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Pencil This In: Lomography in LA, Poetry at the Hammer and Neil Simon's California Suite

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Blue Forest by Kate Moriarty. | Photo courtesy of John Henry Gallery

Blue Forest by Kate Moriarty. | Photo courtesy of John Henry Gallery
The Hammer Museum presents poet Maureen McLane tonight at 7 pm. She is the author of two volumes of poems, Same Life (2008) and the forthcoming World Enough. She is the former chief poetry critic of the Chicago Tribune and currently teaches at NYU. This readings series is organized and hosted by poet and UCLA professor Stephen Yenser. 

L.A. Theatre Works records Neil Simon's California Suite this weekend at the Skirball with a cast that includes Bruce Davison, Marsha Mason and Amy Pietz. Four couples, from London, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York visit a Beverly Hills hotel and say at the same suite at different times of the same year. They bring their problems, anxieties and comic marital dilemmas. The five performances this weekend will be recorded live and will air on public radio. Tonight at 8 pm. 8 pm. Tickets $20-$48.

Henry Road in Studio City presents the art of Kate Moriarty who works with pastels on suede. The opening reception is tonight from 5-8 pm, and the show will be up until June. l

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100 4 1000 is a group show that opens at LOOK Gallery (at the LA Mart Design Center) tonight with a reception from 6-9 pm. All art work in this show is under $1,000. The exhibit ends on March 31. Art by Gregg Chadwick is featured in this show.

Thursday, February 18, 7pm
Tonight at Vroman’s Dorothy Crawford discusses and signs A Windfall of Musicians: Hitler’s Emigres and Exiles in Southern California. Her book examines the lives of composers, conductors and other musicians who fled Nazi Germany and arrived in the LA area. She also examines their collective impact on the film and music industries. 7 pm.

A new Lomography "embassy" and store opens officially today in West Hollywood. It’s a meet-up spot, workshop location, gallery space and features the full line of Lomographic products and services. There’s a workshop during the opening tonight at 8 pm that answers the basic question: "What the Hell is Lomography?" (Basically we think it’s it’s analog photography with film and takes its name from the Lomo Kompakt Automat Russian camera.)

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