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11/30/2010 06:35 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

PLAN ForYourArt: December 2-8

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 PLAN ForYourArt.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
7-10pm; Performance at 7:45pm
For the final Engagement Party project, Heffington Moves MOCA presents the punk-rock dance event Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The Musical, performances inspired by the captivation and influence of MTV in the years it first debuted, and a 1986 documentary of the same name. The work will feature music by WE ARE THE WORLD and Zig Zags; fashion by Moon Spoon Saloon and Mindy Lebrock; styling by Diana Contreras; hair by Yuya Takahshi; sculpture by Zwilling Haas; and lighting by Ryan Granich. The evening will feature a single performance, at a secret location. Admission is free, no reservations required.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
Michael Maltzan Lecture and Tour
Inner-City Arts Campus (Downtown)
11am-12pm
Design East of La Brea (de LAB) and Inner-City Arts host a lecture and tour with architect Michael Maltzan on his projects on Skid Row, including the Rainbow and Carver apartments. The lecture is free, but donations of art supplies are suggested. RSVP to hello@designeastoflabrea.org.

UCLA Fall/Winter Graduate Open Studios
UCLA Art Graduate Studios (Culver City)
6-9pm
UCLA's department of art presents the fall/winter edition of their ongoing graduate open studios, featuring the work of Tejpal S. Ajji, Jonathan Apgar, Sarah Awad, Math Bass, Leon Benn, Sarah Cromarty, Veronique d'Entremont, Sarah Dougherty, Timo Fahler, Roxy Farhat, Brennan Gerard, Laeh Glenn, Mathiew Greenfield, Jeffrey Hastings, Alexis Hudgins, Ivan Iannoli, Masood Kamandy, William Kaminski, Alexander Kantarovsky, Michael Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Kelly Kleinschrodt, Rebecca Kolsrud, Hans Kuzmich, Owen Kydd, JungHwa Lee, Dashiell Manley, Meleko Mokgosi, Gerardo Monterrubio, Ragen Moss, Jane Parshall, Marina Pinsky, Max Rain, Sean Shim-Boyle, Ryan Sluggett, Greta Waller, Christine Wang, David Whitaker, Kim Ye, and David Zuttermeister.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
DIY Holiday
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
12pm
With the help of filmmaker and graphic novelist James Ponsoldt, this year's participants will write and film a heartwarming holiday special. The workshop, presented with 826LA, is designed for up to 20 students, ages 8-13. Reservations are encouraged, contact workshops@826la.org.