Santa Monica, Westide Events Calendar July 6-12: Art, Theater, And Music
Posted Jul. 6, 2012, 2:12 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? The Santa Monica Mirror has you covered with local events, live music, theater, and art gallery listings in Santa Monica and the Westside.
Emeritus College Student Juried Art Exhibit Part One. The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery concludes the first of two juried art exhibits featuring selected works by Emeritus College students, this Thursday, July 12. The exhibit showcases the exceptional talent of students working in all media, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and photography. The gallery is located on the first floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second St. in downtown Santa Monica. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 310.434.4306.
Saturday, July 7
Summer Al Fresco Concert with The Eurotones. Join the Santa Monica Public Library main branch for a special outdoor summer concert featuring five members of local musical group The Eurotones, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the North Entry Courtyard at the Main Library. The Eurotones specialize in vintage dance and lounge music, ranging from the swinging 1940s to the soulful 1960s, as well as Latin rhythms and an extensive Continental repertoire … all in five languages. Dancing is encouraged! 601 Santa Monica Blvd. smpl.org,310.458.8600.
Staged Reading Series: Dead Man’s Cell Phone. In the second in a new series of staged readings, Santa Monica Rep performs Sarah Ruhl's 2007 satirical comedy, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” directed by Eric Bloom. The play follows a woman who inserts herself into the life of a man she's never met by answering his cell phone after he dies next to her in a coffee house. Free tickets for auditorium seating released one hour prior to program. No seating will take place after the performance begins. Main Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. smpl.org.
Diane Vallere Book Signing For Fashion Mystery “Designer Dirty Laundry.” Celebrate the launch of Designer Dirty Laundry, the debut mystery by Angelino and fashion industry veteran Diane Vallere, at the Blues JEAN Bar in Santa Monica from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The book will be available for sale and signing, with complimentary drinks and light bites. 424.333.2992. 1409 Montana Avenue. dianevallere.com.
Films4Cuban5 presents, “In the Wrong Body.” The film was produced in 2010 by Cuban award-winning filmmaker, Marilyn Solaya, The documentary is a moving portrayal of Mavi’s life. Mavi Susel has had to endure discrimination and abuse, but she courageously pursued her dream of realizing a reassignment surgery, the first to be performed in Cuba, in 1988. After a screening of the film will be a discussion, and Izzy’s cookies. Meet at Izzy’s Deli at 15th and Wilshire 5 p.m. RSVP required. 310.780.7363.
Gallery Opening Reception. Rosamund Felsen Gallery presents three solo shows featuring works by Dewey Ambrosino, Tami Demaree, and John Tottenham. The show includes works in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and installation. Each artist will occupy one of the three gallery spaces, presenting viewers with a diversity of content. Opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. B4 (Bergamot Station). 310.828.1075, rosamundfelsen.com.
Sunday, July 8
Where Humanists and Unitarians Meet presented by Ian Dodd. At 11 a.m. the Humanist Association of Los Angeles’s West Side Discussion Group will host a local leader who has developed a Humanist group at the local Unitarian/Universalist church. A lifelong atheist (except for an embarrassing few years as a young adult spent in “spiritual seeking”), Ian Dodd has been an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, UUCCSM, since 2004. This meeting is free and the public is invited. Yahoo Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway. 310.479.2236, hala.org.
Mt. Olive’s Jazz Vespers featuring The Doug McDonald Organ Quartet. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church will be featuring The Doug McDonald Organ Quartet during its monthly Jazz Vespers concert. The event will be held in the church’s sanctuary at 5 p.m. 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. 310.452.1116, mtolivelutheranchurch.org.
Monday, July 9
Ocean Park Association Meeting. The Ocean Park Association (OPA) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Joslyn Park. Ocean Park residents are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments. For more details visit opa-sm.org.
Wednesday, July 11
Mystery Book Group. Discussion of Colin Dexter’s “Last Bus to Woodstock.” Two women are seen hitchhiking. Shortly thereafter, one is found bludgeoned outside a pub, while the other won’t talk about what she may or may not know. Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 310.458.8606 or visit smpl.org.
