Saturday, May 18, 2013
Curator Talk: Where Bohemians Gathered
Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco
In the early decades of the 20th century, Oxy's student newspaper was printed at nearby Abbey San Encino under the guidance of "master printer" Clyde Browne. In addition to a print shop, the Abbey had a wedding chapel, artists' studios and even a dungeon for Oxy student parties. The story of Clyde Browne's Abbey is just one of many related to the community of artisans that settled around the Los Angeles River in Northeast L.A.
Arriving in 1905, Browne joined others who were drawn to the austere beauty of the Arroyo Seco—the seasonally dry riverbed that stretches from Los Angeles to Pasadena. Four generations of artists, writers, printers, educators, collectors, and taste-makers influenced what has come to be known as Arroyo Culture. Exhibit curator Jessica Holada, of the Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association, will give an illustrated lecture on the colorful characters whose artistic careers and printed works are part of our current exhibit, Where Bohemians Gathered: Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco 1895-1947. (exhibit description)
Exhibit curator, Jessica Holada, will give an illustrated lecture on the colorful characters whose printed works are on display.
Our community friends are welcome! Stree parking on Campus Road. Seating is first come first served. Please note that the Library is closed on Saturday, May 18, and open only from 10:30am to 1pm for this special event.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical
Based on the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters
The world of the '50's is changing, television is going from black and white to color, and Baltimore dance fanatic, plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad wins a place on a local TV dance show and becomes one of the “Nicest Kids in Town”. Her exuberance bubbles over, but when she learns that she’s not the only one who “some people” want to keep away from the cameras, she sets out to turn Civil Wrongs into Civil Rights, so that everybody at the party can dance together on screen.
HAIRSRPAY, The Broadway Musical is John Waters’ cult film turned into the hit Broadway musical comedy of the new millennium. The winner of 8 Tony awards, 9 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Olivier Awards, this show introduced some of the most popular Broadway tunes of the last twenty years, including: "Good Morning Baltimore", "I Can Hear the Bells", "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs", "Welcome to the 60’s", "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful", "(You’re) Timeless to Me", "Without Love", “You Can’t Stop the Beat!”
book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Additional performances are April 19 & 21 at 7:30pm, April 20 at 12:00pm, and April 26-28 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013
For almost 90 years, Commencement has been staged in the beautiful outdoor Remsen Bird Hillside Theater.
You'll find complete information here about every aspect of Commencement Weekend and the ceremony itself.