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We’re not letting renovations stop us from bringing you the Genuine LA experience! See your favorite Ford artists. Take part in a free JAM Session* (or two or three). Catch a once-in-a-lifetime event. All while exploring L.A. neighborhoods, connecting with old friends and making new ones.

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Old Town Newhall Santa Clarita

Recreation Park San Fernando

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LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes


San Gabriel Mission Playhouse


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Aratani Theatre

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East L.A. Performing Arts Academy  Japanese American National Museum  

Hacienda Heights Community Center

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Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center



Downey Civic Theatre


*JAM Sessions are a free interactive series that invites you to dance, play and experience something unexpected. Check out a JAM in your neighborhood!

Santa clarita valley

Main Street, Old Town Newhall THUR, may 7 • 7:30 PM JAM Session: Japanese Folk Dance THUR, june 4 • 7:30 PM JAM Session: African Dance and Drums THUR, july 2 • 7:30 PM JAM Session: Drum Circle THUR, Aug 6 • 7:30 PM JAM Session: Swing Dance THUR, Sept 3 • 7:30 PM JAM Session: Salsa Dance THUR, Oct 1 • 7:30 PM JAM Session: Tango Dance

mosey along the western walk of stars in newhall

tour the William S. Hart Museum in newhall

San Fernando valley Recreation Park, San Fernando

see the historic Lopez Adobe in san fernando

FRI, july 17 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Samba Dance SUN, Aug 16 • 5:00 PM JAM Session: Accordion FRI, Aug 21 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Hip-hop Dance SUN, Aug 30 • 5:00 PM JAM Session: Mexican Folk Dance SAT, Sept 26 • 5:00 PM JAM Session: Bollywood Dance SUN, Nov 1 • 2:00 PM JAM Session: Aztec Dance

stroll through The Japanese Garden in van nuys

Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo SAT, may 30 • 7:00 pm Peace Transcends – Viver Brasil and Kátia Moraes, part of Aratani World Series

splash in the fountain at grand park

downtown L.A. Ace Hotel Sun, July 19 • 8:00 PM Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Closing Night

Viver Brasil

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes SAT, AUG 22 • 6:00 pm QuierO MOZ y Mas – A Tribute to Morrissey by Eastside Luv


Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo   SAT, Sept 19 • 8:00 PM   Quetzal + TAIKOPROJECT in Concert

Grab some grub at Grand Central Market

browse the last bookstore

hollywood Barnsdall Gallery Theatre

east l.a. East L.A. Performing Arts Academy SAT & SUN, MAY 16 & 17 Versa-Style Ten Year Anniversary Festival SAT • 12:00 PM JAM Session

gather around Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights

SAT, Oct 3 • 8:00 PM The Angel City Jazz Festival: Motoko Honda & Vanessa Vo and Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue with Ambrose Akinmusire and Mat Maneri

beach cities

SAT • 4:30 PM 2 vs 2 Battle & Performances

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

sun • 12:00 PM Dance Workshops

SAT, sept 5 • 8:00 PM Flypoet Summer Classic


warm up next to a fire pit at Dockweiler Beach Ambrose Akinmusire

gateway cities

Lynwood Performing Arts Center

WLCAC Phoenix Hall, Watts

SAT, june 13 • 6:00 PM Un Gran Atardecer by Grandeza Mexicana Dance Academy

FRI, june 19 • 4:30 PM JAM Session: African Dance and Drums

visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center in downey

FRI, SEPT 25 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Tap Dance FRI, Nov 20 • 4:30 PM JAM Session: Samba Dance

Downey Civic Theatre SAT, Dec 5 • 7:30 PM SUN, Dec 6 • 2:00 PM Diciembre Mexicano by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet

take in the watts towers Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet

San gabriel valley Los Camperos

Hacienda Heights Community Center

Rowland Heights Community Center

SAT, june 6 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Cumbia Dance

SAT, june 13 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Square Dance

SAT, july 11 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Zydeco Dance

SAT, june 27 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Caribbean Dance

SAT, JULY 25 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Bollywood Dance

explore the huntington library and gardens in San Marino

SAT, Aug 8 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: African Dance and Drums

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

SAT, july 18 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Samba Dance SAT, aug 1 • 6:00 PM JAM Session: Salsa Dance SAT, Aug 15 • 6:00 PM  JAM Session: Pacific Island Dance

SAT, july 25 • 7:30 PM  ¡Viva La Tradición! – A Tribute to Nati Cano and Los Camperos by Colibri Entertainment

climb a whale at Vincent Lugo Park in san gabriel

Downtown Pomona SAT, july 11 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Drum Circle SAT, Aug 8 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Bollywood Dance SAT, Sept 12 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Cumbia Dance

pomona valley find inspiration in the pomona arts colony

SAT, Oct 10 • 6:30 PM JAM Session: Samba Dance Be the Heart of the Ford Your gift to the Ford Theatre Foundation provides access to quality arts experiences for kids and adults.

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Unless otherwise noted, all photography is used under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Color and contrast adjustments were made to all photos. Cover: Versa-Style, © Randm Vision Photography. Map: photos by Gennia Cui. Santa Clarita Valley: flowers by Jennifer Gaillard; sign by Konrad Summers; background by Kent Kanouse. San Fernando Valley: tree by Konrad Summers; Bollywood JAM Session by Gennia Cui; bush by Mitch Barrie; background by Mulling it Over. Downtown L.A.: Viver Brasil by Gennia Cui; signs by Chris; Plaza de Cultura y Artes courtesy of institution; palm trees by David Bailey; background by AstroZombee23. East L.A./Hollywood/Beach Cities: Versa-Style, © Randm Vision Photography; Ambrose Akinmusire by Bob Doran; plant by Marika Bortolami; background by Bruce Evans. Gateway Cities: tree by WarOnTomato; background by Maëlick. San Gabriel Valley: Los Camperos by Gennia Cui; Mission Playhouse by Laurie Avocado; plant by Janet Crum; background by Bentley Smith. Pomona Valley: plant by wesbl; background by Gail M. Tang.

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