Hey SoCal! Over the weekend, a dehydrated, malnourished throng of people endured a harsh wasteland to get to civilization. No, not the migrant crisis. We’re talking about returning from Coachella. And for more fun post-Coachella mistakes to make, Mike Ciriaco has your back with this week’s Hey SoCalendar!
Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free
The Canvas at L.A. Live | 944 Georgia St.,Los Angeles CA 90015 | Through May 1 | wakemewhenimfree
Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, this exhibit delves into Tupac’s activism, music and revolutionary art through technology, art and artifacts from the rapper’s personal archives.
“Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black)”
Boston Court Pasadena | 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, 91106 | April 16-May 15 | bostoncourtpasadena.org
If you didn’t catch a preview of “Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black),” written and performed by Emmy-nominated actor and director Carolyn Ratteray and directed by Andi Chapman, it officially opens April 16. Through clowning, poetic text, and a tour-de-force performance, Both And deeply investigates the nucleus of Black joy. As her mother is dying, Teayanna finds herself in a netherworld between life and death, struggling to help her mother cross over. The journey reveals the wisdom of the ancestors, invokes the legacy of the Middle Passage, and unfolds the surprising secrets within her mother’s purse. This unique and powerful story, rich with humor, raw honesty, and passion, becomes a brilliant meditation on how to reconnect with joy.
“Jane Austen Unscripted”
Garry Marshall Theatre | 252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505 | April 16-May 8 | garrymarshalltheatre.org
Starring the critically acclaimed Impro Theatre, join live musicians, delectable tea and treats, and the company members of “Jane Austen Unscripted,” in a modern, Regency comedy. “Jane Austen Unscripted” is a fully improvised play that brings the world of Austen to life with audience suggestions and participation.
TCM Classic Film Festival
Hollywood | April 21-24 | filmfestival.tcm.com
Movie lovers unite to enjoy classic films on the big screen in various venues around Hollywood, with the people who made them. The official opening night film is “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” with special guests Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore, Robert Macnaughton, Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace and Kathleen Kennedy. Each day has an extensive schedule that includes movies like “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Annie,” “Tootsie,” “Spartacus” and “A League of Their Own.”
Street Art Live
Magic Box LA | 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 | April 22-July 3 | thelume.com
Embark on a multi-sensory trip through the world of street art. With 360-degree moving visuals and a curated musical score, you will be immersed in the era and location in which the piece was created like New York, London, São Paulo, Melbourne and Berlin.
Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area | 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706 | Through May 22 | renfair.com/socal/
Huzzah! The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is back this year with its infamous lineup of bawdy and traditional songs, comedy shows (some rated NC-17 just for adults), jousting tournaments, aerial performances, magic shows and actors on different stages, ax throwing, archery, turkey legs, hand pies and more beer than you could ever imagine.
Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
LACMA | 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 | April 24-Oct. 9 | lacma.org
Highlighting fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen’s tailoring and dressmaking skills, the exhibition examines the different disciplines, imagination, innovation and artistic process that defined McQueen’s career. The exhibition will display McQueen garments from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker alongside artworks from LACMA’s permanent collection.
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