November 19, 2018

Fall preview arts and entertainment calendar 2013



How well can you ever really know your family? If you are Jonathan Holiff, there is only one option — perpetual discovery. Following his father Saul’s suicide, Holiff finds hundreds of letters, audio diaries and recorded phone calls the late music manager had with his client Johnny Cash. Embarking on a moving journey to know his father, Holiff creates a documentary with heart and perhaps some healing. Fri. Various times. $11 (general admission), $8 (ages 11 and under, 62 and over, bargain matinee). Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 478-3836. ” target=”_blank”>


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FRI | SEP 13

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THU | SEP 19


From the woman who brought you “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake,” “The Color Master” is Bender’s newest short-story collection — and the title easily describes our author. Rich and fanciful and strange, Bender beautifully masters the colors and layers and complexities of being ourselves. Whether it’s a story of two sisters in Malaysia mending tigers or a woman marrying an ogre, the work in this collection will resonate in the most unique way. Bender will be reading selections aloud. Thu. 7:30 p.m. Free. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 660-1175. FRI | SEP 20

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John Moon pulls a trigger that singularly alters his life. An isolated hunter, he finds himself on the run. Director David M. Rosenthal (“Janie Jones”) presents a backwoods thriller starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, and Jeffrey Wright. Having screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film is a part of the independent cinema elite — a chilling tale of a man struggling for survival. Fri. Limited release. SUN | SEP 22


Forget melting pot — Los Angeles is a music pot. Presented in association with the “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” exhibition, the Autry celebrates the mishmash that is the L.A. music scene. Christopher “Thes One” Portugal, a record producer and one half of the hip-hop group People Under the Stairs, leads a conversation about these cultural crossovers. Joined by California State University, Los Angeles, music professor Paul De Castro, Japanese mariachi singer Junko Seki and Otto Granillo, founder of the band KoTolan, it will truly be a musical mosaic. Sun. 2 p.m. $10 (general), $6 (students and seniors), $4 (ages 3-12), Free (ages 3 and under, Autry members). The Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000. ” target=”_blank”>

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THU | SEP 26

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SAT | SEP 28


Who needs D.C.? Taking a cue from the Smithsonian museums that offer free admission every day, participating Los Angeles museums are inviting you and a guest over, for free. Some participating museums include: The Los Angeles Holocaust Museum, The California Science Center, the Petersen Automotive Museum, Zimmer Children’s Museum and more. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but art is a whole other ball game. Sat. Various times. Free. See Web site for participating locations. THU | OCT. 3

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Booze, jazz and interracial history? Scholar Carla Kaplan explores the Harlem Renaissance. Focusing on the white women, many of them Jewish, who became involved with the black culture of the 1920s — and subsequently ostracized — Kaplan’s book, “Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance,” tells stories widely unheard. Kaplan, who has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Public Library and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, will read from her new cultural biography. Tue. 7:30 p.m. Free. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 660-1175. THU | OCT 10

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SAT | OCT 12


Grab your party hats and stow away that AARP magazine, the Fowler is turning 50! Dedicating the entire year to celebrating with nine intimate exhibitions, today is an opportunity to preview some of that art. There will be live music and dance by INCA and Afrobeat Down as well as DJing by KCRW’s Mario Cotto. If you work up an appetite, chef John Rivera Sedlar will fix you up with good eats and a signature cocktail. Sun. 8-10 p.m. $50 (general) $10 (students at the door). Fowler Museum, UCLA North Campus, Los Angeles. (310) 825-4361. SUN | OCT 13


Miss 1930s New York radio shows? You’re about to catch a break. Bringing that Lower East Side vibe to Southern California, they may be “mostly” kosher, but they are definitely fun. Klezmer inspired, the band Mostly Kosher will perform family friendly music that highlights the journey of the Jewish community in Los Angeles. If you have yet to see the “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic” exhibition, join a tour either before or after the performance! Sun. 2 p.m. $10 (general), $6 (students and seniors), $4 (ages 3-12), Free (ages 3 and under, Autry members). The Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. (323) 667-2000. WED | OCT 16


He’s a world-renowned pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer, and he is coming to a Disney Concert Hall near you! Performing Bach’s Six Partitas, Andras Schiff will bring passion and expertise to the composer’s last, and technically most demanding set of keyboard dance suites. Wed. 8 p.m. $54-$105. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown. (323) 850-2000. SAT | OCT 26


John Malkovich and Julian Sands collaborate on a personal and unusual tribute to one of the most influential British dramatists of the 20th century. The Nobel Prize-winning playwright is responsible for “Betrayal,” “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” “Sleuth” and much more. Sands, who knew Pinter personally, captures the opinionated and enigmatic author in this intimately directed portrait. Sat. 7:30 p.m. $47-$75. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3200. SUN | OCT 27

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It’s as if he never puts that violin down — and aren’t we the lucky ones? Joining the L.A. Phil for a program of Vivaldi’s “Summer” and “Winter” from his “The Four Seasons,” the 15-time Grammy winner offers an enchanting evening. Perlman performed at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and at a state dinner in 2007 for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, so seeing him is truly seeing history manifest on the stage. Through Nov. 3. Fri. 11 a.m. $82.50-$189. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown. (323) 850-2000.