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From Debate t o Create

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Through a structure of debate\, caucus\, colla boration\, performance and voting that echoes United Nations proceedings\, artists and audience will come together to explore issues in contemporary P erformance Art. \; \;By developing creative proposals (art\, music\ , theatre or dance)\, the goal is to provide a performative context for art ists to demonstrate the importance of the arts in solving conflicts.
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During planning meetings\, participants develop the overall q uestions for debate\, begin thinking about their own debate\, and organize or join a team. The final positions will be presented and performed for an audience at LACE as part of \;Los Angeles Goes Live: \;Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983. Los Angeles Goes Live \;is part of Pacific Standard Time\, an initiative of the Getty.

DTEND:20111029T180000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20111029T100000 GEO:34.10119;-118.331831 LOCATION:Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)\,6522 Hollywood Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90028 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Debating through the Arts #4\, Michael Haight\, Christy Roberts Ber kowitz UID:362022 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Charlie James Gallery< /strong> \;is pleased to present \;Push Me Pull You\; The Horse with No Ass\, a group show curated by Los Angeles-based artistAlice Clements. The comedy of the Pushmi-pullyu in the children&r squo\;s story of Dr. Doolittle is built in &ndash\; the animal has two fron t ends and no back end. This is a show that explores physical comedy&ndash\ ;comedy that is of and about the body\, extending to the &ldquo\;body&rdquo \; of materials and the physical context of the art world &ndash\; its whit e cubes and formal conventions. The show features work by \;Jos h Callaghan\, Roger Dickes\, Amy Green\, Kristi Lippire\, Christopher Michl ig\, Stephanie Taylor \;and \;Matt Wardell.

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Approaches to physical comedy in t he show include jokes or games that use scale or the medium of the proposal \, elaborate systems with humorous elements and outcomes\, and working with materials in a way that produces humor in subtle ways. This comedy is simu ltaneously literal and nuanced and is based on a careful observation of the physical world.

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Joshua Calla ghan \;(Doylestown\, PA\, 1969) holds an MFA from UCLA (2005)\ , BA in Cultural Anthropology from UNC at Asheville\, and is the recipient of Fulbright Fellowship to Nepal (1995). Solo exhibitions include Royale Pr ojects\, Palm Desert\, CA (2014)\, Steve Turner Contemporary\, Los Angeles (2010\, 2011)\, Haas &\; Fischer Gallery\, Zurich (2008)\, and Bank Gall ery\, Los Angeles (2008). Group shows include Made in Space at Gavin Brown& rsquo\;s Enterprise\, New York\; Neo Povera at L&\;M Arts\, Los Angeles\ ; and Frieze New York 2012 Sculpture Park.

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Roger Dickes \;has been a professor of computer animation at Glendale College\, where he ran the Glendale College Art Galle ry from 2005-2012. As gallery director\, he was involved in the presentatio n of around 30 exhibitions at the space. Also an artist\, he has exhibited his work at numerous project spaces in Los Angeles\, most notably in a solo show\, entitled &ldquo\;Firmament Av.&rdquo\;\, at Sea and Space Explorati ons in 2007. The debut of his new project\, Projects/Projects\, marks a dep arture from a labored\, self-referential\, concrete-object-making practice toward a more conceptual\, outsourced approach that engages broad cultural themes.

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Amy Green&nb sp\;received her BFA in painting at the University of Tennessee in 1995 and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1997. Her p aintings and installations have been shown nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include\; Rolf Ricke Galerie in Cologne and the Neues Museum in Nurnberg\, Galerie Karin Friebe\, Mannheim\, Germany\, Galerie Monika Reit z\, Frankfurt and Kunstverein St. Gallen Art Museum in Switzerland\, Evelyn e Canus Gallery\, Paris\, Cirrus and Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles and Cohan Leslie and Browne in New York\, Monte Vista Projects in Highland Park \, among other venues. Reviews include\; The Los Angeles Times\, New York A rts Magazine\, Art Issues\, the Basel Art Fair Catalogue and artnet. Recent shows include\, &ldquo\;Grids\, Stains\, Stacks&rdquo\; a solo show of Gre en&rsquo\;s paintings at Monte Vista Projects in Highland park\, CA and &ld quo\;Garden Party&rdquo\; a group exhibition scheduled in Fall 2013 at FOCA in LA&rsquo\;s Chinatown. Forthcoming in Fall 2014\, Green will exhibit &l dquo\; In the Company of Myrtle&rdquo\;\, recent paintings and collaborativ e work with Curt Lemieux at McNish Gallery at Oxnard College and &ldquo\; J ammed and Packed&rdquo\;\, a group exhibition at Glendale College Gallery\, curators\; Jay Erker and Michele Carla Handel. Amy Green is represented by Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Cologne\, Germany.

