Monday, June 10, 2019 / 8-11 p.m. / Whitefire Theatre
Still reeling from the final episode of “Game of Thrones?” Nothing quells post-series-finale withdrawal like a musical parody. Somewhere along the line of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” meets “The Lord of the Rings,” the “Shame of Thrones” musical sets all the backstabbing, conniving and dragon-laced conspiring for the Iron Throne to a naughty, humorous rock score that infuses the storyline with pop culture references. The musical’s narrator, a cheekily depicted George R.R. Martin, chomps on Doritos while cavorting around his characters as he takes the audience all the way back to season one.
Tickets: $30 to $36 / The show runs every Monday through July 8 / More Information
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / 8-10 p.m. / Black Rabbit Rose
Let’s all agree. Culture is a dish best served drunk. At least, that’s what Comedians Cinema Club founder Eric Lampaert figured out when he started assembling comedians to perform inebriated, ad-lib renditions of film favorites, first in London and now in Los Angeles. They’ve done “Ghost,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “The Princess Bride,” “Jaws” and “Indiana Jones,” to name a few twisted, delightful disasters of drunken debauchery.
They gave “Labyrinth” a go last year, and it was so good and so bad that the gang is tackling it again. Bad singing, goblin impersonations and audience participation equal good laughs all night long.
Pizza is truly one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Not only is it delicious, but as documentary filmmaker Matteo Troncone discovers, pizza also paves the path to enlightenment. Troncone was living out of his van on the streets of San Francisco when he decided to trace his roots to Naples, and take a deep dive into the history of Neapolitan pizza. There, he discovers “arrangiarsi,” or “the process of arranging yourself to make something from nothing,” which somehow involves eating pizza every day and embracing joy. Hungry yet?
Tonight’s screening is sponsored by Settebello. Ticket holders will get $5 Margherita pizzas next door after the film.
Acclaimed Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca explores dislocation through paintings inspired by theater, cartography and architecture. To highlight Kuitca’s long-standing involvement with the dramatic arts and his current exhibit “The Family Idiot,” Hauser & Wirth invited L.A. theater company The Actors’ Gang to enact a staged reading of Sartre’s claustrophobic commentary on the human condition, “No Exit.” Directed by Brian Finney, the reading will be performed by Pierre Adeli, Hannah Chodos, Cihan Sahin and Paulette Zubata.
Lena Herzog’s “Last Whispers” is an immersive sound and video installation featuring extinct and endangered languages. A majority of the world population speaks around 30 of the 7,000 languages that exist today. Apparently, one language goes extinct every two weeks. Every two weeks!
Herzog’s multidisciplinary experience is a collaboration with award-winning sound designers Mark Mangini and Marco Capalbo and consists of 3D animation, video drone footage and stills, all in black and white, providing a stunning backdrop for sung and spoken words and the sounds of collapsing stars, gravitational waves and supernova.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 / 7-11 p.m. / Palace Theatre
From the looks of the Allah Las band members’ social media, it would seem as if every moment offstage is spent on an exotic beach in a remote paradise. It’s no surprise they would be pegged to soundtrack a surf film. The addition of Connan Mockasin and MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden make Chris Gentile’s “Self Discovery for Social Media” an ever-intriguing project maxed out on cool points.
Gentile’s film, narrated by the late avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, follows pro-surfers Stephanie Gilmore, Creed McTaggart and Ryan Burch, among others, as they hit the waves in Mexico, the Maldives, and Iceland.
The screening will be accompanied by the musicians performing the film’s score en vivo.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 / 4-6 p.m. / Harold M. Williams Auditorium
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, one of the most influential schools and periods of art and design, the Getty Museum will host a screening of short, black-and-white experimental films produced between 1919 and 1933 by artists associated with the historic institution. Following the screening, accomplished German filmmaker and curator Thomas Tode will give a talk framing the films in time and context.
Be sure to pop over to the Getty’s “Bauhaus Beginnings” exhibit on view at the Research Institute galleries from June 11 through October 13. There’s also a virtual exhibit, “Bauhaus: Building the New Artist,” launching online June 11.