the next service is in NYC on March 26

About thesecretcity

The Secret City | Food Offerings

Share.

The Secret City Monsters

 

Our next service is this Sunday, October 27th at 11:30 at Dixon Place. The theme will be MONSTERS, featuring live music, visual art, food, community, The Secret City Singers, storytelling and more. It’ll be scary to face the monsters all around us, but we’ll be together. Join us – there’s
strength in numbers.

Share.

Cultural Calendar October 21st, 2013

tcctsc

Today is Monday, October 21st, 2013. It is the 294th day of the year, there are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. We are in the sign of Libra.

This is Apple Day in the United Kingdom. It’s also International Day of the Nacho in Mexico and the US. Now, that’s something to celebrate.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

In 1858, Jacques Offenbach’s opera Orphee aux Enfers premiered in Paris.

In 1921, the silent film The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, debuted.

In 1940, Ernest Hemingway’s novel, For Whom The Bell Tolls was published.

In 1959, in New York City, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public.

In 1971, the Nobel prize for literature was awarded to Pablo Neruda.

In 1976, the Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to Saul Bellow.

And in 1992, Madonna’s book Sex went on sale.

PEOPLE WERE BORN ON THIS DAY

Poet/philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1772. Jazz great/trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie in 1917. Cuban-American singer, Celia Cruz in 1924. Joyce Randolph (The Honeymooners) in 1924. Author Ursula K. Le Guin in 1929, Manfred Mann in 1940, actor Ken Watanabe in 1959 and reality icon Kim Kardashian in 1980.

PEOPLE DIED ON THIS DAY

American author Jack Kerouac died on this day in 1960. French film director Francois Truffaut in 1984. Maxene Andrews, on the Andrews Sisters, in 1995. And singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died on this day in 2003.

Share.

Kai Margarida-Ramírez

Kai-Margarida-Ramirez

Kai Margarida-Ramírez was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New Mexico.  This double sense of home has given her a unique perspective on post-colonial, feminist and border identity.

Specializing paper cutting and embroidery, Kai’s artwork fuses pop-culture, her family mythology, and intricate handiwork.

Often using photographs taken by her great-great-grandmother, she establishes inter-generational collaborations with her ancestors.

She is attracted to the delicate quality of “craft” media, turning it on its head with strange imagery and snarky text.

Kai is based in Brooklyn, NY and is an MFA Fine Arts candidate at Parsons The New School for Design

 

Email: kai@kaicita.com

Kai Online

tumblr_3instagramwww

Share.

Cultural Calendar October 18th, 2013

tcctsc

Today is Friday, October 18th, 2013.  Today is the 291st day of the year, there are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. We are in the sign of Libra.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

In 1775, African American poet Phillis Wheatley was freed from slavery.

In 1776, in a New York bar decorated with a bird tail, a customer ordered the first, “cock tail.”

In 1851, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was first published as The Whale by a London publisher.

In 1967, Walt Disney released A Jungle Book.

In 1887, the Sherlock Holmes’ mystery A Case of Identity began.

In 1910, E. M. Forster published Howard’s End.

In 1979, Beatlemania opened in London.

In 1978, Circus Circus opened in Las Vegas.

PEOPLE WERE BORN ON THIS DAY

Austrian singer and actress, the great Lotte Lenya was born in 1898. Miriam Hopkins in 1902. Bandleader, composer and actor, Bobby Troup in 1918. Singer and swinger Anita O’Day in 1919. Greek singer/actress and politician Melina Mercouri in 1920. Chuck Berry in 1926. The great Klaus Kinski in 1926. George C. Scott in 1927. And, singer/songwriter, Laura Nyro in 1947. Indian actor, Om Puri in 1950. Playwright Wendy Wasserstein in 1950 and jazz great Wynton Marsalis in 1961.

PEOPLE DIED ON THIS DAY

Julie London, American singer and actress in 2000. Also in 2000 – Gwen Verdon, Broadway dancer and singer and star of Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees and others.

Share.

Cultural Calendar October 13th, 2013

tcctsc

Today is Sunday, October 13th, 2013. It is the 286th day of the year. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year. We are in the sign of Libra, watch that your attention to detail doesn’t turn you into the kind of person that no one wants to have anything to do with.

 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

In 1773, The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier.
In 1884, Greenwich, England, was established as Universal Time meridian of longitude.

In 1903, Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland premiered in New York City.

In 1947 Kukla, Fran and Ollie premiered on Chicago television station, it would run for ten years – and what began as a children’s puppet show would soon attract a much larger adult audience. The show had no script and was entirely improvised.

In 1958, Paddington Bear made his debut.

In 1962, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened on Broadway, starring Uta Hagen, Arthur Hill, Melinda Dillon and George Grizzard.

In 1963 the term “Beatlemania” was coined after the Beatles appeared at the London Palladium.

And on this day in 1985, Sunday in the Park with George closed at The Booth Theatre in New York City after 604 performances.

PEOPLE WERE BORN ON THIS DAY

English fashion designer Charles Worth was born on this day in 1825. English actress Lillie Langtry in 1853. Bassist Art Tatum in 1909. French singer and actor Yves Montand in 1921. Comedian Lenny Bruce in 1925. Greek singer Nana Mouskouri in 1934. And, Ladies and Gentlemen, Marie Osmond was born on this day in 1959.

PEOPLE DIED ON THIS DAY

Actor Clifton Webb in 1966. TV host, Ed Sullivan in 1974. And singer Al Martino in 2009.

