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Art Lecture: Mark Seliger
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
Photographer Mark Seliger discusses his work during this free lecture lecture event, presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll. Seliger was the chief photographer at Rolling Stone for a decade and shot 125 covers for the magazine. He is currently under contract at Condé Nast.

Jason Yates: Every Self Portrait Is a Cry for Help
MJ Briggs (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Jason Yates. Every Self Portrait Is a Cry for Help features an installation that transforms the gallery into a hyper-stylized version of a bedroom, making it both a private space and a public spectacle. On view through December 1, 2012.

Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
Sponsored by MAK Center, this event is the first of a three part film screening series featuring architecture films from around the world. Curated by filmmaker Thom Andersen, the evening includes screenings of Porto 1975 and Reconversão. Films will be screened in the courtyard of the Schindler House. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Babes and Bears
LAB ART (Mid-City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artists Becca and Phil Lumbang. Becca’s work features images of women, girls, and animals. Works from Philip Lumbang’s include a series of his bears images, which are often seen on the streets of L.A. On view through November 14, 2012.

The Five Spot
Andrewshire Gallery (Koreatown)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Bettina Hubby, Marion Lane, Laura and Manfred Menz, and Vincent Sabella. Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, The Five Spot explores television and commercial images as both problems and solutions. On view through November 17, 2012.

Specters, Spirits, & Spies! A Night of Spooky Storytelling
The Last Bookstore (Downtown)
This free event features thirteen local authors and performance artists, each presenting a five-minute scary story. Presentations include everything from dramatic readings to shadow puppet performances to creepy slideshows. Featured guests include mystery authors Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, and Lisa Teasley, graphic novel writer Joshua Dysart, supernatural novel writer Amber Benson, and writer Will Wright.

Untitled, Marion Lane. Acrylic on panel, 2011. Courtesy of AndrewShire Gallery.