The Getty Center – Photo (CC BY-SA 3.0): ChristianSchd

Sonnets and Sonatas presents Animals!
How do artists and composers evoke, imitate, mock, or pay tribute to animals, which are both our best companions and our radical “other”? This lecture-concert attempts to answer this question through a presentation by Laure Murat, professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA, and performances of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Faure, Rameau, Rossini, Cage, Gershwin, and others. With special guest Vincent Penot, clarinetist of the Opera de Paris, in his U.S. debut.
When: February 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Where: Getty Center – Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Talk: Preserving Obsolescence
Artist Julia Christensen and author Geoff Manaugh discuss how dynamic shifts in technology and user participation impact our buildings and infrastructure. The conversation will explore how networked culture changes the role of long-standing institutions like museums and universities and examine how society’s complex relationships with ubiquitous technology changes the way it interacts with these institutions and their associated buildings. The evening will conclude with a discussion on how institutions can keep pace with a contemporary rate of technological innovation.
When: February 20, 2018, 7pm
Where: LACMA

Living Building Challenge – Los Angeles Collaborative February Social Mixer
Join us for our first 2018 Living Building Challenge – LA Collaborative Social Mixer at The Rooftop, Standard Hotel in DTLA. Be curious and spirited, and get ready to have some fun! Meet our new steering committee, discuss ideas, share experiences and learn about this year’s LBC-LA goals while enjoying the amazing view!
When: February 21, 2018, 6pm
Where: The Standard, 550 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border
For award-winning writer and former agent for the United States Border Patrol Francisco Cantú, the border is in his blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. His new book, The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border, is haunted by the stories he experienced both while working for the Border Patrol—where he hauled in the dead and delivered to detention those he found alive—and also as a civilian after he abandoned the Patrol and helped an immigrant friend return to Mexico to visit his dying mother. Join us for an eye-opening look at the devastation the border wreaks on both sides as Cantú shares this deeply personal work with journalist Ruxandra Guidi, who frequently reports on immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border region.
When: February 21, 2018, 7:30pm
Where: Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library

Landscape: Natural, Urban and Imagined, a Poetry Event
Suzanne Lummis, poet and editor of the anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, will lead a discussion and poetry reading with four of L.A.’s most distinctive and popular writers and performers. Brendan Constantine, Mary-Alice Daniel, Nicelle Davis and Olga Garcia Echeverria will compose poems inspired by visits to the Arboretum and in exploration of the themes of natural, urban and imagined landscapes. Included in admission; members free
When: February 24, 2018, 2pm
Where: Los Angeles Arboretum Library


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