Basking in the golden age of the graphic novel, a group of talented visual artists teamed up to adapt the greatest literature of all time. The Graphic Canon, a visual literary anthology, is a three-volume epic that spans from Greek tragedy to David Foster Wallace. Join us for a look at this stunning work with the editor and illustrators of Zora Neale Hurston, Thomas Pynchon and more, as they unlock the literary canon for a new generation of readers.
15601 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
There is an unsung hero right here in the midst of the Los Angeles area. As a female leader in an uprising, her story
is remarkably like Joan of Arc’s. Her name is Toypurina and she was a Kizh/Gabrieleno Indian. Learn more about this
woman unique to Native American and American history. Presented by Dr. Gary Stickel, Archaeologist. Meet at Woodland Hall, 1.5 hours. Parking is free for the evening.
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Please join us for the Los Angeles premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie, Ring of Fire.
Starring four-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Jewel as legendary country artist June Carter Cash, Ring of Fire recounts June’s meteoric rise to fame, told only as an insider could. Based on John Carter Cash’s narrative of his mother’s life, “Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash,” Ring of Fire delivers a heartfelt telling of the famous singer’s life, from her early beginnings in the rural mountains of Virginia to her turbulent, yet enduring, marriage to Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire also stars Golden Globe® Award-winning actress Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as June’s mother Maybelle Carter, while music pioneer John Doe (X) portrays her uncle, A.P. Carter, founding member of the famous group. The movie also features GRAMMY-winning country outfit The Peasall Sisters as The Carter Sisters and is produced by Asylum Entertainment, with Emmy® Award-winning Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch serving as executive producers. After the screening, Jewel, Doe and director Allison Anders will take the stage for a panel discussion about the film, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman. Following the panel, Jewel will perform a song from the film.
10886 Le Conte, Westwood, CA 90024
(THROUGH JUNE 2) August Strindberg’s classic about sex, greed and manipulation is adapted by the modern master of such tantalizing topics: Neil LaBute. The scandalous turn of the century drama, banned in Britain for nearly fifty years after its publication, chronicles the night-long flirtation and seduction between the wealthy lady of the house and one of her father’s household employees. Set on Long Island just before the 1929 stock market crash and featuring one of theater’s most commanding female characters, this world premiere adaptation couples provocateurs Strindberg and LaBute who capture the timeless consequences of passion and power.
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA
The latest in UCLA’s Why History Matters series, this panel discussion looks at the future of the Los Angeles mosaic and the place of Jews within it, in light of the history presented in the exhibition Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic. Panelists will reflect on life in a diverse and cosmopolitan metropolis, while considering the struggle of choosing between integration and the drawing of community boundaries.
Moderated by Rob Eshman, publisher and editor-in-chief, Tribe Media Corporation and the Jewish Journal, this program features Rabbi Sharon Brous of IKAR; philanthropist David Lonner, founder of Oasis Media Group; David Myers, chair of the UCLA History Department and former director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies; and Councilwoman Jan Perry.
630 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin brings her singular perspective to the thrilling journey through the revolution in the understanding of autism. She introduces advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies.
1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
We all know what really happened after you poured out your heart to your diary about your undying 9th grade love for Barry Jameson and how badly you wish he would ask you out. Nothing much, really.
But what if you got the courage to talk to him the next day at school?
Improv Diary...(Uh) is a choose your own adventure long form improv comedy show revealing the future of your past, now. Three brave diary-ders uncover their real secrets to inspire alternate improv reality. Does Barry like you back? Will he ignore you at school but make out with you secretly? Is your alternate reality worse than your actual reality was?
Watch your shitty younger years come back to a life of their own.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tour the Skirball’s core exhibition, Visions and Values, and explore how the Jews have learned from and contributed to the many cultures they have encountered while retaining their essential values and beliefs.
Among the treasures is an extremely rare manuscript copy of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (“With malice toward none, with charity for all...”), written in Lincoln’s own hand just days before his tragic assassination.Please meet the docent in the lobby.