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Happening Saturday

September 25, 2010


"Eva Hesse Spectres 1960" German-born artist Eva Hesse's death in 1970 cut short a career that ascended to unprecedented heights for a female artist at that time. For "Eva Hesse Spectres 1960," the Hammer brings together an ambitious series of early works from 1960, completed prior to the sculptural assemblages for which she would become best known. The small paintings, made when Hesse was 24, balance the psychologically fraught with the gestural, peopled with quasi-self-portraits and other alien forms. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Opens Sat. (310) 443-7000.

Autumn Lights L.A. The autumnal equinox signals the annual onset of longer nights and shorter days. To celebrate the newfound darkness, the multimedia event Autumn Lights L.A. will illuminate Pershing Square with light-based art, including projections, installations and performances. Local bands such as Killsonic and the SpaceShip Martini will also perform. Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. (213) 247-8800.


'Rocky Horror Picture Show' 35th Anniversary Everyone's favorite "sweet transvestite"-starring, time-warp traveling movie musical is turning 35, and fans from around the country are converging on L.A. for the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" 35th Anniversary Convention; four days of parties, screenings, costume contests and panel discussions ("Rocky Horror" star Barry Bostwick is slated to appear). The shenanigans culminate Saturday night with a screening and "Rocky Horror" performance-screening at the Million Dollar Theater. Various locations and prices, check the website for schedule and tickets. Through Sun.

"Enter the Void" The tale of drug-dealer Oscar and his nightclub stripper sister Linda's experiences in Tokyo's underbelly is sure to spark debate over French director Gaspar Noé's decision to shoot the film from Oscar's point-of-view — even through intense drug trips. The film is his first after the controversial 2002 "Irreversible." Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. 2:15, 5:15, 8:30 and 11:45 p.m. Sat.; 2:15, 5:15 and 8:30 p.m. Sun.-Thu. General admission $10.50, bargain shows (weekdays before 6 p.m. and weekend's first show of the day) $8. (310) 281-8223.


Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl For craft-beer fans and newcomers alike, there will be plenty of new names to learn at the Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl, which will celebrate the craft-beer movement with more than 50 beers, seven bars and five hours to drink your fill. The inaugural downtown event will feature a beer lineup chosen by "The Naked Pint" authors the Beer Chicks, a food truck selection curated by Jonathan Gold, and a charity component, with Heal the Bay benefiting from the proceeds. Downtown Los Angeles, locations vary. 3 to 8 p.m. $49.

Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show Everyone's favorite anthropomorphic rodent takes to the stage with all his Disney cohorts for an all-new magic show sure to amuse parents and thrill their kids. Feats of prestidigitation include the breathtaking levitation of Minnie and Jasmine and the transformation of Cinderella's rags into riches in a split second. Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sat., 12:30 p.m. Sun. $20-$65. (800) 745-3000.

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