Things to do in LA, OC: flamenco dancing, classical music, opera


Flamenco, Swedish multimedia artist, and Cambodian cool rock are on our short list of Southern California cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and COVID-19 protocols.

‘Flamenco Intimo’ by Siudy Garrido Flamenco Co.
The contemporary flamenco artist and his troupe of singers, dancers and musicians return to SoCal to set the stage on fire for one night only. Wilshire Ebell Theater, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Friday. $55 to $95.

dengue fever
Local favorites known for their distinct blend of 1960s and 1970s Cambodian rock, surf rock, psychedelic rock and other musical genres kick off Segerstrom’s Summer Sounds return to the outdoor concert series Square. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday; concert at 7:30 p.m. Free; advance tickets required.

‘Pipilotti Rist: Big Heart, Be My Neighbour’
It’s your last weekend to attend this delightful survey of decades of videos, installations and sculptures by the famous Swiss multimedia artist, which ends on Monday. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles $10-$18; children under 12, free; free on reservation on June 5 and 6. (213) 626-6222.

Simultaneous broadcast of LA Opera’s “Aida”
The Los Angeles Opera will broadcast a live performance of Verdi’s classic tragedy from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion directly to large LED screens at three Southern California locations. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona; Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; Newhall Park, 24923 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with the 7:30 p.m. livestream free; RSVP to

DTLA Dance
Move and dance to the sounds of Motown, with instructors on hand to show you sophisticated footwork, in the return of this outdoor dance series for all ages. The Music Center, Jerry Moss Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA 7 p.m. Friday. Free; RSVP to

music under the stars
The Pasadena Symphony and Pops will perform classic show tunes, contemporary pop and more as this family-friendly outdoor community celebration returns. Also on the bill: pre-concert fun for the kids and a performance by the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre. Pasadena City Hall, Centennial Square, 100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday; Bob Baker Show, 7 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m. Free.


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