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    Sunday Sep 24 - Sep 30 @ 1:00 AM
Banned Book Week
ArtCenter Library
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 8:15 AM
Save the Date: Get Ready to Paddle
USABY – USABY JOINS SURFRIDER AND Indie Yoga TO PROVIDE BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL BOWLS AS PADDLERS GET READY TO PADDLE THE LONGEST PIER. ALL FOR THE LOVE OF THE OCEAN. OUR MISSION IS FOR LOVE. ALL ARE WELCOME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! P.S.- NEW TOOLS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND SOME SPECIAL GUESTS TOO. ***SAVE THE DATE for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter’s 26th Annual Paddle for Clean Water on Sunday, September 24th from 8:30am-12pm in Ocean Beach. The event will feature hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddling around the Ocean Beach Pier in an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. There will be a donation-based yoga class starting at 8:30am, free breakfast for all paddlers, guest speakers, live music, and a raffle. Thank you to our sponsors and contributors for making this year’s event possible!
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 8:30 AM
Lego-Robotics with Zaniac
Santa Monica Farmers Market – Stop by the Zaniac Santa Monica tent to check out fun Tech demos at the Main Street Market! #AfterSchool #LEGORobotics #LittleBits #3DPrinting #Minecraft #Math
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 8:30 AM
Engineering for Kids
Santa Monica Farmers Market – Join us for fun hands on activities with Engineering for Kids Beach Cities Los Angeles!!
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
Core Light Healing Workshop
Barbara Brennan School of Healing – Based on the new book by Dr. Barbara Ann Brennan, discover the secrets of manifestation by learning how creativity is either expressed or blocked through the Human Energy Field. Learn and explore how your energetic blocks and family patterns can impede your creative flow and prevent your longings from materializing. Learn how the astral or invisible world is either helping or hindering your creative flow. In this workshop, you will learn two hands-on healing techniques for accessing the auric level of love and relationship and the haric dimension of intentionality.
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
Smorgasburg Bike Ride
Mid City West Community Council – Mid City West Board Member Shem Bitterman will lead this bike ride from Mid City West to Smorgasburg in Downtown Los Angeles. The group will depart from the WeHo Pedals bike share station at the corner of 3rd Street and Gilmore Drive (on the east end of the Farmer's Market, one block east of Fairfax) and return to the same spot by the end of the ride. Bikes will be available to rent through Weho Pedals. Their daily rate is $7 an hour, but there are other plans available - If you intend to rent, please go online to book your plan in advance - http://wehopedals.com/. After eating at Smorgasburg, riders will continue on to the Arts District to see the murals and the wonderful Hauser Wirth gallery, followed by refreshments at Angel City Brewery and/or a pie at Pie Hole. The full round trip ride is approximately 20 miles, and is appropriate for riders aged 10 and upwards. For more information, check out the following links: 1. http://la.smorgasburg.com/ 2. https://www.hauserwirthlosangeles.com/ 3. http://www.thepieholela.com/ 4. http://angelcitybrewery.com/ 5. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Grove,+189+The+Grove+Dr,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90036/Smorgasburg,+Bay+Street,+Los+Angeles,+CA/@34.0507727,-118.3345141,13z/am=t/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2b92fc2d303c3:0xc3906f8fff88db6e!2m2!1d-118.358381!2d34.072164!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c62f7b047c81:0x65fba4816d4a10de!2m2!1d-118.2417116!2d34.0346143!3e1
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Andalusia "Locals" Stage at The Abbot Kinney Festival
Brightside – Venice Singer/Songwriter, Matt Ellis, returns to curate the “Locals” stage at this year’s Abbot Kinney Festival, Sunday Sept 24th. Located on the corner of Andalusia and Abbot Kinney, the stage is set to host 6 local music acts and the annual “Spirit of Venice Award”. 5pm - Brightside - https://www.facebook.com/brightsideVenice/ 4pm - Matt Ellis - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMattEllisBand/ 3pm - Steve McCormick - https://www.facebook.com/steve.mccormick.127 2pm - Awards Ceremony 1pm - Cristina Vane - https://www.facebook.com/cristinavanemusic/ 12pm - Blue Eyed Son - https://www.facebook.com/blueeyedsonmusic/ 11am - Lacey Kay Cowden - https://www.facebook.com/LaceyKayCowden/ 10:15am - Lucky Penny - https://www.facebook.com/luckyPennyJam/ Join us on the last Sunday in September for a day of fun, food and entertainment while you soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice! • free festival admission • 300 quality vendors • top food trucks and booths • kids' rides and games • 4 music stages, including KidsQuad stage • 3 beer gardens (wristband and ID required) http://www.abbotkinney.org/
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Broncos at Bills- 10am Live at Busbys!!