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Kristi Lippire \;makes large scale objects that reference the visual culture that surrounds her every day. The sculpt ures are explorations in scale and material\, isolating moments in everyday life that are found to be interesting in a manner that emphasizes the humo r of a complex social culture. Kristi Lippire received her MFA from Claremo nt Graduate University and her BFA from California State University\, Long Beach. Lippire is currently working on two books of her work to accompany a forthcoming solo exhibition at Commonwealth &\; Council in Los Angeles next year. Lippire was part of the traveling exhibition Alexander Calder an d Contemporary Art: Form\, Balance\, Joy that opened at the Museum of Conte mporary Art in Chicago and traveled to Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas\, Orange County Museum of Art and Nasher Museum at Duke University. Lippire a lso curates independent projects for different spaces and has also particip ated and organized multiple guerilla art projects in Los Angeles and Mexico . She has exhibited with d.e.n. contemporary art and Ace Gallery\, with rec ent group exhibitions at the Torrance Art Museum\, Glendale Community Colle ge and The Riverside Art Museum. She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at C ommonwealth &\; Council in Spring 2015 and a F.O.C.A. project in late Sp ring 2015. Kristi Lippire lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Christopher Michlig \;works in a wide range of media\, primarily focusing on the manipulation of public form ats of communication. His work has been exhibited internationally\; Recent one-person exhibitions include Processed World at Giuseppe Pero\, Milan. Hi s work has been published and reviewed in a number of publications\, and he is the co-author of the recently released book\, In the Good Name of the C ompany: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Poste r Printing Company\, published by ForYourArt/Picture Box and distributed by D.A.P. Michlig received an MFA in Sculpture from Art Center College of Des ign\, Pasadena\, California in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Oregon School of Arc hitecture and Allied Arts\, Department of Art.

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Stephanie Taylor \;is a sound and visual art ist based in Los Angeles. She has exhibited and performed her work at Los A ngeles County Museum of Art at Charles White Elementary (2011)\; Contempora ry Arts Foundation\, Santa Barbara (2011)\; the MAK Center for Art and Arch itecture\, West Hollywood (2011)\; and the Generali Foundation\, Vienna (20 07). Her books include The Stephanie Taylor Songbook\, (Ood Press\, 2010) a nd Chop Shop (Les Figues Press\, 2007). Her work is represented by Galerie Christian Nagel\, Germany and Marc Jancou Contemporary\, New York\, and is included in the permanent collections of MOCA\, Los Angeles and the Hammer Museum\, Los Angeles (as part of LAMOA).

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Matt Wardell \;seeks to prolong a sense of wonder and place the viewer in a lingering position of active assessment. He is in terested in how we choose to live and introducing work that facilitates the se investigations. Wardell enjoys walking on fences\, answering wrong numbe rs\, and giving directions to places he does not know. Uncomfortable laught er\, confusion\, and irritation tend to be by-products of Wardell&rsquo\;s works. He has exhibited at venues throughout the US and Mexico\, including the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco (SFMOMA)\, Claremont Museum of Ar t in Claremont\, and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)\, REDCA T\, PØ\;ST\, Human Resources\, Black Dragon Society\, Mark Moore Gall ery\, and Commonwealth and Council\, all in Los Angeles. Wardell is a found ing member of the artist collective 10lb Ape.

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Alice Clements \;is an artist and curator who employs materials outside their intended use\, finding humor in unlikely p laces as she engages in an ongoing process of experimentation. She works in sculpture and collage. Recent shows include Elephant\, Los Angeles\, Unive rsity Art Museum at California State University\, Long Beach\, Jancar Galle ry\, Los Angeles\, and Glendale College Art Gallery. Recent curatorial proj ects include &ldquo\;Mostly Sculpture Show&rdquo\; at Sea and Space Explora tions in Los Angeles and &ldquo\;Side Project&rdquo\; at PØ\;ST in Lo s Angeles. She earned a BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown\, CT an M FA from Art Center College of Design\, Pasadena.

DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141101 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Push Me Pull You\; The Horse With No Ass\, Josh Callaghan\, Roger D ickes\, Amy Green\, Kristi Lippire\, Christopher Michlig\, Stephanie Taylor \, Matt Wardell UID:361954 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141101T220000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141101T190000 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Push Me Pull You\; The Horse With No Ass\, Josh Callaghan\, Roger D ickes\, Amy Green\, Kristi Lippire\, Christopher Michlig\, Stephanie Taylor \, Matt Wardell UID:361955 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Charlie James Gallery is pleas ed to present the second gallery solo exhibition of LA-based artist Michell e Andrade titled Kind of Blue. In conjunction with the gallery exhibition\, the gallery will be celebrating the launch of The Michelle Andrade Story\, the artist&rsquo\;s first full catalog release\, featuring an essay by LA- based artist and professor Annetta Kapon.

