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Weekend Picks: Leslie Odom Jr. with Pacific Symphony, Batsheva Dance at UCLA and more

Weekend Picks: Leslie Odom Jr. with Pacific Symphony, Batsheva Dance at UCLA and more
“Hamilton’s” Leslie Odom Jr. sings show tunes and standards with Pacific Symphony at Segerstrom Center on Friday and Saturday. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Leslie Odom Jr. is belting out show tunes with Pacific Symphony, Ohad Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Company comes to UCLA, and Los Angeles Master Chorale performs two distinctly different requiems. A dance festival kicks off at the Montalbán in Hollywood, composer-pianist Nils Frahm makes his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, and the curtain comes down on the gender-bending Taylor Mac drama “Hir.” They’re all part of our weekly roundup of things to do this weekend.

Tony winner tunes up at Segerstrom

Leslie Odom Jr., Tony winner for playing Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” sings show tunes, standards and some songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit musical in a two-night stand backed by the Pacific Symphony. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $47 and up. www.PacificSymphony.org

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Next stop, ‘Venezuela’

Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company returns with “Venezuela.” This 2017 full-length, two-part work from artistic director Ohad Naharin explores the tension between choreographed movement and the content it is intended to represent. Presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $29-$89. www.cap.ucla.edu

Batsheva Dance Company will perform Ohad Naharin’s “Venezuela” in a two-night engagement at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Batsheva Dance Company will perform Ohad Naharin’s “Venezuela” in a two-night engagement at UCLA’s Royce Hall. (Ascaf)

Dueling requiems at Disney Hall

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by associate conductor Jenny Wong, presents a pairing of 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with “How to Go On,” local composer Dale Trumbore’s self-described “secular requiem.” Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Sunday. $29 and up. www.lamasterchorale.org

Local composer Dale Trumbore’s vocal work “How to Go On” will be performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale on Sunday.
Local composer Dale Trumbore’s vocal work “How to Go On” will be performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale on Sunday. (Arnaud Pyvka)

Movin’ and groovin’ at the Montalbán

They’re putting their best feet forward at “Moves at the Montalbán.” The Hollywood theater serves as the setting for the inaugural three-day dance showcase. Entity Contemporary Dance, tap company Rhythmatic and choreographer Lukas McFarlane are among the artists featured. The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $40, $65; passes: $80, $120. www.themontalban.com

Entity Contemporary Dance is among the acts taking part in the inaugural “Moves at the Montalbán” festival in Hollywood.
Entity Contemporary Dance is among the acts taking part in the inaugural “Moves at the Montalbán” festival in Hollywood. (Mike Esperanza)

Keys to success

Nils Frahm, the German composer, pianist and record producer who mixes classical music with contemporary sounds, will bring some of his massive arsenal of acoustic and electric keyboards, sequencers and synthesizers with him as he makes his Disney Hall debut. 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Saturday. $42-$107. www.laphil.com

Composer-pianist Nils Frahm will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday.
Composer-pianist Nils Frahm will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday. (Balazs Mohai / EPA-EFE / REX)

Family farce closes at the Odyssey

It’s your last weekend to catch “Hir,” written by Taylor Mac. A soldier just back from Afghanistan finds his father incapacitated, his mother in revolt against the patriarchy and his sister living as a transgender man in this darkly comic fable. An L.A. Times Critic’s Choice. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $32-$37. www.OdysseyTheatre.com

Zack Gearing, left, Cynthia Kania and the performer who goes by the name Puppett costar in Taylor Mac’s “Hir” at the Odyssey Theatre.
Zack Gearing, left, Cynthia Kania and the performer who goes by the name Puppett costar in Taylor Mac’s “Hir” at the Odyssey Theatre. (Enci Box)
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