Pop-Up Magazine Hits the L.A. Stage

Pop-Up Magazine takes over the Theatre at Ace Hotel Feb. 24. (Jon Snyder)

Pop-Up Magazine takes over the Theatre at Ace Hotel Feb. 24. (Jon Snyder)

If ever there has been an exceptionally important need for journalism, this is it. And while you’re used to receiving stories and news from various outlets, chances are, a live stage isn’t one of them.

Until now, that is.

The critically acclaimed live magazine, Pop-Up Magazine, returns to Los Angeles on Feb. 24 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel at 7:30 p.m. as part of their 2017 winter tour. Founded in 2008, its premise is to bring multimedia storytelling to the stage in front of a live audience.

It’s produced by the creators of the National Magazine Award-winning The California Sunday Magazine and has garnered positive reviews from the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine.

Not only will audiences hear stories about the world, but the stories will also be accompanied by illustrations, animations, photography, sound, film and often times, an original score. Ranging from politics, food, art, sports, science and everything in between, it’s surely a night you won’t want to miss.

Because the show is something that needs to be experienced in person, it is not recorded. You can expect to find yourself mingling around the bar with the performers towards the end of the night to hear some more true stories from them.

Contributors for the Pop-Up Magazine Los Angeles performance include: Kelly McEvers (host, NPR’s All Things Considered and Embedded), Kelley L. Carter (Emmy Award-winning writer, ESPN’s The Undefeated), Wendy MacNaughton (illustrator and back-page columnist, The California Sunday Magazine), Jazmine Hughes (associate editor, the New York Times Magazine), Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and essayist, MTV News), Laurel Braitman (New York Times bestselling author, writer-in-residence, Stanford School of Medicine), Drew Denny (award-winning filmmaker, multimedia artist), Nicola Twilley & Cynthia Graber (co-hosts, Gastropod), and Pat Walters (editor, Gimlet Media). 

Prepare to be not only entertained but to also learn a lot from each person taking the stage. No matter what topic you’re a fan of, you’ll surely have your storytelling needs met.

Tickets for the winter 2017 tour can be purchased at popupmagazine.com.

Sylvia Aparicio is a Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle and entertainment.

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