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The Week Ahead – Events for September 10-16, 2022

Exhibit Opening: 9/11 Sculptures, Vignettes of Emotion

The Holocaust Museum LA’s newest exhibit, 9/11 Sculptures: Vignettes of Emotion will open this Sunday, September 11.


Oh, hello again. It’s so nice to see you! I hope you’re staying cool in this current hellstorm of heat, so I’m here to give you some options for an A/C filled week of fun and games and culture and stuff. Well, not so much games, but a West Hollywood hairdresser-to-the-stars estate sale fo sho, a bunch of cool stuff at The Autry, the opening of a 9/11-inspired exhibit at the Holocaust Museum, a movie premiere AND sake tasting at JAPAN HOUSE, and the enlightened discussions and poetry readings will continue at Chevalier’s Books. TTFN!


Arts, Culture, and Odd Nights


ATTENTION all estate sale junkies and novices! Hold on to your pearls, people, because the Estate of Bob Cundall: Hairdresser to the Stars will be open to the public (that’s you) this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  This “artisans dream” of an estate sale is packed full with eclectic vintage items from all over the world. Items include: a signed Picasso print; Chinese and Japanese furniture, block prints, paintings, vases, plates, and figurines; Baccarat and Lalique crystal; 18th century French curio cabinet and French grandfather clock;  lots of books – old and new; vintage sailboat models; etched glassware and cups; antique furniture; vintage cast iron toys; signed art; Wedgewood, and so much more! The sale will take place at 8954 W. Norma Pl. in West Hollywood. You can park 2 hours for free without a permit.  Please do not block driveways and be sure to check signs for street sweeping. P.S. There is no signup sheet; first come first served, baby! 

Yet another great local spot, The Autry Museum of the American West, is bringing you a cornucopia of good stuff this week starting on Saturday, September 10 with What is a Western? Film Series: City Slickers (in 35mm!). This film series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they “shape our understanding of the American West”. Each screening includes a guest speaker who’ll introduce the film and explain its significance. Movie starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Theater. Tickets are $6-$14 and free for members. And if you’re more of a nighttime, outdoor movie kinda person, then head on over to The Autry on Saturday evening instead, for fun times at Street Food Cinema. The chosen film for this week is a classic and it’s The Princess Bride. As.. you.. wish… Eat some food from one of many food trucks on-site, as you watch Wesley and Buttercup make their way back to each other in this near perfect 1987 film. Doors 5:30 p.m. / Band 6:45 p.m. / Movie 8 p.m.  Advance / Door tickets range from $10-$25 / $15-$30 (kids 5 and under are free). Seating is first come, first serve for both GA and Reserved sections. Free parking is available. Strong Words: Voices of the City is also going down at The Autry this week, on Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. Join fellow culture lovers for an intimate evening of storytelling, music, and art inspired by the Dress Codes exhibition. There will be live music courtesy of The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere. and a photo exhibit by Michael W Hirabayashi. Produced in partnership with Strong Words, a Los Angeles based monthly community event that celebrates diversity through the creative arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. so you can visit the exhibit before the show. Free for Members / $10 Non-members. Finally, Odd Nights at the Autry will even things out on Friday, September 16. Enjoy a warm evening outdoors at the Odd Market, an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music, and the “coolest” SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods, and oddities. They had me at oddities! Select museum galleries will be open from 6-9 p.m. Click here for a list of vendors and other event updates. The Market is open from 5-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 and free for members. No reservations necessary.

Hooray! Another new LACMA exhibit is opening on Sunday, September 11 and it’s called The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art. Featuring approximately 130 works that “reflect the influx of foreign-introduced new media”, this groundbreaking show is the first of its kind in the West, loosely organized chronologically, stylistically, and conceptually and covering about 70 years of history from 1897-1965. The second of three major Korean art exhibitions of Hyundai Motor’s Korean Art Scholarship initiative, spanning the arc of European-influenced art via Japan in the Korean Empire and colonial period, American influences absorbed throughout the Korean War, and the beginnings of contemporary. The exhibition includes oils, ink, photography, and sculpture, and closes in February 2023. Daily museum hours vary; closed on Wednesdays. Tickets range from $16-$25; LA County residents free after 3 p.m. (Mon-Fri).

