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THINGS TO DO IN L.A.
THURSDAY 05/04/2017
Festivals, Concerts, Entertainment, Activities, and Other Events in Los Angeles



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04/13/2017 to 04/30/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
ABSOLUTE MAD FREEDOM: STUDIO ART THESIS EXHIBITION

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 90263 310-506-4851 - Free Admission - "Absolute Mad Freedom" is the thesis exhibition for all graduating art majors at Pepperdine University. The exhibition will include 12 artists' senior thesis work, ranging from painting and drawing t ....

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04/20/2017 to 04/30/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
16TH ANNUAL DANCE MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL

14304 Summertime Lane, Culver City 90230 323-620-3485 - Free - $15 - Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating da ....

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04/22/2017 to 05/19/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
GO WILD FOR THE PLANET AT LA ZOO FROM EARTH DAY TO ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, 90027 323-644-4200 - $15 - $20 - The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicks off on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 19, 2017, and features a ....

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04/23/2017 to 05/21/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE FOR THE ARTS

Po box 93486 626-578-8500 - $35-45 - This year 's Showcase House is an English Tudor Revival is featuring 9 interior designers and 6 exterior designers from across the region. The house was constructed in 1916. The 7,479 sqft main resid ....

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05/01/2017 to 05/31/2017
(RECOMMENDED EVENT)
LA FOOD BOWL

317 S. Broadway - Free - The Los Angeles Times today announced the launch of Food Bowl, an annual month-long festival celebrating the city’s dynamic and influential food scene, taking place throughout the month of May. Cent ....

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04/21/2017 to 04/29/2017
STUPID F#@KING BIRD

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 - $17 - By Aaron Posner; Sort of adapted from "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov
Original Music by James Sugg; Directed by Michelle Gong A young director and a young actor rage against an older generation of ar ....


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04/20/2017 to 04/29/2017
THE 39 STEPS

1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale 91201 - Free. Donations accepted. - The 39 Steps was a beloved spy novel, adapted into feature films several times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. Patrick Barlow’s 2008 stage adaptation spoofs John Buchan’s original novel ....

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04/27/2017 to 04/30/2017
NEWPORT BOAT SHOW

3424 Via Lido, Newport Beach, 92663 - $15 for Adults; Children under 12 FREE; $5 Discount with Military ID - Plan now to join us as we celebrate our 44th year as the premier yacht show in the West. This year’s show will feature the newest vessels to reach the Western United States! Plus, there will be a wh ....

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04/27/2017 to 04/30/2017
FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES-CINEMA AT THE EDGE

2437 Main St 90405 310 • 392 • 7327  - General mission $12 - FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES-CINEMA AT THE EDGE Buy your tickets today for the Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival!! You can find the Program and Ticket sales by clicking here:http://bit.ly/1GB ....

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04/27/2017 to 04/30/2017
CINEMA AT THE EDGE FILM FESTIVAL

2437 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 +1 (310) 392-7327 - $12-150 - Housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, the CATE Los Angeles Film Festival is nestled in the Frank Gehry designed complex on bustling Main Street in Santa Monica, California. The 5th Annual Cinema ....

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04/26/2017 to 04/30/2017
17TH ANNUAL BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL

6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - Tickets starting at $18 - The 17th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival kicks off Opening Night at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Wednesday, April 26th, with the World Premiere of feature film, “Gun,” starring, written and dir ....

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04/27/2017 to 04/30/2017
CINEMA AT THE EDGE FILM FESTIVAL

2437 Main St., Santa Monica 90405 310-392-7327 - $12- $150 - Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony with Festival Director Michelle Danner. Celebrate the opening night of CATE 2017 with the the filmmakers who made it all possible. Enjoy great f ....

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05/01/2017 to 05/02/2017
BARTÓK CYCLE WITH DUDAMEL & YUJA WANG: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

111 S Grand Ave. 3238502000 - - Bartók Cycle with Dudamel & Yuja Wang: Piano Concerto No. 2
Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday, June 1, 8:00pm
Friday, June 2, 11:00am ARTISTS
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuj ....


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04/27/2017 to 05/02/2017
CALARTS FILM/VIDEO SHOWCASE

631 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles 90012 (213) 237-2800 - FREE - CalArts School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of special screenings that feature new short and feature-length films by students in its four programs—a culmination of hard work and dedicat ....

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04/27/2017 to 05/04/2017
THE 33RD LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 2136804462 - - 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival | April 27 - May 4
Opening night will be at the JACCC in Little Tokyo. Festival will run through THU 05/04, in additional venues in DTLA, Koreatown and We ....


