Emotional Hardcore — A Dinner by Albert Samreth
Saturday, October 12th | 5-9PM

Emotional Hardcore, presented by Albert Samreth at Murmurs is four-course dinner of Khmer-Californian food served in the Murmurs garden alongside a video portrait series Samreth has been working on when visiting home. The portraits focus on non-native plants found around Southern California including decorative plants used for landscaping, commuter plants that proliferate with the Santa Ana Winds, and the diverse, hidden home gardens of immigrants around Southern California.

The title is derived from the name of a genre of music popular amongst a subculture of SoCal teens in the first decade of the millenium who drew upon tenderness, rage, and androgyny to express their angst about growing up in mild, wet winters and hot dry summers filled with strip malls, wildfires, suburban sprawl, and a loose sense of history. Emotional Hardcore’s food, video, and programming channel the surprising, violent, and funny ways development affects culture and ecologies.

Live music by Shiva Linga and a DJ set by Muñeka accompany dinner.

SET MENU | $20
Lemongrass and tamarind clear soup
Kreung crab stir fry with Kampot peppercorn and verduras
Rice with fermented fruits
Coconut dessert
To drink: Limonada de Kaffir, Tamarindo-Mezcal cocktail | $8, Cambodian iced coffee | $4, Physic Wine | $8
Fundraiser for Emily Barker
Sunday, October 6th | 5-8PM

Murmurs will be hosting a benefit art auction & live concert to support LA-based artist & disability activist Emily Barker.

Emily struggles with chronic illnesses stemming from a compromised immune system, CRPS, and paraplegia. Emily needs help with the funds required to cover her medical expenses, transportation, and equipment. The fundraiser at Murmurs includes live music by Girlpool, Emma James, and Maggie5, astrology readings by Ilana Koslov, & an art auction with donated work by 30+ artists.

‘Steps to Nasal Normalization’ —
A Performative Lecture by Mandy Harris Williams
Thursday, October 3rd | 7:30PM

‘Steps to Nasal Normalization’ — a perfromative lecture by Mandy Harris Williams is an exploration of the pervasive featurism that plagues modern (and historical) society. Williams is a conceptual artist, theorist and educator. Her work seeks to get everyone the love that they deserve. Color Values is series of public health pamphlets developed in collaboration with Third Magazine. A discussion, #brownupyourdrink cocktail hour, and the debut of the latest Color Values pamphlet will follow. A suggested donation of $5-$15 is kindly appreciated but not required. 

As Above, So Below
August 24 - September 28, 2019
Opening Reception: August 24, 2019 | 5-8PM 
Murmurs Gallery is pleased to present our inaugural show, As Above, So Below, a group exhibition featuring artists Genevieve Belleveau, Joel Dean, Lesley Jackson, Jenine Marsh, Jack Schneider and Alison Veit...

Ladies of the Canyon
Friday, August 9th & Saturday, August 10th 2019 | 7PM
The theatrical debut performance of "Ladies of the Canyon," the first installment of Jack Levinson's scripted series The Square Circle Story...

POWER DRESSING — “Appearance as Performance”
Saturday, August 3rd 2019 | 6:30PM-2AM
A collaboration between Third Magazine and Murmurs — POWER DRESSING showcases a collective of independent designers — 8 Palms, Fear Safe, Femail Forever, No Sesso, Phlemuns, and Poche — whose work resist mainstream aesthetics...

My Body, Nonbinary
Friday, July 19th 2019 | 8PM-1AM