Entertainment 20 weekend culture picks including the L.A. Phil's return to the Hollywood Bowl
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As the COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, the Los Angeles Philharmonic tides us over with the second season of its "Sound/Stage" series filmed in an empty Hollywood Bowl. Also on our weekend culture watch list: Israel Galván, Herbert Siguenza playing Picasso, and Sarah Silverman in a live interactive show. Here's the rundown of online concerts, theater, art and other programming for your viewing consideration, all times Pacific.
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The L.A. Phil's series offilmed at the Hollywood Bowl returns with pianists and David Fung performing the kid-friendly Saint-Saëns favorite “The Carnival of the Animals.” Also in the program: Animated folk tales narrated by students involved in music programs around the world. Artistic and Music Director and his 9-year-old son, Martín, co-host. 10 a.m. Friday; available for 30 days. Free.
“Israel Galván’s Maestro de Barra”
The Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer takes the stage in this stripped-down solo work presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. 7 p.m. Saturday; available on demand afterward. Free with registration; donations accepted.
Lions host DL David Irving on visit
Although David Irving only played in two Raiders games this past season, the former Cowboys defensive lineman continues to generate interest during Super Bowl week. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports David Irving A day after the Colts brought Irving in, the Lions followed suit. Irving was in Detroit for a visit, per Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Irving, 27, has run into multiple suspensions — for substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs — and has only played in four games over the past three seasons.
“A Weekend With Picasso”
Herbert Siguenza of the Chicano comedy trio Culture Clash portrays the Spanish painter in a solo production filmed by San Diego Repertory Theatre and presented by Caltech Live. Available on demand Saturday through April 4; with live artist talk-backs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. March 28. $35.
Theand actress returns in an interactive show from Los Angeles featuring a live studio audience. 6 p.m. Saturday. $20.
“First Fridays Connected: L.A. at the Intersections”
The Natural History Museum’sreturns with a discussion of changes to human and animal habitats, a cocktail demonstration, a DJ set by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and a performance by musical duo Neil Frances. 6 p.m. Friday. Free. or register for the Zoom link at
Pacific Symphony’s series of recently filmed concerts continues with a program that includes’s “O magnum mysterium” arranged for brass ensemble. Available through March 26. , ,
Shanghai's cinephiles once secretly loved Hollywood. Now Chinese films dominate its silver screens
As China surpasses North America to become the world's largest box office, it is using its market power to influence Hollywood and project the Communist Party's voice.If you were an expat back then, it was a romantic time of intrigue in a town carved into French, British and American sectors. If you were Chinese, you were a second-class citizen in your own land. There were few more defining symbols of who was on top than in Shanghai's movie houses, where the indelible notions of the West — high society and capitalism — played out in black and white.
“Theme and Variations”
New York City Ballet’s new digital season continues with company membersand Andrew Veyette in a recently filmed performance of George Balanchine’s 1947 work set to the music of Tchaikovsky. Available on demand through March 11. Free. ,
“Jagged Live in NYC: A Broadway Reunion Concert”
The cast of the musical “Jagged Little Pill,” based on the songs of, performs in this livestream in this charity benefit. A live Q&A follows. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free; donations accepted.
Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Quintet
The veteran trombonist-bandleader-composer and his ensemble kick off the Irvine Barclay Theatre’s new series of livestream jazz concerts. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Register at
“Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California”
Natural history and Native American mythology entwine in this audio theater production based on the writings of poet Susan Suntree and presented by Santa Monica’s 18th Street Arts Center. A live Q&A follows. 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Register for the Zoom link at. Also on ,
Three women playing major roles in Super Bowl 55 share same message: Get used to it
Three women with major roles in the NFL who will be part of Super Bowl 55, two Bucs assistants and a referee, share the same message: Get used to it.But this year? Women are running through that opening – not that any of them are seeking attention or want the spotlight focused on the NFL gender barrier that they continue to incrementally dismantle. But there's no denying the significance of Super Bowl 55, which will feature two female assistant coaches, Maral "M.J." Javadifar and Lori "Lo" Locust of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and down judge Sarah Thomas, who will be the first woman to officiate on Super Sunday.
“Conversations on Hemingway: Hemingway and Celebrity”
PBS SoCal presentsand Lynn Novick in a new installment of this Zoom series spotlighting the filmmakers’ upcoming three-part bio-doc about Ernest Hemingway. The L.A. Times' moderates. 5 p.m. Thursday. Free. Register at
“Jessica Emmanuel: ’kwirē/”
REDCAT presents the L.A.-based dancer-choreographer in this solo fable about seeking ancestral wisdom to heal a dystopian world. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday. $12, $15.
“Boleros De Noche”
L.A.-based trio Ellas and sibling duofrom Guerrero, Mexico, perform in this virtual celebration of Latin American bolero music. 7 p.m. Friday. $18.
“The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival”
A virtual edition of this annual showcase for students in grades 3 to 12 includes a tap-dancing lesson and an appearance by. Co-presented by the Music Center. Anytime through June 30. Free. ,
“Dan Guerrero Happy Hour”
The theater veteran chats with drag artist Kay Sedia, a.k.a. Carlos Quintero. Presented by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. 7 p.m. Friday; available on demand afterward. Free. Register at; past programs archived programs at , and
Giants reportedly won’t pursue Deshaun Watson trade
Many believe the New York Giants could be a legitimate quarterback away from NFC contention in 2021. In an offseason where Deshaun Watson could be traded, though, the Giants seem uninterested in upgrading.As teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets and Washington Football team explore the trade market, the Giants rumors are silent. In a unique offseason with some franchise-changing talent available at the most important position in the NFL, New York is prepared to stand by Daniel Jones in 2021.
“Rebel Girls Fest: Adventure Awaits”
This interactive virtual experience designed to instill confidence in girls features arts, crafts and science tutorials; the dance group Let It Happen; and guest speakers including philanthropist. 9 a.m. Sunday. Free. Register at
“Sister Groundling: Online Improv Show”
The Groundlings celebrate Women’s History Month with a new weekly all-female live comedy show. 7 p.m. Saturday; also March 13, 20 and 27. $12.
The role of Black women in AIDS activism is examined in this interactive web exhibit presented by L.A.-based ONE Archives Foundation. Anytime. Free.
“Family Film Fridays”
American Youth Symphony and the South L.A.-based enrichment program A Place Called Home present a 45-minute concert featuring student musicians followed by a screening of the"Sing." 6:15 p.m. Friday. Free; passcode: APCHFFF.
“I Am: New Afro-Latinx Narratives”
This online exhibition presented by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach explores the influence of African art and culture in Latin America. Now through April 24. Free.
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