Wednesday, January 23

The Foodie Space interactive art exhibit creates a location for foodie Instagrammers and other viewers to immerse themselves in whimsical, interactive elements and murals centered around food. (Courtesy of The Foodie Space)

Viewers can immerse themselves in giant food displays at interactive art exhibit

The Foodie Space caters toward food pho-natics and even lets viewers play with their food. The interactive art exhibit, opening Thursday using the building of the now closed Pasadena Museum of California Art, brings fine art to an unexpected audience: the foodie Instagrammers who have no problem holding up a hungry crowd for the perfect picture. Read more...

Photo: The Foodie Space interactive art exhibit creates a location for foodie Instagrammers and other viewers to immerse themselves in whimsical, interactive elements and murals centered around food. (Courtesy of The Foodie Space)

The Foodie Space interactive art exhibit creates a location for foodie Instagrammers and other viewers to immerse themselves in whimsical, interactive elements and murals centered around food. (Courtesy of The Foodie Space)

Alumna Lava Thomas' art piece, “Freedom Song No. 1,” is featured in the "Pretty Big Things" exhibition. It is made up of tambourines of different sizes covered with colored suede. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Exhibit explores optimism, beauty amid political climate

Brenda Williams canceled her art exhibition emphasizing optimism when she realized Donald Trump was on his way to winning the 2016 election. Williams, the assistant to the chair of UCLA’s design media arts department, said the show’s cancellation allowed the Walter Maciel Gallery to instead show pieces more pertinent to the election, like portraits of immigrants. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Lava Thomas' art piece, “Freedom Song No. 1,” is featured in the "Pretty Big Things" exhibition. It is made up of tambourines of different sizes covered with colored suede. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Lava Thomas' art piece, “Freedom Song No. 1,” is featured in the "Pretty Big Things" exhibition. It is made up of tambourines of different sizes covered with colored suede. (Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)


L.A. Theatre Works put on a production of "Sisters Matsumoto," a play following three Japanese-American immigrants returning home after leaving an internment camp in Arkansas. This version of the production was altered to best suit being recorded for radio, with focus on creating distinct voices for each character. (Courtesy of Jeanne Sakata)

‘Matsumoto Sisters’ addresses relevant topics of immigration, discrimination

Anti-immigrant sentiment and family displacement aren’t just descriptors of Japanese internment in World War II. For director Tim Dang, they’re an eerie parallel to the politics of today, he said. Read more...

Photo: L.A. Theatre Works put on a production of "Sisters Matsumoto," a play following three Japanese-American immigrants returning home after leaving an internment camp in Arkansas. This version of the production was altered to best suit being recorded for radio, with focus on creating distinct voices for each character. (Courtesy of Jeanne Sakata)

L.A. Theatre Works put on a production of "Sisters Matsumoto," a play following three Japanese-American immigrants returning home after leaving an internment camp in Arkansas. This version of the production was altered to best suit being recorded for radio, with focus on creating distinct voices for each character. (Courtesy of Jeanne Sakata)

Beth Lapides is the host and creator of UnCabaret, a comedy live show that is performed  every Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Lapides said they will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, with storylines and stream-of-consciousness comedy techniques instead of standard punchlines. 
(Courtesy of Stephen Blaha)

Alternative comedy show UnCabaret to celebrate inclusivity at its silver jubilee

Beth Lapides performed at The Woman’s Building in Downtown Los Angeles over 25 years ago. The building is known as a hub for artists advocating self-determination, gender equality and social justice, according to the Los Angeles Conservancy. Read more...

Photo: Beth Lapides is the host and creator of UnCabaret, a comedy live show that is performed every Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Lapides said they will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, with storylines and stream-of-consciousness comedy techniques instead of standard punchlines. (Courtesy of Stephen Blaha)

Beth Lapides is the host and creator of UnCabaret, a comedy live show that is performed  every Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Lapides said they will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, with storylines and stream-of-consciousness comedy techniques instead of standard punchlines. 
(Courtesy of Stephen Blaha)

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Art presentation illustrates experiences of Russian people

Art, rather than politics, will be a means by which panelists and a student aim to mend the rift between Russia and America this weekend. “Illustrating Russia: Comic Art, Graphic Narratives & Book Illustration” will be a series of presentations by artists hoping to shed light on the recent phenomenon of graphic narratives in Russia. Read more...

Photo: (Clara Vamvulescu/Daily Bruin)

(Clara Vamvulescu/Daily Bruin)

Autumn Sylve stars in “The Long Christmas Ride Home,” which follows three children on a road trip with their parents during the Christmas season. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Actors perform alongside Japanese-inspired puppets in drama about family, memory

“The Long Christmas Ride Home” cast members did wall sits and pushups in preparation for their latest role: puppeteering. Students from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will perform in playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel’s “The Long Christmas Ride Home” on Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Autumn Sylve stars in “The Long Christmas Ride Home,” which follows three children on a road trip with their parents during the Christmas season. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Autumn Sylve stars in “The Long Christmas Ride Home,” which follows three children on a road trip with their parents during the Christmas season. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


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