An evening of music from four distinct voices within the Los Angeles community benefiting IRIS (Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service), an organization that provides resettlement services here in LA to children and adults forcibly displaced from their homes around the world, including places like Central America and Syria. This crisis has been felt around the globe, but even in our own city we have a chance to help support our new neighbors who have been forced to start their lives over in an unfamiliar place.
The mission of Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS) is to provide a gracious welcome as well as tangible tools and connections to help new arrivals achieve self-sufficiency in the United States. IRIS has several programs including: refugee resettlement, immigration legal services, refugee employment program, cultural orientation, food pantry program and an ESL/Civics program.
An interactive dance and music event on the main stage with the dance troupe ... SOKAMBA. The evening festival will feature 3 stages, 24 music artists, visual art exhibits, poets, dancers and interactive media.
ArtistsPlus Productions presents Out of the Blue, a dynamic multimedia performance of ballet, baroque and contemporary dance that celebrates the history of the color blue and its rich presence within the Norton Simon’s collections. Collaborating with some of the West Coast’s finest dancers, musicians and designers, Pasadena choreographers Shauna Barger, Diane De Franco Browne and Jackie Kopcsak explore blue’s evocative hues in this theatrical journey through the art and music of France.
Theater | Free with admission | Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 5:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 5:45 p.m.
Tongva After Dark concludes its first season of cultural programming with an evening of performances by superlative artists. Experimental puppetry artists Janie Geiser, Susan Simpson and the duo of Yao Zhang & Liang Guo, Choreographer Mecca Vazie Andrews & The MOVEMENT Movement, Soprano Karina Kallas & early music guitarist and lutenist Ines Thomé will perform in the various intimate “rooms” of Tongva Park. Audiences will be invited to stroll through the paths, architectural features and ocean vistas of the park to discover the overlapping and, at times, simultaneous performances at their own pace and in their own order. The program is designed to take advantage of the unusual geography of the park, which includes a diversity of exquisitely shaped, small spaces planned by James Corner Field Operations, the creative force behind the High Line in New York.
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, this interdisciplinary line-up of extraordinary artists will be presented one night only by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division. The event is free and open to everyone.