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Published Jul 1, 2013 8:00 AM


Arts and Entertainment

Mandela Day Celebration!

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Photo courtesy of: Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Mandela Day celebrates the inspiring life of South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. Make a banner for your own heroes. Cover trees with your wishes and then brighten another child's day by making drawings and writing letters that will be sent to kids in South Africa. Presented in conjunction with the exhibit Mandela for President: South Africa Votes for Democracy.

July 21 / 2–4 P.M. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web: www.fowler.ucla.edu.

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Photo courtesy of: Ernest Cole.

Ernest Cole Photographer

Ernest Cole, one of South Africa's first black photojournalists, passionately pursued his mission to tell the world what it was like to be black under apartheid. Ernest Cole Photographer will be seen in the United States for the first time at the Fowler Museum. Together with Cole's own incisive and illuminating captions, these beautiful photographs bear stark witness to a wide spectrum of experiences during the apartheid era.

Apr. 7-July 7. Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web: www.fowler.ucla.edu.

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A detail from Cyprien Gaillard’s Westwood Cracks (Ice Age), 2012. Photo courtesy of Sprueth Magers Berlin London.

Cyprien Gaillard

Cyprien Gaillard's videos, photographs, drawings and sculptures reflect meanings and memories of monuments and landscapes that have been erased and replaced by time and social and cultural transformation.

Apr. 20-Aug. 4. Hammer Museum. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members; free for museum members, students with ID, UCLA faculty and staff, military personnel, veterans and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult. Free on Thursdays for all visitors. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:www.hammer.ucla.edu.

Neil Beloufa

During his Hammer residency in 2012, filmmaker Beloufa produced a new film exploring the iconography of the red bandanna, which gangsters, hippies, rock stars, cowboys and anarchists have long adopted as a sign of affiliation or camaraderie. The surreal film, which examines how the groups interact and face catastrophe, is the focus of this exhibition.

May 25-Aug. 25. Hammer Museum. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members; free for museum members, students with ID, UCLA faculty and staff, military personnel, veterans and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult. Free on Thursdays for all visitors. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:www.hammer.ucla.edu.

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Photo courtesy of: Hammer Museum.

A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living

L.A. architect A. Quincy Jones designs housing communities, custom-designed residences, commercial facilities and institutional buildings.

May 25–Sept. 8. Hammer Museum. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members; free for all on Thursdays and for museum members every day. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:www.hammer.ucla.edu.

Theatricum Botanicum

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum celebrates its 40th anniversary with a lively summer season of theater, music and performance under the stars and live oaks of Topanga Canyon. Unlike most theaters in the Los Angeles area that stage continuous runs of a single play, Theatricum's company of actors performs each play on a rotating basis so that it's possible to see all five plays in a single weekend.

June 1–Oct. 27. Theatricum. Tickets: Visit website for more information. Phone: (310) 455-3723. Web: www.theatricum.com.

Lady Windermere's Fan

CHALK Repertory Theatre transforms the grounds of UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library into the setting of Oscar Wilde's comedy about a couple flirting with infidelity.

July 27–Aug. 18 / Sat & Sun / 6 P.M. Clark Library Tickets: $20; $10 students and seniors. Phone: (323) 379-9583. Web: www.c1718cs.ucla.edu.

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Photo courtesy of: Photofest.

Stanley Kramer

In honor of producer/director Stanley Kramer's centennial, the UCLA Film and Television Archive presents a selection of classic and rare titles from his groundbreaking career, including The Defiant Ones (1958), High Noon (1952), Ship of Fools (1965) and On the Beach (1959). Call or e-mail for exact times and dates.

August–September. Billy Wilder Theater. Tickets: $9 adults; $8 non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required); free for UCLA students (current ID required). Phone: (310) 206-8013. Web: www.cinema.ucla.edu.

On Pleasure Bent

Through sculpture, sound, film and performance, British artist Mark Leckey explores the potential of the human imagination to appropriate and animate a concept, an object or an environment in a show he describes as a kind of "distorted memoir." The exhibition includes LED screens featuring looped animations, animated screens made up of highly magnified computer screens with images silk-screened over them, cardboard cutouts and a trailer for a new film.

Aug. 31–Sept. 8. Hammer Museum. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members; free for museum members, students with ID, UCLA faculty and staff, military personnel, veterans and visitors 17 and under accompanied by an adult. Free on Thursdays for all visitors. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:www.hammer.ucla.edu.

Seasonal Spotlight: Geffen Playhouse

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Infused with pop-culture references and her own irreverent wit, The Judy Show covers life, love, showbiz and Judy’s quest for her own show. Photo courtesy of: Geffen Playhouse.

The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom

Judy Gold, the six-foot-three- inch Jewish mother of two, brings her critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit to L.A. The Judy Show is Gold's chance to broadcast her hilarious life story through the sitcoms we all knew and loved.

June 18–July 28

Yes, Prime Minister

Brits and Yanks alike can bank on the laughs in the American premiere of this uproarious skewering of the English political culture, fresh from an acclaimed West End run that the London Daily Telegraph called "helpless hilarity in the corridors of power!"

June 4–July 14. Tickets: $47–$77. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web: www.geffenplayhouse.com.

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