Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

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Open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 PM,
and two hours prior to most performances. 

Family Arts Fest

Featuring Versa-Style Dance Company

Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 11 AM–3 PM • Versa Style Performance: Noon

Smothers Theatre & Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard

Enjoy a family-friendly day of art, food, and fun, featuring face-painting, museum tours, backstage tours, an interactive dance party, and a free public performance by L.A.-based Versa-Style Dance Company—a dynamic troupe of some of the hippest street dancers in L.A. The energetic and uplifting show features hip-hop specialties like popping, locking, breaking, and house, along with salsa, West African, and merengue. Versa-Style Dance Company has some of the most committed and conscientious young artists in town, representing the diversity and beautiful complexity of Los Angeles; they aim to break down barriers of race and socio-economic backgrounds using dance to promote the freedom of expression, freedom of individuality, hard work, and self-discipline. 

The day will also feature performances by the upbeat, danceable, and family-oriented Masanga Marimba, playing traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America, and face-painting by Rainbow Painted Smiles.  Pepperdine music and theatre students will perform popular musical renditions, opera, sketch comedy, improv games, and more.

The Weisman Museum features the exhibition Larry Bell: Pacific Red, which includes a new walk-through installation which explores the optical and reflective qualities of red glass.

TWO art projects will continue throughout the day: a big collaborative tree mural AND a take-home popsicle stick bird puppet!

What Time? What's Happening?
11 a.m. Masanga Marimba Performance, Backstage Tour & Art Projects
11:30 a.m. Masanga Marimba Performance, Museum Tour & Art Projects
12 p.m. Versa-Style Dance Company Performance 
12:30 p.m. Versa-Style Dance Company Performance, Face Painting & Art Projects
1 p.m. Versa-Style Dance Company Interactive Dance Party, Face Painting & Art Projects
1:30 p.m. Pepperdine Student Music Performance, Face Painting & Art Projects 
2:00 p.m. Backstage Tour Face Painting & Art Projects 
2:30 p.m. Pepperdine Student Theatre Performance, Museum Tour, Face Painting & Art Projects 
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Sign Up for Backstage Tours & Museum Tours!

Join us for a free Smothers Theatre backstage tour at 11 AM or 2 PM and a free tour of the Weisman Museum's Larry Bell exhibition at 11:30 AM. or 2:30 PM

**Update: Online registration for the 2pm Backstage Tour has been filled. Please join us in person on the day for last minute spots on the tour.  

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Box Office

310.506.4522

 

Open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 PM,
and two hours prior to most performances.