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Pencil This In: Sunday
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TV: WATCH THE OSCARS
LAist's own TV Junkie has already given us the deets (and some alternatives), but in case you missed it, the 80th Annual Academy Awards are tonight, live from our very own Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Settle into your favorite spot in front of your tee vee and tune in along with zillions of other people around the world and see who wins what, who wears what, and if it rains on the red carpet.
5:00 p.m. // ABC--Channel 7 // Your house // Free
Prefer to watch the Oscars telecast with several other film fans in a movie theatre? Head out to the Cinefamily's Oscar Night event at the Silent Movie Theatre, and watch en masse with popcorn and predictions galore. Turn in your own ballot for the chance to win a year's membership, too.
4:00 p.m. // The Silent Movie Theatre // 611 N Fairfax Ave // $10
How about a seminar to turn your Sunday into a learning experience about inter-faith relations? "An Illuminated History of Jewish-Muslim Relations" looks at the tensions and commonalities between the two faiths through the lenses of religion, culture, and literature.
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. // Pacific Arts Center // 10469 Santa Monica Blvd. // (310) 657-5511 // $25
Make Art/Stop AIDS opens at UCLA's Fowler, and today there are three guided tours of the exhibit available to the public with curators David Gere and Robert Sember. The museum is open until 5 p.m.
2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m. // Fowler Musuem at UCLA // 308 Charles E. Young Drive North // (310) 825-4361 // Free
Rhapsodomancy is on tonight at the Good Luck Bar in Los Feliz. Celine Malanum describes it best, via Flavorpill: "This month's edition features Ellen Bass, whose intimate poetry uses precise, intuitive metaphors, and Frank X. Gaspar who, by contrast, prefers longer lines flecked with allusion. Gleah Powers writes of her dance and travel experiences, and Robert W. Fox's nonfiction revolves around the under-served teens he teaches at juvenile hall."
7:00 p.m. // Good Luck Bar // 1514 Hillhurst Ave // $3 suggested donation // 21+ only, please
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.