3245 Casitas Ave.
Atwater Village, 90039
Slake: Los Angeles presents Slake after Dark, a reading and music series at Atwater Crossing. On the second Thursday of the month we’ll bring on stage the L.A. writers and artists who have grabbed our attention paired with live music programmed by Spaceland Productions.
For the debut event, Slake presents Hector Tobar, L.A. Times columnist and author of the recently released Barbarian Nurseries (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Tobar will read from and discuss his novel, an intricate tale of contemporary Los Angeles that some critics are already placing in the Angeleno canon.
“Tobar … has crafted a novel that examines the smallest people—both literally and figuratively—who populate our shared landscape, while casting a wide view on the culture created behind the walls of gated communities, within the vast inland sea of interracial bedroom communities, and on the lost streets beneath the highways, where entire lives play out in the shadows of passing SUVs.”
—Tod Goldberg, Los Angeles Review of Books
The evening will also include a live set by local torch ’n’ twangers RT ’N the 44s, presented by Liz Garo/Spaceland Productions.
Atwater Crossing Kitchen will be open to sell dinner and wine; Stories Books will install a pop-up book shop.