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Oliver Payne wants you to chill out. At least that's the goal of the London-born, L.A.-based artist's outdoor performance Chill Out, in which participants are invited to listen to the namesake ambient record released in 1990 by British acid house band The KLF. But there's a catch: Attendees must show up at exactly 7 p.m. and commit to remaining for the entirety of the obscure 44-minute L.P. According to 356 Mission gallery manager Ethan Swan, a security guard will “make sure that people are chilling out, so to speak” by vigorously enforcing a staunch set of rules: no phones, no talking, no photography, no late entry and no re-entry. Since standing is decidedly un-chill, participants will be asked to lounge on beanbag chairs, futons and AstroTurf or bring their own blankets — basically anything “conducive to chilling out,” Swan says. The rules will no longer apply when Payne DJs post-performance, which means the after-party might be even chiller than the performance itself. 356 Mission, 356 S. Mission Road, Boyle Heights.; Sat., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.); free. (323) 609-3162, 356mission.com.

Sat., Sept. 20, 6 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/20/14)

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