Events


Conjunto Los Pochos at the Coffee Gallery

Conjunto Los Pochos at the Coffee Gallery

When I was six or seven years old, Santa Claus brought my father an accordion for Christmas. He took it up in earnest, practicing long into the night. After he gave up trying to get better (which was quickly), he continued playing for a while, primarily out of a desire to irritate his family. Don’t [...]

Street Art at the PMCA

Street Art at the PMCA

Between Banksy’s recent visits and MOCA’s new exhibit, graffiti is sort of a thing right now in the Los Angeles art world. The ever-delightful PMCA is getting in on the action with their own graffiti exhibit, Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas. Unlike the MOCA show, the PMCA’s exhibit focuses on the graffiti [...]

Francophilia at Boston Court with Sandra Tsing Loh and Mark Robson

Francophilia at Boston Court with Sandra Tsing Loh and Mark Robson

It is hard to know precisely of what this event will consist. There will be music, we’ll wager—it’s called “Pianologues”—and probably some humorous rhetoric concerning the French and their foibles, and, it seems, an extended discussion of Babar, the industrious elephant king. Aside from biographical information, the entire description is as follows: “I AWOKE SUDDENLY, [...]

Modern Works: A (Non-Residential) Architectural Tour

Modern Works: A (Non-Residential) Architectural Tour

It’s that time of year again: home tour season. Really there are home and architectural tours all year round because after all this is Southern California and why not walk through strangers’ homes in any month you please, but there do seem to be a lot more of them around now, as spring slips into [...]

Le Reading with Les Figues at the PMCA

Le Reading with Les Figues at the PMCA

Rojelio Cabral, Comfortably Numb A, 2008, acrylic and aerosol on paper, 6.5’ x 11.5’, now showing at the PMCA. Les Figues Press is Los Angeles’s most prominent avant-garde publishing outfit. They put out plenty of cool books by cool people. They also do stuff with artists (as opposed to writers, though this is a distinction [...]

At the Huntington: Annoying: The Book

At the Huntington: Annoying: The Book

NPR’s Joe Palca gets annoyed easily. He was so annoyed by Washington, DC in early 2009 that he decided to spend the summer at the Huntington, as the science writer in residence (he is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers). Then he wrote a book about it. It’s called Annoying: The [...]

Young Opera at Boston Court

Young Opera at Boston Court

Unless you are a devotee of the subculture, there aren’t many opportunities to hear live opera singers outside of the concert hall. There’s an opera-singing magician who shows up to Indelible Ink sometimes, but besides him, the only time I’ve heard opera is, well, at the opera. There’s no “Behind the Music” for the opera [...]

MOTA Madness

MOTA Madness

This Sunday we’re welcoming back the popular Museums of the Arroyo Day, where five museums located along the Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors free of charge. MOTA Day, as it is known in some circles, showcases five history-based museums that preserve and perpetuate the diverse mix of art, architecture and [...]

Feel the Rhythm with “Gershwin Alone”

Feel the Rhythm with “Gershwin Alone”

I wasn’t so sure what to think as I walked up to the Pasadena Playhouse the other night to see George Gershwin Alone, the one-man show created by pianist, actor ad composer Hershey Felder and focused entirely on the works of George Gershiwn. I do love theatre and music (and, most of all, musical theatre), [...]

Musica Angelica’s Baroque String of Pearls

Musica Angelica’s Baroque String of Pearls

“Bach Concerti” happens to be Italian for “Baroque String of Pearls”—at least when rendered idiomatically. A more literal reading might be: Musica Angelica’s upcoming performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 3, 5, and 6; Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe; and Suite No. 2 for Flute and Orchestra. (You wouldn’t necessarily think so, but Italian [...]

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