Join us tonight for a lecture by Queen Mary University professor Amanda Vickery on the connections between history and popular culture. On Thursday, join us at the Health Sciences Campus for a critical conversation about death and how to better deal with end-of-life issues. We will also have standby tickets available for the Trade Ceramics of Asia exhibition tour and workshop as well as our trip to experience the food and architecture of Downtown Los Angeles. Keep reading for details on these and other great events!
—The Visions and Voices Team
Amanda Vickery: From the Classroom to the BBC Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
Admission is free. Reservations required. Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP HERE Amanda Vickery is a professor of early modern history at Queen Mary University of London. After building a reputation as a serious scholar, Vickery began writing historical TV and radio programs for the BBC, including At Home with the Georgians and The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen. In an engaging talk interweaved with clips from her work, Vickery will discuss the relationship between history, academia, and popular culture. MORE INFO
Doctors’ Orders for a Good Death: Caitlin Doughty and Lindsey Fitzharris Thursday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m.
Mayer Auditorium, Health Sciences Campus
Admission is free. Reservations required. Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP HERE
Most Americans are uncomfortable talking about death. Unfortunately, this means that most American doctors and patients are ill-equipped to deal with end-of-life issues. In a surprisingly lively conversation, mortician Caitlin Doughty and medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris—leading figures of a new death-positive movement—will address American death denial, its impact on healthcare, and how we can improve the experience of death and dying. MORE INFO
Trade Ceramics of Asia: Exhibition Tour and Ceramics Workshop
Friday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library and Galen Ceramics Studio
Admission is free. While advance reservations are full, we are accepting waitlist reservations. Tickets will also be available on standby. RSVP HERE
Join USC professor and internationally known ceramicist Karen Koblitz for a guided tour of the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s exhibition China Trade: Global Market and Chinese Ceramics, followed by a hands-on workshop in decorating ceramics. Taking inspiration from the exhibition, participants will apply blue patterning onto the surface of readymade ceramic forms. MORE INFO
Six Taste Walking and Food Tour: Downtown Los Angeles An Experience L.A. Event Saturday, April 8, from 10:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Downtown Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. While advance reservations are full, we are accepting waitlist reservations. We also encourage you to attend on standby. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the USC Davis School of Gerontology. RSVP HERE
Experience the food and architecture of Downtown Los Angeles with a walking tour featuring Art Deco skyscrapers, historic landmarks, and delicious restaurants. Sample signature tastes from popular eateries and hidden neighborhood gems while learning about the history, culture, and ongoing revitalization of our city. MORE INFO
Acting through the Art of Auditioning with Donna Lynne Champlin Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall, USC Brain and Creativity Institute
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP HERE
In an interactive master class and actors’ studio, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Donna Lynne Champlin will demonstrate the various areas of auditioning, including specific acting notes, universal acting rules, lyric interpretation, managing mistakes in the room, monologue structure, material selection, what you wear, navigating sub-par material, short cuts and long cuts, and living in the moment while staying grounded in your preparation. MORE INFO
The Hotel Play Saturday, April 15, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Radisson Hotel at USC
3540 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90007
Admission is free. Reservations required. General public reservations are at waitlist only. A limited number of tickets are available for the USC community for the 8 p.m. performance. RSVP HERE
On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles erupted into violence after four white police officers were acquitted in the beating of African American Rodney King. The Hotel Play asks what, if anything, has changed in the past 25 years. A group of friends whose high-school graduation was interrupted by the 1992 civil unrest gather at a South L.A. hotel to celebrate their high-school reunion and confront the consequences of actions taken in their youth. MORE INFO
Lost City: Songs from a Changing Sea Friday, April 21, at 8 p.m.
Tommy’s Place, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP online now! RSVP HERE Rabbit Rabbit Radio will present a newly created song cycle inspired by the ocean and the changes it is undergoing due to climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Crafted by veterans of rock, classical, and pop music, Lost City is a set of songs that navigates a visceral tour through the world’s waterways. Created with the cooperation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, it is an abstract odyssey that reminds us of both the emotional and ecological significance the sea. MORE INFO
Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live 3 Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m.
School of Cinematic Arts Complex, Meldman Park
900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles 90089
Admission is free. Reservations requested. Walk-ups welcome. RSVP beginning Tuesday, April 4, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE
Don’t miss our final event of the season—an incredible evening of music, interactive animation, projection mapping, animated inflatables, and virtual reality. Groundbreaking artist Refik Anadol will create imagery on a super-panoramic 70-foot screen. Patterson + Reckinger’s kinetic op-art abstractions will be accompanied by a toy piano trio. Miwa Matreyek performs her fantastical shadow theatre work inside a multi-projection stage. The VR Visual Music Lounge will offer exciting virtual-reality musical experiences and interactive installations. MORE INFO
For more information on these and other events, please visit our website.
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