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

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
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)

Saturday
Jun092018

Dance Around Town

CONTRA-TIEMPO, Agua Furiosa, credit Kathleen Schenck

DCA LA Dance Platform have been spearheaded and initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles in collaboration with Ford Theatres, Grand Performances, LA Dance Project, and Luckman Fine Arts Complex to support and celebrate dance in Los Angeles. This spectacular night will feature four of LA’s leading dance companies:

Syncopated Ladies, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company,
Versa-Style Dance Company, and CONTRA-TIEMPO | Urban Latin Dance Theater


DATE:
Saturday, June 9, 8pm

TICKETS:
For tickets, contact the Luckman Box Office – 323-343-6600 or TicketMaster
Dance USA attendee discount code: DANCE20; Tickets 20$

PROGRAM:
Syncopated Ladies – Chloe Arnold, artistic director - Syncopated Lades: Live. (2017)

Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company – Genevieve Carson, artist director – EBBA (2016) choreographed by Genevieve Carson

CONTRA-TIEMPO | Urban Latin Dance Theater – Ana Maria Alvarez, artistic director – joyUS (premiering Fall 2018)

Versa-Style Dance Company - Jackie Lopez & Leigh Foaad, artistic directors - Box of Hope (2016) choreographed by Lopez and Foaad.

Saturday
Aug252018

RODRIGUEZ

Rodriguez, the lost legend who unknowingly became an international folk hero and anti-apartheid protest icon — famously documented in the Acadamy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman — makes his triumphant return to the Luckman stage. Rodriguez began his music career in the 60's, but without any enthusiastic response, he was ultimately let go by his label and forced to work outside the music industry. Unbeknownst to him, and to the rest of the world, his songs were the inspiration for millions struggling against apartheid in South Africa where he was regarded as a superstar. With his new-found celebrity status, Rodriguez has finally found commercial success for the album he produced four decades ago. 

Rodriguez returns to the Luckman performing his classic hits and the songs that helped shape his fascinating life. 

"Musical genius and committed to social justice"  - RJ Cubarrubia , Rolling Stone

General: $60, $70, $80
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.

California State University, Los Angeles | info@luckmanarts.org | Phone: 323-343-6600