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Kehinde Wiley at Roberts & Tilton


Haiti is the focus of Kehinde Wiley’s vivid portraits of global cultures in his upcoming solo exhibition “The World Stage: Haiti.” Opening this Saturday night at Roberts & Tilton, his newest series of paintings celebrate “Haiti’s rich and varied religious traditions, as well as its traditional crafts and decorative arts,” from its historical French and Spanish colonization to current beauty pageant culture.

Image: The Sisters Zendaide and Charlotte Bonaparte (The World Stage: Haiti), 2014 by Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of Roberts & Tilton.

Shield and Spear Screening at the Hammer Museum


On September 16, “Shield and Spear” will make its west coast premiere at the Hammer Museum. The documentary film highlights creativity, freedom and democracy in South Africa through the eyes of its most notable artists and their experiences. The screening will include a Q&A with director Petter Ringbom and producer Alysa Nahmias along with the U.S. debut of Johannesburg performance group The Brother Moves On.


Metro PCS Los Angeles Chinatown Steve Kado Keith Rocka Knittel Works On Paper

Artists Steve Kado and Keith Rocka Knittel are the newest subject of a Metro PCS. The show is called Works On Paper and is open September 25 and on view through November 1.

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Killspencer Camera Bag Los Angeles

Local leather makers Killspencer have some big news today: they’re releasing their Camera Bag Collection in store and online today. These would be lux gifts for camera nerds!

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Phraseology Sharks Los Angeles

Local clothier Phraseology’s new collection Open Water is a collaboration Jaws & Paws. The work features pop artist Anjali Ranadive’s work in addition to her face for the collection. Catch it now!

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Los Angeles Beer Week 2014

Hey, beer drinkers: what is this week? It’s something you should pay attention to: it’s LA Beer Week! Catch the event through September 28. You can catch some special, Oinkster centered events after the jump.


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Simian Mobile Disco Whorl El Rey Los Angeles

Simian Mobile Disco is coming to town with a show at the El Rey to support their new conceptual release Whorl. Catch them on September 25!

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