Upcoming Events

September 4

Steve Aoki with Howie Mandel

Steve Aoki is an Asian-American electronic musician, record producer, DJ, and music executive. He has collaborated with artists such as BTS, Daddy Yankee, Migos, Tiesto, Linkin Park, blink-182, Lil Jon, and Fall Out Boy, and has released several Billboard-charting studio albums, notably Wonderland, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013. His most recent album, Neon Future III, which serves as the third chapter of the Neon Future concept albums, featured Louis Tomlinson, Lil Yachty, Bill Nye, Mike Posner, and many more. Blue is his remarkable story―in pictures and words― the superstar DJ/producer who started Continue reading…

September 12

An Evening with

Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe is the author of the popular webcomic xkcd and the science question-and-answer blog What If. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time supporting himself through the sale of xkcd t-shirts, prints, posters, and books.  He appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles in conversation with Will Wheaton when his book, What If was published.For any task you might want to do, there’s a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no Continue reading…

September 16

An Evening with

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and the bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.  He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.  Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news.  Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how Continue reading…

September 17

An Evening with

Malcolm Gladwell (Riverside)

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and the bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers—and why they often go wrong.  He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers.  Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news.  Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how Continue reading…