September 19, 2015: 7pm – RENT PARTY with Robby Herbst, co-founder of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest and organizer of the Llano del Rio artist collective, will give us a tour of the collective’s guides to the city and his research into behavioral architecture. ldrg.wordpress.com/guides/
Those who joined us in June for UC-R professor Michael Alexander’s excellent presentation, the Dao in Downtown, will remember the intimate sound of the Jason Golday Trio, who performed after the talk. Jason, his jazz guitar, and his band will be back to perform after Robby’s presentation, as food is served and mingling encouraged.
Rent Parties: Come check out our rent parties and support the #skidrowmuseum !
Rent parties developed during the Harlem Renaissance as a means for Black tenants in the area, often targets of discriminatory rent pricing as well as low wages, to make ends meet. These events centered around living room concerts and were known to feature such luminaries as Fats Waller.
In keeping with the intellectual tradition of the Harlem Renaissance, LAPD’s rent parties take the form of salons featuring local scholars and feature food, drink and live jazz.
Admission is by donation ($15 suggested), with all proceeds directly supporting the museum.