Pencil This In: Zen Garage Opens at JANM, Screwball Comedies at the Aero and Kalman at the Skirball
There’s an opening tonight for Zen Garage, a concept display that’s part of the Salon Pop series developed by Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum. The display features three works that illustrate “various facets of contemporary aesthetics, lifestyles, and cultural backgrounds.” The Super Famicom Car features a retro videogame in a converted Scion xB; David Choe’s Custom Monster features the graphic artist’s street style on a Scion xB; and Shinya Kimura’s Spike is both a motorcycle and a work of art. The opening is from 5-9 pm tonight and the show runs through Feb. 13. FILM
The Aero Theatre screens a double feature of screwball comedies from the 1930s beginning at 7:30 pm with It’s a Wonderful World (1939) with Jimmy Stewart as a detective with a heart of gold in this crime comedy. Claudette Colbert stars as his love interest. The film’s followed by The Mad Miss Manton (1938) with Barbara Stanwyck as a heroine who discovers a dead body, but the police don’t believe her when the body disappears. With Henry Fonda and Sam Levene.