Tonight is the final installment of the 2010 Jazz at LACMA series, so be sure to come down and take the series out with a bang! The John Altman Big Band will giving us a sendoff until the series resumes next year.
Tomorrow we have a new exhibition opening—our sixth new special exhibition since October: Steve Wolfe on Paper. Wolfe is a Italian-born, San Francisco-based artist who uses tromp l’oeil techniques to bring pop cultural objects like books and records to life. His drawings, collages, and prints on view in this exhibition almost beg to be touched (but, uh, don’t).
Meanwhile our Hard Boiled Hong Kong film series continues this weekend with a quartet of crime flicks. Tonight, Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels and Tsui Hark’s Time and Tide; tomorrow, Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China is preceded by Johnnie To’s Exiled. Trailers for all four:
That’s not all that’s happening at LACMA this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, in conjunction with the current Olmec exhibition, archaeologist David Cheetham discusses his work at Canton Corralito, a site on the Pacific Coast of Chiapas, the earliest known colony in the Americas. The lecture starts at 2 pm and is free.
Also free, as always, is our Sundays Live concert, which closes out the weekend. Pianist Kyu-Yeon Kim will perform works by Robert Schumann. For a preview, here’s a clip of Kim performing Schumann’s Kreisleriana No. 6, 7 and 8 at the Cliburn International Piano Competition last year.