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Plan ForYourArt March 11-17

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There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) and the recent celebration of the 30th anniversary of MOCA, and are already planning for Pacific Standard Time in 2011. We are living in the city everyone is watching and visiting.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 11
How Many Billboards? Film and Video screenings
MOCA (Downtown)
6:30pm
In conjunction with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture's exhibition How Many Billboards?, MOCA will screen a two-part series of films and video exploring advertising, media and popular culture. With work by Eileen Cowin, David Lamelas, Allan Sekula and Kerry Tribe. Free. How Many Billboards? Art In Stead is on view at the MAK Center and on billboards throughout Los Angeles.

Conversations with Artists: Robin Rhode and Leslie Jones
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
7pm
LACMA curator Leslie Jones hosts a conversation with artist Robin Rhode in conjunction with the exhibition with the exhibition Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode, on view until June 6th. Rhode will talk about his experience growing up in South Africa and the site-specific performance created at LACMA for the exhibition.

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
Jack Pierson: Some Other Spring
Regen Projects (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
The opening reception for the artist's seventh solo show at the gallery, which includes a selection of works on paper, photographs and sculptures. Exhibition on view until April 17.

J.B. Blunk
Blum and Poe (Culver City)
6-8pm
The opening reception for an exhibition that spans the artist's work, which includes sculpture, furniture and installation, from the 1960s to the 1990s. The exhibition includes a catalog with new texts by Glenn Adamson, Head of Graduate Studies in the Research Department at Victoria and Albert Museum, London and by Los Angeles based artist Charles Ray. Exhibition on view until May 15.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13
Robert Melee
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
6-9pm
The opening reception for an exhibition by artist Robert Melee, who blends elements of modernism and classical formalism into his own kitsch-inspired visual language. Exhibition on view until April 17.

20th Birthday Bash
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
6:30pm
The Armory Center for the Arts hosts a 20th birthday celebration with live and silent auctions, cocktails and hor d'oeuvres and live art-making. Tickets $125. Email celebrate@foryourart.com by Thursday, March 11 for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

TUESDAY, MARCH 16
Opulence and Entertainment: Los Angeles Historic Theaters with Robert Berger and Hillsman Wright
SMMoA (Bergamot Station)
7pm
Robert Berger, architectural photographer and co-author of The Last Remaining Seats: Movie Palaces in Tinseltown and Hillsman Wright, co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, reveal the riches of Los Angeles' downtown Broadway theater district. Free.