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Focus Iran Farhang Foundation Craft And Folk Art Museum

CAFAM and the Farhang Foundation are holding an open call from now through September 21 for photography and video works relating to the Iranian experience. This is all for a show that will be on view next year from January 25 through May 3.

Damon Casarez Captures The Boomerang Kids of America

Damon Casarez Boomerang Kids New York Times 2

A big story over the weekend was a New York Times Magazine cover story titled The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave. The article is a fairly quick read about the culture of Boomerang Kids, a post-collegiate bunch who moved back home after school with loads of debt. They are portrayed as smart, economically challenged individuals cast in a trying time period. The photos of them are great too and you certainly shouldn’t be surprised by who shot them: local Damon Casarez was the guy who captured this American sub-culture.

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Artist's Pants Gordy Grundy

Local artist and writer Gordy Grundy has released a book called Artist’s Pants. It shares the humor and life of a working artist and is totally great. It’s out now!

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Outdoor Tech The Big Turtle Shell Wireless Speaker

Want a mobile speaker with a little flair? Local design outlet Outdoor Tech have released a wireless speaker called The Big Turtle Shell. It’s big—and pretty cool.

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Piero Golia Gagosian Gallery Clear

Gagosian Gallery’s latest showing is a studying of California Light and Space Movement pieces and “new” takes on their concepts. It’s called Clear and is on view now through August 22.

Above: Piero Golia. Clone (Untitled), 2011. Stainless steel, glass, marble and light. 28 x 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (71.1 x 25.1 x 25.1 cm). Ed. of 5.

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Get Lost LA Crosstown Rebels

The Egyptian Theatre is welcoming a Crosstown Rebels show on August 23. It’s called Get Lost LA and will feature Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, Acid Pauli, and more.

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Summer Fridays Willie Jane

Venice’s Willie Jane has a special Summer Friday happening that could be a great way to get out of the office: from 11:30AM to 2:30PM, you can get some of their salads, sandwiches, and plates along with “botanical cocktails.” Yum!

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