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.
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, 90290
The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeares death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S. Will Geers Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music and performance includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues. It all takes place at Theatricums unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga. This summer, Theatricum brings you: The Middle East through the lens of Shakespeare; Human Rights through the eyes of Harriet Beecher Stowe; The Health Care Crisis via the satirical pen of Molire; Government Run Amok la Shakespeare and the return of Theatricums signature production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.
216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
6:00pm to 9:00pm
United World Wrestling’s men’s freestyle World Cup competition comes to Los Angeles June 11th and 12th. In conjunction with that momentous occasion, we present an exhibition of photography and paintings from the wrestling world, featuring The Fire Inside by Justin Hoch, Wrestling Never Sleeps by Jonny Ruggiano, and Contestation of Forms by THE PHANTOM STREET ARTIST.
Join us to explore and celebrate the great sport of wrestling.
THE FIRE INSIDE
This featured exhibition offers an intimate look into the largest personas in the world of Olympic wrestling as well as the youth working hard to change the trajectory of their lives. Among those featured in this collection are legends John Smith, Dan Gable, Jordan Burroughs, Adeline Gray, and Kendall Cross, among many more captured with bold chiaroscuro and blazing eyes. Through Justin Hoch’s lens, viewers are able to find the strength, virtue, humanity – and the Fire Inside.
WRESTLING NEVER SLEEPS
Through photography, design, and abstract paintings, Wrestling Never Sleeps displays the fervent works of Jonny Ruggiano. Motivated by his passion for the sport of wrestling, Ruggiano provides a versatile exposition of behind the scenes imagery from the world wrestling championships, the creative development of the 2016 World Cup of Wrestling, as well as several of his abstract paintings.
CONTESTATION OF FORMS
THE PHANTOM STREET ARTIST casts and directs himself as both director and subject, creating a unique platform followed by language to critically speak to its time and its audience. THE STREET PHANTOM’S essence is to stage himself as the aesthete, not its aesthetic self, directing its own urban hermetic interpretation through its show titled, Contestation of Forms. “…Questioning our kulture in question…”
Sixth St. and Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
(JUNE 9) This self-guided tour, which started in 2004 and has flourished as much of Downtown has cleaned up, encompasses more than 40 galleries and museums spread throughout the area's many sub-districts, including Bunker Hill, Little Tokyo and Gallery Row on Main and Spring Streets in the Historic Core. About 10,000 visitors regularly take the tour.