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05/04/2017
RED HEN PRESS POETRY READING

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 - Free - Join Red Hen Press for a poetry reading at Vroman’s Bookstore, featuring authors Lisa C. Krueger and William Trowbridge. Lisa’s Run Away to the Yard is a unique collection of poems that addresses p ....

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05/04/2017
UNIQUE ABSTRACTIONS: ARTIST RECEPTION

577 S. Coast Highway A-1 9496671803 - FREE - Las Laguna Gallery is pleased to present: Unique Abstractions - A Group Exhibition. Please join us Thursday May 4th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for art, live music and more. Abstract art, primarily strip ....

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05/04/2017
MUSICALLY MASTERED MENU

1717 North Bronson Avenue, Los Angeles, 90028 - $75 - On May 4th, we'll pair singer-songwriter Wrable with TV personality, chef and cookbook author Chef Antonia Lofaso at Lombardi House in historic Hollywood, CA. With culinary support from Antonia Lofas ....

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05/04/2017
LA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS WEST COAST PREMIERE OF "ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN" BY JOHN ADAMS

3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404 213-622-7001 - Beginning at $56 - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the West Coast premiere of John Adams' two-piano tour de force Roll Over Beethoven for its Westside Connections series on Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm, at San ....

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05/04/2017
"THE WHOLE FOODS DIET" BOOK TOUR - MEET JOHN MACKEY: BOOK SIGNING, MEET & GREET

788 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017 8058954940 - Free or $20 w/ book pre-order - Whole Foods Market® co-founder and CEO John Mackey brings ‘The Whole Foods Diet’ to Los Angeles May 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 5:30- 7:00 p.m., Whole Foods Market Downtown Los Angeles celeb ....

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05/04/2017
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU

250 S. Harbor Blvd - $11 for adults, $8 for youth - Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and receive discounted admission! $11 for adults and $8 for youth. *Event is subject to change without notice* ....

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05/04/2017 to 05/05/2017
LIFE AND CULTURE IN THE GOLDEN CITY

2002 North Main St. 7148263677 - Access to this photo display is free. General Admission is required for access to galleries - Sponsored by the City of Santa Ana and as a part of their annual Artist Grant, join artists, Federico Medina, Fernando Olivares, and other local artists. A retrospective presentation of Santa Ana thr ....

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05/04/2017 to 05/05/2017
TYGA LIVE @ OHM NIGHTCLUB 18+ CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND

6801 HOLLYWOOD BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90028 3106510599 - $20 - Get Ready for a Fiesta! Hip Hop Superstar **** TYGA **** Live inside OHM Nightclub along with Special Guests Thursday May 4th, 2017 ** Cinco De Mayo Weekend ** 6801 Hollywood Blvd - 4th Level 18+ Val ....

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03/18/2017 to 05/06/2017
MAN MADE

1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 818-548-2051 - Free - MAN MADE Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 6-9pm Brand Library & Art Center is pleased to present an exhibition that explores the urban ecology of our built environment through the distinctive a ....

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02/12/2017 to 05/06/2017
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S KING LEAR

3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 356-3100 - - The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illn ....

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02/12/2017 to 05/06/2017
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S KING LEAR

3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 356-3100 - $25-76 - The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illn ....

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05/04/2017 to 05/06/2017
HOME GROWN AT BOOTLEG

2220 Beverley Blvd., Los Angelels, 20057 - $20-$25 - B. Dunn Movement - bdunnmovement.com/
Critical Mass Dance Company - criticalmassdancecompany.org/
Rappaport Dance - rappaportdance.com/ HOME GROWN @ Bootleg is a refreshing approach to collaborativ ....


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03/24/2017 to 05/07/2017
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' MASTERPIECE "CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF"

110 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 818-506-1983 - $30-$34 - The Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale with a fully partner-cast production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ....

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04/19/2017 to 05/07/2017
SYLVIA

1006 E Main St, Ventura, 93001 8056672900 - - Back by overwhelmingly popular demand, Rubicon Theatre Company presents SYLVIA, a howlingly funny canine comedy with a lot of doggone heart and a paean for pet-lovers everywhere. Written by the award ....

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04/20/2017 to 05/07/2017
"UNCANNY VALLEY" AT ICT IS A CHILLING JAUNT INTO THE FUTURE

330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 562-436-4610 - $35-$55 - What does it mean to be human? Sometime in the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist works closely with an artificial being to teach him how to become more human and to grow beyond the “uncanny v ....

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