to the world, and their legacy has continued on through modern-day brass-men Wynton Marsalis, Terrence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton, themselves all native sons of New Orleans. Enter Irving Mayfield, who with...…
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Calendar, Archive Macy Gray

Macy Gray

When it comes to Macy Gray, the fabulously idiosyncratic R&B wild woman who completely redefined the sound and look of the American soul diva, one must expect the unexpected. As talented as she is eccentric, Gray’s legacy of weirdness is as rich and infamous as her multiplatinum successes. Gray remains...…
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Calendar, Archive Peter Hook & the Light

Peter Hook & the Light

Thirty-four years after Ian Curtis hanged himself on the eve of what would have been Joy Division’s first American tour, there continue to be two competing visions of the Manchester post-punk band’s legacy. Earlier this year, Bernard Sumner and drummer Stephen Morris brought to town the latest incarnation of New...…
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