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Weekend Picks: ‘Titanic Live,’ Rudi Gernreich as ballet, Pasadena Pops and more

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Kate Winslet (R) in a scene from the movie “Titanic” which was nomi
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in “Titanic,” which is screening with live orchestral accompaniment in Thousand Oaks.
(Paramount Pictures / 20th Century Fox)

What to do this weekend? How about a screening of “Titanic” with the score played live by New West Symphony? Or Luminario Ballet in “Selections From Inscape: Fashion in Motion” at the Skirball Cultural Center? Or the return of Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops? Also this weekend: “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer” closes at Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Theatre, Angel City Chorale sings TV theme songs, Dance DTLA goes Bollywood at Grand Park and laughs abound (we hope) at the second annual Queer Comedy Festival.

That sinking feeling …

All aboard for “Titanic Live.” New West Symphony, joined by the All-American Boys Chorus, Los Robles Children’s Choir and others will perform James Horner’s score during a screening of James Cameron’s Oscar-winning 1997 romance-drama-disaster flick starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. William Rolland Stadium, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25 and up. (800) 845-3000.

Dressed to impress at Skirball

“Selections From Inscape: Fashion in Motion” is a dance concert pinned to the Skirball exhibition “Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich.” Members of Luminario Ballet wear re-creations of the designer’s original pieces as they perform excerpts from choreographer Bella Lewitzky’s 1976 work “Inscape.” Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Sunday. $15. (310) 440-4500.

Luminario Ballet photoshoot at the Skirball Center with the Rudi Gernreich costumes for Bella Lewitzky’s “Inscape.”
Audrey Hewko and Daniel Wagner, members of Luminario Ballet, which will perform “Selections From Inscape: Fashion in Motion” at the Skirball on Sunday.
(Ted Soqui)

Pops goes the orchestra

The stars align as Michael Feinstein and Pasadena Pops open yet another summer of outdoor concerts with “The Great American Songbook: Icons From Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood.” Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Broadway’s Melissa Errico serve as guest vocalists. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25 and up. (626)-793-7172.

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops
Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena Pops in the orchestra’s summer opener on Saturday.
(Jenna Schoenefeld / Los Angeles Times)

Outstanding in his field

It’s your last weekend to catch “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer.” A naive country boy becomes a pawn in a nefarious plot in this remount of Tim Robbins’ and Adam Simon’s 1980s-era commedia dell’arte-style political satire. An L.A. Times Critics’ Choice. The Actors’ Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. $25-$34.99; Thursdays, pay what you can. (310) 838-4264.

The dark satire “Violence: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer” closes this weekend at the Actors’ Gang.
(Ashley Randall)


Do not attempt to adjust your television

The new program “Angel City Chorale: As Seen on TV … And More!” finds the vocal ensemble performing classic TV theme songs, score selections from popular video games, contemporary classical works and more. Barnum Hall, 600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $35-$90. (310) 943-9231.

Angel City Chorale photo shot on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Da
Angel City Chorale gives a pair of concerts in Santa Monica this weekend.
(Danny Moloshok)

Hooray for Bollywood!

Dance instructors will help you learn some of those hypnotic moves in splashy Bollywood musicals from India as the Music Center’s Dance DTLA series returns for another summer. The performance lawn at Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., L.A. 7 to 11 p.m. Free.

Dance DTLA returns to Grand Park with a Bollywood-themed event.
(Javier Guillen / Grand Park / Music Center)

If you’ve got the time, they’ve got the beer

Audience members are encouraged to raise their voices — and bend their elbows — alongside vocalists from Pacific Chorale and Orange County Women’s Chorus at what’s billed as Orange County’s first “Beer Choir” event. This heady singalong is most definitely not BYOB: Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Julianne & George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Free.

Laughing with pride

Scout Durwood, Riley Silverman, Keith Carey and other LGBTQ comics from our fair city will bring the funny at the second annual Queer Comedy Festival. The Ruby L.A., 7518 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $30.

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