BRODER AND SMITH ARE JOINED BY A BEVY OF DANCING GIRLS, PLUS LUKE PERRY, HAAZ SLEIMAN, ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, GIL CATES, MICHAEL RITCHIE, BARBARA BECKLEY, TERENCE McFARLAND, DEAN MARTIN, FRANK SINATRA, AND MANY MORE CELEBRITIES, DEAD AND ALIVE.
MY UNCLE ARLY COMES TO UCLA
My Uncle Arly Photo courtesy of UCLA Live
Edward Lear is one of Britain's favorite writers and his
nonsense verse has delighted generations of children and adults alike.
British Theatre Company Hoipolloi transports Lear's imagination to the stage, on a "journey towards the great
Inspired by his life, poems and illustrations, My
Uncle Arly is
an inventive and engaging production full of music, song and clowning
that delves deep into Lear's Victorian sense of nonsense humor.
March 27-29 at the Freud Playhouse UCLA. Visit here for more information.
HIGHWAYS 5TH ANNUAL POETRY/PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
Highways Performance Space presents its 5th Annual Poetry/Performance festival, curated by Michael Datcher.
--Thursday, April 2, 8:30 p.m.: Eight poets compete ina poetry slam with political themes; --Friday, April 3, 8:30 p.m.: Three Leimart Park poets read with three Westside Poets
--Saturday, April 4, 8:30 p.m.: Jerry Quickley, Tchikonsase Aje, Peter J. Harris read in "round-robin style", while Jalondra Davis dances.
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica; visit here for more information
COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
Rain -- A Tribute to the Beatles plays at the Pantages for 8 perfs, March 31-April 5. (213) 365-3500 or http://broadwayla.org
KISS MY BUTT
Theatre Unleashed presents Die Gruppe sketch comedy troupe in Kiss My Butt on April 1, 10 p.m. at El Cid, 4212 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
Director Vance Roi Reyes, who insists that he studied comedy at a Buddhist monastery in Uraguay, says that the sketches will involve the topic of smoking because though cigarettes "represent a slow and painful death, they also help you to be thin, pretty and popular."
More information here
THE SACRED PROSTITUTE
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Santo Cervello performs his "ritual that allows a maiden to experience sacred love in a temple with a stranger."
Cervello and his wife, Grace Lebecka, are Polish artists-philosophers. She conducts workshops that "initiate women into the universal values of the feminine."
She appears in a "follow-up" to his performance.
Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica (310) 664-3767.