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Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, music, Shakespeare



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Not one, not two, however three Tony-winning musicals and the return of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Pageant make our shortlist of Southern California cultural choices this weekend. Earlier than you go, bear in mind to name or test on-line for reservation necessities and COVID-19 protocols.

‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’
Unbiased Shakespeare Co.’s annual Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Pageant returns for an additional summer season with this not often carried out seventeenth century satire written not by the Bard, however somewhat by his good friend and modern Francis Beaumont. The Dell above the Previous Zoo, 4801 Griffith Park Drive, Griffith Park, L.A. 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; different dates by means of July 31. Free; reservations required.

‘Kinky Boots’
A drag performer helps the proprietor of a struggling shoe manufacturing facility flip his enterprise round in a one-weekend-only staging of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning musical primarily based on the 2005 film comedy. Emmy winner Wayne Brady stars. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $14-$181.

‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’
A struggling author and a glamorous nightclub entertainer share an ill-fated romance in flip of the final century Paris within the Tony-winning adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical drama. Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and eight p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $39 and up.

‘Into the Woods’
Pacific Opera Project presents a site-specific outside staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony-winning musical fantasy impressed by basic Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; additionally July 15-17. $25, $30 (each value classes are presently offered out, however a wait listing is obtainable). Particulars at

‘Barak Is Again’
Barak Ballet, the Santa Monica-based neoclassical ballet firm led by creative director Melissa Barak returns to reside, in-person efficiency after a pandemic-induced two-year hiatus. The Broad Stage, Santa Monica Faculty Performing Arts Heart, 1310 eleventh St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $50-$95.

‘Michael Feinstein Sings Gershwin’
The singer, pianist and principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops additionally occupies the microphone to guide the orchestra by means of a choice of songwriter George Gershwin’s best hits. The Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 7:30 p.m. Saturday (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). $25 to $152.

Pageant of the Masters
This annual presentation of tableaux vivants — lifesize re-creations of well-known artistic endeavors utilizing residing, respiratory people — is again. This 12 months’s theme: “Great World.” Pageant of Arts/Pageant of the Masters, 650 Laguna Canyon Street, Laguna Seaside. 8:30 p.m. nightly, Thursday by means of Sept. 2. $30 and up.

‘Mrs. Krishnan’s Social gathering’
She’s cooking up a storm, so convey your urge for food on this immersive, interactive theatrical expertise introduced by New Zealand’s Indian Ink Theatre Firm. The Edye on the Broad Stage, 1310 eleventh St., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; different dates by means of July 24. $45-$65.

Summer season SoundWaves 2022
La Marisoul y Son California, purveyors of conventional Mexican people music, assist launch a second version of this family-friendly live performance sequence. Native singer Jackie Mendez opens the present. The Music Heart, Jerry Moss Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Saturday. $20; as much as 4 kids, ages 12 and youthful, free with every paying grownup.