Art Battle returns, and other Essential Events to see this week


Just as heavy rains abate this week, beloved Angeleno events are returning with springtime. Here is this week’s Essential Events listing, which showcases a mix of new discoveries and old favorites.


The Women of Shakespeare

Back by popular demand, Warriors for Peace Theatre will present another night of The Women of Shakespeare. Some of Los Angeles’ finest actresses will examine and portray William Shakespeare’s most compelling characters, under the direction of Susan Angelo, one of the foremost Shakespeare scholars and directors in the Los Angeles area.


Beyond Fest Presents! “The Wind”

A horror film set on the American frontier of the 1800s, “The Wind” pits homesteader Elizabeth Macklin (Caitlin Gerard) and her husband against both the loneliness of the wide-open plains and an unseen presence haunting the couple. A discussion with director Emma Tammi and actress Caitlin Gerard will follow the film.


Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo

Angelenos have been teased for weeks by Cirque Du Soliel’s acrobatic performances in Bakersfield just a few hours away, and for one night locals will have a chance to see this amazing acrobatic performance close to home. Corteo, which follows the story of a clown imagining his own festive funeral, will dazzle attendees at the Forum in Inglewood starting this Wednesday, through Sunday only.


Art Battle Los Angeles

Art Battle returns to the City of Angels this Thursday, with a new season of painting competitions to be voted on by the audience. Regular readers of The Hub will remember our previous coverage Art Battle, but this week’s event promises the opportunity to follow young artists from the start of their journeys to the international stage later this season.


The Other Art Fair

Traditional art galleries and festivals can be stuffy affairs, which is why Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair has been so well-received. Unlike traditional art fairs, The Other Art Fair puts artists alongside their works, giving viewers and buyers unparalleled access to Los Angeles’ up-and-coming artists. This will be the largest such event in Los Angeles to date, featuring 140 local and international emerging artists.


Tuesdays With Morrie!OpenDocument

This will be your last chance to see this classic memoir onstage stage in Sierra Madre. In this adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher and author Mitch Albom, directed by L. Flint Esquerra, a successful sports journalist and sportscaster is prompted to reconnect with old sociology professor Morrie Schwartz after learning of his battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. What follows is a life-changing moment for Albom.


My Big Italian Gay Wedding

Italian-American Anthony Pinnunziato has set his wedding date with boyfriend Andrew Polinski, but Anthony’s traditional Italian mother Angela insists that they have a Catholic wedding. That’s the set up for this wild comedy from The Italian Comedy Club, returning to Los Angeles by popular demand.


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