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16 Fabulous Things to Do In Southern California This Election Week

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A new exhibition 'Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West' opened at UCR Riverside's California Museum of Photography. (Noah Berger, 'Justin Sullivan shooting low, Camp Fire 2018')
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A new exhibition captures the terror and beauty of California's wildfires. Super Tuesday watch parties take place across the city. Ava Duvernay's Array presents a political movie marathon. The LA Phil's Power to the People series starts. The Bar Fiorito pop-up opens with a selection of spritzes. And Yacht Rock Revue performs their soft-rock tunes.


MONDAY, MARCH 2; 3 - 5:30 P.M.
Spring 2020 Green Screen Series
Center for Media and Design (Auditorium 180) -- 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica
SMC presents a series of film screenings that are an extension of the class Green Screen: Films on the Environment and Transformation. The series opens with Into the Wild, which stars Emile Hirsch as a young man who hikes into the Alaskan wilderness and ends up dying there. Hirsch does a talk back after the film. Seating is first-come.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO


Through SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Escape to Margaritaville
Dolby Theatre -- 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Parrotheads and pirates invade Hollywood for a musical starring the songs of Jimmy Buffet. BYO flip-flops and Tommy Bahama shirts.
COST: Tickets start at $39; MORE INFO


TUESDAY, MARCH 3 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West
California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS -- 3824 Main St., Riverside
In California, "fire season" is now a year-round event as wildfires have increased in frequency and severity over the past two decades. A new photography exhibition documents these blazes and includes work by some of California's top fire photographers (including KPCC contributor Stuart Palley). The exhibition includes work by artists who explore the environmental, climatological and philosophical impacts of wildfires.
COST: FREE admission; MORE INFO

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3 - TUESDAY, MARCH 31
Overlook Film Festival
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema -- 700 W. 7th St., downtown L.A.
The horror and genre fest takes over the cinema's "Terror Tuesday" screenings in March. Films and events include Near Dark in 35mm; Society with special guests Karyn Kusama, Bryan Yuzna, Ryan Turek and TCM host Alicia Malone; and a live taping of Unspooled Live! with Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson.
COST: $15; MORE INFO


TUESDAY, MARCH 3; 5:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Super Tuesday Bash 2020
Hammer Museum -- 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
Watch the presidential and primary election results roll in at the museum. Follow the polls as pundits and prognosticators take their best guesses at close races. Toast to democracy in action. A cash bar and snacks will be available.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO


TUESDAY, MARCH 3; 5:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Election Central - L.A. Election Watch Party
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes -- 501 N. Main St., downtown L.A.
On Super Tuesday, join the nonpartisan group StudyLA for an Election Day watch party as results come in. Learn which elected officials will guide the future of the state.
COST: FREE, but RSVPs recommended; MORE INFO

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3; 12 - 10 P.M.
For the People Movie Marathon
ARRAY HQ -- 180 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park
Ava Duvernay's nonprofit hosts a Super Tuesday movie marathon focused on the importance of voting. Watch five election-themed movies from directors of color and women. They include Integration Report 1 with I am Somebody (1970) by Madelaine Anderson; Children of Men (2006), directed by Alfonso Cuaron; The Battle of Algiers (1967) directed by Gillo Pontecorvo; and The Perfect Candidate by Haifaa Al-Mansour.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO


TUESDAY, MARCH 3; 7 - 9:30 P.M.
Pleasantville
Southern California Institute of Architecture -- 960 E. 3rd St., downtown L.A.
LACMA teams with SCI-Arc team up for a screening of the 1998 film about siblings (Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire) who find themselves in a 1950s sitcom. The film is followed by a post-screening conversation with Oscar-winning production designer Jeannine Oppewall.
COST: FREE ; MORE INFO


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4; 8 - 10 P.M.
Live Read: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
DGA Theater Complex -- 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood Hills West
Film Independent's popular reading series returns to the stage with a new take on Charlie Kaufman's screenplay. The cast includes Tessa Thompson, Kiersey Clemons, Kelly Marie Tran and Bridget Regan with a special musical performance by Miya Folick. **Update: Kumail Nanjiani now replaces Adam Scott, who was previously announced in the cast.
COST: $30 - $50; MORE INFO

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The Grammy Museum welcomes Scarypoolparty for a conversation and short music set this week. (Joey Tortuga)

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4; 7:30 - 9 P.M.
Homegrown: Scarypoolparty
Grammy Museum L.A. Live -- 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown L.A.
The Pomona-based musician who busked in and around L.A. before finding fame on American Idol discusses his journey with the Grammy Museum's Scott Goldman. Then he plays a short set.
COST: $20; MORE INFO

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5 - SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Power to the People!
Walt Disney Concert Hall, California African American Museum, A Noise Within
The L.A. Phil's festival celebrates the role of artists in advocating for social change, civil rights and humanitarian causes. There are musical performances, talks, participatory events and performance art at venues throughout the city. The opening weekend features Herbie Hancock with Gustavo Dudamel, Patti Smith and her Band, and Yolanda Adams.
COST: Varies; MORE INFO

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Talia Ryder stars in Never Rarely Sometimes Always, a feature by Eliza Hittman. (Focus Features)


THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Aero Theatre -- 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
The American Cinematheque presents a screening of the Sundance hit about a 17-year-old who she travels with her cousin from Pennsylvania to Brooklyn to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Director Eliza Hittman will participate in a post-screening discussion. RSVP does not guarantee seating; Cinematheque members will have priority.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO


THURSDAY, MARCH 5; 11 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Bar Fiorito Pop-up Opens
Eataly L.A., 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City
The springtime pop-up bar, located in La Pizza & La Pasta, serves spritz cocktails including the classic Aperol version and eight twists on the drink (think mezcal and limoncello).
COST: Varies; MORE INFO

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5; 7:30 - 10:30 P.M.
Yacht Rock Revue
The Wiltern -- 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown
YRR brings saxes, harmonies, tight bell bottoms and the grooves of the '70s and early '80s, performing originals as well as covers of soft-rock hits.
COST: Tickets start at $20; MORE INFO


THURSDAY, MARCH 5; 8 - 9:30 P.M.
Bachelor: The Musical
Dynasty Typewriter At The Hayworth -- 2511 Wilshire Blvd., Westlake
This totally unauthorized full-length musical parody features all the drama and tropes of the "reality" show you love to hate. Who gets that final rose? Who's going home first? Who cares? The show stars Hallmark Channel hunk Peter Porte as "The Bachelor."
COST: $15 - $20; MORE INFO