Art openings and events this week.
Rimini Protokoll, 100% Yogyakarta, performed at Concert Hall Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, 2015, Courtesy Goethe-Institut Indonesien. Photo: Berto Gesit. Image courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.
Thursday, February 16
Public Speaking Workshop, USC Fisher Museum of Art (Downtown), 12–3pm.
The Herb Alpert School of Music Presents Visiting Artist George S. Clinton, CalArts (Valencia), 2–4pm.
Downtown at Sundown, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego), 5–8pm.
UNDERGRADUATE JURIED EXHIBITION, UCLA (Westwood), 5–8pm.
SOUL FOOD JUNKIES, UCLA (Westwood), 6pm.
Third Thursday Studio: Dismantling Icons, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara), 6–8pm.
Scripps Presents The National Book Foundation’s Lisa Lucas in Conversation, Scripps College (Claremont), 6–7pm.
Chris Buck: UNEASY: Portraits 1986-2016, Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City), 6:30pm.
The Collectivists: Panel Discussion: Haptic Language: Contemporary Collage & Feminism, Brand Library (Glendale), 6:30–8pm.
Young Blood, Fahey/Klein Gallery (Fairfax), 7–9pm.
Writing Now Reading Series: Junot Diaz, CalArts (Valencia), 7–10pm.
The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois: Robert Storr, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm.
Friday, February 17
A.UD SYMPOSIUM: In and Out of Pictures, UCLA (Westwood), 5–7pm.
Lupercalian Celebration, LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY (Los Feliz), 6–10pm.
Marnie Weber: The Day of Forevermore, Loyola Marymount University (Westchester), 7pm.
Quattro 2, Hero Complex Gallery (Culver City), 7pm.
Final Projects: Group XLIII, MAK Center (Mid-City), 7–9pm.
Villa Theater Lab: Sapo, Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades), 7:30pm. Through February 19.
JESSICA LANG DANCE, Music Center (Downtown), 7:30pm. Through February 19.
PHALARIS’S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, Santa Monica Playhouse (Santa Monica), 8pm.
Bamberg Symphony with Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor and Ray Chen, Violin, CAP UCLA (Westwood), 8pm. $15–99.
CalArts School of Theater Presents: The Hendrix Project, CalArts (Valencia), 8pm. Through February 25.
Junot Díaz, REDCAT (Downtown), 8:30pm. $10–20.
Saturday, February 18
Un::fade::able – Workshop, Art Share L.A. (Downtown), 10am–12pm.
Woodworking, Side Street Projects (Pasadena), 11am–1pm.
Madeline Stuart: Restoring the Iconic Cedric Gibbons House, Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs), 11am. $50.
Modernism Week Bike Tour & Social House, de LaB (Palm Springs), 11:30am–2pm.
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs), 12–5pm.
Sea/Saw Exhibition Programming, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro), 1–4pm.
Artist Talk with Valentin Popov and Long Beach Museum of Art Chief Curator Claudia Bohn-Spector, Ph.D., Long Beach Museum of Art (Long Beach), 1pm.
HAPPY DRAWING 4 PLANNED PARENTHOOD, Show + Tell Projects (Downtown), 2–6pm.
Closing reception and talk, Art Brief III: The (Un)Draped Woman, Arena 1 Gallery (Santa Monica), 3–5pm.
CTG Community Conversation | Latino Influencers of Los Angeles Arts and Culture Panel, Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach), 3–5pm.
DRIVEN: A SYMPOSIUM ABOUT MOTIVATED SMART OBJECTS, UCLA (Westwood), 3pm.
Gentle and Cruel, Space 310 (Downtown), 3–7pm.
Anatomy of Subversion, The Box (Downtown), 3:30–6:30pm.
Dennis Mukai: Abrasive Affirmations, Robert Berman Gallery (Santa Monica), 5–8pm.
The Art of Finding Love, FP Contemporary (Culver City), 5–8pm.
Richard Wilson: The Pond Series, Louis Stern Fine Arts (West Hollywood), 5–8pm.
Jim Isermann Sculpture, Richard Telles Fine Art (Fairfax), 5–7pm.
It’s a Mess Without You: Selected Photographs by Osceola Refetoff, Porch Gallery (Ojai), 5–7pm.
Sea of Art, bG Gallery (Santa Monica), 6–8pm.
EXHIBITION TALK: ENDURING SPLENDOR CURATORS DISCUSS JEWELRY OF INDIA, THEN AND NOW, Fowler Museum (Westwood), 6pm.
MASOOD KAMANDY: The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow and BRITTON TOLLIVER: Powdered Toast, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Culver City), 6–8pm.
Escape Attempts, Shulamit Nazarian (Hollywood), 6–9pm.
Carla Issue 7 Launch Party, Shulamit Nazarian (Hollywood), 6–9pm; Sotheby’s artist panel, 4–6pm.
Extracting/Abstracting, Steve Turner (Hollywood), 6–8pm.
Environmental Communications: Contact High, LAXART (Hollywood), 6–9pm.
Danny McDonald: Nightmare Scenarios, Gaga Reena (MacArthur Park), 6-9pm.
Jason Rhoades: Installations, 1994 – 2006, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (Downtown), 6–8pm.
