The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

All ages Va Voom!
All ages Va Voom!

Go Go’ers, the weather is heating up and so is the weekend.

Actually, the weather is pretty much the same as it has been for months.

One out of two isn’t bad.

Three Ring Rock ‘n Roll

Go Go’ers, it’s not every day that Dave Stewart  (yes, the Eurhythmics co-founder) plays an “all ages” show with luchadore Dirty Sanchez, “pole princess” Leigh Acosta, and other performers  from the infamous “sexo y violencia” troupe Lucha Va Voom.

“Theatrics” and “burlesque” are promised.  Natch.

Whether or not you want to bring along the  wee ones, you’ll definitely want to snap up tix for yourself to The Ringmaster General‘s Friday show at the El ReyL.A. Weekly nightlife columnist Lina Lecaro will DJ and it’s a good bet that general madness will ensue.

Watch out for flying chickens.

DAVE STEWART/THE RINGMASTER & VA VOOM – A ROCK ‘N ROLL CIRCUSFri, March 14.  7pm/door. 8pm/show.  $25-$28El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036  323.936.6400  Get tix HERE.

Bonjour, robot-pet
Bonjour, steampunk.

Free? Ah Oui!

Go Go’ers, French may be the language of love but starting this Saturday, it’s also the language of FREE international cinema.

Stumped beyond French-speaking France and Canada?

Brush up on your Francophonic film  AND geography with  A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz.  French films — the Oscar-winning, animated short Mr. Hublot and the feature Adieu Berthe: L’Enterrement de Mémé — kick off the series on Saturday with a pre-screening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception,

You can’t have French cinema without wine and cheese.

Subsequent movie offerings include films from Canada, Senegal, Belgium, and Switzerland.  There’s also a reception before the Thursday night Quebec closer Gabrielle.  All films are appropriate for 13+, free with RSVP,  and in French with English subtitles.

Think of it as a crash course  in the language of l’amour.

A WEEK OF FRENCH LANGUAGE FILMS —  Sat, March 15 – Thurs, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm (3/15 and 3/20 receptions @ 7PM). FREE but MUST RSVP*** Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W Pico Blvd, LA 90064   310.286.0553  (Presented in collaboration with the Consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada; the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles; and TV5Monde.)

***To RSVP, please email with name, email address, number of people attending, and the screening(s) guests would like to attend.

Viva Las Vegas: Ann-Margaret and Elvis
Viva Las Vegas: Ann-Margaret and Elvis and Secret City’s Chris Wells and you.


Just a guess: it’s probably been a while since you’ve been to church.

This weekend, worshippers of tango, love potions, and all things art will want to holler “Hallelujah” at PASSION: a quarterly West Coast “service” of NYC’s Obie-winning The Secret City.

Other preachers may honor deities: Secret City founder/writer/performer Chris Wells finds inspiration in the likes of Elvis, Ann-Margaret and Viva Las Vegas! for his themed cabaret-meets-salon-meets-tent revival pop-up at Bootleg Theater.

Free child care will be provided so you can actually hear the gospel choir sing Little Red Corvette as well as concentrate as Chris creates community through ritual as performance art and consequently slings a little joy and passion into your life.

To quote Chris quoting Van Gogh: “I’d rather die of passion than of boredom.”

Can I get an “Amen”!

THE SECRET CITY LASun, March 16 @ noon.  All ages; $15 suggested donationThe Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, LA 90057

More Weekend Go Go Fun:

CANstruction/DowntownL.A. Art Walk  — Juried design competition!  Buildings made of cans!  Donated to Los Angeles Regional Food  Bank!  Thurs 3/13 – Sun 3/15

PaleyFest — TV fan fest!  In person/live streaming! Stars galore!  Thurs 3/13 – Fri 3/28

ArtNight Pasadena — Art!  Music!  Theater! Performance!  Fri 3/14

Frieda Kahlo, Her Photos/MOLAA — Photos as canvas & history!  200 images!  Blue House archive!  Sat 3/15 – Sun 6/8

Hot Dish Brunch Party — Literary readings!  Brunch & mimosas!  Benefits 826LA & Book Bound Mobile Library!  Sun 3/16

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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