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And Now for the Next 1000 Years, A Group Effort opens at
one of the more interesting sites at Bergamot Station - furniture as
art, The Gallery of Functional Art, through March 12, (310)
“Blacksmith/Bird of Paradise,” two
contrasting exhibitions by LA artist Jeff Gambill, Rosamund Felson
Gallery, Bergamot Station, through Feb. 5, 2000, (310) 828-8488.
Lawrence Lebo appearing at Santa
Monica College on Friday Jan. 21
Beautiful: Artists Draw the Nude (1440-1850), chronicles how
European artists represented the human body over the course of 400
years, The Getty Center, through February 27, (310)
Ceramica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th
Century, more than 300 Mexican clay works, will include Metepec
portrait pitchers, Michoacan pineapple jars, Oaxacan blackware, and
ceramic dolls, through January 30, 2000, California Heritage Museum,
Santa Monica, (310) 392-8537.
Foundry to Finish: in the
studio of Adriaen de Vries, explores the lost wax process of
bronze casting through the work of the Dutch sculptor. The Getty
Center, through April 9, 2000, (310) 440-7300.
Salon Exhibition, Multi-Media, featuring D. Anderson, A. Bray,
N. Cooper, D. Kaplan Evans, J.M. Fernandez, C. Ford, B. Grossman, C.
Hanzakos, F. Harper, K. Keel, S. Keane, P. Klowden and more, T.A.G.,
The Artist Gallery, through Jan. 29, (310)
Integrated Circuitry, an Exhibition of
Artists' Progressive Invitations, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads
School, 1734 21st Street, through February 13, (310) 829-7391, ext.
Life Stories: A Performance Workshop, "A nine-week
autobiographical writing class, utilizing exercises to create the
freedom to write intuitively. Workshop culminates with a
performance. Tuition $110, Beyond Baroque, through March 25, 10 a.m.
- 1 p.m.
Kerry James Marshall's "Mementos," a requiem
to the 1960's, specially the Civil Rights Movement, also offered:
educational and outreach programs, as well as the Evening Salons
Series, through February, 2000, Santa Monica Museum of Art, (310)
“Nautical Bob,” Richard
Sedivy’s new series of “paired relationships in diptych form
depicting boats, ships, canoes and other small vessels as primary
images of change, movement and transition,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger
Fine Art, through Feb. 19, 2000, (310) 828-1133.
Egypt: The Making of the Animated Film, Drawings, Paintings and
Film Stills, through January 30, 2000, The Skirball Cultural Center,
“Poppomostarculture,” Scott Katano’s
new show that examines the language of popular culture, its words,
colors. Forms, textures and values, Ruth Bachnofner Gallery, through
Feb. 12, 2000, (310) 829-3800.
Shock of the New, with
Juror Peter Frank, Center & Wurdmann galleries; '99 New Members
Group Show (new members from '99 screening can submit two works:
juried by 825 exhibition committee, Gallery 825 (825 La Cienega),
through February 18, (310) 652-8272.
Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue, starring
Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason. January 19-23. The Skirball
Cultural Center, $31 and $35 for single tickets/student rush, $10,
public rush $20, (310) 440-4515.
Family Workshops, Storytelling in Spanish and English.
This month's theme is "Drawing Family Stories." 11 a.m. - 12:30
p.m., and 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., advanced reservations required.
Orientation Talks are presented every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m., 2 (in Spanish), and 2:30 p.m. The Getty Center, (310)
Malibu Orchid Society meets at
7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, Pacific Palisades Women's
Club, (310) 454-8221.
Steve Meltzer's solo show
Puppetelo! Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the
Santa Monica Puppet & Magic Center's new home 1255 2nd Street,
Santa Monica. For ages 3 and up. $6.50 per show. (310) 656-0483.
Thursday, January 20
AARP holds meeting with City Councilman Michael Feinstein,
1:30 p.m., Third Floor Community Room at Santa Monica Place, (310)
"Acupuncture & Herbs for Respiratory
Conditions," offered Free by Yo San University of Traditional
Medicine, presented by Doris Owanda Johnson, 1314 2nd St., Room 202,
Drawing in the Dark, Leon Kossoff's
studies from Nicolas Poussin, in conjunction with the exhibition,
Poussin Landscapes, The Getty Center, 7 p.m., (310)
Carl Hiaason converses with Kinky Friedman
about his new novel, "Sick Puppy," The Writers Guild, 135 S. Doheny
Drive, 7:30 p.m., 9310) 335-0917.
Santa Monica Film Festival rolls out new independent films,
beginning at 7 and 9, (310) 289-1744.
Photo LA 2000
previews, with reception, 6 - 9 p.m., $40. The exhibit runs
through Sunday, $12 for a day pass, $20 for a three-day pass. Santa
Monica Civic Auditorium, (323) 937-5482.
Sneak Preview of
"The Cup," which will be released on January 28, UCLA Film
and Television Archive, 7:30 p.m., (310) 206-FILM.
Friday, January 21
Open and Featured Poetry, Midnight Special Bookstore 8
p.m., (310) 393-2923.
