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November 2015

VisionLA Fest Gala Opening

November 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building G1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Join us for a celebration of the Power of Art to Make Change at our Gala Opening party for the VisionLA '15 Climate Action Arts Festival.  This opening event will launch LA's first…

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December 2015

Art Makes Change – VisionLA ’15 Fine Art Exhibit

December 1, 2015 - December 10, 2015
VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building G1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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VisionLA ‘15 presents Art Makes Change, a group exhibition of 60 local artists whose work strives to bring awareness to the climate crisis through various fine art mediums. The show will feature over…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Mesoamérica Resiste and Pollinating Ríos Vivos

December 1, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Amity Foundation, 3745 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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The Bees are back on tour with their giant, portable murals! Beehive Collective's graphics aim to draw out the connections between colonial history and present day struggles against corporate globalization,…

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One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Artist’s Cut 2015)

December 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2014 60 min. Director Bruce Dickson; Artist Lauren Bon 100 Mules is pure poetry in motion and not to be missed. On the centenary of the opening of the…

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Soil Carbon Cowboys

December 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2014 12 min, Director Peter Byck Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis - heroes and innovators! These ranchers now know how to regenerate their soils while making…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 2, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) and SoCal 350 Climate Action Present: Student Art Fighting Climate Change

December 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frank Romero Art Studio, 153 Ave 34
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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A climate change community art-making event open to middle and high school students. We will have poster board, paper, butcher paper, tempera paint, markers and other writing and drawing materials…

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Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles

December 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.

Throughout 2015 the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) have explored the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Convergence for Real Climate Action

December 3, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pershing Square, 532 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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The world is convening at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris, France. This may be our last chance for a meaningful international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in…

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What the Frack Happened?

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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What the Frack Happened? Well it happened: Climate Change. As a result a catastrophic tsunami has crushed the World and more importantly, the wedding of the year, leaving the guests…

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Racing to Zero

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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US 2014, 69 mins.  Director Christopher Beaver Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE…

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The Wisdom to Survive – Climate Change, Capitalism & Community

December 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2013, 56 mins.  Directors John Ankele, Anne Macksound Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? WISDOM TO SURVIVE features thought leaders and activists in…

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Green Shorts: Films (RE) Imagining Our Troubled World

December 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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This is a collection of six short films directed, performed and edited by student filmmakers from the Claremont Colleges produced by the Pomona College Theatre Department. This project is a collaboration…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Standing on Sacred Ground – Pilgrims and Tourists

December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2014 56 mins.  Directed by Christopher McLeod In Part 2 of the 4-part documentary series Standing on Sacred Ground: in the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create…

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Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice

December 4, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2014 56 mins.  Directed by Christopher McLeod In Part 1 of the 4-part documentary series Standing on Sacred Ground: from Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands…

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Tree People Green City Workshop

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tree People Campus, 12601 Mulholland D Coldwater Canyon Park
Los Angeles, CA 90210 United States
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Tree People workshops are designed to empower our community to transform the Los Angeles landscape into a resilient, healthful and fun place.  These free hands-on training workshops are designed to…

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Found Object Assemblage Workshop with Dominique Moody

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA African American Museum, 600 State Drive Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
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As part of her residency in "the Nomad" at the CA African American Museum, the artist will conduct an assemblage art workshop using found materials. All materials provided. Please bring some photo…

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Endangered Animal Drawing Workshop for Kids

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building G1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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The Animal History Museum is sponsoring an afternoon of drawing for children at the VisionLA Fest Home Gallery at Bergamot Station. The topic - Endangered and Extinct Animals! Come and…

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Green Initiative in a Throw Away World — Aquaponics Garden Talk and Tour

December 5, 2015 @ 1:30 pm
Amity Foundation, 3745 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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This event will begin with the story of the Amity Foundation: a cultural treasure dedicated to reconnecting individuals who have been “thrown away” in foster care, juvenile and adult prisons, and…

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Words to Save the World

December 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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VisionLA '15 Climate Action Arts Festival and Beyond Baroque present Words to Save the World, poetry and prose readings of work on an environmental theme, with many pieces especially written or commissioned by…

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Tell Your Story to Mother Earth

December 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Amity Foundation, 3745 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Everyone has a story of their time spent on Mother Earth. There are fond memories and then there are those we’d rather forget. We also have a vision of how…

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Move the World DanceActivism presents Consumed

December 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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Move the World is a youth performing group ages 9-19 that blends art with social change. They create unique dance pieces focus on a social and environmental messages , inspiring the audience to think…

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Standing on Sacred Ground – Profit and Loss

December 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2014 56 mins. Directed by Christopher McLeod From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water, health and cultural…

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Standing on Sacred Ground – Islands of Sanctuary

December 5, 2015 @ 8:30 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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US 2014 56 mins. Directed by Christopher McLeod Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect…

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Compassio\N

December 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Helms Walk, 8800 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034 United States
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Compassion is an ancient idea upon which all the major religions place great importance. Compassion is also quickly becoming a new age buzzword. Investigating the historical and contemporary uses, references,…

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The League of Imaginary Scientists

December 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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A performance intervention that compresses climate therapy with personal healthcare. The art and science collective takes on global warming one person at a time. Saving planet Earth on a Sunday afternoon - easy.

