How does art move the masses toward achieving social justice? Artists of African American descent have used art to call attention to and move the public to action on causes that have expanded the freedoms and rights of all Americans, from the Harlem Renaissance calls for equal access to American rights in the 1920s and 30s, to the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1960s, to todayʼs #BlackLivesMatter campaign. In collaboration with the California African American Museum, artworxLA students will explore the African American experience and historic moments of activism, including contemporary examples that spread calls to action in creative ways on t-shirts, billboards, and social media.
631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
"The choreography and music are gripping, the company is impressive and the uses of mixed-media are meaningful.” —Los Angeles Times
"Gamson has a purpose beyond herself, a choreographic design that supports her humanistic worldview.” —LA Weekly
Virtuosic, intimate and volatile dancing is at the center of acclaimed choreographer Rosanna Gamson’s dance-theater work Still/Restless, which continues her kinetic investigation of dream states and the neuroscience and history of dreaming. Restless builds on her acclaimed Still, seen at REDCAT’s 2014 NOW Festival. Performed by eight dancers, Still/Restless is rich with tender and violent movement, explosive athleticism and stunning moments of stillness. The action is set against an eclectic sonic landscape ranging from17th-century French court composer Marin Marais, to new world post-rock band instrumentals.
317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Los Angeles Bread Festival is back! Get ready to carbo load as Grand Central Market hosts the second annual Los Angeles Bread Festival on June 4th & 5th. The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.
Throughout the weekend, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of special, one-time only bread menu offerings--special, hearth-baked loaves from Clark Street Bread, cornbread from Horse Thief BBQ, flatbread specials from Madcapra, zucchini bread from Valerie's Confections, handmade tortillas from Chiles Secos, "butter flights" from DTLA Cheese and much more.
The festival will also include a pop-up marketplace showcasing local bread bakers and purveyors of jam and nut butters, as well as bread-centric workshops and demonstrations. Among those setting up shop at the pop-up marketplace will be local miller Grist & Toll, Superba Food + Bread, Lodge Bread Co., Antigua Artisan Bread, Seed Bakery, The SpeakEasy Bakery and Los Angeles Bread Bakers. Jam and nut butter purveyors include IndieJams, Spread the Love and LemonBird.
Back by popular demand, "Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics" will get the crowd's heart racing with a butter-making workshop. Other family-friendly events include a tortilla making workshop, a class on Sourdough Starter 101 (another return favorite) and a large-scale community bread bake hosted by MOMO Wood-fired Bread Oven. Additional workshops let by chefs and cookbook authors will cover matzo, challah and biscuit making.
234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, 90065
10:00am to 5:00pm
Discover the creativity of Northeast Los Angeles through this weekend of art, music, and poetry. The annual festival celebrates the legacy of legendary author, journalist, and historic Southwest Museum founder Charles Fletcher Lummis.