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Arts and Entertainment

Classical Pick of the Week: Freebie-Jeebies

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Peter Schickele (famous for his discovery of P.D.Q. Bach), always makes for an entertaining show. You can check out some of his music in this week's Classical pick. The Hollywood Bowl released an app earlier this week for your Android or iPhone. This free app lets you buy your tickets through your mobile phone, or make a list of favorite concerts and receive reminders and special announcements regarding those performances. It also provides a GPS of sorts for driving directions, seat locations, and the nearest restrooms and concessions to you. The app will be available for Blackberry sometime in July. If you don't have an app-capable phone, you can still follow them on twitter for concert updates and the occasional giveaways.

If you've got an hour or two for lunch this week, you can probably check out the Glendale Noon Concert this Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:40 PM. The program includes duos with flute and violin, featuring the works of C.P.E. Bach, Peter Escher, and Peter Schickele. They host concerts at the First Baptist Church of Glendale every first and third Wednesday of the month, and if you need food, they sell a 6 dollar lunch on site prepared by local hangout Angela's Bistro.

The Classical Thursdays in Marina Del Rey kick off this week with "A Night at the Opera", showcasing finalists and winners from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition. This event is hosted by long-time radio personality Rich Capparela and is held at the Burton Chase Park, right on the waterfront. The concert is free and starts at 7 PM. For parking and other transportation-related issues, click here.