Get Out: L.A. Dance Project, "The Clock" and More
DANCE: The Music Center is kicking off its 10th Anniversary season in the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the city’s very own new ballet company. The recently-formed L.A. Dance Project and its acclaimed choreographer Benjamin Millepied had its premiere performance last night and there will be another today at 2 pm. For ticket information, visit the Music Center's website.
FILM: It's election season—so what better time to watch "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" on the big screen? UCLA is showing the film at the Billy Wilder Theater at 11 am. This is a kid-friendly performance. In fact, before the feature presentation screens, two politically-themed "Schoolhouse Rocks" shorts will be shown. For more information, visit UCLA's site.
TIME: LACMA will be hosting a special 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay's award-winning "The Clock" that ends at noon today. "The Clock" is a montage containing scenes from various movies and TV shows that, when put together, illustrates the passage of time. The event is free, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. For a list of open hours of nearby restaurants and eateries, as well as parking information, visit LACMA's website.
CHARITY: Artist Kristy Baltezore is hosting "This House is Not a Home," a two-day public event that aims to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness, in the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. The event, described as a “participatory public artwork,” will take place today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Today, participants will be eating a small house made of bread that was constructed yesterday. Participants must bring their own utensils. Go to The Armory's website for more details.
CON: Power-Con/ThunderCon, a two-day fan convention dedicated to He-Man, She-Ra, and ThunderCats, begins today at 10 a.m. in the Torrance Marriott South Bay. Festivities will end at 5 p.m. Kids 12 and under can get in for free. Tickets are not being sold online anymore, but you can still purchase them at the door. For additional information, visit the event's website.
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Michaia Hernandez contributed to this post.