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The best performing and visual arts events in Los Angeles this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up five artsy events around Los Angeles this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from an art exhibit opening to a musical.

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Guatemalan Masks Opening Party

You're invited to a party at the Fowler Museum on Saturday to celebrate the premiere of the exhibit, "Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection." The event includes cocktails, live music and a tour of the collection, which features masks from all parts of Guatemalan life.  

When: Saturday, April 6, 6–9 p.m.
Where: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Parking in UCLA Lot, 4, 398 Westwood Plaza
Price: Free
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TRASHed Coachella: Art of Recycling Opening Night Exhibit 

Even if you are not headed to Coachella next month, you can still get a sneak peek at the one-of-a kind recycling bins that will be on-site.  For the 16th consecutive year, Global Inheritance has teamed with local artists to turn the ordinary bins into something beautiful. After the festival, the bins will be donated to local schools.

When: Saturday, April 6, 7–11 p.m.
Where: The House of Machines, 2028 E. Seventh St.
Price: Free
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Japanese Artist Roundtable 

Make time on Sunday for this roundtable discussion about art in Japan in the 80s and 90s. Art historian Mika Yoshitake will moderate a panel that includes artists Kenjiro Okazaki, Yukinori Yanagi and Kenji Yanobe. A Q&A session will follow the discussion. 

When: Sunday, April 7, 2–4 p.m.
Where: JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Price: Free
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Attend the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company's opening night performance on Wednesday night. The group will perform four different programs, culminating with the Ailey company's "Revelations."

When: Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Price: From $28
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HOOLIGAN Theatre Company Presents: 'Fame!'

Come see "Fame — The Musical" on the campus of UCLA on Friday. The musical follows the lives of students at a performing arts high school as they deal with challenges in pursuit of their dreams. 

When: Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.
Where: Macgowan Hall, 245 Charles E Young Drive East
Price: $30
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