720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
One night each summer, Angelenos descend upon Inner-City Arts, turning our award-winning campus into the creative epicenter of Los Angeles. Art lovers from all over, including young professionals, Downtown residents and our friends from the neighboring Arts District converge at the corner of 7th and Kohler to celebrate the transformational power of creativity.
Featuring a special rooftop concert produced by Spaceland Productions with Peanut Butter Wolf, YACHT, De Lux and featuring dublab. With surprises by artists in residence Friends with You & Animal Charm and video games curated by Messhof. Food trucks by Guerilla Tacos, Heirloom LA, Salt & Straw and Urban Oven. Cocktails by The Spare Room and coffee by Stumptown Roasters.
The event is 21+.
Tickets $65 in advance / $75 at the door. All proceeds support Inner-City Arts’ free arts education programs for youth.
To purchase ticket visit: http://www.inner-cityarts.org/how-you-can-help-summerevent.php
12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, 91730
(THROUGH AUG. 17) BlackBox Productions presents The Best of Everything, August 8th – 17th. This adaptation by Julie Kramer of Rona Jaffe’s 1958 best-selling novel features some very ambitious secretaries looking for adventure… wherever they can get it. Between careers, families, marriages and fun there is so much to choose from… but is it possible for them to have the best of everything? (Due to adult themes and content, this play is not suited for young audiences). Presented in the Studio Theatre of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center (Seating is limited). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. Tickets are priced at $14.00 and are available online at www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or through the Box Office at (909) 477-2752.
Harbor Blvd. and Swinford St., San Pedro, CA
(AUG. 9-10) Navy Days LA returns to the Port, providing Los Angeles residents and visitors the opportunity to tour real-life U.S. Naval vessels at the World Cruise Center Aug. 9-10. Tours are FREE to the public with reservations through portoflosangeles.org at least a month prior to the event.
Linden Ave. and E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
4:30pm to 10:30pm
Exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts all greet those who venture to visit this beach-and-harbor-side city's downtown district. This monthly event also includes two stages for live music and street performances.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Join National Book Award finalist and bestselling author Amy Bloom (Away, Come to Me) as she reads from and discusses her highly anticipated new book, Lucky Us.
Her first novel in seven years, Lucky Us explores the journey of half-sisters Iris and Eva as they navigate the pleasures, perils, and hard choices of adult life. Bloom’s wry humor, psychological insight, and stunning prose bring alive the 1940s—in her words, “a big-shouldered, red-lipped, earth-moving time in American history”—through the story of these two remarkable siblings.
A Q&A and book signing follow the program.
“Remarkable…. One waits a long time for a novel of this scope and dimension.”—Michael Cunningham