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5 cool performing and visual arts events in Los Angeles this weekend

5 cool performing and visual arts events in Los Angeles this weekend
Photo: Tao Comedy Studio/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 16, 2019.

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Los Angeles this weekend, from a festival featuring black comedians to a short-film premiere. 

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Black Women in Comedy Festival

From the event description:

Come join us on a day where we celebrate melanated women's contributions to the art of comedy. Come dressed in your favorite iconic melanated female for a costume contest. This weekend we celebrate our contribution as moving art pieces, while enjoying funny ladies on stage.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2-10 p.m.
Where: Tao Comedy Studio, 131 S. Western Ave.
Admission: $5 - $25
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'First Peek' Reading Series

From the event description:

The Playwrights Union hosts its tenth annual "First Peek" reading series of new work at VS. Theatre in Mid-Wilshire. Come see the first public reading of these six original plays, first drafted during a month-long writing challenge to our participating playwrights this past February. Tickets are free, but we encourage advance reservations due to limited seating.

When: Saturday, May 18, 4 p.m.- Sunday, May 19, 8:30 p.m.
Where: VS. Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Theodosia Marchant – 'Domestic Animals: Life in 16 Frames'

From the event description:

Fathom is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of rising art star Theodosia Marchant, "Domestic Animals: Life in 16 Frames." The exhibition includes original paintings conceived as a narrative that takes place in a single home. Each image rendered in Theodosia’s unique visual language expresses the emotions of her characters and a more universal study of human nature, through the posture of those characters and the composition of the rooms she creates for them. 

When: Saturday, May 18, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Fathom, 12227 Wilshire Blvd.
Admission: Free
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For the Record: The Brat Pack

From the event description:

For The Record, in collaboration with nightlife impresarios The Houston Brothers, brings an MTV teenage dream to life inside the ultimate 1980s speakeasy, Break Room 86. The Brat Pack tells the story of a decade's most famous fictional school using the best teen films ever made and their unforgettable soundtracks: "The Breakfast Club," "Say Anything," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Fast Times" and more come to life through songs like "Don't You Forget About Me," "True" and "If You Leave," turning the hilarious and heartbreaking world of high school in the '80s into an immersive, rock 'n' roll fantasy.

When: Saturday, May 18, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Break Room 86 in the LINE Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd.
Admission: $26 - $86
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Premiere: Cal State LA Community Impact Media Documentaries

From the event description:

In collaboration with The California State University Los Angeles Television, Film and Media Department, join us for the premiere of four student-directed short films featuring LA-based nonprofits dedicated to arts advocacy: Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, Everybody Dance, Music Mends Minds and Painted Brain. The student-directed documentaries draw attention to the ways in which the local nonprofits are benefiting communities through social support, rehabilitation, empowerment and education.

When: Sunday, May 19, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Hauser & Wirth, 901-909 E. Third St.
Admission: Free
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