HOW TO BE w/ CASEY JANE ELLISON, Night Gallery (Downtown), 6pm.
Modifications of Consciousness: Regina Argentin & Emily Elise Halpern, Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum (Silver Lake), 6–10pm.
Sounds of L.A.: Rahim AlHaj, Getty Center (Brentwood), 7pm. Also February 19.
ENDURING SPLENDOR: JEWELRY OF INDIA’S THAR DESERT, Fowler Museum (Westwood), 7–9pm.
SEEING DOUBLE: Nolan Preece / Kaethe Kauffman, The Loft at Liz’s (Mid-City), 7–10pm.
Jeffrey Sklan, Christopher James, Spacegoth, 8333, Gabba Gallery (Koreatown), 7–11pm.
_Lo / WAVE, NOH / WAVE, _Lo, Abend Gallery, Gallery 1261 (Downtown), 7–10pm.
DANIEL ARNOLD and JAKE MICHAELS: EVERYTHING MUST GO, Slow Culture (Chinatown), 7–10pm.
The Power of Pop: Mel Ramos, John Waguespack, Gabriel Navar, GREGORIO ESCALANTE GALLERY (Chinatown), 7–10pm.
April Bey: Comply, Coagula Curatorial (Chinatown), 7–11pm.
Jacques Flechemuller, Good Luck Gallery (Chinatown), 7–10pm.
Los Angeles Filmforum presents What¹s Left Behind: The Films of Tony Gault, Roger Beebe, and Elizabeth Henry, Egyptian Theatre (Hollywood), 7:30pm. $6–10.
ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR, UCLA (Westwood), 8pm. $15–59.
Repose Closing: Rebecca Bruno, Sarah Rara, and Geneva Skeen, Human Resources (Chinatown), 8–10pm.
effie bowen // DANCESPORTS, Pieter (Lincoln Heights), 8:30pm.
Callings Out of Context: clipping. + Prissy Whip, The Broad (Downtown), 9pm.
Sunday, February 19
Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), 11am–5pm.
KIDS IN THE COURTYARD: ACCESSORIZE TO MESMERIZE, Fowler Museum (Westwood), 1–4pm.
The Mirador Basin: The Cultural and Natural Legacy in the Cradle of Maya Civilization, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 1pm.
AirTalk’s FilmWeek, Ace Hotel (Downtown), 1pm.
Celebration of Life in Memory of Sabato Fiorello, ONE Archives (Downtown), 2–4pm.
Nike Schroeder: Counting the Days, Show + Tell Projects (Downtown), 2–5pm.
An Introduction to The Feldenkrais Method: Transitions in Movement with Allison Linamen, Pieter (Lincoln Heights), 2–4:30pm. $30.
Artist talk, Klowden Mann (Culver City), 3pm.
Anthony Ausgang: The Browser, LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY (Los Feliz), 4–6pm.
Paul Waddell: Transmorphing Utopia, Margaret Haines: Recent Films, Transmorphing Utopia Book Release and Signing, ltd los angeles (Mid-City), 5–9pm.
David Quadrini – I’M STILL TOO OLD FOR THIS, MARTI CERAMICS (Inglewood), 5–8pm.
SARAH ORTMEYER: INTERNATIONALIS, POTTS (Alhambra), 5–8pm.
Mid-Century for the 21st Century: Creating and Maintaining an Iconic Style, Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs), 5pm. $27.50–50.
Hear Sunday: Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney, elysian (Frogtown), 7–9pm.
Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Festival of (In)appropriation #9, Egyptian Theater (Hollywood), 7:30pm.
Women’s Memoir Workshop, Women’s Center for Creative Work (Frogtown), 7:30–9:30pm. Also February 28.
Born in Flames (Dir: Lizzie Borden, 1983) presented by Tracy Rosenthal, Veggie Cloud (Highland Park), 7:30–10pm.
Monday, February 20
High Desert Test Kitchen: february ingredient: lamiaceae (mint family), Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center (Joshua Tree), 7pm.
True Places Never Are: New Videos by Peggy Ahwesh, REDCAT (Downtown), 8:30pm. $6–11.
Tuesday, February 21
Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival, Music Center (Downtown), 9:45 and 11am. Through March 2.
Palm Springs – The Good Life Continues with Nancy Baron, Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs), 10am. $15.
Visiting Artists Series: Anna Craycroft, Otis College (Westchester), 11am.
Film: Roman Holiday, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 1pm.
STALGIA GRIGG, UCLA (Westwood), 5pm.
Artist Walk-through: James Luna on Jimmie Durham, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 6pm.
Ralph Nader in Conversation, Scripps College (Claremont), 6pm.
Secrets of a European Neuroarthistory: From the “Photographic” Art of the Chauvet Cave to the Mysterious Appeal of the Mona Lisa, Getty Center (Brentwood), 7pm.
Talk: James Conlon on Art and Opera—Strauss’s Salome, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 7:30pm.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, ArtCenter (Pasadena), 7:30pm.
The Telegraph Quartet, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), 7:30pm. $20–25.
Tuesday, February 22
Photographer Dan Chavkin: Midcentury Parking Lots, Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs), 10am. $15.Rimini Protokoll: City as Stage and Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara), 11am–5pm.
FOWLER OUT LOUD: PALLAVI SRIRAM, Fowler Museum (Westwood), 6pm.