Are you an artist? Do you enjoy the arts? Do you support the arts? If so, that’s great, because we do, too!

For years, Big Sunday volunteers have supported the arts in all kinds of ways. Now, with the art list, artists and arts organizations can post and announce their events – concerts, exhibits, screenings, readings, performances – to everyone in the Big Sunday community. The only requirement is that somehow, some way, at some time, you’ve helped somebody else through a Big Sunday project.

If you have something you’d like to post, submit it HERE.

Interested in supporting theARTlist? Great! Contact adam@bigsunday.org.

Gronk’s Theater of Paint

May 29 - September 4, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

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

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Gronk’s Theater of Paint explores the legendary Los Angeles artist’s extensive work in set design through an interactive, site-specific theater set and documentation from his past productions. Gronk’s work in set design stretches over 40 years, from his time as a member of the conceptual artist collective ASCO to his recent opera productions with director Peter Sellars. Gronk’s theater installation merges his love of the improvised and low budget aesthetic of B-movies with the operatic. Visitors are invited to be active participants in his theater, moving through the space and interacting with props. Gronk’s Theater of Paint will also serve as a dynamic setting for performances and public programs throughout the course of the exhibition.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

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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Windfall by Box Collective

May 29 - September 4, 2016  

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

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Windfall features new furniture and functional objects from members of the Los Angeles-based Box Collective, a group of designer-makers dedicated to creating innovative objects from reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood. The works in the exhibition were fabricated from trees that fell in northeastern Los Angeles during the historic windstorm of 2011. Ten members of the group will have works on display: Robert Apodaca, Casey Dzierlenga, Harold Greene, David Johnson, RH Lee & JD Sassaman, Samuel Moyer, Andrew Riiska, Stephan Roggenbuck, Cliff Spencer, and William Stranger.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

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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Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

April 10 - August 21, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

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

Website | Email | 323.857.6010

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 explores the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity.”

 

Beginning with the 18th century, the male aristocrat wore a three-piece suit conspicuous in make and style, and equally as lavish as the opulent dress of his female counterpart. The 19th-century “dandy” made famous a more refined brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row. The mid-twentieth-century “mod” relished in the colorful and modern styles of Carnaby Street, and the 21st century man—in an ultra-chic “skinny suit” by day and a flowered tuxedo by night—redefines today’s concept of masculinity.

 

Drawing primarily from LACMA’s renowned collection, Reigning Men makes illuminating connections between history and high fashion. The exhibition traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how elements of the uniform have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals how cinching and padding the body was, and is, not exclusive to women. The exhibition features 200 looks, and celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear.

 

This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Join now and see it free.

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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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: THE PERFECT MEDIUM

March 20 - July 31, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

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

Website | Email | 323 857-6010

Robert Mapplethorpe’s practice as an artist was characterized by inherent dualities. He sought what he called “perfection in form” in everything from acts of sexual fetishism to the elegant contours of flower petals. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium explores Mapplethorpe’s body of work through early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography; materials from his archive; portraits, still lifes, and figure studies; rare color photographs; and two seldom-seen moving image works. The exhibition also highlights the artist’s relationship to New York’s sexual and artistic undergrounds, as well as his experimentation with a variety of media.

 

Also on view, the exhibition Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s presents a focused installation of work by other artists drawn from LACMA’s permanent collection that helps place Mapplethorpe in conversation with the art of the 1980s.

 

The J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting a companion exhibition exploring Mapplethorpe’s disciplined studio practice and his fascination with classical form and the fine photographic print.

 

This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Join now to see it free.

 

This exhibition contains sexually explicit content that may not be suitable for all audiences.

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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New Rain Room Tickets On Sale Now—Reopens May 19!

May 19 - July 12, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Musuem of Årt, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6010

We are pleased to announce that Rain Room will return for a limited engagement.

Rain Room will close, as previously announced, on Sunday, April 24, for conservation efforts. However, it will reopen on Thursday, May 19, with tickets available through Tuesday, July 12. Additional blocks of tickets will be announced soon.

How to Get Tickets

  • Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, April 20, at 10 am PST.

 

  • Tickets are available on the LACMA website or at the LACMA Ticket Office during museum hours (beginning Thursday, April 21). Click here to purchase your tickets.

 

  • Please note that tickets are not refundable or transferable.

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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“Which is Witch”

September 22, 2015 - 22, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Online, , Los Angeles, California

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A short film- 7 minutes- written by and starring Amy Lloyd-

> “Which is Witch.”

> Now on vimeo.

> http://vimeo.com/139081121

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> “When Officer Harlan’s toughest cop is shaken to his core after meeting the town’s most mysterious new resident, a tense confrontation ensues that explores what real power is or isn’t.

> Watch now.

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> More at: facebook.com/whichiswitchthemovie

> www.amylloydonline.com

Amy Lloyd is a much-appreciated regular at Big Sunday’s TM@10

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Help Support “Chicks Who Make Flicks”

February 4, 2016 - 4, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

Virtual, , Los Angeles, California

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Women writers and directors in the entertainment industry constantly encounter roadblocks when attempting to advance their careers – even when they are just as talented and capable as their male counterparts. Women actors have a similar problem simply because the number of female roles is significantly less than for men.  Friend of Big Sunday Amy Lloyd and her partner Christina Gray have combined efforts to combat this issue with a special IndieGogo campaign for their production company “Chicks Who Make Flicks.”  This organization is working to do its part to increase visibility and provide more opportunities for women.  The production company creates films made by women, films that tell great woman’s stories, films that capture the voices of women from all over the world and at every stage of their life. Their goal is to create an environment that supports, encourages, and celebrates talented female filmmakers.

Amy Lloyd is a long-time Big Sunday volunteer who participates in our weekly TM@10 events and many Monthly on Melrose events

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MADE BY DWC

September 8, 2015 - 8, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Downtown Women's Center, 325 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 680-0600

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of MADE by DWC’s new handMADE earrings!

Find them at our Resale Boutique at  and support the DWC participants who created these unique pieces with your purchase. 

Big Sunday works with our friends at the DWC in a million ways. We always especially love enjoying Bingo and Bagels at Canter’s with them!

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Church & State

June 24 - August 14, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Skylight Theatre, 18161/2 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 761-7061

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Three days before his bid for reelection in North Carolina, a Republican U.S. Senator makes a heartfelt and off-the-cuff comment after a school shooting to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage.

In a brutally honest and surprisingly funny way, the play sheds light on how our reaction to religion, gun control, and social media influences elections.

Jason Odell Williams is an EMMY Award-nominated writer and producer (“Brain Games”) as well as an award-winning playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

Church & State stars Annika Marks, who has participated in a bunch of Big Sunday events. And it’s at the Skylight Theatre, whose Interim Artistic Director is Tony Abatemarco, a wonderful Big Sunday supporter.

 

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Big Sky

June 7 - July 17, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

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

Website | Email | : (310) 208-5454

Written by  Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

Directed by John Rando

World Premiere

 

“Maybe marriage was a better idea when life expectancy was lower.” – Jack from Big Sky

 

Five-star amenities and family fallout are on the itinerary as Jack races to land a life-changing deal during an Aspen getaway. But wide open spaces offer no place to hide as Jack’s family fails to keep the truth and elements at bay. Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and Tony Award winning director John Rando offer a funny and poignant cautionary tale about the perils of pretense and fragility of family.

 

Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund

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 17, 2014 - July 2, 2016, 8:00 PM - 3:42 AM  

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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