EVENTS – The Close Up 6/16

EVENT LISTING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th
A CONVERSATION WITH PENN & TELLER, presented by Writers Bloc
Where: Writers’ Guild Theater, 135 Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Time: 7:30 pm Price: One ticket is $20.00. Cash or personal checks accepted at the door. Please no credit cards. Online RSVP required.
“Penn & Teller, known for their magic and performance wizardry, are as fun to listen to as they are to watch. Their art is avant garde, the banter is provocative and funny. And now’s your chance to see Teller talk! In conversation with Eddie Goredetsky, writer for Late Night With David Letterman, SNL, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, and more. Eddie also wrote for Penn & Teller’s specials, Don’t Try This at Home, as well as Penn & Teller’s Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends.”

SUNDAY, JUNE 21th
FATHER’S DAY WITH CHARLIE CHAPLIN – THE KID
Where: Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90036
Time: 8pm; Price: $12 – Tickets can be reserved online
“In celebration of Father’s Day, The Cinefamily presents one of Chaplin’s most moving and beloved films. The Tramp adopts an abandoned baby he discovers in an alley, and raises him to become his sidekick in a variety of schemes and cons. A moving and hilarious film about paternal love, or as Chaplin’s first title says, “A picture with a smile, and perhaps a tear…” Children under 18 get in half price to this special “kiddie” matinee.” Dir. Charles Chaplin, 1921, 16mm, 68 min

REOCCURING JUNE 16 through SEPTEMBER 27
FALLEN FRUIT ARE YOU HAPPY TO SEE ME?
Where: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Price: Free!
Opening Reception: June 16 2009, 8pm – 10pm
“The delightfully narrow-focused arts collective Fallen Fruit deals with, well, fruits. That’s it. Just fruits, and their political, social and cultural significance. After a balmy residency in Colombia examining the banana and its reign as the world’s most popular fruit, the artists came back to L.A. to stage their first ever solo show, uncomfortably titled “Are You Happy to See Me?” Photographs and video installations paying homage to the banana and its many connotations will be accompanied by a boggling mound of 300 ripe ones. Attendees are encouraged to interact or “photograph themselves playing with this often comical or suggestive fruit.” Note: “Interacting” includes eating.” SOURCE

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This reoccurring column will feature upcoming standout events and activities as recommended by our favorite over-the-top socialite and arbiter of good and bad taste, Norma Desmond. This listing will be edited throughout the week as she discovers new stuff. Go Norma, go.

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