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Chris Burden: Small Skyscraper
One Colorado Courtyard (Pasadena)
Opening day of a temporary, large-scale, outdoor sculpture by artist Chris Burden. Small Skyscraper represents a quasi-legal structure that exploits a loophole (since closed) in the Los Angeles County building codes that allowed small out buildings to be built without a permit if they stayed within 400 square feet and under 35 feet high. Small Skyscraper is supported by One Colorado. On view through November 11, 2012.

The Inaugural Sober & Lonely Synchronized Running Club Run
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This run, presented by Machine Project and the Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art, begins at dawn on Sunday morning and is timed to coincide with the end of the Olympic marathon in London. The route is a 3.45 miles loop along Marathon Street in Echo Park and Silver Lake. Email with the subject line “This hill is actually more steep than I thought it was” to RSVP.

We Are Talking Pyramids
Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park (Westlake)
This afternoon event at MacArthur Park will feature art including sculptural installations, video, live music, and performances by local artists and students from Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). We Are talking Pyramids is the culmination of a five-month long public art project led by Los Angeles artists Pearl C. Hsiung and Anna Sew Hoy. The event is supported by the Rauschenberg Foundation.

Daily Perplexities
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Daily Perplexities is a performance piece featuring artist Nzuji De Magalhaes. The work includes four hand-painted pianos played simultaneously by pianists performing a score inspired by the lives of children. This free event is presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012.

Perfumed Nightmare
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This installment of Machine Projects’ “Machine Interns screen films they like series” features a free screening of Perfumed Nightmare. The film by Kidlat Tahimik documents a young Filipino’s experience with the presence of American colonialism in the Philippines and abroad.

Chris Buren, Small Skyscraper, courtesy of The Art Newspaper