Scripps College Announces Summer 2017 Season of “Scripps Presents” Public Events Series

Scripps College announced today its summer public events, which includes an outdoor concert on the campus and a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library to host Indian novelist, activist and world citizen Arundhati Roy.  The summer 2017 Scripps Presents season’s Levitt on the Lawn concert presents the unique Americana swing sound of nine-piece band, The Dustbowl Revival, in one of only two tour dates in the Los Angeles area. For its inaugural downtown Los Angeles program. Scripps Presents will co-sponsor with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles an evening conversation with Arundhati Roy. Roy will introduce her new novel this year, only her second fictional work since her debut novel in 1997, The God of Small Things, which won the esteemed Booker prize for its exploration of identity, family and love.

Levitt on the Lawn: The Dustbowl Revival
Monday, June 19, 6pm
Bowling Green

Big, brassy, upbeat: The Dustbowl Revival’s vintage soul-meets-country blues has wooed critics and audiences alike. Named the best live band in LA by the LA Weekly, this octet, replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, and mandolin, cruises eastward for summer fun on Scripps’ Bowling Green. Big Mike’s BBQ and Slammin’ Sliders will be on hand with their signature eats!

Free, open to the public:

This program is part of an ongoing series supported by Levitt Pavilions and Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch ’74.

Scripps Presents Downtown: Arundhati Roy in Conversation
Thursday, June 29, 7:30pm
Aratani Theater at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles

Twenty years after her novel, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize, Arundhati Roy returns to the world of fiction with The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. In a rare stateside appearance, Roy will read from the new book and discuss her career as a writer and political activist. She will be joined in conversation by New York Times bestselling author Héctor Tobar.

Tickets are $32 (Scripps Community)/$38 General Public at:

This program is presented in partnership with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series and the JACCC.