Druthers and Exit Strategy


    Hiatus picks the the Week’s Best Bets

    "Strange Culture"

    MCASD / April 24 / 7 p.m. / $5

    Lynn Hershman-Leeson offers an off-the-cuff stab at
    experimental documentary “Strange Culture,” detailing the shocking and tragic
    arrest of artist Steve Kurtz. The night of his wife’s death (portrayed in
    flashback by Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton), Kurtz finds himself accused of
    bioterrorism by the FBI on account of his offbeat and somewhat controversial
    artwork. What follows is a seamless hybrid of actor reenactments and
    interviews, chronicling Kurtz’s tragic tale — which included the government
    impounding of his work, house, even his wife’s body — and the subsequent trial
    alongside friend and collaborator Robert Ferrell. “Strange Culture” makes its San
    debut tonight at the Museum
    of Contemporary Art
    . (CM)


    4th and b / April 28 / 9 p.m. / $26

    What can you get for 26 dolla? Anything you want, if it
    includes seeing world-beat Londoner Maya Arulpragasam on Monday night. Coming
    off the agit-glitch heels of Arular, Maya finally gets a proper visa and heads
    to the West Coast to school us in her brand of dance-mash globalization. Her
    sophomore banger Kala visits every continent in a quest to blend Aborigine
    Australian kid-rap, urban grime and Bollywood in one conveniently sexy package.
    “Bird Flu” even brought pop poultry into fashion. And who can forget the
    sound-effect chorus of “Paper Planes” that killed us with gunshots, a cash
    register and snappy fingers. You can see her Saturday in the baking-hot desert
    with 50,000 other people at Coachella, or you can chill with her at 4th and B
    and give her all the attention she deserves. (CK)

    Exit Strategy

    This Week on Campus


    Price Center Gallery A

    April 24, 5:30 p.m.


    “There Will Be Blood”

    Price Center Theater

    April 24, 6 & 9 p.m.



    Porter’s Pub

    April 24, 8 p.m.


    SIlent Comedy & Crash Encore

    Che Cafe

    April 25, 8 p.m.


    Ivan Choe

    Espresso Roma

    April 28, 8 p.m.


    “Over Her Dead Body”

    Price Center Theater

    April 29, 6 & 9 p.m.


    “made In L.A.”

    Center Hall 105

    April 29, 7 p.m.


    Ultima Vez

    Mandeville Auditorium

    April 30, 8 p.m.


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