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Here’s the Complete Schedule for Grand Performances Summer 2017 Events

April 26, 2017 by Brian Champlin

Grand Performances has been providing free cultural entertainment to Los Angeles for some 30 years, and the 2017 edition promises an eclectic mix of events that’s sure to offer something for angelenos of all dispositions.

From staged readings from award-winning playwrights to internationally acclaimed musical performers, this summer’s calendar is jam-packed with globally inspired gatherings, all taking place at California Plaza in Downtown L.A.

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Key highlights for this year include The Earth Harp (the largest playable instrument in the world), a special beer-themed series in partnership with Angel City Brewery’s Ale Academy, plus a season-ending performance by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on September 22.

Check out the full schedule of free events below, and be sure to bookmark a few dates!

Grand Performances 2016 press photo

Image via Grand Performances

Grand Performances Summer 2017 Schedule

Gospel Lunch
FRI, JUN 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective
FRI, JUN 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM
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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective
SAT, JUN 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Bridging The Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
FRI, JUN 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM

The Secret City
SUN, JUN 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM

L.A. X GDL: Gaby Moreno | Caloncho
SAT, JUN 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Long Beach Opera – FRIDA
FRI, JUN 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes and New Originals
SAT, JUN 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Hip Hop: First Peoples, New Voices
SAT, JUL 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM

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Beer 101 – History & More
THU, JUL 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse
FRI, JUL 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Rahim AlHaj – Letters from Iraq | Asher Shasho Levy
SAT, JUL 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Cornerstone Theater Company – Magic Fruit
SUN, JUL 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM

L’Orchestre Afrisa International with special guest Ricardo Lemvo
SAT, JUL 15, 2017at 8:00 PM

Taste is (Almost) Everything – The Art and Science of Evaluating Beers
THU, JUL 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Sidestepper | Buyepongo
FRI, JUL 21, 2017 R 8:00 PM

Her Voice: Riffat Sultana | Meklit | Ulali
SAT, JUL 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

La Linea
FRI, JUL 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM

MOTHERSHIP LANDING: Funk and The Afrofuturist Universe of ’77
SAT, JUL 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Peter & The Wolf – The Classical
SUN, JUL 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM

What Began in the Fires
SUN, JUL 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Beer Pairings – How to Turn a Good Meal Great
THU, AUG 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

NO SIDE NOW – Los Angeles Performance Practice
FRI, AUG 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Dorian Wood – Entre Les Étoiles (Among the Stars) | Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole
SAT, AUG 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Peter & The Wolf – Big Funky Jazz Band
SUN, AUG 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM

9066::13769 (Executive Orders that Exclude)
THU, AUG 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Gospel Lunch
FRI, AUG 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Septeto Santiaguero
FRI, AUG 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Hamed Nikpay
SAT, AUG 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Peter Y la Loba – Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band
SUN, AUG 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM

Daymé Arocena
FRI, AUG 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Cameron Graves | Leon Ware Tribute
FRI, AUG 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Daedelus Grooves for COLA20
SAT, AUG 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Peter & The Wolf – Edición Latinx
SUN, AUG 20, 2017 sy 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM

未来の歴史 Mirai No Rekishi / History of the Future – Mark de Clive-Lowe
SAT, AUG 26, 2017 sy 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
FRI, SEP 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM


Before attending be sure to check grandperformances.org for any updates on event timings or new additions the calendar.

Parking is available in the California Plaza parking garage off Olive Street between 1st and 4th Streets for a special event rate of $8 (cash only) and is available 90 minutes before listed show times. Transit via Metro (exit Pershing Square station) is also highly encouraged!

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