What we're about

The City of Angels always has something fun and interesting to offer! The purpose of this group is to meet at different events and enjoy the company while enjoying the sights! This can include various things and outings, like those outdoors, concerning food, festivals, music, film, academic lectures, historical walks, tours, the world of dance, theatre and even museum exhibitions! Whether we enjoy the crafts of others around us, or if we ourselves join in as participants, this group is meant for us to enjoy ourselves as explorers. We also appreciate that sharing experiences can sometimes be even more enjoyable! Expand your horizons - be adventurous - have fun - because life is wonderful! Always open to suggestions, just message me events that you think would be fun and engaging for the group!

* Also, if you know you're not able to make it to an event, please, kindly take yourself off the rsvp list, I'd appreciate it. Please don't leave me hangin' ;) 3 no shows, and I'll have to take you out of the group. Of course, THIS GROUP IS PUBLIC, so you can still bookmark this group page, check out the PUBLIC EVENTS I post, and attend the events on your own. You just won't counted here as an rsvp. You're most welcome to do that =)

I understand things happen, but I'd appreciate if you take yourself off as soon as you know you won't be making it, 2 days in advance is great. Again, I know things happen, as long as you take yourself off the rsvp list, I'd appreciate your being considerate of my time and travel <3

Thank you for being understanding!

Be well everyone!

Upcoming events (5+)

Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

*I'm arriving early to also see 2 of the exhibitions. So, let me know if you'd like to join for that, as well. "About the Program Hear from James Poniewozik, chief television critic for the New York Times, on the rise of Donald J. Trump—a being made of pure “television”—to the nation’s highest office in part through his use of popular media. In conversation with Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara, Poniewozik will discuss his new cultural history, hailed as the “Mueller Report of television criticism” by critic Emily Nussbaum. Arrive early to view the exhibitions! Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs and El Sueño Americano / The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer will be open from 6:30 to 8:00 pm." https://www.skirball.org/programs/words-and-ideas/james-poniewozik-conversation-mary-mcnamara

UCLA Lecture Hebrew Gothic: History and the Poetics of Persecution

"Sinister tales written since the early twentieth century by the foremost Hebrew authors, including S. Y. Agnon, Leah Goldberg, and Amos Oz, reveal a darkness at the foundation of Hebrew culture. The ghosts of a murdered Talmud scholar and his kidnapped bride rise from their graves for a nocturnal dance of death; a girl hidden by a count in a secret chamber of an Eastern European castle emerges to find that, unbeknownst to her, World War II ended years earlier; a man recounts the act of incest that would shape a trajectory of personal and national history. Reading these works together with central British and American gothic texts, Karen Grumberg illustrates that modern Hebrew literature has regularly appropriated key gothic ideas to help conceptualize the Jewish relationship to the past and, more broadly, to time. She explores how these authors employ and revise the gothic, originally a European mode associated with antisemitism, and how they use it to challenge assumptions about power and powerlessness, vulnerability and violence, and to shape modern Hebrew culture. Her innovative perspective on the Hebrew literary engagement with history sheds new light on tensions that continue to characterize contemporary Israeli cultural and political rhetoric." Room 314 https://www.cjs.ucla.edu/event/hebrew-gothic-history-and-the-poetics-of-persecution/

Naomi Klein at The Hammer Westwood free event

Hammer Museum

Naomi Klein will be talking about her new book on The New Green Deal and Climate Change at The Hammer Museum in Westwood, near UCLA. The talk starts at 7:30pm, but this might get full. The event is free, but one must attain RSVP tickets from the museum in person before the event, first come, first serve. I will probably arrive early, as these talks sometimes reach capacity quickly. I plan on being there at 6pm. After the talk, we can meet at the French cafe, Elysees Bakery and Coffee for some tea or dinner (good pasta). Here is the event link, https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/10/naomi-klein-special-guest/?fbclid=IwAR0N4mmjGi79vsAe2PahU1jq47A1WbajcWbZvYGJSr290XkXuUP8pmOGtWU

UCLA Lecture Anneliese Landau’s Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California

"detailed and moving account of the life of Anneliese Landau, who earned a PhD in musicology in 1930 and lectured on early German radio, breaking new ground in a developing medium. After the Nazis forced the firing of all Jews in broadcasting in early 1933, Landau worked for a time in the Berlin Jewish Culture League (Jüdischer Kulturbund), a closed cultural organization created by and for Jews in negotiation with Hitler’s regime. But, in 1939, she would emigrate alone, the fate of her family members tied separately to the Kindertransport and to the Terezín concentration camp. Landau eventually settled in Los Angeles, assuming duties as music director of the Jewish Centers Association in 1944. In this role, she knew and worked with many significant historical figures, among them the composer Arnold Schoenberg, conductor Bruno Walter, and the renowned rabbi and philosopher Leo Baeck. Anneliese Landau’s Life in Music offers fresh perspective on the Nazi period in Germany as well as on music in southern California, impacted as it was by the many notable émigrés from German-speaking lands who settled in the area. But the book, the first to study Landau’s life in full, is also a unique story of survival: an account of one woman’s confrontation with other people’s expectations of her, as a woman and a Jew." https://www.cjs.ucla.edu/event/anneliese-landaus-life-in-music-nazi-germany-to-emigre-california-cosponsored-event/