Santa Monica Live Music
Friday, July 6
Blue Cube, Alaina Blair, Velvet Goldmine @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
The Goods with DJ Anthony Valadez @ Zanzibar
Micki Free: Electric Blues @ Harvelle’s
Albert Lee @ McCabe’s
DJ Dulcet @ Bar Pico
Shaka Toki, Brian Rogers Band, Glass Goblins @ TRiP
And Clockwise, A House For Lions, Jesse Kivel @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Saturday, July 7
DJ Jenne @ Bar Pico
The Gene Butler Band, The British Rockers @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
American Monster and Redhot Burlesque @ Harvelle’s
California Guitar Trio @ McCabe’s
Get Shifts Part Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Dennis Jones Band @ Harvelle’s
Quality with DJs Haul & Mason @ Zanzibar
MetaMantra, Tuesday Nights, Man + Robot, War Drum, Water District @ TRiP
Sunday, July 8
The Toledo Show @ Harvelle’s
LARKspur with A History of Manners, The Rift @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Jezzy (of Jezzy and the Belles), The Dusty Buskers, LARKspur, The Offbeats @ TRiP
Monday, July 9
Tumbao Salsa Dura @ Zanzibar
Bob Spring Trio, The Lucky Ones, Diamond Carter @ TRiP
The Milky Way, Free Moral Agents @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Ultra Love @ Harvelle’s
Tuesday, July 10
Kristi McU’Laff Comedy, Shaufrau, The Suffix Punch, The Laughing Hyenas @ TRiP
Vignatis, Open Mic @ Bar Pico
Blondfire with SECRET GUEST, Im The Valley Below, Relative Motion Show @
Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
La Vie and Friends @ Harvelle’s
Wednesday, July 11
Luminous Movement: DavidStarfire, Beli3ver @ Zanzibar
Jared’s Joker @ Bar Pico
The TRiP Tease Burlesque show, with special musical guests nostatic trio +, and Los Lobos Locos @ TRiP
House of Vibe All-Stars @ Harvelle’s
Young Pharoahs @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Thursday, July 12
Afro Funke Thursday: Chicago Afrobeat Project @ Zanzibar
VERSUS presented by GottaDanceDirty and Danceism Show @ Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club
13 & Nine, The Midnight Vultures, Garland, Sequent Gem, Lezayr @ TRiP
The Fudogs @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch
Firechief Charlie @ Bar Pico
Exhibits In Santa Monica
United Cerebral Palsy Exhibit. United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) present Current Current, on display at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel through August 2. This group exhibition brings together works focused on the diverse movements of like. Whether with transitions of subtle colors or explosive bursts, the gestures within these works convey deep emotion and immense physicality. There are long, nomadic narratives and fast jabs of abstraction working together within these paintings to build actions and timelines, which draw us deep into their swirling energy. Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 818.782.2211. ucpla.org.
En Route. New serigraphs by Los Angeles artist David K. Thompson who has been making serigraphs, or silkscreen prints, for more than 40 years. Over that time, his interests and approach to the medium have evolved considerably, from an initial interest in geometric and calligraphic images to representational work. The exhibition runs through July 21. Schomburg Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. E3A (Bergamot Station). 310-453.5757, SchomburgGallery.com.
TAG Gallery, has a new exhibit through July 14 featuring artists Suki Kuss, Cheryl Meadow, and Grace Swanson who are all local to Los Angeles. 2525 Michigan Ave. D3 (Bergamot Station). 310.829.9556, taggallery.net.
Malibu Artist Gay Summer Rick: Series in Sand and Sky. Bleicher Gallery presents a new show by Malibu artist Gay Summer Rick that opened June 23. The series, titled “Series in Sand and Sky” is the exciting follow up to her previous show “Series in Fog and Sun.” The new series is inspired by her drives on the historic Pacific Coast Highway. Bleicher Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave. 310.451.9983. santamonica.bgartdealings.com.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, has launched an online exhibition space, which will run independent of, and alongside the on-site gallery exhibitions. Each digital exhibition will be presented only on the Shoshana Wayne Gallery website and all exhibitions will be archived there as well. New contributions will be posted in turn Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 18. 2525 Michigan Ave., B1 (Bergamot Station). shoshanawayne.com.
Dnj Gallery, presents two new exhibitions through July 21. “By the Sea” by Dale Johnson will be exhibited in the main gallery space while Gallery II will feature “Blinded by Science” by Dan Shepherd. 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite J1 (Bergamot Station). 310.315.3551, dnjgallery.net.
