This Weekend at LACMA: EATLACMA Fruit Jam, Final Lubitsch Weekend, Free Concerts

July 29, 2010

Once again, the folks from Fallen Fruit are descending upon the museum for a special EATLACMA event this Sunday: the Public Fruit Jam.

Bring your homegrown or street-picked fruit and join in to make collective fruit jams! By the end of the event we hope you’ll have made some new friends as well some wild new jam. The event is free, but space is limited, given on a first-come first-served basis.

While you’re here, be sure to check out the EATLACMA exhibition  as well as the shows for John Baldessari, Thomas Eakins, and Catherine Opie.

This weekend also marks the final screenings for our Ernst Lubitsch series. Friday night sees two early silent films, The Marriage Circle (1924) and So This is Paris (1926), both featuring live musical accompaniment by Robert Israel. On Saturday, for our final two screenings, we’ve got Lubitsch’s only color film, Heaven Can Wait (1943), starring Don Ameche, and Lubitsch’s last film, Cluny Brown (1946).

Lots of great concerts this weekend too—perfect for date night, whichever night you so choose. Tonight jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek will perform in the BP Grand Entrance starting at 6 pm. (Get here early and you can also check out the galleries—they’re free after 5 pm for L.A. County residents.) Saturday evening Bill Cunliffe leads Imaginacion as they perform Latin jazz in Hancock Park, also free. And, on Sunday, the Helios Guitar Quartet will take to the Bing Theater to perform selections from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and other works.

Want samples? Videos for Gazarek and the Helios Guitar Quartet are below; you can hear samples of Cunliffe and Imaginacion at their MySpace site.

Scott Tennent

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