Hey! You! Get Off of My Lap!
FRIDAY, April 4
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Dave Coulier that guy can really work a broom. See Sunday.
Which is scarier, the IMAX Sea Monsters movie, where snaggle-toothed prehistoric sharks glide over your head, or seeing Keith Richards’ snaggle face on a seven-story screen? Martin Scorsese directed this new Rolling Stones doc, Shine a Light, which is a godsend for those of us who’ve longed to have Mick Jagger’s bulge in our lap. Opens today at AMC Loews CityWalk Stadium 19, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City; (818) 508-0711; The Bridge: 6081 Center Drive, L.A.; (310) 568-3375.
SATURDAY, April 5
Russell Brand is the British comic who’s been described as “like Marmite” — you either love him or hate him. Here’s a sample line by the Brit hip-wit that slays ’em in the U.K. “Don’t do drugs — you might end up the leader of the Tories with a face like a little painted egg.” Maybe that’s why he’s only popular in England. Paul Gleason Theatre, 6520 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Sat.-Sun., April 5-6 & Sat., April 12, 8 p.m.; $15. (213) 480-3232.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Alexander, Hal Sparks, Tippi Hedren, Loni Anderson, Bruce Vilanch, David Krumholtz and others show what’s up their sleeves at The Magic Castle’s 40th Annual Awards Show & Banquet. Wilshire Ballroom, Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; Sat., April 5, 6 p.m.; $185. (323) 382-6625.
SUNDAY, April 6
Standup comedy in the afternoon? With no potty words? It’s a refreshing idea that just might work. Dave Coulier’s Clean Guys of Comedy features Ryan Hamilton, Kivi Rogers, Heath Hyche and Bob Oschack, plus clean leader Coulier, performing material you can share with your teenager, or your grandmother. Or Keith Richards. Benefits the Nicole Parker Foundation for Children. Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks; Sun., April 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; $27.50-$50. (213) 480-3232.
Pattie Boyd, former Vogue model, wife to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, inspiration for rock classics “Something” and “Layla” — you’d think that would be enough. See images she shot during her heyday in The Photography of Pattie Boyd. The Morrison Hotel Gallery, 7517 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; opens Sun., April 6, noon-5 p.m.; thru April 20. (323) 874-2068.
MONDAY, April 7
Would you want to see your grandparents singing Sonic Youth’s “Schizophrenia”? Who wouldn’t? If that’s your idea of gerirocktric entertainment, you’ll want to see Young@Heart, a documentary on a New England senior-citizen chorus that covers the Clash, James Brown and Coldplay. Bet they sound a lot more enthusiastic than Chris Martin. Q&A with director Stephen Walker after the screening. Part of AFI’s Music Documentary Series. ArcLight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; Mon., April 7, 8 p.m.; $11.50. (818) 501-0753.
TUESDAY, April 8
Wow — two extremely funny comics on one bill! And it’s a benefit and includes after-party with dinner buffet and live music, so you can make awkward conversation with Paula Poundstone and Bobby Collins as you try to balance your plate of food and your cocktail and those awkward toothpicked hors d’oeuvres. At least you’ll be helping McKinley School’s art program. Shutters on the Beach Hotel, One Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; Tues., April 8, 7 p.m.; $40. (310) 828-5011.
WEDNESDAY, April 9
UCLA Live presents Aurélia’s Oratorio, described as “a ravishing world of adventure where dreams come alive and the miraculous unfolds before your eyes ... a nouveau-cirque-inspired sensation starring Aurélia Thierrée in a display of acrobatics, dance, puppetry and dazzling stage invention.” This should be amazing; recommended for children 9 and over. UCLA Live at Freud Playhouse; Wed.-Fri., April 9-11, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 12, 2 & 8 p.m.; $28 & $42; kids $22 & $34. (310) 825-2101.
THURSDAY, April 10
Spiky-haired electric violinist Laurie Anderson didn’t exactly inspire a generation of young, spiky-haired electric violinists to follow in her arty footsteps, but really, did anyone expect that? Anderson’s ambitious new work, Homeland, continues her experimentation with spoken word and live music focusing on the war, media, the environment and the moment when she discovered “I’d lost my country.” UCLA Live at Royce Hall; Thurs., April 10, 8 p.m.; $30-$54. (310) 825-2101.
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