Issues to do: Out of doors opera, George Clooney’s ‘ER’ reunion

The adventurous Pacific Opera Undertaking turns into the primary of L.A.’s bigger performing arts firms to open an in-person (not a drive-in!) present this weekend. That, plus a hair-metal musical and an “ER” forged reunion lead our weekend checklist of music, theater, artwork and different cultural choices in your viewing consideration. All instances are Pacific.

“Hassle in Tahiti”
Pacific Opera Undertaking phases 4 outside performances of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act musical drama about an unhappily married couple in post-World Struggle II suburbia. Designed and directed by Josh Shaw. Heritage Sq. Museum, 3800 Homer St., Highland Park. 7:30 and eight:45 p.m. Saturday; 5:30 and seven:30 p.m. Sunday. Entrance part is bought out; garden part is $25 per individual. (Convey your individual chair or blanket.)

“Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Live performance”
Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis and others from the unique Broadway forged of this jukebox musical constructed on hair-metal hits from the Eighties reconvene for a one-night-only celebration streaming dwell from the Bourbon Room in Hollywood. 5 p.m. Saturday; on demand for twenty-four hours afterward. $33 and up.

“Stars within the Home”
George Clooney, Julianna Margulies and different forged members from the 1994-2009 drama “ER” reunite to reminisce in a brand new installment of this on-line sequence. 5 p.m. Thursday. Free; donations accepted.,

“Drive-in Poetry Showcase”
Greenway Arts Alliance’s fifth Annual LA Get Down Pageant for poetry and spoken-word concludes with a dwell, in-person occasion. Melrose Buying and selling Publish, Fairfax Excessive Faculty car parking zone, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A. 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 per automobile; area is proscribed; advance buy required.

“Elevator Restore Service: Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge (In progress)”
REDCAT presents the New York theater firm on this work-in-progress re-creating the well-known 1965 debate between African American writer James Baldwin and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $8-$15.

“Fandango on the Wall — The Shapeshifter Classes”
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Heart for the Performing Arts in Northridge presents this live performance movie that includes Grammy winners Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with particular friends together with Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez and musical trio the Villalobos Brothers. Free for Soraya subscribers. 7 p.m. Friday and on-demand afterward at; obtainable to most of the people for a steered $20 donation starting at 4 p.m. April 28 at

“She Is Referred to as: Pricey Stranger”
Heart for the Artwork of Efficiency at UCLA presents this user-driven on-line audio-visual expertise from the Brooklyn Youth Refrain. It explores gender, id and group by student-created writings plus commissioned works by composers together with David Lang. Obtainable anytime starting Saturday. Free.

“The Plastic Bag Retailer: The Movie”
CAP UCLA additionally streams a filmed model of artist and puppet maker Robin Frohardt’s multimedia set up that examined the worldwide plastic air pollution disaster. 7 p.m. Thursday. Free with registration.

“An Iliad”
Pasadena repertory theater A Noise Inside livestreams performances of this solo drama, created by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, that explores Homer’s historical epic in regards to the Trojan Struggle. Geoff Elliott and Deborah Strang alternate within the function of the poet/storyteller. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6 and eight p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; different dates by Might 16. Opening night time solely: $50 (or $75 with afterparty on Zoom); all different performances: $25, $40.

“Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices: A Pop-up Arts+Tradition Fest”
The digital model of the Music Heart’s family-friendly spring fling continues with a craft workshop led by grasp ofrenda builder Ofelia Esparza, a chat with L.A. artist Jonah Elijah, a digital tour of historic downtown Pomona and extra. On demand starting 6 p.m. Thursday. Free.

“The Shot”
Skylight Theatre Firm in Los Feliz launches its season with Robin Gerber’s drama about former Washington Publish writer and home abuse survivor Katharine Graham. Sharon Lawrence stars. A Q&A follows. 5 p.m. Saturday; on demand by Might 2. Minimal $10 donation.

“Magic Asphalt: Drive-In Comedy Below the Stars”
Iliza Shlesinger and Laura Kightlinger are featured in a brand new version of this outside stand-up showcase. Magic Citadel Hollywood, car parking zone, 7001 Franklin Ave. 7:45 p.m. Saturday. $120-$150 per automobile (most 5 individuals).

“Ever a Dancer: Axis Dance Firm”
The Oakland modern dance firm that includes dancers with and with out bodily disabilities performs on this livestream occasion introduced by the Musco Heart for the Arts in Orange. Features a Q&A with inventive director Marc Brew. 7 p.m. Free; registration required.

“Two Sisters and a Piano”
On-line theater firm New Regular Rep streams Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz’s drama about siblings — one a pianist, the opposite a novelist — below home arrest in Nineteen Nineties Havana. With Jimmy Smits. On demand by Might 23. $25.

Piano Spheres
Pianist Mark Robson performs Lee Hoiby’s “Schubert Variations” and the L.A. premiere of his personal piece “Black/White: Etude for Octaves,” plus works by William Bolcom, Samuel Adams and Eve Beglarian. Free. On demand by Monday at; obtainable afterward at

“Shifting By means of”
Metro Artwork’s monthlong sequence of performances filmed in and round downtown L.A.’s Union Station concludes with “Baggage,” a brand new work from dancer-choreographer Jay Carlon. 7 p.m. Thursday; obtainable on demand afterward. New episodes April 8, 15 and 22.,,,

“How Did Politics and Pop Tradition Grow to be One?”
Los Angeles Instances columnist Sandy Banks and the Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein, a former L.A. Instances columnist, sort out the subject on this dwell chat introduced by Zócalo Public Sq.. 6 p.m. Thursday. Free. Register at

Los Angeles Grasp Chorale Excessive Faculty Choir Pageant 2021
A choral model of Pharrell Williams’ 2013 hit “Pleased” is included in a second digital version of the chorale’s annual showcase for scholar choirs from round Southern California. 10 a.m. Friday; on demand afterward. Free.

“Magical Musical Thriller Follies”
West Coast Jewish Theatre affords this digital selection present that includes present tunes, classical music, standup comedy, magic and extra. 7 p.m. Saturday; additionally Might 1 and eight. $36 per family.

“Michael Gutenplan: The Magic Mentalist”
The magician and third-generation psychic performs dwell from the Magic Citadel in Hollywood on this family-friendly Zoom present introduced by Laguna Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $30 per family.

“Two by Sarah Maldoror”
The UCLA Library Movie & Tv Archive and the Black Feminism Initiative at UCLA pair the late French filmmaker and theater artist’s 1969 brief “Monangambé” together with her made-for-TV 1981 comedy “Dessert for Constance.” 4 p.m. Thursday. Free.

“Paul Cornish: Make Jazz Culminating Live performance”
The pianist-composer performs with particular friends on this live performance streamed dwell from the World Stage in Leimert Park and co-presented by Santa Monica’s 18th Avenue Arts Heart. 7 p.m. Sunday; obtainable on demand afterward. Free.,,,

“Crimson Using Hood”
Costa Mesa’s South Coast Repertory streams a digital manufacturing of Allison Gregory’s kid-friendly tackle the basic fairy story; for youngsters age 4 and above. On demand by June 13. $25, $30.

“The Musical Traces Saturday Soiree: Music in Reel Time”
The Music Guild presents this Zoom live performance that includes piano preparations of film-score choices plus some classical favorites. 5 p.m. Saturday. Free with RSVP.

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