Here is a list of dance performances in L.A. for Feb. 2-9:
Astaire Dances III American Contemporary Ballet presents recreations of classic dance routines by the movie legend, set to songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Johnny Mercer. Metropolis Los Angeles 877 S. Francisco St., upper level, downtown L.A. Sun., 5 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m.; ends Feb. 16. $45-$105. acbdances.com
Dance at the Odyssey 2020 L.A. Contemporary Dance Company kicks off its 15th season with four world premieres. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Sun., 5 p.m. $15-$25. (310) 477-2055. OdysseyTheatre.com
Giselle Ballet West presents the classic supernatural dance fable about a young woman who has her heart broken by a nobleman. Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Tue., 8 p.m. $39 and up. (818) 677-3000. TheSoraya.org
The naked swordsman depicted in the Academy Award gets a digital once-over as Narcissus in new Joe Sola work on view.
If L.A. has a tickle spot, it would be here at Griffith Observatory, east of the sun and west of the moon.
Matthew Leavitt’s play at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood is part farce, part loving tribute to small theater.
Paul McCarthy’s drawings crawl inside your head space, making the Hammer show deft, exhausting and painfully timely.
Dance at the Odyssey 2020 World premiere of “Pastoral,” choreographer Victoria Marks’ new reimagining of the Copland classic “Appalachian Spring.” Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $15-$25. (310) 477-2055. OdysseyTheatre.com
Sean Dorsey Dance The company performs the transgender choreographer’s latest modern dance work, “Boys in Trouble.” Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, USC, 849 W. 34th St., L.A. Sat., 2 and 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. usc.edu
Viver Brasil: Celebrating Samba Family-friendly exploration of Afro-Brazilian dance and music. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sat., 11 a.m. $5. (310) 434-3200. thebroadstage.org