This week's event picks (May 11-17 2016):
Steve Paxton: Bound
Paxton re-stages and re-imagines this famous piece, which first premiered in 1982 as a performance of 1960’s–70’s avant-garde, and now features exquisite Slovenian dancer Jurij Konjar.
@ REDCAT. Grand Ave. Wednesday May 11- Friday May 13 8:30pm.
25 Women: Essays on Their Art
On the heels of his recently published collection of essays, Dave Hickey discusses female art authorship and signs books alongside art historian Dr. Julia Friedman, presented by University of Chicago Press and Artbook.
@ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Arts District. Thursday May 12 7pm.
Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends
The inaugural show of the Arts District Center for the Arts pops up a bit west of their eventual home at One Santa Fe, highlighting artists’ depictions of modern-day urban mythologies.
@ Losjocos Gallery. Skid Row. Friday May 13 7-10pm.
One-Night Stand LA
Hop across the 110 where an unassuming motel will play home to one-night-only art and architectural installations that explore but new possibilities for strategies of subversion.
@ Holiday Lodge Hotel. City West / Westlake. Saturday May 14 6pm.
Movement surrounds furniture as dancer A. Dola Baroni interacts with furniture pieces designed by local creative collectives NAVEL and Machine Histories, carpenter Sage Keeler, and designers Maxim Jezek, Peter Shire and Eric F. Johnson aka NOMTN.
@ NAVEL. South Park. Saturday May 14 7pm.
ARTESANOS/ARTISANS: A Screening
KCET's ARTBOUND hosts a private film screening that tells the story of artisans migrating from Mexico and Latin America who have become the backbone of high-end design and retail in Los Angeles. Presented in partnership with Get Down Town.
Want to attend the screening? Email us that you're interested and we'll select a few winners.
@ Architecture + Design Museum. Arts District. Monday May 16 6-8pm.
And that's not all! Find more local events and sort them by neighborhood at calendar.getdowntown.la.