THINGS GOING ON ABOUT TOWN

  • James Turrell show at LACMA is on now until April. Go see this spectacular display of light.
  • Monday, Oct 14th at 7p Write Club LA – 6 opposing writers, 7 minutes each, audience picks the winners. Literature as Bloodsport! $5-15 suggested donation. Guerilla Chef a.k.a Michael Dunn selling eats on the patio after. That’s here at the Bootleg.
  • The End of It, a play about the universality of love and heartbreak, is playing at The Matrix Theater until October 20th.
  • Lovers of collaboration, rejoice! Next Sunday, Oct. 20th at The Bootleg, at 2pm sharp join us for a non-denominational super sassy Libra-tastic Tent Revival with the amazing and lovely Rachel Kann, it’s a Zumba-poetry-beatboxing funktacular love revolution/barnraiser. So come already.
  • The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later is playing now through November 15th at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center in Hollywood. See laglc.org for details.
  • And High Desert Test Sites, a site-specific installation and performance event, kicks off this weekend in Joshua Tree and continues to Arizona and New Mexico through October 19th with events at various sites throughout the week. Visit highdeserttestsites.com
  • Opening, October 31 here at The Bootleg: The Late Late Show created & performed by Paul Outlaw. Three acts…three centuries…three spaces: a musical journey from the Antebellum South to Post World War II Los Angeles to the 22nd Century. Runs through November.

 

Share.

Cultural Calendar October 10th, 2013

cultural calandar

Today is Thursday, October 10th. It is the 283rd day of the year, there are 82 days remaining until the end of the year.
This is Literature Day in Finland.

 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

In 1865, John Hyatts patented the billiard ball.

In 1886, the 1st dinner jacket was worn to The Autumn Ball at Tuxedo Park, New York and the tuxedo was born.

In 1917, The Plymouth Theater opened at 236 W 45th St. New York City.

In 1935, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway.

In 1938, Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1st String Quartet premiered.

In 1961, Milk and Honey opened at The Martin Beck Theater New York City for 543 performances.

In 1971, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar premiered in New York City.

And, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton re-married on this day in 1975.

 

PEOPLE WERE BORN ON THIS DAY

French painter Antoine Watteau in 1684. Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1813. Fashion designer Lilly Daché in 1898. Actress Helen Hayes in 1900. Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti in 1901. Composer Vernon Duke in 1903. Trumpet player Sweets Edison in 1905. American pianist and composer Thelonious Monk in 1918. Australian author James Clavell in 1924. Actor, director, screenwriter, and producer Ed Wood in 1924. Playwright and Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter in 1930. Actor Peter Coyote in 1941. Song and dance man Ben Vereen in 1946. Country star Tanya Tucker in 1958.

 

PEOPLE DIED ON THIS DAY

Russian author Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy died in 1875. Singer

Eddie Cantor in 1965. English actor Ralph Richardson in 1983. Actor

Yul Brynner in 1985. The great Orson Welles in 1985. Actor/Superman, Christopher Reeve in 2004. And soprano Joan Sutherland in 2010.

 

 

Share.

Cultural Calendar October 7th, 2013

cultural calandar

Today is Monday, October 7th, 2013. It is the 280th day of the year, there are 85 days remaining until the end of the year. We are in the sign of Libra – watch that your romantic obsessions don’t lead to jail time.

 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

In 1520, the 1st public burning of books took place in Louvain, The Netherlands.

In 1943, the Kurt Weill, SJ Perelman, Ogden Nash musical, One Touch of Venus, premiered at The Imperial Theatre in New York City.

In 1946, Charles Ives’ 2nd string quartet premiered.

In 1957, the TV show American Bandstand debuted on WFIL TV in Philadelphia.

In 1961, after 607 performances, Bye Bye Birdie closed at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City.

In 1982, Cats opened at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City and ran for over 5000 performances.

In 1991, child star Adam Rich (Eight is Enough) was arrested for stealing hypodermics.

In 1993, Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

 

PEOPLE WERE BORN ON THIS DAY

 

Actor Alfred Drake was born in 1914. June Allyson in 1917.

Amiri Baraka, American poet, actor, and activist Amiri Baraka in 1934. Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp in 1951. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1955. Author Sherman Alexie in 1966. Singer, actress and reality TV star Toni Braxton in 1967. Singer-songwriter and Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke in 1968.  Actress Nicole Ari Parker in 1970. And singer-songwriter Taylor Hicks in 1978.

 

PEOPLE DIED ON THIS DAY

Author Edgar Allan Poe in 1849. Author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in 1894. American tenor Mario Lanza in 1959. Irish actor

Cyril Cusack in 1993. And American photographer

Irving Penn in 2009.

 

Share.

The Secret City LA | Upcoming Service

1
Upcoming Events

DREAMS – that magical realm where we all go at night – where we encounter the strange but familiar world of symbols, terror, fantasy, hopes, and the ever-fascinating unfolding of surreality.

This Sunday, October 13th, we’ll be back in LA celebrating DREAMS. It’s a beautiful theme to kick off our new season – and we’ve got a beautiful line up of artists and performers taking part.

Join us at the legendary Bootleg Theater in Silverlake for art, music, singing, performance, food, storytelling, games, dancing, live music, The Secret City Singers and JOY JOY JOY.

It promises to be another big, dreamy day.

charlottefbbutton48x48Click here for our Facebook Event

Share.
1 2 3 8