March 15, 2007
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"ALOUD at Central Library: Barry Glassner." Author of "The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food is Wrong" in conversation with Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's "Good Food." Moderated by food writer Laurie Winer. Library Foundation of Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Free. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 228-7025. www.aloudla.org.
Wed., April 18
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Film Exhibit. Selection of films by Bangkok-born filmmaker, known for his experimental work in narrative cinema. Includes "Mysterious Object at Noon" and "Tropical Malady." Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Through June 17. $4-$8. REDCAT, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. Second St., Los Angeles. (213) 237-2800. www.redcat.org.
Fri., April 20
Steve Sas Schwartz Exhibition. Los Angeles-based painter presents new body of work. Opening reception includes light fare, wine and entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Through May 20. Lowe Gallery, 2034 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 449-0184. www.lowegallery.com.
Benji Hughes. Singer-songwriter Hughes performs. Part of Friday Nights at the Getty series. 7:30 p.m. Free. Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-7300. www.getty.edu.
"Spirit Dances 10: Courage Has Many Faces." Marion Scott presents and performs in her dance series, which includes spoken word, film and live music by various artists. Through April 22. $15-$20. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. (310) 315-1459. www.highwaysperformance.org.
Sat., April 21
"Mona Kuhn: Less Than Innocent." Nude photography exhibit. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Through May 26. M+B, 612 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 550-0050. www.mbfala.com.
Sat., April 28
"Gardens of Intrigue: Greenscapes of Magic and Mystery." Landscape architect Heather Lenkin discusses botanical design and leads a tour of the 21 gardens surrounding her Pasadena home. Friends of the Gamble House. 12:30 p.m. $15-$25. Neighborhood Church, 2 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena. (626) 793-3334 ext. 52. www.gamblehouse.org.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Includes over 400 authors, 300 exhibitors, author panels, outdoor stages and children's areas. Through April 29. Free. UCLA campus, Westwood. www.latimes.com/fob.
"The Merry Widow." Susan Graham stars in Franz Lehar's operetta. Los Angeles Opera. Through May 26. $30-$220. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8001. www.laopera.com.
Wed., May 2
"Sacred Monsters." Royal Ballet principal guest artist Sylvie Guillem and British Asian choreographer and dancer Akram Kahn explore the boundaries between Indian classical kathak dance and ballet. Solos and duos will examine the notion of male and female energies as forces in opposition and in harmony with one another. UCLA Live. Also May 3, 8 p.m. $20-$68. UCLA, Royce Hall, Westwood. (310) 825-2101. www.uclalive.org.
Thu., May 3
Silver Lake Film Festival. More than 200 independent and alternative features, documentaries and shorts are screened in venues throughout Los Angeles' Eastside communities. Through May 12. www.silverlakefilmfestival.org.
Fri., May 4
"Alexei Jawlensky (1864-1941)." Exhibition features more than 100 paintings and works on paper by the renowned 20th-century artist. Part of the Blue Four, a group of Expressionist artists, Jawlensky created subjective, highly emotional and spiritual images composed of distorted forms and non-naturalistic colors. Through Nov. 5. Free-$8. Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840. www.nortonsimon.org.
"Porgy and Bess." George Gershwin's tale of love lost and found in an African-American community in South Carolina. Los Angeles Opera. Through May 20. $30-$220. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8001. www.laopera.com.
"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Caltech's Jared Leadbetter, Margaret Wertheim and Hope Tschopik Schneider explore the phenomenon of migration using the case study of minute life forms called microbes. Part of "The Diversity of Life" First Fridays series. Curator-led tour of Ancient Latin American Hall precedes discussion. Live music performance follows. 5:30 p.m. Free-$9. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 763-3466. www.nhm.org.
Sat., May 5
"Rent." Broadway rock musical based on Puccini's "La Boheme." Theater League. 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Also May 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $36-$49. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 449-2787. www.toaks.org.
"Rosanne Cash, Black Cadillac: In Concert." A graceful exploration of Cash's personal and musical legacy. Her gift of storytelling is showcased as she weaves interpretations of American masters and the Carter-Cash heritage through her own song catalog. Part of the "Songbook Series." 8 p.m. $33-$93. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. www.laphil.com.
Wed., May 9
Will Shortz. The enigmatologist and puzzle master for The New York Times and National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday discusses word games, puzzles and the secrets of the trade. UCLA Live. 8 p.m. $15-$35. UCLA, Royce Hall, Westwood. (310) 825-2101. www.uclalive.org.
Thu., May 10
Musaic at the Jazz Bakery. Six concerts spanning three days, two sets per night. Each night features an exploration of works by classical composers followed by a performance of genre-bending re-imaginings of the same composer's works by curator Uri Caine and guests. Through May 12. $25 (indiv. sets), $40 (both sets on the same day), $99 (festival pass). The Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. (213) 622-7001, ext. 215. www.laco.org.
Sat., May 12
"The Constant Wife." 1926 comedic play by W. Somerset Maugham tells the story of Constance Middleton, who learns of her husband's indiscretion with her best friend, and challenges our perceptions of love and marriage with a surprise course of action. Through June 10. $50-$60. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. (626) 356-7529. www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.
Sun., May 13
"Eden's Edge: Fifteen L.A. Artists." An exploration of art made in Los Angeles during the past decade that crosses generations, mediums and materials. Links artists who create work ingrained with intensely personal visions. Includes work by Lari Pittman, Ken Price, Jason Rhoades and Jim Shaw. Through Sept. 2. Free-$5. UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000. www.hammer.ucla.edu.
Wed., May 16