After all that holiday cheer, it’s inevitable that your thoughts might turn a bit…dark. A little…dank. Ever so slightly…grim.
Resolution #157 – welcome the weltschmerz, baby, and break on through to the other side.
Explore the outrageous and the bizarre at the following venues.
Cirque Berzerk is what you get when you cross whiskey with high wire, corpses with Carnivale, Satan with Cirque du Soleil.
The visit to the under-the-big-top underworld has moved from Los Angeles Historic Park to L.A. Live but don’t let that stop you.
Think of it as a glossier trip to Hell.
“Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty….” Well, we all know how that charming nursery ditty goes.
Writer/director Steven Sabel, Artistic Director of the Redlands Shakespeare Festival, does too but inThe Trial of Lizzie Borden at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater, he goes beyond the rhyme to the reality and the legal reasoning of Massachusett’s most infamous murder case.
Need more macabre? Make it a theatrical double bill; stay for the final performance of ZJU’s uber-creepyUrban Death, which goes on hiatus after a 10-month run.
Warning: no boundary of good taste left unbreached.
Interpretations of conspiracy, madness, pulp fiction and pop culture obsession are on display this weekend at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, with opening shows by artists Steven Daily, Tammi Otis, Charles Binger, and Howard Hallis respectively.
Don’t miss the world-premiere of The Picture of Everything, counter-culturist Hallis’s recently completed, 13-years-in-the-making collage of pop culture.
Think Timothy Leary meets Where’s Waldo? on steroids.
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….
Wednesdays – Sundays, January 7 through January 30th at 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays – 2nd show @ 11:00 p.m.
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles 90015
$20 – $125
The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Fridays and Saturdays, January 7-February 5th @ 8:30 p.m.
Only and final performance! Saturday, January 8th at 11:00 p.m.
Zombie Joe’s Underground
4850 Lankersham Boulevard
North Hollywood 91601
$15 (Each show is a separate admission)
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Friday, January 7, 8-11 p.m. – Opening reception
Show runs through January 30th, 2011
4633 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles 90027