615 Childs Way, Los Angeles, 90089
In Asian America, immigrations physical and social dislocations often rub up against cultural invisibility and conservative social mores. Confronting issues of queerness, cultural displacement and immigrant identity, Self/Split brings together four renowned Asian diasporic artists for an evening of live performances and discussion. Nicolas Wong is a queer, Chinese, Hong Kongbased poet who uses poetry to examine his multiple communities; political theatre artist and writer DLo combines hip hop and humor to capture his reality as a transgender Tamil American artist; Sam Chanse, a multiracial playwright and performer, inhabits different characters in her solo performances as a way of exploring the multiplicity of identity; and Chiwan Choi, called the Jay-Z of poetry (LA Weekly) spins new mythologies while exploring personal history and loss. Following their performances, the artists will discuss the intersections of creative process and identity with USC professor Meiling Cheng.
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Co-presented with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Fracking is both demonized and praised almost daily in the media, leaving most Americans confused. We strive to bring some clarity to this divisive issue by bringing together scientists and policy makers to tease out the facts about the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the quality and quantity of the nations water. Panelists: Jonathan Bishop, California State Water Resources Control Board; water treatment engineer Subir Bhattacharjee; Stanford environmental scientist Robert Jackson; and Damon Nagami, director of the Southern California Ecosystems Project at the NRDC. Moderated by Mark Gold, acting director, UCLA Institute of Environmental Sustainability. THE NEXT WAVE: QUALITY, QUANTITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY OF WATER IN THE 21ST CENTURY Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water.
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate April Fools Day with a one-of-a-kind literary fundraiser, Bamboozled: Fact. Fiction. Art? On April 1st from 8-10 p.m., the iconic Barnsdall Art Parks Gallery Theatre (4800 Hollywood Boulevar...
366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Thrilling Adventure Hour April Fools' Fun-Around
"Before we close down the show next week, we want to have a bit of fun with the WorkJuice Players and some special guests, for you, the Adventurekateers! Join Paul F. Tompkins, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Janet Varney, Annie Savage, and all of the WJ Players for this goof-around, April Fools' Day episode of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, in which roles are assigned ON STAGE DURING PERFORMANCE, your favorite episodes are made new again, and improvisation is key to success!