LA Insider | Week of October 19, 2023: Touchstones, Art and Healing, Boogie Down, More Pie & Brewery Artwalk!
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Gallery & Museum Exhibitions
Ruth Weisberg: Touchstones @ Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Pasadena
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts | Pasadena
Ruth Weisberg: Touchstones
October 22—December 23, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 3–6pm
Figurative paintings, drawings and original prints express the LA based artist's reflections on her personal history and the convergence of cultural experience with art history, referencing past masters such as William Blake, Titian, Veronese, Cagnacci, Corot and Giacometti.
De Boer Gallery | Boyle Heights
Grace Rosario Perkins: A Mirror, A Window, A Song Bird
October 21—December 31, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 5–9pm
Grace Rosario Perkins’ debut solo show in LA features maximalist paintings that disassemble the artist’s personal narrative through layered words, objects, colors and signs.
515 Bendix | DTLA
Embodied Terrain: Britney Penouilh, Regina Scully and Taylor Tschider
October 21—November 11, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 7–9pm
Etchings by Penouilh, paintings by Scully and sculptures by Tschider address a personal narrative and relationship with landscapes, referring to the Hero’s Journey.
Sprüth Magers | Mid-Wilshire
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | Highland Avenue
Synthetic Self: Analia Saban and Jori Finkel in Conversation & Public Reception
Conversation: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 4pm @ Sprüth Magers
Reception: 5pm @ Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Exhibition closes October 28, 2023
A conversation between writer Jori Finkel and artist Analia Saban about Synthetic Self, Saban's concurrent exhibition at Sprüth Magers and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. The discussion will touch on connections between digital and analogue tools and materials, and human creativity in the age of artificial intelligence. RSVP: [email protected]
Museum of African American Art | Baldwin Hills
Here: Arts and Healing along the K
Through December 30, 2023
A multimedia art group exhibition showcasing work from the Metro Art K Line art program, marking the first anniversary of Metro's K Line service through the neighborhoods of Crenshaw, West Adams, Jefferson Park, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Inglewood, Westchester and more.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art | Santa Barbara
Shape, Ground, Shadow: The Photographs of Ellsworth Kelly
Through January 14, 2024
Sixty images by the renowned American artist, dating from 1950 to 2002. The first museum exhibition devoted solely to Kelly’s photographs gives viewers an insight into the kinds of forms and phenomena that resonated back-and-forth across the artist's work in all media during seven decades.
Film, Music, Theatre & Festivals
The Passenger @ Secret Movie Club, DTLA
FILM: The Passenger
Secret Movie Club | DTLA
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 7:30–10pm
Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1975 film follows a disillusioned journalist who assumes the identity of a dead businessman. Starring Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider. Tickets: $12.50–16
MUSIC: The Boogie Down with KCRW DJ Boogie Boudreaux
Gold-Diggers | Hollywood
Friday, October 20, 2023 | 10pm
From the radio to the dance floor — DJ Boogie Boudreaux is coming at you live this Friday night with rock, funk, global psych grooves, house and electronic selections. Free with RSVP.
MUSIC: Sibelius and Swan Lake
Walt Disney Concert Hall | DTLA
October 20—22, 2023
Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will perform the Sibelius concerto, followed by selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Tickets: $79-229
MUSIC: Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra
Alex Theatre | Glendale
Friday, October 20, 2023 | 8pm
Catch a performance by this 20-piece ensemble that blends jazz and contemporary music with traditional Peruvian rhythms. Tickets: $40-80
DANCE: The Rite and Burlesque
American Contemporary Ballet | DTLA
October 19—21, 2023 | 8pm
American Contemporary Ballet’s annual Halloween double feature. The Rite is influenced by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, while Burlesque is a Lynchian take on the world of burlesque. Tickets: $65-105
FESTIVAL: Procession Arts Festival
LA State Historic Park | DTLA
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 9am–6pm
A 300-person walking procession and day-long festival celebrating water. Procession, performance, creative workshops and viewing of augmented reality artworks at different locations along the LA River.
FESTIVAL: Mini Modernism Week
Various Locations | Palm Springs
October 19—22, 2023
This four-day fest includes more than 50 events — including tours, talks and parties — in unique locations not usually open to the public — as well as the Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show, featuring more than 45 national and international decorative and fine arts dealers. Individual tickets sold for each event. Various prices.
Fine Foods, Quick Bites + Bars
We can't get enough pie! Part 3 of our fall pie extravaganza takes you on a tour of South LA, Baldwin Hills and Inglewood for more scrumptious pie shops! Missed Part 1? Take a look here. For Part 2, check here.
27th Street Bakery | South Los Angeles
Made-from-scratch pies with a special emphasis on sweet potato and pecan pies for Thanksgiving!
Southern Girl Desserts | Baldwin Hills
A sweet variety of Southern-themed whole and miniature pies, with some specialties tossed in the mix — sweet potato / pecan, lemon icebox and lemon icebox cheesecake.
Cobblers Cakes & Kream | Inglewood
Key lime and sweet potato pies are among the signature desserts in the 20-year tradition of baker Pam Wright, aka The Cobbler Lady.
Sweet Red Peach | Inglewood
Family-owned and operated bakery — with sweet being a reference to sweet potato pie!
Baking With Ish | Hacienda Heights
Mash-up pie flavors you may find it hard to choose from… pumpkin meringue, Earl Grey salted honey chess, bourbon chocolate banana pecan, pear apple and more…
Literary, Readings & Book Launches
Anne Berest on The Postcard
Skirball Cultural Center | Brentwood
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 7:30pm
Author Anne Berest, in conversation with literary curator Louise Steinman, talks about her autobiographical novel, The Postcard. The American Choix Goncourt prize–winning story recounts how she reconnected with her Jewishness through an investigation into the lives of her relatives killed at Auschwitz. Tickets: $20 General, $15 Members / Students. Free parking.
Things To Do & Workshops
Beverly Hills Art Show
Beverly Hills Art Show
Beverly Hills Garden Park
Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 10am–5pm
An outdoor showcase of original artwork by 230 artists from California and around the world, as well as wine and beer garden, live music, art demonstrations, children's activities, gourmet food trucks and community exhibits. Free
Brewery | DTLA
Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 11am–6pm
Visit artists' studios at this biannual open house for an opportunity to view art and buy directly from the artists at the thriving artists' colony / former brewery.
Pasadena Playhouse Family Play Day
Saturday, October 21. 2023 | 10am–2pm
A free community arts celebration for the young and young at heart. There will be food, crafts and entertainment, including children’s musicians, dancers, circus acts and more. Free with RSVP.
San Fernando Outdoor Market
911 San Fernando Road, located between Brand and San Fernando Mission | San Fernando
Saturday, October 21. 2023 | 5–9pm
Celebrate Halloween at this special Spooky Market edition. There will be 90+ vendors, a classic car display and other entertainment.
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