Skirball Center's 'Sunset Concerts' Season Features Yiddish Tango Club Tonight
Tonight, August 21, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., the Skirball Cultural Center's eighteenth annual Sunset Concerts season continues with the Yiddish Tango Club.
From the early "milongas" to the Yiddish theater, Yiddish tangos have been a voice of Argentina's Jewish people and their culture for centuries. Part of the new wave of Jewish music, L.A.'s Yiddish Tango Club combines traditional Jewish music with a Latin flair, exploring a fluid and imaginative amalgamation of the two genres. Argentine diva Divina Gloria and dancer Bruce Bierman will join bandleader Gustavo Bulgach and the Yiddish Tango Club to create a memorable night of Jewish music.
Arrive early and hear rare original recordings of klezmer tango from Gustavo Bulgach's own collection, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Yiddish Tango Club is presented as part of "VIVA!" an ongoing Skirball initiative that explores connections between Jewish and Latin American cultures through lectures, conversations, and performing, visual and media arts.
The Skirball's free concert series, Sunset Concerts, features an eclectic mix of traditions and styles. The six Thursday evenings are presented in the Skirball's picturesque central courtyard, where music fans of all ages sing along, dance in the aisles, and gather at the foot of the stage. A popular choice for a group outing, family-friendly fun, or a romantic date night, Sunset Concerts also invite Angelenos and out-of-towners alike to dine al fresco, visit the Museum galleries, and explore the Skirball's distinctive architecture and hillside setting.
The remaining schedule of the 2014 Sunset Concerts is as follows: the California debut of Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas (July 31); The Haden Triplets (August 7); Flaco Jiménez and Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs (August 14); Yiddish Tango Club (August 21); and Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (August 28). All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m.
SUNSET CONCERTS 2014
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500 • skirball.org
FREE ADMISSION; no reservations
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis
Sunset Concerts parking: $10 per car (cash only); carpooling is encouraged
Street parking strictly prohibited
Or take Metro Rapid 761
Concertgoers must show a date-of-concert Skirball parking stub, Metro pass, or taxi receipt for concert admission.
All Skirball exhibitions (except Noah's Ark) are free and open until 10:00 p.m. during Sunset Concerts, including The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats and Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America.
Zeidler's Café's dinner buffet starts at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made starting two weeks prior to the Thursday evening concert by calling (310) 440-4575. Lighter fare can be purchased at Zeidler's Cart.
Guests may bring their own food. Note: No outside alcoholic beverages or chairs are permitted.
About the Skirball - The Skirball Cultural Center is dedicated to exploring the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It welcomes and seeks to inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity. Guided by our respective memories and experiences, together we aspire to build a society in which all of us can feel at home. The Skirball Cultural Center achieves its mission through educational programs that explore literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; through the display and interpretation of its permanent collections and changing exhibitions; through an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah's Ark story; and through outreach to the community.
Visiting the Skirball - The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Museum hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admission to exhibitions: $10 General; $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $5 Children 2 - 12. Exhibitions are always free to Skirball Members and Children under 2. Exhibitions are free to all visitors on Thursdays. For general information, the public may call (310) 440-4500 or visit skirball.org. The Skirball is also home to Zeidler's Café, which serves innovative California cuisine in an elegant setting, and Audrey's Museum Store, which sells books, contemporary art, music, jewelry, and more.