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In her second gallery solo exhibition\, Michelle will debut a series o f seven acrylic-on- linen paintings that extend her text-based drawings int o new figural ground. The work retains the poetic and diaristic qualities o f Andrade&rsquo\;s earlier Notebook drawing series\, commingling the mundan e\, the poetic\, and the confessional amidst a swirl of brightly colored\, nostalgic graphic forms. In addition to the paintings\, Andrade will debut two new screenprint editions developed with LA-based Gray Area Print\, and two ink on paper drawings.

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Michelle A ndrade (b 1972\, Los Angeles) earned her BFA at the School of the Art Insti tute of Chicago and her MFA at the Otis Institute in Los Angeles. Andrade h as exhibited in LA\, Miami\, Toronto\, Houston\, Dallas\, Aspen\, and Chica go. Her work has been covered in the Los Angeles Times\, Art in America\, W allpaper Magazine and the Huffington Post. She is represented by Charlie Ja mes Gallery and lives and works in Los Angeles.

DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141101 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kind of Blue\, Michelle Andrade UID:361952 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141101T220000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141101T190000 GEO:34.066589;-118.2382615 LOCATION:Charlie James Gallery\,969 Chung King Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 9001 2 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kind of Blue\, Michelle Andrade UID:361953 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

THE FOUNTAIN THAT GUSHES A ND GATHERS \;is a meditation workshop by Shinzen Young followed by a discussion and Q&\;A with Shinzen and Jesse on the topics of art and mindfulness.

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Presented on the occasio n of Jesse Fleming&rsquo\;s exhibition \;"The Halftime S how" \;at 356 \;S. Mission Road

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Shinzen Y oung \;became fascinated with Asian culture while a teenager i n Los Angeles. Later he enrolled \;in a Ph.D. program in Buddhist Studi es at the University of Wisconsin.

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Ev entually\, he went to Asia and did extensive training in each of the three major Buddhist traditions: \;Vajrayana\, Zen and Vipassana. Upon return ing to the United States\, his academic interests shifted to the \;burg eoning dialogue between Eastern meditation and Western science.

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Shinzen is known for his innovative &ldquo\;inte ractive\, algorithmic approach&rdquo\; to mindfulness\, a system \;spec ifically designed for use in pain management\, recovery support\, and as an adjunct to \;psychotherapy.

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He l eads meditation retreats throughout North America and has helped establish numerous mindfulness \;centers and programs. He also consults widely on meditation-related research\, in both the clinical and \;the basic sci ence domains.

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Jesse Fleming \;had some b ig experiences while exploring techno and trance \;parties during a sum mer in Berlin. Years later he undertook a yoga and \;meditation practic e to try to make sense of these happenings. This led to \;an interest i n the evolving field of Neuroscience as it relates to Mindfulness \;and Consciousness. Gradually\, these areas of practice and research began  \;leaching into Fleming&rsquo\;s artistic practice\, defining a primary int erest in lowering the \;perceived boundary between self and other.  \;

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In 2013 Fleming graduated from UCL A&rsquo\;s Mindful Awareness Research Center\, \;part of the Semel Inst itute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior\, with a degree \;in Mindfulne ss Facilitation. He began facilitating at 356 Mission Road offering \;w eekly mediation classes aimed at the artistic community and makers of Los&n bsp\;Angeles. He also began teaching weekly sits at SPA\, a creative design studio in \;Culver City. \;

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Today Fleming has entered UCLA&rsquo\;s Design Media Arts program where he is \;pursuing the development of a hybrid form of artistic-mindfulness practice that \;can exist as artistic gesture\, expression\, and a util itarian instrument to explore\, \;develop\, and define self and self tr anscendence. Shinzen Young and his techniques have played a vital role in F leming&rsquo\;s \;meditation and facilitating practice. He has studied with Shinzen for the last \;five years and closely with one of his Los Angeles based facilitators George \;Haas. In THE HALFTIME SHOW\, Shinze n demonstrates a rare ability to enter \;into cessation\, otherwise kno w as the source\, considered to be the first path of \;enlightenment in the Buddhist tradition.

