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Apr
23
Tue
2019
GRAND PARK’S OUR L.A. VOICES Feminist Acting Workshop with Gina Young @ The Music Center Annex 
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Creative Practice Workshop Series

Feminist Acting Workshop with Gina Young

MON APR 22 + TUE APR 23 // 12noon – 2pm // The Music Center Annex  (601 W. Temple St, L.A. 90012)

Feminist Acting Class is a revolutionary approach to actor training that shakes the entire foundation on which it is built. Created by playwright and director Gina Young as a series of experiments to determine if the form and content of an acting class can both be made feminist, FAC incorporates scene study, feminist theory, consciousness raising and community building. Intended for actors who audition and perform regularly, this abridged version of the longer workshop aims to flip the script and expand possibilities for women, trans and nonbinary people in theatre and beyond.

REGISTER for the workshop by clicking here. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register to guarantee your seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Young is a boundary-pushing playwright, director, and proud new member of the Kilroys. In Los Angeles, her work has been presented by The Hammer, REDCAT, Los Angeles Performance Practice/LAX Festival, USC’s Visions & Voices Series, The LA LGBT Center & the Women’s Center for Creative Work. She is a winner of the Humanitas/PLAY LA Prize, was a finalist for Center Theatre Group’s Richard E. Sherwood Award and is an Associate Producer of Directors Lab West. Her play, Femmes: A Tragedy is a winner of the Jane Chambers Award for Playwriting and is included in the Jane Chambers Anthology published by NoPassport Press this spring. In addition to her writing and directing work, Gina is the creator of SORORITY, a performance salon for new queer and feminist performance in Los Angeles. She is also the creator of Feminist Acting Class.

 


Our LA Voices Workshops:
Monday, April 22, 2019 — Friday, April 26, 2019

As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising.

These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register for the workshop via the link below.

Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.


Information subject to change.

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GRAND PARK’S OUR L.A. VOICES Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trade Secrets presented by the LA Law Library Business Series  @ LA Law Library
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Workshops:
Monday, April 22, 2019 — Friday, April 26, 2019

As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising. These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register here. Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.

REGISTER for the workshop by clicking here. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register to guarantee your seat.

 

Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trade Secrets presented by the LA Law Library Business Series                                                                                                                TUE APR 23 // 12noon – 2pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)

Workshop presented by Dan M. Forman and John L. Geiger at the LA Law Library covering copyrights, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements and methods for protecting sensitive information.

 


Information subject to change.

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Apr
24
Wed
2019
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH À LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.


Tuesday, October 15

Marketplace (near City Hall)
Shrimp & Taco Stop 
Olive Court (near Starbucks)
Canvas Foods LA
Wise Barbecue
Go Beyond the Bowl
Dreamy Creations

Wednesday, October 16

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Surfer Taco

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Rice Balls of Fire
Something Good LA

Thursday, October 17

Marketplace (close to City Hall)
Olive Court (close to Starbucks)
Gourmet Genie
Boba Taco
Comet BBQ
Main Squeeze Lemonade 


Information subject to change.

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Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

GRAND PARK’S OUR L.A. VOICES Artists Thriving Into Retirement: Visioning and Tools to Get You On Track presented by Jennifer Cuevas and Angie Sharma @ LA Law Library
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Business of Art Workshop Series

Artists Thriving Into Retirement: Visioning and Tools to Get You On Track presented by Jennifer Cuevas and Angie Sharma

WED APR 24 // 12noon – 1:30pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)

Through this workshop, participants will learn to use strategic planning to create their vision for retirement, learn how tech tools can help change spending behavior, encourage lowering debt and create streams of revenue that add up to savings for retirement investment and gain knowledge of basic institutional financial retirement account options for longer-term financial planning as independent contractors.

• 30 mins:  Visioning Presentation and Exercise with Jennifer Cuevas
• 45 mins: Angie Sharma and Financial Planning Group Info Session Presentation, with an emphasis on options for indie artists, contractors and business owners; non ‘401-Kers’
• 15 mins: Q&A

RSVP for the workshop here. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register to guarantee your seat.

