The Week Ahead – Events from September 4 to 10, 2021 – Larchmont Buzz
This time around, my goals for the Labor Day weekend are a little more relaxed than my young self would have approved. And if you’re looking for a quieter vacation yourself, you’re in luck, we’ve got enough talk about art, culture, and books to stimulate your mind without all the fuss and free debauchery. There is also a really cool Pink Floyd exhibition opening and an immersive Frankenstein experience to experience…
Arts & Culture
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their mortal remains open this Friday September 3, and crosses January 9, 2022, to Multicultural Vogue Museum at Hollywood. Come experience this audiovisual journey in honor of the “world’s most legendary psychedelic group”, who will make their North American debut at Vogue. This traveling exhibition begins early on with the Syd Barrett years, and moves through the band’s timeline, with unreleased concert recordings, original instruments, sketches and props, and personal memorabilia, ending in a ‘ immersive listening space ”which includes a recreation of the group’s last performance in 2005. Visitors should take a scheduled reservation; tickets start at $ 46, with discounted packages available. The Multicultural Vogue Museum is located in the historic Vogue Theater in 6675 Hollywood Boulevard
This week, Great shows will present the 10 years of the global collective of bassist artists Subsuelo, to Saturday September 4th of 2 p.m.-9 p.m., with appearances by Reyna Tropical, Cumbiatón, Late Night Laggers and Los Rakas. Subsuelo started in 2011 as a house party in Boyle Heights, and is now experimenting with “futuristic dance parties and old school tropical music”. I’m intrigued – apparently they also have a live flamenco band playing traditional music cante jondo and experiences with “gender and collaborations”. This is a free event for all ages; please RSVP here.
Knight’s Books is the spot happening in Larchmont this week, with three events on the calendar. The first is a virtual event, TTuesday, September 7 of 7 pm-8pm, during which you can listen as Emily barth isler talks about his coming-of-age novel Consequences. Free with RSVP; buy a signed copy of the book here.
Then another virtual gathering, Wednesday September 8 of 7 pm-8pm, when Brant Cooper talks about his book Proof of disruption: empowering people. Create value. Drive change. This NY Times CEO and bestselling author “teaches leaders how to empower people and their organizations to create new value and become more resilient, aware and dynamic.” Free webinar with RSVP; pre-order a copy of the book with signed ex-libris here.
And finally for that of Chevalier, on Thursday September 9 of 7 pm-8pm, Dr Donnelly Wilkes will talk about his book, Code Red Fallujah: Memoirs of a Doctor at War, the author’s first-hand account of his role in the Battle of Fallujah. (The stores website still posting this as an in-person event, but would come back to check for updates.)
Finally, to complement the arts and culture, LACMA presents a virtual event, Art and Conversation: Qiu Anxiong in Legacies of Exchange, to Wednesday, September 8 of 6 pm-7pm Join the Chinese artist Qiu Anxiong and LACMA curator Susanna Ferrell as they discuss the artist’s work, The skeptic, in the exhibition Legacies of Exchange: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Yuz Foundation. Qiu creates through the media (animation, painting, installations), with most of his works “centered on the relationships between humans, animals and the environment”. His pieces have been seen in major museums around the world, including MoMA, the Met, Kunst Haus Zurich, MoCA Tokyo, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Qiu currently lives and works in Shanghai. This event is free with RSVP.
Food and fun
If you’re a Marvel nerd like me, you’re probably excited to see its latest and best, so why not take your excitement a step further and watch it in one of Hollywood’s coolest old theaters. The captain will present the new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, from now on, Friday September 3, with daily screenings through Sunday September 19. Tickets are $ 20 for adults and $ 16 for children (3-11) and seniors (60+).
And summer movie nights keep rolling in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to Monday September 6, with a special Labor Day edition of Tropicana movie night. Float in Hockney’s painted pool or curl up on a loveseat for two as you share a bag of free popcorn and enjoy a screening of La La Land of 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $ 16 to $ 52 and are still available, but don’t wait! Tickets are sold per table, not per person, and are free for hotel guests. Advance purchase required. Bonus: dress in the movie theme and get a free cocktail or candy. The full bar and food menu are available until 9:45 p.m.
Additionally, just in time for the holiday weekend, LA Rec and Parks today announced the extension of the summer swimming season until September 26 at selected sites, including Pan-Pacific Park. Seasonal swimming pools will be open from 1-
5:00 p.m. to Saturdays and Sundays. The facilities will be open all year round from Monday to Sunday. Weekday hours vary by location. For the full list of open pool sites, see the link above. Also note that all “aquatic facilities will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines and protocol for staff and guest safety.”
I have to admit I’m a little dizzy when I find something different for Health…DTLA LINE will welcome The Class – September Series, every Saturday all month, from this Saturday September 4th of 10 am-11am This “cathartic, music-based, mat-based training experience” will combine guided instructions and carefully curated playlists, with familiar exercises like squats and lunges (so nothing crazy). The aim is to “strengthen the body while noticing the spirit, in an effort to restore balance through mental cleansing and emotional release.” Class will take place outside on the roof of ROW DTLA, with plenty of space for social distancing. Tickets are $ 45; be sure to bring your own water, towel and mat.
History and community
The Downtown repertory theater company is back to Heritage Square Museum, this Friday Saturday and Sunday 3-5 September, with It’s alive! An intimate immersive Frankenstein experience. Set in Mary Shelley’s “grieved and guilty mind”, you will be separated from the people you came with by meeting the poets and radicals of Mary’s inner circle. You may also be asked to dig a grave or hold a cut tongue, so you will probably want to wear your most comfortable grave digging shoes and clothing. There will be two performances per evening, with a limit of 22 spectators per show and a mask mandate for indoor scenes. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 48 hours. is also required. The first show: 7:30 p.m.> (all ages); the late show: 9:15 p.m. (21 years old and over), tickets for the last show, free drinks; Cost: $ 55 to $ 60 (Limited tickets are still available, but probably not for long!) Warning: the play will feature scenes of death, suicide and self-dismemberment. Heritage Square is a living history museum, open for exterior tours on Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-5pm, with free parking on site.
And on a more serious note, as we approach the anniversary of a very tragic day, the LA Holocaust Museum organize a virtual event, Building Bridges: How 9/11 Changed Us Forever, Thursday September 9 To 5:00 p.m. Engage with leaders of New land, a Judeo-Muslim partnership for change, 30 years later, an Iranian-American Jewish organization, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and the USC Shoah Foundation for “a discussion of the legacy of the 9/11 attacks, the impact of 9/11 on native communities in the Middle East and Central Asia, and how they can work together to fight hatred and bigotry. “. This is a free webinar; Please register here.
The Grand Wilshire Neighborhood Council continues this week with two more virtual meetings. The first is the Awareness committee to Saturday September 4th of 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Click on here for details and supporting documents. And then in the middle of the week, they have their monthly general Council Meet, Wednesday September 8> from 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Click on here for details and supporting documents.
The other local neighborhood council, West city center, will also meet this week on Thursday September 9 of 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for the Outreach and Civic Engagement Committee Meet. Click on here for details and meeting agenda.