• 1A and KPCC In Person

    January 15, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $12 Skirball and KPCC Members

    When it comes to California, politics, and the national stage, the Golden State has recently proved to be more of a bankroller than a decision maker. Presidential candidates roll up and roll out of state, but not before hitting up deep-pocketed donors. Californians have gotten used to paying … but are these politicians paying attention to Californians? Join 1A host Joshua Johnson for some much-needed conversation about the complicated relationship between our state and the nation.

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  • Alison Laichter

    Jewish Meditation

    Tuesdays, January 22 and February 19, 2:00 p.m.

    $5 General

    Find your center and quiet your mind with meditation teacher Alison Laichter, founder of the Jewish Meditation Center in New York City. Drawing from the long history of contemplative practice within Judaism, Laichter infuses meditation techniques with Jewish language, intentions, texts, and understanding for an inclusive and illuminating session.

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  • An Evening with Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman

    An Evening with Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman

    Wednesday, January 23, 8:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $10 Members

    Join artist Maira Kalman and her son, curator-artist Alex Kalman, for a conversation about their new family memoir and exhibition, Sara Berman’s Closet. Hear about their process and the inspiration for the works.

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    Nadine Epstein—Elie Wiesel: An Extraordinary Life and Legacy

    Sunday, February 3, 11:00 a.m.

    $10 General; FREE to Members and Full-Time Students

    Join Nadine Epstein, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Moment Magazine, for a multimedia presentation about Nobel Prize winner, author, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Drawing from Epstein’s new book, the presentation will highlight reflections of Wiesel’s friends, colleagues, and family—including Elisha Wiesel, Ben Kingsley, Itzhak Perlman, Oprah Winfrey, and others. Interviewed by one of Wiesel’s former students, journalist Sonari Glinton, Epstein will provide a multifaceted portrait of this great humanitarian.

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  • Zora Neale Hurston

    Barracoon: A Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston

    Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.

    $20 General; $15 Members and Full-Time Students

    In 1927, acclaimed African American novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston interviewed the last living freed slave who arrived on a slave ship from Africa. This remarkable oral history was only published in 2018. In this tribute to Hurston’s pioneering work and in honor of Black History Month, Tony Award winner L. Scott Caldwell and the venerable Bill Cobbs from the Ebony Repertory Theatre will present a staged reading from Barracoon: The Story of the “Last Black Cargo.”

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