DTEND:20141026T180000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141026T140000 GEO:34.04298;-118.227011 LOCATION:356 Mission\,356 South Mission Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Fountain That Gushes and Gathers\, by Shinzen Young and Jesse F leming\, Jesse Fleming UID:361946 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

356 Mission\, Ooga Booga\, and Jonathan Horowitz are happy to announce the completion of all 590 Dots for  \;Jonathan Horowitz's "590 Dots!" \;

Special thanks to all 590 participants! \;

Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating this project on \;S aturday\, October 25 at 8 PM \;

With a performance by \; Black Dice \;and \;DJ set by \;Avey Ta re \;

DTEND:20141025T220000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141025T200000 GEO:34.04298;-118.227011 LOCATION:356 Mission\,356 South Mission Road \nLos Angeles\, CA 90033 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:590 Dots Completion Ceremony with Black Dice \, Jonathan Horowitz UID:361944 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

L.A. Louver is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Heather Gwen Martin. This marks Martin&rsquo\;s first s olo show with L.A. Louver\, and is presented as part of the gallery&rsquo\; s ongoing Rogue Wave Projects series that celebrates emerging arti sts. \;

DTEND:20141129 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141030 GEO:33.984684;-118.4706679 LOCATION:L.A. Louver\,45 North Venice Blvd. \nVenice\, CA 90291 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rogue Wave Projects: Heather Gwen Martin\, Heather Gwen Martin UID:361873 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141030T200000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141030T180000 GEO:33.984684;-118.4706679 LOCATION:L.A. Louver\,45 North Venice Blvd. \nVenice\, CA 90291 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rogue Wave Projects: Heather Gwen Martin\, Heather Gwen Martin UID:361874 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

 \;L.A. Louver is pleased to present an exhib ition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Tony Berlant. In these new co llages\, Berlant continues his exploration of tin and photographic material s\, and pays homage to his longtime Santa Monica neighborhood with some of his most personal and intimate works to date. (To view a short film on Berl ant discussing this body of work\, visit www.lalouver.com/berlant2014)

DTEND:20141129 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141030 GEO:33.984684;-118.4706679 LOCATION:L.A. Louver\,45 North Venice Blvd. \nVenice\, CA 90291 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tony Berlant: Close to Home\, Tony Berlant UID:361871 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141030T200000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141030T180000 GEO:33.984684;-118.4706679 LOCATION:L.A. Louver\,45 North Venice Blvd. \nVenice\, CA 90291 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tony Berlant: Close to Home\, Tony Berlant UID:361872 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present S pecial Deluxe a series of unique watercolor paintings and prints by Ne il Young. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Young&rsquo\;s r ecent book release: Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life &\; Cars.& nbsp\;

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In Special Deluxe< /em>\, Young has fashioned a work of extraordinary reminiscences about his Canadian boyhood\, his musical influences\, his family\, the rock 'n' roll life\, and one of his deepest\, most ebullient passions: cars. Through the framework of the many vehicles he's collected and driven\, Young explores h is love for the well-crafted vintage automobile\, and examines his newfound awareness of his hobby's negative environmental impact. With his ferocious devotion to clean energy\, he recounts the saga of Lincvolt\, his speciall y modified electric car\, and his efforts to demonstrate to lawmakers and c onsumers how viable non-gas-guzzling vehicles truly can be. Special Deluxe captures Young's singular lyrical\, almost musical\, voice. Witty\, eclecti c\, and wonderfully candid\, Special Deluxe is an unforgettable amalgam of memories\, artwork\, and political ponderings from one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time.

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One of the paintings on display also serves as the cover for Young&rs quo\;s new album Storytone\, which will be releas ed on November 4th on Reprise Records. Storytone features 10 brand-new compositions recorded live in the studio\; some with a 92-piece orchestra\, choir\, and Young\, some with a 60-piece orchestra\, and three with a big band. Young took a different approach with this record\, first recording the songs on his own in a solo setting\, the n creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with an orchestr a and big band\, resulting in a deeply personal emotional listening experie nce.

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Throughout Special D eluxe vehicles serve as central characters and are illustrated through out the pages of the text. The unique watercolors as created by Young will be on exhibit through the month of November 2014 with a reception with the Artist on Monday November 3\, 2014 from 7-9pm. \;

DTEND:20141129 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141103 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7\,2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B7 at Bergamot Station Arts Center\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:NEIL YOUNG : SPECIAL DELUXE\, NEIL YOUNG UID:361869 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141103T210000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141103T190000 GEO:34.0276049;-118.4678444 LOCATION:ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY B7\,2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B7 at Bergamot Station Arts Center\nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:NEIL YOUNG : SPECIAL DELUXE\, NEIL YOUNG UID:361870 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents

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Andy Warhol: Light and Dark

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Music by Ezra Buchla

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Live music by Ezra B uchla!
In conjunction with the exhibition \;Andy War hol: Shadows\, \;Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is proud to present a special screening of Warhol&rsquo\;s films \;Kiss \;(19 63) and \;Blow Job \;(1964) with live music by experimenta l composer Ezra Buchla. \;Shadows\, which became an increasing ly important concern in Warhol&rsquo\;s two-dimensional artworks over the c ourse of the 1970s\, also played a starring role in his earlier film work. A single light\, at once harsh and hallowing\, illuminates actions\, both m undane and profane\, by turns captivating and alienating. The resultant pla y of light\, shadow\, time\, and attention are among the most influential a nd arresting artworks of the twentieth century.

