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night-school LA, a multidisciplinary lecture series

Night School is a free public series of lectures and discussions covering a range of cross-disciplinary topics. Our mission is to create a community focused on life-long learning and driven by a desire to learn about and share interesting ideas. 

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Building Hollywood: A History of the Oscars
With Marc Wanamaker, Film Historian

For almost 90 years, the Academy Awards have epitomized Hollywood glamour. Since the origins of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and their annual awards, the Academy and the Oscars have shaped the industry, public image and even the physical streetscape of Hollywood. This lecture will discuss the origins and influence of the Academy, just in time for the 89th Annual Academy Awards next week.
 
Marc Wanamaker is a world-class expert and consultant in film history who has worked in many facets of film production, exhibition, and research for several decades. He holds degrees in theater arts, music and history. He has worked extensively with the American Film Institute and is a published historian, lecturer, and teacher.

Sunday, February 19th

5:00 PM 

5772 West Pico Blvd. @ Ogden 
Entrance thru Paper or Plastik Cafe

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Sandy Crahford: A Monthly Comedy Event Hosted by Adam Lustick & Friends

This hilarious stand-up comedy show is hosted by Adam Lustick every 3rd Monday of the month at the beautiful MiMoDa Studio. The show has featured performers from SNL, HBO, Comedy Central, and England, the country.  
 
Adam Lustick is a member of award winning sketch comedy group Harvard Sailing Team and one half of rap duo Snakes. He's appeared on The OfficeSilicon Valley, 2 Broke Girls, Punk'd as well as many videos for the internet dot com. He does his best to keep SANDY CRAHFORD at about an hour. 

LINEUP 

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Monday, February 20th

8:00 PM 
5772 West Pico Blvd. @ Ogden 
Entrance thru Paper or Plastik Cafe

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Music@Mimoda

Music@MimodaJazzo our longest-running free show at MiMoDa Studio, now happening weekly on Wednesdays! Join us in the studio for an evening of various musical styles performed live by some of the best musicians in Los Angeles. The concerts are curated and hosted by Maksim Velichkin.

Physical interpretations will be performed throughout the show by Mimoda Jazzo Gruppa, our resident theater company led by Yasha Michelson, Owner of PoP Cafe. Free music and a show? Can't be beat!

Program of the week: 

Evening of William Goldstein's piano improvisations.

Free Admission:  Donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, February 22nd
8:00 PM 
5772 West Pico Blvd. @ Ogden 
Entrance thru Paper or Plastik Cafe

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Japanese Woodcarving Workshop with Master Yo Takimoto

Fall under the spell of the quietly energetic master woodcarver Yo Takimoto as he guides you in the meditative process of Japanese woodcarving, or kikezuri. You will utilize the natural characteristics of the wood to carve and sand a unique sculptural form. Yo will provide a variety of woods to choose from and all tools. Beginners are welcome!

ABOUT YO:

Takimoto, who has a degree in architecture from USC, has been practicing the art of wood carving or “kikezuri” for more than 12 years. He left behind a successful career as a city planner in Japan for the peace of mind that wood carving brings to him and his students. Born in Kumano, Wakayama (JAPAN) in 1949, Yo graduated from USC with a degree in architecture and has worked in city planning in Tokyo for 22 years. Since 1998, he has held woodcarving (kikezuri) workshops in Japan as well as in schools and museums in the US.

A NOTE FROM YO:
I have been into the art of woodcarving (kikezuri) for over 15 years now. One day, a friend of mine who is a furniture maker gave me a Japanese hand carving knife called "Kiridashi", as a way to deal with my stress from the office work. Carving wood allowed me to reconnect with my childhood in Kumano, where I played in the forest and swam in the river. When carving wood, I am often reminded of the mother nature that tends to be forgotten in the urban environment. I can be in tune with nature while spending hours and hours in the end with the wood, and paying attention to what the wood itself is doing. I call this "kikezuri" which is an act of whittling rather than just carving. 

Many woods that I bring to the workshops are from Japan, and from US where I have traveled and collected along the way. Each has different history, touch, sent, and character. At my woodcarving class, I encourage everyone to pick the material as you see it, and to find the character of the wood as you carve into it. 


READ about Yo's workshops in:

The L.A. Times
Women in Woodworking

The class fee is $40/person, which includes all materials. 

Only 10 spots. Yo's workshops sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Sunday, February 26th 5:00 PM
5772 West Pico Blvd. @ Ogden 
Entrance thru Paper or Plastik Cafe

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All Together Now: Storytelling With Friends

All Together Now is a monthly storytelling get-together with the hope of making our big city feel a little cozier. Performers and neighbors alike will tell their personal tales so kickback and watch or participate yourself! We aim to shrink the gaps between us to build a  stronger and more joyful community. Funny or sad, silly or touching, epic or ordinary; our stories remind us that no one is alone. Come on - All Together Now!

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Free Admission:  Donations are appreciated.

Monday, March 6th
8:00 PM 
5772 West Pico Blvd. @ Ogden 
Entrance thru Paper or Plastik Cafe

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