Monday, March 9, 2020 / 8–11 p.m. / Atwater Village Theatre
The Open Fist Theatre Company presents its 30th anniversary season with three programs featuring creative, boundary-pushing short works performed on rotating dates. Tonight features two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill directed by Open Fist Artistic Director Martha Demson and Matthew McCray. “This Is A Chair” juxtaposes major news headlines with monotonous scenes of everyday life in both funny and unsettling ways. “Here We Go” explores dying from multiple points of view.
Both plays feature the same cast: Megan Brotherton, Emma Bruno, Carmella Jenkins, Schuyler Mastain, Debba Rofheart, David Shofner, Casey Sullivan, Alexander Wells and AlgeRita Wynn, with the addition of Neil Oktay and Steven Rosenbaum in “This Is A Chair,” and Alberto Isaac in “Here We Go.”
Tame Impala will play the first of two Los Angeles shows promoting the Australian band’s new album, “The Slow Rush.” An apt title, considering it’s been five years since their last release. As before, psychedelic pop wizard Kevin Parker wrote and mixed the album himself. And the result is a dancey daze of falsetto drifting over a cascade of beats and synths that’ll pair nicely with a lot of lasers onstage.
As a treat, every pair of tickets purchased includes a copy of “The Slow Rush.” Opening the show is Clairo, a singer-songwriter who became a Youtube sensation of sorts in 2017 with her song “Pretty Girl.”
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 / 8:30 p.m. to midnight / The Mint
Led by singing drummer Sunny Jain, the Brooklyn-based big band celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi all year round. Combining north-Indian rhythms, hip-hop, funk and New Orleans jazz, Red Baraat’s brass-heavy, marching-band-inspired, high-energy experience offers a fun feast for the eyes with color-splashed white jumpsuits and a dancer to inspire the audience through movement.
Opening the show is Angelo Moore & The Dr Maddvibes, the alter ego of the lead singer and saxophonist of long-standing ska and funk metal band Fishbone.
Moms, soon-to-be moms and not-quite-ready-but-thinking-about-one-day-becoming moms gather for a group discussion about motherhood and the challenges of balancing mental, sexual and physical health. Moderated by feminist writer Mish Barber-Way, the panel includes writer and maker of #matleavemerch Jane Helpern; birth and postpartum doula Karla Leng; entrepreneur, author and CEO of Rosebud Woman Christine Marie Mason; and educator and midwife Jessica Diggs.
‘Friday the 13th’ 40th Anniversary Immersive Screening
Friday, March 13, 2020 / 5:30–10 p.m. / Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills
On the 40th anniversary of “Friday the 13th,” Flicks for Fans will host a two-night celebration of slash-tastic double-bills. Friday’s pairing, dubbed Camp Crystal Lake Night, pairs “Friday the 13th” with 1983’s “Sleepaway Camp.” Saturday night, aka Ladies Night, pairs the 1980 slasher classic with “The Final Girls,” a 2015 movie that puts a new spin on mother-daughter bonding.
In addition to the screenings, attendees can enjoy an immersive experience featuring the special effects work of Brittany Fontaine, a Kevin Bacon “Kill Cabin” photo op, festive camp decor, prizes, giveaways and horror-themed merchandise.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 / noon to midnight / The Echo
In the wake of recently canceled festivals, Burger Records endures, ready to save the weekend with the triumphant return of Burgerama, last seen in Los Angeles in 2015. Headlined by punk heroes The Mummies, the day-long event serves a cornucopia of garage rock in many shapes and flavors. Highlights include Flamin’ Groovies, Apache (playing their “last show ever”), The Exbats, The Side Eyes, Cosmonauts, Pearl and the Oysters, Tomorrows Tulips, Hammered Satin, The Memories and more.
Deaf West Theatre stages their interpretation of surrealist poet, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau’s irreverent 1926 play, “Orphée,” which in turn was inspired by the ancient Greek myth of “Orpheus and Eurydice” and centers around the poet’s fascination with death. In a unique twist, each role is played by a deaf actor signing their way through the performance, while another actor speaks the lines. Daniel Durant plays Orpheus, with Malik B. El-Amin providing his voice, and Natasha Ofili plays Eurydice, given voice by Lorinda Hawkins, who also plays Death.
The performance is part of “Eurydice Found,” a county-wide festival of performances, conversations and happenings in conjunction with L.A. Opera’s world premiere of “Eurydice.”