10 Ways to Have Fun in L.A. This Weekend

From capoeira and literary feuds to mannequin artistry and classic crooning with a touch of Gaga
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MUSIC: Hozier
23-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne took the world by storm in 2014 with his soulful voice and gospel influences. His debut single “Take Me to Church” from 2013 reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in December. More information (February 6; The Fonda Theatre)

CONFABS: First Friday Long Beach
Every first Friday of the month, on the stretch between Bixby Road and San Antonio Drive, vendors, artists, and musicians gather to support local businesses. A double-decker bus shuttles visitors to restaurants, galleries, and yoga studios, which stay open late. More information (February 6; Bixby Knolls)

DANCE: Barak Ballet
After dancing with Los Angeles Ballet and New York City Ballet, choreographer Melissa Barak founded her own company. Infusing classic technique with a contemporary edge, she pre­sents two of her pieces, Yueh Fei and Middle of Somewhere, alongside Nicolo Fonte’s melancholic Left Unsaid. More information (February 6; The Broad Stage)

DANCE: DanceBrazil
The celebrated New York-based dance crew adds hip-hop moves to the high kicks and flips that characterize capoeira, the martial-arts dance form that was developed by African and indigenous peoples in colonial Brazil. More information (February 6; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts) 

THEATER: Hellman v. McCarthy
Playwright Brian Mori takes on the decades-long battle between writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. In this fictional encounter, the women meet with talk-show host Dick Cavett, who plays himself as he referees the acerbic banter. More information (February 6; Reuben Cordova Theatre)

ART: Stephanie Serpick
Brooklyn-based artist Stephanie Serpick examines the subjects of nostalgia and beauty using a monochromatic palette and multimedia elements, including textile patterns and letterforms. More information (February 7; Bert Green Fine Art)

ART: When Fashion Shows the Danger Then Fashion Is the Danger
It’s mannequin artistry when European fashion designers Bernhard Willhelm and Jutta Kraus pre­sent a site-specific installation that juxtaposes their whimsical polychromatic clothes (Björk is a fan) with absurdist sculptures. More information (February 7; MOCA Pacific Design Center)

SPORTS: Harlem Globetrotters
The Washington Generals continue their Sisyphean efforts to outwit the slam-dunks, ball fakes, and alley-oops of the Globetrotters, who have reigned as court jesters for almost 90 years. More information (February 7; The Galen Center) 

MUSIC: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
The king of crooners meets the queen of art pop, a not-so-odd pairing when you consider Gaga’s career began with gigs in New York piano bars and Bennett occasionally wears a suit made of steaks. More information (February 8; The Wiltern)

MUSIC: The Music of Jani Christou
In his work, Greek composer Jani Christou was highly influenced by philosophers and thinkers of the twentieth-century. Conducted by Andreas Levisianos, the CalArts orchestra will play some of Christou’s most important compositions. More information (February 8; Redcat)

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