Art openings and events this week.
Thursday, April 27
Course: Gallery Course: Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 9:30am. Sold out.
Aza African Ensemble Noon Concert, CalArts (Valencia), 12–1pm.
School of Music Visiting Artist Series: James Newton Howard, CalArts (Valencia), 2–4pm.
Artist talk: BEFORE THE PAPARAZZI: MICHAEL CHILDERS: PORTRAITS OF STARDOM, Scripps College (Claremont), 4:15pm.
Art / Environment / Action: Tabling Event, Screening + Talk, USC (Downtown), 4:30–7:30pm.
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists, The Huntington (San Marino), 4:30–5:30pm.
ADC Salon: Kirk Douglas House, Kirk Douglas house (Old Las Palmas), 5–7pm. $150.
YOSHUA OKON: RECENT WORKS, UCLA (Westwood), 5:30pm.
Performance: The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance, California African American Museum (Downtown), 7–9pm. $15. Community potluck, 5:30–6:30pm.
Math Bass Visiting Artist Lecture, UC Riverside (Riverside), 5:30–6:30pm.
Edward Steichen: Twentieth Century Photographer, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), 5:30pm.
Jeff Koons, Gagosian (Beverly Hills), 6–8pm.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together?, Diane Rosenstein Gallery (Hollywood), 6–8pm.
Car Plays, CalArts (Valencia), 6–9:30pm.
WALLS: A Quest For Immersive Space, Produce Haus (Downtown), 7–10pm.
ARTIST WALK THROUGH • THE QUIDDITY OF PRESENCE WITH KRISTAN MARVELL, MaRS (Downtown), 7–8pm.
Refining Asks + Zine Development, WCCW (Frogtown), 7–8:30pm.
SCREENINGS, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Open Projector Night, Spring 2017, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm.
Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir, CAP UCLA (Westwood), 8pm. $15–59. Also April 28.
Riting: a live gathering, Pieter (Lincoln Heights), 8–10pm.
MATEO TANNATT, awhrhwar (Highland Park), 8–10pm.
NEXT Dance Festival, CalArts (Valencia), 8–10pm. Also April 28.
Keith Fullerton Whitman / Sean McCann / Jessika Kenney, Human Resources (Chinatown), 9pm; doors, 8pm. $10–12.
Friday, April 28
Tour Baja’s Coastal Art Scene with MCASD, various locations (Baja), 9am. $160.
Figure / Landscape, Zevitas Marcus (Culver City), 5–8pm.
WHITEWATER ROUNDTABLE AND HIKE: SHERIN GUIRGUIS AND LITA ALBUQUERQUE, Whitewater Preserve (Whitewater), 5pm.
Rosson Crow: The Happiest People on Earth, Honor Fraser Gallery (Culver City), 6–8pm.
Julie Henson: Total Knockout, AE2 (Culver City), 6–8pm.
Transporter, Kopeikin Gallery (Culver City), 6–8pm.
Daniel Gordon: Selective Color, M+B (West Hollywood), 6–8pm.
Film: Premiere: Frances Stark’s The Magic Flute, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 7pm.
Antiphony, Otherwise: Friday Joy Night Service, Human Resources (Chinatown), 7pm.
BIG CITY FORUM PRESENTS “Star Channeling” with Eliza Swann, Cirrus Gallery (Downtown), 7–9pm.
USC Roski MFA ’18 Spring Open Studios, USC (Downtown), 7–10pm.
The Wild Beast Concert Series: World Music and Dance Festival 2017, CalArts (Valencia), 7pm. Through April 30.
Forming the Immaterial: 2017 Scripps and CMC Senior Art Exhibition, Scripps College (Pomona), 7–9pm.
FREE Movie Nights at the Museum: Loving, Skid Row History Museum and Archive (Downtown), 7:30pm.
Next Words Reading Series: Third Session, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center (Venice), 8–10pm.
MFA3 UPSTARTS SERIES: MADE IN A MARBLE PALACE, UCLA (Westwood), 8pm. $8–15.
York Chang & Justin Cole Present: Drums & Percussion on the Last Kiosk, Samuel Freeman (Culver City), 8–11pm.
