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  • June 1, 2023, 6:00 pm: LAPD Olympic Division Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) Meeting

    *Talk to your Senior Lead Officers
    *Captain’s update
    *Guest speaker from the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Division.
    *Parking located at Kyro Medical Center on Menlo Ave/11th St.
    For questions, please contact Olympic Area Community Relations Office at (213) 382-9130

  • June 1, 2023, 7:30 pm: Desk Set

    Network television research librarian Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) finds her job threatened when efficiency expert Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) becomes fixated on replacing the all-female department with cutting-edge computing technology. For the movie’s fictional “EMMARAC” system, IBM provided early supercomputer prototypes to Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, which are impressively captured by cinematographer Leon Shamroy’s CinemaScope lensing. At its core a workplace comedy and a battle between two genders (and Tracy and Hepburn’s eighth of nine films together), Desk Set also eerily forecasts the increased digitization and consolidation of certain careers while interrogating the capitalistic motivations behind workplace efficiency measures.

    To discuss the rich history of women and technology, we’re pleased to be joined by a panel of guests, including Claire L. Evans, author of the book Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet, and Elizabeth Youle, Associate Director of Reference and Public Services at the Margaret Herrick Library.         

    DIRECTED BY: Walter Lang. WRITTEN BY: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron. WITH: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Gig Young, Joan Blondell. 1957. 103 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. 35mm. 

  • June 2, 2023, 1:00 pm: Drop-In Tours: Stories of PRIDE

    Discover cherished works in the museum’s core exhibition, Stories of Cinema, during a drop-in tour with museum educators.

    The Education and Public Engagement team invites visitors to explore Stories of Cinema, the Academy Museum’s ongoing core exhibition that presents diverse, international, and complex stories of moviemakers and the works they create.

    Join museum educators on Friday afternoons to highlight the creativity of movie objects and moviemakers.

    In June, our Drop-In Tours will explore Stories of PRIDE. Celebrate historic firsts, stories, and voices of the LGBTQIA+ community within film with museum educators and special guest drag artists. Conversations may focus on filmmakers such as director Pedro Almodóvar, costume designer Irene Sharaff, and the dynamic storytelling of the animated film Flee (2021). Stories of PRIDE will feature Drag queens who will discuss an area of inspiration or influence in the galleries.

    All are welcome to join this public drop-in style gallery conversation, free with admission, from 1pm to 3pm. Meet educators in the exhibition, on Level 2 in the Wanda Gallery, on Level 3 in the Rolex Gallery, or on Level 4 in the Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery.

    If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email [email protected]

  • June 2, 2023, 2:00 pm: Summer Jam

    Join us on Friday, June 2 from 2pm to 8pm for a free party to kick off the summer season at the museum.

    To officially kick off the summer season, the Academy Museum will host a party on Friday, June 2 from 2pm to 8pm. Summer Jam will take place on The Walt Disney Company Piazza and feature art-making activities, photo activations, and music—all free and open to the public—along with food and beverages by Fanny’s available for purchase.

    Attendees will have free access to the museum’s galleries from 4pm to 8pm on a first-come, first-served basis; capacity is limited. No advanced reservations required.

  • June 2, 2023, 3:00 pm: All Ages Chess Club

    Do you play chess? Interested in learning? Then join Stephen and Avi every Friday afternoon to learn and play chess with other people.

    All ages and levels of play are welcome!

  • June 3, 2023, 11:00 am: Pinocchio

    The 1883 children’s novel by Carlo Collodi inspired the second animated feature produced by The Walt Disney Company, one of the studio’s most enduring classics. This tale of the lonely woodcutter Geppetto and his puppet who longs to be “a real boy” features some of the most vivid imagery in the Disney canon, including the colossal Monstro and Lampwick’s startling transformation scene. The film earned two Oscars, for the original score by Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, and Ned Washington, and the song “When You Wish Upon A Star” by Harline and Washington.

    DIRECTED BY: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske. WRITTEN BY: Ted Sears, Webb Smith, Joseph Sabo, Otto Englander, William Cottrell, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia. WITH: Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub, Walter Catlett. 1940. 87 min. USA. Color. English. Rated G; suitable for ages 6+. DCP.

  • June 3, 2023, 12:30 pm: Drop-In Workshops for Families: Puppets and Pride!

    Join us for family workshops inspired by Pinocchio (1940) and marionette shows from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater!

    The Education team invites families to join museum educators every month to be inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and screenings to create, learn, and have fun!

    Our June workshops will focus on stories of love, belonging, and finding your place in the world. Create original storyboards and characters that tell your story! We are inspired by our Family Matinee screening of Pinocchio (1940) on Saturday, June 3 at 11am.

    We are also excited to welcome the Bob Baker Marionette Theater at each of our workshops this month!

    Join us anytime from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level for the workshop. The marionette show will be presented in our Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

  • June 3, 2023, 1:00 pm: UCLA Gluck String Trio

    Enjoy a free performance by the UCLA Gluck String Trio! This ensemble is comprised of top UCLA string players, with members participating in master classes with acclaimed musicians, receiving honors in festivals and competitions, and performing extensively across the globe. The String Trio will be playing works by F. Hermann, Dvorak, Mozart, and Haydn.

    For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.