Keren Ann at the Skirball Cultural Center
Start the weekend early! On Thursday April 30th the Skirball Cultural Center will present the mesmerizing vocals of French singer-songwriter composer and producer, Keren Ann.
Influenced by her diverse Israeli-Dutch-Indonesian heritage, Keren Ann combines worldly pop music with ethereal sultry vocals and breathy meditations on sex and mortality. Described as “a Norah Jones for Velvet Underground fans” by the Guardian the innovative singer with pianist Thomas Bartlet will perform favorites and unveil tracks from her highly anticipated upcoming solo album.
Thursday April 30 8pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Dance Camera West presents the 14th Annual Dance Media Festival
For lovers of dance this promises to be an extraordinary six days of dance explored through film and live performance. For newcomers to dance as an art form, this is a wonderful opportunity for audiences of varying ethnicities and interests to experience the thought-provoking thrill of dance media. This multi-disciplinary festival promises to offer something for everyone, and will showcase many forms of dance including modern, post modern, world, tap, dance theater, ballet, and hip-hop.
The festivities will kick off on Thursday April 30 at the UTA Screening Room in Beverly Hills. Starting at 6:30 there will be a Q&A with filmmaker Louis Wallecan and James Fayett of LADP, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres du printemps, and performance by Jacob Jonas The Company. The festival will continue at various venues from Westwood to Downtown Los Angeles until Tuesday May 5.
In addition to dance performances, over 30 films will be screened over the course of the Festival connecting diverse cultures and environments through the exploration and presentation in a way that stretches the imagination and changes the way we think about dance.
Inspired to get into the dance movement act? On Tuesday May 5th at 6:30 friends and family can enjoy a free fun dance lesson prior to a screening from LA Dance Fit at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Tickets range from Free to $15.00 for all events except the festival kickoff which is $75.00.
Dance Camera West
April 30 – May 5
Various Locations throughout Los Angeles
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Sinatra Sings Sinatra, As I Remember It
Sinatra fans, have you ever wanted to know more about the man behind the music? In celebration of the legendary crooner’s 100th birthday, Frank Sinatra, Jr. will debut his new show, Sinatra Sings Sinatra at the Segerstrom Center for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 2.
The Francis Albert Sinatra legend began growing from his first hits with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to the Voice, as he became known in 1946 that made the bobbysoxers swoon. In later years he became known as The Chairman of the Board and eventually, Ol’ Blue Eyes, but who was the man?
This show gives fans insight into life behind the scenes with excerpts from his films, rare family photos and first hand recollections of life on and off the stage that can only come from his son.
Join the celebration at a spectacular birthday party for this multi-talented singer, actor, director, and producer who could do light musicals singing and dancing with Gene Kelly in one of Hollywood’s favorite hits, On The Town, won Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Pearl Harbor drama From Here to Eternity, lived a storied life, and above all did it “His Way”.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, 92626
Barnsdall Art Park Champagne and Croquet
Croquet anyone? Yes I said croquet, Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne and Croquet spring fundraiser promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of fun and games. Test your skill hitting balls through wickets on the lush west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House while sipping sparkling Silverlake wine and enjoying a refreshing and flavorful selection of Oysters by the renowned Oyster Gourmet.
Other food choices include food trucks Postcards Caribbean and Coolhaus, or if you prefer picnicking Say Cheese will be offering an array of picnic baskets, available for pre-order or you can pack your own and bring a blanket.
Grammy-nominated band The California Feetwarmers and DJ Ed Mattiuzzi will provide music for this lovely Sunday afternoon.
Sunday May 3, 11am – 3pm