DCA will invite readers to join the Big Read online community to discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Hosted through DCA’s Big Read Program in Los Angeles website, participants will receive a free copy of the book and notices of program events. Through this online portal, readers will exchange postings (to be monitored by DCA), and discuss NEA-provided study guide questions, while also reading and sharing articles related to topics touched upon in the book, such as memory, home, displacement, and gentrification. Through this digital community, Angelenos can participate in the NEA Big Read regardless of geographic limitations.
Social Media Discussion of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears:
The exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East LA native Richard “Cheech” Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up in Smoke. Items on display will include the original marked-up script from Up in Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, and comedy sketches. Mondays – Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Adults – $12.95, College Students…
This exhibit examines the transnational exchange and circulation of revolutionary and activist ideas through which political protest intersected with experimental artistic practices across generations, and between the U.S. and Mexico. The exhibition centers on three instances of political and cultural production, each called Regeneración, and the interconnected ideas and relationships between them. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m.
The Huntington is partnering with East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) for the third year of The Huntington’s /five year initiative. They have invited noted Los Angeles artists Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr. to create new work in response to The Huntington’s collections around the theme of Identity Mondays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $25 weekdays / $29 weekends
On the night a death-house chaplain must hand over the reigns to the confident young pastor set to replace him, the men encounter an enigmatic inmate who challenges their convictions and changes their lives forever. Death House is a startling new piece of theatre that explores justice, redemption, and the possibility that we’re all more connected than we may want to admit.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites you to participate in this food appreciation project that chronicles our City’s history, by using the Story Map Tour app. The book’s themes of memory, home, cultural identity, and displacement are the inspiration for this food mapping project. Help us map what and where Angelenos eat. Nominate your favorite eateries, whether it’s a market that has stood for generations, a hundred-year-old bakery, or a particular street where people emigrated from other lands gather…