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Get Out: 80s Exploitation Films, Stanley Kubrick Closing Party, Iris DeMent & More

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By Matthew Bramlett

FILM: The good people at Cinefamily will be taking you back to the seedy underbelly of early 80s exploitation cinema with their Neon Slime Midnite Triple Feature. The first film "Angel" is an exploitation classic that chronicles an honors high school student who moonlights as a hooker. "Vice Squad," hailed by many as one of the most vulgar films of all time, is about a psychotic killer pimp named Ramrod that leaves a trail of destruction in his harrowing wake. The third film "Savage Streets" stars everyone’s favorite hellspawn Linda Blair as the leader of a high school squad of teenage terrors who light up the Hollywood night looking for trouble in all the wrong places. The triple feature starts at 8 p.m. and is $15.

ART: LACMA's awe-inspiring Stanley Kubrick exhibit that exposed film fans to the legendary auteur's hidden closet full of film memorabilia will be coming to an end soon, but not without a killer closing celebration. The show will feature late-night access to the exhibit that runs until 11 p.m., a Kubrickian scavenger hunt with a DVD of the Stanley Kubrick Essential Collection as the grand prize, and KCRW DJ Marion Hodges spinning tunes inspired by Kubrick's most famous films. General admission is $40.

MORE FILM: It’s summer, so Cinespia will once again be showing classic films in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Saturday night will feature Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece "The Man Who Knew Too Much." The film, starring Jimmy Stewart in one of his most iconic roles, chronicles a man who is desperately trying to save his family from the feds. Doris Day also stars as Stewart's wife. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12, with parking ranging from $8 in the Paramount lot to $15 in the Hollywood Forever lot.

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MUSIC: Iris DeMent, one of folk music’s most beloved artists, will be performing with RT N' the 44s at the First Unitarian Church on Saturday at 8 p.m. DeMent’s musical catalogue is impressive, with five albums under her belt, three of which landed on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Tickets range from $23 to $25 and the show starts at 8 p.m. More information can be found here.

DESIGN: The annual Dwell on Design week is an event that showcases architectural and innovative marvels and features many of the industry’s heavy hitters. The week focuses on tours through some of L.A.’s most unique districts and homes. Saturday’s event will include tours of homes on the East Side and Downtown. Tickets are a bit on the pricey side with regular rates going for $95, but the tickets also include a free Dwell on Design two-day pass for any event the weekend will offer, which, according to this schedule, is a lot.