Community Connections

Arts for Life’s Community Connections program offers arts experiences to our community through virtual programs, film screenings, talks, and concerts. Everyone is welcome to deepen their understanding of the world through these free and low-cost arts opportunities, and to enjoy a social occasion with other arts enthusiasts.

Community Connections Calendar

Members of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra on stage with their logo projected behind them.

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2024 Time TBA

Comprised of some of the top musicians in the country, this 68-member orchestra conducted by music director Mitch Glickman is dedicated exclusively to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music, and has played with such renowned jazz soloists as George Duke, Christian McBride, and the Yellowjackets. More.

Three members of Versa-Style Dance Company in performance.

Versa-Style Dance Company

Friday, December 8, 2023 at 8 p.m.

Be inspired by the diversity and artistry of Los Angeles’ hip-hop and street dance culture with Versa-Style Dance Company. Named “Los Angeles’ Best Dance Troupe for Hip Hop Empowerment” by LA Weekly, Versa-Style Dance Company brings the exhilaration of street dance onto the stage in this unforgettable evening of dance. More.

Julie Keefe in a white-dotted top holding a microphone and singing

Julia Keefe Quartet

Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7 p.m.

“She gives me hope for the future of jazz.” – Judy Carmichael, NPR
Nationally acclaimed Native American jazz vocalist, actor, activist, and educator Julia Keefe (Nez Perce) honors the legacy of Indigenous contributions to jazz as her quartet perform fresh originals and swinging jazz favorites. More.

Virtual Shakespeare & Friends Aloud

Thursdays at 4 p.m. PT on Zoom

Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members. More.

Past Arts for Life: Community Connections Opportunities