11 Awesome Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend, 4/29

Refresh your wardrobe at an open-air marketplace in West Hollywood or hear the voice of Bart Simpson narrate a classic

ART: Agnes Martin: A Retrospective
Her precise grids, luminous pastels, and floating geometric forms suggest peaceful places, not unlike the solitary New Mexico studio in which she painted. The exhibition surveys the influence of the reclusive Martin, whose work countered the machismo prevalent in the art world in the 1950s. More information (April 24- September 11, LACMA)

MUSIC: Malibu Guitar Festival
This four-day musical smorgasbord features names like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph, and Dale Watson. More information (April 28-May 1, Cross Creek section of Malibu Village)

THEATER: Endgame
Existential angst has never been funnier. Octogenarian actor Alan Mandell directs and headlines this rendition of Samuel Beckett’s surrealist comedy, whose characters commune from inside trash cans. More information (April 24-May 22, Center Theatre Group)

CONFAB: Ladies and Gents Night Out
This monthly Magnolia Park event makes for a perfect date night or family night. In addition to perusing local shops (which stay open late) you can sample over 30 food trucks. More information (April 29, Magnolia Blvd., Burbank)

DESIGN: A Street Af(fair): East Meets West
Curated by Parachute Market, this free outdoor marketplace is designed to unite the East- and Westside design communities. Vendors include Diodba, known for their hand-crafted textiles, and Larsen & Lund, which makes leather accessories. More information (April 30, N. Almont Drive, between Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd.)

MUSIC: Tigran Hamasyan: Luys i Luso
Raised in Armenia, the 28-year-old pianist was schooled in classical folk music and American jazz. When he moved to L.A. as a teen, he cultivated a rocker persona, which shines through in this concert with his homeland’s Yerevan State Chamber choir. More information (April 30, Royce Hall)

CONFAB: Fiesta Matsuri
Weaving together L.A.’s multiethnic tapestry, the festival celebrates the cultures of Mexico and Japan with musical performances, workshops for kids, and food. More information (May 1, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)

BOOKS: Dave Barry
The author of more than three dozen books has recently turned to the young adult genre. Barry presents and signs his latest, The Worst Night Ever, which follows eighth grader Wyatt Palmer as he uncovers secret plots. More information (May 1, Vroman’s Bookstore)

MUSIC: Stefano Milani Sings
Renowned tenor Stefano Milani will make his L.A. debut this Sunday singing arias from Rigoletto, La Traviata, and more. Proceeds benefit Children of the Night and the Los Angeles Mission. More information (Marina del Ray Marriott Hotel, May 1, 5, and 8)

CONFAB: Concours D’Elegance
You won’t find any hoopties at this event. Ogle nearly 200 high-end rides that span the automotive alphabet, from Aston Martins to Mercedes-Benzes. More information (May 1, Greystone Mansion)

MUSIC: Peter & The Wolf
Best known for voicing Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright narrates the exploits of another precocious boy, in Prokofiev’s children’s classic, backed by the Pacific Symphony. More information (May 1, Valley Performing Arts Center)

Facebook Comments