2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90049
Make the Skirball your familys go-to destination all summer long! Sing along with performers, dance to music from around the world, journey through time, and meet live animals at our summer amphitheat...
Vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist Inga Swearingen has traveled the world performing at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and the Festival of Voices, singing her own unique blend of jazz and folk music. Swearingen won first place at the Montreux Jazz Festival Shure Vocal Competition and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts and in concerts across the country. Whether putting her personal stamp on a jazz standard or combining the understated grooves of bossa nova with Swedish folk melodies, Inga captivates her audience with her gift of joyful melodic invention.
In the waning stages of the French war in Vietnam, an international band of hired guns are recruited to travel through enemy territory in order to destroy a cache of weapons belonging to a red guerilla army. They’re smuggled to the Chinese border by Eurasian beauty Lucky Legs (Angie Dickinson), a tavern boss with a bastard child and regular jungle routes selling cognac to soldiers. The motley crew—bombs expert Brock (Gene Barry) and fellow Korean War vet Goldie (Nat “King” Cole, also the voice on the film’s theme tune), plus French legionnaires, a Czech soldier, and a Greek private—make their way through a dense forest swarming with snares, snipers, and mines. Thirty years before Kubrick crafted his own Vietnam film, the singular writer/director/veteran Samuel Fuller was already putting his indelible imprimatur on the subject with this fearless battlefront drama. Though both directors at one time worked as journalists, their print experience impacts their film work differently. Kubrick, the onetime Look photographer, is enthralled by the composition of studiously symmetrical and evocative imagery. Fuller, the newspaperman and cartoonist, evokes the wallop of a shocking headline and the expressive distortions of incisive caricature.
1987/color/117 min./DCP | Scr: Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford; dir: Stanley Kubrick w/ Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Arliss Howard, Dorian Harewood
After a seven year absence, Kubrick returned to theaters with his third and final war film. As he did thirty years earlier with Paths of Glory, Kubrick exposes the cruel absurdities of war and their impact on the fates of the men it ruthlessly ensnares. Opening in the notorious boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, and moving to Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive, Full Metal Jacket was in fact shot entirely in England, in part at a dilapidated gas works on the banks of the Thames. As seen through the eyes of Private Joker (Matthew Modine), Full Metal Jacket traces the grunts’ journey from the humiliation and fatigue of base training under the verbal abuse of Drill Sergeant Hartman (F. Lee Ermey) to the desperate camaraderie and grueling disarray of warfare in the rubble of the decimated Vietnamese city of Hue. Accented by daughter Vivian’s atmospheric, steely synthesizer score Kubrick’s vision keeps heroism at bay. Combining precise compositions and darkly humorous dialogue, Full Metal Jacket contrasts the machinations of strategy with the devastating strain of battle.
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90049
3:00am to 10:00am
Bring the whole family to the Skirballs Last Weekends of the Month. These fun-filled Saturdays and Sundays feature special last-weekend-only performances and activities that change every month. Be sur...
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036
10:00am to 6:30pm
The Grove invites you to a day of delightful extravagance. In honor of LA's much-anticipated Restaurant Week, restaurants at The Grove will curate a special "Taste" prix fixe menu, available to guests during the Taste at The Grove weekend. A percentage of all proceeds will be used to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, the event's official charity partner.
-The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge
-La Piazza Ristorante Italiano
-Maggiano's Little Italy
-The Cheesecake Factory
MAIN STAGE: NOW WE'RE COOKING
10:30am Chef Anthony Jacquet, The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge
11:30am Chef Roxana Julapat, Cooks County
12:30pm Chef Alan Jackson, Lemonade
1:30pm Chef Neal Fraser, BLD & Fritzi Dog
2:30pm Chef Phil Kastel, Public School 310
3:30pm Chef Devin Alexander
4:30pm Chef Steven Arroya, La Otra Escuela
5:30pm Chef Alberico Nunziata, La Piazza Ristorante Italiano
"THE TASTING HOUR" IN THE PARK
2:30 - 4:30pm
Visit "The Tasting Hour" and experience the best of what The Grove Restaurants have to offer! And while you’re there, tag a photo of your favorite dish #CadillacTaste on Instagram, and enter-to-win dinner for 2 at a Grove Restaurant! Tasting Hour Pass: $20*
CADILLAC RIDE AND DRIVE AT CIRCLE VALET
10am - 7pm
Test drive the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS or XTS and receive a pair of tickets to the VIP Party that evening and a $5 See’s Candies Gift Card.