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April 2017
April 27 - September 23
Grand Performances,
350 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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Grand Performances 2017 Season

Pretty stoked for the eclectic slate of shows ranging from indigenous hip hop to gender fluid artists to a Parliament tribute (George Clinton is expected to participate). I won’t use the cliche and say “something for everyone,” because it’s not. Some people order the same dish at the same restaurant while others venture to different places and order something unusual. This is for them! Let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you. The Grand Performances…

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
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Free

Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures…

April 28 - December 31
Japanese American National Museum,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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$5 - $6

Common Ground: The Heart of Community

Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs collected by the Japanese American National Museum, this exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present. Tuesdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
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$12

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy

Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife. Tuesdays…

April 28 - December 31
Japanese American National Museum,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
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5 - 6

Sadako’s Crane

Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope of recovering from her disease. Sadly, although she folded 1,300 cranes, she died on October 25, 1955. Tuesdays…

April 28 - December 31
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
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$12

Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from The Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection

The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second-generation thangka artist living In Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, Nepal’s northernmost district adjacent to Tibet. Shashi Dhoj Tulachan has devoted much of his life to the restoration of a nearby 16th-century gompa (Tibetan monastery) known as the Chhairo Gompa. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.

April 28 - December 31
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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10$

Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern Californian Collectors

Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco from the Americas, was initially brought to China by European traders in the late 16th century, during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It was in the 17th century, however, in the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), that China witnessed a rise of snuff-taking among the upper classes. Inhaling snuff was perceived as more stylish and elegant than smoking tobacco, and this led to the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu). Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00…

April 28 - December 31
Fowler Museum at UCLA,
W. Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives

Los Angeles museum-goers have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation’s most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas in Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, which features approximately 250 of the finest objects from the Fowler’s collections in a long-term exhibition that celebrates the richness of world arts and considers the roles these works of art play in peoples’ lives. Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 5:00…

June 2017
June 12 - September 21
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock,
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041 United States
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$275 - $300

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock: Summer Arts Camp

  Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is delighted to welcome children ages 6-12 to our summer arts camp to discover their creativity and explore visual art, performance, sculpture, writing and more. We offer unique camp projects taught by contemporary artists in weekly camp sessions from June 12 – August 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See you this summer! To register visit http://cfaer.org/art-camps/

August 2017
August 22 - October 3
Aero Theater,
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
$25

2017 Fall KCET Cinema Series Screenings

The popular film series offers film enthusiasts an opportunity to see the best of Hollywood, independent and top award-winning festival films prior to their theatrical release in Los Angeles. The series is hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond, and each screening is followed by a lively Q & A with the film’s top talent and filmmakers. Film screenings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM and all seats are general admission. The remaining fall dates are Aug…


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