THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Crosstown Rivals: Films from UCLA and USC in the 1960s
UCLA's James Bridges Theater (Westwood)
This screening event features student films by UCLA and USC alumni including George Lucas, Penelope Spheeris, Paul Golding, Robert Abel, and David Lebrun, who will appear in person at this event. "Crosstown Rivals" explores the social and political motivations behind the early works of these filmmakers. "Crosstown Rivals" repeats at USC on April 19, 2012.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Culver City Roundup
Exhibition openings and events include: Kenny Scharf's "Hodgepodge" featuring a performance, "Finism," by Ann Magnuson at Honor Fraser; "Buff Monster: Legend of the Pink Cherry" at Corey Helford Gallery; Marius Bercea's "Concrete Gardens" at Francois Ghebaly; Shay Bredimus' "Kotomi: Female Personifications of the Sister Cities of Los Angeles" at Koplin Del Rio; Hugo Crosthwaite's "Tijuanerias" at
Exhibition openings and events include: "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" at The Company, Karl Haendel's "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality" at Human Resources, the gallery opening for "The Institute For Figuring," Justin Cole's "Tocqueville Photograms and Suite Sixteen" at Pepin Moore, and Timothy Nolan's "Drift" at The Studio for Southern California History.
My Barbarian: Post-Living Ante-Action Theater
Using humor and allusion, My Barbarian's ongoing interdisciplinary performance project explores counterculture theatrical forms and translates them into subversive music-theater. Collaborating with a team of local artists including Zackary Drucker, Charles Gaines, Kathleen Kim, and Giles Miller, My Barbarian will stage "Post-Paradise, Aren't You Sorry Now?," a new production that explores historical and contemporary social issues through songs, games, and acting. Tickets are $20 and available online. Also on Sunday, April 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for you chance to win tickets.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala & Auction
Gala and Auction for the William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts, which benefits young African-American artists. The foundation's annual William H. Johnson prize awards $25,000 to an early-career African-American artist. The gala's live and silent auctions will feature works by Edgar Arceneaux, John Bankston, James Gobel, Deborah Grant, and Todd Gray. Tickets are $150 and available online until April 8.