Photo contest: Go outdoors and go wild!

By Giive staff

Hey, shooters! Do you own a camera? Are you creative? Do you ever go outside? (You know, all that land, water and air stuff without digital touchscreens and earbud holes.) We’re looking for an iconic image that portrays our natural environment and how people interact with it.

 

There’s that and then there’s this: We’ll pay the winner and promote their work all over the place.

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Bringing his ax to the Hammer

By Colin Newton

There’s something to be said about playlists. You can do whatever you want with them, stuff them with any kind of music to match any kind of mood. Guitarist Ross Hammond’s career has been a bit like a personal playlist built over the years, and on Thursday, Aug. 6, he’s bringing that playlist to the Hammer Museum in West L.A. as part of the museum’s JazzPOP concert series.
“Being in Sacramento, I get down to Los Angeles some,” Hammond told Giive a (bleep). “But this will be my first really big gig there.
“I’m really looking forward to it.”
Hammond’s playlist utilizes jazz, Americana, world music and more.

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Claudia’s Corner: Where kids become the story

By Megan Tambio

So summer’s been going for a while and you’ve probably seen some awesome shows. But maybe they’re starting to feel a little … repetitive. Enter: The Theatricum Botanicum and their Family Fundays series.

arthur2The series features concerts from the mind of Peter Aslop, a certified therapist and famed children’s musician, as well as immersion plays from the Creative Playground.

Today’s show (Saturday, July 25), The Legends of King Arthur, has everything: a heroic knight, a wise wizard, even the chance to be a dragon! (Well, technically a dragon’s tail.) The Creative Playground plays give kids the opportunity to not just watch the play, but be a part of it.

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Fresh Meets: Get jammed up and distorted

By Katharine Romefelt

In the mood for some unconventional jams? Discover the unique sounds of Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate at the Skirball Center this Thursday. Accompanied by his wife Amy Sacko and the rest of his band Ngoni Ba, Bassekou and his crew will perform a slew of songs reflecting a fusion of Malian folk music, modern rock rhythms and distortion.

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ii’s on Entertainment: ‘Jest’ Laugh

By Andrew Shane Walters

Production of the Week

TootsieHey, uh, you. Yeah, you! Looking for a laugh tonight? Tootsie is a roll, but it’s not a candy, it’s a roll of film. It’s actually a classic, feature-length film. Ever heard of it?

The Vidiots Foundation is having a free screening tonight at 7:30 pm! If you’ve never caught this hilarious 1982 flick then this is the perfect opportunity.

Tootsie is considered to be the second funniest film ever by the American Film Institute. It got nominated for ten Academy Awards and won several, including Jessica Lange for Best Supporting Actress.

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