• Joan Nathan—King Solomon’s Table

    Thursday, April 6, 2:00 p.m.

    FREE

    Driven by a passion for discovery, King Solomon is said to have sent ships around the world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that still bears fruit today. With King Solomon’s appetites in mind, Joan Nathan—the much-loved James Beard Award winner—gathers more than 170 recipes that span the millennia in this cookbook. In anticipation of Passover, discover the diverse cuisines of the global Jewish diaspora at this afternoon conversation between Nathan and Evan Kleiman (KCRW’s Good Food).

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  • Kosher/Soul: Black and Jewish Foodways

    Thursday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

    Discovering Kosher/Soul:
    FREE;
    Kosher/Soul in the Kitchen:
    $20 General; $15 Members; $10 Full-Time Students

    In these two programs, Michael W. Twitty, the acclaimed African American Jewish food writer, culinary historian, and TED Fellow, explores race, culture, food, faith, and history through what he calls “Kosher/Soul.” Discovering Kosher/Soul

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  • Boris Fishman—Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo

    Thursday, April 20, 8:00 p.m.

    FREE

    In his latest novel, Boris Fishman, the Jewish, Belarus-born author of the critically admired award winner A Replacement Life, turns to a different kind of story—an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family centered on Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

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  • Wide Awake

    Wide Awake, Part II

    Sunday, May 7, 2:00 p.m.

    $12 General; $8 Members and Full-Time Students

    Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, the Los Angeles Poetry Festival, and the Skirball copresent a lively afternoon of readings centered around the celebrated anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, plus a special reading by acclaimed guest poet Stephen Dobyns (Winter’s Journey; Black Dog, Red Dog).

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