Logistics:

  • I'm interested in going to ____. Where and when exactly is it?

  • Do I need to pay in order to go to ____? If so, how much?

  • Do I need a ticket (physical or digital) or will you have my name on a list?

    • You do not need a ticket for the Opening Liturgy on Wednesday, February 24. You also do not need a ticket for any event that happens before 5pm Feb. 25-27. 
    • You will need a ticket for all events that start after 5pm. You can purchase tickets at onlevelground.org/tickets
    • You can pick up tickets from at the Level Ground Headquarters (638 E Colorado Blvd. #301, Pasadena 91101) between February 15 and February 27 from 9am to 5pm. 
  • Can I pay at the door?

    • Yes, if there are seats still available, you can buy tickets at the door for events that begin after 5pm. There is no fee for events that begin before 5pm (or for the Opening Liturgy).
    • You can pay with cash or credit card. 
    • Visit onlevelground.org/tickets to make sure there are available seats before purchasing at the door. 
  • Where should I park and how will I pay for that?

    • Parking: All of our events take place in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. While there is parking available near each venue, please consider carpooling or taking public transit to the events. Parking prices and locations listed here are subject to change, but we hope it helps you plan your participation in the festival. Many of our venues and events are within easy walking distance. See a Map of all our venues here.

      LA College of Music: There is street parking available near the LA College of Music. Please be advised that some spaces are metered, and most have a 1 or 2 hour limit until 6pm, even on Saturdays. There is a Public Parking Garage 2 blocks from the venue, with 90 minutes free park and $6 all day. The address is 198 S Raymond Ave, near the Gold Line Station. This parking garage is 2 blocks from LACM or 3 blocks from Lineage Dance Studio.

      Jones Coffee Roasters: Limited free parking is available in the Jones Coffee Parking Lot. There is street parking available along Raymond Ave and nearby.

      Boston Court: Limited free parking is available in the Boston Court Parking Lot. There is street parking available nearby. Please be advised that some spaces are metered, and most have a 1 or 2 hour limit until 6pm. Paid Parking is available for $5 all day in a lot on Boston Ct., between Lake & Mentor Ave.

      Lineage Dance Studio: There is street parking available near Lineage Dance Studio. Please be advised that some spaces are metered, and most have a 1 or 2 hour limit until 6pm. There is a Public Parking Garage 1 block from the venue at 33 E. Green St. The first 90 minutes of parking are free, and $6 for all day parking. Additionally, there is a second Public Parking Garage 2 blocks from the venue, with 90 minutes free park and $6 all day. The address is 198 S. Raymond Ave, near the Gold Line Station. This site is 3 blocks from Lineage, and 2 blocks from LA College of Music.

      Level Ground Headquarters:  There is street parking available near Level Ground Headquarters. Please be advised that some spaces are metered, and most have a 1 or 2 hour limit until 6pm, even on Saturdays. There are two Public Parking Lots near the venue: 47 S. Madison and 100 N. El Molino Ave. Rates vary between $1-$2 for hourly parking, and $5-$7 for all day parking. Level Ground Headquarters is located 1 block from Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church: There is street parking available near Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Please be advised that some spaces are metered, and most have a 1 or 2 hour limit until 6pm, even on Saturdays. There are two Public Parking Lots near the venue: 47 S. Madison and 100 N. El Molino Ave. Rates vary between $5-$7 for all day parking. Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located 1 block from Level Ground Headquarters. Family Dinners will be served in the Fellowship Hall, located off the central courtyard. Please enter the courtyard off Colorado Ave., and follow signage. 

  • I am attending a dinner but have a food allergy or dietary restriction. How are you accommodating that?

    • There was a place to mark any dietary restrictions when you purchased your ticket. If you need to inform our kitchen team about something, please email tickets@onlevelground.org.
  • What should I wear? Am I going to the movies? A living room concert? A nice dinner? The theater?

    • The Opening Liturgy and Level Ground L!VE events will both be cocktail party attire. This means you can dress up a little fancier if you like (but no pressure)! All other events will be casual so wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. 
  • Where and how can I find people to hang out with during the festival but between events?

    • Details coming soon. Please check back! 
  • I’m coming from out of town. Where should I stay? Do I need a car? 

    • There are a variety of hotels in Pasadena for you to stay in though they fill up quickly. You can visit airbnb.com. Depending on where you stay, you may find having a car to be helpful to get to and from the festival each day. Once you’re at a venue, however, it is quite possible to walk between venues. 
  • Is there childcare? Are the events appropriate and interesting for my kid or teenager?

    • Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare at this time. All events are appropriate for high school aged students (except Bitchface Comedy on Friday night). If you have further questions, please email tickets@onlevelground.org and we would be happy to clarify. 
  • How close to public transportation are the events from within Pasadena or Los Angeles (e.g. via the gold line)?

    • Yes, all festival events are accessible via the Metro Gold Line. 
  • Will anything change if it's raining during the festival?

    • All events are held inside so there will be no change to the schedule if it is raining. 
  • Where is the elevator at Level Ground Headquarters?

    • If you need elevator or handicap access to any events, please email tickets@onlevelground.org and we will be happy to assist you! 

Experience:

  • This is my first time going to an event related to faith, gender, and sexuality. What should I expect?

    • The level of conversation at Level Ground is not meant to intimidate but to welcome. Expect to encounter a diversity of people and beliefs. But also expect to encounter a welcoming environment where it is okay to not be sure, to ask questions, and to not agree with everything you hear, see, and experience. 
  • This is my first time going to a film or arts festival. What should I expect?

    • A festival can be an intense, sometimes overwhelming experience. There is a lot going on, a lot to take in, a lot to experience and process. We suggest you take a moment before you come to prepare yourself for an encounter with different, sometimes difficult stories (this is why we start each morning with Taize). We do our best to layer the more painful sides of the human condition with lighter moments to laugh, connect, and make a new friend. Expect to be both challenged and inspired! 

  • What are you expecting from me in terms of participation? Are you going to ask me questions? Should I ask you questions?

    • Some of our events (like our opening night) are primarily presentations. We hope that you will find many times for good conversation during other events like the workshops and meals. Some events begin as presentations or screenings after which we provide time and space when you will be invited to contribute or quietly listen.
  • Is this a church event?

    • Among the organizations that sponsor us are some churches, but Level Ground has no affiliation with a church.
  • Are most of the people there going to be of a particular faith, gender, or sexuality?

    • The Christian faith has had an important impact on what Level Ground does but we anticipate a variety of faith backgrounds and practices among people who will be there. With our focus on faith, gender, and sexuality, our artists and speakers represent a diverse spectrum of religious beliefs, genders, and sexualities.
  • Are you hoping or trying to change my political or spiritual beliefs?

    • Our festival is focused on dialogue through film and art. Each film, artist, or other attendee that you interact with will support, encourage, and challenge you in different ways. We ask that you bring your own background and beliefs into honest dialogue with those around you at the festival because that is what we are hoping and trying to do.

Contacting Level Ground:

  • I would like to attend the festival but I cannot find the answer to a question. Who should I ask?

  • I am currently at the festival and I have a question/concern/thought. Who should I talk to?

    • We will have over 50 volunteers who are ready to assist you in answering your questions or receiving your feedback. 
  • I want to I follow up with Level Ground after the festival in some way. How can I do that?

  • How can I support Level Ground financially or in some other way?

    • We rely on individual members to support our work. You can become a member for as little as $10/month. Learn more at onlevelground.org/membership.