Live from the LA Opera stage to the Big Screen at Santa Monica Pier. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs, pack your picnic and come experience the music and drama of LA Opera’s Otello under the stars. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. There will be arts and crafts activities for families to enjoy before the simulcast begins. RSVP on the website to receive that latest updates a free gift at the event plus a chance to win a 3-Opera Ticket Package.
Gates Open at 5:30 pm and Broadcast begins at 7:30. No tickets needed, but make sure to RSVP.
Verdi meets Shakespeare in the crowning achievement of Italian opera. Hailed as the pinnacle of the Italian operatic repertoire, Verdi’s transformation of the original Shakespeare play is a powerful drama of uncontrolled human emotion at its most extreme. Verdi’s musical portrait of Otello’s descent into a tortured heart of darkness is explicit in every chilling detail as he destroys all in life that he holds dear.
He’s a beloved leader, a distinguished military commander and a devoted husband. But when an envious subordinate introduces the notion—just the slightest whispered hint—that Othello’s wife Desdemona might possibly be unfaithful, it’s enough to send him into a downward spiral of fury and murder.
$7 – $16
Irei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration is a multi-faceted project to address the erasure of the identities of individuals of Japanese ancestry who experienced wartime incarceration and to expand the concept of what monument is through three distinct, interlinking elements: a sacred book of names as a monument (Ireichō), a website as a monument (Ireizō), and light sculptures as monuments (Ireihi). The Ireichō contains the first comprehensive listing of over 125,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who…
$7 – $9
Exhibition curator jill moniz conceived of Within “to develop a project with Alicia Piller that would amplify her practice of both rooting and elevating the connective matter of art and identity. Her work takes us inside cultural ideas and narratives, then she gives us the expansive 36,000-foot view of our relationship to the earth – again as matter, as elemental – shaped and shaping our existence toward something profound and inspiring. Adults – $9, Students, Teachers, and Seniors –…
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New Abstracts showcases an expansive range of practices constituting abstract art today. Many artists working with abstract vocabularies today interrogates not only the possibilities of color, material, gesture, and form, but also the potential for injecting abstract art with political, spiritual, or personal meaning. Featured artists include Peter Bradley and Jade Fadojutimi. 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.
Community Arts is held outside in Hermon Park most Saturdays. Join us in exploring the arts, from puppets to painting. Let’s keep each other healthy, please stay home if you feel unwell or have any potential Covid symptoms. If the weather is extreme due to high heat or rain, Community Arts will be canceled.
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The Hammer’s new bank gallery opens with Particulates, an installation by Rita McBride that is part of the Hammer Contemporary Collection. Inspired by time travel, the principles of light and space, and quantum physics, this monumental yet ethereal sculpture is a conjunction of water molecules, surfactant compounds, and the beams of high-intensity lasers that materialize as they interact with particulates of mist emitted into the space. Particulates exchanges gravity, a core element in sculpture, for the potential of infinitely traversable…