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CPD-BBC Forum: “Does Soft Power Really Matter?”

Is “soft power” still relevant? And what is the nature and utility of American soft power – which is widely recognized to be number 1 in the world – while hard power is making a comeback as the relative balance of power in the world shifts against the U.S.? This panel discussion will be moderated by a BBC host/presenter, Ritula Shah, and will include a Q&A with the audience. More

Falcon Theatre

Impro Theatre’s "The Western UnScripted"

Using only their wits and audience suggestions, Impro Theatre saddles up and rides headlong into the dangerous high chaparral of places like Tombstone and Deadwood to create a new-fangled full-length play in the style of the great film westerns of John Ford and Howard Hawks. More

Henry Hwang Theater

Animals Out of Paper

Written by Rajiv Joseph, the Pulitzer- finalist for “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” In this comedy- drama, called “pitch- perfect” by the NY Times, when a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his school teacher, she discovers that life and love can’t be arranged neatly in this drama about finding the perfect design. More

CicLAvia – Heart of LA

The car-free event allows people to explore the city by foot, bike, skates, or any other non-motorized means of transportation. CicLAvia - Heart of LA revisits downtown LA and Chinatown, and goes through entirely new areas like Echo Park, the Historic Broadway Theater District, and all the way through Boyle Heights. For the first time, the route heads into the County of Los Angeles as it ventures into East Los Angeles. More

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

ASEAN Matters for Southern California

The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have experienced tremendous economic growth in recent years. You can join the United States Ambassadors to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore for an in-depth panel discussion on the local impact of ASEAN/U.S. trade, why ASEAN is critical to Southern California’s continued economic growth, and the vital role of public diplomacy. More

Grand Park LA, Performance Lawn


What makes a city great? Vibrant? After months of discussions and excitement around the future of LA via the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, #CelebrateLA will convene emerging leaders, LA movers and shakers, and the broader LA community for an evening of all the things loved most about LA. More

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The Australian Ballet: Graeme Murphy’s "Swan Lake"

"Swan Lake" comes to Los Angeles this October with a new production from The Australian Ballet, set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s score and performed by live orchestra. This engagement of "Swan Lake" has a special significance to Los Angeles as well. In 1966, The Music Center presented Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn with The Australian Ballet on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Now, in celebration of The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center brings back the dance company with their re-imagining of the classical ballet "Swan Lake." More

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CPD-Journalism Directors' Forum: "Why We Need to Harden Our Soft Power"

Richard Stengel, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will speak about the challenges, and opportunities, of conducting public diplomacy in a complex, hyper connected world. More

The Alex Theatre

The Robert Altman Film Screenings and Q&As

A celebration of the films of acclaimed American Director Robert Altman, including screenings, Q&As, and tributes. Four films will be screened over a four week series directly following the Q&A sessions. Celebrity Q&As will take place prior to each show and include conversations with Sally Kellerman, Bud Cort, Elliott Gould, William Devane, Corey Fischer and Virginia Madsen. More

The Broad Stage

Q Live in Los Angeles

On Thursday October 16, for the first time ever, Q will be heading to Los Angeles for a special live show. A two hour live broadcast of "Q with Jian Ghomeshi" featuring special guests Bob Odenkirk and Jenny Lewis in performance and conversation, and much more. More