Photo credit: Pablo Aguilar

Jennifer Cuevas is an entrepreneur and seasoned Communications Consultant, Producer and CEO of boutique communications agency, Jennifer Cuevas Consulting, LLC. She has led bilingual public relations and integrated marketing campaigns for an eclectic list of clients in the in arts and entertainment, non-profit and corporate industries for nearly two decades, as well as curated and managed dozens of tastemaking events. 

In addition to communications work, Cuevas enjoys the creative process of working with clients to produce branded still and video content; which she does with accomplished Photographer/Director, Pablo Aguilar, all while coaching her clients toward success. At the core of her work is a passion for producing, building and managing relationships, and connecting people and unique places, while documenting and sharing the experiences.
jeneratemedia.com / IG: @jenerate/ tw:@jenerate


Native Angelino and Mount Saint Mary alum, Angie Sharma, is a seasoned accountant and financial planning expert with nearly 20 years of experience. Angie has worked with Arthur Andersen, a former “Big 5 Firm,” as well as with McGladrey and Pullen, the 5th largest accounting firm in the country.  She recently joined forces with her father to co-run his accounting firm,  Aaron P. Sharma & Assoc., Inc., which has been operating for more than 40 years in Covina, CA.

Angie’s expertise ranges from helping middle-class families to high net-worth individuals, gaining her the reputation as the “go to” resource for business owners and individuals alike. Her wealth of knowledge is not only limited to mitigating taxable exposure today but also keeping in mind tax planning strategies to help her clients in the long run. Planning such as this can only be accomplished with a solid understanding of the fundamentals and applying it with the “end game” in mind.

The road to retirement can be scary and daunting at times, so it’s important to connect with a professional like Angie who can hold your hand and walk you towards a path to financial peace.


Our LA Voices Workshops:
Monday, April 22, 2019 — Friday, April 26, 2019

As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising.

These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register for the workshop via the link below.

Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.

 


Information subject to change.

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GRAND PARK’S OUR L.A. VOICES Dance Movement Activism with Shamell Bell @ Grand Park Community Terrace (between Hill + Broadway)
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Creative Practice Workshop Series

Dance Movement Activism with Shamell Bell
WED APR 24 — FRI APR 26 //  12noon -1:30pm // Grand Park Community Terrace (between Hill + Broadway)

RSVP for the workshop by clicking here. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register to guarantee your seat.

This 3-day workshop focuses on embodied practices such as meditation, theater games, and street dance as community building tools, manifestation practices, and healing modalities. In the culminating event, all are welcome to perform in a flashmob and craft messaging of our collective vision for liberation.

Shamell Bell is a mother, community organizer, dancer/choreographer, and doctoral candidate in Culture and Performance at UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures/Dance department. Bell received her M.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego and B.A. with Honors in American Studies and Ethnicity specializing in African American Studies at the University of Southern California. Her work on what she calls, “street dance activism” situates street dance as grassroots political action from her perspectives as a scholar, dancer, and choreographer. Shamell’s research examines street dance movements in South Central Los Angeles through an ethnographic and performance studies lens. Her street dance experience includes featured roles in music videos, award shows, and tours. An original member of the #blacklivesmatter movement, beginning as a core organizer with Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Los Angeles (J4TMLA)/Black Lives Matter Los Angeles to what she now describes as an Arts & Culture liaison between several social justice organizations such as the BLM network, Blackout For Human Rights, The Undercommons at UCLA, among others. She also consults for social justice impact in the tv, film, and music industry with credits such as “community engagement consultant” for George Tillman Jr.’s film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best selling book, “The Hate U Give”. Shamell is also a member of a think tank for actor, activist, and rapper Common’s philanthropic company, Think Common. She often teaches alongside her 7 year old son, Seijani, who focuses on meditation and mindfulness. They were featured in Common’s supergroup, August Greene’s promo campaign for their first single, “Be Optimistic.” She and her son also serve as Radical Joy Advisors to “Contra Tiempo,” a role created by the Urban Latin Dance Theater Company with a focus on healing, socially astute performance and community engagement.

