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 THURSDAY, MAY 19            Check for more listings.

Three Day Weekend: Here Here, Blum & Poe (Culver City), 6–8pm.

Three Day Weekend, a roving project space operated by Dave Muller, presents this two-person exhibition of work from L.A. artists Elizabeth Saveri and Norm Laich.

François Dallegret: The World Upside-Down, curated by François Perrin, WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood Outpost) (Hollywood), 6–9pm.

The first exhibition of French, Montreal-based artist and architect François Dallegret’s work in L.A. includes drawings, plans, and animations of both built and unbuilt projects. The artist leads a walkthrough on May 21 at 3pm, followed by a roundtable discussion with the curator, architectural critic Mimi Zeiger, and professor and associate dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter.

Recommended Events Across Los Angeles

SASSAS Bootleg LP Art Auction Redux Reception 1301PE (Miracle Mile), 6–9pm.

Hamza Walker in conversation with Karl Haendel and Tony Lewis, LAXART (Hollywood), 7pm.

Math Bass: Don't Look Back Walkthrough, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown), 7pm.

Shakespeare's Othello, The Huntington (San Marino), 7:30–10pm. $35–50.

Gracie Devito: Early Night Short Show, Tif Sigfrids (Hollywood), doors, 7:15pm; performance, 8pm.

 FRIDAY, MAY 20                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Downtown and Chinatown Openings and Events

LACHSA: nex(t)us, Human Resources (Chinatown), 5:30–8:30pm.

The Pleasure Principle, curated by Courtney Malick, FARAGO (Downtown), 7–9pm.

This group exhibition on online culture and capitalism, featuring Lucy Chinen, Matt Doyle & Yuehao Jiang, Yoshua Okon, Ryan Trecartin, and Whitney Vangrin, also includes “Comfort Zone,” a research-based text by Ada Sokol distributed from newspaper dispensers next to the gallery.

Against the Grain, Women’s Center for Creative Work (Frogtown), 7pm. 

The Tip of Her Tongue: Dynasty Handbag. Soggy Glasses, A Homo’s Odyssey, curated by Jennifer Doyle, REDCAT (Downtown), 8:30pm. $25.

 SATURDAY, MAY 21                  Check for more listings.

HomeLA // Victoria Park, private residence (Mid-City), 4–8pm.  $15.

Melisa Dougherty, Johanna Breiding, Bernard Brown, Libby Buchanan, Maya Gingery, Terrence Luke Johnson, Emily Marchand, Zac Monday, Yann Novak, Marbles Jumbo Radio, Crystal Sepúlveda, and Flexsus Studios present new works in response to this domestic environment. The performances repeat on the hour, loop, or continue for the event’s duration.  

Recommended Beverly Hills and Culver City Openings

Mélanie Matranga: Feeling Myself, featuring works by Carlotta Bailly Borg, Antoine Trapp, and Dora Doury, Karma International (Beverly Hills), 6–8pm.

Carl Cheng: Nature is Everything - Everything is Nature and Black is Beautiful: Empowerment Through The Lens of Kwame Brathwaite, 1962-1975, Cherry and Martin (Culver City), 6–8pm; conversation between Kwame Brathwaite and Philip Martin, 5pm.

Rachelle Sawatsky: Reincarnation Clash, China Art Objects (Culver City), 6–8pm.

Recommended Downtown Openings

Paul Lee: Layers for a Brain Corner, Maccarone, 4–6pm.

Olayami Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights, curated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz, Henry Taylor's (810 East 3rd Street, #41), 5–10pm.

Artist, historian, and curator Olayami Dabls has lectured extensively on African material culture, and opened the African Bead Museum in Detroit in 2000. This exhibition includes three bodies of work by the artist, as well as objects from the African Bead Museum. A conversation between the artist, curators, Henry Taylor, and Lorcan O’Herlihy takes place on May 22 at 2pm. 

Lutz Bacher: Magic Mountain, 356 Mission, 5–7pm.

Joyce Pensato: The Fizz, Grice Bench, 6–9pm.

