The Bridge Theater @ A Place Called Home is quickly becoming a vibrant art and culture hub in South Central Los Angeles. This month, The Bridge Theater hosts two exciting public events: Global storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents its first-ever Spanish language StorySLAM in Los Angeles on Feb. 26 and American Youth Symphony brings classical music to the community on Feb. 29.
The Moth StorySLAM is a must-see event. Anyone with a story to share has a chance to tell their tale before a live audience! The stories and storytellers are diverse, creating a unique and often enlightening experience for the audience. Since its founding in 1997, The Moth has presented more than 30,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
The Moth StorySLAMS are open-mic contests accessible to anyone who wants to tell a story related to the night’s theme. The Feb. 26 SLAM theme is “Conexiones” (Connections). Storytellers are to prepare a five-minute true story in Spanish about a connection. A connection made or lost. Stories about Facebook friends or childhood friends. Memories of relatives in distant countries or the grandmother who lives in your same house. Before the event begins, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat” to be picked at random. One by one, storytellers take the stage and are judged by teams of judges selected from the audience. At the end of the night, a StorySLAM winner will be declared!
In addition to bringing a popular storytelling experience to South Los Angeles, The Moth StorySLAM is an opportunity for teen members in APCH’s theater production class to showcase their stage and house management skills. Attendees may even get to experience some of our members in the spotlight, live on stage!
Pay what you can tickets will be available at the door. To secure tickets in advance and learn more about participating as a storyteller, visit themoth.org.
The Moth StorySLAM: “Conexiones”
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 7-9 p.m.
On February 29, APCH proudly partners with the renowned American Youth Symphony (AYS) to bring classical music to South Central. The Community Music Festival will include performances and hands-on activities that are sure to be a treat for youth and families who want to learn more about classical music.
AYS provides classical music fellowships to virtuosic young adults and free concerts to the Los Angeles community as part of its commitment to creating access and opportunity for everyone to experience classical music. The festival will feature an assortment of classical and contemporary music, performed by various AYS chamber ensembles.
Highlights include a woodwind quartet, a string quartet, and instrument demonstrations. Audiences can get up close and personal with instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo and enjoy a meet and greet with performers. The event will also feature concessions for purchase from APCH’s social enterprise program and special prizes via a free opportunity drawing.
The Community Music Festival is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to experience classical music, up close and personal, in South Central!
Community Music Festival
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Both events will be held at The Bridge Theater @ A Place Called Home, located at 2901 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011. Street parking is available.