2017 Showcase: Film Directing Program Shorts, REDCAT (Downtown), 8–10pm.
Jerry Paper, Boyo, & Popheart, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (Eagle Rock), 8pm. $8–10.
Center for New Performance in Collaboration with La Comédie de Saint Étienne Presents Fore!, CalArts (Valencia), 8pm. Also April 29.
Saturday, April 29
Monsters In Their Eyes, Visitor Welcome Center (Koreatown), 9am–9pm.
Portfolio Review and Master Class with Larry Fink, Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City), 10am.
Downtown Burbank Arts Festival, San Fernando Blvd between Magnolia Blvd and Angelino Avenue (Burbank), 10am–5pm. Continues April 30.
Brian Bress: In Lieu of Flowers Send Memes, Cherry and Martin (Culver City), 10am–6pm.
Course: Ages 10+ | One-Day Family Workshops—Word Play, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 10am–1pm.
Oracle, The Broad (Downtown), 10am–8pm.
Jackalope, Central Park (Pasadena), 10am–5pm. Also April 30.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Hammer Study Hall, Spring 2017, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 11am–3pm.
Spring 2017 Brewery Artwalk, the Brewery (Downtown), 11am–5pm. Also April 30.
Ink Bus Drawing Day, Side Street Projects (Pasadena), 11am–1pm.
ANDREA ZITTEL’S A-Z WEST, A-Z WEST (Joshua Tree), 11am–1pm.
Amelia Redux 1937-2012: A Pilot’s Log: A Reading & Presentation by Laura Stickney & Vilma Mendillo, Craft & Folk Art Museum (Beverly Grove), 11:30am.
REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 2017, REDCAT (Downtown), 12–3pm. Through May 7.
Finding Autonomy and Connection through Contact Improvisation: Workshop Series: Jen Hong, Pieter (Lincoln Heights), 12–3pm. $30.
Pico Block Party, 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica), 1–5pm.
Upcycled VHS Tape Books!: A Bookbinding Workshop with Rachel Curry, Craft & Folk Art Museum (Beverly Grove), 1–4pm. $45–55.
2017 Annual Spring Plant Sale, The Huntington (San Marino), 1–5pm.
Tacita Dean & Manon de Boer and The Last Beautiful Pleasure.: an exhibition to celebrate 25 years of 1301PE, 1301PE (Miracle Mile), 2–4pm.
MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Part I, Claire Trevor School of the Arts (Irvine), 2–5pm.
York Chang, Justin Cole & Sven Spieker in Conversation, Samuel Freeman (Culver City), 3–5pm.
Artist Talk: LIA HALLORAN & JENNIFER OUELLETTE, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Culver City), 3pm.
Paul Pescador: Closing Reception, Adjunct Positions (Highland Park), 3–8pm.
Tabitha Soren: Fantasy Life Baseball and the American Dream, Arcana Books on the Arts (Culver City), 4–6pm.
Gracie DeVito: Guitar in the Sand, TIF SIGFRIDS (Hollywood), 4–6pm.
Project Issue Six: Launch, Materials & Applications (Silver Lake), 4–7pm.
JEFF BEALL – Unsolved: 1992 LA Uprising @ 25 Years, 169 Gallery (Santa Monica), 5–8pm.
Klaus Jörres: All of us who think about it see what we see and John Edmonds: HIGHER, ltd los angeles (Mid-City), 5–7pm.
Projections Part III: Post-America, Roberts & Tilton (Culver City), 6–8pm.
Seth Armstrong: Pretty Deep Shit and Brian Mashburn: Axiom, Thinkspace Gallery (Culver City), 6–9pm.
Leo Mock: You Can Say You Were There, China Art Objects (Culver City), 6–8pm.
MATTHEW RONAY: SURDS, Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile), 6–8pm.
Susan Amorde | In My Case, LAAA / Gallery 825 (West Hollywood), 6–9pm.
25 Years Later: Race, Riots and Reform, Gallery 38 (West Adams), 6–9pm.
Eleanor Swordy: Who Died?, Moskowitz Bayse (Hollywood), 6–9pm.
