Nick Elgar

Skirball Cultural Center

Paul Simon: Words and Music

Through his extraordinary storytelling and exploration of sound, Paul Simon has captured the mood of the nation. Come celebrate his enduring legacy. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes, and stage maquettes, as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career. More

Royce Hall

Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing fifty songs, one for each year of the artist's life, is to be released in early 2017 on Nonesuch Records. Each performance contains a separate program - the entire album will be performed in full over two nights. Unlike Stephin’s previous work, the lyrics on 50 Song Memoir are nonfiction, a mix of autobiography and documentary. There is one song per year for the fifty years since 1965. Musically the sound ranges as widely and adventurously as possible, within the context of lyrics-driven music. More

©Shirin Neshat

The Broad Museum

"Oracle"

In an increasingly small world that spans politics, culture and commerce, The Broad will present an interpretation of the elusive globalizing forces at work in contemporary society in "Oracle," a free collection installation this spring that will fill the museum’s first-floor galleries with more than 30 works from the Broad collection. More

Museum of Latin American Art

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray contains photographic portraits taken by Muray of Frida Kahlo between 1937 and 1946. Muray photographed Frida more than any of his other subjects and his portraits of her are among the most iconic images of the artist. Also on display are copies of correspondence between Muray and Frida. More

Skirball Cultural Center

Skirball Puppet Festival: A Celebration for All

Celebrate the art of puppetry and the power of stories at the Skirball’s annual Puppet Festival, featuring new and classic tales told with a delightful array of puppets, live music, and art making! This campus-wide, daylong festival brings together talented puppeteers and artists, working in a range of cultural and artistic styles—from shadow puppets to giant pageant puppets. More

Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts

Unheard LA – live in DTLA (ep.2)

The 10. The 101. The 5. Southern California’s arteries all lead back to the city’s heart: Downtown L.A. And it’s there – at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts – that KPCC In Person will host its second “Unheard LA,” a powerful bloc of community storytellers presenting true tales of hacking into comedy school, the magic and mania of songwriting, the unexpected charm of a dive bar and more. More

Craig Schwartz

A Noise Within Theatre Company

William Shakespeare’s "King Lear"

The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. More

American Jewish University

An Evening with Etgar Keret

Hailed as one of Israel's most innovative and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories, frequently featured on NPR’s "This American Life. More

The Assistance League of Los Angeles Playhouse

Unheard LA – live in Hollywood (ep.3)

The Assistance League of Los Angeles Playhouse is tucked away in a nondescript building on a nondescript corner in Hollywood. Inside is an historic theater that will house KPCC In Person’s third “Unheard LA,” an electric show featuring the Young Storytellers and community storytellers from across Southern California. More

A Noise Within Theatre Company

Eugene O’Neill’s "Ah, Wilderness!"

A rare departure from the playwright’s darker oeuvre, this comedy is unabashedly nestled in the halcyon days of turn-of-the-century Americana; a gentle, loving, and boldly optimistic study of a deeply bonded family as they navigate the youthful indiscretions of their wayward son. More