Eye-popping hues and animated abstractions are two hallmarks of filmmaker Robert Breer, a visionary who created a series of avant-garde shorts over a half century ago that rocked the artistic landscape. Hear the artist chat about his ideas and long, lauded career. Monday, November 10, 8:30PM. Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater, 631 W. Second Street, Los Angeles. 213-237-2800
More Downtown To-Dos:
ON SEEING AND BEING: Dr. Michael A. Arbib and Dr. Lisa Bitel (both of USC) discuss mystical visions, both in terms of history and what's happening today, at the Central Library's ALOUD series. Are these ethereal occurrences based on what's happening in our brains, or something outside of us? Monday, November 10, 7PM. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles. 213-228-7000
CIUDAD'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES: The first of the three grand prizes honoring the eatery's month-long anniversary celebration gets picked on Monday, November 10 (and it is sweet: a deluxe dinner for two). Other delicious specials (and deep discounts) are available as well. It's Monday; don't you deserve something mojito-ish to pep up the beginning of another week?