Here is our last half of the month list of curated events…remember, this list features all types of events in date order. Check back, as we will add events, if they are worthy.

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January 16 – February 16, 2020:
Enjoy the World Premiere of Sunday Dinner, written and directed by Tony Blake. Sunday Dinner is produced for Theatre Forty by David Hunt Stafford.
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CLICK HERE to find out more about this production. Tickets: $35 plus a $3 processing fee; The venue is on the campus of Beverly Hills High School.
Free parking is available in the parking lot beneath the theatre. To access parking, enter through the driveway at the intersection of Durant and Moreno Drives. Run dates: January 16- February 16, 2020. Thurs.- Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00pm; The performance on Friday, January 17 will begin at 7pm; Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; http://theatre40.org

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January 17, 2020:
In honor of its grand re-opening, Wonzimer Gallery presents Hungry Dog // Chopped Liver. A group exhibition curated by Carl Sebastian Rosen. Showcasing nine artists from different backgrounds, united within the sincerity of their artwork. The title references a merge of two phrases, being “Hungry Dog Runs Faster” and “What am I Chopped Liver?” Questioning their implied context to the contemporary art world. Art Party: 7pm; Wonzimer, 621 S Olive St., LA, 90014; https://www.wonzimer.com

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January 17, & 18, 2020:

“CONTRA-TEMPO,” the critically-acclaimed Los Angeles-based urban Latin dance company, presents joyUS justUS, an evening-length work that celebrates the power of joy to overcome inequalities. CLICK HERE to find out more about this event, or go to the Performances drop-down on the Upcoming Page. Event times: Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30pm (artist talk-back immediately follows the performance), 7:30pm; Admission ranges from $29 to $79 (prices subject to change); to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 90210; http://TheWallis.org

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January 18, 2020:
1301PE celebrates its third exhibition titled “Digital Thoughts,” by Jessica Stockholder. Beginning with a love of color and abstraction Stockholder’s groundbreaking work for more than 30 years has merged every day objects into painterly sculptural forms while subverting our ideas regarding what is worthwhile or worthless. On view: January 18 – February 29, 2020; Art Party: 5–7pm; 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90048; https://www.1301pe.com

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January 18, 2020:
Galerie XII Los Angeles is celebrating its first anniversary with the solo exhibition of world-renowned, Milan-based photographer Paolo Ventura. The exhibition of Ventura’s magical photographic works, “An Invented World” spans six series over the last decade and will provide the most comprehensive overview of the celebrated Italian artist’s oeuvre on the West Coast to date, including the debut of new works.
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Paolo Ventura, Behind the Walls

CLICK HERE 
for more info, or go to the Featured Art Parties / Events drop-down, on the Upcoming Page. On view: January 18 – March 14, 2020; Art Party: 4–7pm; GALERIE XII, 6150 Wilshire Blvd. LA, 90048; https://galeriexii.com

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January 18 — March 8, 2020:
Cirque du Soleil returns to Los Angeles and Orange County with VOLTA, a captivating voyage of discovery under the Big Top. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA explores the themes of celebrating differences and unique qualities in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. CLICK HERE to find out more about this event, or go to the Performances drop-down on the Upcoming Page. Admission ranges from $49-$54 per person; Tickets are now on sale by visiting http://cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783). See website for dates/times; Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012; http://cirquedusoleil.com

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January 21, 2020:
LACMA presents and art talk with Dr. Wallace-Sanders – Desperate Times Call for Betye Saar: Liberation Through Found Objects. Art Talk: 7pm–8pm; LACMA, BCAM, Level 1, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 90036 Tue, Jan 21, 2020; https://www.lacma.org/

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January 22, 2020:
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz presents Biréli Lagrène’s acclaimed Gypsy Jazz Project ensemble features a trio format with saxophonist Frank Wolf and double bass player William Brunard. CLICK HERE to find out more about this event, or go to the Performances drop-down on the Upcoming Page. Admission is $40 for adults and $25 for students. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Event runs: 7:30pm- 0:00pm; Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90064; http://www.trk.us.com

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January 24, 2020:

“Words in Progress,” a solo exhibition by Pierluca De Carlo opens at Backspace Gallery. Playful puns and corrosive insights are key ingredients in the word salads concocted by the LA-based Italian immigrant, and former long-time commercial director.
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On view: January 25 – February 2, 2020; Art Party: 8pm – 11pm; Backspace Gallery, 1528 E. 17th St., LA, 90021; http://www.backspace-la.com/

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January 25, 2020:
Experience authentic Japanese culture and cuisine through Japanese Food Expo 2020! This year there are two time frames to choose from. The food, drinks, performances and cultural experiences will be exactly the same for both time slots. Tickets range from $40-$80 – CLICK HERE for more info (or visit the Food / Wine /Beer Events drop-down under the Upcoming Page. Event Times: 1:00pm – 4:00pm and 6:0pm – 9:00pm; Please note that there is a 2-hour break between the 1st and 2nd time slot to replenish for its 2nd time slot; Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 North Highland Avenue, LA, 90028;

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January 25, 2020:
BAND OF VICES offers an artist reception for Shantell Martin’s solo exhibition, WAVES, to kick off its first show of 2020. On view: January 25 – February 22, 2020; Art Party: 5pm – 8pm; BAND OF VICES, 5376 W. Adams Blvd. LA, 90016; https://www.bandofvices.com/

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January 26, 2020:
The 39th Annual LMU Wine Classic Fundraiser takes place today. Help raise funds for LMU student scholarships while enjoying over 40 of California’s premium wineries with more than 150 wines, including rare vintages. CLICK HERE for more info – or go to LAArtParty’s Food / Wine / Beer Events drop-down on the Upcoming Page. Event runs 2-5pm; Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, LA, 90045; 310.338.2700; https://giving.lmu.edu/wineclassic/

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