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The Week Ahead – Events for September 4-10, 2021

The Pink Floyd Exhibit: Their Mortal Remains will open this Friday at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Hollywood.


This time around, my goals for Labor Day weekend are a bit more relaxed than my younger self would have approved of. And if you’re looking for a quieter holiday yourself, you’re in luck, we’ve got enough art, cultural and book discussions to keep your mind stimulated without all the noise and gratuitous debauchery. There’s also a really cool looking Pink Floyd exhibit opening and an immersive Frankenstein experience to be had…


Arts & Culture


The Pink Floyd Exhibit: Their Mortal Remains opens this Friday, Sept. 3, and runs through Jan. 9, 2022, at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Hollywood. Come experience this audio visual journey honoring the “world’s most legendary psychedelic band,” which will be making its North American debut at The Vogue. This touring exhibit starts from the beginning with the Syd Barrett years, and moves through the band’s timeline, with unreleased gig recordings, original instruments, sketches and props, and personal mementos, ending in an “immersive listening space” that includes a recreation of the band’s last performance in 2005. Visitors must make a timed reservation; tickets start at $46, with discounted packages available. The Vogue Multicultural Museum is located in the historic Vogue Theater at 6675 Hollywood Blvd.

This week, Grand Performances will present the 10-year anniversary of global bass artist collective Subsuelo, on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 2-9 p.m., with guest appearances by Reyna Tropical, Cumbiatón, Late Night Laggers, and Los Rakas. Subsuelo began in 2011 as a house party in Boyle Heights, and is now experimenting with “futuristic dance parties and old-school tropical music.” I’m intrigued — apparently, they also feature a live flamenco band that performs traditional cante jondo and experiments with “genre-bending and collaborations.” This is a free event for all ages; please RSVP here.

Chevalier’s Books is the happening spot on Larchmont this week, with three events on the calendar. First up is a virtual event, Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 7-8 p.m., during which you can listen in as Emily Barth Isler discusses her coming-of-age novel AfterMath. Free with RSVP; purchase a signed copy of the book here.

Then another virtual gathering, Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 7-8 p.m., when Brant Cooper discusses his book Disruption Proof: Empower People. Create Value. Drive Change. This CEO and NY Times bestselling author, “teaches leaders how to empower people and their organizations to create new value and become more resilient, aware, and dynamic”. Free webinar with RSVP; pre-order a copy of the book with signed bookplate here.

And lastly for Chevalier’s, on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7-8 p.m., Dr. Donnelly Wilkes will talk about his book, Code Red Fallujah: A Doctor’s Memoir at War, the author’s firsthand narrative of his role in the Battle of Fallujah. (The store’s website is still posting this as an in-person event, but I would check back for updates.)

Finally, rounding out arts and culture, LACMA presents a virtual event, Art & Conversation: Qiu Anxiong in Legacies of Exchange, on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6-7 p.m. Join Chinese artist Qiu Anxiong and LACMA curator Susanna Ferrell as they discuss the artist’s piece, The Doubter, in the exhibition <Legacies of Exchange: Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation. Qiu creates across media (animation, painting, installations), with most of his works “centered around the relationships between humans, animals, and the environment.” His pieces have been seen in major museums across the globe, including MoMA, The Met, Kunst Haus Zurich, MoCA Tokyo, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Qiu currently lives and works in Shanghai. This event is free with RSVP.


Food & Fun


If you’re a Marvel nerd like me, you’re probably excited to see its latest and greatest, so why not take your excitement a step further and watch it in one of the coolest old theaters in Hollywood. The El Capitan will feature Marvel’s new movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringsstarting today, Friday, Sept. 3, with daily showings through Sunday, Sept. 19Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for kids (3-11) and Seniors (60+).

And summer movie nights keep on rolling at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Monday, Sept. 6, with a special Labor Day edition of Tropicana Movie Night. Float in the Hockney painted pool, or snuggle on a loveseat for two while you share a bag of complimentary popcorn and enjoy a screening of La La Land from 8:30-11 p.m. Tickets are $16-$52 and still available, but don’t wait! Tickets are sold by table, not by person, and are complimentary for hotel guests. Advanced purchase required. Bonus: dress up in the theme of the movie and get a free cocktail or candy. Full bar and food menu are available until 9:45 p.m.

Also, just in time for the holiday weekend, LA Rec and Parks today announced the extension of summer swimming pool season to September 26 at selected sites, including Pan Pacific Park.  Seasonal pools will be will be open from 1- 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Year-round facilities will remain open Monday through Sunday.  Weekday hours vary depending on location. For the full list of open pool sites, see the link above.  Also note that all “aquatic facilities will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines and protocol for the safety of staff and guests.”


Health & Wellness


I have to admit, I get a little giddy when I find something different for Health & WellnessROW DTLA will host The Class – September Series, every Saturday all month long, starting this Saturday, Sept. 4 from 10-11 a.m. This “mat-based, music driven, cathartic workout experience” will combine guided instruction and thoughtfully curated playlists, with familiar exercises like squats and lunges (so nothing crazy). The goal is to “strengthen the body while also noticing the mind, in an effort to restore balance through mental clearing and emotional release.” The Class will take place outdoors on the ROW DTLA rooftop, with plenty of space for social distancing. Tickets are $45; be sure to bring your own water, towel, and mat.


History & Community


The Downtown Repertory Theater Company is back at Heritage Square Museum, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-5, with It’s Alive! An Intimate Immersive Frankenstein Experience. Set in the “grief-stricken and guilt-ridden mind” of Mary Shelley, you’ll be separated from the people you came with as you meet the poets and radicals of Mary’s inner circle. You might also be asked to dig up a grave or hold a severed tongue, so you’ll probably want to wear your comfiest grave digging shoes and clothes. There will be two performances a night, with a limit of 22 audience members per show and a mask mandate for indoor scenes.  Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 48 hrs. is also required. The early show: 7:30 p.m.> (all ages); the late show: 9:15 p.m. (ages 21+), tickets for the later show include free drinks; cost: $55-$60 (Limited tickets are still available, but probably not for long!) Warning: the play will feature scenes of death, suicide, and self-dismemberment. Heritage Square is a living history museum, open for exterior tours on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., with free parking onsite.

And on a more serious note, with the anniversary of a very tragic day fast approaching, the Holocaust Museum LA will be hosting a virtual event, Buliding Bridges: How 9/11 Changed Us Forever, Thursday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Engage with leaders from NewGround, a Muslim-Jewish partnership for change, 30 Years After, an Iranian-American Jewish organization, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and the USC Shoah Foundation for “a discussion about the legacy of the September 11 attacks, the impact of 9/11 on communities of Middle Eastern and Central Asian descent, and how they can work together to fight hatred and bigotry”. This is a free webinar; please register here.


Local Government


Greater Wilshire Neighborhood CouncilThe Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council keeps it going this week with two more virtual meetings. First up is the Outreach Committee on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Click here for details and supporting documents. And then mid-week, they have their monthly General Board meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 8> from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Click here for details and supporting documents.

The other local neighborhood council, Mid City West, will also be convening this week on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the Outreach and Civic Engagement Committee meeting. Click here for details and meeting agenda.



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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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