End Times Coming to L.A.
Well, sort of. The End Times Opry, a popular New York City genre-fusion show, will be making its West Coast debut at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock on May 21st at 8pm. With live music, street poetry, stand up and sketch comedy all on the evening’s docket, End Times feels more like a celebration of life than a nod towards darker days ahead.
Originally started as a creative collective in North Carolina, the End Times Opry has grown to become a diverse aesthetic experience that should provide more than a little something for every Angeleno (provided each Angeleno is 21 years or older). Murry Hammond from the Old 97’s, folk sensation Alexa Woodward, and new Silver Lake sensations Hi Ho Silver Oh have all signed on to fill out the music portion of the show, while Last Comic Standing’s Rebecca Corry headlines the comedy portion, alongside noted stand up Ron Babcock and sketches from The Seven Year Plan*. Rounding out the festivities are Charles Harper Webb, the famed poet, as well as Elena Karina Byrne, Douglas Kearney and the non-profit Street Poets. (Here is a full list of performers).
What makes shows like The End Times Opry, Labcabin’s Jive Joint, or SUPERBALL, (the highly acclaimed all night science extravaganzas put on by L.A.’s most upper-echelon nerd community) so special is their dedication to being eclectic, curated, and simply cool. New performers mesh with wiley veterans of sound and speech in front of a live, well-tuned audience. Themes are brought together and explored. And, quite frankly, the audience enjoys an experience instead of a ‘show’.
The End Times Opry
May 21st, 8pm - 21 and over only
Center for the Arts - Eagle Rock
$15 advanced tickets can be purchased here.
*In the interest of full disclosure, this author is a member of The Seven Year Plan. But he would have told people about this show anyways, so don’t hold that against him.