Find the best Los Angeles things to do for the weekend of 04.15.11
April 15. American-born Barak Marshall—son of the great dancer, choreographer and musician Margalit Oved—has become one of Israeli dance’s most explosive artists. He served as the venerable Batsheva Dance Company’s first-ever house choreographer and has gone on to establish an impressive career on his own terms. Set to a score combining elements of Gypsy, Balkan, classical and rock music, Monger is bold, highly emotive physical-theater for 10 dancers. Originally commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv, the piece explores themes of power, free will and survival instinct through the story of a group of servants trapped in the basement of their abusive mistress’ home. UCLA Live, Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Westwood, 310.825.2101. www.uclalive.org
Through April 17. As Ailey’s groundbreaking work Revelations celebrates five decades, the renowned dance troupe alights on Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for 10 performances. Each show is a mix of premieres and classic productions culminating with Revelations, a tribute to African American religious music. 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.7211 Map H16
Through April 17. The internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, offers the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Bvld., Hollywood, 323.468.1770. www.broadwayla.org
April 14–17. More than 65 exhibitors from the U.S. and Europe showing furniture and decorative arts from the 17th to the 20th centuries. April 14–16, 11 am–7 pm; April 17, 11 am–5 pm. $20. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. losangelesantiqueshow.com
April 16-17. More than 100 artist studios at the former brewery open their doors. The twice-annual event offers goers the chance to see new works of art, speak with the artists and purchase works at non-commission studio prices. Dining available at the artwork and their on-site restaurant. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 2100 N Main St., downtown. breweryartwalk.com
April 17. The semi-final event, hosted by Jenny McCarthy to benefit Generation Rescue, features five fights among five different weight classes, without headgear. This is the inaugural season of the The Los Angeles Matadors, who have already distinguished themselves making it to the semi-final round. If they win on Sunday, they will head to China for the World Series of Boxing finals in May. Tickets: matadornation-on.eventbrite.com use the promo code MATADORNATION. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. lamatadors.com
April 17-19. David Haskell and Chef Joseph Mahon pop up at Royal/T in Culver City for three nights of innovative cuisine and innovative drink pairings. Diners have a choice of a five ($62), seven ($80), or ten-course menu ($118) with optional wine pairings ($45-92). The event pairs Mahon’s French cuisine with Haskell’s sake, Asian beer, and French and Italian wine selections. Royal/T and Magnum are also working in collaboration with the Japan Sake Brewers Association to donate 5% of dinner proceeds and 100% of silent auction (featuring vintage wines, cooking classes and a private dinner by Chef Mahon) proceeds to benefit the devastated sake industry. Reservations for the event need to be made by calling the Magnum reservation line at 323.798.4648 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City. www.royal-t.org
April 17-18. Back for a second installation of their well-received “Bistronomics” series, chefs Jet Tila (Wazuzu at the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas) and Alex Ageneau (The Royce at The Langham in Pasadena) will serve a two-night-only five-course menu available for $65 per person. Building on the theme “Play with Your Food,” dishes will be utensils-optional and include Raw Radishes with Foie Gras Butter, Rhubarb Marmalade, and Toasted Bread Powder; and Croquettes of Cod Brandade with Zucchini Purée and Mussels “Au Four.” Ageneau will also lead a special culinary demo for guests. Reservations recommended. BREADBAR West Third Street, 8718 West Third St. L.A., 310.205.0124. www.breadbar.net
April 15. You’ve done your taxes and now it’s time for an immediate pay-off. Find special seasonally inspired cocktails at Gladstones Malibu , Napa Valley Grill, Loconda del Lago, and special menu items at Cafe del Rey, Street and Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop.
Continuing. This straight-from-Broadway comedy, the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play, is re-created in an exclusive engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown. It reunites an outstanding cast featuring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16
Through May 1. This international touring production, directed by Tony Award® winner Garry Hynes (Beauty Queen of Leenane), and originally mounted by Druid theatre company of Galway, Ireland, has already racked up awards in New York, the UK and Ireland. This international touring production, directed by Tony Award® winner Garry Hynes (Beauty Queen of Leenane), and originally mounted by Druid theatre company of Galway, Ireland, has already racked up awards in New York, the UK and Ireland. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772.
Continuing. A high-class call girl challenges the limits of a liberally minded family. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood Village, 310.208.5454 Map J10
Through May 1. Romantic drama about a choreographer who, after losing her best friend in an accident, is visited by his brother in the middle of the night. This passionate modern classic, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson (Talley’s Folly), features original music by Peter Golub, and is directed by Nicholas Martin (Dead End at the Ahmanson, The House of Blue Leaves at the Taper). Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.628.2772 Map H16
Through Apr. 24. The Vs. Theatre Company explores what would happen if you were suddenly faced with the now-or-never chance to leave your spouse for your lover, with no messy strings attached. Michelle Clunie (Queer as Folk) and Johnny Clark star in the L.A. premiere of The Mercy Seat, Neil LaBute’s caustically funny examination of opportunism in the wake of tragedy. Set on Sept. 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat attempts to “examine the ‘ground zero’ of our lives…the painful, simplistic warfare we often wage on the hearts of those we profess to love,” wrote LaBute. Tickets $20/$12, students/seniors. [Inside] the Ford, Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 323.461.3673. fordtheatres.org
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