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Get Out: 'Trespass' Downtown, Black Art in L.A. & Angel City Jazz

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JAZZ: Today is the last day of the Angel City Jazz Festival. Percussionist-composer Alex Cline will be playing "For People in Sorrow," as a tribute to Roscoe Mitchell, alongside the actual Roscoe Mitchell trio at REDCAT. The concert is at 7 p.m. at REDCAT in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex at 631 W. 2nd St. For more info, visit the festival's website.

ART: Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 is opening at the Hammer museum today. The exhibition chronicles the legacy of the city’s African American artists, who were animated to an extent by the civil rights and Black Power movements. This is presented as a part of the regionwide collaboration Pacific Standard Time. Several prominent black artists began their careers in the Los Angeles area, including Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Saar and their work is exhibited here. Admission is free today, and the museum is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. At 1 p.m. exhibition curator Kellie Jones will conduct a walkthrough. For more information, visit the exhibition's website.

TRESPASS: Downtown is the place for masses this weekend. At 11 a.m. today people will gather in the historic Broadway Theater District artists near Washington and Broadway for the Trespass Parade. Residents and artists will rally together to engage in art, music, dancing, floats, community activism, and performance. By noon, they will be parading as a celebration of the opening of the Getty-sponsored, region-wide initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Many Los Angeles art artists, including John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Nancy Rubins and Jeffrey Vallance, were asked to produce statements that will be worn on T-shirts in the parade. (And, hey, some of the artists might show up.) Some of the contemporary artists and performers that will perform in and along the parade route include Nancy Buchanan, Vaginal Davis, Ann Magnuson, My Barbarian and Sylvère Lotringer. There will be an ending reception at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles as well as at REDCAT. For more info, check out their site.

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