If there is one secret to financial success that restaurateur Michael Chow and outgoing MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch probably would agree on, it's the power of quality eyewear. The bespectacled lightning rods have left quite a mark on the art scene. Mr. Chow (of the eponymous restaurant) amassed a sturdy collection of contemporary paintings since selling his first Peking duck in London in 1968, while Deitch sold off a wall's worth of art in 1972 and never looked back. Deitch spent three years running MOCA before recently submitting his resignation after being lambasted for embracing celebrity (in Los Angeles? The nerve!) and inspiring a mass defection from the museum's board. Come see Michael Chow, Jeffrey Deitch and Steven D. Lavine, president of CalArts, talk about the business of art before they're all run out of town. REDCAT Theater, 631 W. Second St., dwntwn.; Tues., Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m.; $10 general, $8 REDCAT members, $5 students, free for CalArts students/faculty/staff. (213) 237-2800, redcat.org.

Tue., Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m., 2013

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