Entertainment & Arts

Weekend Picks: ‘Les Miz,’ Jacob Jonas and two Mother’s Day events

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Matt Shingledecker, center, portrays Enjolras in the new national tour of “Les Misérables.”
(Matthew Murphy)

Catch the return of the musical “Les Misérables,” see Jacob Jonas the Company dance at the Wallis or hear pianists Inna Faliks and Pierre-Laurent Aimard in separate concerts. You can celebrate Mother’s Day with “Don’t Tell My Mother!” or “MOMentum Place,” party on the sand at the Like Totally Music Festival, or attend the final performances of “Smart Love” and “Friends With Guns.” Last but not least, the Indigenous Now festival is back at Santa Monica’s Tongva Park.

Vive ‘Les Miz’!

“Les Misérables,” the musical based on the Victor Hugo novel about an ex-convict and others caught up in revolution in early 19th century France, returns to Southern California in a new national tour. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; other dates through June 2. $49 and up.

Last dance for Jacob Jonas

Jacob Jonas the Company wraps its year-long residency at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with a program that includes the world premiere of “viceversa,” a collaboration between dancer-choreographer Jonas and guest artist Daniel Ezralow. The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $29-$89.

Jacob Jonas The Company
Jacob Jonas the Company performs at the Wallis on Friday and Saturday.
(Jacob Jonas)

Faliks and Aimard

Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks offers a diverse program featuring a world premiere by composer Richard Danielpour. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. 7 p.m. Sunday. $25-$55.

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard tackles J.S. Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$114.

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday.
(Jamie Rector / For The Times)

M is for the million things she gave me …

Here are two ways to mark Mother’s Day this weekend:


Nikki Levy’s storytelling series “Don’t Tell My Mother!” returns with “At Your Cervix! The Mama’s Day Show” featuring Jackie Tohn (“Glow”), Jake Borelli (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and others, plus live music by Abby & the Myth. Café Fais Do Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Saturday. $20.

The annual Mother’s Day shindig “MOMentum Place” features aerialists, circus performers, dancers and musicians — plus, for the peckish, a pre-show brunch. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Noon Sunday (performance at 2 p.m.). $10-$40; brunch, $30.

Eric Newton of Eye of Newt Circus
Eric Newton of Eye of Newt Circus is among the performers slated for “MOMentum Place” at Theatricum Botanicum.
(Katie Dalsemer / Topanga Messenger)

Flashback on the beach

It’ll be the 1980s all over again when the Bangles, the Smithereens, the Romantics, ABC, Josie Cotton, John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. and others converge for the all-ages Like Totally Music Festival. Huntington State Beach, 22083 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. $65 and up; children 10 and under, free.

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Susanna Hoffs and the Bangles take part in the Like Totally Music Festival in Huntington Beach on Saturday.
(Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Before they strike the sets

It’s your last weekend to catch these two Critics’ Choice plays:

“Friends With Guns,” Stephanie Alison Walker’s new dark comedy about a young couple divided over 2nd Amendment issues. The Road on Magnolia, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $15, $34.

“Smart Love,” Brian Letscher’s comedy about romance and relationships in the Digital Age. Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. 8 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $25-$34.


Melissa Weber Bales and Zachary Grant costar in “Smart Love” at Pacific Resident Theatre.
(Jeff Lorch)

This land was their land

The family-friendly Indigenous Now festival returns for a second year with live music, dance, spoken word and visual art by Native American artists and performers from Los Angeles, Santa Rosa and Santa Fe. Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Free.