this week's event picks (mar 16-22 2016):

Immigration: Art/Critic/Practice
This two-day symposium on the connection between art and immigration features film screenings, lectures and Q&A sessions by leading creative and critical voices.
@ REDCAT. Grand Ave. Thursday Mar 17 & Friday Mar 18.

 Coby Kennedy: American Virtue (Closing Reception)
A closing party for this extensive solo show, which delves into media’s influence on modern social entitlement and preoccupations with self image, combining industrial design, sculpture, video and 2-D media.

@ Superchief Gallery. Skid Row. Closes Friday Mar 18 7-11pm.

Herbie Hancock
The great icon of modern jazz piano and composition comes to Disney Concert Hall for an evening of celebrating and sharing his five decades-worth of legendary works.
@ Walt Disney Concert Hall. Grand Ave. Friday Mar 18 8pm.

Uneasy Listening: An Evening with Clint Mansell
A night of breathtaking film music from this British composer, most famous for scoring groundbreaking films by director Darren Aronofsky such as Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream and The Wrestler.

@ The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Historic Core. Friday Mar 18 8pm.

A Very L.A. Spelling Bee
In this dual language English and Spanish spelling bee, participants of all ages compete in either or both languages while experiencing live simultaneous interpretation from language justice collaborative Antena as part the Library’s month-long, city-wide project, “Hollywood Is A Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary.”
@ Central Library. Financial District. Saturday Mar 19 10am-4pm.

L.A. Choral Lab: Prayers & Dances
Los Angeles’ new contemporary choir ensemble presents a night of auditory meditations and movements, transforming a massive Chinatown warehouse into an audiovisual performance space.

@ Werkartz. Chinatown. Saturday Mar 19 7:30pm.

Pssst... that's not all that's going on! Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.

Coby Kennedy's solo show closes Saturday 3/19 at Superchief.
(image via Superchief Gallery)