Get ready to party like it’s 1919: the Los Angeles Philharmonic is turning 100! Plus, we’ve got news on a David Lynch-inspired opera, experimental theater and moody paintings of women. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, culture writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your guide to the week’s essential arts:
100 YEARS AND COUNTING
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Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.).
Come Together: When the 1960s Met the 1970s Vocalist Carole J. Bufford performs classic pop hits. Upstairs at Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $20 and up. (877) 987-6487.Read more
Carmen Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre performs a full-length work based on Bizet’s classic opera. Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Sun., 6 p.m. $45-$65. (800) 745-3000.
San Pedro ♥ Festival of the Arts Performers include Louise Reichlin & Dancers/Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers, Tango San Pedro, et al.Read more
Beethoven, Bagels & Banter Chamber music by Schubert, Dohnányi and Paganini. The Edye at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sun., 11 a.m. $65. (310) 434-3200.
Fei-Fei The Chinese pianist performs in recital. Pepperdine University, Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Sun., 2 p.m. $28 and up. (310) 506-4522.Read more
Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.).
Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush Parallel exhibitions include paintings, watercolors and collages by the Chicago-born artist exploring urban life and our media-saturated world. California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, L.A. Opens Sun.; ends Jan. 20. Closed Mon. Free. (213) 744-7432.Read more
In “The Great War,” the Dutch theater company Hotel Modern simulated the reality of the World War I battlefield in all its muddy, body-mangled horror through the projection of toy soldiers and miniature objects onto a screen.Read more