Los Angeles Bills Backers of Santa Monica – Pete has been up to it once again and he comes with tales terrific and not so in Buzzed at Busbys: __________________________________________________ THE DROP The Buffalo Bills dropped a deuce last Sunday in a lethargic 9-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. Most of the post game discussion centered on an (arguably) dropped bomb by Zay Jones that likely wins the game for the Bills, so let’s get that out of the way… From this vantage point it was 80% on Jones and 20% on Taylor. Tyrod threw a pass that could have been much better (although it could have been perfect, depending on the route responsibility). Zay tripped over Thomas Davis’s feet, ran the wrong pattern (designed to go to the pylon not the sideline as described by Donald Jones), didn’t track the ball in the air well, and didn’t come down with what would have been a great catch. So he made four errors, and his teammates and coaches consoled him after the game - more proof it was on the rookie rather than TT. Check out the full article here: http://www.losangelesbillsbackers.org/billgamesnotes/bills-panthers-2017-game-2/
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Nostatic
Santa Monica Farmers Market – A nostatic is a fusion of jazz, soul, folk, and pop music. Depending on the lineup (which is flexible) the tunes can be jazz standards with a funk sensibility to classic rock tunes done with a jazz sensibility. info at www.nostatic.com/live
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM
Sunday Football at Busby's East
Busby's East – NFL SUNDAY! Here's the schedule: Steelers vs. Bears: 10am Buccaneers vs. Vikings: 10am Dolphins vs. Jets: 10am Falcons vs. Lions: 10am Broncos vs. Bills: 10am Saints vs. Panthers: 10am Browns vs. Colts:10am Texans vs. Patriots: 10am Giants vs. Eagles: 10am Seahawks vs. Titans: 1:05pm Bengals vs. Packers: 1:25pm Chiefs vs. Chargers: 1:25pm Raiders vs. Redskins: 5:30pm DON"T FORGET WE HAVE ALLLLLL DAY HAPPY HOUR!
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 11:00 AM
2017 Latinos Living Healthy Feria de Salud
LULAC – Join us in Los Angeles for our fifth annual LULAC Latinos Living Healthy Feria de la Salud on September 24th, 2017. The event is FREE and open to the public. The health fair will be held at Placita Olvera/El Pueblo Historical Monument near Union Station from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last year thousands of participants joined us for an exciting day full of FREE music, health screenings, cooking classes, and giveaways including Dodger gear, a Magic Bullet, a Laptop, a children's bicycle and much more! Health Screenings: -Mammograms -HIV Testing -Anemia -BMI -Cholesterol -Chronic Kidney Disease -Glucose -and many more! Live entertainment will feature Latin bands, cultural performers, and Zumba! The children’s pavilion will host arts and crafts, face painting, live animals exhibit, as well as sports activities. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org/feria ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ¡Venga y celebre la salud y el bienestar en la Feria de Salud presentada por LULAC! La feria se llevará a cabo el 24 de Septiembre en La Placita Olvera y la entrada al evento es GRATIS para toda la familia. ¡Este año celebramos nuestro quinto aniversario y tendremos exámenes de salud, música, clases de cocina, un mercado, y muchos más! Exámenes de Salud disponibles: -Mamografías -Pruebas de VIH -Anemia -Colesterol -Exámenes de riñón -Glucosa -Índice de masa corporal -y más! Todos los servicios que ofrecemos son gratuitos. ¡También tendremos grupos musicales y Zumba! Para más información viste, www.LULAC.org/feria
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 11:00 AM
Fall Kick-Off
First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica – This event is fun for the entire family but also a great way to get to know the First UMC & Preschool community. There will be yummy food (fried chicken and fixins), bounce house & slide, photo booth, games and, of course, the Chili Cook-Off so get your chili recipes ready! There is a suggested donation for food and activities of $10 per person or $25 per family. Sunday September 24 at 11 a.m. in the Courtyard
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 11:30 AM
St. Matthew's Day 2017
The Parish of St. Matthew - The Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades – Join us for our annual parish picnic and 75th Anniversary Celebration! * Loads of Food * Children's Entertainment * Chili Cook-Off * Dessert Table * Fun for All Tickets ($6 child / $11 adult) available through the link below or at www.stmatthews.com.