Exhibit Opening: 9/11 Sculptures, Vignettes of EmotionAnd LACMA’s close-ish neighbor, the Holocaust Museum LA will also celebrate an opening this Sunday, September 11, with the artist on hand discussing his work and the museum’s newest exhibit 9/11 Sculptures: Vignettes of Emotion. Be there as world-renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg; 9/11 Responder and Journalist, Scott Shulman; and Beverly Hills Fire Chief, Greg Barton gather on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 for the exhibit’s opening ceremony. Over the past twenty years, Schomberg has created a major series of work, made up of figurative columns capturing poignant “vignettes of emotion” from the tragic events of 9/11. These kinds of catastrophic tragedies leave a profound sense of loss for the entire world, and art creates space for emotion, reaction, and healing. It also inspires the viewer to accept the loss and to move on in order to create a better world. Free for members and $25 for non-members. Click here to RSVP. Ceremony starts at 4 p.m.

Oodles of good stuff going on again this week at Chevalier’s Books, starting on Sunday, September 11 with Stuart Gibb’s Spy School X, scheduled to be happening from 12-1 p.m.  Followed by a poetry reading and conversation with Adam Kirsch and Boris Dralyuk on Monday, September 12, in-store discussing their new poetry collections, The Discarded Life and My Hollywood and Other Poems (respectively). In his “moving and meditative” poems, Kirsch shows how the “experiences and recognitions of early life continue to shape us into adulthood”. And, in Dralyuk’s collection, he draws from his experience as a Jewish immigrant from the Soviet Union to bring his “lyric meditations” to the masses (RSVP here). Recurring program Writer’s Bloc has Senator Patrick Leahy’s The Road Taken: A Memoir on the sched for a discussion on Tuesday, September 13. Lastly, wrapping things up, on Thursday, September 15, will be Isabel Kaplan in-store discussing and signing NSFW, her “searing” debut novel about a young woman trying to succeed in Hollywood without selling her soul (RSVP here). P.S. Masks are required for all in-store events.

Hollywood’s very own Japanese cultural destination, aka JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, in the Hollywood & Highland complex, will be hosting the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2022 opening event, The Master of Sake Brewers Movie Premiere & Sake Tasting on Friday, September 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. This moving family drama takes the viewer on a journey through the world of sake, illustrating how the spirit of Japanese master craftsmanship is passed down through generations. The exclusive U.S. premiere of the new movie will be followed by a light Japanese bento dinner, paired with sake by TIPPSY, and goodie bag giveaways! The event will take place in the Salon on Level 5. Tickets are $65. P.S. While you’re there, be sure to check out The House’s brand-new exhibition “LIFE CYCLES: A Bamboo Exploration with Tanabe Chikuunsai IV” on display through January 15, 2023. JAPAN HOUSE is open Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sat-Sun, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 


Local Government


Greater Wilshire Neighborhood CouncilYour local NC, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council has just one on the books again this week and it’s the monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, September 14; zoom meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view the calendar for deets.

And the Mid City West Neighborhood Council will start the week with its general Board meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m., followed by weekly Wednesday Walks on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. And will wrap up its schedule with an Outreach and Civic Engagement Committee on Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to check the calendar for details. 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, and it is fast approaching! Are you prepared to make an informed decision? Was that a no? Then let the League of Women Voters help you better understand “what’s up” on Thursday, September 15 starting at 12:30 p.m.  The purpose of this virtual gathering is to inform voters about State and Local ballot measures. The webinar will feature guest speaker Rosemary Enzer of the LWV of Greater Los Angeles. For Zoom link, please email [email protected]



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Julia Christiansen
Julia Christiansen
Julia is a native Angeleno and jack of all trades, having worked in television, visual effects, professional sports, health and wellness, and custom design. She currently resides in El Segundo.

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