Smart Night Out is an evening designed to complement our curatorial programs, offering exclusive insights into the work over casual conversation.

At Smart Night Out, you’ll be hosted at YBCA with the following:

• A pre-show discussion with a special guest
• Dinner and drinks
• Complimentary ticket(s) to the featured program
• A post-show meet up with coffee and sweets

This evening features a pre-show conversation with Elena Gross, an Oakland-based writer and cultural critic, and an intimate dress rehearsal of Edgar Arceneaux’s first live work, Until, Until, Until…

About the performance:
Arceneaux created the piece as an investigation of and meditation on an infamous 1981 performance by Broadway legend Ben Vereen, televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration. The performance immerses the audience in the scenery of the presidential celebration, where the relationships between past and present, experience and memory, and fantasy and reality blur as they are filtered through time and the television screen.


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Edgar Arceneaux is supported, in part, by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

YBCA’s Engagement Programming is made possible by The James Irvine Foundation.

All Access Membership in 17-18 is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Bernard Osher Foundation.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Lead Image: Edgar Arceneaux, Until, Until, Until…, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer.