If you've got a death wish, it just came true – in the shape of an awards party. For 35 years, the annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards have honored what the paper's committee of critics regards as the most exceptional work performed in theaters with 99 seats or fewer. This year, the raucous, rowdy show will be hosted by the dynamic Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group, which has put on plays praised as “entertaining – and literally jaw-dropping” by the Weekly's own Bill Raden. Allow this theater troupe to run wild in a venue like Exchange L.A. and you're bound to get a killer show. The evening is not just for nominees and theatrical types: Swing by and see what the city's most dramatic creatives are up to. Come drop-dead Gothic-macabre because this year's theme is “The Death of Theater! And Its Resurrection.” If that's not enough to get your blood flowing, a dinner will be served free of charge after the awards ceremony. Cash bar. Exchange L.A., 618 S. Spring St., dwntwn.; Mon., April 7, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; 21 and over; $15-$30. (310) 574-7380, laweekly.com/theaterawards.
Mon., April 7, 7:30 p.m., 2014
Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.