Point-of-View Gallery Talk, LA
artist Gronk discusses the museum's paintings collection, enrollment
limited, sign up begins at 4:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Getty
Center. (310) 440-7300.
2-4-1, solo comic monologues
on pop culture, Highways, 8:30 p.m., through Jan. 29. (310)
Saturday, January 22
Patricia Arquette, Greg Germann and Roma Mafia read
stories and David Shannon signs. Every Picture Tells a Story
Bookstore. 7525 Beverly Blvd., 5 p.m., (323)
Internet Uses For Translators. A seminar
sponsored by SCATIA (Southern CA Translators & Interpreters
Assoc.). $25 members, $40 non-members. Holiday Inn Burbank. 1p.m. to
5p.m., Tel: (818) 725-3899.
Claude Chabrol tribute,
"Innocents With Dirty Hands," featuring at interview with the
French director by critic Jean Douchet, UCLA Film and Television
Archive, 7:30 p.m., (310) 296-FILM.
The Hemlock Society of
Los Angeles discuss "Pain," specifically in the terminally ill,
Forbes Hall of the Unitarian Church of Santa Monica, 1721 Arizona
Ave, 1 p.m.
Michael Kenna's intimate photographs of
European gardens; Hilary Brace's charcoal drawing and pastels,
reception for the artists 10 a.m. to noon, Craig Krull Gallery,
Bergamot Station, through February 26, (310)
Memories Lost, new drawings by Beverly
Hills-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Randal Haworth. A portion of the
proceeds will go to SHARE, Inc., which serves the needs of abused or
disabled children. Also, Transitions, new paintings by LA based
Keehong Kim, reception 6 to 9 p.m., BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station,
through February 6, (310) 315-9502.
large-scale sculpture/performance installation wherein a
multi-chambered white rectangular box acts as a labyrinth. Artist
Martin Durazo escapes from one situation to another, with two
surveillance cameras, Cherry, 2411 Glencoe in Venice, through March
5, (310) 880-2790.
Rod and Custom Show, featuring
vintage cars, including a 1934 Ford 3-window coupe, a 1933 Roadster,
a 1923 T-bucket and a 1931 Ford Tudor sedan, $7 adults/$5 seniors/$3
children under 16, Museum of Flying, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., (310)
Richard Shelton, A Survey: 1967-1999,
opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Frumkin/ Duval Gallery, Bergamot
Station, (310) 453-1850.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Are Dead, a Theatre Forty production, starring Ed Martin and
Mark Bradford Hill (also the producers), closes Februar0y 20, (323)
Shock of the New (see above listing)
reception: Saturday, 1/22, Gallery 825 (825 La Cienega), exhibit
through February 18, (310) 652-8272.
Spirit in the
Sky, as part of the "Comedy Project: Comedy and Commentary for
the New Millennium," with performances by Dana Gould, Andy Kindler,
Michael Patrick King, Julia Sweeney, Taylor Negron and Moon Zappa,
The Skirball Cultural Center, 8 p.m., (310) 440-4500.
MFA Reading Series. From the highly reputable UCI Graduate
Writing Program, readers will be Jonathan Farmer (poetry) and Jenny
Jordan (fiction), Midnight Special Bookstore, 7 p.m., (310)
Sunday, January 23
God is my Straight Man, performed by stand-up comedian Jim
Underdown at the meeting of Athiests united, social period begins at
12:15 p.m. and the meeting starts at 1 p.m., The Center for Inquiry
West, 5519 Grosvenor Blvd, (818) 785-1743.
The Linux Users
of Los Angeles [LULA] hold their monthly "Install Fest". The
Linux operating system is widely thought of as the only rival to the
Microsoft monopoly and has been endorsed by Ralph Nader. Bring your
computer and let LULA experts help you activate this free and
powerful operating system. More info: http://www.lula.org. Midnight
Special Bookstore, 10:30 a.m., (310) 393-2923.
Blue Planet: Performance and Art Workshop for Tu B'Shvat - The
Jewish New Yar of the Trees, with artist Paul Tracey, $5 per child,
The Skirball Cultural Center, 2 p.m., (310)
Carol Givner reads from and signs "Steam
Heat, " Dutton's Brentwood Books, 2 p.m., (310) 476-6263.
Monday, January 24
Teletubbies Activities, can be found by logging on to this
site, which requires Flash, http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/teletubbies.
Tuesday, January 25
Chip Ward will read & discuss "Canaries on the Rim:
Living Downwind in the West." "Chip Ward's evolution into an
activist fighting to protect the Utah desert is a lesson for all
those who want to stop the poisoning of their communities". - Lois
Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice.
Midnight Special Books, 7:30 p.m., (310) 393-2923.
Nichols reads from and signs "Voyage to the North Star,"
Dutton's Brentwood Books, 7:30 p.m., (310) 476-6263.
Wednesday, January 26
Beginning Internet User's Series, for beginning Internet
users. Subscribe to the mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to
internet@lists.MSBooks.com with SUBSCRIBE as the subject, Midnight
Special Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., (310) 393-2923.
Sternburg and Ruth Weisberg read from and sign "Living on the
Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer," Dutton's Brentwood Books,
7:30 p.m., (310) 476-6263.