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The Crawford Family Forum

Fake News and the First Amendment: How to tell fact from fiction

What is “fake news”? The answer depends on whom you ask. Since the 2016 presidential election, there’s been a sharp rise in the use of the term “fake news” across political and journalistic spectra. 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

Craig Schwartz

A Noise Within Theatre Company

William Shakespeare’s "King Lear"

The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. More

A Noise Within Theatre Company

Eugene O’Neill’s "Ah, Wilderness!"

A rare departure from the playwright’s darker oeuvre, this comedy is unabashedly nestled in the halcyon days of turn-of-the-century Americana; a gentle, loving, and boldly optimistic study of a deeply bonded family as they navigate the youthful indiscretions of their wayward son. More

A Noise Within Theatre Company

Man of La Mancha

Set in a prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote’s musical misadventures – rife with love, chivalry, and of course, four-armed giants – unfurls into something more transcendent: a beacon of hope in a dire world. 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

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

‘Real Boy’– an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening and conversation

“Real Boy” is an intimate story of a family in transition. Directed by Shaleece Haas, the documentary follows 19-year-old Bennett Wallace, a transgender teen musician, as he navigates sobriety and the transitioning process. 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