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.Read 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.Read 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.).
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.Read more
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!”Read more
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.Read more