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Happening Friday: Raymond Pettibon at Regen Projects

November 04, 2011

ART

Raymond Pettibon For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Free. (310) 276-5424. http://www.regenprojects.com

MUSIC

America Spend an evening with the Grammy Award-winning rock band, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary together. America founders Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell will discuss the band's success since it formed in 1970, as well as talk about the process of writing hit songs. In addition they will discuss their newest album, "Back Pages." Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla. 7 p.m. $20. (858) 454-3541. http://www.mcasd.org

EVENTS

Irvine Holiday Faire Get a jump start on the holiday shopping at the 29th Annual Irvine Holiday Faire festive boutique, which will feature hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, porcelain, dolls, clothing, holiday decorations from more than 150 vendors. Proceeds from the fair are put back into the local arts community. Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine. 5-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $2. (949) 724-6880.

MOVIES

Color Me Obsessed This documentary by Gorman Bechard is subtitled "A Film About the Replacements," so it's curious that it doesn't actually feature the Minneapolis rock band's music or members. Instead, "Color Me Obsessed" presents an oral history of the Replacements through interviews with fans both famous and not. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri., 6:30 p.m. Sat. $12. (213) 617-1033. http://www.downtownindependent.com

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