UCLA's Royce Hall

KPCC & Marketplace Present: How I learned the business of creativity

Join host Kai Ryssdal as he discusses the Business of Creativity with special guests Norman Lear and Amy Poehler. More

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Lunch and Learn: Networking to Build Your Business, featuring Michelle Ruiz

Southern California Public Radio invites you to Lunch and Learn: Networking to Build Your Business, featuring Michelle Ruiz, a bilingual entrepreneur and public speaker whose passions are entrepreneurship, empowerment, and technology. Join the SCPR Underwriting Team in a series of talks that will focus on creative marketing concepts for today’s competitive small business space. More

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

From the Miracle of the Han to K-pop Mania: South Korea’s Place in the Sun

Mirroring South Korea’s rise as one of the world’s top economic powers, K-pop, and stars like Psy, have burst onto the global entertainment scene as Korean pop culture and entertainment have gained increased recognition around the world. Jie-Ae Sohn, former president of the Korean International Broadcasting Foundation, will lead a discussion about South Korea’s pop-culture footprint around the globe and its role on South Korean public diplomacy initiatives More

Royce Hall

Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Willem Dafoe: "The Old Woman"

Theater maker Robert Wilson returns to the Center with a brand-new theatrical production "The Old Woman," based on a story by Russian author Daniil Kharms. A brilliant, slyly political story written in the 1930s, "The Old Woman" stars world-renowned dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov and film star Willem Dafoe. More

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Out Abroad: LGBT, Public Diplomacy, and the Global Discourse

This symposium will explore the range – and complexity – of the LGBT issue in the discourse and practice of diplomacy. Speakers will offer diplomatic and scholarly perspectives as well as personal experiences. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

You can kick back and enjoy an evening of cool-cat musicality peppered with the swinging sounds of horns, piano, bass and drums by one of the most prominent and virtuosic representatives of today’s jazz culture: NOJO. More

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, producer and host of NPR’s This American Life, makes a jubilant return to Long Beach for his inventive "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host," a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, "have no business being together - dance and radio. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Brad Mehldau Trio & The Bad Plus

Double trios delight when jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, join the audacious Bad Plus for an evening of innovative jazz and indie rock improvisational music. More

Rick Spaulding

Soka Performing Arts Center

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Cantus and Theater Latté Da present "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man's land on Christmas, 1914. More

Royce Hall

Louise Lecavalier Fou Glorieux: So Blue

Louise Lecavalier and her partner, Frédéric Tavernini, risk all in this intense, rough, obsessive, and mysterious work set to Mercan Dede’s rhythmical, visceral music. More