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Beverages &\; li ght refreshments will be available for purchase at Lemonade Café\; un til 10pm.

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Tickets: $12 general admission\; $7 students with valid I D

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Tickets available in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/258310

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FREE for MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum members\; must present current membership card to claim free tickets

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INFO 213/621 -1745 or education@moca.org

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Screening:

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Kiss. (1963. 16mm film\, black and white\, silent\, 54 minutes at 16 frames p er second.)

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Originally screened serially as The Andy Warhol Ser ial\, Kiss is comprised of 13 couples kissing for the duratio n of a whole roll of 16mm film\, including Gerard Melanga\, John Palmer\, & ldquo\;Baby&rdquo\; Jane Holzer\, Marisol\, Ed Sanders\, and Naomi Levine\, and more.

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Blow Job. (1964. 16mm film\, b lack and white\, silent\, 41 min. at 16 frames per second)

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The act indicated by the title\, if it is happening at all\, takes place entirely o ff screen. A man&mdash\;originally uncredited\, but later identified as DeV erne Bookwalter&mdash\;his face in close-up\, illuminated by a single light \, rocks forward and back in apparent ecstasy\, and at times\, it would see m\, boredom. Duration\, repetition\, and desire are all elegantly conjured in this masterful portrait.

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Andy Warhol (b. 1928\, Pittsburg\, Pennsylvania\; d. 1987\, New York) grew up in McKeesport\, Pen nsylvania. From 1945 to 1949\, he studied art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology\, receiving a B.A. in Pictorial Design. In 1949 he moved to New York to pursue a career as a commercial illustrator and began exhibiting dr awings and paintings in the 1950s. In 1962 his first solo exhibition\, Andy Warhol: Campbell&rsquo\;s Soup Cans\, was mounted at the historic Ferus Ga llery in Los Angeles and later exhibited at MOCA in 2011. Thereafter his wo rk&mdash\;which spans prints\, drawings\, Polaroid photographs\, silkscreen ed canvases\, 16mm and Super 8 film\, and writing&mdash\;was widely shown n ationally and abroad.

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Ezra Buchla (b. 1981\, Berke ley\, California) is a musician/technologist from Los Angeles who uses viol a\, voice\, and software. He fronted the avant-pop-core band Mae Shi from 2 003-2006\, played in the band Gowns from 2005-2010\, and now performs solo work that deals in folk tonality\, indeterminacy\, dense psychedelic song\, and electronic formalism. He also collaborates and performs with many arti sts\, including clipping.\, Chelsea Wolfe\, Andre Vida\, Father Murphy\, an d Claire Cronin. Ezra also develops music software and firmware\, recently creating the framework for the open-source &lsquo\;aleph&rsquo\; sound proc essor by monome. For more information: www.catfact.net

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Acknowledgements:

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Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is supported through both organizations by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Cou nty Arts Commission. Additional support of Filmforum's screening series com es from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and the Department of Cultu ral Affairs\, City of Los Angeles. We also depend on our members\, ticket b uyers\, and individual donors.

DTEND:20141113T210000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141113T190000 GEO:34.052871;-118.250842 LOCATION:MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.\,250 S. Grand Ave. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Andy Warhol: Light and Dark\, with Music by Ezra Buchla\, Ezra Buch la\, Andy Warhol UID:361751 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Melika Bass in person from Chicago!  \;

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Los Angeles premieres!

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T ime for a change from our recent run of abstract light plays and Warhol epi cs as we welcome noted filmmaker Melika Bass from Chicago for her first sol o show in Los Angeles. \; Bass presents the Los Angeles premieres of a pair of beautifully shot (on 16mm) and performed representational dramas\, deliberately-paced\, with finely noted details of objects and sounds\, and narratives elusive and possibly allusive. \; Shoals and Wa king Things are superb expressions of mood\, wrought with portents of danger and disaster never seen. \; Each film investigates the rhythms a nd routines of an isolated small group of people\, following a spiritual or cult-based practice. \; They are almost timeless portraits\, with indi cations of being set in an unclear past\, but Shoals also implies spaces of a potential present\, and Waking Things that of a potent ial future. \; Come see Bass&rsquo\;s unique explorations of the possib ilities of short film art. \; Capped by a dance film directed by Bass c ommissioned by Sigur Ró\;s for their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment.

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&ldquo\;Bass's films evoke living paintings&mdash\ ;the textures are as inviting as the narratives are withholding.&rdquo\; &n dash\; Ben Sachs\, Chicago Reader

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&ldquo\;Inner and Outer Landscapes: A Conversation with Melika Bass&rdquo\; by Monica Westin: http://badatsports.com/2013/inner-and-oute r-landscapes-a-conversation-with-melika-bass/

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Melika Bass on &l dquo\;Shoals and &ldquo\;Waking Things&rdquo\;:

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http://indie-outlook.com/2013/07/15/melika-bass-on-shoals-waking-things /

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Tickets: $10 general admission\; $6 students (with ID)/senior s\; free for Filmforum members.

