Cultural Agenda: Luis Gispert's "Decepción," St. Vincent, and Film Forum honors Bernard Herrmann

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


Luis Gispert's "Decepción" enters its final week at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. The exhibit features a series of photographs depicting cars reupholstered with counterfeit designer fabric (among them: a Louis Vuiton Cadillac, a Fendi Caprice Chevrolet, and a Burberry BMW). The large-scale photography collection is an anthropological examination of the country's consumer-driven aesthetic; runs through Saturday.

Former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis is flying solo at the Largo in Los Angeles.

The Drums perform at the Echo in Los Angeles.

The Naked and Famous play LA's Music Box.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs debuts at the Joseph Papp Public Theater. The one-man show examines how the late Apple CEO shaped our world and—during a visit to the Apple production factories—reveals what the real cost of creating these products is.


St. Vincent performs at the Music Box.

The Smashing Pumpkins play Terminal 5 in New York City.


Andy Borowitz, Nora Ephron, and Calvin Trillin team up for "Andy Borowitz Presents the Funniest American Writers" at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The panel celebrates the release of the humor anthology, The Fifty Funniest American Writers.

Artic Monkeys and the Smith Westerns perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Portishead play at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.


"Relatively Speaking", a series of three one-act comedies examining the eccentricities of family life—penned by Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen—opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City.

"Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects", at the MoMA in New York City, examines the daily interactions between people and things and what role these objects play in daily life; runs through November 7.


If Buildings Could Talk... premieres in the U.S. at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City. Wim Wenders' film uses 3-D technology to explore the innovative design of SANAA's Rolex Learning Center and how the structure communicates with its users.

Neon Indian play at New York City's Webster Hall.


"Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981", now running at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, studies the pluralism that defined the California art world as the nation tumultuously entered the final quarter of the 20th century. The exhibit runs through February 13.

New York City's Film Forum celebrates the work of renowned composer Bernard Herrmann in a series commemorating his greatest scores. First up: A double feature that includes screenings of Citizen Kane and Jane Eyre.


The Bernard Herrmann series continues at Film Forum in New York City with a screening of North by Northwest.

The Airborne Toxic Event play at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.

—Maggie Mallon

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