Theater In Santa Monica
“Plays In The Park” at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Written and directed by Brian Connors. Presented by George Schott. A guest production at Santa Monica Playhouse starring Edward Asner and Mark Rydell. Connors, Asner, and Rydell are re-teamed in the presentation of a themed program of short plays called “Plays in the Park,” unified by their locale. The show will consist of readings of “Park Strangers” and “Swans,” and “Oxymorons.” Previews Saturday, July 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. Opens Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 7 p.m., runs through Sunday, August 12. Regular show times: Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Main Stage, 1211 4th St. Tickets $20. 323.960.7788, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
Last of the Knotts. The semi-autobiographical, solo show written and performed by poet/hipster Doug Knott and produced by Meadowbrook Entertainment, will be staged at Santa Monica Playhouse’s The Other Space Theatre with performances July 26, Aug. 30, and Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Doug endures a childhood of severe abuse by his alcoholic father, a Florida judge obsessed with his own legacy. To spite his father, Doug declares he will be the “Last Of The Knotts.” He then embarks on a carefree life to avoid the bourgeois anchor of family. 1211 Fourth St. Tickets $25. 800.838.3006, santamonicaplayhouse.com.
An Oz-Some Experience for All Ages. Santa Monica Playhouse Musical Matinee Series presents the internationally acclaimed Dorothy’s Adventures In Oz. It is a joyous family-friendly musical comedy for anyone between the age of 2 and 102, playing Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. through Sept. 30. General admission is $12.50; $10.50 for kids 12 and under. 1211 4th St. 310.394.9779 ext. 2. SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Sideways The Play. Adapted by Rex Pickett from his own novel, is the story of two friends - Miles and Jack - and their journey across the Santa Ynez wine country, on one last blowout trip before Jack gets married. Miles and Jack must face their uncertain futures...just as soon as they figure out how to survive their chaotic present. Pinot Tasting included. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 22. Tickets $25; seniors/students $20. Ruskin Group Theatre. 310.397.3244, ruskingrouptheatre.com.
Ongoing Events In Santa Monica
Cinema On The Street In Downtown Santa Monica. Downtown Santa Monica is proud to present “Cinema on the Street,” a series of weekly summertime movies on Third Street Promenade every Friday in July! Come and unwind in a unique outdoor setting under the stars. Bring a blanket or beach chairs, a date, family and friends to enjoy your favorite classic movies! Start time is 7:30 p.m. The outdoor movie screen will be located on Third Street Promenade at the 1200 Block, just outside Chipotle. Attendance is free and open to the public. 310.393.8355.
YWCA Adult Commercial Acting Classes. For those interested in a career change or adding to their income, this course will cover on-camera acting techniques and improvisation skills. Previous students from this course have appeared in regional and national commercials, films, videos and reality shows. The instructor, Adrienne Omansky, has been teaching commercial acting for over 20 years. Classes are on Saturdays form July 7 through August 11, from 10:30 to noon for $80. The YWCA is located at 2019 14th Street. Call 310.452.3881 or go to smywca.org for information and registration.
Sunset Swim. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Annenberg Community Beach House invites adults to enjoy the pool on Tuesday evenings through Labor Day. 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. 310.458.4904. annenbergbeachhouse.com.
KCET Cinema Series. KCET’s quarterly screening series is back for summer. Hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond, the KCET Cinema Series previews eight major new films prior to their local release and a classic Johnny Mercer scored film at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica every Tuesday through August 7. A lively Q&A follows each screening with the filmmakers and top movie talent. $168 per person for current KCET Members Only $185 per person non-members. Aero Theatre,1328 Montana Ave. 747.201.5800, kcet.org/socal/cinema_series.
Beach Volleyball Games. Saint-Tropez in Santa Monica. Join The Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games at the Miramar Beach Club every Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. through September 1, 2012. Up to six players per team. 930 Pacific Coast Highway.
Casa Del Mar Spiked Snow Cones and ElliptiGO. In celebration of summer at Casa del Mar, guests and locals alike have been enjoying the spanning views of the Pacific from the wide veranda while sipping on spiked snow cones in a variety of flavors. Casa del Mar has launched their new snow cones for adults, available each day in the lobby lounge and Catch Restaurant. ElliptiGO bikes are also now available in the hotel’s Beach Activity Center; guests can rent these unique bicycles for $10/hour, $17/two hours, or $25 for the day from the Beach Activity Center in front of Shutters on the Beach, or from the valet at Casa del Mar.
Olympic High School, hosts a weekly fundraiser Food Truck Night every Thursday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The best food trucks are brought in each week, offering different cuisine choices from all over Los Angeles. Be sure to come out and enjoy live music and/or a DJ while you eat. Free parking – enter lot on Pine Street.
