this week's event picks (feb 10-16 2016):

✨Barbara Kasten in Conversation with Martine Syms
As part of a photography lecture series co-presented by 356 Mission and USC's Roski School, Kasten and Syms delve into a discussion moderated by Alex Klein about their work.
@ 356 Mission. The Flats. Wednesday Feb 10 7pm. 

✨ LA Art Book Fair
Like LA's Groundhog Day, winter's nearing end is marked by this annual see-and-be-seen celebration of zine producers, art book publishers, aesthetic tastemakers and those with creative curiosities. The wildly popular free event takes over MOCA Geffen for the weekend and is produced by NYC's Printed Matter.
@ MOCA Geffen. Little Tokyo. Thursday Feb 11 - Sunday Feb 14.

✨Everbooks: Artists and Writers Read from their Favorite Books
In conjunction with the LA Art Book Fair, Broadway’s Million Dollar Theater will host John Baldessari, Miranda July, Barbara T. Smith, Mary Weatherford and many more reading from their favorite books and hanging out with moderator Hans Ulbrich Obrist.
@ Million Dollar Theater. Historic Core. Friday Feb 12 7pm.

✨ Streetwalkers: Scot Sothern
Gritty street photographer Scot Sothern releases his new book, which shines a glaring light on the lives of prostitutes in places like Skid Row and Hollywood, with a photo show at Little Big Man Gallery. Read our preview of the show from Get Down Issue 3.
@ Little Big Man Gallery. The Flats. Saturday Feb 13 6-9pm.

✨ X | Sex and Dying in High Society
Punk historian Bryan Ray Turcotte curates the story of legendary Los Angeles punk band X, exhibited through memorabilia, photography, posters and music in celebration of not just the band but the iconic LA punk movement of the 1970-1980s.
@ These Days. Historic Core. Opens Saturday Feb 13 7-10pm.

✨Break Bread
This month-long programming series unites two of our favorite things: food and art. Each night's event will take place around a massive twisted room-sized cake-themed installation built by artist Scott Hove. The series kicks off on Feb 13 and continues with a Cirque du Soleil performance on Feb 14.
@ Think Tank Gallery. Fashion District. Begins Saturday Feb 13 8pm.

Scot Sothern's photos, often shot in motel rooms or cars,
chronicle the lives of sex workers.

(photo via the artist)