Skirball Cultural Center

Boris Fishman—Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo

In his latest novel, Boris Fishman, the Jewish, Belarus-born author of the critically admired award winner "A Replacement Life," turns to a different kind of story—an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family centered on Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Presented cabaret-style with cocktails and snacks available for purchase. Books also available for purchase. A Q&A and book signing follow the program. 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

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

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

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

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

A Noise Within Theatre Company

Man of La Mancha

Set in a prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote’s musical misadventures – rife with love, chivalry, and of course, four-armed giants – unfurls into something more transcendent: a beacon of hope in a dire world. More

Museum of Latin American Art

Dreamland: A Frank Romero Retrospective

Join the exhibition opening festivities for Dreamland: A Frank Romero Retrospective, celebrating the over 50 year career of this iconic Los Angeles artist. Born in 1941, Frank Romero is the last practicing artist of the founding Los Four Chicano art collective. More

2017 Distant Horizons Tours

Join Distant Horizons in 2017 for one of their small group cultural tours. They are offering trips to Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Croatia, Ethiopia, Morocco, Sri Lanka and their newest destination, Colombia. More