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:
City of Los Angeles, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month: Pride Flag Progress ~ Rebooting and Redefining
One of the original Pride flags flew with the colors of the rainbow, symbolizing the entire spectrum of a hopeful community while recognizing important individual aspects like: Spirit, Serenity, Art, Nature, Sunlight, Healing, Life, and Sexuality. Flags since then added other colors and changed configurations and designs – to be more representative and inclusive of more individuals and people self-identifying in different ways. Come experience an educational exhibition at City Hall celebrating the original flags and the additional variations created since…
Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds. This exhibition explores the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) art within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side. As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work…
A hands-on science experiment exploring capillary action and color mixing by making a walking water rainbow.
Let’s celebrate LGBTQ Month by constructing rainbow treats while perusing non-fiction books on the topic. For ages 12 to 19.
Billed as America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design showcases modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, kitchen and bath, and garden and outdoor materials, with speakers and classes. The LA Design Festival celebrates this city’s rich design culture. Our definition of design is purposely broad to ensure that our festival is reflective of our city’s diversity and talent. Check the website for further information $20 for 1-day pass – $195 for All Access pass