A Night Out

What to Do in L.A. This Week: June 10–16

Photo courtesy of Wilding Cran Gallery

Monday, June 10

Camino de las Monarcas + “Genius Machine” + Seed Workshop
You don’t need to know an aril from an acorn to enjoy this night exploring the botanical wonder of seeds. Screenings include Camino de las Monarcas, a short doc that follows a man cycling the migratory routes of monarchs and planting seeds all along the way, and the music video for “Genius Machine,” a quirky song from Heather Lockie’s Marshweed project about the foibles of tech and rampant capitalism in farming (really!). Besides those, hear a talk from Seed Library of L.A. chair Azita Banu, and create your own seed packet to cultivate back at home. Monk Space, 205 South Western Avenue

Tuesday, June 11

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Mysterious Circumstances
Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman directs this mystery, based on the true story of what happened when the world’s foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes was found dead in his London apartment. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue

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Not Your Babushka’s Russian Speaking Jew: An Intimate Evening With Kira Soltanovich
Stand-up comedian Soltanovich delves into her life as a U.S. immigrant, pulled to this country by her Jewish family as they ran away from the USSR when she was a child, only to grow up to be, of all things, a successful comedian. Hotel Café, 1623 North Cahuenga Boulevard

Wednesday, June 12

“Marwa Abdul-Rahman: Eternal Return”
Abdul-Rahman’s solo show presents work created from a variety of discarded materials, exploring the theme of repetition and the idea of history repeating itself. Wilding Cran, 939 South Santa Fe Avenue

Thursday, June 13

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Bedouine
Bedouine, also known as Azniv Korkejian, makes magic from the many layers of her identity. Born in Aleppo, Syria, to Armenian parents, she spent time in Saudi Arabia before moving to Boston, then Houston, as a teen, and later studied sound design in Savannah, Georgia, before landing in L.A., where she currently crafts her lush, poetic, intimate folk-pop. Moroccan Lounge, 901 East 1st Street

Little Simz
At age 25, British rap wunderkind Little Simz, just put out her third and best album, and it showcases the spectrum of her artistry: her incredible gift for lyricism, her delicate and intimate storytelling, and, new to her bag of tricks, the sampling of multiple live instruments for a more visceral sound. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Boulevard

Friday, June 14

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore + A Woman Under the Influence + Jodie Foster Q& A
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is a strange one in Martin Scorsese’s oeuvre, much more naturalistic and unpolished than his later work and focusing not on the problems of macho men but on the struggles of a single mother making ends meet. Foster, who had one of her earliest roles in the film, will be present for a Q&A afterward. Second will be John Cassavetes’s A Woman Under the Influence, featuring similar themes of strength in the face of domestic hardships. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard

Saturday, June 15

Camp Void 6-Film Marathon
It’s finally summer break, and you know what that means: time to pack everyone in the van and hit the road to…the Egyptian Theater, for this cadre of movies about camp and vacation. The (definitely not family-friendly) lineup is mostly so-bad-they’re-good horror flicks and raunchy vacation comedies, so be ready when the night takes a turn for the actually terrifying with horror finale The Hills Have Eyes. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard

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All Day I Dream of L.A. Grooves
The record label and day party All Day I Dream is back in Chinatown for another round of moving house and techno sets by Lee Burridge and his acolytes, all set under a beautiful canopy of glowing lights and Chinese lanterns. Gin Ling Way

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Self Discovery for Social Survival With Live Score
This is a different kind of surf movie. To best capture the unique vibes of its three surfing locations—Mexico, the Maldives, and Iceland—the film’s musicians traveled, surfed, and absorbed local culture along with the world-class surfers on display, then hustled back to the studio to crank out music infused with their experiences. This world premiere will showcase three of the musicians—Allah Las, Connan Mockasin, and MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden—playing live accompaniment along with the screening. Palace Theatre, 630 South Broadway

Fred Armisen: Stand Up for Musicians, But Everyone Is Welcome
Following up on Armisen’s Netflix comedy special that was “stand-up for drummers,” he is “expanding his scope,” as they say, with a new show. As he explored an entire history of drum kits in that last special, we can’t help but wonder if he’ll do more of a cursory history of all instrumentation ever, in addition to his great cache of impressions/characters. Largo at the Coronet, 366 North La Cienega Boulevard

Sunday, June 16

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The Assassination of Edgar Allan Poe
If, like Poe, you have desire to become “insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity,” this macabre interactive theatrical experience is for you. Explore the tormented life of the literary genius as it leads you through the Victorian mansions of Heritage Square. Presented by the Downtown Repertory Theater Company; runs through August 18. Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street