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June 2009 Events in Los Angeles


Summer's just beginning and there is a variety of things to do all over town.

Treasures from Cinema’s Attic

When: June 2, 8 p.m.

Where: American Cinematheque

What: Rare footage including a screen test by Greta Garbo, a costume test with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and a selection of classic news reels.

E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

When: June 2-4

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center

What: The annual video game expo and conference returns to Los Angeles.

National Society for Hispanic Professionals Los Angeles Job Fair

When: June 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

What: Spanish and Portuguese bilingual job seekers meet employers seeking diversity.

Ziggy Marley

When: June 6

Where: Club Nokia

What: The Grammy Award-winning Jamaican musician and bandleader performs.

In Focus: The Portrait

When: Daily through June 14

Where: West Pavilion, Terrace Level, Getty Center

What: A show of the history and evolution of portraiture, pulled from the Getty Museum’s collection. Includes work by Edward Steichen, Walker Evans and Nan Goldin.

ART Undergraduate Senior Exhibition: ENTITLED

When: June 4 -13, Reception: June 4 at 5-8 p.m.

Where: UCLA

What: Graduating seniors from UCLA’s Department of Art showcase their work.

Downtown Art Walk

When: Second Thursday of each month

Where: Various galleries Downtown

What: Enjoy Art Walk’s best season, summer, by taking an informal walking tour of Downtown’s galleries.

Aïda Ruilova Films and Videos

When: June 16-Sep. 27

Where: Hammer Museum, Hammer Projects

What: The museum presents the work of one of its artists in residency, the rhythmic and expressive films and videos of Aïda Ruilova.

Grand Performances: City of Los Angeles Performing Arts Fellows

When: June 19-20

Where: California Plaza

What: This award-winning performing arts series presents spoken word by Houman Pourmehdi and Alejandra Flores set to music.

La Traviata

When: Through June 21

Where: Los Angeles Opera

What: Performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic heart-rending opera starring Marina Poplavskaya in her LA Opera debut as Violetta.

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