A night of Mexican music and dance at the Ford, a tribute to “Star Trek” at Skirball and the classic musical “My Fair Lady” at Dolby top our short list of cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, don’t forget to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.
“Mexico of Noche”
This celebration of song and dance from our southern neighbors includes performances by the all-female Las Colibrí mariachi ensemble, the local cumbia group Viento Callejero, and the Ballet Folklorico Ollín dance troupe. Le Ford, 2580 boul. Cahuenga. East, Hollywood. 8 p.m. Saturday. $ 50 to $ 100. theford.com
“My beautiful lady”
Professor Henry Higgins is trying to give Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle, the mother of all makeovers in the Lincoln Center production of this classic Lerner & Loewe musical. Dolby Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Sunday; other dates until October 31. $ 30 and more. broadwayinhollywood.com (also at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, January 11-23.)
“Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds”
This special exhibit featuring props, models and costumes from the long-running sci-fi franchise runs through February 20. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA Closed Mondays. Special exhibition rate: $ 13 to $ 18; entry is free for everyone on Thursdays and for children under 2 every day; Admission tickets in advance required. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org
“Sandra Bernhard: madness and chaos”
The veteran comedian, actress, singer and storyteller brings her sly and sardonic spirit and musical styles back to Valais. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $ 39- $ 99. TheWallis.org
This annual city-wide celebration of the performing and visual arts returns as a hybrid event, with a mix of in-person performances, exhibits and screenings – both indoor and outside – as well as a handful of online offers. But unlike in years past, there won’t be any free shuttles available to the general public, so be prepared to drive and / or sabotage. Various locations, Pasadena. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. To free. cityofpasadena.net
“A gunshot rang out”
South Coast Repertory opens a new season with this world premiere solo drama – about an actor’s return to the stage after a long period of isolation – written by Richard Greenberg and starring the company’s artistic director, David Ivers. South Coast Representative, Segerstrom Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday; other dates until November 6. $ 26- $ 93. scr.org
The acclaimed young cellist, accompanied by pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen, performs pieces by Bartók, Schumann, Mendelssohn and others to open the 68th season of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Segerstrom Arts Center, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 8 p.m. Friday, with a pre-show talk by Brian Lauritzen of KUSC at 7 p.m. $ 20 and up. PhilharmonicSociety.org
CicLAvia – In the heart of LA
Cyclists, roller skaters, skateboarders and pedestrians will once again rule the streets as this all-ages event returns to downtown LA, with hubs at the Civic Center, Chinatown, MacArthur Park and Mariachi Plaza . 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. To free. Map and details on ciclavia.org
“No humans involved”
Seven emerging artists and collectives explore race, gender, class and sexuality as perceived – or distorted – through the prism of Western humanism in this exhibition on display from Sunday to January 9. UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. Closed on Mondays. To free; reservations required. (310) 443-7000. hammer.ucla.edu
Festival of New Original Works (NOW) 2021
This three-weekend showcase for boundary-pushing Los Angeles theater, dance and multimedia artists returns for its 18th year. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., Downtown LA 8:30 pm Thursday through Saturday through October 23, with each Saturday’s performance also available live. In person: $ 10 to $ 20; virtual: $ 12, $ 15; festival pass: $ 40. redcat.org
Inspired by the current exhibition “Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns”, this interactive family-friendly event features arts and crafts crafts and a performance from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. $ 20, $ 25. lagunaartmuseum.org
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