FREE - Our Class (Play) + Happy Hour at Figaro Bistrot in LA
Limited to 4 attendees. I have 4 free tickets to attend Our Class (play) at Atwater Village Theatre. Attendance to Happy Hour prior to the concert is required for this event.
Sorry but no +1.
Priority may be given to close friends and those individuals I have promised such priority.
1st - Meet for Happy Hour (50% off of certain items, 5-7 p.m. daily) around 6:00 p.m. at Figaro Bistrot (1802 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027). This restaurant gets very busy and crowded during this time. Street parking is available if you can find a spot. There is a $5 parking lot just southeast of the restaurant.
2nd - Approximately at 7:30 p.m. carpool/drive to Atwater Village Theatre (3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039.)
This event may be cross-posted in other meetup groups. The 1st 4 people (ideally 2 male + 2 female attendees) combined from all meetup groups I posted to rsvp will receive a free ticket to the play. I will try to timely update rsvps here.
Our Class is an uncompromising examination of wartime mob mentality coupled with the driving forces of religious and national identity. Inspired by the Jedwabne pogrom a hotly contested, tragic, historic event in Poland in 1941, Our Class chronicles the lives of 10 classmates as they grow up in tumultuous times. From 1925 to the new millennium, 5 Catholic and 5 Jewish classmates lives take dramatic and unexpected turns as their town is invaded and the lives of these classmates are changed by unimaginable and unfortunate circumstances.
The American west coast premiere of Our Class
by Tadeusz Słobodzianek,
in a version by Ryan Craig
Directed by Matthew McCray
NOW IN ITS 3RD EXTENSION!
Friday/Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Sunday @ 3 p.m.
$30, general ($28 online)
$25 student/senior/union ($22 online)
Photo by Kim Chueh
Photo by Kim Chueh
Photo by Kim Chueh
Photo by Jenny Foldenauer
Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Free street and lot parking on Casitas and free street parking in surrounding neighborhood.
My view on Gender Balanced Events. There are several reasons for promoting a gender balanced event. 1st, most of us enjoy attending activities where there is a diverse group of people including different gender, profession, background, etc. It depends on the event but eating with a small group of people is such an example. Most people have a curious mind that craves positive stimuli and diverse interests. Attending a gender balanced event may better satisfy those needs than not. Most of us are heterosexuals, including myself, and naturally we enjoy interaction with members of the opposite sex.
Such an event should not be labeled as a "dating" activity. It’s more of an opportunity to get to know some people over a meal. Besides, dating is usually a courtship b/w 2 people. I could also create a small group event where all attendees have a different profession. At least for me, I may better enjoy my time if I don't have to talk to another lawyer about legal subjects over dinner. May be it's just us lawyers but you get the point.
2nd, it may be to promote equality. Members of either gender ought to have an even playing field to engage in employment, education, athletics and even social outings. As for some of my gender balanced events, by setting aside equal # of seats for each gender, I am encouraging members of each gender to participate.
3rd, I think it’s a good practice for many of us to participate in gender balanced events. Such participation may assist shy people to venture out and improve his/her social skills.
There may be other pros and cons related to this subject. I feel it’s the choice of each member to engage in such activity or not. There are many events that do not promote gender balance. Do what is right for you and not judge others for not agreeing with your view.