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Made in L.A. Music
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The fifth of the Made in L.A. Music series features a live set by KCRW’s Jeremy Sole in the Hammer’s courtyard. This free event includes extended gallery hours. Presented by the Hammer and KCRW, the Made in L.A. Music series takes place at the Hammer every Thursday evening through August 9, 2012.
Rebecca Lowry: Little of a Muchness
Design Matters (West LA)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Rebecca Lowry. Little of a Muchness features a series of small-scale, word-based art rooted in graphic design. On view through September 1, 2012.
I Got Big Balls
Wilson Harding Clubhouse in Griffith Park (Los Feliz)
This event, presented by Ghettogloss, features 100 golf balls designed by 100 local artists including Shana Nys Dambrot, Lina Lecaro, Moon Zappa, Tony Alva, and Michael Delahut, and more. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the balls goes to the organization Free Art for Abused Children. This free event features cocktails, s’mores, DJs, and a cover band playing ACDC’s “I Got Big Balls.”
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
LAMAG (Los Feliz)
Drawing from her long-term autoethnographical project Kentifrica, which explores the merged histories of Kentucky and the ancestral heritage of West Africa, artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle presents two concerts by ethnomusicologists studying Kentifrican musical forms. This free event is presented in conjunction with Made In L.A. 2012.
This collaborative performance by LA Dance Project and ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied features Millepied dancing with ballerina Amanda Wells to a soundtrack that includes narration by Mark Bradford, in the in the galleries at MOCA Grand Avenue where The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol is currently on view. This free performance runs approximately 30 minutes.
New Original Works Festival 2012
Week two of this three-week festival featuring nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. Week two features NICK+JAMES, Jinku Kim, and Prumsodun Ok. Tickets cost $18 and are available online.
Emily Lacy: 99 Times
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
This free performance by sound artist Emily Lacy is inspired by the cultural effects of recent global protest movements. Lacy combines folk and electronic influences with pre-recorded and improvised vocals and painted instruments. The evening begins with a 5pm happy hour featuring wine and live music.
In Conversation: Sandra de la Loza
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach)
This free event features a discussion with multi-disciplinary artist Sandra de la Loza. The talk is followed by a question and answer segment, access to the Museum’s exhibitions, and a reception with free refreshments. This event is presented in conjunction with the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk which takes place at area galleries from 6-9pm.
The Ongoing Legend of Master Legend
Machine Project (Echo Park)
Journalist Joshuah Bearman gives a talk on the legend of Master Legend, a Real Life Superhero community member based in Orlando, Florida. Talk to be followed by a dramatic reading of excerpts from Master Legend’s self-illustrated comic books, which are available for purchase after the talk.
Master Legend, courtesy of Machine Project