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SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS

Fred Moten will join artist Suné Woods and pianist-composer James Gordon Williams at the Hammer this week for an evening of “wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images.”*   SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS YOU ARE MINE. I SEE NOW, I’M A HAVE TO LET YOU GO Thursday, August 23, at 7:30. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 […]

VIVE BERTA CÁCERES

Berta Cáceres—the environmental activist and champion of her indigenous compatriots in Honduras—was murdered at age 44 by members of a U.S.-trained special forces unit of the Honduran army for her role in blocking the construction of the Agua Zarca Dam. This week the Hammer will screen Katia Lara’s short documentary BERTA VIVE, followed by a […]

YALE SHOW IN LOS ANGELES

UNBECOMING—YALE MFA PHOTO 2018 is on view in Los Angeles, featuring work by Dannielle Bowman, Jennifer Calivas, Penn Chan, Jillian Freyer, Kathryn Harrison, Lacey Lennon, Luke Libera Moore, Evelyn Pustka, and Dan Swindel, and an essay, “Unbecoming,” by A.L. Steiner.   UNBECOMING—YALE MFA PHOTO 2018, through September 15. LTD LOS ANGELES, 1119 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. […]

DAY AT ZENITH

Is THE PAJAMA GAME (1957) the “first left-wing operetta,” as Jean-Luc Godard once famously called it? What’s not in doubt is that Doris Day is at her peak in this, the last of her great musicals for Warner Bros. The film was directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott, and co-starred Broadway powerhouse John Raitt as a […]

MISS BERLIN FRAMED

“A growing, medial archive of performative scenes, roles and places performed live. Between movement and frozen images in the medium and also with MISS BERLIN FRAMED. “A field of tension live and in the projection. A back-and-forth. Who wins is unclear, and it is also not the question.”* Sabine Reinfeld brings her performance piece MISS BERLIN FRAMED to Los Angeles […]

MAE WEST

“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.” — Mae West Editor Michael Gregg Michaud will introduce the Mae West–Cary Grant classic SHE DONE HIM WRONG this weekend at the Egyptian. He will also sign copies of his new book of West interviews, MAE WEST—BETWEEN THE COVERS, […]

IAN SVENONIUS IN LOS ANGELES

Ian Svenonius—punk rock provocateur and author of Censorship Now!!—brings Escape-ism, his first solo project, to the Getty Center this weekend. IAN SVENONIUS—ESCAPE-ISM Friday, August 17, after 6 pm, as part of Friday Flights GETTY CENTER, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles. getty.edu/performance mergerecords.com/escape-ism escape-ism.bandcamp.com Top: Ian Svenonius, photographed on April 16, 2017 at Comet Ping […]