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LACMA 50

April 26, 2015, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM  

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

 

Enjoy free admission to celebrate

our past and look to our future!

 

LACMA is nothing without our collection and without you.

 

In gratitude to the many visitors, members, artists, and others who have come to the museum over the decades, we are offering free museum-wide admission (including the specially ticketed exhibition Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School) on Sunday, April 26, during our 50th Anniversary Community Free Day. Complimentary admission is being made possible by the support of LACMA’s members.

 

See 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary, a new exhibition that debuts outright and promised gifts by more than 25 generous donors to the museum; explore the galleries; or take part in special activities all over campus. But the celebrations don’t stop there. Check out a myriad of anniversary-related public programs including free talks, concerts, and screenings, all happening between now and early May.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Engage in Creativity, Burbank Senior Artists Colony

April 25, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

engAGE, the art of active aging, 240 E. Verdugo Ave., Burbank, California

Website | Email | (818) 563-9382

Live music, gourmet wines and appetizers. There will be an art show and displays of the wonderful things our residents have been busy doing this year and a painting performance from one of our brilliant art instructors. We will also have a crafting area for kids and adults alike as well as a caricature artist.

EngAGE is a wonderful organization that has participated in a number of Big Sunday events, including our art/craft shows.

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Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl

March 29 - June 7, 2015   ONGOING EVENT

LACMA, Pavilion for Japanese Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Raku tea bowls have been revered since their first appearance in 16th-century Japanese tea ceremonies. In the West, the term raku refers to a quick, low-fire technique for making ceramics. Few know that this method traces its history back to a Japanese family of potters or, more specifically, to the originator of the technique, Raku I (Chōjirō), who lived in the 1500s. Since then, a single person named Raku has represented each of the 15 generations, and Raku masters have produced vessels for each generation of Tea Ceremony teachers and their followers.

 

This exhibition comprises nearly 100 Raku masterpieces with examples from each Raku Master. Over half of the ceramic objects in the exhibition are tea bowls; there are two Registered Important Cultural Properties and one Registered Important Art Object. Other works include incense containers and burners, food utensils, water jars, and other objects used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

 

This exhibition will be the first of its kind ever held in the United States, and LACMA is its only U.S. venue. It was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Raku Museum and the Japan Foundation. Air transportation was provided by Japan Airlines.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Louise Nevelson in L.A.: Tamarind Workshop Lithographs from the 1960s

March 17 - May 17, 2015   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Sculptor Louise Nevelson, known for her monochromatic wall assemblages made of wood, came to Los Angeles from New York in 1963 and again in 1967 to make prints at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. This installation of works from LACMA’s collection features a selection of lithographs from a total of 42 works made by the artist at this historic print workshop during a period of unprecedented artistic innovation. Nevelson’s prints demonstrate a creative use of everyday materials (such as lace, rags, and cheesecloth) and irregularly shaped paper, while exploiting the nature of prints as multiples to make “constructions” that explore notions of seriality and reflection.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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From the Archives: Art and Technology at LACMA, 1967–1971

March 21 - October 18, 2015   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

The Art and Technology Program at LACMA—or A & T as it came to be known—was a forward-thinking initiative run by the museum from 1967 to 1971. The brainchild of curator Maurice Tuchman,

A & T paired artists with corporations in the areas of aerospace, scientific research, and entertainment. Although some of the matches (such as James Turrell and Robert Irwin’s well-known collaboration with Garrett Corporation) did not result in completed artworks, other partnerships led to ambitious projects that were exhibited at the 1970 World Exposition in Osaka, Japan, and at LACMA in 1971. Among the artists who realized work through

A & T were Oyvind Fahlstrom, Newton Harrison, R. B. Kitaj, Rockne Krebs, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Andy Warhol, and Robert Whitman. This installation features photographs, correspondence, and ephemera documenting the original Art and Technology Program at LACMA.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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50th Anniversary Celebration: Los Angeles Symphonic Winds

April 26, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Sundays Live celebrates LACMA’s 50th anniversary and along with 25 years of Sundays Lives at LACMA with a performance by the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, performing George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, recreating the music featured in LACMA’s opening ceremonies.

