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Get Out: How Los Angeles Invented the World, Destroy All Monsters & Eugene O'Neill

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CIVIC PRIDE: The Getty is going to spend a half-day exploring how Los Angeles culture ended up becoming a stand-in for American culture, which was then globalized. Or more succinctly, "How Los Angeles Invented the World." The panels will include journalists, filmmakers, critics and professors, such as Kenneth Turan, Reed Johnson, Warren Olney and Thom Anderson. The event goes from 2pm until 7pm and it's free but you should reserve a space. For more information, visit the the Getty's website or call (310) 440-7300.

MONSTERS: Prism is hosting an exhibition of artwork created by the Ann Arbor-based performance group Destroy All Monsters, whose heyday was in the 1970s. The themes of the work include "grotesque figuration, ecstatic pop imagism, apocalyptic play-acting, gothic dreamscapes, and full-on horror". Prism is located at 8746 W. Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. For more information on the exhibit, visit the gallery's website.

THEATER: A Noise Within is staging the Eugene O'Neill play "Desire Under the Elms," which will open tonight and will be running until December 18. The play involves three complex central characters trapped in an incestuous triangle. A Noise Within is located at 3352 East Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. To buy tickets, call (626) 356-3100 ext. 1 or visit the theater's site.