Going All Out on Grand Ave

It’s no secret that downtown LA’s Grand Avenue has been a cultural hub for some time now.  But with the addition of The Broad Museum this past month, along with the slew of new restaurants, events and apartments opening up, Grand Avenue is brimming over with vibrancy right now.  So it seemed only fitting that all of the artistic organizations on the avenue take a moment to collectively open all our doors and celebrate all the incredible art and culture happening on Grand Ave all the time!

This Saturday, join us for Grand Ave Arts: All Access – Los Angeles’ home for world-class arts and culture turns inside out with open rehearsals, architecture tours, museum exhibitions, performances, food and drink, and kids film screenings.   It’s all free, open to all ages, and includes all the arts organizations from 5th Street to Temple.

Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Activities for The Music Center include …

+  Performances on our plaza by Xoyocote Azteca dance company.

+  Día de los Muertos art installations as part of a wide-scale project that includes Grand Park.

+  Día de los Muertos-themed face painting and Papel Picado workshops featuring guest            artists Alvaro Asturias and Xochitl Palomera in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion lobby.

+  Tours of our oldest theater, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, every 30 minutes beginning at     11:00 a.m. Last tour leaves at 1:30 p.m.

Visit the Grand Ave Arts: All Access website for a full rundown of activities for the day, and be sure to grab your friends and family to take in all the amazing things happening in the heart of Los Angeles’ cultural scene!

This Week @MusicCenterLA

A little bit of a quiet week with Thanksgiving and all, but still plenty of opportunities to bring your family out for some wonderful highlights at The Music Center!

This Week @MusicCenterLA

LA Phil has three presentations of Dudamel & Capuçon to choose from at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in addition to a one night only performance of Tony and Grammy toting Broadway legend Audra McDonald.

LA Opera continues it’s beautiful Florencia en el Amazonas with a performance this weekend.

Center Theatre Group continues it’s run of the 1960s farce What the Butler Saw at the Mark Taper Forum.

Ongoing daily throughout the week and all the way through to March is the ASCAP: One-Hundred Years and Beyond exhibit in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Free and open to the public!

See you at the Center and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

This Week @MusicCenterLA

It’s a jam packed one with lots to choose from! Our quick digest to help sort it out is below…

This Week @MusicCenterLA

Closing this week:

With only two performances left of LA Opera‘s Dido & Aeneas / Bluebeard’s Castle, be sure to catch one of them as the last show is this Saturday! Bonus: Read these 13 Things You Didn’t Know about the production!

Opening this week:

Are you in the mood for something raucously funny this week? Center Theatre Group presents Joe Orton’s 1969 British comedy What the Butler Saw opening Wednesday night at the Mark Taper Forum. In its day it was considered a scandalous play… See what you think 45 years later!

The LA Phil presents the Academy of Ancient Music for one night only, and then presents a three-performance run of Ravel & Elgar.

The LA Master Chorale will be in the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Renaissance: Reawakened, in which you’ll hear the music that graced the cathedral halls during the Renaissance.

While the REDCAT has an extremely busy week with dynamic programming almost every night of the week, we recommend Studio: Fall 2014. Not often do we as audiences get to experience an artist’s process, but this is one of LA’s own unique exceptions to that rule.

Ongoing daily throughout the week and all the way through to March is the ASCAP: One-Hundred Years and Beyond exhibit in the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Free and open to the public!

See you at the Center!

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You’re Invited: Ballet Preljocaj Pre-Party at the Ace Hotel

Well, the big week has finally arrived.  The week we welcome cutting-edge contemporary dance company Ballet Preljocaj back to The Music Center.  They made a splash in 2012 with their rendition of Snow White and now they’re back with the North American premiere of Les Nuits (The Nights) – A sensual interpretation of the A Thousand and One Nights stories.

We can hardly wait for the performances, but we’ve partnered with the new Ace Hotel in downtown LA to cook up a little something to tide us over till opening night this Friday.  We’re talking about a pre-performance party (oh yeah) and everyone’s invited!

Grab a drink and take in the beautiful skyline of our glorious city, while you gab it up with cast and crew from the show.  Groove to a set from Dublab’s DJ Frosty as he mixes tunes from Les Nuits and score a sweet deal on tickets if you’re still in need of seats for the show.  It all kicks off this Wednesday from 5-8pm on the roof at the new Ace at 9th and Broadway.

See you there!