• Sheryl Sandberg option B

    Sheryl Sandberg—Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

    Sunday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.

    $31 (includes one ticket and one signed book)

    Join Sheryl Sandberg, coauthor with Adam Grant, of Option B, in conversation with Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.

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  • 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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  • Ludo Lefebvre and Phil Rosenthal

    Wednesday, May, 10 8:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $10 Members

    Join award-winning celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois) and Emmy-winning Hollywood producer and television star Phil Rosenthal (I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Everybody Loves Raymond) for an intimate conversation about life in the creative and culinary spotlights.

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  • Ariel Levy—The Rules Do Not Apply

    Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.

    Come to the Skirball to hear award-winning New Yorker writer Ariel Levy discuss her new memoir with Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts). Like much of her generation, Levy was raised to resist traditional rules—about work, love, and womanhood. In this profound and beautiful memoir, she chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and of what is eternal.

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    An Evening with the National Book Awards

    Wednesday, May 17, 8:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $10 Members; $8 Full-Time Students

    Celebrate the National Book Awards at an evening of literature, conversation, and cocktails copresented by the Skirball and the National Book Foundation. The National Book Awards are among the most prestigious prizes for American literature, annually honoring the country’s most notable authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Listen as recent winners and finalists—Robin Coste Lewis, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Karan Mahajan—read from their works and discuss the role of the writer in uncertain times. Moderated by David Ulin.

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  • Social Good Salon

    Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.


    Join us for the Skirball’s first Social Good Salon. At this gathering, people of all backgrounds and ages learn about current events and socially relevant topics and then exchange ideas and opinions. At this salon, watch the Social Impact Media Award–winning documentary short Women in Sink (2015).

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  • Eric Liu—You're More Powerful Than You Think

    Wednesday, May 24, 8:00 p.m.


    From the election of Donald Trump to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power. Learn how to be more than a spectator of this new era with Eric Liu, former policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and founder of Citizen University. Bring your questions and prepare to be an active citizen at this talk and town hall–style conversation.

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  • Stephen Tobolowsky—My Adventures with God

    Thursday, June 8, 2:00 p.m.


    Don’t miss legendary character actor and master storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky (Mississippi Burning, Groundhog Day, Memento) share stories from his latest book, My Adventures with God.

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