[OUT AND ABOUT] September 2017

A still from Sunset Boulevard, playing at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sunday, September 3rd.

ART

 

Japanese Painting: A Walk In Nature European art typically portrays the woods as a place of danger, full of beasts and thieves. In Japanese art, the natural world represents peace and tranquility. This new exhibit in LACMA’s Japanese Pavilion features 24 scroll and screen paintings spanning five centuries (the 16th to the 20th). The collection features images of serene gardens and deities meditating deep in the forest. Free with museum admission. LACMA, through Sun September 10th. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (323) 857-6010, lacma.org

 

BOOKS

 

Loudon Wainwright III and Christopher Guest Singer-songwriter and actor Wainwright sits in conversation with actor-director Guest to sign and discuss his new memoir Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & A Few Of My Other Favorite Things. It should be a witty conversation. Tickets are $45 and include a copy of the book. Largo at the Coronet, Fri. September 8th, 8:00 p.m. 366 N. La Cienega Blvd. Information: largo-la.com

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The basketball legend is also a massive Sherlock Holmes fan, to the point where in 2015 he wrote a mystery novel, Mycroft Holmes, about the adventures of Sherlock’s older brother. Now, he’s written a new Mycroft graphic novel, Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook. Abdul-Jabbar will sign the graphic novel and discuss how he approached working in the world of the Holmes. Free, wristband required. Barnes and Noble at the Grove, Thu. September 28th, 7 p.m. 189 The Grove Drive. Information: (323) 525-0270, barnesandnoble.com

 

FILM

 

Sunset Boulevard Gloria Swanson stars in Billy Wilder’s noir classic as faded silent screen star Norma Desmond. When a down on his luck screenwriter played by William Holden stumbles upon Desmond’s mansion on Los Angeles’s most famous thoroughfare, he finds himself trapped in her web of fame, wealth and obsession. This screening will be especially eerie as Hollywood Forever is located right next to the Paramount Pictures lot, where Desmond plans her comeback in the movie. Tickets are $16. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Sun. September 3rd, gates at 6:45 p.m., film starts at 8:30 p.m. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Information: cinespia.org

 

MUSIC

 

Stiff Little Fingers The iconic punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland is celebrating 40 years together. Expect to hear such landmark songs as “Suspect Device” and “Alternative Ulster.” Norwegian rock band Death By Unga Bunga will open the show. Tickets are $25. The El Rey, Thu. September 7th, 8:30 p.m. 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Information: theelrey.com

 

Kasabian British rock band Kasabian have been together for 20 years and were a key act in the early 2000s indie rock Third British Invasion. Their latest album, For Crying Out Loud, was released in May. Tickets start at $25. The Wiltern, Sat. September 23rd, 7:30 p.m. 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Information: wiltern.com

 

HISTORY

 

An Afternoon On St. Andrews Place Join the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society for a self-guided walking tour of restored early 1900s Craftsman houses. You’ll enjoy food, refreshments, guest speakers and antique cars. Tickets are $40. Tour starts at St. Andrews Place & 2nd Street, Sun. September 17th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information: windsorsquarehancockpark.com

 

FOOD AND DRINK

 

Great Beer Meets Delicious Dinner at the Ebell The American beer scene has exploded over the last decade, proving there’s more to drink than just Bud. The Ebell is celebrating the best of beer by pairing beers with a fine three-course dinner (plus appetizers). Beer expert Larry James has selected a variety of beers to pair with the creations of Ebell executive chef Ron Armendariz. Tickets are $95. The Ebell of Los Angeles, Thu. September 28th, 7 p.m. 743 S. Lucerne Blvd. Information: ebelleventtickets.com

 

COMMUNITY

 

Mug/Plate Decorating Tweens and teens are invited to the library to embellish a plain mug or plate with pens in a variety of colors. Lights snacks will be provided. This class is limited to 20 participants, so sign up ASAP. Free. John C. Fremont Branch Library, Tue. September 26th, 3:30 p.m. 6121 Melrose Ave. Information: (323) 962-3521. lapl.org

 

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