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Datebook: Toba Khedoori's enigmatic drawings, games about capitalism, art about the California coast

The ethereal drawings of Toba Khedoori. An L.A. artist makes a comeback. A museum debuts a politically minded arcade. Plus: Beer and art in Santa Monica, paintings about the California coast and a debut film about a mother’s death. Here are 10 exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week:

Toba Khedoori, at the L.A. County Museum of Art.

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Trump versus Clinton: Theater critic's advice for how two characters can connect with the debate audience

Anticipation for Monday’s presidential debate, the first of three marquee match-ups between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is riding high. Many will be tuning in to find out how much more unhinged this election can get.

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Essential Arts & Culture: Photos that capture L.A., Dudamel's White House show, Trump's 'Les Miserables' moment

Pictures that record L.A.’s automotive landscapes. A presidential candidate channels Victor Hugo. And Gustavo Dudamel puts on an unplanned show. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and here’s your super-duper essential guide to all things fine art:

Photography with an L.A. lens

For half a century, L.A.

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The quest to retrace the tracks of seascape painter Childe Hassam
'Teatro Moz': A theater festival in Boyle Heights takes on love, loss and the Mexican fascination with Morrissey

Two years ago, Casa 0101 theater in Boyle Heights held an open call for short plays about, inspired by and tangentially touching on the life, times or melancholy of singer Morrissey — renowned for his love of gladiolas and his enmity toward meat. The theater received dozens of entries, including several from Europe, and staged a night of readings, which sold out on the spot.

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'The Gildless Age': A different tale of the '1 percent' at the Torrance Art Museum
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