'08 Silver Lake Calendar: April - III

April 2008

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Stuff Happens - Confirm every: date, time

11 Friday
~ Film Fest
April 11 - 17 - Afternoon, Evening ~ Japanese Movie Marathon: classics, animee to contemporary life, with English subtitles, whew, $20./3 screenings to $7. matinee, Imaginasian Center, 2Nd x Main - 251 South Main Street Los Angeles 90012 (213) 617-1033 website

13 Sunday
~ Nepalese New Year

~ Poetry
2:00? PM ~Red Hen Press: poetry readings at Ruskin Art Club, the oldest club in Los Angeles, founded 1888 and named for the man who started the Arts & Crafts movement --in design and philosophy, to explore the arts by Mary E. Boyce, influential in society, anti-Victorian clothing and suffragette movement, married to Civil War Captain who became business manager of TIMES-MIRROR details ekduende@aol.com location 310 / 669 - 2369

14 Monday
~ Dodge 'm
7:10 PM ~ Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pirates - Dodger Stadium --plan commute home accordingly/mind the traffic http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/schedule/

~ Paris...in the Springtime...without the airfare -luggage-loss or trouble
7:00 PM ~ Photo Lecture: "Revisiting Eugène Atget’s Paris," Christopher Rauschenberg walked around Paris "in Atget's shoes" re-photographing original locations, trip to the City of Light, in conjunction with

March 1 – June 1, 2008 ~ "Beyond the Iconic: Contemporary Photographs of Paris"
exhibition, Central Library Getty Gallery
-5Th & Flower Streets, Mark Taper Auditorium, LA, parking with library card & validation: $1 details

April 14 - 20 ~ Film --the French Way
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM ~ French Consulate festival: "A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood" --French shorts, longs, some with writer & director Happy Hour talks, see: Program for films, date, time - purchase ticket: on-line or box office half hour before, most tickets $10 with usual discount for the usual -except: three-for-one combo specials - except: Sunday --last day Free, including the coffee, no reservations -first in gets in, at the Director's Guild building -directions, parking Free!

15 Tuesday
Birthday -
Leonardo da Vinci - namesake of this site, born this day April 15, 1452 --lived to May 2, 1519 - genius da Vinci: Italian inventor, artist, architect, and scientist, Da Vinci had an interest in engineering and made detailed sketches of:
the airplane
the helicopter and other flying machines
the parachute
the submarine
the armored car
the ballista (a giant crossbow)
rapid-fire guns
the centrifugal pump (designed to drain wet areas, like marshes)
ball bearings
contact lenses
the worm gear (a set of gears in which many teeth make contact at once, reducing the strain on the teeth,
allowing more pressure to be put on the mechanism), and many other incredible ideas that were centuries ahead of da Vinci's time.

April 15...blackness...black hole...bottomless pit: Contribution Day
~ That thing...due...post-marked today, but if not --what can they do, recall your knee-caps, take your first-born...*gulp*...

~ But if you can't stand the heat: go watch nazies on film
1:00 PM ~ "The Mortal Storm" 1940/b&w/100 min.
Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, director Frank Borzage, Third Reich's rise tears apart a German family, Tuesday Matinee at the LACMA Art Museum, $2 - seats go fast, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036 (323) 857-6000; 323-857-0098 (TDD)

~ Downer --Upper
7:00 PM ~ If "Paris" hasn't gotten you up, IRS's holiday has gotten you down, try this ALOUD Discussion: "BONK: the Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" by Mary Roach in conversation with writer and performer Beth Lapides; America's funniest science writer (Stiff) offers an ode to a vital pursuit; Downtown Library, 5Th & Flower Streets, Taper Auditorium, LA, parking with library card & validation: underground, $1 details by: reservation

~ Or Zone Out Watching the Ball...
7:10 PM ~ Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pirates - Dodger Stadium - http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/schedule/

16 Wednesday
...Day II...
If you're still functioning, this is your day: National Stress Awareness Day...wasn't that yesterday?

~ Osama bin Forgotten...
7:00 PM ~ Discussion: "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century" by Steve Coll in conversation with Mike Shuster, NPR foreign correspondent; Pulitzer Prize winner presents the story of the Bin Laden family's rise to power...changed America, Downtown Library, 5Th & Flower Streets, Taper Auditorium, LA, parking with library card & validation: underground $1. details only with: Reservation

~ Three's a Charm...
7:10 PM ~ Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pirates - Dodger Stadium --plan on going around massive traffic

17 Thursday
~ Sup --Eat Hearty
All day 7:00 AM - 11:55 PM ~Dine Out/Do Good: break the fast --do lunch --dine out, whatever the tab totals: participating restaurants will donate at least 20% to Aid For AIDS which helps prevent homelessness and hunger for individuals and families impoverished, disabled by HIV/AIDS --from West Hollywood to Silver Lake --Hollywood to Long Beach --Pasadena to Beverly Hills. restaurants

~ Functional Art
April 17 - April 27, 2008
~ Exhibition:
featuring the functional art created by Southern California artists Sue Keane, Christina Niswonger, Frank Matranga, Sabine Snykers and Claudia Endler, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, 650A South Avenue 21, between Main Street - #5 freeway, downtown, Los Angeles 90031 (323) 276-9320 - Free
closed Monday -Tuesday -Wednesday
~ Reception: Sunday - April 20 - 1:00 to 3:00 PM - Free laartcore.org

~ Hunt
5:00 PM ~ Teen Poetry Scavenger Hunt: Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry-themed library scavenger hunt, in teams or race to the finish on your own, prizes awarded to the fastest contestants, Edendale Library, 2011 W. Sunset Blvd x Alvarado, Los Angeles 90026 (213) 207-3000

18 Friday
~ Food
3 PM ~ Certified Farmer's Market -SEE - Sidebar - Silver Lake

19 Saturday
~ Food
AM ~ Certified Farmer's Market -SEE - Sidebar - Echo Park

~ Double-decker - Film
7:30 PM ~ British Directors in Hollywood series:
"Marathon Man" 1976/color/125 min.
by William Goldman; director John Schlesinger, Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier (--when Hoffman gets in dentist chair: go out for a walk --or Plan on being up, for days, Believe It --it still bothers me); Schlesinger cast his "Midnight Cowboy" star who goes on the run when his brother is knifed to death; Oscar-nominated performance, Olivier plays the former Auschwitz dentist. . . . As well-crafted escapist entertainment, as a diabolical thriller, the movie works with relentless skill." —Roger Ebert
"Point Blank" at 9:45 PM
1967/color/92 min./ director: John Boorman, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson - influential film of the 60s, LA Art Museum, $9 general, 62+ $6. - no reservations so get to the door early, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000; 323-857-0098 (TDD) Park: garage or street --but read signs very carefully, W. Hwd luvs to tow/steal cars, hold for ransom

20 Sunday
~ Passover
begins - Sundown ~ First Night: Jewish holy day...Seder: Feast without yeast, celebrates the Exodus

~ Telly
PM ~ Special: Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS

~ To Do list --Going shopping: TAKE bags with you, don't bring plastic home --if you want ocean --fish --planet to survive, thrive....

~ Event --News --Announcement? Send details: davinely@wildmail.com

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