Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, theater, classical music


Michael Tilson Thomas with LA winner Phil and Tony John Lloyd Young in a new cabaret show tops our list of cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, don’t forget to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

“Prokofiev and MTT”
Los Angeles native and composer Michael Tilson Thomas, former member of the San Francisco Symphony, returns to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and Fauré’s “Pavane”. Also on the program: “Meditations on Rilke”, a cycle of songs by Tilson Thomas based on the writings of the early 20th century Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $ 20 to $ 214.

“John Lloyd Young: mainly from the soul”
The Broadway veteran, who won a Tony for playing the role of Frankie Valli in the hit bio-musical “Jersey Boys”, sings the music of Motown and more in this cabaret show. Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. from Friday to Saturday. $ 25 to $ 65; food and drink minimums apply. (866) 468-3399.

“Disposable line”
Berlin-based dancer-choreographer Shade Théret returns to perform this solo dance-theater piece about an actress in distress. A question-and-answer session with the artist follows. Part of the recurring series “Dance at the Odyssey”. Odyssey Theater, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West LA 8 p.m. Saturday. $ 15, $ 20. (310) 477-2055.

‘Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance’
It’s your last weekend to attend this exhibition featuring portraits of royals, courtiers, scholars and other once important figures painted by 16th-century German artist Hans Holbein the Younger. Getty Center, Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive, LA ends Sunday. To free; Admission tickets in advance required. (310) 440-7300.

“Benise – 20th anniversary tour”
As seen on PBS: The Emmy-winning American-born guitarist specializing in music from Spain and Latin America returns to SoCal with a troupe of musicians and dancers in this all-new spectacular stage . Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos. 7 p.m. Sunday. $ 55 to $ 75. (562) 916-8500.

“Modern living room magic show”
Put a little abra in your cadabra with this intimate and interactive evening of magic, mentalism, live music and more, featuring magician David Carlo. For ages 12 and over. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; also on January 14-15 and 21-22. $ 49.


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