Actor, playwright and social critic Anna Deavere Smith offers a rare glimpse into the violent upheaval of the L.A. Riots. In addition to performing excerpts from her Tony-nominated one-woman play, “Twilight: Los Angeles,” Smith discusses the artistic process of looking at a critical issue from multiple perspectives as a way to open up dialogue.
Six world powers and Iran reportedly have agreed to meet to discuss the Iranians' controversial nuclear program.
PASSOVER, BUT FUNNY: COMEDY FROM UCB JEWS. Rabbi Oved Kaufman (aka Jake Regal) hosts a special Pesach show featuring some of Upright Citizens Brigade’s best Jewish performers, including Matt Besser, one of UCB’s founding members, Todd Levin, a former writer on “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider, Tremendosaur, Becky Feldman and others. Fri. 8 p.m. $10.
The birthstone for April is a diamond. In ancient Greek, the meaning of diamond is “unbreakable.” As the month begins, we look to the state of civil rights and intergroup relations in this city and are reminded that, while our bonds are strong, the diamond days of April hold many imperfections.