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Plan ForYourArt July 29-August 3

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There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles.

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you PLANForYourArt

THURSDAY, JULY 29
PERFORM! NOW!
Various Locations (Chinatown)
7-11pm
This year's PERFORM! NOW! festival showcases more than 40 performances to take place throughout Chinatown's gallery district. Thursday evening, Human Resources and Francois Ghebaly Gallery open the weekend by hosting a fundraiser featuring four special performances by Julie Tolentino and Stosh Fila, Marcus Civin, Warren Neidich and Emily Lacy, $20 suggested donation at the door.

NOW Festival
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
The second week of REDCAT's annual New Original Works (NOW) Festival features Ground to Cloud by Christine Marie & Ensemble, Systems of Us by Rae Shao-Lan, and Black Canvas by Raphael Xavier.

SATURDAY, JULY 31
Closing Party in Honor of Andrea Bowers and Tim DeChristopher
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)
6pm
Join Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects for the closing reception for The Political Landscape by Andrea Bowers. The evening will also serve as a fundraiser for activist Tim DeChristopher, whose nonviolent action and protest against the sale of wilderness for oil and gas drilling has led to serious financial and legal consequences. Works by Andrea Bowers, Edgar Arceneaux, Jedediah Caesar, Glenn Kaino, Olga Koumoundouros, Shana Lutker, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, Henry Taylor and others will be available to raise funds in DeChristopher's defense. The evening is also the last chance to see Shana Lutker's solo exhibition, H.Y.S.T. et. al.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1
Public Fruit Jam
LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
12pm
Part of the year-long project entitled EATLACMA with Los Angeles-based art collective Fallen Fruit, Public Fruit Jam will engage museum visitors in a day of collaborative jam-making. Patrons are encouraged to bring home-grown or hand-picked fruit! Admission is free, space is limited. Tickets will be handed out the day of the event.