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 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20            Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside Openings and Events

The Stephanie Taylor Kong Boos, MAK Center (West Hollywood), 7–9pm; performance, 7:30pm.

This installation of sculpture, print works, and music builds on six songs written by artist Stephanie Taylor between 2010 and 2014. Five vocalists and a pianist will perform the songs in addition to Kong Boos: Kindler’s Mouse.

CONVERSATIONS: Douglas Crimp: Before Pictures, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm.

Critic In Residence Andrea Zittel lecture: "How To Live?", Otis College (Westchester), 7:30pm.

Recommended Downtown and Leimert Park Events

NIGHT COMEDY XVIII, Night Gallery (Downtown), 9–11pm.

In Conversation: The Ease of Fiction, Art + Practice (Leimert Park), 7–9pm.

This discussion includes artists ruby onyinyechi amanze, Meleko Mokgosi, Duhirwe Rushemeza, and Sherin Guirguis, along with exhibition curator Dexter Wimberly on the occasion of the opening of The Ease of Fiction at the California African American Museum (CAAM).

Recommended Events Across Los Angeles

Metro Art Presents: The Makers | Artist Conversation #3, Union Station (Downtown), 7–8:30pm. 

Roy Dowell, June Edmonds, and Michael Massenburg participate in tonight's discussion. 

Rockhaven Town Hall, Women’s Center for Creative Work (Frogtown), 7–9pm.

Keywords for Radicals: L.A. launch and discussion, Human Resources (Chinatown), 7–9pm.

 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Westside and Hollywood Events

A Million More Lights: The Short Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm. $8–10. Also October 22.

HF5: Geneva Skeen, Del Vaz Projects (West LA), 8–11pm; performance, 9pm. $8.

VOLUME member Geneva Skeen performs tonight, with a concurrent exhibition of new works by Nicole Phungrasamee Fein and Dean Smith.

Dawn Kasper: Golden, Redling Fine Art (Hollywood), 7–9:30pm.

This collaborative, improvisational sound performance with motion-activated motors attached to 80 cymbals on stands is based on the themes in Dawn Kasper’s recent work
Star Formation. The performance begins at 9pm, and a closing reception for the exhibition William Kaminski: Kurt Cobain Visitation Nitemare takes place before, from 7 to 9pm.

Recommended Downtown Openings and Events

MAUVE, Club Pro Los Angeles (Downtown), 7–11pm.

CELEBRATE FORSYTHE, The Music Center (Downtown), 7:30pm. $34–125. Through October 23.

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22                  Check for more listings.

7th Festival for All Skid Row Artists, Gladys Park, Skid Row (Downtown), 1–5pm. Also October 23.

This two-day festival of performing and visual arts and music from Skid Row residents also features workshops and stations facilitated by the artists for creative writing and painting, guided meditation, sitting yoga workshops, and more.

Recommended Westside and Hollywood Openings and Events

#girlgaze: a frame of mind, Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City), 11am–6pm. 

Analia Saban: Analia Saban is Broken, Gemini G.E.L. (West Hollywood), 5–8pm.

Between Something and Nothing and Whitney Claflin: Have You Ever Met a Mime So Real?, Richard Telles Fine Art (Fairfax), 5–7pm.

Life During Wartime, Diane Rosenstein (Hollywood), 6–8pm.

Recommended Downtown and Frogtown Events

35th Anniversary Brewery Artwalk, The Brewery (Downtown), 11am–6pm. Also October 23.

Creativity Hurdles Workshop with Jibz Cameron, Women’s Center for Creative Work (Frogtown), 1–4pm. $40–50.

Recommended Openings and Events Across Los Angeles and Beyond

Geographies of Wonder Pt. 2Real American Places, Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection, and Folded Transformations, The Huntington (San Marino), 10am–5pm.

The Huntington opens its new addition with the space's inaugural exhibition, 
Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection, featuring 200 works of 18th- and early 19th-century American art.

Ry Rocklen and Corrina Peipon in conversation about L.A. Relics, Honor Fraser Gallery (Culver City), 4pm.

FRED LONIDIER: N.A.F.T.A. (Not A Fair Trade for All), Michael Benevento (Koreatown), 6–8pm.

This Wicked Tongue and Erika Rothenberg: House of Cards, Charlie James Gallery (Chinatown), 6–9pm.

Upgrade Available with Julia Christensen, Machine Project (Echo Park), 8–9pm.

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23                      Check for more listings.

Recommended Events Across Los Angeles

Celebrating Iranian artist Ali Akbar Sadeghi: lecture, film, and book signing, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 1pm.

READINGS: Anne Carson, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 2pm.

VIDIOTS Foundation First Annual Harry Dean Stanton Award Tribute, Ace Hotel (Downtown), 8–11pm. $30–125.

Southland Ensemble: John Cage 1975–77, Human Resources (Chinatown), 8pm. $10–20.

 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26                Check for more listings.

Recommended Talks Across Los Angeles

Andrew Apter and Judith Bettelheim on Cuba’s Abakuá: African “Origins” and the Work of Belkis Ayón, Fowler Museum (Westwood), 7pm.

In conversation: Mark Bradford and Naima J. Keith, California African American Museum (Downtown), 7–9pm.

CONVERSATIONS: Eileen Myles & Jill Soloway, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm.

Image credits: Work by Andrea Bowers. Image courtesy of The Jewish Museum; Rendering of the exterior of The Huntington’s latest expansion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing is set to open October 22, 2016.  (Courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.) Image courtesy of The Los Angeles Times; Image courtesy of PBS; Image courtesy of MAK Center; Image courtesy of the California African American Museum; Image courtesy of Human Resources; Image courtesy of Redling Fine Art; Image courtesy of The Music Center; Image courtesy of Los Angeles Poverty Department; Farrah Karapetian, Moving Relief, Pacific, 2016. Image courtesy of Diane Rosenstein; Image courtesy of Women's Center for Creative Work; Orchid, by Robert J. Lang. 2002. Image courtesy of The Huntington; Anne Carson. Photo: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society. Image courtesy of The Hammer Museum; Image courtesy of The California African American Museum.
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