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Artist Meet & Greet at VLAF Home Gallery

December 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building G1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Come down for a casual chat with some of the 70 artists involved in ART MAKES CHANGE, our massive Environmental art exhibit! From 3-6 PM - Lee Boek presents "PUBLIC WORKS IMPROV…

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Pink Slime

December 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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An afternoon of readings of original work by playwrights who are engaging with environmental themes. Each writer will respond in their own original way to the broad range of images,…

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Mic Hike

December 6, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Griffith Park, 3052 Lake Hollywood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068 United States
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$5 – $40

Ecolture will host a sunset hike in Griffith Park to the Wisdom Tree, coupled with an open mic and writing workshop that will feature poets reading their work during the…

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Beauty Parlour

December 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Helms Walk, 8800 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034 United States
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An outdoor performance piece by Claudia Borgna following the theme of domestic labor she also explores in Domestic Apocalypse. In this piece, the performer wears a domestic uniform and dusts and cleans…

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One Hundred Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct (Artist’s Cut 2015)

December 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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US 2015 60 min. Director Bruce Dickson; Artist Lauren Bon 100 Mules is pure poetry in motion and not to be missed. On the centenary of the opening of the…

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Soil Carbon Cowboys

December 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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US 2014 12 min, Director Peter Byck Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis - heroes and innovators! These ranchers now know how to regenerate their soils while making…

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This Changes Everything

December 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90024
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Denmark 2015, 89 mins.  Director Avi Lewis, Featuring Naomi Klein What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Uniting the Power of Change Through Art

December 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building G1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Come down to the beautiful VisionLA Gallery for an ART MAKES CHANGE Artist Panel featuring Jacki Apple, Pamela Mower-Conner, Karen Fiorito, Stuart Kusher, Jonna Lee, and Catherine Ruane. Moderated By Dale…

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Standing on Sacred Ground – Islands of Sanctuary

December 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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US 2014 56 mins. Directed by Christopher McLeod Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect…

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Faith Against Fracking

December 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States
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US 2014 20 mins.  Director David Braun In this short film, several faith leaders discuss the importance of protecting creation, stopping climate change, and coming together in the interests of…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Bikes vs. Cars

December 8, 2015 @ 7:45 pm
Laemmle NoHo Theater, 5240 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601 United States
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Sweden 2015  91 mins   Director: Fredrik Gertten The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 9, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Concert for the Climate

December 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 540 S Commonwealth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020 United States
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VisionLA '15 is proud to present Concert for the Climate, a classical and new music event at the beautiful and historic chapel space of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.  The…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Art Makes Change Closing Reception

December 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Building G1
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Last chance to see the incredible Art Makes Change VisionLA '15 Fine Arts Exhibit, plus party with the artists and friends of the exhibition!  Enjoy wine, beer and fantastic performances. Featuring a…

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This Changes Everything

December 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90024
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Denmark 2015, 89 mins.  Director Avi Lewis, Featuring Naomi Klein What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot…

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Watts Now, VisionLA ’15 at the WLCAC

December 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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How does  a community that is criminalized, isolated, and poisoned by ghost and present industrial and toxic contaminants reflect on what is important to them? Our photo/narrative series of images…

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Arts Earth Partnership presents ENVISION: Closing Celebration of VisionLA’15 Fest

December 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Plaza de Culturas Y Artes, 501 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Envision is the closing celebration for VisionLAFest. It is a convergence of artists, environmentalists and concerned citizens from all across Los Angeles who believe the creativity and ingenuity of the…

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The Messenger Los Angeles Premiere

December 11, 2015 @ 7:20 pm
Laemmle Royal Theater, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd
West Los Angeles, 90025
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Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern…

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November 2016

Sample Event

November 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Just testing the calendar

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December 2016

Citizen Change Theater presents “What the Frack Happened?”

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015 United States
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IT’S HARD TO KEEP YOUR HEART AFLOAT WHEN THE WORLD IS SINKING Timely, Political, Funny, Physical Theatre accompanied by Live Music, Bollywood Dancing, Original Songs, a Mega Tsunami and of course,…

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