• My Nearest City
Los Angeles - So Cal


    California Plaza, 300 & 350 S. Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90071

    June 15, 2018 To June 16, 2018

    8:00 pm To 10:30 pm

    TRANCE is a poetry/music suite for Peter J. Harris’ Inspiration House PoetryChoir, a capella singers and a horn section blending virtuoso soloing, ecstatic human speech and dynamic silence into seamless VoiceMusic that explores and plays with time and its pulsations, revels in the shifts and slippages between emotional states, and… Read more…

    Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90024 USA

    February 15, 2019

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

    THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET For his fourth feature, John Sayles gave the well-worn alien sci-fi trope a revitalized yet lo-fi punch with African American actor Joe Morton starring as a mute, telepathic visitor from beyond the stars. After ditching his malfunctioning spaceship at Ellis Island, Morton’s newcomer, known only… Read more…

    El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506, USA

    October 1, 2019

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, and anti-sexist activist Byron Hurt focuses on how hyper-masculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence; how race, class, and gender oppression intersect; how homophobia and transphobia make LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence; and how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based… Read more…

    Book Soup, Sunset Boulevard, 8818 West Hollywood, CA 90068

    October 13, 2019

    4:00 pm To 5:30 pm

    We’re excited to announce our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club October pick, Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. What we have here is an exquisitely wrought tale of two urban black families — one headed by a prosperous,… Read more…

    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020

    October 17, 2019

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Zadie Smith will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Grand Union is a dazzling collection of short fiction. Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power… Read more…