Pencil This In: College Night at the Getty; NewFilmmakers LA Screenings; Central Avenue Images; and a Little Madness
After a busy, busy weekend in and around LA, there's still a number of happenings tonight. The Getty Center hosts an art party for college students; NewFilmmakers LA holds its monthly screening series; Madness checks into the Nokia Theater for a concert between Coachella weekends; a MOPLA exhibition showcases images from Central Avenue; and Nic Harcourt's School Night rules at Bardot. Read on for all the details.
The J. Paul Getty Museum hosts College Night tonight from 6-9:30 pm at the Getty Center. Students can enjoy a free night of special tours, live music by Milo Greene and DJ sets by Jordan Mayer, food, and other activities that fit into this year’s theme: “L.A. Style.” Catch two photo exhibitions: Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity, among other artworks. The LA-inspired menu and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary, and a cash bar is available for the purchase of beer and wine (with ID). Free, but reservations are encouraged. College ID required for admission.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles holds its April screening program tonight at Sunset Gower Studios. The first program of five short films, including Bugbaby (trailer above), begins at 6 pm, followed by two programs of feature-length films at 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm. Features tonight are: The Maiden Danced To Death, a film about two Hungarian dancer brothers, one who defects to the West, and the other who stays. They are reunited 20 years later. The Mighty Mavericks is about a junior college football program that loses its financial sponsor just one week before the season begins. There are pre- and post-receptions for each program as well as audience Q&A sessions. Admission to the programs are $6 each or $16 for all three.
It’s a School Night returns to Bardot with another Monday night of live music and DJ sets. Performing live tonight: Kimbra at 9:30 pm, with Mini Mansions (8:30 pm) and Size2Shoes (10:30 pm). Special DJ sets by Stevie B, Chris Douridas and Matt Goldman. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) presents Central Avenue: A Community Album, an exhibition that commemorates the 20-year anniversary of LA’s riots of 1992. It’s an “immersive projected exhibition that showcases more that 150 photos from South LA residents’ own images of life on Central Avenue, with new portraits by documentary photographer Sam Comen. The show remains up at 2515 S. Central Ave., at the corner of Adams Boulevard through April 21. This week, the gallery remains open 10 am-6 pm.
In an interactive program tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm, The Annenberg Beach House welcomes several visual and performing artists who have been selected as fellows in the Santa Monica Artist Fellowship program. Guest speakers are painter and environmental installation artist Lita Albuquerque, choreographers Rudy Perez and Lionel Popkin, and new media artist Jody Zellen, who'll present and discuss their wide-ranging art practices. There will also be a Q&A with the audience, moderated by Cultural Affairs Administrator Nathan Birnbaum. Free, but reservations recommended
Club Nokia kicks it old school tonight with a performance tonight by British punk/ska band Madness (“Our House"). The band is currently in between Coachella performances and celebrate more than 30 years in the business. The band is currently working on their 10th studio album that will be released later this year. Tickets: $28.50-$42.50
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