PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Jun022018

john waters

A celebrated filmmaker, director and writer, John Waters has built a reputation for shocking his audiences. Many of the cult legend’s films satirize suburban America as well as many social conventions and attitudes. He started out making short experimental films in the 1960s, often using friends as actors and holding renegade, underground showings in offbeat locales. Roman Candles (1966), one of his early works, marked the first time Waters worked with Divine, the larger-than-life drag queen now synonymous with Waters’ body of work.

Turning to feature films, Waters made Mondo Trasho (1969), Pink Flamingos (1972), Hairspray (1988), Cry-Baby (1990), Serial Mom (1994), Pecker (1998) and Cecil B. Demented (2000). 

Waters has authored several books, including Shock Value: A Tasteful Book about Bad Taste (1981), Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters (1983), Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America (2015), and most recently Make Trouble (2017). He also had a traveling exhibit of his photography called Change of Life, which featured still images from some of his early films.

Jonh Waters comes to the Luckman to share his unique brand of wit, humor, and wisdom. 

General: $40, $50, $60
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Thursday
May102018

global arts fest

An exciting new event to celebrate the diversity within our community through multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation. 

Global Arts Fest was created to provide civic and cultural cooperation between people and communities in the greater Los Angeles area. With a variety of activities and workshops, we aim to connect attendees with one another through creative learning and team building.

Globals Arts Fest also gives people who have previously attended a LuckmanPlus event a chance to return and share their stories and experiences of cultural and artistic enrichment. We invite all from the community to view these inspirational stories and performances.

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Scheduled activities include:

Aztec chocolate making

Chinese calligraphy

Polaroid workshop 

Photo-transfer development

Open mic 

Saturday
Apr282018

Ethan Russell: The Best Seat in the House

"True Stories. And the Pictures To Prove It."

Grammy-nominated photographer, author, and director Ethan Russell recounts his extraordinary journey from the vantage point of “The Best Seat in the House.” Only a handful of people toured with The Rolling Stones at the peak of their career; were behind stage at Altamont to witness the tragic unfolding of events that many define as the end of the 60’s; were with The Beatles during their last days together; and were at Apple Studios during iconic moments in music history. Ethan Russell was one of them. 

Ethan Russell’s extraordinary life is experienced through an historic collection of iconoclastic photos, a soundtrack of rock classics, and the perspectives and personal anecdotes of a thoughtful, intelligent writer, storyteller, and gifted photographer.

Ethan Russell guides us on a behind-the-scenes journey through music history. You’ll leave feeling like you were there, too. In recounting the moments behind the photographs, and in showing the audience the world that extended beyond the photograph’s frame, Ethan Russell ensures that you, too, get to relive this era in the history of music from the best seat in the house. 

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Saturday
Apr212018

los lonely boys

Los Lonely Boys come to the Luckman with their signature mix of high-octane, high-quality rock and blues combined with conjunto tejano sounds that span the band’s career. In addition to their instrumental talents, they all provide vocals with engaging hooks, expressive lyrics, and melodic sumptuousness. 

Their music is drawn from diverse sources, blending their influences into a seamless style. Weaned on Tex-Mex, country, blues, and rock pioneers like Ritchie Valens, Chuck Berry, and Fats Domino, and such pop music giants as The Beatles, Los Lonely Boys augment those solid basics with red-hot guitar playing, percolating rock and Latin rhythms, dynamic interplay, and luscious vocal harmonies. 

Los Lonely Boys is comprised of the three Garza brothers: Henry on guitar, Jojo on bass, and Ringo on drums. This remarkable trio has been making music together since they were small children. The group has garnered five Grammy nominations, and won one for Best Performance by a Duo or Band. They have also had multiple Billboard charting songs, and multiple albums that have gone platinum or gold. 

-Special Guest-

Like many singer-songwriters, Lisa Morales started penning tunes as a way to express her emotions addressing the complex landscape of relationships through music and verse. Her perspective now is that of a woman who’s gone through many storms and witnessed their sometimes-beautiful aftermaths as well.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Friday
Apr062018

king lear

FILMING POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Filmed live on stage at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada as part of the Stratford Festival HD Series.

An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance, Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king - and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear resonates as never before. Starring the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a lifetime. 

Canada, 2014, 2 hours 36 minutes 

Directed by Antoni Cimolino (stage), Joan Tosoni (screen) 

Colm Feore as King Lear 

Maev Beaty as Goneril 

Evan Buliung as Edgar 

Sara Farb as Cordelia 

Jonathan Goad as Kent 

Brad Hodder as Edmund 

Stephen Ouimette as the Fool 

Liisa Repo-Martell as Regan 

Scott Wentworth as Gloucester 

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