June 13, 2012
Summer sneaks calendar
FRI, JUNE 15
“CLEOPATRA: THE EXHIBITION”
The latest attraction by the producers of the King Tut exhibition makes its only West Coast appearance at the California Science Center. Unlocking the myth of the last queen of Egypt, “Cleopatra: The Exhibition” features the largest collection of Cleopatra-era artifacts from Egypt ever assembled in the United States. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Fri. Through Dec. 31. Daily: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19.75 (adults), $16.75 (seniors, students and youth, 13-17), $12.75 (children, 4-12). California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 724-3623. californiasciencecenter.org.
“ENDS OF THE EARTH: LAND ART TO 1974”
Providing a comprehensive overview of land art, which uses the earth as a medium, “Ends of the Earth” is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with land art. The exhibition highlights the works of more than 80 artists, including Israeli sculptor Yitzhak Danziger’s “The Rehabilitation of Nesher Quarry,” Superstudio’s “Cube of Forest on the Golden Gate” and Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty.” Fri. Through Sept. 3. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat., Sun.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon.), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Thurs.). Museum admission: $12 (general), $7 (seniors and students), free (children, 12 and under). Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 626-6222. moca.org.
SAT, JUNE 16
This annual celebration of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” includes dramatic readings of the book’s “Aeolus” chapter by professional actors, live music by Irish band the Sweet Set and a Guinness happy hour. Taking place on the same date as Joyce’s novel, the event takes its name from the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom, who was born a Jew. Sat. 4-10 p.m. Free. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000. hammer.ucla.edu.
MON, JUNE 18
“ABSTRACT: EXPRESSING IDEAS AND EMOTIONS THROUGH COLOR AND LINE”
American Jewish University’s new art exhibition expresses the possibilities inherent in art when the language of paint is not literal. Taking its title from Merriam Webster’s definition, “Abstract” features the works of Renée Amitai, Miriam Ancis, Margaret Gallegos and Joan Tucker, which highlight nature, family, randomness and other ideas well suited for abstraction. Meet the artists during a reception on June 24, 3-5 p.m. Mon. Through Aug. 26. Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. American Jewish University, Platt and Borstein Galleries, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 476-9777, ext. 201. ajula.edu.
THU, JUNE 21
ELI BROAD AND LARRY KING
Broad, the founder of SunAmerica Inc. and KB Home and a philanthropist who heads foundations holding more than $2 billion in assets, appears in conversation with television icon Larry King to discuss his new book, “The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking.” Broad, who funds scientific research and education reforms, has built some of the great contemporary art museums. Tonight, he shares how being “unreasonable” led him to extraordinary success. Tickets include a champagne reception and a signed copy of Broad’s book. Thu. 6:30 p.m. $50. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3200. thebroadstage.com.
SAT, JUNE 23
“KINDRED SPRITS: A WORLD HUMANITARIAN CONCERT”
Folk performer Julie Silver, Broadway stars Amick and Cassie Byram, tenor Ilan Davidson, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony under the direction of Noreen Green and others perform at this interfaith concert, which raises funds for Jewish World Watch. The event will also feature celebrity guest appearances by Ed Asner, Michael Strahan and Denzel Whitaker. Sat. 8 p.m. $36-$180. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown. (323) 319-4849. kindredspiritslive.org.
MON, JULY 2
Fanilows rejoice! The pop singer-songwriter behind the hits “Mandy,” “Copacabana,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “I Write the Songs,” “Can’t Smile” and more performs at the Bowl. Surviving the constant changes of the music biz, he remains a strong force in the world of adult contemporary. Tonight, Manilow aims to please during this holiday spectacular. The program also features fireworks, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Sarah Hicks. Mon. Through July 4. 7:30 p.m. $13-$220. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.
TUE, JULY 3
“GUSTAV KLIMT: THE MAGIC OF LINE”
The Getty retrospective showcases the Viennese master’s fascination with the human figure. Featuring more than 100 drawings by the artist, including some never exhibited before in North America, “The Magic of Line” traces Klimt’s evolution from early academic realism and historical subjects in the 1880s to his celebrated modernist icons that broke new ground in early 20th century. Tue. Through Sept. 23. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Tue.-Thu., Sun.), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. through Sept. 21; Sat.). Free. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300. getty.edu.
SUN, JULY 15
The Grammy-nominated singer performs in support of his upcoming album, “Spark Seeker,” produced by Kool Kojak and recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Israel. New songs focus on spirit and body, including “I Believe in Love,” which mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic beats, and the soulful “Sunshine.” New Zealand band Katchafire opens. Sun. 7 p.m. $20-$50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-1870. pacamp.com.
MON, JULY 16
Grab your clarinet, trombone, trumpet, guitar or accordion and channel the folk rhythms of Eastern Europe. Part of “J.A.M. (Jazz and Motivated) Sessions” at the Ford, today’s event features professional klezmer musicians teaching participants how to play klezmer songs on their own instruments. Afterwards, everyone comes together to jam. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. (323) 461-3673. fordtheatres.org.
TUE, JULY 17
The Grammy-winning violinist performs Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto.” Bassist Edgar Meyer premiers his newest work tonight, “Double Concerto,” with Bell. The program also features renditions of German composer Carl Maria Von Weber’s “Der Freischütz Overture” and “Oberon Overture” by the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by French conductor Ludovic Morlot. Tue. Also Thu., July 19. 8 p.m. $1-$133. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.
THU, JULY 19
The Grammy-nominated pop singer and former “American Idol” finalist, known for his flamboyant, theatrical and androgynous style, performs the single “Better Than I Know Myself” and other cuts from his new album, “Trespassing.” Thu. 7:45 p.m. $29.50-$59.50. Pacific Amphitheatre, 100 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-1870. pacamp.com.
TUE, JULY 31
The Israeli-American pianist performs Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 2.” Born in the Soviet Union and trained at Julliard, Bronfman immigrated to Israel in 1973 and won a Grammy in 1997 for his recording of three piano concertos by Hungarian composer Bartok. Tonight, he shows off his worldly and learned chops. The program also features the Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor Lionel Bringuier. A rendition of Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” rounds out the evening. Tue. 8 p.m. $1-$133. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.