LA Made

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LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the City.

Season 8: June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024


Upcoming Events


Paul Thompson and his robots
February 24, 2024 12:00 PM
Overview and demonstration of full-size entertainment robots and animatronics. Live speaker with multiple examples of robots, materials...


Lilly Padilla and her book
February 24, 2024 1:00 PM
What impacts our metabolism and inflammation? Preliminary research has shown that gut health plays an important role, also adding even a...


Evan Burse wearing a blue hat and tshirt
February 28, 2024 3:00 PM
Evan Burse is an animation professional who switched to operating an online business and has been successful. Evan teaches how he grew his...


kids painting at a library event
March 2, 2024 12:00 PM
Within the Art Era program we will dive into the fundamentals of art and creativity. Audiences will have a chance to explore structure,...


Paul Stein at a piano
March 2, 2024 1:30 PM
Enjoy the beautiful music of Vivaldi, Kreisler and Joplin, played by violinist Paul Stein, a 36-year member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic...


L.A. Baroque members with their instruments
March 2, 2024 2:00 PM
Members of Los Angeles Baroque, a community-based ensemble, will give a performance of music from the Baroque period (1600-1750), playing...


elliot kuhn
March 2, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join Elliott Kuhn of Cottonwood Urban Farm for a discussion on fruit tree pruning basics for deciduous and evergreen trees. Proper cuts,...


Staci Mintz and a person doing yoga in the background
March 5, 2024 1:00 PM
This is a workshop/presentation on meditation/mindfulness. She will go over the history of meditation, the benefits of meditation (...


Yvonne Savio in a garden
March 6, 2024 4:00 PM
In this class, we will be discussing elements to consider and techniques for successful home composting via PowerPoint presentation and...


Magical Katrina sitting on a stage
March 7, 2024 2:00 PM
This award-winning magic show is jam-packed with several jokes and silly moments. Katrina has over 10 years of experience performing magic...


kids painting at a library event
March 7, 2024 3:30 PM
Within the Art Era program, we will dive into the fundamentals of art and creativity. In this class, audiences will have a chance to...


Heather Nevell doing a sound bath
March 7, 2024 4:15 PM
Sound bathing is a form of meditation, a massage for your brain, using crystal bowls, drums, elemental chimes, and other modalities. The...


five play books in front of blue kleig lights
March 9, 2024 2:00 PM
Interact Theatre, in partnership with LA Made and the Department of Cultural Affairs, presents a staged reading series of exceptional plays...


a group of chamber musicians
March 9, 2024 4:00 PM
LA native composer and producer Brendan Eder creates a kaleidoscopic musical blend of classical, experimental rock, jazz, electronic, and...


images from LA Times 404 instagram feed with logo overlay
March 10, 2024 2:00 PM
Join your favorite Los Angeles content creators, "404 by L.A. Times," for a fun and entertaining discussion about the city we love....


Marty Fidelman in front of a red curtain
March 14, 2024 6:00 PM
Stand Up comedy show with 5–7 clean, professional, and respectful comedians. In addition, comedians performing are always a very diverse...


Mona Wells leading a yoga class
March 15, 2024 1:30 PM
Yoga and Expressive Arts (YEA!) is an experiential workshop with a foundation in gentle Hatha yoga, including visualization and relaxation...


Paul Stein at a piano
March 15, 2024 2:00 PM
Enjoy the beautiful music of Vivaldi, Kreisler, and Joplin, played by violinist Paul Stein, a 36-year member of the Los Angeles...


Monica Sarin bollywood dancer
March 16, 2024 2:00 PM
This fun class offers dance and movement for all levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned performer looking to learn a new style or...


2 starfish on the shore at sunset
March 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Based on the well-known "Starfish Story" parable, The Neurodivergent Starfish Story provides a detailed background in what ASD is, how it...


Dr. Darren Himeless and a chessboard
March 23, 2024 1:00 PM
Learn chess basics (or more advanced) with the founder of LA Chess Ladder! This program is geared towards an audience of all ages and...


photos of tango dancers
March 23, 2024 3:00 PM
This dance instruction program explores the essence of Argentine Tango, a social partner dance based on connection. Designed with the...


Heather Nevell doing a sound bath
March 26, 2024 4:00 PM
Sound bathing is a form of meditation, a massage for your brain, using crystal bowls, drums, elemental chimes, and other modalities. The...


Yvonne Savio in a garden
March 26, 2024 4:00 PM
In this class, we will be discussing how to grow vegetables and herbs, including basic growing considerations and techniques via PowerPoint...


white daisy inside a purple heart drawing
March 30, 2024 4:00 PM
Participants will learn techniques that will help with stress management, improved focus, enhanced visualization skills, and positive...


magician holding up poker cards and the LA Made logo
April 11, 2024 4:00 PM
Wayne presents an entertaining magic show that combines music, audience interaction, and comedy. Most important is Wayne's message about...


five play books in front of blue kleig lights
April 13, 2024 2:00 PM
Interact Theatre, in partnership with LA Made and the Department of Cultural Affairs, presents a staged reading series of exceptional plays...


Watercolor roses and the LA Made logo
April 13, 2024 2:00 PM
Discover the joy of watercolor painting with instructor Melissa Elliott. During this 90-minute session, we will cover the fundamentals of...


person holding a musical instrument
April 13, 2024 4:00 PM
Taro Wayama, Japanese-born guitarist/composer with a Masters and Bachelors of music degree from the University of Southern California,...


children smiling while sitting in front of their paintings
April 14, 2024 2:00 PM
Join the co-founder of Viridian Art Academy for a Teen/Kids/Adult Painting afternoon! Participants will learn social-emotional art...


a person holding a basket with various vegetables in it and the LA Made logo
April 20, 2024 2:00 PM
Workshops begin with an introduction and lecture on food safety, followed by a short lecture on the history and necessary supplies and...


person standing in front of a drum. the la made logo in the corner.
April 20, 2024 2:00 PM
This program introduces audiences of all ages to Japanese taiko drumming in three ways:Performances of traditional and contemporary...


a person smiling and holding up a big bowl filled with salad
April 20, 2024 3:00 PM
Lilly Padilla is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, holistic nutrition chef, 12-year cancer survivor, and the author of the...


a person playing the drums with their hands
April 20, 2024 3:00 PM
Louie Cruz Beltran is a well-known master conguero and percussionist who demonstrates and discusses various rhythms, where they...


spring rolls and the la made logo in the top corner
April 22, 2024 4:00 PM
Vietnamese Spring Rolls are scrumptious and a healthy choice of food. They are served cold (not fried) and filled with fresh crunchy...


spring rolls and the la made logo in the top corner
April 23, 2024 4:00 PM
Vietnamese Spring Rolls are scrumptious and a healthy choice of food. They are served cold (not fried) and filled with fresh crunchy...


hands writing Chinese calligraphy
April 27, 2024 11:00 AM
Chinese calligraphy has been a traditional art of Chinese writing for more than 5000 years. It is especially significant and important...


image on the left is of a person wearing a suit, the image on the right is a person holding up a pack of astronaut food
April 27, 2024 1:00 PM
Food in space is more than sustenance – astronauts crave the flavors of the planet they left behind. This lecture is about how the human...


three people outdoors, two holding up jars with pickled food inside and the other is holding up a vegetable
April 27, 2024 2:00 PM
A family-friendly hands-on pickling workshop that introduces folks to basic concepts in fermentation and vinegar pickling for the home...


musician posing in front of their instrument
May 2, 2024 3:00 PM
The audience will journey through a performance of the ancient Chinese guzheng and vocals sung in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin....


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