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 11:30 AM
City of L.A. Master Artist Fellowship Workshop
Craft in America – Special Workshop for Craft Artists and Design Artists led by Joe Smoke, Grants Administration Division Director Los Angeles DCA Hosted by the Craft in America Center at Freehand Gallery Sunday, September 24 11am-12:30pm *Limited Parking behind Freehand Gallery This event is free, RSVP to rsvp@craftinamerica.org The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) offers prestigious City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship program annually to honor a spectrum of 10-15 creative design/visual, literary, and/or performing artists. These grants of $10,000 each allow the selected artists (architects, graphic/product designers, poets, fiction writers, video/filmmakers, choreographer-dancers, composer-musicians, theatrical performance artists, sculptures, painters and/or photographers) to create their next body of work. In providing these stipends, the City purchases the ability to premiere these innovative new artworks in a group exhibition and catalog. Eligible artists are those who primarily work as a solo creator of new ideas, forms, and expressions and should be able to clearly demonstrate all three of following criteria: 1) EITHER a primary residence in the City of LA, OR a history of having presented works in public displays within the City of LA at least three times in the last ten years 2) an active exhibition/presentation record of at least 15 years (which may include shows when the applicant was a post-secondary student and was making mature artwork), and 3) write a narrative explaining the genesis and intentions of their work and provide a forecast of the work they are likely to be create with $10,000 between September 2018 and April 2019. Applications are available each September on-line at http://culturela.org/grants-and-calls/cola-master-artist-fellowship/ The deadline to apply is Friday, October 27, 2017. Joe Smoke has been the Director of DCA Grant Programs for 20 years. At this special workshop Mr. Smoke will provide: an introduction to this opportunity, an overview of the process, and strategic advice on how to make the most competitive proposal.
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
Bongo Funk at SFS Swap Meet
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
Axé Bahia Opening Day Programs
Fowler Museum at UCLA – Join us for an afternoon of programs to celebrate the opening of "Axé Bahia." At 12pm in the Courtyard, esteemed Candomblé elder Dona Cici performs a ritual blessing of the exhibition followed by dance and music by Viver Brasil. At 1pm, curators Patrick A. Polk, Roberto Conduru, Sabrina Gledhill, and Randal Johnson lead a walkthrough of "Axé Bahia." At 3pm, artist Fran Siegel gives a gallery tour of her exhibition "Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil." From 1–4pm, families are invited to create a collage inspired by Salvador, Bahia. All programs are free and open to all. Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day About the Exhibitions “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Featuring more than 100 works from the mid-20th century to the present, including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art, the exhibition explores the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil, and the provoca­tive ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia. “Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel” is a multifaceted drawing project developed during the Los Angeles-based artist’s research residency in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and the island of Itaparica, a vibrant center of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé. A vast, forty-foot-long, irregular “weaving” made of strips of sun-exposed and patterned fabric crossed by lengths of delicate drawings of sacred plants on translucent drafting film and cyanotypes, the work will wrap around three walls of the Museum’s “Fowler in Focus” Gallery. Finding inspiration in the worship of ancestral spirits, or Egun, in the natural environment associated with Candomblé practices on Itaparica and in the vexed history of colonialism and slavery in Brazil, Siegel’s project can be read as a highly charged landscape of black Brazil, built from fragments that embrace its African roots.
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
ESR Community Picnic
East Side Riders BC – You are invited to ESR Annual Community Picnic, this year there will be bicycle raffles, a 5 mile bike ride, food and games for the entire family. This is a thank you to the Watts, LA and surrounding communities for your continued support for East Side Riders.
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
Rubén Ortiz Torres: White Washed America
Royale Projects – Rubén Ortiz Torres: White Washed America on view September 24 to December 10, 2017 Open House: Sunday, September 24th 12-5pm As a participating gallery in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Royale Projects is proud to introduce new works by Rubén Ortiz Torres including paintings and sculptures influenced by lowrider cars, punk, anarchism, and minimalism. This will be his first major solo exhibition in the United States since 2012. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California. Born in Mexico City in 1964, Ortiz Torres lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego. His works are in collections worldwide including Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes and La Colección Jumex in Mexico City, Mexican Museum of Fine Arts in Chicago, Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., The Tate Modern in London, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Image: Rubén Ortiz Torres Black Flag, 2014 (installation view) Urethane and metajuls paint on corafoam and aluminum Four units, 72" x 24" x 6" each Courtesy the artist
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM
Kids in the Courtyard: Collaging Landscapes
Fowler Museum at UCLA – Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition "Axé Bahia" by creating a collaged landscape honoring Los Angeles’s sister city, Salvador de Bahia. Combine your own drawing with images from magazines, books, and more to illustrate a hybrid skyline of LA and Salvador! About the Exhibition “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis” explores the distinctive cultural role of the city of Salvador, the coastal capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia, an internationally renowned center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Featuring more than 100 works from the mid-20th century to the present, including a stunning array of sculpture, painting, photography, video, and installation art, the exhibition explores the complexities of race and cultural affiliation in Brazil, and the provoca­tive ways in which artists have experienced and responded creatively to prevailing realities of Afro-Brazilian identity in Bahia. Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
 
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    Sunday Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM
A Clay Workshop with Andres Payan
Craft and Folk Art Museum – We are excited to announce the beginning of a robust and exciting ceramic program at CAFAM! For the inaugural celebration, join Andres Payan for a fun afternoon sipping champagne and making clay pots! Fired pots will be available for pickup at a later date. $60 / $50 members (materials and firing included) Advanced registration required at: https://cafam.formstack.com/forms/clay_pots or email: workshops@cafam.org