 


Our LA Voices Workshops:
Monday, April 22, 2019 — Friday, April 26, 2019

As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising.

These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register for the workshop via the link below.

Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.

 


Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered byThe Music Center.

LUNCH A LA PARK Yoga reTREAT @ Grand Park's Community Terrace (between Hill and Broadway)
Apr 24 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Wednesdays and Fridays 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

alert: for JUN 26 + 28, yoga location is the Community Terrace Lawn, between Hill and Broadway.

Grand Park’s popular yoga sessions return, giving participants the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and re-energize.

For more information about free fall and winter programming at Grand Park, visit grandparkla.org. Follow Grand Park on Facebook (GrandParkLosAngeles), as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@GrandPark_LA).

Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
LUNCH À LA PARK Food Trucks @ Grand Park
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

 

Part of Grand Park’s noontime LUNCH À LA PARK programs, take a break with rotating food trucks in the park.

Every TUES, WED and THURS from 11am-2pm, come into the sunshine and enjoy everyone’s favorite time of the workday – the mighty lunch. Trucks will be parked on Olive Court (between Grand and Hill) and the Marketplace (between Spring and Broadway just across the street from City Hall, by the playground) with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all park users.

JURORS: Enjoy 10% off during your lunch break, simply show your juror badge. Discount good for both locations – Grand Park’s Marketplace and Olive Court.


Tuesday, October 15

Marketplace (near City Hall)
Shrimp & Taco Stop 
Olive Court (near Starbucks)
Canvas Foods LA
Wise Barbecue
Go Beyond the Bowl
Dreamy Creations

Wednesday, October 16

Marketplace (near City Hall)

Surfer Taco

Olive Court (close to Starbucks)

Rice Balls of Fire
Something Good LA

Thursday, October 17

Marketplace (close to City Hall)
Olive Court (close to Starbucks)
Gourmet Genie
Boba Taco
Comet BBQ
Main Squeeze Lemonade 


Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.

Los Angeles County. Grand Park. The Music Center.

GRAND PARK’S OUR L.A. VOICES Basic Branding & Marketing for Artists presented by the Center for Cultural Innovation @ LA Law Library
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Business of Art Workshop Series

Basic Branding & Marketing for Artists presented by the Center for Cultural Innovation
Facilitated by Katrina Frye
THUR APR 25 // 12noon – 1:30pm // LA Law Library (301 W 1st St, L.A. 90012)

RSVP for the workshop here. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register to guarantee your seat.

Before you make decisions, collaborate, sign contracts, release content have you thought, How does this align with my brand? In this workshop, participants will learn to develop a personal brand, focus on simple marketing, and find a system that works for them. We would love to see all levels and stages of artist professionals join us for this 90-minute interactive session

After years of sitting behind the desk, seeing other’s ideas through, ensuring someone else’s business was operational, Katrina Frye decided to use her expertise with the one community she is most passionate about – ARTISTS. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts she quickly saw a lack of understanding and training on how an artist goes from the studio into the gallery. Katrina began to explore this gap of information and headed back to school to receive her master’s in Arts Management from the Drucker School of Business. Now with ten years of arts management experience Katrina is uniquely positioned to share her findings through Mischief Managed, a company that works to develop independent artists into thriving business professionals. Founded in 2016, Mischief Managed has supported over 100 artists around the nation to achieve their dreams. (www.MischiefManaged.info)


Our LA Voices Workshops:
Monday, April 22, 2019 — Friday, April 26, 2019

As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising.

These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register for the workshop via the link below.

Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.


Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered byThe Music Center.

