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The week ahead in L.A. dance, Sept. 24-Oct. 1: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and more

Anaïs, A Dance Opera Multidisciplinary work explores the life and times of famed diarist Anaïs Nin. Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $40-$50. (714) 744-7677.

Sur les traces du Dinozard (In Search of Dinozord) Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula and Studios Kabako present this dance-theater piece exploring war, devastation and hope.

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The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Sept. 24-Oct. 1: LA Phil's season opener and more

Los Angeles Master Chorale The ensemble performs Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” to open its 54th season; with the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and guest vocalists. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sun., 7 p.m. $29 and up. (213) 972-7282.

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The week ahead in L.A. theater, Sept. 24-Oct. 1: 'Wicked Lit,' 'Resolving Hedda' and more

Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.), Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.) and David C. Nichols (D.C.N.).

Openings

Chisme y Queso Short sketches by local playwrights, plus improvisations based on audience suggestions; presented by Center Theater Group; 21 and up only. Eastside Luv Wine Bar, Boyle Heights, 1835 E.

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Alex Alpharaoh put his own DACA story onstage, and the audience keeps on growing

She had been walking for weeks across the Mexican desert, holding her 3-month-old boy to her chest. At 15 she had never left Guatemala before. When she ran out of water, she drank from puddles — if she could find them. Her breast milk dried up, and her baby grew weak with hunger. One day he began having a seizure.

Terrified, the mother screamed, “Ayudame! Ayudame!”

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Tarell Alvin McCraney on life after 'Moonlight' and his play in L.A., 'Head of Passes'
Essential Arts & Culture: Chicago architecture biennial, 'The Red Shoes' hits L.A. and more PST: LA/LA

An architecture biennial looks to history. A pair of red shoes are set to dance at the Ahmanson. And getting a closer look at some of the shows (including music!) that are part of Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles / Latin America. I’m Carolina A.

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