 

Since their founding in 1983, the 100-piece Los Angeles Symphonic Winds has become one of the most highly recognized and critically acclaimed concert bands in the United States, with international performances in Austria, Italy, Canada, and France. Plans are currently underway for a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The ensemble is directed by Stephen Piazza, who has shared the concert stage with some of the music world’s greatest artists such as Plácido Domingo, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Gustavo Dudamel.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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John Proulx

May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

LACMA, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

MAXJAZZ recording artist John Proulx’s (pronounced proo) third release has been garnering national and international acclaim. His piano playing is hot and swinging, and his voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker. Proulx has performed with musicians such as Anita O’Day, Natalie Cole, Marian McPArtland, Bill Cunliffe, Michael Feinstein, and Sara Gazarek. He performs at clubs worldwide, including a four-month engagement at the prestigious Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency in Manhattan.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Center for the Art of Performance presents Zorn at LACMA

May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

LACMA, Ahmanson and Hammer Buildings, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

John Zorn, 2006 MacArthur Fellow, composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist presents a series of 10 chamber works in select permanent collection galleries at LACMA on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 3 pm in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.

 

Over the course of five hours, ensembles consisting of solo instrumentalists, duos, vocal trios, and string quartets perform selections from Zorn’s vast catalogue in spaces shared with works of art. JACK Quartet, Kenny Wollesen, Dave Lombardo, William Winant, Tony Arnold, and others perform a different set every half hour in the Ahmanson and Hammer Buildings, creating poignant counterpoints with compositions hand picked by Zorn himself for their sonic and ethereal resonance with works by Tony Smith, Jackson Pollock, Paul Klee, and others.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Celebrating Los Angeles

April 29, 2015, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM  

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Music has always been a part LACMA—it all started in 1965 with LACMA’s inaugural concert. Now, we’re revisiting some of the works from that historic night alongside new pieces in a special evening featuring world-class composers and ensembles who have called L.A. home.

 

Celebrating Los Angeles exemplifies the breadth and virtuousity of this city’s music on the occasion of LACMA’s 50th anniversary with brilliant performances of works by Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, David Newman, and Morten Lauridsen. Lauridsen and Newman will speak on Stravinsky, Schoenberg, new music, and the duality of concert music and film music in Los Angeles.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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3rd Annual Vintage Marketplace

April 26, 2015, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Join us for this special shopping event featuring a trove of treasures from the bounty of local collectors. Mine our annual bonanza of textiles, jewelry, clothing, and accessories-a bargain hunting paradise where you are certain to discover something uncommonly beautiful. All proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibitions and programming.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years, doing a bunch of improvement projects inside and out!

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Ghosts Of The Third Reich

April 29, 2015, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM  

Inglewood Public Library, 101 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, California

Website | Email | (310) 412-5380

In Honor of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust

Is there a connection between the descendants of the Third Reich and the monstrosities committed by their ancestors?

Has their family’s dark past conditioned the choices they made in their life?

What is it like to grow up with such a legacy?

 

Join filmmaker Claudia Sobral in conversation with Danny Maseng, playwright, actor, singer and composer; an innovator in the field of Jewish education and deeply involved in interfaith dialogue.

 

Claudia Sobral is a longtime volunteer at Big Sunday. On Big Sunday Weekend 2015 she’ll be captaining a project making lunch for the residents of Homes for Life.

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“Iris”

April 30, 2015, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  

Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (323) 655-2510

A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, ‘Iris’ also offers proof of Albert Maysles’ continued vitality as a documentarian.” — Variety

 

From the director of Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter! Iris pairs the late, legendary documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven whose outsized presence has graced the NYC fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, it’s a story about creativity, and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. This “rare bird of fashion,” as she is now known, first came to prominence in the 1950s when she and her husband Carl — who turned 100 during filming — founded Old World Weavers, a textile company hired by nine presidents for White House restorations. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

 

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/albert-maysles-iris/#sthash.RhMnlOVH.dpuf

Cinefamily has hosted free screenings on Big Sunday Weekend for underprivileged youth.

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Classic Slam

April 30 - May 2, 2015, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

Los Angeles Theater Center, 514 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.930.0857

The quarter & semi-finals are April 30 & May 1, from 10 am-5 pm at the LA Theatre Center.

FINALS are May 2 at the Wilshire Ebell from 7-10 pm.

Anyone interested can email info@getlit.org.

The Classic Slam is a three-day poetry festival and the largest teen poetry competition in Southern California’s history, where high school students throughout Los Angeles County face off to “slam” classic poems by the likes of Neruda, Dickinson, Angelou, and countless others, in combination with their own spoken word responses for audiences of thousands. The competing teams are comprised of participating Get Lit schools. Bouts are judged by leading writers, actors, and artists of LA, and scholarships are awarded to winning teams. This is the only teen poetry slam in the nation featuring classic and spoken word poems. The purpose of the Classic Slam is to ignite and unite youth of LA, using poetry to unearth their potential.

