Essential Events: Art lovers rejoice with these performances and exhibitions


This week’s Los Angeles events are an art lover’s delight. Whether you want theatrical performances, live music or something to laugh and enjoy, we’ve got you covered.


Rod Serling’s Stories From The Zone!OpenDocument

The Twilight Zone is one of America’s most beloved horror, sci-fi and fantasy series, and Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone promises to bring stage adaptations of two classic episodes to Beverly Hills. In “Mr. Garrity and the Graves,” an Old West wanderer resurrects the dead, while in “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up,” stranded diners brave paranoia, snowstorms and alien invasions in equal measure.


Bernadette Peters!OpenDocument

Fresh off her run in Hello Dolly! And performing from the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Peters will please audiences with her favorite career-shaping tunes along with a small ensemble. Make sure to get tickets as soon as possible, as details may change at any moment.


L.A. Art Show!OpenDocument

The largest art fair in California returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday, with DIVERSEartLA curator Marisa Caichiolo putting the global art market front-and-center. Ink painting artists will be prominently featured in programming, along with Native American and Australian aboriginal work. Expect installation arts to also carry top billing.


Drunk Debates Comedy Debate Show!OpenDocument

Government shutdown got you down? Watch college students and drunk comics make light of today’s heavy issues at Drunk Debates in Santa Monica. Professional college debate champions will face off against inebriated comedians from Showtime, Comedy Central and Conan, in this live podcast recording. Tickets are $10.


Rock on Film Presents: Pink Floyd – The Wall!OpenDocument

Classic rock fans can’t miss this one. Pink Floyd’s legendary rock opera “The Wall” will be screened at the Wiltern Friday night, courtesy of Rock on Film. This epic drama features both live action performances and groundbreaking animation by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe.


Golden Dragon Acrobats!OpenDocument

Epic acrobats from the People’s Republic of China will dazzle Long Beach audiences on Saturday, bringing their 30 years of experience and 2,500 years of tradition to a West Coast audience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as acrobats combine athletics and dance moves in this timeless artform.


Celebrating John Williams!OpenDocument

Finally, finish off the weekend by attending the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s rendition of John Williams’ iconic film scores. Unforgettable, culture-defining themes will be played live for audiences, so make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.


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