Eleven cultural organizations along the arts-centric stretch of Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles are presenting a free, one-day cultural event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Grand Ave Arts: All Access,” on Grand Avenue between Temple and Sixth streets, will feature performances, exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours and interactive, family-friendly activities.
Participating institutions include The Broad, Center Theatre Group, Colburn School, Grand Park, LA Opera, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, MOCA, The Music Center and REDCAT. The event is also designed to welcome The Broad as it joins the arts pacesetters along Grand Avenue.
Highlights of the event include architectural tours of The Broad, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, which features two floors of gallery space to showcase its comprehensive collection of postwar and contemporary art. On the plaza next to The Broad, attendees may enjoy musician Tim Hecker’s “Really Eternal Music.”
Other musical performances include a working orchestra rehearsal of LA Opera’s production of Jake Heggie’s opera “Moby-Dick;” a recital featuring singers from LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program; and an exhibition of LA Opera costumes, wigs, set design and more at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, will provide a live a cappella performance in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall.
A large-scale Día de los Muertos art installation, including more than 75 altars and art pieces enhanced by dance performances, spanning both The Music Center Plaza and Grand Park, will be on view.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “VAN Beethoven” will offer an innovative mobile experience that utilizes a virtual reality to transport audiences inside Walt Disney Concert Hall for a 3D performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Los Angeles Central Library’s will give a look into their exhibition “To Live and Dine in LA,” a collection of historic Los Angeles menus from the past century.
In addition to these activities and more, many of the restaurants of the participating organizations are offering discounts on food and beverages. A fleet of food trucks parked by Grand Park will provide other dining options.
All events are free. Reservations are not required.
For a full schedule, visit grandavearts.tumblr.com or call (213)972-8500.
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