April 19, 2014

Pepperdine Family Arts Fest, March 1

 

Pepperdine University Center For The Arts presents its first-ever Family Arts Fest, a community event to feature free arts activities and performances for children and adults, as well as museum tours and some of Los Angeles' most popular food trucks, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the University's Malibu campus, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

All Family Arts Fest performances and activities are free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks in the main parking lot.

Music and theatre performances will be presented on an outdoor main stage adjacent to the Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard. Performances and participatory arts activities will also take place in the Lindhurst Theatre and Raitt Recital Hall. Children can create art projects or enjoy face painting in the courtyard.

Guided tours will be available for the exhibit of Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. Tours will also be available of the Center for the Arts backstage areas, including the scene shop, where construction is underway for the Fine Arts Division production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

"We consider Family Arts Fest to be our open house for the community. We're excited to share interactive, participatory performances and arts experiences with children and families of all ages. This is a great opportunity to come to the Center for the Arts and learn more about the many ways we can all be touched, be moved, be inspired, and be transformed by the arts," said Rebecca Carson, managing director of the Center for the Arts.

Food trucks include: Calbi Tacos; Crepes Bonaparte; Dogtown Dogs; and The Fry Girl.

Artists scheduled to appear: Contempo (Pepperdine student musical theatre revue); Kas (http://www.audiomack.com/artist/kas); Mango Dreamers (http://mangodreamers.bandcamp.com); Masanga Marimba Ensemble (http://www.masanga.com/); The Fast Track (http://jkriley3.wix.com/keagan); and The Modern Age (http://www.modernageband.com)

Performers and food trucks are subject to change.

Center for the Arts, Pepperdine University, is located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. A full schedule of activities and artists will be available on the Center for the Arts website at: http://arts.pepperdine.edu.