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PLAN ForYourArt: April 12-18

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Every day, ForYourArt brings you the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art in Los Angeles. Join ForYourArt's weekly email to get our sampling of picks for the week.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Crosstown Rivals: Films from UCLA and USC in the 1960s
UCLA's James Bridges Theater (Westwood)
7:30 p.m.
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
Various Locations 
Various Times
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 Luis De Jesus; Jason Salavon's "Tragedy of the Commons" and Stephanie Washburn's "Twice Told" at Mark Moore Gallery; Farrah Karapetian's "Representation3" at Roberts & Tilton; and Charlene Liu's  "Everywhere Close to Me" at Taylor De Cordoba.

Chinatown Roundup
Various Locations 
Various Times
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
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30 p.m.
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 celebrate@foryourart.com for you chance to win tickets.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala & Auction
(Lafayette Square)
3-7 p.m.
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.