November 23, 2010
Holiday preview calendar
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Wed. Jan. 5, 2011
“HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL.”The counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s take center stage in the Tony Award-winning production, which follows long-haired hippies in New York protesting the Vietnam War. The soundtrack includes “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In.” Wed. Through Jan. 23. Various times. $26-$96.30. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (800) 982-2787. broadwayla.org.
Tue. Jan. 18, 2011
“LOVING REPEATING: A MUSICAL OF GERTRUDE STEIN.” Learn about the Paris-based American writer and poet, who had a nearly 40-year romantic relationship with Alice B. Toklas, and whose friendships included artists and writers like Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. The musical follows Stein’s life and love as a series of vaudeville acts. Frank Galati directs, with music composed by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Stein herself, adapted by Galati. Tue. Through Feb. 13. Various times. $32-$40. International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 436-4610. ictlongbeach.org.
Through Sun. Jan. 2, 2011
“PETER PAN.” Take a trip to Neverland! The Orange County Performing Arts Center hosts the stage adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, including the Lost Boys, pirates and the boy who doesn’t want to grow up. The large-scale production features the original London cast, including Jonathan Hyde as Hook, the world’s first 360-degree CGI set, as well as flying scenes and puppets. Various times. $40-$100 (Fri.), $50-$125 (Sat., Sun. and all performances between Dec. 2 and Jan. 2). Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787. peterpantheshow.com.
“THE PIECES OF ME: L.A. GOAL.” Artists from L.A. GOAL, a nonprofit that provides programs and services to adults with developmental disabilities, reflected on their ancestral roots for nearly 50 paintings, ceramics, multimedia works and texts. Recalling their fondest memories of growing up, the artists focused on their most cherished family relationships. They soon realized that, aside from family heirlooms, they had inherited much more: talents, attributes and temperaments that helped define who they are. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (weekends), noon-5 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.). Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
Through Sun. Feb. 6, 2011
“IMAGINING THE PAST IN FRANCE, 1250-1500.” During the Middle Ages, French nobles and monarchs commissioned artists to illustrate heroic tales in order to bring figures of the past to life — King David, Alexander the Great, the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. These illuminated manuscripts, supplemented with ivories, tapestries and metalwork, offered dramatic depictions of moral dilemmas, valiant battles and chivalrous derring-do to the people of France. The Getty’s exclusive exhibition features rare manuscripts from the collections of more than 25 museums and libraries around the world. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.). Free. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-7300. getty.edu.
Through Sun. Feb. 13, 2011
“MAIRA KALMAN — VARIOUS ILLUMINATIONS.” The new Skirball exhibition “Maira Kalman —Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)” offers the first survey of the Tel Aviv-born artist’s multidecade career, features 30 years of illustrations on paper, including her covers and drawings for The New Yorker as well as drawings for the illustrated version of “Elements of Style.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (weekends), noon-5 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.). $10 (general), $7 (seniors and full-time students), $5 (children under 12), free (members, everyone on Thu.). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
“THE 1000 JOURNALS PROJECT.” Brian Singer, a San Francisco-based designer, sent journals around the world 10 years ago, inviting people to fill the pages with art, poetry and musings. The exhibition puts 15 of these journals on display, and computer kiosks link to online versions of many others. Visitors can contribute to “1001 Journals,” the next installment in the project. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (weekends), noon-5 p.m. (Tue.-Fri.). $10 (general), $7 (seniors and full-time students), $5 (children under 12), free (members, everyone on Thu.) Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.
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