To Live and Dine in LA: Help Roy Choi, Rakaa Iriscience Bring Attention to Los Angeles’ Food Inequality

Music and the menu collection at the Los Angeles Public Library will be used to increase awareness of food insecurity in LA
To Live and Dine in LA: Help Roy Choi, Rakaa Iriscience Bring Attention to Los Angeles’ Food Inequality

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles 

Join hip hop artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), chef Roy Choi, and USC professor Josh Kun for a one-of-a-kind Los Angeles evening.

On Sunday, August 9, the Los Angeles Public Library will host “To Live and Dine in LA: A Live Mixtape,” an evening where music — from opera to hip hop — will be used to highlight the city’s complicated food history and issues of food justice.

The evening will be led by Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Pot, Commissary), chef and author of LA Son; underground hip hop legend Rakaa Iriscience, and USC professor Josh Kun, author of several books on music and culture.

Audience members will be taken on a “DJ-driven, multidimensional journey through the menu collection of the Los Angeles Public Library” in order to bring greater public attention to the city’s ongoing issues of food insecurity and inequality. Guests will include the acclaimed television writer and producer Norman Lear; Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s “Good Food;” Los Angeles Mission food services director Chris Cormier; and several others.

During the evening, The Regent’s Prufrock Pizzeria will serve “remixed versions” of dishes featured in the library’s menu collection. An exciting selection of food trucks, as well as the Library Foundation’s Library Store on Wheels, will be on-hand after the show.

Tickets are $20 ($16 for Library Foundation Members) for general admission; $60 for VIP access ($48 for Library Foundation Members), which includes priority seating and a special cocktail reception.

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