Historic Tour of Downtown LA with Charles Phoenix
Take a private trip with LBO and discover some of LA's historic and iconic landmarks, complete with some special surprises for opera lovers only! Get a tour of Old Chinatown, Olvera Street (LA's first street), a walk through the historic homes of Caroll Avenue, and much more. Led by Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix, get in tune with the Angeleno culture, find opera in the most surprising spaces and view this eclectic city from a whole new perspective. This tour is five hours long with a break for lunch. The tour includes foot travel and stairs, so wear your walking shoes! Reserve your tickets online.
- Sunday, May 3, 11AM - 4PM
- Tour Departs from Union Station, Los Angeles
- Hosted by humorist, chef, and author, Charles Phoenix
FREE event for the city of Long Beach
some like it hot - cemetery screening
LBO and the Long Beach Cinematheque for a free night with Marilyn Monroe in one of her greatest roles - Sugar Kane Kowalczyk in Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot. Bundle up, get cozy, and join us for a free flick, food truck fare, and a Friday the 13th cemetery picnic! No tickets required - simply show up and claim your plot!
Gates open at 6:30pm and the film begins at 8pm. Space is first come, first serve on the cemetery lawn. Picnic blankets and baskets, low-back chairs, and ice chests are all welcome. Food trucks will also be at the event and take either cash or credit. Limited free parking is available in the cemetery lot or ample street parking is available around the cemetery.
meet the composer: tobias picker
Thayer Hall - The Colburn School
200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012
What better way to prepare for our season opener than with the composer himself! Tobias Picker, called “our finest composer for the lyric stage” by Wall Street Journal, is one of the most prolific and most performed American composers of opera today. Join us for an afternoon in conversation with Tobias and enjoy sneak-peek excerpts of his Émile Zola adaptation of Thérèse Raquin. Students and current LBO subscribers can attend free of charge by reserving a ticket through ticket services!