arts & ideas

Arts & Ideas is a cultural engagement program that promotes creativity through  interactive application of artistic processes. We bring people together from surrounding communities to share different perspectives during these dynamic exchanges.  

Through film, dance, and visual art workshops we offer participants the opportunity to engage with the arts on visual, auditory, and kinesthetic levels. Imagination sparks creativity and creativity births art; one of the distinct endeavors unique to the human race. Our mission is to fulfill the minds of our community members creatively and give them a platform for success in the future. 

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Scheduled workshops include:

Silk screening

Indigenous basket weaving

Poetry writing sessions

Watercolor technique

Paper mache 

Block printing 

Slam poetry open mic 


yemen blues

Ravid Kahalani leads this roaring group of improvising brass, string, and percussion players. Yemen Blues’ intoxicating music merges West African rhythms and ancient Jewish Yemeni melodies with mambo and funk to help you feel a connection to places you may have never visited. The group paints a musical canvas printed with deep laments and jubilations. From rasping vocals that tear open the heavens to instrumentations that interweave in a harmonious dance that is complex and resolutely modern, their music is evocative and poignant. 

From the start, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. In addition to Kahalani, the group includes core members Rony Iwryn, Itamar Doari, and Shanir Blumenkranz. Each member comes from a different background and brings their own unique sounds and arrangements to the compositions. The result of this amazing group is a powerful energy they like to call “New Age Culture Music.”

The group has been making huge waves as of late, appearing in Paste Magazine’s list of “10 International Acts to Watch” and performing a captivating, star-making set at globalFEST, the most prestigious world music festival in the United States. 

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)


aaron neville duo

One of the most inspirational and distinctive voices in music today, Aaron Neville is a master of many styles. The audience can expect to hear doo-wop and gospel from his recent albums, as well as blues, jazz, soul, pop, country, and even reggae. It is a playlist that reprises and celebrates one of the greatest success stories in American music.  

During his career, which spans more than 50 years, he has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards and won four times in the categories of gospel, country, and pop. His albums have consistently topped the charts, earning him four platinum records and multiple #1 hits. 

In 1993, Rolling Stone Magazine’s critics’ poll named him the best male singer in the world. Neville was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Aaron Neville will perform on the Luckman stage and connect with the audience to share inspirational stories about his family and the influences that shaped his life.

This rare and intimate performance is certain to be a memorable evening of music that transcends the traditional boundaries of genres. 

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)


eddie palmieri latin jazz orchestra: eddie at the 80

Celebrating his 80th year, 10-time Grammy Award-winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri hosts a party for the ages featuring some of the finest musicians around. With an exceptionally accomplished and prolific body of work, Palmieri remains an engaging innovator and a joyful unifier whose ideas explode from the stage with kinetic energy.

Regarded as one of the top pianists of the past 60 years, Palmieri is a celebrated bandleader, arranger, and titan of salsa and Latin jazz. By skillfully fusing the rhythms of Puerto Rico with the melodic and harmonic complexity of his jazz influences (Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, to name a few) Palmieri has established himself as a musical innovator whose work is both bold and downright danceable.

Palmieri has received numerous honors: Eubie Blake Award (1991); Most Exciting Latin Performance, presented by the BBC in London (2002); Yale University’s Chubb Fellowship, usually reserved for international heads of state, but given to Palmieri in recognition of his work building communities through music (2002); Harlem Renaissance Award (2005); Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), and an induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (2008).


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)



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

A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, a deadly duel, and the most famous question in all of drama: Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will hold you spellbound. Jonathan Goad is witty and courageous in the title role, as well as being deeply human. The film excites and surprises at every turn, with a cast of some of the world’s finest classical actors bringing to life the most intense and heart-breaking relationships the stage has ever seen. 

Canada, 2016, 1 hour 56 minutes

Directed by Antoni Cimolino (stage), Shelagh O’Brien (screen)

Jonathan Goad as Hamlet

Seana McKenna as Gertrude

Geraint Wyn Davies as Claudius

Tim Campbell as Horatio

Adrienne Gould as Ophelia

Thomas Olajide as Voltemand

Mike Shara as Laertes

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