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February 2019

The Greek Chorio

February 22 - February 23
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095 United States
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The Greek chorio has been a frequent subject of interest to anthropologists, who have written extensively about rituals, kinship structures, work and gender. Increasingly, the subject has come under the scrutiny of archaeologists, who have carefully traced the material remains of villages and households in order to reconstruct the lives of those who lived outside of better studied cities and towns. This symposium aims to examine the Greek village over time -- through its most ancient manifestations, its Byzantine remains,…

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March 2019

Carrie Mae Weems, Past Tense

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, 90015 United States
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West Coast Premiere As Billie Holiday sings— the same ole story, but it’s new to me.... Acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems, deemed “one of the more interesting artists working in the gap between art and politics” by The New York Times, has created a new performance-based work, Past Tense. Through music, text, projection and video, Past Tense features singers Eisa Davis, Alicia Hall Moran, Imani Uzuri and Francesca Harper, poet Carl Hancock Rux and music director Craig Harris. The performance…

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Yedikule: Fortress Turned Prison

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This special event presents rebetiko music inspired by the fearsome prison in Thessaloniki, dramatic readings of the testimonies of the prisoners, and images from inside the cells. Once a Byzantine fortress known as the Heptapyrgion, the prison is now used as offices for the archaeological service, for performances, and for exhibitions. Yet, the voices of the prisoners and the music they inspired still resonates within the structure's walls.

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April 2019

Classical debt ‘after’ the crisis: Greek antiquity in the era of Grecovery

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall, 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Drawing from her latest book, The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity, Johanna Hanink, Professor at Brown University, shows that our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes our view of the modern country and its recent crises.    

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June 2019

Opening Night LAGFF @ UCLA

June 3
James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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