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 Rey; L.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 CIRCUS — Fri, March 14. 7pm/door. 8pm/show. $25-$28 — El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036 323.936.6400 Get tix HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with name, email address, number of people attending, and the screening(s) guests would like to attend.
Just a guess: it’s probably been a while since you’ve been to church.
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 LA — Sun, March 16 @ noon. All ages; $15 suggested donation — The 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
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….
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