Awarded annually by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the COLA Fellowships support the creation of new works by a selection of the City’s most exemplary mid-career artists. COLA 2018 honors these creative visionaries and nurtures the symbiotic relationship between LA, its artists, its history, and its identity as an international art capital.
Opening reception: May 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays – Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
$12.50 – $25.00
Luminario Ballet will perform ballet, modern dance and aerial dance repertory from 2009-2019 including Lewitzky Dance Company’s “TURF” which is about guarding our “turf” from outsiders and each other; excerpts from “LedZAerial”- aerial and dance with the music of Led Zeppelin; and other repertory. Special Guest: superstar aerialist and aerial choreographer Dreya Weber (Cher, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Britney, PINK) Stay with us afterwards for drinks and dancing!
$20 – $50
TAIKOPROJECT’s annual taiko concert Rhythmic Relations returns to the Ford as 50 taiko drummers of all ages perform on drums of all different sizes. The evening will include a mix of classic and contemporary taiko songs blended musically with koto (Japanese harp), vocals, marimba, shinobue (bamboo flute), and dynamic choreography and dance. Joining TAIKOPROJECT in performance are Bombu Taiko and youth performing group Kitsune Taiko.
Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing will be the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults…
Irish Fair and Music Festival will have Irish bands, dancers, bagpipers, an Irish dog show, arts and crafts, sheepherding, Irish food, a bar, and a kids’ area. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
For the 11th year in a row, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) has commissioned new LGBTQ plays to present during Pride month with funding from the City of West Hollywood. This program features rehearsed readings of new LGBTQ short plays.