Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friends of Franklin Avenue Get Busy

From time to time, friends ask me if I can plug events that they've masterminded or are participating in. It just so happens that I've heard from three different people this week: Apparently my friends are busy.

So here's what's up. Consider it a "Friends of Franklin Avenue Events Calendar":

:: Our friend Lizzy organized "Immigrant Experience," which begins showing next month at the American Friends Service Committee.

According to the website, "Immigrant Experience" highlights art that demonstrates "the spirituality that immigrants bring to their new landscape, symbolizing not only their connection to their cultures and inheritance, but also what helps them live out their lives and sustains their spirit."

The exhibit opens with an artists reception on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.; after that, the show continues through March 12.

"Immigrant Experience"
American Friends Service Committee
634 S. Spring St., 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90014
(213) 489-1900


:: An old Northwestern friend, Kevin F. Sherry, alerted me to Ruby Lake, the sketch/improv soap opera spoof that he's involved with. The Ruby Lake team have condensed the soap opera's various episodes into one short play, which will run during the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.

Details here. Tix are $10.

Friday, November 21, 2008; 8 p.m.
The Art/Works Theatre
6569 Santa Monica Blvd.


:: Another old NU friend, Maggie Bandur, writes that she recently penned a short play in an evening of easy, bite-sized pieces for The Next Arena, "a very good small theater company I recently got involved in."

The show is called "HISTRIONICS: An Evening of Historical Proportions"; Maggie's play, directed by Stuart Meltzer, is "More White Meat."

Opening night gala takes place Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.; after that, shows are also Nov. 8, 13-15, 20-22, and 28-30. General admission (except opening night) is $18.

The Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd
(@ El Centro, one block East of Vine)

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