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new book, Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation,
and Change ($16, Vintage). Leaping from the stimulants of pharmaceuticals to the more spiritually beneficial worlds of DMT, psilocybin and salvia, Lin unveils how his entire worldview changed after psychedel- ics. This, of course, led to asking (but not answering) such trippy questions as “Is the world made of language?” and “What happens when we die?” Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; Tue., May 15, 7 p.m.; free. (310) 659-3110, booksoup. com/event/tao-lin-discusses-and-signs- trip-psychedelics-alienation-and-change. —David Cotner
wed 5/16 ART/HISTORY
Love the Painting, Hate the Painter?
Whether they were murderers, mi- sogynists or bigots, some of the greatest artists were corrupt, which poses a moral quandary: Can we differentiate between creation and the creator, and if so, does that make us bad people? Zócalo Public Square’s latest lecture, Can We Appreci- ate the Great Art of Bad People? looks at famous examples including Eadweard Muybridge, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and Pablo Picasso, and ponders “whether we can value the art of rogues and crimi- nals.” Moderated by New Yorker writer Amanda Fortini, this panel discussion
features film critic Neal Gabler, USC popular culture scholar Todd Boyd and University of Notre Dame art professor Ingrid Rowland. The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood; Wed., May 16, 7:30 p.m.; free (RSVP required). (310) 440-7300, events/ev_2160.html. —Siran Babayan
Spring Is in the Air
In just a few weeks, the L.A. Philharmonic sets up camp for the summer at the Hol- lywood Bowl, but the ambitious orchestra still has several major performances scheduledthismonthatitshomebase, Disney Hall. Tonight, conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil plunge into the first of a series of concerts reveling in the works of Robert Schumann. Estimable Japanese-British pianist Mitsuko Uchida stirs up the delicate flurries of the German composer’s only piano concerto, releas- ing its fluttering, birdlike melodies with a touch that ranges from gently nuanced to decisively forceful. Then Dudamel opens the windows wide for Schumann’s First Symphony, a joyful ode to spring that bursts through the clouds with ebullient rays of sunshine. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown; Thu.- Fri., May 17-18, 8 p.m.; $20-$205. (323) 850- 2000, —Falling James
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