Cross Campus

Cross Campus

The state of Silicon Beach and tech in Los Angeles (#AT30)

Silicon Valley is the nation’s undisputed tech innovation leader. And other cities from New York to Seattle are nipping at its heels. Los Angeles has been working to cultivate its own homegrown tech hub in the form of Silicon Beach, an area that encompasses Culver City to Santa Monica that has seen an explosion of  new startups and venture capital activities. More

City National Grove of Anaheim

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

Grammy Award winning Gipsy Kings will return to City National Grove of Anaheim on May 27 featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind 'Bamboléo' celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. More

Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Wooden Floor’s 32nd Annual Concert: As Light Comes Through

An annual collaboration between the low-income youth of The Wooden Floor and leading contemporary dance choreographers, will culminate during The Wooden Floor’s 32nd Annual Concert: "As light comes through." The annual performance, which has a long history of showcasing non-narrative work that is progressive, thought-provoking, and unconventional, has won accolades from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters for its artistic merit. More

Mark Taper Forum

Matilda The Musical

"Matilda The Musical" is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" continues to entertain sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of Matilda have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.” More

Pasadena

CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro

Pasadena for the first time is opening its streets to the largest car-free open streets event in America. The city will lend its own charm and flair to CicLAvia as participants travel along Colorado Boulevard, and down side streets to parks and historic architecture using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power. CicLAvia – Pasadena is the most walkable CicLAvia to date at 3.5 miles. The cozy distance will offer participants the opportunity to peruse and explore Pasadena’s business gems and cultural treasures. More

Courtesy of Rene Colato Lainez

The Crawford Family Forum

Lost in translation: The search for quality diverse books for kids

“¡Léales a sus niños!” “Read to your kids!” That's the mantra parents hear more and more often. With educators and researchers urging us to read with our children, and then read some more, there is increasing demand in the United States for children's books in languages other than English. More

Stock Photo: Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Queen Mary

The future of LA's ports (#AT30)

Thanks to its 840 miles of coastline, California is home to a massive shipping industry. Here in Los Angeles, the city is home to the nation’s busiest container port, and barring any more strikes, it will likely remain that way. More

East West Players

The Who's "Tommy"

Deprived of sight, hearing and speech by the shock of what he had witnessed as a child, young Tommy Walker seems lost to life – until he reveals an uncanny talent for the game of pinball. More

Photo credit: Rachel Morrison / Distributor: Open Road Films

Cinemark Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 + XTREME

KPCC & The Frame present ‘Dope’ advance screening and conversation

KPCC & The Frame invite you to an advance screening of “Dope,” the indie hit from this year's Sundance Film Festival. “Dope,” which has been described as “Nerds In the ‘Hood,” follows high-school senior Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Jib (Tony Revolori) and Diggy (Kiersey Clemons), who bond over '90s hip-hop culture, their studies and the music they play in their punk band. More

Libbey Bowl

69th OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music Director Steven Schick curates a festival focusing on music of the 20th and 21st centuries and a celebration of eminent composer/conductor’s Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday with concerts devoted to Boulez’s music and musical influences. Highlights also include the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ "Sila: The Breath of the World" with a free performance in Libbey Park. More