We were introduced to Get Lit-Words Ignite from Laurie Brown, who led countless Marlborough School students at Big Sunday events over many years.

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SISTERS OF SOJOURN GALA

May 16, 2015  

, , Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (310) 264-6646 x331

The Sisters of Sojourn (SOS) is a volunteer group formed more than a decade ago to support the operations of Sojourn’s Adams House. Each spring, SOS hosts a beautiful gala to raise funds and awareness for Adams House. The evening includes dinner, drinks, dancing and plenty of auction items and is a great way to kick-off the summer!

Sojourn’s Adams House is the only second stage facility in the region, and is for women and their children whose trauma experience is too great to move directly from a crisis shelter to independent living. Sojourn’s Adams House provides up to six months of safe housing, legal advocacy, education, and service-enriched programs, enabling them to regroup, rebuild, and reestablish their self-esteem and their lives. Please join us for the next SOS Gala, scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015,  to support this important work.

For more information about the next Sisters of Sojourn gala, contact Aileen Martinez at (310) 264-6646 x331 or amartinez@opcc.net.

Big Sunday volunteers have  worked with OPCC for years – serving breakfast at Daybreak, brunch at Turning Point, dinner at Samoshel, as well as pain ting, gardening and cleaning!

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Esther Jaime – Robot Friend

September 2424, 2014 - January 1, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

YouTube, .., .., California

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Check out this beautiful music video!

 

Directed by Dom Jones DarkVision Ent. https://www.twitter/directordom13 director domjones@gmail.com, Cinematography Dom Jones, Edited by Andretti Dante https://www.andrettidontelst@gmail.com written and performed by Esther Jaime (Twitter, IG:@Estherjaimelee, https://www.soundcloud.com/estherjaime,
https://www.facebook.com/estherjaimem. Music Produced by Nine Diamond For https://www.shadowville.com

Esther has helped out at many Big Sunday events, including numerous TM@10’s.

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Silent NO MORE

June 12, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM  

Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, California

Website | Email | 310.280.0878

Join a new cast of individuals with a hearing loss sharing their personal and inspiring stories!

Big Sunday has been thrilled to work with the amazing No Limits for years, most recently getting their new space in Oxnard ready on Big Sunday Weekend 2015!

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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

August 4 - 16, 2015  

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (310) 208-5454

Critic’s Choice! A “remarkable portrait … richly entertaining and ultimately touching.” – Los Angeles Times

“Enriching, humorous and replete with most of the brilliant Berlin tunes … you do not want to miss a delicious moment of it!” – Broadway World

 

Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.” From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of America and the world, Berlin’s story epitomizes the American dream. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs from “God Bless America,” to “White Christmas” and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey.

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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The Power of Duff

April 7 - May 17, 2015  

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 310) 208-5454

Charlie Duff’s nightly newscast makes him a voice to be heard, so why isn’t his teenage son listening? When an on-air prayer for his father goes viral, Duff finds himself at the center of a firestorm over God’s place in the newsroom. When his prayers turn prophetic, Duff suddenly has the power to reach everyone — except his own son. Stephen Belber’s sharp new play asks if there is anything more vital than the faith we have in one another.

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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Be A Good Little Widow

April 1717, 2014 - 25, 2015, 8:00 PM - 12:27 PM  

The NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, California

Website | Email | 818.508.7101

Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral — until her husband dies in a plane crash,” press notes state. “Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what’s the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow.

Caroline Aaron was the awesome bingo caller at this year’s Big Sunday’s Annual Valentine-Making Bingo-Playing Community Dinner.

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Healing Through Writing: An Evening with Elizabeth Alexander

April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT Center for Healthy Communities, 1000 North Alameda St., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (800) 449 – 4149

Please join us for an evening with famed poet, essayist, playwright and teacher, Elizabeth Alexander. She will visit The California Endowment to speak about her recent memoir, The Light of the World, which depicts the sudden loss of her husband. She will be joined by alumni of InsideOUT Writers, an organization that uses creative writing as a catalyst for personal transformation for youth who have been recently incarcerated. Together they will discuss how writing can be used as a means of healing in the wake of tragic events.

 

Grand Central Publishing writes “The Light of the World is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art and community… For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading.”

 

Come watch what is sure to be an important and deep conversation about how finding one’s voice through writing can be transformative for both individuals as well as their respective communities.

 

 

Admission is free

RSVP required

 

 

When

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

Big Sunday has donated all kinds of writing supplies to InsideOUT Writers. (But not for awhile. They need to ask us again!)

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