By Popular Demand: This Week’s Performance Picks!
I was at a house party a few nights ago when a friend of mine said to me, “You know, I love your blog, but really it should be called Another Righteous Tease, because I’m always reading about cool events that have already passed, and that I had no idea were going to happen….”
OK fine. You want event listings, you got ’em, Catherine (and the six other people who chimed in with you).
THIS WEEK: William Leavitt directs a performance of his 1977 play, Spectral Analysis, at MOCA Grand Avenue on Thursday night at 6:30pm, in conjunction with his wonderful retrospective exhibition there. There will be a repeat performance on Sunday at 3pm. Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30pm, The Poetic Research Bureau presents readings by Camille Roy, Jen Hofer, and Harold Abramovitz at The Public School. The legendary Andrea Fraser performs a new, site-specific version of her classic work, May I Help You?, at the Mak Center on Saturday from 2 to 6pm (the performance leads you through the Schindler House and takes about 30 minutes; I believe she’ll be cycling through it continuously during the 4-hour time frame). From 3 to 6pm Saturday, Les Figues Press hosts its third annual Garden Party, featuring readings by Renee Petropoulos and Jen Hofer, and a mini-fashion show by Kate Durbin. At various times on Saturday afternoon/evening, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will perform A Gallerina’s Guide at LACMA; at this time, there are only a few tickets left for the 8:30 show. And finally, performance artist Paul Pescador opens a solo show at Human Resources on Saturday night from 7 to 10pm.
JUST FOUND THIS: As if this Saturday night weren’t completely overloaded already, Variedades, a performance salon hosted by Rubén Martínez, happens at The Echo at 5pm.