Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, LEARN, COLLECT, and SUPPORT the best of Los Angeles art and culture.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
Museum Matters Night at Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium (Echo Park)
Celebrate local museums at Museums Matter Night at Dodger Stadium with a night of baseball, fireworks, and lots of museum love. Visit dodgers.com/museums and use key word: Museums to purchase tickets. Contact Matt Kinzelberg at 323 224-4232 if you're interested in bringing a group.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Hammer Museum (Westwood) & Libros Schmibros (Boyle Heights)
The Hammer Museum's Public Engagement program will bring an artist project by David Kipen -- an interpretation of Libros Schmibros, his hybrid lending library and used bookshop in Boyle Heights -- to Westwood from August 27 through October 9, 2011. Libros Schmibros will be set up in the Hammer Museum's lobby gallery. Both Libros Schimbros in Boyle Heights and the program with the same name at the Hammer Museum will have a grand opening and book drive Saturday, August 27.
MOCA Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
A one-night-only performance of music and theater organized by artist George Herms in conjunction with the exhibition George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown). The evening will include music by Mark Turnbull and Bonnie Murray Tamblyn, with special performances by Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn. In celebration of the exhibition, Herms will improvise a salute to the participating artists.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
James Jean & Eric Nakamura
LACMA Art Catalogues (Miracle Mile)
LACMA presents the release of REBUS, a new book by artist James Jean, and a discussion between Jean and Giant Robot founder Eric Nakamura. They will reflect on their shared histories and discuss new practices for the future. A display of Jean's original sketchbooks will be on view and a limited edition silk scarf by the artist will be available for sale.
Surf Movie Night
Mandrake (Culver City)
Chris James presents "Surf Movie Night" with film and video by Kristin Beinner-James, Drew Heitzler, Nick Herman, Richard Kenvin, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, Joe Sola, Todd Stewart, Hung Tran, Flora Weigmann, Jennifer West, and CC Young.