June 16 2010, 07:00pm
Hammer Presents
Save to Calendar

Bloomsday at the Hammer


Bloomsday at the Hammer

The Hammer Museum invites you to join in celebrating the 106th anniversary of one of literature’s most famous days. James Joyce’s epic, groundbreaking novel Ulysses takes place entirely on June 16, 1904, and follows Leopold Bloom, who walks the streets of Dublin while his wife entertains a lover. A celebration of both Ulysses and Joyce, the Hammer’s Bloomsday will appeal to the Joyce scholar and novice alike, with dramatic readings by actors, Irish songs, and Guinness Happy Hour. Audience members are encouraged to wear their most fetching Edwardian-chic.

2pm --- Screening of Bloom (Ireland, 2004, Dir. Sean Walsh, 113 mins)
6:30pm --- Live music in the Hammer Courtyard by the Dublin 4, Guinness Happy Hour at Cafe Hammer
7:30pm --- Staged reading and performance in the Billy Wilder Theater
9pm-10pm --- More music by the Dublin 4…and another Guinness Happy Hour!

Actors: Bairbre Dowling, John Rafter Lee, Johnny O’Callaghan, James Lancaster | Singers: Doug Carpenter, Lauren Edwards, Brian Vu | Music Director: Prof. Neal Stulberg | Organizer: Stanley H. Breitbard

In conjunction with Bloomsday, the UCLA Library is pleased to present an exhibit of early editions of Ulysses from the holdings of Library Special Collections. These include an early chapter published in The Little Review, as well as editions published by Shakespeare and Co.

UCLA Library Special Collections
A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library
June 14-18, 2010, 1PM. – 5PM
UCLA Library Map: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/map.cfm

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Easy parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Follow us on Twitter:

Twitter Logo 2


Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelly, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

What's new at the hammer