There’s something for everyone this week: art, movies, food, a chance to give back to the community, and learn more about our city’s most iconic park.
Arts & Culture
TAG Gallery has a new exhibition: Sanctuary, “the complete collection of works from Pam Douglas’ three-year journey through the subject of global migration, immerses viewers in the journey of hardship and hope undertaken by refugees across the globe.” It’s open through February 13th, with a viewing reception from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd. You can also join TAG virtually for an artist talk via zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 3:00 p.m. with social scientist Yemisi Oyeniyi.
The American Cinematheque continues its run of virtual film talks this week, with a Q&A with the writer-director of Night of the Kings on Saturday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m., a discussion with director Emerald Fennell and Star Carey Mulligan of Promising Young Woman on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m., and a conversation with writer Kemp Powers and stars Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree & Kingsley Ben-Adir of One Night In Miami on Monday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m., and more.
For more movies, join the Library Foundation of Los Angeles on Saturday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for Lost & Found at the Movies: Rebels and Revolutionaries, featuring Haifaa Al Mansour, Billy Woodberry, Grace Lee, Mo Perkins discussing “four stories of rebellion and revolution”: “how the children of one of America’s most fabled revolutionary generations rebelled against their parents,” “how documenting a remarkable American revolutionary and a new generation of women of color entering politics changed her own ideas about activism,” “how you tell stories about your experiences when you’re a woman filmmaker in one of the world’s most deeply conservative patriarchal societies, Saudi Arabia,” “and finally, closer to home, we’ll look back at the L.A. Rebellion, a group of artists who, starting in the late 1960s, came together as students in UCLA’s film program, revolutionized black representation in film and rewrote the language of cinema and liberation.”
History & Community
January is National Blood Donor Month, and you can celebrate by donating blood at The Original Farmers Market’s Blood Drive. The OFM will partner with Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Spaces are limited, an participants must sign up in advance at donatebloodcedars.org. It’s also worth noting that “the staff at Cedars Sinai have implemented new protocol to ensure 100% safety for all donors, including an outdoor health screening and regular cleaning and disinfecting of equipment. Cedars Sinai will provide free COVID-19 antibody tests for all donors as well.”
Get your blood pumping again on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m., for “a fresh take on one of LA’s most treasured spaces from the originator of the popular Modern Hiker blog and author of Discovering Griffith Park: A Local’s Guide,” as part of the Ebell’s Speaker Series: “Discover Griffith Park”. Author & Expert Casey Schreiner will present “lively highlights of the 119-year-old park’s history and [give] plenty of motivation for our own explorations.” The event is free, but donations are appreciated.
Later, for a post-hike meal, consider taking part in the RE:Her Food Festival happening now through Friday, January 30th. RE:Her is a new “charitable organization for women-owned restaurants in Los Angeles, created by women who own restaurants in Los Angeles, in response to how COVID-19 has impacted our businesses and our communities.” The festival includes takeout meal specials, online conversations, classes and more.
The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Transportation Committee meets on Monday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m., and Land Use Committee on Tuesday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m. Elections for neighborhood councils are coming up, so don’t forget to register for your mail in ballots.