It’s the second day of The CinemaItalianStyle and Italian Shorts Film Festival presented by the Italian Cultural Institute, Luce Cinecitta’ & the Italian Film Commission.

Fri-Nov13-ItalianInstitute-Fausto-working“On the Traces of Jazz” featuring paintings by Italian artist Fausto Roma opens tonight in conjunction with the film festival.

Roma’s solo exhibition is curated by Peter Frank and Alfio Borghese and showcases his recent series of paintings inspired by American jazz music.

The exhibit includes raku works, pottery and the experimental video On the Traces of Jazz Live Painting Performed by Fausto Roma, created by Anna Connstatinova and Leonardo Roma.

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. IIC Members and Lingua Viva students enjoy priority access and seating. For more information about Fausto Roma visit his website HERE.

Please note that RSVP is mandatory through this invite and must include full name and email address.  CLICK HERE to RSVP.The CinemaItalianStyle event runs through November 16. CLICK HERE for the full event schedule.

What: Reception
Where: Italian Cultural Institute,
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Website: http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/IIC_LosAngeles/

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In Santa Monica…Start your art party early at haleARTS S P A C E (2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405) from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; 310-314-8038;

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Think Tank Gallery  (939 Maple Avenue, Suite 200, LA 90015) throws an art party from 7-9pm.

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In the Eagle Rock / Highland Park area…Slow Culture (5906 N Figueroa St., LA 90042) debuts a new show from 7-10pm. http://slowculture.com

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In West LA…

Fri-Nov13-Haphazard-flyerHaphazard is pleased to present “You Can’t Lose If You Don’t Play,” a group exhibition curated by Juneau Dahl & Charlie White, editors of Pacific Dissent Magazine. The event also celebrates the launch of the magazine.

The exhibition features four young Los Angeles artists exploring their own perspectives on the world around us through unconventional techniques and processes. Each artist has his or her own unique approaches, allowing the work and ideas illustrated in it to speak for itself. Each piece is a complex and fascinating world of its own.

Featured artists: Henri Paul Broyard, Rory James Toole, Townsend Madix, and Josephine Hidajat.

Food sponsored by Chinese Laundry Truck and beverages provided by M.A.D.E. The opening reception will be followed by an after party at DREAMHAUS.

On view: November 14 – December 31 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Haphazard 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: 213.610.4110
Website: http://www.haphazard.co

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In Chinatown…Automata (504 Chung King Road, LA 90012) hosts a performance tonight and tomorrow.The Reader’s Chorus consists of composers and musicians, visual artists and filmmakers, writers and poets. Initially brought together to perform Robert Lax and John Beer’s rarely performed Black White Oratorio, we were inspired by this hallucinogenic poem and the possibilities of sound in a group of speaking voices. Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren recruited a dedicated corps to experiment with timbral combinations, rhythms, and the spatialization of voices. Since then members have been creating new works for the Chorus to develop and arrange in laboratory rehearsal. Performance runs from 8-9pm; Admission $15; 213-819-6855;

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