Angeleno Datebook- November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

  • Dick Howard and Martín Plot discuss "Democracy in America" as part of the new West Hollywood Lecture Series curated in partnership with CalArts at the West Hollywood Library, City Council Chambers, starts at 7 PM
  • "Antiquity in the Twentieth Century: Modern Art and the Classical Vision" symposium starts at the Getty Villa and continues to Saturday. 10:30-5 PM
  • Los Angeles Transportation Club hosts its 88th Annual Installation Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.
  • Lupus LA hosts its Ninth Annual Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
  • La Luz de Jesus Gallery 25th Anniversary Celebration Part 11 with Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ryden, and many, many others. 8 PM
  • Designer Alber Elbaz visits Lavin Store in Beverly Hills tonight.
  • Night & the City: LA Noir in Poetry, Fiction, & Film events at Beyond Baroque: Raymond Chandler and his Los Angeles Legacy at 7:30 PM and A Night with James Ellroy, live and in person, at 9:30 PM. Venice
Saturday, November 5, 2011
  • SNL's Molly Shannon signs new book, Tilly the Trickster, at Barnes & Noble at the Grove. 1 PM
  • Los Angeles Police Foundation hosts its True Blue Gala at L.A. Live.
  • American Indian Arts Market at Autry National Center 10 AM -5 PM.
  • Friends of the Los Angeles River benefit hosted by the LA Weekly at its LA 101 Music Festival at the Gibson Ampitheatre, Universal City.
  • Leslie Klinger discusses Before Dracula: History of Vampire Literature at Brentwood Branch Library. 2PM
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art honors John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood at its inaugural Art and Film Gala.
  • Seth Rogen, Adam Arkin and others host Exceptional Children's Foundation's Fourth Annual Art Sale Fundraiser at Downtown Art Center Gallery. Los Angeles. 6 PM

Sunday, November 6, 2011

  • Ron Carlson, Natasha Trethewey, and TC Boyle celebrate Red Hen Press's 17th anniversary during a Champagne Luncheon at Westin Pasadena,191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 9110. 11:30 AM
  • A Musical Diwali Night By Chili Beatz at The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 at 4:00PM
  • Center for the Study of Political Graphics with Critical Resistance honor Angela Davis, Reverend James & Dorothy Lawson and Doug Minkler during its Celebrating the Art of Resistance Gala at Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Event starts at 3 PM with a Sponsor's Reception at 3 PM and 4:30 Presentation.
  • Musician Ry Cooder will discuss and sign his new short story collection, Los Angeles Stories, in a conversation with David L. Ulin at Skylight Books at 5 PM
  • LA Opera Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. Free
  • Airport Marina Counseling Service hosts its 29th Annual Holiday Home Tour, starting at 11:00 AM
  • Santa Monica History Museum hosts its Gala Tribute Dinner at Casa Del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica. 4:30 PM
Monday, November 7, 2011
  • Walter Dominguez and Dr. David Jenemann join panel discussion of "Imagining Los Angeles: Visions of Paradise and Purgatory in the 1930s and 1940s" at CSULA, U-Student Union Theatre at 6:15 PM
  • Facing History honors filmmaker and philanthropist Florence Sloan at its 2011 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 6:00 PM. Rebecka & Arie Belldegrun, Laurie & Jon Feltheimer, Wendy & Leonard Goldberg, Nancy & Howard Marks, Nadine & Fred Rosen, and Shirley & Walter Wang will co-chair the event.
  • Silver Sparrow: An Afternoon with Tayari Jones in Alhambra Room of Student Union at CSULA at 3:15PM
  • Ahilan Arulanantham, director of the ACLU's National Security & Immigrant Rights Project, speaks on "Surveillance, Detention, & Profiling: National Security & Civil Rights" at Occidental College 3 PM. Weingart 209,1600 Campus Rd, Eagle Rock
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
  • NY chef Christina Tosi on hand to cook and sign copies of Momofuku Milk Bar starting around 5:30PM at Chego on Overland in West LA h/t
  • Rick Lupert, Brendan Constantine and Mehnaz Turner host a poetry reading of Valley Noir at Cobalt Cafe, 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park 91303. Doors open at 8:30 PM
  • Common Threads dining fundraiser "World Festival in Los Angeles" debuts at The London West Hollywood's Hampton Court garden. 6-9 PM
  • "From Tijuana to Gaza to Bosnia: Rethinking Borders in a 21st Century World" panel discussion at ALOUD, Central Public Library. 7 PM
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home honors Joan and Arnold Seidel at its Associates-IMC Tree of Life Luncheon
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center honors Barbra Streisand and Robert Barth at its Board of Governors Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 5:00 PM start.
  • International Medical Corps honors Sienna Miller and Andrew Barth at its Annual Awards Celebration at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
  • Marianne Meyerhoff discusses her book Defying the Holocaust: Friendship & Remembrance at Loyola Marymount's Kristallnacht commemoration. 7:30 PM. University Hall, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester h/t Culture Alert.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
  • David Botello, co-founder of the art collective Los Dos Streetscapers, discusses the forgotten artists of the Chicano Art Movement at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA. Noon. h/t Culture Alert:
  • Public Relations Society of America hosts its 47th Annual PRism Awards Show at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.
  • Jeremy Adamson discusses Millard Sheets and his landmark 1954 "The Arts of Daily Living" exhibition at the LA County Fair at Huntington Library and Gardens at 6:30.
  • Zimmer Children's Museum honors Andy Kaplan and Courtney Mizel at its 11th Annual Discovery Award Dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • Tay Falco and Erik Morse and Geoff Nicholson discuss Mondo-Memphis at Stories Cafe at 7:30 PM
  • Magali Delmas speaks on "The Drivers of Corporate Responsibility: A Comparison of the French & Californian Wine Industries" in Bunche Hall 10383, UCLA at noon.
  • LA architect Michael Maltzan discusses his work at Otis College at 7 PM
  • Caltech's Fiona Harrison speaks on "Bringing the High Energy Universe Into Focus," a close look at the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) in the Von Kármán Auditorium at JPL at 7 PM
  • "California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown" documentary screens at Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S Grand Ave, Downtown LA. Must RSVP
  • Michael Gross discusses his new book Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, & the Lust for Land in LA at Book Soup at 7 PM

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