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Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Local Events in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles

New Year, New Local Events in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles

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Westwood

Hammer Screenings: The Iran Job

Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood

The Iran Job follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in Iran. With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics, only to find that politics are impossible to escape in Iran. Kevin's season culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran's reformist Green Movement, a powerful prelude to the currently unfolding Arab Spring. (2012, Dir. T. Schauder, 93 min.)

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Upcoming Events

Los Angeles' Miracle Mile

Celebrate Carroll Shelby's Birthday

Saturday, January 12, 9 am
Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles

Few names are as tightly interwoven with American car culture as Carroll Shelby. Father to the Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs, Shelby was also a notable race driver with roots in the Grand Touring World Championships and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His passing this past May impacted the entire industry and the Petersen Automotive Museum is honored to host a tribute in correlation with Shelby's January birthday.

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Music

Sunday Music at LACMA

Fridays Live - Jazz

Every Friday through November 23, 6 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Free Admission

Join the Los Angeles County Museum of Art every Frudat this Summer for an amazing array of musial performances. From Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra to Classical Pianists. It is the way to spend an evening.

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LOCAL EVENTS: Westwood - Brentwood

Fowler Museum presents

Culture Fix: Thomas Kren on the Illuminated Manuscripts of Light and Shadows

Wednesday, January 9, 12 noon
Fowler Museum At UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave, Westwood

Among the objects featured in Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews, impressive illuminated manuscripts showcase the visual beauty and rich history of Judeo-Persian traditions. Thomas Kren, Associate Director for Collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a manuscripts specialist, sheds light on this visual tradition in a thirty-minute gallery talk.

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Family Fun

Culver City

Holiday Ice Rink

Through January 7
9300 Culver Blvd, Culver City

There's ice in the forecast for Culver City this holiday season with the debut of the HOLIDAY ICE RINK in Culver City, presented by MelroseMAC. Nestled in downtown Culver City's primary shopping, dining, and entertainment district, the rink promises to be the mecca for holiday fun. The picturesque holiday rink offers the ideal winter wonderland escape for lunch breaks, date nights, play dates, and holiday family "stay-cations" for every age and skate size.

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Westwood

Kids in the Courtyard: Tu B Shevat, Trees, and Me

Sunday, January 27, 1 - 4 pm
Fowler Museum At UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave, Westwood
FREE

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish holiday that honors trees, and learn about Tikkun Olam-- a Hebrew phrase that reminds us of our responsibility to work together to heal the world. Feast on fruit, make leaf rubbings, learn about trees, and plant a sapling with the Tree People. Inspired by Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews.

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Westwood

Family Flicks Film Series: Mary Poppins

Sunday, January 13, 11 am
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood
Free

Jane and Michael Banks get more than they could have hoped for when their advertisement for a kind and cheerful nanny is answered by the unflappable, magical Mary Poppins. Chalk paintings come to life, toys put themselves away, and a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in this well-loved Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. (1964, Dir. Robert Stevenson, 35mm, color, 140 min.)

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Downtown

15th Annual Downtown on Ice

November 15, 2012--January 21, 2013
Pershing Square, 532 South Olive, Los Angeles

Time for your Yuletide glide this holiday season, where the coolest fun gets underway with ice skating and a medley of FREE community events - including the Winter Holiday Festival, the "12 Nights of Christmas" concert series, and more.

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Santa Monica

ICE Celebration

Through January 21, 2013

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