The Week Ahead – Events April 2-8, 2022 – Larchmont Buzz

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Company will perform at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, April 6-10.

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Me neither, until last week, and to launch this month-long jubilee of verses and stanzas, the Holocaust Museum LA will present the documentary film AFTER: Bringing the dead back to life, which explores poetry written about the Holocaust. Chevalier’s Books will also bring its poetry game this week with an evening of poetry readings, as well as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, which I consider poetry in motion. So much poetry, so little time. And, of course, other cool stuff happens too.

Arts, culture and entertainment

Described as magical realism, the works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are easily recognized around the world, and the Artspace Hollywood Lighthouse gives you the opportunity to step into his brilliantly colorful and uncompromising art with Immersive Frida Kahlo. Using large-scale projections and an enticing musical score, this 360-degree sensory wrap is not to be missed. Having just open March 31, you can be one of the first to experience this groundbreaking exhibit with 25,000 square feet of open space and state-of-the-art technology. Timed entrance tickets are required. The cost ranges from $35 for children (6-16 years old) to $100 for VIPs. The lighthouse is located in the former Amoeba Music building on Sunset Blvd, and is also home to the hit hit Immersive Van Gogh.

And I have good news and bad news from The Broad. I’ll brush off the bad news first – it’s the last weekend to catch Since Unveiling: A Decade’s Selection of Acquisitions, closing to Sunday April 3which highlights works that have entered the Broad collection over the past decade, with 53 works by 27 artists, including a dedicated presentation of works by Cindy Sherman (right) covering the artist’s career. Same-day tickets go live daily, in addition to the museum’s monthly ticket release. Access to the exhibition is free with general admission tickets. Oh, and before I forget, the good news is there’s always something new and exciting to come. Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrating its 55th anniversary, the International Trade Fair for Gemstones and Jewelery has become America’s longest running and best-loved jewelry show. This direct-to-consumer jewelry jubilee goes to the LA Convention Center, From Friday 1 April to Sunday 3 April. Skip the middleman and shop safely from a diverse selection of suppliers, with a little something for everyone. Tickets are $6 online and $8 at this gate. Please note that photography is not permitted and children under the age of 9 are not permitted. Hours are Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 11am-5pm.

The LA Phil keeps the music going this week with celebrity recitals and children’s concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hallfrom saturday april 2 at 11 a.m. with Toyota Symphonies for Young People. Celebrate the electrifying sounds of Afro-Cuban dance music on the Orchestral Stage with MacArthur Genius Grant winner and composer Dafnis Prieto, Latin dance group People of Earth and the wonderfully gifted musicians of the LA Phil, as they recount the he story of a young dancer discovering his own art, his passions and his abilities. Recommended for ages 5-11 (Bonus: come early for pre-concert art and sound activations). Tickets range from $23 to $27. And those long awaited Celebrity Recitals will be held on Sunday April 3 and Wednesday 6 Aprilfeaturing famous pianists Lang-Lang and Yuja Wang, respectively. Tickets start at $63, but they go fast!

And don’t miss a virtual screening of AFTER: Bringing the dead back to lifedirector Richard Kroehling’s next film, about Wednesday 6 April. This captivating and innovative documentary, presented free of charge by the LA Holocaust Museum, explores the poetry written on the Holocaust. Producer Janet R. Kirchheimer, poet Alicia Ostriker and Holocaust scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum will discuss the role of poetry in a world grappling with genocide. This program is presented in honor of national poetry month. Click on here save.

From its humble beginnings in 1958 at 92nd Street Y in New York, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a small group of African-American dancers into a “revolutionary company that transcends barriers and celebrates the African-American cultural experience”. Taking place on one of the largest stages in the United States, at Dorothy Chandler Pavilionthe public will attend various programs of mixed repertoire, which will all conclude with the timeless classic of The Company, Revelations. Using African American spirituals, sermon-songs, gospel songs and sacred blues, Revelations “fervently explores the places of the soul’s deepest sorrow and holiest joy”. Wow, I want to go. Performances will only take place from From Wednesday 6 April to Sunday 10 Aprilso don’t wait! Tickets from $34.

What what?! There’s even more poetry this week, but in person this time, because it’s Poetry evening still at The Knight’s Books to Thursday, April 7 departure at 7 p.m. Head to Larchmont Village for an evening of poetry readings with Andrea Carter Brown (September 12), Chloe Martinez (ten thousand me) and Cynthia Hogue (In June the Labyrinth). The cost is free, but remember to RSVP!

Last but not least, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is back in action, spotlighting short films created by women during the Sistas Do It For Themselves Shorts Showcasediffusion now by sunday april 10. These screenings and dialogues are an opportunity for emerging African-American female filmmakers to share their skills, talent, and vision through film screenings, while giving audiences a chance to see and discuss “the art, the passion and sacrifice involved in the process of making independent films”. Support films by 30 emerging black filmmakers for just $10!

History & Community

There’s a great chance for a small dose of history and community this weekend as the West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill Historic District (located south just south of Washington Blvd. between Western and Normandy) brings back neighborhood garage sales in a big way with more than 10 households coming together to sell on Saturday and Sunday April 2 and 3from 8am for 4 p.m. Walk from sale to sale along Oxford Ave, Hobart Blvd., Harvard Blvd., La Salle Ave and Cordova Street, between Washington Blvd. and the 10 Freeway, discover beautiful historic homes (including several Los Angeles Historic and/or National Register of Historic Places-designated cultural landmarks) and choose from many great deals on furniture, clothing (including designer and vintage items), children’s items and toys, gardening tools, plants and seeds, household parts (sinks, light fixtures), building materials, bicycles (vintage or tandem), holiday decorations, fishing equipment, clubs golf bags, kitchen utensils, crockery and vintage collectibles including jewelry, vinyl records, watches, antique dolls, historical postcards and much more. (Hint: You might even run into Buzz co-editor Liz Fuller at one of the Harvard Blvd sales.)

Then join the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society to saturday april 2 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. as a resident of Windsor Square Linda Woolverton graciously opens her home for an intimate interview highlighting her fascinating career as a screenwriter, playwright and novelist. She is the first female screenwriter for The Walt Disney Company and the first with a single writing credit on a movie that grossed $1 billion! She is also the first woman to have written an animated feature film, for The beauty and the Beast, which is the first animated film to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

local government

This week’s Hang Out Do Good contestant conversation series “Looking Local” features CD 5 contestant Sam Yebri. It’s a free Zoom event, starting at 4 p.m. to Sunday April 3and you can register here if you want to connect.

Also on the local politics front this week, the Windsor Square Association, Larchmont Boulevard Association and Larchmont Village Association are teaming up to host a Zoom-based forum featuring five of the candidates who will be on the primary ballot for the CD 13 this spring. : Albert Corado, Steve Johnson, Mitch O’Farrell, Kate Pynoos and Hugo Soto-Martinez. It starts at 7 p.m. to Monday april 4th. Register here if you would like to attend.

Greater Wilshire Ward CouncilYour local NC, the Greater Wilshire Ward Council only has two virtual gatherings this week starting with the Sustainability Committee to Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.followed by Resilience Committee to Wednesday 6 April at 7 p.m. Click on here to see the schedule.

And the Mid City West Ward Council will conclude this week’s events with three meetings, as well as their weekly face-to-face meeting Wednesday walksstarting with the HRRRT Committee (Homelessness, Refugees and Tenants’ Rights) on Monday april 4thfollowed by Social and Racial Equity Committee to Tuesday, April 5 and the Planning and Territorial Development Committee to Thursday, April 7. Click on here to check the Mid City schedule for details.

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