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Pencil This In: Sunday
Charlie Chaplin's legendary Modern Times is on the big screen this afternoon at the Silent Movie Theatre. The film "marks the final screen appearance of his beloved and iconic Tramp. It’s also one of Chaplin’s most thematically and stylistically audacious films."
4:00 p.m. // The Silent Movie Theatre // 611 N Fairfax Ave // $12
WIN AN OSCAR!
Oh, okay, fine, you probably aren't nominated for one this year (don't worry, your time will come, Hollywood hopefuls) but you can still see the 50 statuettes that will be handed out next weekend live and in person. The interactive exhibit even permits you to hold one of the nearly-twenty-pound suckers, giving you just a moment to practice forgetting your husband's name or your political pontifications in your inevitable acceptance speech.
Noon-7:00 p.m. // Hollywood & Highland Center // 6801 Hollywood Blvd. // Free
Today is the annual reading of the one-act play "Corrupting Heritage Square" put on by Yale Cabaret Hollywood at the Heritage Square Museum (last weekend we suggested you take your grandparents there). The reading will take place in the Victorian Parlor of the William Perry Mansion, and all proceeds go directly to the museum. The play is adapted from Mark Twain’s "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg"
4:00-6:00 p.m. // Heritage Square Museum // 3800 Homer Street //$15 general; free for museum members
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (warning, link bursts into song in true musical theatre form) is a sort of rock-and-roll rehash of the life of the president best known for rounding up the Native Americans and sending them packing. It's kind of like Schoolhouse Rock meets The Who's Tommy. Or the US History class you always wished you'd had.
6:30 p.m. // Kirk Douglas Theatre // 9820 Washington Blvd , Culver City // $20-$50
LACMA'S FREE WEEKEND CONTINUES!
Don't forget that today and tomorrow admission to LACMA is free. There will be lots of extra entertainment on the grounds, and access to all the galleries, except the new Broad Contemporary, which has already sold out (of course!). But that means less people crowding the European paintings you love so much. Tickets need to be reserved in advanced online or by calling the box office.
Sun, & Mon 11 a.m.-8 p.m. // LACMA // 5905 Wilshire Blvd. // Free (with reservation)
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