March 15, 2007
(Page 3 - Previous Page)"Arnulf Rainer." The contemporary Austrian artist's work explores the causes and limitations of artistic expression. Exhibit will provide insight into his unique working method, which involves creating a variety of designs and graphic detailing before compiling it all to create his posters. Through Aug. 26. Free-$17. MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. (323) 651-1510. www.makcenter.org.
Fri., May 18
Company Nacional de Danza 2. The Spanish dance company founded by artistic director Nacho Duato performs a repertory of Duato's works and those of young and promising choreographers. Through May 20. $35-$85. Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-0711. www.musiccenter.org.
Sun., May 20
"Revel With a Cause" Santa Monica Festival 2007. 16th annual festival honors the many cultures that have shaped Santa Monica's history and the environment that sustains them. Features punk-mariachi-hip-hop group Los Super Elegantest, dance group Bollywood Step Dance, workshops, Eco Zone, a marketplace and youth stage. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica. www.arts.santa-monica.org.
Tue., May 22
"Arab and Muslim Characters on Prime-time TV: The View From Hollywood." Members of Hollywood's creative community explore television's portrayal of Arab and Islamic characters in a post-9/11 world. Part of the "Media as Mirror" series. 7 p.m. $15-$25. Museum of Television and Radio, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 786-1000. www.mtr.org.
Fri., May 25
"Jersey Boys." The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to Los Angeles as part of a national tour. Through Aug 5. $30-$175. Ahmanson Theatre, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772. www.centertheatregroup.org.
Sat., May 26
Family Art Lab. Outdoor drop-in workshop. Parents and children may visit the exhibition "Oudry's Painted Menagerie" and then make their own animal-inspired masterpieces. In English and Spanish. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., through July 15. Free. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300. www.getty.edu.
Wed., May 30
Cinema: The Best of the 2007 Milan International Film Festival (MIFF). The best of MIFF's international independent films are screened. 6 p.m., through June 1. Free. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 1023 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 443-3250. www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it.
Los Angeles Philharmonic "Shadows of Stalin." Program features Ligeti's Romanesc, Husa's Music for Prague 1968 and Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts. 8 p.m. $15-$135. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. www.laphil.com.
Sat., June 2
"Jesse Simon." A surfer and artist, Simon utilizes broken surfboards as his medium, transforming deconstructed surfboards into complex, elegant formalities. Through July 7. Patricia Faure Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., B7, Santa Monica. (310) 449-1479. www.patriciafauregallery.com.
Sun., June 3
"Luisa Fernanda." Starring Placido Domingo. Los Angeles Opera. Through June 16. $30-$220. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-8001. www.laopera.com.
"Ferdinand the Bull." Part of the Family Fundays with Creative PlayGround series, the piece brings to life Munro Leaf's story about a young bull who does not like to fight. Series continues on Sundays in June. 11 a.m. $8. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723. www.theatricum.com.
"Jukebox Stories." L.A. premiere of the Berkeley comedy show that features writer/performer Prince Gomolvilas and singer/songwriter Brandon Patton storytelling, song-singing and bingo-playing. 1 p.m. Also June 10. Call for price. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. www.fordamphitheatre.org.
Mon., June 4
"SPARK: An Evening of Storytelling." Seven people write and perform personal narratives sparked by a particular theme. The theme of the month is "White." 7:30 p.m. $10. The Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (866) 633-6246, ext. 5.
Thu., June 7
Music Center Speaker Series presents Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Lecture by the novelist of such books as "Slaughterhouse Five" and "Cat's Cradle." Also, June 8, the series presents journalist Bob Woodward. 8 p.m. $50-$120. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 480-3232. www.musiccenter.org.
Sat., June 9
"Mata Ortiz Pottery: A 40-Year Phenomenon." Features ancient ceramic vessels from the Casas Grandes and Paquimé areas and pieces by 12 of the top potters from the village of Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico. Reception June 9, 6-9 p.m. Through Aug. 25. Free-$3. American Museum of Ceramic Art, 340 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. (909) 865-3146. www.ceramicmuseum.org.
Larry Karush Jazz Combo. The pianist and his quartet return to deliver rhythmic and lush jazz. Music at the Court series. 8 p.m. $25-$30. Marjorie Branson Performance Space, Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. (626) 683-6883. www.bostoncourt.org.
Tue., June 12
"Mexican Baroque." Members of the L.A. Master Chorale and percussionist Alex Acu?a perform the music of Mexico and South America from the 15th through the 18th centuries. The final concert of the Art and Music series connects to LACMA's special exhibition, "Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820." 8 p.m. $5-$25. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6000. www.lacma.org.
Wed., June 13
"George Gershwin Alone." Creator/performer Hershey Felder recreates the more important moments in the composer's life, telling the story behind the composition of his most famous works. The third movement in a trilogy about composers by Felder, titled "The Composer Sonata." Through July 22. $35-$69. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208-5454. www.geffenplayhouse.com.
"Sonia Flew." L.A. Theatre Works records the Los Angeles premiere of the play by Melinda Lopez. Hector Elizondo and Phillip Casnoff star in the story about a Cuban immigrant raising two children with her Jewish husband in Minneapolis, and her struggle with childhood memories of escaping the Cuban revolution when her only son enlists in the military following Sept. 11. Through June 17. $20-$46. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889. www.latw.org.