LA Opera is opening the backstage doors, and everyone is invited! Walk through the rarely-open-to-the-public backstage areas of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and hear about the creative process directly from the experts from Costumes, Orchestra, Props, and Chorus. Ever wonder how glass breaks on stage? See for yourself with interactive demonstrations!
Join the MOCA Education team for a workshop that plays with concepts of color, design, mood, form, and texture in response to the current exhibition on view. Using various materials, participants will construct a large, communal artwork, as well as individual pieces to take home.
Take a voice lesson with the Master Chorale! Sign up for one of our 15-minute group sessions, held from 12-3pm, and one of our choristers will put your pipes through their paces. It’ll be a fun way—we promise!—to learn what it’s like to be a professional singer.
The Gallery at REDCAT presents Adelita Husni Bey: CHIRON, an exhibition that includes the West Coast premiere of Husni Bey’s most recent film and installation Chiron (2019), commissioned and premiered by the New Museum in January 2019. Postcards from the Desert Island (2011) and 2265 (2015), two of Husni Bey’s most important past works are shown as well.
Visit Grand Park, which celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos. In partnership with Self Help Graphics and Art and LORE Media and Arts, the park presents 50 altars created by local artists and community groups.
Art workshops will be available continuously throughout the day to engage visitors in traditions of Día de Los Muertos; workshops will feature two stations dedicated to art activities related to this commemoration. The Sugar Skull activity will invite guests to draw and paint sugar skull artwork with salt and watercolors, and the Papel Picado station will have traditional decorative crafts made by cutting elaborate design into sheets of tissue paper. LA-based illustrator Danny Gonzalez will facilitate the workshops.
In addition, baile folklórico performances by Grupo Folklórico Huitzillin will take place periodically between 1PM and 3PM.
Make your own art-inspired souvenirs and participate in a cooking demonstration with acclaimed restaurant Otium at The Broad’s Family Weekend Workshops!
Walk-up entries available on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshops are for families with children ages 3 and up.
Experience LA Phil’s Toyota Symphonies for Youth activities at a Music Center Plaza pop-up. Immerse yourself in hands-on workshops, including art projects, an instrument petting zoo, and more! This activity is recommended for children ages 5 to 11. First come, first served.
Visit the all-new Music Center Plaza for a beautiful day in DTLA. Splash in the Plaza fountain, grab coffee at Go Get Em Tiger or a burger at Upstage Burger and more! Join us for a free family-friendly celebration of Día de los Muertos with art making. All are welcome to create Día themed art at workshops guided by professional artists.
MOCA's Ahmanson Auditorium
Dance Camera West presents a selection of short films made by The Merce Cunningham Company highlighting Cunningham’s legendary work as a choreographer and filmmaker, as part of a citywide event taking place at USC, UCLA, and CalArts.
Join the Center Theatre Group Family Fun with activities based on upcoming shows at the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre, including Sting starring in The Last Ship, August Wilson’s Jitney, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, and the world premiere production of King James.
Plus, spin our prize wheel to win Taper or Ahmanson tickets and other fun treats.
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents a selection from the annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival. Audiences of all ages can enjoy short animated films highlighting the most innovative and magical techniques, as well as mesmerizing live-action films from around the world.