Pencil This In: Screenings of 'The Fourth Dimension,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'My Fair Lady,' and Art Platform Opens
Carmageddon, shmarmageddon. We found a few interesting events happening around town tonight, including classic film screenings of The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady; a free screening of The Fourth Dimension; contemporary art at Art Platform - LA; and an L.A. Record / Vex Ruffin release party. Read on for the details.
It’s a weekend of art in LA. Yes, the Getty Center’s closed, but there’s ARTmageddon and Art Platform - Los Angeles, a modern and contemporary art fair, opens at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. The fair’s second edition brings together both local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums and art fans for exhibitions, speakers, workshops. It’s open from 11 am-6 pm today through Sunday. Admission/passes: $15-$45.
Cinefamily presents a free screening of the new anthology film Fourth Dimension (VICE and Grolsch Film Works) tonight at 8 pm, featuring shorts from Russia’s Alexy Fedorchenko, America’s Harmony Korine and Poland’s Jan Kwiecinski. (Val Kilmer stars in Korine’s as a motivational speaker of sorts.) Each film addresses the higher plane of existence with the directors’ interpretating the “idiosyncratic creative brief laid down by VICE Films’ executive director Eddy Moretti (featuring such instructions as “We must never know the truth”, “Someone must sing a song that is completely made up”, “We need to see things that are secret to most” and “You cannot fail”).” Kwiecinski will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. Free (first-come, first-served with pre-registration). Get there early if you want to go.
Mount Analog hosts the release party for the latest issue of L.A. Record and the limited Vex Ruffin 7" Flexi from Stones Throw Records that comes with it. DJ sets tonight from Vex Ruffin as well as Peanut Butter Wolf (the guy behind Stones Throw).
7-10 pm. All ages. Free.
As part of the year-long 90th anniversary celebration of the Egyptian Theatre, there’s a screening of the George Cukor classic My Fair Lady, with Audrey Hepburn as the cockney flower girl and Rex Harrison as a speech expert who takes on a challenge to transform her into a lady. (Yes, it’s kind of demeaning when you really think about it, but it’s still a classic with songs like "Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time." There’s a discussion following with actor Theodore Bikel. 7:30 pm - $11.
Front Porch Cinema brings a free screening of The Wizard of Oz to the Santa Monica Pier tonight. Come dressed as your favorite character, if you like, or feel free to sing along. Lawn chairs are available to rent, and food and drinks are available for purchase. Music starts at 6 pm and the film screens at 7:30 pm.
A single elderly couple's dilemma in facing the ravages of old age and disease is dramatized under three different sets of circumstances, and by three very good sets of actors, in Henry Murray's award-winning new play Three Views of the Same Object, now up and running at Rogue Machine Theatre through November 4. Any hopes you may harbor that getting up in years won't be so bad should be thoroughly dispelled. Tonight at 8. Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets: $29.99.
What what would you do if it were the last night ever? Find out tomorrow at the End of the World Party at Los Globos, created by the guys behind Rebel Bingo. Dress like you've never dared, make a wish in the last wish wall and make last song requests on the Facebook page. Tickets: $5-$20.
*Pencil pick of the day