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Do Lab present’s Lightening in a Bottle Arts and Music Festival! The Official 2015 Lightning in a Bottle Video, entitled Anything is Possible, shows us the impossible wonder that is LIB. Featuring music from performers Flume and the Ambassadeurs, this year’s video focuses on core tenants of Lightning in a Bottle: nature, growth and freedom of self-expression. Director Russell Ward says, “With layers of creative expression artfully stacked on a base of positive intentions–capturing LIB’s essence is no easy task. The hard work of many artists came together in this piece.”

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As the West Coast’s premiere boutique festival, the tenth annual Lightning in a Bottle returns Memorial Day Weekend featuring a lineup that includes Flume, SBTRKT, Panda Bear, Odesza, RL Grime, Thomas Jack, Tycho, GRiZ, John Digweed, Panda Bear, Lucent Dossier Experience, and speakers Neale Donald Walsch, Dennis McKenna, and Pema Khandro Rinpoche. They’ll be joined by over 300 more musicians and artists spread across three main stages, two yoga tents, and the Temple of Consciousness, delivering a transformational experience of a lifetime.

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WHAT: Lightening in a Bottle
WHEN: May 21 – 25, 2015 
WHERE: San Antonio Recreation Area | 2091 New Pleyto Road | Bradley, CA 93426 

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This one-of-a-kind fundraiser—kicking off the Park’s brand-new literary arts series—invites Angelenos to participate in an interactive evening on April Fools’. Hosted by radio reporter Rico Gagliano and curated by writer Diana Wagman, Bamboozled: Fact. Fiction. Art? The Art of Deception promises a night to remember with live readings by four notable LA-based authors, Lisa Teasley, Deborah Vankin, Bill Lambrinides and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong.

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The audience then gets to decide whether or not each writer’s intricate stories are, in fact, Fact or Fiction? Signed copies of the authors’ books will be awarded to the evening’s winners. During the performance, artist and muralist Annie Preece will be creating a live painting based on the stories told, which will be raffled off at the end of the night.

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The event has been brought to the Park by the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Bamboozled is part of the Park’s distinctive year-round programming, which also includes its famed wine tastings to movie nights.

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WHAT: Bamboozled: Fact. Fiction. Art? The Art Of Deception
WHEN: April 1, 2015 | 8:00 – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park Theatre | 4800 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90027

DETAILS: 

  • Admission: $10 in advance | $12 at the door
  • Food and drinks will be available for purchase

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Pacific Design Center kicks off its 40th anniversary with a vibrant Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2015 Spring Market –the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design — 2015 line-up. For two days more than 30 celebrated design thought-leaders, 15 media / industry partners and nearly 100 programs, events, keynotes and product introductions energize PDC’s Spring Market and Anniversary Year.

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The two-day event provides a comprehensive series of informative presentations and engaging events. The 2015 year also commemorates PDC’s four decades ofdesign leadership, serving as an iconic architectural landmark anchoring L.A.’s historic design district. A global audience —last year saw nearly 20,000 attendees— will discover nearly 100 showroom programs, open houses, receptions, new line introductions and top-notch educational programming delivered by the industry’s most celebrated A&D authorities including Alexa Hampton, David Hertz, India Hicks, Dakota Jackson, Suzanne Kasler, Christopher Kennedy, Richard Landry and Mary McDonald  in conversation with editors from the nation’s leading publications.

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PDC’s growing cultural campus includes a robust arts program headlined by designLAb (owner and visionary Charles Cohen’s national arts program), which celebrates WESTWEEK with a site-specific commissioned installation by 2J that considers the history of Cesar Pelli/Gruen Associates’ groundbreaking vision for the PDC. Other Lobby exhibits include works by Won Ju Lim and Kenny Scharf’s Daisymobile (1975/2014). The public are invited to a reception on March 24, from 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm to view the galleries.

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WHAT: Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2015 Spring Market
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: 8687 Melrose Avenue | West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Cinderella

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. Cinderella will be performed by the Center Theatre Group.

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Be transported back to your childhood, as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

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This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!

