9 Excellent Events in L.A. This Weekend

first_imgUncategorized9 Excellent Events in L.A. This WeekendDustbowl-inspired tunes, Japanese design, movie classics, and a comedy extravaganzaBy Theis Duelund – April 2, 2015551ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItART: Ikko TanakaPosters, logos, trademarks, books, and packages. The Japanese master designer Ikko Tanaka is the subject of this new exhibition, which boasts more than 30 pieces of the artist’s iconic and beloved yet provocative style. More information (April 2; Pacific Asia Museum)MUSIC: TV on the RadioBrooklyn-based avantgarde indie rockers TV on the Radio are back at the Palladium this Friday. To great fanfare, the band released its fifth album, Seeds, the first one they’ve recorded since the tragic death of bassist Gerard Smith, last year. More information (April 3; Palladium)MOVIES: Dust in the Wind & Son’s Big Doll Cinephiles take note: Two films by Taiwanese master auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien are screening at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater this Friday. Working with the divide between rural and urban life, Hsiao-hsien’s cinematic language is subtle, elegant, and packs a punch. More information (April 3; Billy Wilder Theater)COMEDY: Kevin & Bean’s April FoolishnessThis comedy extravaganza at the Shrine boasts sets from Gabriel Iglesias, Ralphie May, Jay Mohr, Adam Ray, Iliza Shlesinger, and Brad Williams. Tenacious D ( a.k.a. Jack Black), and Kyle Glass supply the tunes. More information (April 4; Shrine Auditorium)MUSIC: Claire ChaseA rising star in the world of classical music, flutist Claire Chase will perform alongside other wind musicians in a rendition of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni, which is followed by a solo performance of Edgard Varèse’s Density 21.5 by Chase. More information (April 4; UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall)MUSIC: Dustbowl RevivalDescribed as a jam session between Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan, the Venice-based eight-piece group deals in New Orleans swing, bluegrass, gospel, and swamp-blues. Bring your own jug. More information (April 5; Old Town Music Hall)MOVIES: Ben HurSee William Wyler’s 1959 adaptation of Lew Wallace’s epic story of the Promethean liberator Ben Hur, who must fight the Romans to free his people. It’s worth it just to see the breathtaking chariot racing scene on the big screen. More information (April 5; Aero Theatre)MUSIC: Kera & The LesbiansDescribed as “bipolar folk,” L.A.’s Kera & the Lesbians vacillate between traditional folky tunes and avantgard art rock centered around charismatic front woman Kera’s haunting voice. Also on the bill are Winter, Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, and Sad Girl. More information (April 3; The Echo)ART: African Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis CollectionVibrant colors, intricate patterns, and a broad range of natural materials. LACMA’s new exhibition African Textiles and Adornment offers patrons a look at various African countries’ craft and design customs with 35 dynamic textiles and headdresses. More information (April 5; LACMA) TAGSAero TheatreAfrican Textiles and Adornment: Selections from the Marcel and Zaira Mis CollectionBen HurClaire ChaseDustbowl RevivalHou Hsiao-hsienIkko TanakaKera & The LesbiansLACMAThe Echotv on the radioPrevious articleGet to Know the Getty Family TreeNext articleWhich Came First…? Test Your Egg-Q with These 15 QuestionsTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR21 Movie Theaters in L.A. You Need to Experience Before You Die10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend, 3/25March Out the Door and See These Showbiz Veterans Tonightlast_img

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