Ouroboros and Spring Open Studios, Keystone Art Space (Lincoln Heights), 6–10pm.
FRIDA KAHLO: THROUGH THE LENS OF NICKOLAS MURAY, Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach), 6–9pm.
FILM SCREENING: WHERE IS ROCKY II?, Ace Hotel (Palm Springs), 6pm.
Off The Clock 2017, Santa Monica Art Studios (Santa Monica), 7–10pm.
ART SANDWICH CONFIDENTIAL, The Loft at Liz’s (Mid-City), 7–11pm.
Max Neutra: POWER UP, Leba, Em Wafer, Patrick Haemmerlein, Gabba Gallery (Koreatown), 7–11pm.
_Lo / WAVE II, NOH Wave (Downtown), 7–10pm.
SCI-Arc’s Main Event, SCI-Arc (Downtown), 7pm.
Families: After Dark: Teen Night, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 7:30pm.
SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, THE ALEX THEATRE (Glendale), 7:30pm.
Zakir Hussain & Rahul Sharma, CAP UCLA (Westwood), 8pm. $15–59.
The Experimental Music Yearbook Presents: Carolyn Chen and Happy Valley Band, Human Resources (Chinatown), 8pm.
Lets Talk Travel Photography with Ron Veto, The Perfect Exposure Gallery (Mid-Wilshire).
Sunday, April 30
KIDS: Pop-Up Studio: Cut It Out: Imaginary Family Portraits, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 11am–1pm.
Spring Marketplace, Craft & Folk Art Museum (Beverly Grove), 11am–5pm.
Open Studios and LA Living Spaces: Photographs by Ellie Zenhari, We Will Be Heard: Works by CSU Dominguez Hills Students, Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro), 12–4pm.
Talk: Curator-Led Tour: The Inner Eye: Vision and Transcendence in African Arts, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 1pm.
hEARTH BY LITA ALBUQUERQUE, Sunnylands Center & Gardens (Rancho Mirage), 1pm.
Max Maslansky: Safe Place, Five Car Garage (Santa Monica), 2–4pm. Also April 29.
BIRDS OF AMERICA CURATOR TALK, 101/EXHIBIT (West Hollywood), 2–4pm.
The Absence of Evelyn, Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro), 2–3pm.
One Woman Shows, Pieter (Lincoln Heights), 2–5pm.
LECTURE: CHARLES BERNSTEIN, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown), 3pm.
Art Talk: LAUGH, ESMoA (El Segundo), 3–4:30pm.
FILM SCREENING: THE CHALLENGE, Ace Hotel (Palm Springs), 6pm.
Hear Sunday: Sudan Archives & Iridas, elysian (Frogtown), 7–9pm; doors, 6pm.
Cooper Jacoby: Bait, Freedman Fitzpatrick (Hollywood), 7–9pm.
MAYDAY – Tales of Love and Other Emergencies, Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro), 7pm.
INAATE/SE/: It Shines a Certain Way to a Certain Place/It FliesFalls/, The Egyptian (Hollywood), 7:30pm. $6–10.
Monday, May 1
Kip’s Desert Book Club: Desert Notes by Barry Lopez, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center (Palm Springs), 3pm.
Cruel Radiance: Moving Image Work by Paweł Wojtasik, REDCAT (Downtown), 8:30pm. $6–11.
Tuesday, May 2
Film: Flying Down to Rio, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 1pm.
CHRISTINA YGLESIAS, UCLA (Westwood), 5–8pm.
Talk: Cur-ATE: Picasso and Rivera, LACMA (Miracle Mile), 6:30pm. Sold out.
A Conversation with Ralph Rugoff and John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley’s Memory Ware, Hauser & Wirth (Downtown), 7pm.
The L.A. Uprising: 25 Years Later, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm. Through May 4.
Wednesday, May 3
Film Preservation in Latin America: Pasado, Presente, Futuro, Getty Center (Brentwood), 7pm.
“To Protect and to Serve”: Strategies for Law Enforcement Reform 25 Years After Rodney King, Hammer Museum (Westwood), 7:30pm.