Free easy 60 minute workout. Take part in a free ‘Community Get in Shape’ program in the park starting Sunday March 4 offered for the next 90 days. Enjoy a great outdoor workout for men and women. A professional instructor trained to help you achieve results no matter where you’re with your current fitness level. They are dedicated to helping you have a healthier life style through better nutrition and exercise. Call Patricia now to reserve a space and find out which park at 310.453.2630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Monica Farmers Markets. The Downtown Farmers Market is held Wednesdays on Arizona Ave (between 4th and Ocean) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays on Arizona Ave. (between 4th and 2nd streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pico Farmers Market is held Saturdays at Virginia Park at Pico and Cloverfield from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Main Street Farmers Market is held Sundays at 2640 Main Street (in Heritage Square) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of these markets are widely considered to be among the best on the west coast and feature field-fresh produce, hundreds of kinds of vegetables, brilliant cut flowers, breads, cheeses, delicious foods, live music, and more. 310.458.8712, smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket.
Do You Have the Heart for Hospice? Roze Room Hospice seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Training is free. We have patients at home and in nursing facilities throughout the Westside and Los Angeles. For more information, contact Kathleen McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, at 323.938.1155 or email@example.com.
Donate blood on Monday and Wednesdays at the American Red Cross of Santa Monica, 1450 11th St. Hours for donations vary, so call to schedule an appointment. 1.800.GIVE.LIFE or 1.888.POR.FAVOR.
Free help with anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. Recovery International provides tools and practice in changing thinking habits so individuals can gain personal control over distressing emotions and improve life-coping skills. This worldwide non-profit organization, founded in 1937, holds weekly meetings every Saturday, 12 p.m., at Trinity Church, California and Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. Donations are requested but not required. For more information, call Randy at 310.828.9328 or go to lowselfhelpsystems.org.
Homeless discussion and advocacy group, Side By Side, for homeless and non-homeless citizens every first, third, and fifth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Community Center, located at 1527 4th St., Any resident interested in listening to and talking with local homeless can come to this regular meeting. Side By Side has met continuously at Ken Edwards since 1996.
Joel S. Goldsmith Tape Group meets Mondays to listen to the taped class work of Joel S. Goldsmith on his spiritual teaching known as The Infinite Way. 7:15 p.m. (silent meditation), 7:30 p.m. (tape played), 8:30 p.m. (silent meditation). New Age Bible and Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd. (rear entry only off alley) in rear classroom. $5 minimum donation appreciated. 310.963.9377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INERGETIX-CoRe System Demonstration. An information session about the energy medicine system used to evaluate and treat humans, animals, buildings, plants, and more with resonant frequencies, biofeedback, and broadcasting. Presented by Dr. Bonnie Hemauer, Ph.D. with more than 25 years in the healing profession. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 635 Santa Monica Blvd. Must RSVP: 310.433.2382.
Meals on Wheels West needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound people in Santa Monica. Deliveries are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. To volunteer call 310.394.7558.
Free Qigong class for cancer survivors in Clover Park, located at 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. These classes are offered through the Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, and are taught by Michael Sieverts, an 11-year brain cancer survivor. For more information, call CSC at 310.314.2555 or go to www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org.
Zen meditation group led by Sensei Daishin Buksbazen, teacher at Zen Center of Los Angeles meets weekly on Wednesday evening at the Hill Street Center, 237 Hill St., Santa Monica. Meditation instruction for newcomers held from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Zazen from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Dharma talk the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Sensei Daishin at 310.315.3506.
Get into shape or learn a new skill with YWCA Santa Monica’s summer class sessions. $30/year (seniors 55+) and $45/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside and receive discounts at YWCA events, a free subscription to YWCA Newsletters, and easy access to life-changing programs that advance the goals and pursuits of women and girls at every life stage. To sign up for one or more of any of the above classes, visit smywca.org or call 310.452.3881.
This Week In Malibu
“Exporting Raymond” free screening at Malibu Library this Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The film’s director Phil Rosenthal, creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and the author of “You’re Lucky You’re Funny,” will talk about his experiences making the documentary and running the TV series. 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu. 310.456.6438, colapublib.org/libs/Malibu.
David Skale Dreamland Adventure Magic Show at Malibu Library this Wednesday, July 11 at 3 p.m. Visit the library for magic, laughs, and audience participation. Free for children and families. No registration is needed. 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu. 310.456.6438, colapublib.org/libs/Malibu.
Topanga Canyon Gallery’s annual exhibit “Visions Six” is on display until July 15. It features the works of Linda Bolhuis, Hadiya Finley, Susan Haskell, Carmen Monne, Kay Ruffini, and Carole Spence. 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109. topangacanyongallery.com.
