To Live and Dine in L.A.:
A Live Mixtape
Join hip hop artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), chef Roy Choi, and USC professor Josh Kun for a one-of-a-kind Los Angeles evening, where beats and rhymes (and jarocho and opera) will meet food history and food justice. Through music, video, storytelling, and more, an all-star lineup of very special guests will take us on a DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the Los Angeles Public Library and shine a light on the issues of food insecurity currently facing the city.
- Legendary TV writer, creator, and producer Norman Lear
- A special performance by acclaimed singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd
- Mark Broyard and Roger Guenveur Smith present excerpts from their award-winning “not-too-dark comedy” Inside the Creole Mafia
- KCRW host and culinarian Evan Kleiman with a live taping of “Good Food”
- Jarocho musicians César Castro, Cambalache, and Son del Centro with a fandango for food justice
- Chris Cormier, director of food services at the Los Angeles Mission
- DJ Cavem Moetavation and Alkemia Earth with an interactive Culinary Concert
- Actress Tembi Locke of “The Kitchen Widow” sharing about the comfort of food in times of grief
- L.A. Opera Soprano Lisa Eden singing a menu from the Library’s collection
- “Los Angeles Eats Itself” with a custom menu inspired by one of the city’s most notorious moments
- Restaurateur Nes Abegaze and hip hop DJ Ras G with Ethiopian beats and food stories
- Mexico City legend Luis Perez Ixoneztli with a musical blessing
- L.A. Son Roy Choi and legendary battle rapper MC Supernatural with a never-before-seen Los Angeles recipe freestyle
- All stitched together by DJ Zo (The LINE Hotel, Soho House)
- And much, much more…
Tickets are $20 general admission and $60 VIP (includes seating and a special cocktail reception). Library Foundation Members receive 20% off all tickets with their special code. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Tickets can be purchased through The Regent’s website.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at 7:00 p.m.