Arts, Movies and Music

LA Happenings you might want to check out this weekend!

No, this isn’t your yearly exam!  Inspired by Andy Warhol and Jack Smith, this is a new work by gender-queer art and music icon, Vaginal Davis. This original work will be staged at MOCA for one night only and will feature production design and costumes by Jonathan Berger, and appearances by special invited guests.

Saturday, January 22, 2011
Four performances, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm; 45 minutes each

MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)

“Have you heard of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?  Morons!”  Extraordinary writer, actor, Obie Award-winning playwright and best-selling author, Wallace Shawn reads and interprets from his most recent work, Essays, and the works of writers and thinkers he admires.  Shawn is best known for the films My Dinner with Andre, which he co-wrote, and his inconceivably funny turn in The Princess Bride.  Released in 2009, Essays is a highly personal, often self-deprecating collection of his own perspective on life, politics, morality and the power of art.

Saturday, January 22, 2011
$28/38/48 ($15 UCLA students)
Royce Hall

Can you believe it?  2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” American Cinematheque must love you geeks ‘cause they are to show all 623 minutes of the trilogy, all back to back.  And to make it even juicer—it’s the director’s cut of all three films!

Saturday, January 22, 2011
General Admission $11.00 Members $7.00. Seniors 65+/Students w/valid ID $9.

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

Let yourself drift into a higher, perhaps lighter state of mind with the Chamber Ensembles from the Crossroads School performing selections from Debussy String Quartet, Dvorak: “American” Quartet, Beethoven: “Spring” Sonata, and Mozart: Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304.  Sundays Live features premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world.

Sunday, January 23, 2001
Free, no reservations
Bing Theater

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles