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The Cultural Agenda: J. Edgar, Melancholia, and "Naked Hollywood"

The Details-approved concerts, movies, and events coming at you in the next seven days.



Monday, November 7

"The Dwarves, the Forests" by Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy opens at Hauser & Wirth New York. Bronze sculptures and walnut carvings project Snow White as a pop-culture saint—rendered in Baroque styling—and examine the cultural impact of both the classic fairy tale and the 1937 Disney cartoon on the cultural landscape.

Sultans of swag Kanye West and Jay-Z bring their Watch the Throne tour to Madison Square Garden in New York City. Catch an encore on Tuesday night.

Swedish export Lykke Li performs at the Fox Theater Pomona in Pomona, California.

Tuesday, November 8

Sufjan Stevens performs at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles.

Mates of State play L.A.'s Music Box.

Wednesday, November 9

French pop rockers M83 perform at the Music Box in Los Angeles.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, and Naomi Watts star in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, a biopic examining the professional and personal lives of the former head of the FBI. Opens nationwide.

Now on display at the Marc Foxx Gallery in Los Angeles is a new self-titled exhibit by William Daniels. While the micro-canvases in the collection are small in size—each is only about a foot long—they are saturated with dense hues and vivid interpretation of color. Through November 12.

Thursday, November 10

Ra Ra Riot perform at L.A.'s El Rey Theatre.

"Sherrie Levine: Mayhem" opens at the Whitney Museum in New York City. The collection, conceived by the artist, brings together pieces both old and new and includes works in varying mediums—among them photography and sculpture—all reimagining and recontextualizing the elements of Levine's world.

Friday, November 11

An already strained relationship between sisters is further challenged by the impending threat of a rogue planet's collision with the Earth in the sci-fi drama Melancholia, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kiefer Sutherland. Opens in New York and Los Angeles.

Saturday, November 12

Feist perform at the Wiltern Theater in L.A.

Sunday, November 13

Opening today at the MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, "Naked Hollywood" is a photographic retrospective of fame, fortune, and fans and the impact the human form has on each of these factors.

The Joy Formidable open for Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

"Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art" opens at the MoMA. The collection features the key pieces first displayed during Rivera's 1931 exhibit, as well as drawings and archival material related to the works created during the prolific artist's stay in New York City.

—Maggie Mallon




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