GRAND PARK’S OUR L.A. VOICES Dance Movement Activism with Shamell Bell @ Grand Park Community Terrace Lawn (between Hill + Broadway)
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Creative Practice Workshop Series

Dance Movement Activism with Shamell Bell

WED APR 24 — FRI APR 26 //  12noon -1:30pm // Grand Park Community Terrace (between Hill + Broadway)

RSVP for the workshop by clicking here. Although walk-ins are welcome, please register to guarantee your seat.

This 3-day workshop focuses on embodied practices such as meditation, theater games, and street dance as community building tools, manifestation practices, and healing modalities. In the culminating event, all are welcome to perform in a flashmob and craft messaging of our collective vision for liberation.

 

Shamell Bell is a mother, community organizer, dancer/choreographer, and doctoral candidate in Culture and Performance at UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures/Dance department. Bell received her M.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego and B.A. with Honors in American Studies and Ethnicity specializing in African American Studies at the University of Southern California. Her work on what she calls, “street dance activism” situates street dance as grassroots political action from her perspectives as a scholar, dancer, and choreographer. Shamell’s research examines street dance movements in South Central Los Angeles through an ethnographic and performance studies lens. Her street dance experience includes featured roles in music videos, award shows, and tours. An original member of the #blacklivesmatter movement, beginning as a core organizer with Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Los Angeles (J4TMLA)/Black Lives Matter Los Angeles to what she now describes as an Arts & Culture liaison between several social justice organizations such as the BLM network, Blackout For Human Rights, The Undercommons at UCLA, among others. She also consults for social justice impact in the tv, film, and music industry with credits such as “community engagement consultant” for George Tillman Jr.’s film adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best selling book, “The Hate U Give”. Shamell is also a member of a think tank for actor, activist, and rapper Common’s philanthropic company, Think Common. She often teaches alongside her 7 year old son, Seijani, who focuses on meditation and mindfulness. They were featured in Common’s supergroup, August Greene’s promo campaign for their first single, “Be Optimistic.” She and her son also serve as Radical Joy Advisors to “Contra Tiempo,” a role created by the Urban Latin Dance Theater Company with a focus on healing, socially astute performance and community engagement.

 


Our LA Voices Workshops:
Monday, April 22, 2019 — Friday, April 26, 2019

As part of Grand Park’s Our LA Voices, Grand Park will offer free workshops on creative practice, as well as the business side of making art in L.A. Topics range from street dance activism and acting, to intellectual property and copyright protection, marketing, entrepreneurship skills and fundraising.

These workshops are free and open to all. Please pre-register for the workshop via the link below.

Parking validation will be provided for workshop attendees for LOT 10 only. Parking Lot 10 is located on N. Broadway between First Street + Temple Street. Parking lot address is 145 N. Broadway, with entrances on Broadway and on Hill St.


Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered byThe Music Center.

LUNCH À LA PARK SPRING CONCERTS featuring L.A.’s Youth Artists @ Grand Park's Performance Lawn (between Grand and Hill)
Apr 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

These weekly lunchtime concerts feature artists from L.A.’s top conservatories and training programs for high school artists. The series includes students from L.A. County High School for the Arts, California School for the Arts, and The Music Center’s Spotlight Program.

The concerts will be held every Thursday until May 30, 2019.

Artist Schedule:

APR 04: Ethan Moffitt from The Music Center Spotlight Program
APR 11: CSARTS-SGV FUSION/Musical Theatre
APR 18: CSARTS-SGV Instrumental Music Conservatory
APR 25: CSARTS-SGV Vocal Arts/Integrated Arts
MAY 02: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
MAY 09: CSARTS-SGV Instrumental Music (guitar, strings, winds, jazz)
MAY 16: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
MAY 23: CSARTS-SGV Classical, Contemporary and Commercial Dance
MAY 30: William Brandt—Spotlight Jazz Combo

 


Information subject to change.

METRO RED or PURPLE LINE TO CIVIC CENTER/GRAND PARK STATION, GOLD LINE TO LITTLE TOKYO/ARTS DISTRICT STATION

Grand Park is an LA County park powered by The Music Center.