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Pencil This In: Kitsch @ Ghettogloss, Free Dodger Dogs
USC night at Dodger Stadium / Photo by Malingering via LAist's flickr pool.
Tonight Ghettogloss on Melrose presents artifacts from Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch, with Willis in person from 7-11 pm tonight. There will be specially created gourmet treats from Susan Feniger's Street, of which Allee is part owner; live auctions of kitsch masterpieces hand-picked by Allee herself; a first-time-ever public raffle to win a guided tour of Allee's exclusively private Willis Wonderland.
UCLA Film & Television Archive continues the series African-American Film Pioneers
until Sept. 27. The program features rare prints, including some recent restorations, in celebration of the African American pioneers who had made a decisive difference in the development of a black imaginary. Tonight at 7:30 pm, there’s a double-feature of Birthright (1938) directed by Oscar Micheaux followed by The Girl in Room 20 (1949). directed by Spencer Williams.
Tonight at 7 pm, LACMA hosts the program Conversations with Artists: Guerilla Girls and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The Guerilla Girls, an anonymous art collective, produces provocative posters, books and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, art film and pop culture. Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries (a collaboration of Seous-based Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge) creates web art, digital poetry that flashes to the beat of music. These texts are often politically pointed stories covering everything from sex and violence to alienation and the mundane. "In this conversation with former LACMA curator Lynn Zelevansky, each will discuss their similar uses of provocation, collaboration, and broad-based accessibility in their work." The event is free.
Everyone who goes to the Dodger game tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates gets one FREE Dodger Dog. The special USC My Town section for tonight's game is sold out.
Amoeba's Monday night movies continues with Message To Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (1970), which will be screened in the courtyard of Space15Twenty tonight. This poorly organized festival brought together 600,000 music fans for a star-studded five-day event. On the bill were: The Who, Free, Taste, Tiny Tim, John Sebastian, Donovan, Ten Years After, The Moody Blues, Kris Kristofferson, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen, ELP, Joan Baez, Jethro Tull, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix (final stage performance) and more--but it's the backstage drama that gets interesting. The movie starts at 8 pm.
Tonight at the Poor Dog Group Performance Warehouse, the dance troupe Anatomy Riot presents Anatomy Riot #33, “Scores for a Recession”, guest curated by Carmela Hermann, Victoria Marks and Kristen Smiarowski. The evening will feature works by 10 L.A. choreographer/dancers taking on the subject of a dance score.The performances begin at 8 pm and tickets are $10 (cash only).
*Pencil pick of the day