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Arts and Entertainment

Get Out: Indian Arts Marketplace, Kim Ki-Duk at Cinefamily & Roller Derby Championship

Roller Derby (Photo by delara-photos via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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MARKET: The Autry National Center celebrates arts the Native American way with the 2012 American Indian Arts Marketplace. Over 180 artists will be on hand to sell their artwork. There will also be presentations and discussions from notable artists and gallery owners, book signings, plays and film screenings. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow. It's free for Autry members and children 8 and younger, $12 for adults, and $8 for seniors, children, and students. You can buy your tickets online through the event website.

THEATER: As part of the 2012 American Indian Arts Marketplace, the Native Voices at the Autry will be presenting their second annual short play festival, "Indians in America: Native American Athletes Take the Field." The festival, which feature public readings of six short plays that involve sports themes, will take place to honor the 100th anniversary of Jim Thorpe's Olympic achievements. The festival takes place in the Wells Fargo Theater for the Autry National Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Though the event is free with admission to the Marketplace. For more information, check out the event website.

CINEMA: As part of a three-day tribute to the world-renown South Korean filmmaker, the Cinefamily (611 N. Fairfax Ave.) is hosting "An Evening with Kim Ki-Duk in Person." Kim will be appearing onstage at 6:30 for a live interview session to talk about his work. Approximately an hour after the live appearance, the theater will be screening one of Kim's films: "Time," a melodrama that centers on South Korean women's obsession with plastic surgery. Tickets are $12. You can purchase your tickets here.

ROLLER DERBY: If you're a Derby Dolls fan, you definitely don't want to miss tonight's Women's Banked Track Roller Derby Championships, which will pit the Varsity Brawlers against the Sirens. The event takes place in the L.A. Derby Dolls' Doll Factory (1910 W. Temple St.) from 6 to 10:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. You can purchase your tickets here. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission spots are still up for grabs. Online ticket sales ends at 1 p.m. After that, they will be available at the door (if they aren't sold out, that is).

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FESTIVAL: A festival on the conservation of Mexican artist David Alfaro's mural "America Tropical" takes place today at the Getty Museum. In addition to seeing the mural, attendees will be treated to art exhibitions, folklore dances, mariachi music, street theaters, workshops, a UCLA Philharmonia presentation and a special performance of "America Tropical: the Opera." The event takes place at 10:30 a.m. in Olvera Street (between La Plaza de Cultura y Artes and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument). For more information, visit the event website.

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