Angeleno Datebook- January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

  • Screening of "Strange Notes and Nervous Breakdowns: Punk and Media Art, 1974-1981" at MOCA Grand Avenue. Reservations required. 7 PM
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art hosts Exhibition Opening Receptions for "Adam Berg: Endangered Spaces" and "Georgi Tushev: Strange Attractor" shows at Santa Monica Museum of Art in Santa Monica.
  • The Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards at the Palladium.
  • Slake after Dark presents a reading by Aimee Bender at Atwater Crossing. 3245 Casitas Ave, Atwater Village, 90039. 7 PM
Friday, January 13, 2012
  • Seth Rogen hosts Hilarity for Charity fundraiser for Alzheimer's Association at Vibiana, Downtown LA. 8 PM. SOLD OUT
  • Known Gallery hosts opening reception for Sage Vaughn's "Last Year" show at Known Gallery in Fairfax District. 8 PM
  • Paramount Pictures pre-Golden Globe party on the lot
  • Rosa Loy Art Opening Private Dinner at the Michael Kohn Gallery.
  • Vanity Fair hosts celebration for DreamWorks' Golden Globe nominees at Cecconi's.
  • W Magazine hosts its pre-Golden Globes bash at Chateau Marmont.
  • American Film Institute's AFI Awards luncheon at the Four Seasons.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

  • Culinary Historians of Southern California present Charles Perry's lecture on A Thousand and One Fritters: Food in the Arabian Nights at 10:30 AM in the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Central Library.
  • BAFTA Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel.
  • Green Carpet Challenge Brunch at the SoHo House
  • Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse.
  • Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood readings by Tomas Moniz, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jillian Lauren, and Shawn Taylor at Book Soup at 5 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2012
  • Young Musicians Foundation throws its 57th Annual Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Music Center, starting at 5:00 PM.
  • Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes Awards at Beverly Hilton.
  • CAA hosts Globes after-party at Sunset Tower.
Monday, January 16, 20121
  • United Negro College Fund hosts its 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast at the Proud Bird in LA.
  • Kevin Powell speaks at "From Rosa Parks to Barack Obama: Civil Rights in America" MLK Day event inside the Harvey Morse Auditorium/Plaza Level at 8700 Beverly Blvd.,, South Tower.12NOON. Free.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
  • Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel present and sign Lunatics at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • The Butterfly Gala benefit for Children's Hospital Los Angeles at SLS Hotel. 8 PM.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
  • Art of Elysium fundraiser party at the 17th Annual LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere (Show continues through January 22) in Los Angeles Convention Center. 5:45 PM.
  • Ayad Akhtar and Amy Waldman: Two Novelists on The Lives of American Muslims Before and After 9/11 in conversation with Louise Steinman, curator, ALOUD. Central Library at 7 PM

  • Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival January 19 through 29, 2012
  • Thursday, January 19th at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA: Art Talk with Judith Baca at 6 PM. Reservations required.
  • On Friday, January 20th, Wally's Wines and the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) host the largest Bordeaux tasting in L.A. at the Petersen Automotive Museum from 7-10. A special UGC reception to benefit the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Fund will start at 6PM.

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