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Freud Playhouse at UCLA
405 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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Parking Structure #3 is a quick walk to the Freud Playhouse @ Macgowan Hall. ($3/hr or $12 all day)http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/?locid=195
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Parking is easy to find behind the Freud Theater on the UCLA campus.
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Website

http://nextbook.org/festivals/la2008.html

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In conjunction with the discussions, there will be a family event, featuring storytelling, live music and hands-on workshops.  The event will run from 9:30AM to 1:00pm and is free of charge.

Description

Nextbook’s 2nd Annual Los Angeles Festival of Ideas continues its gathering of noted authors, architects, designers, journalists, photographers, and filmmakers exploring important and exciting currents in Jewish culture.  This year’s encounters examine the fascinating and evolving theme of Jewish Geography, with some of our culture’s foremost creative contributors providing their insight into the schematics of Place, Design, Memory and Imagination.  Confirmed speakers include, famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman talks about the “Shape of LA,” award-winning architect Peter Eisenman will guide the audience through “Space and Memory,” and graphic novelist Ben Katchor and filmmaker Joan Micklin Silver discuss the world of imagination in “Larger Than Life.”  Andy Lipkis, founder of the non-profit organization, TreePeople, will speak on the environment as it relates to Judaism, author and radio commentator Jonathan Kirsch with professor David Biale will take us on a journey to: “Places We’ve Been.”  Other speakers and details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The day-long festival will begin with a family event, free of charge, from 9:30am to 1:00pm, featuring storytelling, live music and hands-on workshops, where children can build their own shtetl or design their own personal space.

About the Ticket Supplier: Nextbook

Created as a locus for Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, Nextbook promotes books illuminating 3,000 years of Jewish civilization. Its programs include: partnerships with public libraries and other organizations to create innovative public programs; the Jewish Encounters book series in which prominent authors consider notable individuals, issues, or events in Jewish history; and Nextbook.org, a website featuring a daily cultural news digest, original features, and an annotated list of recommended books. Nextbook was established to be a gateway to Jewish literature, culture, and ideas for Jews and non-Jews alike.