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For a new LAist first, tonight is the first time we've suggested an event involving nudity. It is summer, after all, so hedonism is allowed.
Get an eyeful of the Suicide Girls Burlesque at the Knitting Factory Main Lounge. The array of pierced, dyed and tattooed girls will be performing with Sound of the Struggle, Something for Rockets and DJ Keith Morris (of the Circle Jerks). The show starts at 9:00 PM and tickets are $15.00 at the door.
It's a good night for film, as we have two museums showing classics. At the Skirball Cultural Center, see Wes Craven's screening of Roman Polanski's Repulsion at 7:30 PM. This 1965 film is a profoundly unsettling thriller about a young woman (Catherine Deneuve) driven to madness by her own fears and fantasies; it is widely recognized as a prelude to Polanski's later, signature work in psychological horror. Admission is $10.00 general, $8.00 for members and $6.00 for students.
Just down the freeway at the UCLA Hammer Museum, see Luis Buñuels Abismos de Pasión in the outdoor courtyard at 8:00 PM. The director's adaptation of the classic story of Wuthering Heights, this 1954 film narrates Catalinas estrangement by love. In love with her husband and with another man, Catalina invokes a story of impossible love and corrosive hate, which plays out against the barren Mexican high chaparral. Admission to the museum is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors (65+) and free for students, UCLA faculty and staff.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.