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Tickets available in advance at http://bpt.me/903589

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For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org\, or 323-377-7238

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Screening:

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WAKING THINGS (2012\, 16mm to video\, 34 mins.) Los Angeles premie re!

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Written\, Directed\, Edited by Melika Bass

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A s hort film co-produced by and featuring ensemble members of Every house has a door performance group.

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"Cyclical time dilated to the maximum...l oaded with details of Nature as memento mori\,

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reminding us of the transience of this and of life itself." (Sentieri Selvaggi\, Italy )

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"Characters announced in exquisite typeface. . . scurry along pat hs\, dart through doorways and sleep upright. Bass mystifies the work of th ese plain folk with her own filmic magic." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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In a house in a primeval wood\, a mysterious\, misfit family prepares a seasonal feast for a visiting party of outlanders. As they shuffle throug h ritualistic preparations\, shadows reveal each creature -- one menacing\, one wounded\, and one worn\, stewards of an old tradition\, blood for bloo d. (MB)

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SHOALS (2011\, 16mm to HD \, 52 min.) Los Angeles premiere!

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Written\, Directed\, Edi ted by Melika Bass

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A slow-burning prairie grotesque. On the grounds of a rural sanitarium\, three young women search for wellness\, as a cult leader seeks to control their bodies through labor and daily rituals. (MB)< /p>\n

Winner\, Experimental Film Prize\, 2012 Athens International Film F estival

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Shoals preview: http://vimeo.com/37775690

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"[A] fever dream of a vivid n atural landscape&hellip\; affecting for its hushed soundtrack and low-grain photography." (Chicago Reader)

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"[A] strangely compelling& mdash\;almost mesmerizing&mdash\;work. . .like Malick meets David Lynch\, i f you want a comparison\, but in a deeper sense\, Shoals is very m uch its own beast." (Mountain Xpress)

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VARÐ\;ELD UR (2012\, Super 16mm to HD\, 6 mins.)

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Music by Sigur R&o acute\;s\, performance by Selma Banich.

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Directed by Melika Bass

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An original film commissioned by the Icelandic band Sigur Ró\;s for their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment.

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A film portrait of an un stable entity in a haunted vessel\, drawn into and floating away from a sir en song. (MB)

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"With a lived-in\, haunting beauty that is distinctiv ely its own." (Heave Media)

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"Emotionally stirring &hellip\ ; at once terrifying\, lonely and gorgeous." (Exclaim Canada)

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Melika Bass is a filmmaker and installation artist cur rently living in Chicago. Bass is the recipient of an Artadia Award\, two M edia Arts Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council\, the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival\, and an Experimental Film P rize from the Athens International Film Festival. In 2013\, Bass was appoin ted the Pick-Laudati Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities\, at Northwestern University.

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Screenings and exhibit ions include the Film Society of Lincoln Center\, New York\; Kino der Kunst \, Munich\; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (solo exhibition\, February 2011)\; Torino Film Festival\, Italy\; Anthology Film Archives\, New York\; Ann Arbor Film Festival\; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit\; BFI London Film Festival\; Athens International Film Festival\; Segal Center for the P erforming Arts\, Montreal\; Hamburg International Film Festival\, Germany\; and the Split Festival of New Film\, Croatia. Her work has been profiled a nd reviewed in Filmmaker Magazine\, Time Out Chicago\, Bad at Sports\, Art Daily\, Rolling Stone Italy\, Chicago Tribune\, Chicago Reader\, Pitchf ork\, and the Chicago Sun-Times. \; More at http://www.te nderarchive.com

DTEND:20141102T220000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141102T193000 GEO:34.101418;-118.336595 LOCATION:Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian\,6712 Hollywood Blvd. \nLos Ange les\, CA 90028 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Melika Bass: Mysterious Gestures\, Melika Bass UID:361750 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

CMay Ga llery is pleased to announce Suspended Geometry\, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist\, Moshé\; Elimelech.On view will be a collection of recent paintings and sculpture that demonstrates Elimelech&rsquo\;s elegant precision with form and color. His arithmetic paintings investigate formal elements with a superb eye for des ign and an understated sense of play. Elimelech has the ability to transfor m a rigorous cube into a colorful meditation that undulates with a musical rhythm. Some cubes are flat while others are three-dimensional\, yet they a ll remain consistent with Elimelech&rsquo\;s refined interaction with color . Elimelech extends this interaction with his stripe paintings. In each pai nting\, nine even bars of color subtly gradate into a disarmingly sensual v isual experience. The sensuality continues throughout his Freeways acrylics on paper. With fluid line and gesture\, each watercolor performs a visual haiku that signifies not one specific freeway overpass but every o verpass viewed at sixty-five miles per hour.