Ira Svobodová: Inner Matter, CES Gallery, 7–9pm. 

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles

Pentti Monkkonen: MUR MURS, Jenny’s (Silver Lake), 6–9pm.

We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective 2.0, curated by Baha H. Danesh and Kristine Schomaker, MUZEUMM (West Adams), 7–11pm.

Whimmydiddles, Whirligigs, and Capital Punishment - A History of Toys and Games with Tyler Caulkin, Machine Project (Echo Park), 8pm.

 SUNDAY, MAY 22                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside Benefits

Kids’ Art Museum Project, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 10am–2pm. $150.

This annual fundraiser features family workshops led by artists including Kathryn Andrews, Whitney Bedford, Amy Bessone, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, David Korty, Max Hooper Schneider, Brian Sharp, among others, as well as a reading room for storytelling. Lunch is provided, and Dan Konopka from OK GO/XIA XIA TECHNIQUE performs live music.

Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk & Auctions, Google (Venice), 12–6pm. $50–125 for tours.

Venice Family Clinic hosts this afternoon of studio and home tours, entertainment, refreshments, and family activities to benefit its low-income, uninsured, and homeless patients. The silent benefit auction previews online until May 20.

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles

Elephant Open Studios, Elephant (Glassell Park), 1–5pm.

Miley Cirus x Marilyn Minter launch, Bookmarc (West Hollywood), 3–5pm.

Chris Hood: Octopi Blush, MIER (A.C.T. II) (West Hollywood), 5–7:30pm.

Shimabuku: The Snow Monkeys of Texas, Freedman Fitzpatrick (Hollywood), 6–9pm.

The gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the U.S. of the Japanese, Berlin-based artist. 

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 25                Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside and Downtown Openings and Events

Alison Saar: Silt, Soot and Smut and Don Suggs: Paradise, L.A. Louver (Venice), 6–8pm.

Routine Pleasures, curated by Michael Ned Holte, MAK Center (West Hollywood), 7–9pm.

This group exhibition is centered in “the termite tendency,” a concept introduced by artist and film critic Manny Farber in 1962, and is titled after the 1986 film by Jean-Pierre Gorin. Artists James Benning, Jennifer Bornstein, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Harry Dodge, Manny Farber, Judy Fiskin, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess, Galería Perdida, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Simon Leung, Lucky Dragons, Roy McMakin, Carter Mull, Newspaper Reading Club, Pauline Oliveros, and Steve Roden are included in the exhibition, which is divided into four categories: Temporal Landscape, A Table of Additions, The Observer Effect, and Plural Delectation.

ICRP LECTURE: Diana C. Betancourt: Where The World Meets In A Single Nest: 
Imagining South Asia Through The Dhaka Art Summit
, The Mistake Room (Downtown), 7pm.

Image credits: Liz Craft, Spider Woman Purple Dress, 2015. Papier-mâché, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Jenny’s, Los Angeles. Photograph © Michael Underwood. Image courtesy of the Whitney Museum; Image courtesy of KCET; Daniel Joseph Martinez, "Death by Water 1968 (Students at the Sorbonne University protest and riot, Paris)," 2015. Mariah Tauger / Mariah Tauger. Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times; Dave Muller, 2754 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 2016. Acrylic, gesso and colored pencil on paper, 45 x 62 1/2 inches. Image courtesy of Blum & Poe; Image courtesy of WUHO; Image courtesy of MOCA; Image courtesy of FARAGO; Image courtesy of HomeLA; Mélanie Matranga, Installation view, fanfu, Palais de Tokyo, 2015/16. Image courtesy of Karma International; Image courtesy of African Bead Museum, Detroit and Henry Taylor’s; Image courtesy of Jenny’s; Fumiko Amano, Live Painting (from the series 006), 2009. Image courtesy of Paddle8; Image courtesy of Freedman Fitzpatrick; Jennifer Bornstein. Still from Collectors' Favorites, 1994, video. Courtesy of Gavin Brown's Enterprise. Image courtesy of MAK Center.
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