Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Arts & Culture for Black Friday on 11/23

LACMA in Yellow  by intellichick
While Black Friday is often marked as the day to head to the mall and the major shopping centers, it can also be the perfect day to experience Los Angeles and spend time with your loved ones!  Here are some event ideas for those looking for some non-shopping Black Friday adventures. Oh, and some of these events are FREE!

-Charity Tran


The New World - Egyptian Theatre (8:00PM-10:00PM)
(General Admission: $11; Members: $7; Seniors/Students: $9)
This 2005 Warner Bros. film tells Terrence Malick's re-imagining of the 1607 founding of Jamestown and the story between Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell), Pocahontas (Qorianka Kilcher) and John Rolfe (Christian Bale). 

Singin' in the Rain - Aero Theatre (7:30PM)
(General Admission: $11; Members: $7; Seniors/Students: $9)
This 1952 Warner Bros. classic musical movie features Gene Kelly as silent-movie star Don Lockwood as he encounters the emergence of sound in the film industry. 


In the Red and Brown Water - The Fountain Theatre (8:00PM-10:00PM)
(Admission: $30; Students: $25)
The Los Angeles premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's new play, In the Red and Brown Water weaves together urban contemporary realism and West African mysticism to tell the story of Oya from youth to womanhood.  This show runs for select dates until December 16th.
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Theatre in the Dark - The Odyssey Theatre (8:00PM-10:00PM) 
(Admission: $25)
Be immersed in the experience of this show that occurs in the dark.  Actors will be playing in front of and around the audience, changing spatial and aural perspectives with voice, music, and sound.  This show runs for select dates until December 16th. 


Pacific Electric Railway, Then & Now - Pasadena History Museum (12:00PM-5:00PM) 
(Admission: $7; Students/Seniors: $6; Museum Members and Children Under 12: FREE)
The Pacific Electric Railway closed in the 1960s, but the Pasadena Museum of History brings it back to life through images and artifacts.  This exhibition is open until January 14th.  Also check out: 35 Years of Doo Dah.  

Graphic Design: Now in Production - Hammer Museum (11:00AM-8:00PM) 
(Admission: $10; Seniors and UCLA Alumni with ID: $5; FREE for Museum Members, Students w/ ID, UCLA Faculty/Staff, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Visitors Under 17 w/ accompanying Adult)
Explore how Graphic Design has widened its reach for the past decade through this major international exhibition.  This exhibition is open until January 6th.  Check out other great events at the Hammer.


Chill at W Los Angeles - Westwood - W Los Angeles-Westwood (3:00PM-10:00PM)
(Admission: $10)
Enjoy outdoor ice skating in West LA!  If you can't make it on Friday, make sure to stop by on other days.  On weekends, you can also enjoy special events including performances and a Kids Corner.  This adventure lasts for select dates until January 3, 2013.

Downtown On Ice - Pershing Square (10:00AM-10:00PM)
(Admission: $6/hour; Skate Rental: $2)
Enjoy outdoor ice skating in Downtown until January 21st.  If you can't make it out on Friday, stop by soon because select dates also including winter concerts, championship skating exhibitions, broomball games, and a Winter Holiday Festival.  


Old Pasadena Holiday Celebration - Holly Street in Old Pasadena (4:00PM-8:00PM)
Check out live performances, live reindeer, real snow, a tree-lighting ceremony, and Santa!  Old Pasadena, on Holly Street between Raymond and Fair Oaks, is a family-friendly event that includes kids crafting area by the Armory Center for the Arts! 

Jazz at LACMA - PhiL Norman Tentet - LACMA (6:00PM)
The closing concert of Jazz at LACMA features the Phil Norman Tentet.  

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