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Elimelech began his artistic journey in Israel\, first at the Avni Art Institute in Israel and completing his studies at The Polytechnic Insti tute of Design in Tel Aviv. He later worked as an Art Director for the Isra eli army publication house\, Maarachot\, before heading to Paris where he a ssisted internationally recognized artist Yaakov Agam. In 1984\, Elimelech was a contributing artist for the Los Angeles Olympics and is a recipient o f the Windsor Newton award by the Watercolor West Society. His work has bee n featured internationally in galleries and museums.

DTEND:20141219 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141114 GEO:34.0821315;-118.3826225 LOCATION:CMay Gallery\,8687 Melrose Ave. Space B226\nWest Hollywood\, CA 90 069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Suspended Geometry\, Moshé Elimelech UID:361740 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141114T203000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141114T170000 GEO:34.0821315;-118.3826225 LOCATION:CMay Gallery\,8687 Melrose Ave. Space B226\nWest Hollywood\, CA 90 069 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Suspended Geometry\, Moshé Elimelech UID:361741 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Purple Electric Play (P EP!) is a (literally) underground theatrical performance featuring magi c\, political history\, black lights\, black
arts\, levitation\, grat uitous special effects and entertainers both human and puppet producing a b ewildering array of emotional and artistic effects.

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Please check out our fundraising campaign here!\n

SUMMARY:
Over a year in the making\, Purple Electric Play (PEP!) is Machine Project&rsquo\ ;s newest collaboration with visionary playwright and psychic Asher Hartman . Commissioned specifically for the Machine Project&rsquo\;s 17 seat underg round theatre\, PEP! will delight and bewilder the audience with performanc es of mind-melting intensity.

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In a mi x of black light theater and black magic\, PEP! follows two underground ent ertainers\, THE VITAL ORGAN and THE STAR\, as they step in and out of rough and ridiculous political histories\, assisted by their pals\, THE AUDIENCE \, four naive and playful puppets\, LO-PHAT\, DONKEY\, SALAD BAR and STARVA TION luring their live audience deeper into the morass of questions and con frontations that arise from memories of injustice and revolt. PEP! explicit ly leverages an audience&rsquo\;s expectation of diversion and excitement t o explore the relationship of the creative class to privilege and power\, b oth as \; resistors and provocateurs.

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Are you the kind of person who wishes Machine Project was just a littl e more intense\, overwhelming and delirious? Have we got a play for you!

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projec ts/purple-electric-play.

DTEND:20141215 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141031 GEO:34.078137;-118.262864 LOCATION:Machine Project\,1200 N. Alvarado St. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90026 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Purple Electric Play! (PEP!) UID:361662 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141213 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141108 GEO:34.034369;-118.376843 LOCATION:LAXART\,2640 S. La Cienega \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Happy Soul\, Sanya Kantarovsky UID:361660 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141108T200000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141108T180000 GEO:34.034369;-118.376843 LOCATION:LAXART\,2640 S. La Cienega \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Happy Soul\, Sanya Kantarovsky UID:361661 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

D.E. May (b. 1952) is an Orego n-based artist active since the early 1970s\, whose work emerged in relatio n to the under-known history of modernist experiment in the Pacific Northwe st. He is a crucial figure in that regional context\, but is also relativel y unknown beyond it. This is the largest exhibition of D.E. May&rsquo\;s wo rk outside of Oregon to date\, and the first introduction of this major art ist&rsquo\;s work to Los Angeles and the Southern California region.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">Over a forty-year career\, May has worked t o extend and intensify a range of avant-garde languages\, inventing a parti cular form of abstraction created from the re-use of materials found in the urban environment. Residing in Salem\, Oregon\, the artist exceeds any reg ional frame to engage directly the history of key abstract strategies such as constructivism\, geometric abstraction\, and the monochrome. But the wor k also explores the readymade and collage practice typical of Dada\, or the child-like scale and alternative distribution channels (such as mail art) later explored by Fluxus\, as well as the textual\, archival\, and architec tural tactics central to certain forms of Conceptual art. Indeed\, the work seems to evoke the ghosts of an eclectic but very specific range of canoni cal modernist or postwar artists\, embraced in all their incompatibility an d evident contradiction with each other: Kurt Schwitters and Kasimir Malevi ch\; Joseph Cornell and Joseph Beuys\; the precarious grids of painter Agne s Martin and the aggressive geometric cut-outs of Gordon Matta-Clark\; the notion of a spontaneous \;Art Brut \;elaborated by Jean Du buffet and the \;street aesthetics of the early work of Claes Oldenburg .

