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Through the Mic
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The fourth installment of the Through the Mic concert series features performances by Freestyle Fellowship and funk outfit Breakestra. Co-curated by LACMA and hip hop artist MURS, Through the Mic features LA-based hip hop artists performing in front of Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture. Tickets are $17 and available online.

Art Talk: Liza Ryan with Holly Myers
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
This event features a discussion between artist Liza Ryan and writer, critic and curator Holly Myers. The conversation will focus on Ryan’s exhibition Rare Bloom, on view at Kayne Griffin Corcoran through September 1, 2012.

Simone Forti: News Animation Improvisations
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
News Animation Improvisations features artist Simone Forti performing live interpretations of newspaper reports and newscasts. Presented as a part of Made in L.A. 2012, this event will include a series of drawings and writing produced throughout the duration of the biennial. Capacity for this free performance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Big Dick$ $uck Money
Sax Etc. (Downtown)
Curated by Christine Wang, Big Dick$ $uck Money is a performance and screening event exploring the concept that personal psychoanalytic repression causes symptoms within a larger socio-economic context. Featured works include photography by Thinh Nguyen, a slide show by Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Science Fiction, a performance piece by Gustavo Herrera, and video screening by Kenneth Tam.

MOCA (Downtown)
This presentation by ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied and Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford features a site-specific dance performance in the galleries at MOCA Grand Avenue where The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol is currently on view. This free performance to  last approximately 30 minutes. Capacity is limited and entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Artist Talk: Elad Lassry
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
This event features LA-based artist Elad Lassry discussing on his work and how he was influenced by Jack Goldstein. The evening begins with a gallery tour at 7pm. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Jack Goldstein X 10,000, on view through September 9, 2012.

BIRDBRA!N (Epilogue)
Public Fiction (Highland Park)
This event features a performance of BIRDBRA!N (Epilogue), the first in a three part series of vignette-based plays by Emily Mast. B!RDBRA!N features seven performers ranging in age from 6 to 60. The show explores the meaning projected onto language. A new series of works on paper will also be on view.

Arctic Summer
Margo Leavin Gallery (West Hollywood)
Margo Leavin Gallery’s final exhibition: a group show featuring the works by John Baldessari, Sarah Charlesworth, Roy Dowell, Larry Johnson, Joseph Kosuth, William Leavitt, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, John M. Miller, Gabriel Orozco, Gary Simmons, and Alexis Smith. After Arctic Summer ends on September 15, 2012 the gallery will be open by appointment through 2013. Margo Leavin Gallery “has shown more than 500 exhibitions, 400 one-person shows and 100 group shows” (The Los Angeles Times).

News Animations Sketches, Simone Forti. Graphite on paper, 1986. Photo by Brian Forrest. Courtesy of Hammer Museum.