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Get Out: 500 Dancers on Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook & Weegee's Bicoastal Photography

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PERFORMANCE: In 1980, Lita Albuquerque colored a dry desert lake bed with pigment, and 32 years later she is recreating that project with a live-scale performance piece—this time 500 performers will represent the pigment. The performance "Spine of the Earth 2012" will start precisely at the stroke of noon (don't get there a moment later) when a skydiver kicks off the event at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. The event is free, and parking is available at 3540 Hayden Avenue in Culver City. For more information and to see a picture of her 1980 piece, visit the event's website.

POPULAR: MOCA will be hosting a discussion of the work of Weegee in the context of "tabloid photography, celebrity culture, and the lure of the lowbrow." Weegee's work is being show in New York, and a theme of the lecture will be how his work was received differently on each coast. The discussion will include Richard Meyer, guest curator of "Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles;" Brian Wallis, chief curator at the International Center of Photography; and art historian Colin Westerbeck. The lecture starts at 3 pm at MOCA Grand Avenue. For more information, visit MOCA's website.