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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Noises Off at A Noise Within, 4 Exhbits at the Armory, Craft & Folk Art Museum Openings, and dineLA's 'Restaurant Week' Begins

From "Noises Off" (Courtesy A Noise Within)
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A Noise Within have reprised their hilarious and critically acclaimed production of the joyfully out-of control British farce Noises Off, with shows today at 2 and 7 p.m. Company Co-Founders/Co-Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott co-direct the production, in which Elliott also performs, which was presented last season for the first time in the company's history and garnered rave reviews. [Tickets] ART
Four new exhibits open today at the Armory Center for the Arts: "Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals" (modes of storytelling, ritual, and everyday magic through video art); "Nuttaphol Ma: Ruins of Daedalus' Labyrinth" (a maze-like installation based on a story of migration and survival); "Haruko Tanaka: Café Kiss of the World"; and "Synthesis: 97 Questions" (Students from Mayfield Senior School respond visually and not verbally to 97 questions; the result being more intuitive, non-sequential, and visually spontaneous work).

One of two exhibits opening today at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, "A Marriage of Craft and Design: The Work of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman" allows guests to explore the work of artist-designers the Ackermans, who brought beautiful, yet affordable, home accessories to a rapidly expanding post-World War II California population. With their talents in decorative art and design, the couple helped to shape the phenomenon that came to be known as “Mid-Century California Modernism.” Secondly, with "Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga," Aguiñiga will create a spontaneous, site-specific structure. Made up of criss-crossed yarn with floating woven pieces that are intersected with furniture made specifically for the exhibition, the work will experiment with boundaries and suspension. The result will be a sort of cave where visitors can seek respite, with a mix of the functional and the purely aesthetic—a connection of disparate planes.

dineLA's twice-yearly "Restaurant Week" launched its Winter 2011 edition today, with almost 300 restaurants participating. Among the melange of family-friendly, fine dining, chain, hotel, casual, lunch-oriented, steakhouses, sushi spots, and romantic restaurants are some of the city's hottest dining destinations. Sundays are best for dinners; reservations recommended at some establishments.

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