December 7, 2006
Arts in LA
(Page 3 - Previous Page)Wed., Feb. 21
Ballet Flamenco. Sara Baras and Ballet Flamenco perform Sabores (Flavors), showcasing the many styles and flavors of flamenco. UCLA Live. 8 p.m. $30-$70. Through Feb. 22. Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Westwood. (310) 825-2101.
Fri., Feb. 23
Maya Angelou. Poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, producer and director Angelou speaks. Music Center Speaker Series. 8 p.m. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-0700.
Wine Show Extraordinaire 2007. Domestic and international wines, gourmet foods and art aboard the Queen Mary. Long Beach Education Foundation. 7 p.m. (opening night gala), $175 (includes dancing and cocktails). Also, Feb. 24-25, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., $50. The Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach. (877) 564-2051, ext. 4.
Sat., Feb. 24
"The Women of Lockerbie." Deborah Befoort's play, directed by Brent Hinkley, about the crash of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The Actors'Gang. 8 p.m. Through April 28. $20-$25. Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. (310) 838-4264. www.theactorsgang.com.
"Knick, Knack, Paddy-Wack." (ages 3-6) African American storyteller Diane Ferlatte brings folk tales, myths, legends and fables to life through songs, dance, sign language and music. Pillow Theatre series. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free. BP Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-3379. www.musiccenter.org.
"Gilgamesh." Stephen Mitchell's new version of the classic mythical journey, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs. 8 p.m. Through April 1. $30-$34. The Theatre at Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena. (626) 683-6883. www.bostoncourt.org.
Wed., Feb. 28
"Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Fabricated Houses." Featuring eight modern modular house projects, presented as scale models and in photographs, drawings, material samples and videos. Through May 13. Free. Museum of Contemporary Art at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310) 289-5223.
Federico Garcia Lorca's "Don Perlimplin and His Love for Belissa in the Garden." Guest director David Zinder's adaptation of Lorca's play incorporates portions of several other works of Lorca's, including "poem on love" and "Blood Wedding." California Repertory Company. Through Dec. 16. $15-$20. Edison Theatre, 213 E. Broadway, Long Beach. (562) 985-5526. www.calrep.org.
Englebert Humperdink's "Hansel and Gretel." Director and designer/visual artist Douglas Fitch has created 12-foot tall creatures, fantastical sets and elaborate stage effects for the Los Angeles Opera's production, sung in English. Through Dec. 17. $35-$220. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8001. www.losangelesopera.com.
"The Roads to Home." Horton Foote's three independent one-acts with overlapping characters set in 1920s Texas. 2nd Story Theater. Through Dec. 17. $15. The Lost Studio, 130 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 600-3682. www.theroadstohome.com.
"Time and Again." Santa Barbara-based artist Patricia Chidlaw's bold paintings of rapidly vanishing roadside America. Through Dec. 23. Terrence Rogers Fine Art, 1231 Fifth St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-4999.
"On The Couch: Cartoons From the New Yorker." More Than 75 cartoons poking fun at Freud's psychoanalytic theories and practice. Includes works by William Steig, Roz Chazt and Bruce Eric Kaplan, among others. Through Dec. 31. Free. Ruby Gallery, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. www.skirball.org.
"The Marvelous Wonderettes." This pop musical tells the story of four high school girls and features songs from the '50s and '60s. Extended through Dec. 31. $35-$40. El Portal Forum Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (888) 505-7469. www.elportaltheatre.
"Jazz Giants." Mural-sized photographs by Herman Leonard document the jazz scene from the 1940s to today. Through Jan. 13. Free. Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 934-2250. www.faheykleingallery.com.
Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking." Fisher's one-woman show chronicling her unusual childhood and her ultimate triumph over adversity. Extended through Jan. 14. $35-$69. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208-5454. www.geffenplayhouse.org.
MOCA's Mark Rothko. Paintings by New York School artist Rothko. Through Jan. 21. Museum of Contemporary Art at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310) 289-5223. www.moca.org.
"What the Deuce Are You Staring At!?" Twenty-one artists of the Lowbrow Pop Movement celebrate the characters, design and sensibility of TV's "Family Guy." Through Jan. 21. Free (suggested contribution $5-$10). Museum of Television and Radio, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 786-1025. www.mtr.org.
Bob Baker Marionette Theatre's "Nutcracker." This holiday classic features recordings from the familiar to the truly eclectic and every style of puppets from marionettes to shadow puppets. Through Jan. 28. Free (children under 2), $10-$12 (general). Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, 1345 W. First St., Los Angeles. (213) 250-9995. www.bobbakermarionettes.com.
"Yosemite: Art of an American Icon." Two-part exhibition thematically explores the history of Yosemite from 1855 to the present through paintings, photography, and artifacts. Includes works by Albert Bierstadt, Edward Weston, David Hockney and Wayne Thiebaud, among others. Through Jan. 31 (Part I); through April 22 (Part II). Free (children under 6), $3-$7.50 (general). Autry National Center, Museum of the American West, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 221-2164. www.autrynationalcenter.org.
"Growing Structures: Breathing Wall." Paris-based architecture firm Jakob+MacFarlane's motorized installation of a fragment of a theoretical building. Through Feb. 4. SCI-Arc Gallery, 960 E. Third St., Los Angeles. (213) 613-2200, ext. 328. www.sciarc.edu.
"Ansel Adams at Manzanar." Photography exhibit, organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts, includes over 50 vintage prints Adams took during trips to Manzanar relocation camp between 1943 and 1944. Through Feb. 18. $4-$8. Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Los Angeles. (213) 625-0414. www.janm.org.
"Where We Live: Photographs From the Berman Collection." Exhibition surveys post-war American life through nearly 170 works by 24 contemporary artists. Through Feb. 25. J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300. www.getty.edu.
"The Collectible Moment: Photographs in the Norton Simon Museum." Survey of the museum's photography holdings, featuring 163 photographs by 104 artists. Through Feb. 26. $4-$8. Norton Simon Museum, 411 West Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. (626) 449-6840. www.nortonsimon.org.