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.

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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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OUTSIDE OF WHAT?

May 23 - June 30, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

DAC Gallery, 431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 213.627.7374

Opens

SATURDAY, MAY 28

6-8PM

“Outside of What?” comprises works by “normal” or “average” ability artists with those of developmentally disabled artists in an effort to question the usual distinctions made about the “outsider artist” label. The exhibition will feature works by emerging and mid-career artists based in Los Angeles, some of whom participate in the ECF Art Centers program, a nonprofit organization that mentors artists living with developmental disabilities.

The central aims of the exhibition are to incite new ways of looking at and thinking about art, to encourage the viewer to trust their experience, and to discard prescribed narratives altogether. By exhibiting the works of this diverse group of artists within the cultural milieu of Los Angeles, the exhibition seeks to subvert the “outsider” designation and reimagine how we can look at art without inherited labels. 

Exhibiting Artists
Seth Bogart, Tiffiny Boyd, Heidi Dong, Juan Pierri, Sam Phillips, Lenny Salazar, Jesse Spears, Kyle Thomas, Luke Thomas

Curated by Sam Phillips

Big Sunday has worked with the great folks at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation in all kinds of ways, from going strawberry picking to Thanksgiving Dinner.

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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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UCLA Philharmonia, Neal Stulberg, Conductor

June 5, 2016, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

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

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

The UCLA Philharmona is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and one of Southern California’s premier training orchestras. Its music directors have included Lukas Foss, Richard Dufallo, Mehli Mehta, Samuel Krachmalnick, Alexander Treger, and Jon Robertson. Since 2005, Philharmonia has been led by Neal Stulberg, who has greatly expanded the scope of the ensemble’s activities with performances of Mahler and Bruckner symphonies; an evening-long exploration of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique with commentary by UCLA Professor Robert Winter; UCLA Opera productions of Verdi’s Falstaff and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni; and a Royce Hall performance of works by Recovered Voices composers Franz Schreker, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Arnold Schoenberg, conducted by Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon.

 

Neal Stulberg consistently garners international acclaim for performances of clarity, insight, and conviction. He has led the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among others, and served as assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Carlo Maria Giulini. He has given premieres of works by Steve Reich, Dmitri Smirnov, Joan Tower, Peter Schat, and Peter van Onna, and led the period-instrument Philharmonia Baroque in a festival of Mozart orchestral and operatic works. In 2001, he conducted Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten at the Rotterdam Festival and Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face with Long Beach Opera. A native of Detroit, Stulberg is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Michigan, and the Juilliard School. He currently serves as Music Chair and Director of Orchestral Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.

 

Works to be announced.

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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Dayren Santamaria & Made In Cuba

June 4, 2016, 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

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

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Part of the Latin Sounds series

 

Cuban-born violinist Dayren Santamaria has traveled the world performing her unique blend of Cuban folkloric music, classical, jazz, R&B, and salsa. She has worked with such groups as Mongorama, Camereta Romeu, and Gumbi Ortiz and has recently released her debut recording, Belleza.

 

LACMA, Hancock Park

Free and open to the public

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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Phil Ranelin & Tribe Renaissance

June 3, 2016, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

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

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Part of the Jazz at LACMA series

 

Phil Ranelin is loved and respected around the globe as a master trombonist of the J.J. Johnson tradition and former Freddie Hubbard sideman. He has collaborated with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Art Pepper, Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. Ranelin got started as a session man for Motown artists like Stevie Wonder. In 1971, along with saxophonist Wendell Harrison, Ranelin co-founded a band, magazine, and record label conglomeration known as the Tribe, which used experimental jazz as a vehicle to raise African-American political consciousness.

 

LACMA, BP Grand Entrance

Free and open to the public

Note: No outside alcohol or glass bottles, please.

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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Hollywood Fringe Festival

June 11, 2016, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Citizen Change Theater, 6111 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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Citizen Change Theatre

 

presents

 

Language of the Heart

 

Physical, Comedic, Theatre for the People.

 

 

 

Sometimes a train wreck is just what your heart needs.

Gina Rose Powell has helped build gardens for Big Sunday at sites from Culver City to Wilmington to Monterey Park. Big Sunday worked together with The Pico-Union Project for the first time on Big Sunday Weekend 2015 – and we’re very happy to be working together again!

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EXAGOGE

June 18, 2016, 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM  

Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

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theatre dybbuk and Temple Israel of Hollywood present the world premier of exagoge, built around the first recorded Jewish play, written in the style of a Greek tragedy by Ezekiel the Poet in the 2nd Century B.C.E. Although only 269 lines of the original play exist, we have used these fragments as a jumping-off point for a full theatrical work, rich in movement, music and poetry. This little­known play serves as the inspiration to create a full performance piece which functions as both a play and a theatrical ritual, incorporating traditional classical masks, stylized movement and music.

Relating the ancient story to contemporary concerns, the experiences of refugees, immigrants, and the disenfranchised from the 19th Century to today are incorporated to highlight the inclusive nature of the Exodus narrative, as well as the ongoing crises of peoples fleeing oppression throughout the world. The Leimert Park Choir will provide the live musical vocabulary for the work, the voices of their young artists offering a glimpse into the future, where today’s children become tomorrow’s leaders and the ones who will carry on the lessons we have given them, hopefully for the better.

Join us for a unique world premiere of an ancient theatrical work.

Exogoge’s music director is Michael Skloff, one of Big Sunday’s longest supporters and a member of our board.

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Untitled, Derek DelGaudio

May 3 - June 12, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

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

Website | Email | (310) 208-5454

Written and Performed by Derek DelGaudio

 

“Captivating! Dazzling! Wondrous!” – The New York Times

“Clever! Surprising! Incredible!” – Entertainment Weekly

“Remarkable! Skillful! Masterful!” – Time Out

World Premiere

 

Derek DelGaudio, critically acclaimed writer/magician of Nothing to Hide (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), returns for a world premiere. This radically new show traverses uncharted regions of imagination by way of impossible happenings, poetic interactions and awe-inspiring gestures.

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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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 - May 31, 2016, 8:00 PM - 1:57 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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