Things to do in LA, OC: Classical Music, Dance, LGBTQ Choir


A venerable conductor, a veteran kathak entertainer and a Queen-worthy celebration top our short list of cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

‘Queen of the Night’
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles pays tribute to British rock band Queen and its legendary singer, Freddie Mercury, in this two-act performance. With guest vocalists Brian Justin Crum (“America’s Got Talent”) and rising soprano Alaysha Fox. Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $95.

“Mozart’s High Mass with Mehta”
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, under conductor emeritus Zubin Mehta, is joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and guest soloists in four performances of Mozart’s unfinished “Great” Mass in C Minor. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave. , downtown LA 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $71 to $229.

“The Voice Within”
Veteran kathak Seibi Lee, supported by a small instrumental ensemble, mixes traditional dance from northern India with tales from Chinese and Japanese folklore in this intimate program presented by Leela Dance Collective. The Little Theater, UCLA, 245 Charles E. Young Drive East, Westwood. 5 p.m. Sunday. $25, $50.

Bubble Party 2022
This annual family festival dedicated to the art and science of bubbles returns with live demonstrations, interactive exhibits, a laser show, paddle boats, an inflatable obstacle course and more. Discovery Cube Orange County, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Now until April 17. Open every day. Special event price, $23.95 to $32.90 (regular museum admission: $14.95 to $19.95).

Laguna Beach Music Festival
Grammy-winning mandolinist, singer-songwriter and radio host Chris Thile assumes the dual role of musical director and performer for the 20th anniversary edition of this showcase of classical and contemporary music co-presented by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 8 p.m. from Friday to Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday. $44 to $64.

It’s your last chance to catch the world premiere of local playwright Benjamin Benne’s moving two-character drama about a Mexican immigrant and her American-born teenage daughter sharing a small apartment in the working-class community of La Puente in the days following the 2016 election. Kirk Douglas Theater, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. 8 p.m. from Thursday to Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Sunday. $30 to $75.


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