Below we present this weekend's list of art event highlights in Los Angeles, and there is a great variety. As far as crowds go, this is probably one of the best times to visit an art venue. Take a little break from your after-Thanksgiving shopping ventures.
'Building Material' at Control Room. | Photo: Control Room
'Building Material' at Control Room
Through Sunday, November 25
Space and structure, fundamental components in construction, are analyzed when the work of nine multidisciplinary artists is brought together. The group display features Lucas Blalock, John Houck, James Hyde, Barney Kulok, Fabienne Lasserre, Jason Bailer Losh, Gabriela Salazar, Kate Steciw and Chris Wiley.
2006 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, 90021, 818-720-2713
29th Annual CSUN Powwow. | Image: Golden State Gourd Society
Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m.
The day-long tradition celebrating American Indian culture will be taking place at Chicano House Lawn.
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, 91330, 818-677-5030
October Surprise. | Image: 323 Projects
'October Surprise' at 323 Projects
Through Friday, November 30
The dialogue, performances and sound art curated by 323 Projects are available via phone and can be accessed 24 hours a day. An interactive element also allows audiences to record commentary through an answering machine system and become part of the current exhibition. 'October Surprise' is comprised of works associated with the American political system and freedom of speech that have been rotating a month before this year's presidential election. With just one week left of this presentation, take a listen to the new sound bites that have been added to the cycling selection.
323-843-4652 or 323-TIE-IN-LA
Film & Media Arts
Still from 'Repast' by Salwa Aleryani and Sasha Zuwolinsky. 2010. | Image: MIA at the Armory
Friday, November 23 at 7 p.m.
Since Spring of this year the MIA (Moving Image Art) series, at the Pasadena location, has been staging screenings of experimental film and video art during the fourth Friday of each month. Tonight's after-Thanksgiving event is a presentation of international shorts that explore culinary practices, cultural customs and family dynamics.
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, 91103, 626-792-5101
Turn the Page: A Literary Force. | Image: The Roots and Wings Project
Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m.
Two non-profit organizations collaborate for this afternoon of storytelling. Members of InsideOut Writers, concerned with exposing incarcerated youth to language arts and community performance company, The Roots and Wings Project will be joined by a lineup of guest presenters during the workshop.
453 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-488-0599
James Klopfleisch. | Photo: jamesklopfleisch.com
Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
Los Angeles-based composer, James Klopfleisch traveled the world for more than a year working as a musician on cruise ships. Here, the artist shares sound recordings collected during his voyages that document the transitory life encountered above such vessels.
1200-D North Alvarado, Los Angeles, 90026, 213-483-8761
BLACK FRIDAY CIRCLE MUSIC. | Image: Human Resources
Friday, November 23 at 9 p.m.
410 Cottage Home Street, Los Angeles, 90012, 213-290-4752
Hamlet at The Broad Stage. | Photo: The Broad Stage
Through Sunday, November 25
The Globe Theatre ends its visit at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center with only three more weekend presentations of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy.
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, 90401, 310-434-3200
"The Virgin Mary with Saints Thomas Aquinas and Paul" (detail), about 1330, Bernardo Daddi. | Image: The Getty
Through February 10, 2013
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, 90049, 310-440-7300
Top Image: 'Smorgasbord' (After Per Lysne) by David Beck. 2012. | MIA at the Armory