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Artist Talk: Paula Scher
Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
This event features a talk by graphic designer, illustrator, painter, educator and New York-based art director Paula Scher, who is known for her 2008 TED Talk on playful design. This event is presented in conjunction with Scher’s exhibition of map works at the Pacific Design Center. Both the talk and entrance to the exhibition are free.

Lynn Goldsmith: Rock and Roll Stories
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
This event features a lecture by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who also presents a slideshow highlighting three decades of her work covering rock and roll. At this event, Goldsmith shares stories behind her images of icons including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Jackson. This free discussion is presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll.

Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
RECAT (Downtown)
REDCAT launches its fall season with the West Coast premiere of Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good). This multimedia artist collective from the U.K. and Germany incorporates live video and performance techniques to celebrate the culture of Andy Warhol’s Factory. Through September 23. Tickets start at $20 and are available online.

Aggressive Zoology: How to Survive an Animal Attack
MOCA (Downtown)
Aggressive Zoology offers attendees insights on the tools necessary to prepare for, prevent, identify, and prevail during altercations with a variety of fauna, both wild and domestic. The free discussion is presented by the Fontbron Academy as part their Lectures for Better Living (Through Art) series of performative lectures. Topics to include why animals attack, preventative measures, and how to defeat an animal.

Chris Kraus and Matias Viegener Book Launch 
LACE (Hollywood)
LACE, Les Figues Press, and Semiotexte present an event celebrating the launch of two new works from Los Angeles-based authors Chris Kraus and Matias Viegener. Kraus’ Summer Of Hate explores the expectations and consciousness that define American life.  Viegener’s 2500 Random Things About Me Too explores the construction of identity in the world of social media. Both authors to read from their text.

2012 ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition and Isabel Avila: Parallel Worlds
Vincent Price Art Museum (East L.A.)
Opening reception for two shows. The 2012 ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition features works by fourteen members of the East Los Angeles College Art Faculty and includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, videos, and installation. A photo series by Los Angeles-based photographer Isabel Avila to be featured in the gallery’s Hoy Space.  Both shows on view through December 8, 2012.

Being Political Popular
UC Irvine University Art Gallery (Irvine)
Opening reception for Being Political Popular: South Korean Art at the Intersection of Popular Culture and Democracy. Curated by Sohl Lee, this group show features more than 40 works by 17 South Korean artists and artist collectives. This exhibition is part of the University’s conference Political/Popular: Intersection of Democracy and Popular/Public Culture in South Korea. On view through November 20, 2012.

Charles Gaines Ensemble
Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona)
The Charles Gaines Ensemble presents a performance featuring electronic, digital, and acoustic sound. Gaines, on drums, to be joined by jazz musicians Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Adkins, Louis Lopez, and Nedra Wheeler. This free performance, co-sponsored by Pitzer Art Galleries, is presented in conjunction with In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012.

Robert Fontenot and Micol Hebron of Fontbron Academy, 2012. Courtesy of Fontbron Academy.