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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Green Films, Greek Epics, Screenings, Nano-Wood

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Contemporary Trojan warriors spring to life at the Los Angeles Public Library as part of New York’s Aquila Theatre company’s free, live performance of Homer’s classic, Iliad: Book One, at the Central Library--part of the Page and Stage program. An acting workshop will be held in Meeting Room A at 12:30 p.m., followed by the performance of Homer’s Iliad: Book One at 2:30 p.m. with a post-performance discussion. All three programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the performance and acting workshop and are available at (213) 228-7226. [PDF]

Today is day two of the 3-day Green Lifestyle Film Festival. "This festival is a celebration of film makers who dedicate their talents, income and energy to examining what sustainability really means: from how we birth our young, to how we raise children, the construction and design of homes in which we live, to how we deal with illness and how all this is reflected in how we feed ourselves, to how we treat others in the animal kingdom all in the name of 'the perfect steak' the 'fashionable coat or accessories' or for entertainment, and its impact on all spheres of life on Earth." There are screenings going on all day at the James Bridges Theater (UCLA) in Westwood. Tickets are available for cash only on site at the box office, and there's a free outdoor area set up with live food demos, exhibitors and live entertainment that's there until 8 p.m.

The Clubhouse Chronicles is a digital short from the Los Angeles film collective PROJECT: CLUBHOUSE. The screening is tonight at the Corner Bar in Burbank (924 S. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank, CA 91502) at 9:00 PM. (Trailer)

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Royal/T in Culver City is hosting an exclusive preview event in celebration of the second annual Japanese Film Festival in Los Angeles next month. The Royal/T café will remain open so guests can enjoy beer, wine, soju cocktails, tea, and coffee drinks in addition to a selection of sandwiches, salads, entrées, and desserts before, during, and after the show. Doors open at 6pm and a screening of 4 short films will start at 7pm. These shorts are directed by young, cutting-edge filmmakers who are award winners from many film festivals in Japan. It is $5 to attend, not including food and beverage. Seating is limited so guests must RSVP to attend: with the name and number of guests who will attend.

The quirky art of Dan Goodsell & Michael Fleming will be on display tonight until March 29th at Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery in a show called "Sights & Sounds." There is an opening reception tonight at the gallery from 4-8 p.m.

Tonight there's going to be a mind-altering nanotechnology-art happening by deranged scientists from Caltech (Paul Rothemund) and Cal Poly Pomona (Phil Lukeman), 8 p.m. at Machine Project in Echo Park. To explain: They will tell you about how scientists and engineers are using DNA as a smart building material, and you will learn about smiley faces in drops of water, programmable molecular spiders that obey us (kind of), molecular knitting, and haunted-ish forests of nanotubes. If you’re curious about molecular computing, nanotech, chemistry, biology and engineering or simply want your noodle baked, come to this seminar. [poster]

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