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is currently presenting four plays. They are “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Measure for Measure,” “Heartbreak House,” and “The Women of Lockerbie” on various days and times through September. 1419 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga. $10-$33. 310.455.3723, theatricum.com.
Pepperdine University’s Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art presents the exhibit “On Location in Malibu 2012: Paintings by the California Art Club,” through Aug. 4. 24255 PCH, Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 310.506.4851, arts.pepperdine.edu/museum.
Sunset Full Moon Kayak Paddle this Saturday, July 7 at 6 p.m. Paddle away from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the tranquility of the ocean at night on a Sit-On-Top kayak. No experience necessary; open to ages 18 plus. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. UCLA Marina Aquatic Center $20/$35. 14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. marinaaquaticcenter.org.
This Week In Marina del Rey
Birding By Kayak Excursion this Sunday, July 8 at 7:30 a.m. Learn the basics in bird identification and kayaking. No experience necessary, Open to ages 18 plus. Bring binoculars, wear long sleeve windbreakers, shoes that can get wet, hat and sunscreen. Kayak, paddle, PDD, and wetsuit provided. UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. $15-$30. 14001 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. 310.823.0048, recreation.ucla.edu/mac.
Salt Marsh and Dunes Interpretive Tour this Sunday, July 8 at 1 p.m. Free guided tour of salt marsh and dunes. Second Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tour begins in Playa del Rey. Call for directions. 310.306.5994, ballonafriends.org.
Summer Jazz Jam in Alla Park this Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. Enjoy the Del Rey Community Jazz Band in popular neighborhood park in nearby Del Rey. Sponsored by the Del Rey Neighborhood Council. Free. 4601 Alla Road, Los Angeles.
Summer Sights and Sips Cruise this Wednesday, July 11 at 5:45 p.m. Relaxing two-hour cruise, complimentary appetizers, bar specials, and a front row seat to view local yacht club sailboat races and a beautiful sunset over the Pacific. Boarding 5:45 p.m. for cruising from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Reservations required. 310.301.6000, hornblower.com/hce/home.
California Yacht Club’s Sunset Sailing Series this Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. Enjoy sunset from waterfront restaurants, Fisherman’s Village and the North Jetty during Marina del Rey’s largest sailing event as scores of sailors compete. 310.823.4567, calyachtclub.com.
Summer Concert Series this Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. This popular series of free outdoor concerts is held in one of the most spectacular waterfront settings at Burton W. Chace Park at 13650 Mindanao Way in Marina Del Rey. Attracting stellar musical talent, four classical music concerts featuring the 75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony alternate with four exciting pop concerts on select Thursday and Saturday evenings. 310.305.9545, visitmarinadelrey.com.
This Week In Venice
First Fridays. The first Friday of every month the merchants on Abbot Kinney Blvd. stay open late. There are art openings, grand openings, give aways, complimentary refreshments, food trucks and more.
Venice Art Crawl is held every third Thursday of the month by the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice local businesses and residents become pop-up art galleries. There are parties, live music, themed events and most of all, lots of great art! veniceartcrawl.com.
Live Burlesque Show every Wednesday night at the Townhouse. Show starts at 10 p.m. 52 Windward Ave, Venice. townhousevenice.com.
Venice Farmers Market is held every Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 501 Venice Blvd. 310.399.6690.
This Week In Hollywood
Frozen Planet in Concert makes its world premiere at the Hollywood Bowl this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. It combines orchestral music with breathtaking HD footage from the landmark series Frozen Planet co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel. $11-$162. Hollywoodbowl.com
A Celebration of Global Filipino Music at the Hollywood Bowl this Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Black Eyed Peas rapper/DJ apl.de.ap celebrates his Filipino heritage with a one-of-a-kind party, featuring pop and traditional Pinoy artists, hip hop, OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and more. $12-$136. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Beethoven’s 9th at the Hollywood Bowl this Tuesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. After setting the stage with music by three gifted contemporary women composers, Leonard Slatkin leads Beethoven’s epic, world-changing symphony, the beloved Ninth. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.
Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl this Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m. With special guest vocalists from different genres plus the world-famous CouHollnt Basie Orchestra, this evening promises a spectacular homage to Ray’s legacy. $1=$134. Hollywoodbowl.com
Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl this Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony is one of his most popular works that was his final attempt at symphonic form with stirring themes – elegant, majestic and powerful – come to full fruition in the final movement, where the organ makes its biggest impression. $1-$133. Hollywoodbowl.com.
La Cage Aux Folles starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber at the Pantages Theatre July 10 to 22. The production tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. $20-$125. 800.982.2787, broadwayla.org.