Royce Hall

Batsheva Dance Company 50th Anniversary Tour: Sadeh21

Tel Aviv-based contemporary dance company Batsheva celebrates 50 years and presents "Sadeh21" an explosive physical journey rich in sensations revealed through a succession of solos, duets and group ensembles that are in turn delicate, athletic, slow or twitchy, reflecting the many different ways to exist in the world. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

The Islamic State militants: Are they a global threat? What should we do about them?

Kelly McEvers, Brian Michael Jenkins, and Rep. Adam Schiff talk about the rise of the Islamic State group, its threat to the Middle East and globally, and what the United States should do about it. More

REDCAT

Elevator Repair Service: Arguendo

New York’s provocative ensemble Elevator Repair Service now brings the U.S. legal system to the stage in pure absurdist fashion. ERS portrays the Justices, lawyers and exotic dancers as they depict verbatim the U.S. Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a 1991 case brought by a group of go-go dancers who claimed a First Amendment right to dance totally nude. Meanings are nuanced as the Justices attempt to define dance, ponder nudity from opera houses to strip-clubs, and ultimately answer if dancing naked is artistic expression or immoral conduct. More

Ahmanson Theatre

BalletBoyz

One of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance, BalletBoyz is the brainchild of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Recipient of a 2013 UK Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company, the all-male company from a variety of different dance background promises a “viscerally thrilling’ (The Telegraph) “adrenaline rush” (The Times) More

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