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Cultural Events: May 17, 18, & 19th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail includes: a tall glass of Mozart, a swirl of Tosca, and a Bollywood Pacific Asian Fusion on a museum dance floor! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered Trademark Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy: The Marriage of Figaro Walt Disney Concert Hall Fri, May 17: 7:30 PM Sun. May 19: 2:00pm Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Set design by Jean Nouvel; Costumes by Azzedine Alaïa; Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA USA 90012. (323) 850-2000 http://www.laphil.com/ LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca Conducted by Plácido Domingo Opening Night May 18: 7:30 P.M. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/ Fusion Friday May 17: 7:30-10:30 Pacific Asia Museum Art, DJ music, & drinks in the courtyard; gourmet food trucks, Indonesian shadow puppet performance; DJ Arshia’s Bollywood dance mix, Free for members, $15

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Cultural Cocktail Hour- Top Picks May 9th, 10th, & 11th

This week’s Cultural Cocktail recipe: 3 Tablespoons of a well-aged bottle of Bach, a soupçon of Sicily, and a shot of Schoenberg- enjoy! Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS Thurs, May 9, 7pm Zipper Concert Hall. Colburn School. 200 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 Margaret Bajtier, leader & violin;Allan Vogel, oboe d’amore; Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Sinfonia in D minor, “Adagio and Fugue,” FK 65; Johann Sebastian Bach Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major (orig. Harpsichord Concerto No. 4), BWV 1055; Johann Christian Bach Sinfonia in D major, Op. 3, No. 1; Johann Sebastian Bach’sViolin Concerto No. 2 in E major For more information about tickets, please see: http://www.laco.org/ SICILY: ART AND INVENTION BETWEEN GREECE & ROME Getty Villa.  17985 Pacific Coast Highway. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 310. 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu/  

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LA Cultural Events May 3rd, 4th, & 5th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail includes a Splash of Rodin, A Dash of Van Gogh, and a New World Symphony. Enjoy! Rodin SEGERSTROM HALL, Costa Mesa Dates: May 3 – 5 Choreography and staging by Boris Eifman Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet and Maurice Ravel Fri May 3: 7:30; Sat May 4 2:00 + 7:30; Sun May 5th 2:00 600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 For tickets and information, visit SCFTA.org or call (714) 556–2787   Lecture: Van Gogh under the Microscope: Investigating the “Portrait of a Peasant; (Patience Escalier)” Sat May 4. 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Speakers: Devi Ormond, Associate Paintings Conservator, J. Paul Getty Museum &Lauren Bradley, Assistant Conservator, J. Paul Getty Theater | Free with admission | From the Norton Simon Website: “We encourage you to arrive no later than 3:00 p.m., when stickers for ensured seating

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Heads to Spain!

Cultural Cocktail Hour is heading to Madrid and Andalusia. Check back in Mid-April for cultural reports on museums, architecture, and the landmark Cordoba cathedral! In the meantime, check out April Highlights Calendar for LA Cultural Events. During these two weeks , take the time at your leisure to peruse the categories to the right to explore ART CRIMES and ART ANECDOTES for your reading pleasure! Editor-in-Chief. Leticia Marie Sanchez Detail: Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas. 1656. Museo del Prado. Madrid, Spain.

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April Cultural Events LA: Highlights

Cultural Cocktail Hour April Highlights: Los Angeles This month’s Cultural Cocktail recipe includes 2 Oz of Ballet, A Dash of Bach, A Sprinkle of Violins, and an Audible Feast. Enjoy!  Youth American Grand Prix Presents the Film “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” April 2 The film showcases Don Quixote, Flames of Paris, Giselle, La Bayadère, The Nutcracker, & Swan Lake & includes interviews with Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, and Edward Villella Laemmle’s Playhouse Pasadena; Laemmle’s Noho 7 North Hollywood; Laemmle’s Santa Monica; Laemmle’s Town Center 5 Encino; For film & showtimes, please visit: http://www.yagp.org/wordpress/?page_id=2895 Photo by Liza Voll Photography   SALASTINA SOCIETY Printemps: An Audible Feast: Sounds of Spring APRIL 14TH 5:30 PM  Food and wine pairings, inspired by music, performed in a contemporary take on the salon tradition. LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED Vivaldi: Spring; Piazzolla: Primavera; Porteno, Mihaud; Concertino de Printemps

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Easter March 31 at the Huntington

Easter at The Huntington Easter Sunday, March 31 Music and brunch accompanied by the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt For information on tickets, reservations, and seating times please visit: http://huntington.org/   Photography: Temple of Love at the Huntington  © 2013  by Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Cultural Events LA: March 23 and 24

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail Hour recipe includes: a Piqué of Ballet and a Swirl of Painting at a soirée overlooking the ocean in Malibu. Enjoy! Los Angeles Ballet Presents Balanchine Festival GOLD Sat. March 23, 7:30 P.M UCLA Royce Hall Part I of a historic 2-part series of George Balanchine masterworks. La Sonnambula; Concerto Barocco; Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux ; The Four Temperaments For more information, please visit: http://losangelesballet.org/ Photo by: Reed Hutchinson. Los Angeles Ballet.   Gallerati Society Spring 2013 Soirée Featuring Judith Corona Sun. March 24th 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM Visit Ms. Corona’s ocean view Malibu home & art studio for a tour and lecture on her artistic process. Wine, dessert, & music Address will be emailed after your reserve your tickets. To register (No walk-ins), visit http://gallerati-society.com/index.html Photo © Judith Corona and the Gallerati Society

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Cultural Events LA- the weekend of March 16 & 17

This week’s Cultural Cocktail includes a dose of Wagner, 1 Part Ravel, 1 Part Debussy, and a Splash of Vermeer! Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner Sunday March 17 2:00 PM LA Opera.  135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001http://www.laopera.com/ Photo by Robert Millard   Ending March 31 Vermeer’s Woman in Blue Reading a Letter Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300  http://www.getty.edu/ Oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest)   LACMA: Debussy’s Violin Sonata and Ravel’s Piano Trio Sunday, March 17, 6 pm Violinist Phillip Levy, Cellist Andrew Shulman, and Pianist Rina Dokshitsky. Bing Theater. FREE. No reservations. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036. 323 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/

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Cultural Cocktail Hour Valentine’s Day-LA Top Pick

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Baroque Conversations 2 Jeffrey Kahane, conductor Patricia Mabee, keyboard Sarah Thornblade, violin Cheryl Norman-Brick, violin Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7 pm Zipper Concert Hall The Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 BACH Concerto No. 2 in C major for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1061 BACH Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 CPE BACH Concerto in E-flat major for Harpsichord and Fortepiano, H.479 (W.47) Tickets available online at laco.org, by phone 213 622 7001 or by fax 213 626 2157 Painting Above:  Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Music Lesson.  

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Cultural Events LA: Thanksgiving Weekend

Forget Black Friday!  Thanksgiving Weekend is the perfect time to do some Cultural Shopping! This week’s Cultural Cocktail includes a Dash of Caravaggio, a splash of Golden Renaissance and several ounces of Beethoven drama! Pumpkin Martini Optional. Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination 1300-1350 Nov 13, 2012- Feb 10, 2013 Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 Thanksgiving weekend hours: The Getty Closed Thursday but open Friday- Sunday Image Left: “The Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul” (detail), about 1330, Bernardo Daddi; Tempera and gold leaf on panel; The J. Paul Getty Museum. http://www.getty.edu/   A Late Quartet Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Mark Ivanir, and Imogen Poots Directed by Yaron Zilberman For trailer, tickets & showtimes, enter your Zip Code on the top left hand corner

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