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What You’re Doing This Week: June 17

June 17, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Craig Schwartz)

(credit: Craig Schwartz)

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(credit: Craft in America)

It’s the start of summer vacation and this week, there is plenty of entertainment to go around this week. Watch the critically acclaimed play, “The Scottsboro Boys” on Tuesday, make your own drums at the Autry on Friday and finish off your week with Family Day with the little ones on Saturday. There’s something for everyone.

June 17

(credit: Greg Watanabe)

(credit: Greg Watanabe)

An Actor’s Life For Me

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
www.eventbrite.com

It’s an evening of entertainment and discussion by and with Asian Pacific Americans working in union theater. Panelists include actors Greg Watanabe and Parvesh Cheena. Hosted by the Actor’s Equity, the talk will be at the Historic Hollywood Forever’s Masonic lodge. Refreshments will be served.

June 18

(credit: Craig Schwartz)

(credit: Craig Schwartz)

The Scottsboro Boys

Ahmanson Theatre
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.centertheatregroup.org

Nine black youths hopped a freight train through the Southern belly of the United States are accused of a crime they did not commit. It’s the Los Angeles premier of the 2010 Broadway hit, “Scottsboro Nine.” The show starts at 8 p.m. and features Tony-nominated actor Joshua Henry. Tickets start at $25.

June 19

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(credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook

Upright Citizens Brigade
5919 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 908-8702
losangeles.ucbtheatre.com

Every Wednesday, two audience members are randomly plucked from the crowd to get their Facebook page examined by the Upright Citizens Brigade. Their pages are then turned into long-form improvised comedy scenes based entirely on their profile, pictures, comments and status. Sounds like a nightmare come true.

June 20

(credit: Craft In America)

(credit: Craft In America)

Good Enough to Eat

Craft in America Center
8415 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90047
www.craftinamerica.org

The exhibition is called “Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft.” Among the featured are professional artists who are boldly experimenting with new substances and people who sculpt fruit, vegetable and dairy products into over-the-top showstoppers. Related artist lectures, workshops and demonstrations are also planned in conjunction. Admission is free.

June 21

(credit: The Autry)

(credit: The Autry)

Summer Solstice Celebration

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000
www.theAutry.org

Drum in the beginning of summer at the Autry. Families will get the opportunity to make their own drumming instrument and welcome the summer solstice in Griffith Park. Learn the symbolic and cultural significance of drums in this multicultural, interactive presentation and workshop at the Autry, which features participants from the Asian, Jewish, Latino, and Native American communities. The event goes from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 22

(credit: Pasadena Museum)

(credit: Pasadena Museum)

Family Day

The Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA. 91101
(626) 568-3665
pmcaonline.org

Round up the little ones for family bonding time at the Pasadena Museum of Art. There will be art projects based on current exhibitions using watercolors, oil paintings, sculptures, paper mache and photography. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and children under 12 are free.

June 23

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(credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Malibu Speaker Series

Malibu Civic Center
23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265
www.colapublib.org

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat Pray Love” will be at the Malibu Civic Theatre on Sunday as part of the city’s library speaker series. Seating reservations and more information can be obtained by calling the Malibu Public Library at (310) 456-6438. The event starts at 7 p.m. The series, which is free and open to the public, features an array of renowned authors and public speakers who will expose their audiences to some of the greatest thoughts, insights and influential minds of our time.

Clarissa Wei is a freelance writer who specializes in food and Asian culture. Tweet at her @dearclarissa or find her on her website, clarissawei.com.

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