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WHAT: Cinderella
WHEN: March 17 – April 26, 2015
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine are pleased to present new works by Robert Williams in SLANG Aesthetics! in conjunction with 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a group exhibition by guest curators Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery and Gary Pressman of Copro Gallery. Both exhibitions will be on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 22nd to April 19th, 2015. These two exhibitions commemorate the 20th anniversary of Juxtapoz magazine, founded by Williams in 1994, and it’s vast influence on several generations of artists.

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Juxtapoz magazine allowed Robert Williams to create a platform for this young and insurgent energy on the West Coast and, with its unprecedented success, Williams became widely upheld as the godfather of the lowbrow and pop surrealist art movements. His first major body of work to debut in Los Angeles in well over a decade, SLANG! Aesthetics will feature 25 new oil paintings by the artist alongside a suite of drawings and a series of large-scale sculptures fabricated with the assistance of Gentle Giant Studios.

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What once began as an alternative magazine, Juxtapoz is now the most widely disseminated art publication in the world. Predicated on the rejection of the artificial boundaries that kept “high” art removed from popular culture, Juxtapoz effectively broke down those walls to allow young artists a chance at their own history.

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WHAT: Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics! and 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz
WHEN: Opens February 22, 2015 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm | Runs through April 19, 2015
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park | 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90027

CONTACT INFO: (323) 644-6269

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Electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience announces a dramatic new show, Unleash Your Legend, which opens at Club Nokia. Lucent Dossier will be supported by bass-heavy DJs MartyParty, Dirtwire, and Nico Luminous on the main stage. Mikey Lion, Marbs, and Deep Jesus of Desert Hearts will take over the upstairs stage with their deep house.

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Lucent Dossier heads in a powerful new direction with Unleash Your Legend. This new show is inspired by the troupe’s recent Cotton Club-style production for The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, which exhibited a strong urban and street feel. With the addition of new members, Lucent Dossier’s troupe configuration now features incredible Los Angeles battle dancers that incorporate a multitude of dance styles: crunking, breaking, voguing, bone-breaking, hip-hop, and parkour.

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In total, the 70-minute spectacle showcases 16 performers, plus Lucent Dossier’s trademark innovative choreography, fire, aerials, acrobatics, and contortion. Unleash Your Legend delivers all the madness and beauty of Lucent Dossier in one truly unique and amazing new performance.

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Music also takes a new turn in Unleash Your Legend, merging the deep bass that Lucent Dossier is known for with new influences pulling from deep house, hip-hop, jungle, techno and melodies inspired by world music.

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WHAT: Lucent Dossier Experience: Unleash Your Legend
WHEN: Saturday February 21, 2015 | Doors: 8:00 pm Show: 9:00 pm
WHERE: Nokia Theatre | 800 W Olympic Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90015

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 765-7000

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Today, scientists make a career out of asking big questions about our world. They research and hypothesize, design experiments to prove or demolish assumptions, and argue their point of view — and they do it with a disciplined rigor. But there are also great scientists like Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Henry David Thoreau who approached science not as a job but a hobby, as they pursued understanding of how the world works. Attend First Fridays at the National History Museum to learn more and enjoy science by night!

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Today, with technology, social media, crowdsourcing and the resurgence of the DIY movement, a general public of science enthusiasts — anybody with a passion for adventure and inquiry — can participate in the journey of discovery.

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What would happen if science was our common language and part of our everyday vocabulary? Instead of a select few, what could a thousand pairs of eyes add to the discovery of a new comet? How could hundreds of people across the country help paint a clearer picture of species diversity?  With the rise of the “citizens” and the “scientists” working collaboratively, we can revolutionize and redefine scientific exploration. Join the National History Museum this season as they hear from the makers, doers and dreamers who are creating tomorrow’s scientific community today.

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Each discussion forum will be moderated by Michael W. Quick, Ph.D. (Department of Biological Sciences, Executive Vice Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Southern California)

WHAT: First Fridays At The Natural History Museum
WHEN: First Fridays of the month
WHERE: 900 Exposition Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets:
    • Nonmembers $18 (February through May) and $25 (June) | Members FREE (limited tickets available)
  • Dates:
    • February 6, 2015 – Sold Out. Additional tickets may be released at the door at 7:00 pm
    • March 6, 2015 – Tickets on sale now
    • April 10, 2015
    • May 1, 2015
    • June 5, 2015
    • Nonmembers: $18 (February through May), $25 (June)
      Members: FREE (limited tickets available)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 763-3466

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