Image: Printed Matter (2010) via LA Art Book Fair
Los Angeles is a bustling metropolis filled with entertainment and cultural events year-round. With an endless amount of galleries, concerts, shopping and museums, Los Angeles specifically has five upcoming cultural events worth noting in your calendar.
LAist.com compiled a complete rundown of five “highbrow” events in Los Angeles to check out, including Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair; LA’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance; Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990″ Part of Pacific Standard Time at The Getty Museum; David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” at the Geffen Playhouse; and David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” at the Geffen Playhouse.
1) Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair — From February 1-3, Printed Matter will present the first annual LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Free and open to the public, the event will “showcase the work of over 220 international presses, including artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.” There will also be a special tribute to Mike Kelley, a pop-up shop and a more. (laartbookfair.net)
Image: Music Center
2) LA’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance — As part of LA’s Rite multi-disciplinary set of events to honor legendary composer Igor Stravinsky, the event will include three international dance companies, an exhibition and symposium, and the American premiere of digital installation “RE-RITE”. On February 1, LA”s Rite Exhibition: Stravinsky and L.A. Dance will open to “celebrate Stravinsky’s creative influence on dance-makers in Los Angeles.” The exhibition will include rare Otto Rothschild photographs and will be open to the public February 1-3, 8-10, 15-17. (www.musiccenter.org)
Image: LAX, Theme Building; perspective view, 1961. Architects: William Pereira and Charles Luckman.
© The Luckman Partnership, Inc.|a Salas O’Brien Company.
3) “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990” Part of Pacific Standard Time at The Getty Museum — The Getty Museum will present an exhibition on post-war architecture in Los Angeles from April 9 – July 21. According to The Getty Foundation, the exhibition will include drawings, photographs, models, full-scale reconstructions of building components and more. (www.getty.edu)
4) David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” at the Geffen Playhouse — From April 2 through May 12, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” will be revived this spring for the first time in more than 10 years. (www,geffenplayhouse.com)
5) LA Opera’s Revival of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’ “Einstein on the Beach” — From October 11-13, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’ “Einstein on the Beach” will be revived and performed at the LA Opera. Full Season Subscribers can now purchase their tickets, and general public tickets will be available on June 16. The “unconventional work…uses a series of powerful recurrent images as its main dramatic device shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences created by Lucinda Childs.” (www.laopera.com)
For more details on all of the events, visit LAist.com.