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This Weekend in LA, Oct. 24-26

VANITY FAIR PORTRAITS : Photographs 1913–2008. Opens Oct. 26th Hammer Building. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90036.(323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/        NightSpot by Twyla Tharp & Elvis Costello Fri. Oct. 24 & Sat Oct 25 7:30 P.M Sun. Oct. 26. 2:00 P.M Music Center. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 213.972.7211

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October Master Calendar of Events Los Angeles

Editor’s Note: As your cultural correspondent will be on a different continent this month, here are October’s activities in advance. Weekend of October 4-5 Da Camera Society Sat. Oct 4 8pm Doheny Mansion 8 Chester Place, LA, CA, 90007 Richard Stoltzman, Clarinet; Menahem Pressler, Piano Schubert, Sonatina in D, D. 384; Berg, Four Pieces, Op. 5; Brahms Sonata in F, Op. 120/1 http://www.dacamera.org/        Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure Opening Sat. Oct. 4th The Huntington.1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. (626)405.2100 http://www.huntington.org/    Lecture: American Wartime Propaganda Sat. Oct 4th. 4 p.m. Norton Simon. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/   Weekend of October 11-12  Tradition as Innovation in African Art Ahmanson Building, Plaza Level LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/               Madama Butterfly Fri. Oct.

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This Weekend in LA: September 26-27

Lecture: Rodin: The Back Story Sat. Sept 27 2:00-3:00 p.m Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626).449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/       The Janis Mann Quartet Fri Sept 26: 6pm LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, All the Saints of the City of Angels by J. Michael Walker (Closing October 5th) Autry National Center. 4700 Western Heritage Way. LA, CA, 90027 (323) 667.2000 http://www.allthesaints.com/ http://allthesaintsofla.blogspot.com/ If you have not already, please read full review: http://culturalcocktailhour.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/the-best-exhibit-in-los-angeles-hands-down/

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This Weekend in LA: Sept 20-21

  Francis Alÿs: Fabiola. Ahmanson Building LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90036 (823)857.6000 http://www.lacma.org/     Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor Closing October 16th Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main Street. Santa Ana, CA. 92706 (714)567.3600 http://www.bowers.org/index.jsp    Lecture: “Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England” Sat, Sept. 20th 3 pm Auditorium, Getty Villa. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway.Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. 310. 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu/

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This Weekend in LA: September 12-14

The Tales of Eric Rohmer- LACMA Fri. Sept 12, 7:30 p.m My Night at Maud’s Fri. Sept 12 9:30 p.m A Good Marriage Sat. Sept 13 7:30 p.m Claire’s Knee Sat. Sept 13 9:30 The Marquise of O www.lacma.org  LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036. 323 857-6000 Bernini And the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. Los Angeles, California 90049   Federico Fellini’s Amarcord Free Outdoor Movie Screening 8 P.M Saturday Sept. 13 Bulgarini Gelato. 749 E. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001. (626) 791-6174. Dinner served before the show. Pasta, salad, and a drink. $11.95 http://www.bulgarinigelato.com/

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Woody Allen comes to LA Opera! (This weekend in LA)

Woody Allen to direct LA OPERA! “You know, funny to opera people is not funny to the Marx Brothers.”  “I figured, ‘Eh, I’ll be dead before it happens. I’m 72. I’m never going to make it to the opera.’” -Woody Allen, Village Voice, August 12, 2008. Although he incorporated opera music into his 2005 film Match Point, Gianni Schicchi marks Woody Allen’s foray into directing opera. Gianni Schicchi forms part of Puccini’s three-act “Il Trittico;” Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin will direct the other two acts, Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica. Gianni Schicchi, Puccini’s only black comedy, provides the perfect fodder for Woody Allen’s mischievous and magical touch. The libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, comes from a story in Dante’s Inferno and involves avarice, impersonations of the dead, and the quest for true love. Mr. Allen has expressed qualms about his debut, remarking

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Cultural Events Labor Day Weekend LA

Watch an Ancient Greek tragedy like the Ancient Greeks did, in an amphitheater under the evening stars.. Agamemnon (Preview) Fri. Aug. 29, 2008. 8 pm. The Barbara & Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa, Malibu (Sold Out Saturday the 30th) Starring Tyne Daly and Delroy Lindo http://www.getty.edu/visit/events/agamemnon.html From the Getty site: “This open-air staging by acclaimed director Stephen Wadsworth resurrects Aeschylus’ unsettling domestic drama of The House of Atreus, heard in a riveting translation by the late Robert Fagles. The victorious Agamemnon arrives home with his surviving troops after the bloody battle for Troy. As the drama unfolds, a returning soldier bears witness to unthinkable carnage, a city questions the wisdom of the decade-long war, and a family turns the violence of war in on itself. Tickets $38; $32 students/seniors. (Previews $15).”  This Side of Paradise:  Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs

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This Weekend in LA, August 22 and 23rd. Southwest Chamber Music

Friday August 22. 7:30 P.M Saturday August 23. 7:30 P.M Darius Milhaud: La Cheminée du Roi René Heitor Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 2 Samuel Barber: Summer Music Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 Leos Janacek: Mládi The Huntington.1151 Oxford Road. San Marino, CA 91108 http://www.swmusic.org/home/home.html

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La Scala Comes to Beverly Hills, Thursday August 21

A film of La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Thursday August 21, 7:30 P.M Laemmle Music Hall. 9306 Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills. 90211 310.274.6869. www.laemmle.com

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This Weekend in LA: Friday August 15. “Winds in the Garden.”

Winds in the Garden Friday, August 15: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. In the Norton Simon Sculpture Garden, oboist Myka Miller and flautist Salpy Kerkonian will perform works by Rodrigo, Fauré and Copland. Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105.626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/

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