A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Apr. 3, 2014 - Apr. 19, 2014
In their first collaboration since the Tony Award-winning War Horse, Bristol Old Vic Director Tom Morris and the South African Handspring Puppet Company join forces to bring one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life through puppetry.
Apr. 26, 2014 - Apr. 27, 2014
Seasonal event draws vendors and aficionados of SoCal’s local, handmade and sustainable edibles.
Apr. 13, 2014 - Sep. 1, 2014
See more than 30 butterfly species and an array of plants in this outdoor exhibit. The Butterfly Pavilion showcases the fascinating dance between butterflies, moths, and the plants that surround them. See up close how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and witness caterpillars feed on leaves and go through the process of their transformation into adults, and much, much, more.
Apr. 11, 2014 - Apr. 20, 2014
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival heats up the desert with dual weekends of performances by legendary acts and indie up-and-comers alike. Headliners include Outkast and Muse.
Journey of a Dress
Jan. 11, 2014 - May. 1, 2014
They say clothes make the man. But it was a dress that made one woman in particular: Diane von Furstenberg. The designer fêtes the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress with Journey of a Dress. The exhibit features a retrospective of vintage and contemporary Diane von Furstenberg designs, chronicling the history of the wrap dress from the first sample to today. It also features portraits of the designer, a muse to many artists. On display are works by Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz, among others.
LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments
Mar. 13, 2014 - Jul. 12, 2014
Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces are two examples of the recent homegrown all-American condiments that have dramatically impacted American cuisine. In a new exhibit, artists pay tribute to Sriracha and Tapatío hot sauces in a new exhibition at the Chinese American Museum downtown.
LA Phil Casual Fridays
Jan. 17, 2014 - May. 30, 2014
Seeing a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall just got more amazing. With the LA Phil Casual Fridays, you can not only enjoy world-class music from some of the best musicians in the world, but also participate in a talkback with the artists performing that night with a Q & A on stage. You can also extend your experience by grabbing drinks in the post-concert lounge and continuing your conversations with members of the orchestra.
Apr. 25, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014
Fans of the Coen brothers’ classic The Big Lebowski gather for a movie party with music from Kyle Gass Band at the Wiltern, followed by a night of bowling, costumes and games at Fountain Bowl.
Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival
Mar. 18, 2014 - May. 4, 2014
As part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival, electro-pioneers Kraftwerk perform eight 3-D concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown (March 18-21); each performance is a perfectly synchronized audio-visual spectacle, complete with new improvisations, pristine digital sound, 3-D projections and animation.
Man in a Case
Apr. 24, 2014 - May. 10, 2014
In a high-tech fusion of theater, movement, music and video, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Big Dance Theater artists perform a story based on Anton Chekhov’s short stories Man in a Case and About Love.
Mar. 31, 2014 - Jul. 28, 2014
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, downtown, kicks off a new era with Mike Kelley, a homecoming exhibit of works by the influential late artist. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) produced a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions—which he set in relation to relentless, dark, and delirious examinations of self and society. This is the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to-date.
Apr. 25, 2014 - Apr. 27, 2014
Leading international galleries, collectors and artists cross-pollinate at this second U.S. edition of the celebrated art fair, Paris Photo, dedicated to the art of photography and the moving image.
The Book of Mormon
Jan. 21, 2014 - May. 11, 2014
The hit production—about a duo of idealistic Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to share their sacred text with the local people—boasts a book, music and lyrics by four-time Emmy Award–winning creators of the animated series South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creator of the long-running musical comedy Avenue Q, Robert Lopez.