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And yet the art of D.E. May also re ferences everyday objects\, simple and useful things\, like tools\, archite ctural shelters\, or maps. With its titles and general spirit\, the work of ten evokes the outdated places and characters found in film noir movies\, o r albums and song titles from our vinyl-record past. Allegorical references to mysterious regions or lands abound\, utopian zones perhaps\, or long-ag o sites that have passed into oblivion. In their construction\, May&rsquo\; s objects also echo the labors characteristic of a range of non-art occupat ions like dressmaking or furniture design or haphazard carpentry.

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Typically small if not miniature in scale\, of ten no larger than an index card or even a postage stamp\, May&rsquo\;s wor k is usually pieced together from weathered cardboard and paper scraps\, fo und detritus altered in almost imperceptible ways. While meticulously handc rafted\, the work usually appears anonymous\, as if created by impersonal f orces of the natural world such as erosion\, staining\, or over-exposure to the sun. The work bases itself in processes of salvage and reuse\, recycli ng the discarded materials of the artist&rsquo\;s home environment into an infinitely variegated language of abstract form.

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Organized as a miniature retrospective--the artist was last the subject of a mid-career retrospective in 2003 in Portland--the exhibition at LA>\;<\;ART includes a range of key early works of the 1980s and 199 0s shown alongside series completed more recently. Some of D.E. May&rsquo\; s earliest salvaged cardboard constructions are present\, acting as histori cal anchors and archival reminders of the aesthetic development that has le d to the recent work. Ranging from gentle grids to organic found materials to precarious architectural models cobbled-together from detritus\, the exh ibition comprises both small and larger-scale works that often hover charac teristically\, and ambivalently\, between complete abstraction and recogniz able objects in andThe exhibition features a recent series of gridded works on paper entitled \;Template Studies\, shown for the first ti me in the 2014 Portland Biennial (organized by former LA>\;<\;ART curat or Amanda Hunt). The \;Template Studies \;are accompanied here by several older series of cutout cardboards simply entitled \;Templates\, like a set of potential stencils that could be used to pr oduce further abstract forms. A new body of work comprising twenty-four min iature layered abstractions\, from an on-going series entitled \;Te stbeds--salvaged materials inlaid upon or incised from other found mat erials--has been produced especially for the LA>\;<\;ART exhibition. It co-exists in the space with a series of older artist books\, miniature con structions\, sculpture\, ephemera\, and rarely- or never-exhibited work bor rowed from major private collections in Oregon\, Los Angeles\, and New York .

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The exhibition is guest-curated by George Baker\, an art critic\, editor\, and art historian based at the Univ ersity of California\, Los Angeles. Three years ago\, Baker visited Oregon under the auspices of a new program initiated by the Ford Family Foundation \, involving a series of studio visits with artists across the state. Baker &rsquo\;s encounter with D.E. May was the starting point of a dialog and co rrespondence that has culminated in the current exhibition of work--the pro duct of a set of interests and passions shared between the artist and the a rt historian.

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About the Artist

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D.E. May has been the subject of a mid-career retrospec tive entitled &ldquo\;D.E. May: The Occupations&rdquo\; at Marylhurst Unive rsity near Portland in 2003\, and the solo museum exhibition &ldquo\;The Ar tist as Archivist&rdquo\; at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art\, Willamette Uni versity in 2008. Recently\, May was included in the 2014 Portland Biennial\ , and was a recipient of 2013 Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts fro m the Ford Family Foundation. May is represented in Portland by PDX Contemp orary Art.

DTEND:20141213 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141108 GEO:34.034369;-118.376843 LOCATION:LAXART\,2640 S. La Cienega \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Half Distance\, D.E. May UID:361658 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141108T200000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141108T180000 GEO:34.034369;-118.376843 LOCATION:LAXART\,2640 S. La Cienega \nLos Angeles\, CA 90034 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Half Distance\, D.E. May UID:361659 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141219 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141108 GEO:34.098385;-118.331264 LOCATION:Tif Sigfrids\,1507 Wilcox Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90028 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Amboy \, Frances Scholz UID:361656 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141108T180000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141108T160000 GEO:34.098385;-118.331264 LOCATION:Tif Sigfrids\,1507 Wilcox Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90028 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Amboy \, Frances Scholz UID:361657 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141220 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141115 GEO:34.0452942;-118.2357181 LOCATION:The Box\,805 Traction Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90013 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sociopath \, Howard Fried UID:361654 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141115T200000 DTSTAMP:20141023T033214 DTSTART:20141115T180000 GEO:34.0452942;-118.2357181 LOCATION:The Box\,805 Traction Avenue \nLos Angeles\, CA 90013 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sociopath \, Howard Fried UID:361655 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR