Royce Hall

Bassem Youssef: The Joke Is Mightier Than The Sword

Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon when he became the creator and host of popular TV show Al-Bernameg— the first political satire show in the Middle East. More

Cable Airport

Brews & Bros Craft Beer Festival

Last Name Brewing and the Claremont Educational Foundation are hosting the 4th annual Brews & Bros Craft Beer Festival, celebrating Last Name Brewing’s 14th Anniversary.  With over 40 craft breweries and wineries participating, that means that there will be more than 80 unique craft beverages to sample. More

Royce Hall

Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars"

CAP UCLA, in partnership with LACO, welcomes back NYC’s SITI Company with an all-new production of Kurt Weill’s "Lost in the Stars" directed by Anne Bogart with music direction by Jeffrey Kahane. 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

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection

This new 8,600 square-foot addition to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art will open on Oct. 22. The inaugural exhibition includes more than 200 works from Jonathan and Karin Fielding’s esteemed collection of 18th- and early19th-century American works—including paintings, furniture, and related decorative art—some of which are promised gifts to The Huntington. More

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Geographies of Wonder Pt. 2: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016

The Huntington Library continues to celebrate the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service in this second of two consecutive exhibitions that focus upon the critical role that national parks have played in American history. Drawing upon nearly 100 items gathered from the Huntington’s holdings as well as from various private collections, “Geographies of Wonder” will include maps, photographs, advertisements, illustrated guide books, travel narratives, promotional brochures, scientific surveys, reports and correspondence that will highlight the experiences of visitors to the parks and the many (sometimes conflicting) visions of national parks that took shape over the past eighty years. More

Photo by Jay Thompson

The Mark Taper Forum

The return of "Zoot Suit": downSTAGE with The Frame

Racial tensions in Los Angeles exploded when, in 1943, American sailors set out to attack young Mexican-American men who were being blamed for an uptick in violence. The targets were youths who had adopted, as their signature look, the zoot suit – the stylish, baggy outfit that had been made popular by jazz musicians in New York. More

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The Theatre at Ace Hotel

AirTalk’s FilmWeek: 2017 Oscar preview

On Sunday, February 19, one week before the 89th Academy Awards, KPCC In Person will convene AirTalk’s FilmWeek critics for its Oscar preview event. This year, host Larry Mantle and the critics take the stage of the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. More

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Lari Pittman: Mood Books

Los-Angeles based artist Lari Pittman (b. 1952) is known for his exuberant, colorful, and graphically complex works. Huntington visitors can see the artist at his hallucinogenic best in this new exhibition. More

Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Orbit Pavilion

The Orbit Pavilion is an outdoor installation that is the brainchild of Dan Goods and David Delgado, visual strategists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who conceived an innovative “soundscape” representing the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth satellites. Satellites that study the Earth are passing through space continuously, collecting data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought. What if you could make contact with these orbiting spacecraft, and bring them “down to Earth?” Visitors can do exactly that when NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience touches down at The Huntington this fall. More