The stars align this weekend at LACMA. Beginning at the third weekend of the LACMA9 Monterey Park Art+Film Lab at East Los Angeles College contribute to a bank of stories about your neighborhood during Oral History Drop-ins on Friday from 3 to 5:30 pm (and then again on Sunday, 12:30–4 pm) and later in the evening see Up at 7 pm. Saturday at the lab join the Mini Docs Workshop at noon to learn the ins and outs of creating a compelling, real-life narrative on film. All events at the Art+Film Lab are free and open to the public.
Elsewhere off campus, you’re invited to the opening night reception of Kaz Oshiro: Chasing Ghosts, the latest installment at LACMA’s satellite gallery at Charles White Elementary School, on Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Known for his painted sculptures of household objects, Oshiro’s work blurs distinctions between media. Also on view in the exhibition is a collaborative project by Oshiro and students and a selection of works from LACMA’s collection, including pieces by John Altoon and Sam Francis. It all comes together with complimentary food and drink while DJ and composer Elan Polushko spins a curated selection of vinyl inspired by the show.
Saturday is another Free Day at LACMA, part of Museums Free-For-All. With free general admission visitors can see exhibitions like the expansive Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film, the hard edges of Four Abstract Classicists, and over 200 photographs in See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection. In the afternoon, sit in on conversation with Marc Levoy, professor at Stanford University, in What Google Glass Means for the Future of Photography starting at 2 pm in the Bing Theater.
Complete the weekend with Andell Family Sundays at 12:30 pm on Sunday, A Conversation about Muslim Cultures Today at 1 pm with Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo of Simon Fraser University, and Sundays Live at 6 pm, featuring a special chamber ensemble of talented students from the Elizabeth Mandell Institute.