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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

“Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass”

A new exhibition opening this fall considers a rich dialogue between two iconic figures in American culture: the renowned photographer Edward Weston (1886–1958) and poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). The 25 photographs included in the exhibition illuminate an understudied chapter of Weston’s career. In 1941, the Limited Editions Book Club approached Weston to collaborate on a deluxe edition of Whitman’s poetry collection, Leaves of Grass. The publisher’s ambitious plan was to capture “the real American faces and the real American places” that defined Whitman’s epic work. More

Royce Hall

The Moth Mainstage

The Moth is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. More

Freud Playhouse at UCLA

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

From NYC’s undisputed queen of the underground, CAP UCLA welcomes Penny Arcade in her multi-award winning monologue "Longing Lasts Longer," which turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape. 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

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