June 16, 2013, 02:00 PM | The 4th annual Bloomsday celebration is fueled by the musicality and raucous dialogue defining the “Sirens” episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Come join us and participate in a reading of the “Lestrygonians” episode from Ulysses in the Hammer courtyard, where festivities include live Irish music by The Sweet Set, Guinness Happy Hour all day, and Irish fare from Ammo at the Hammer.
Feb. 10 2013 at 02:00 PM---Ring in the Year of the Snake at the Hammer’s Chinese New Year’s Day festival. Make or decorate your own paper lantern, learn to write Chinese characters, discuss the Los Angeles Chinese food scene with Pulitzer Prize-winning L.A. food critic Jonathan Gold, and enjoy a concert of traditional Chinese music by the Music of China Ensemble of UCLA. Ammo at the Hammer will have a selection of Asian teas and Chinese inspired fare available for purchase.
June 16, 2014, 5:30pm--Bloomsday. You’ll blush to find out why James Joyce’s Ulysses was banned in the U.S. from 1922 to 1933 at Hammer’s fifth annual Bloomsday celebration. Elegant language once denounced as obscure, unintelligible, and nonsensical is delivered by a talented cast of actors and interspersed with cheerful live music. The finale – for a mature audience – will feature selected racy parts of Molly Bloom’s famous soliloquy. Organized by bonafide Joyce fanatic Stanley Breitbard.
The Hammer will be joining in yearbook season! We will be hosting a signing party for the Hammer Yearbook on June 23 from 1-4 pm. Harrell Fletcher and Adam Moser's Public Engagement project-- Yearbook-- is an artist book that captures a year at the museum in the vernacular of a high school yearbook.
Tues. November 6, 2012 at 6PM--- Join us to watch the returns roll in on election night--we’ll be screening live coverage of the final moments of the presidential race in the Billy Wilder Theater, and in Ammo, the museum’s cafe. Or, take in the experience in Jonathan Horowitz’s installation, Your Land / My Land: Election ’12, which features monitors on both MSNBC and Fox News. Cash bar and a highlight reel of TV’s best political skits on view in the courtyard.