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Get Out: Edwardian Ball, Early Videographers & the 'Austrian Mona Lisa'

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BALL: Feeling fancy? Get out your petticoats and top hats for the Edwardian Ball that will be in town (from the Bay Area) tonight at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles fomr 7pm until 2am. There will be music, cirque performances, DJs, dancing, art and lots of people dressed up in their steampunk and turn-of-the-last-century best. Here's a video from the San Francisco event. Tickets are $42 in advance and $45 at the door. For more information, check out their website and buy your tickets here.

EXPERIMENTAL: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian is hosting Los Angeles Filmforum's "Tricky Poses and Taxing Conditions: Performance and Media," a series of shorts from the early days of video, including videos by Paul McCarthy, Richard Newton, Allan Sekula and Bruce Nauman. The screening begins at 4pm at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Tickets are $10, and you can buy them here.

HEIST: Author Anne-Marie O’Connor, the author of "The Lady in Gold," will be discussing the battle to recover a Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the “Austrian Mona Lisa." It was created in turn-of-the-century Vienna and stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The lecture begins at 2pm and it is free at the Bing Theatre at LACMA.