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Pencil This In: Rite of Spring Remixed, X-Games Tickets, Cirque Extended
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Ghettogloss' Last Event in Silver Lake
Via an e-mail blast today, the art gallery Ghettogloss is moving to a new and improved location on Melrose. That means tonight is the last night to enjoy their Silver Lake location. They want fans to come by and have cocktail to toast their final days in the neighborhood. It goes from 8 p.m. to midnight. Also, their weekly Silverlake Art*Craft & Vintage fairs on Saturday will continue at its new location on Sunset and Micheltorena. More info on their events page.A New Take on the Rite of Spring
Tonight through Sunday at REDCAT, Stravinsky's famous and controversial work the Rite of Spring will be performed by four female dancers to a soundtrack of the riot the piece caused on opening night, as reenacted by the BBC in a special. Choreographer Yvonne Rainer will also present the new work "Spiraling Down," inspired by "newspaper photos, soccer moves, old movies, classic modern dance, ballet, Steve Martin, 19th-century actress Sarah Bernhardt, even Rainer's own disinterred dances from the 1960s."
The games don't begin until July 30th, but tickets go on sale at LA Live (and online) at 3 p.m. today with music, entertainment, and event exhibitions. Athletes, ESPN SportsCenter Anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett and--of course--the Mayor will be there for the kickoff.. This will be the seventh consecutive year the X Games has been in Los Angeles. The box office usually closes at 6 p.m., but the events actual ending has not been specified.
Bach, as in Theatre
Classical musical history (of sorts) meets the theatrical stage at the Oddyssy Theatre with Bach at Leipzig: "Based on actual events in 1722, playwright Itamar Moses takes us on a hilarious wild ride as seven rival musicians compete to fill the most sought after musical post in Europe, organ master at Leipzig." The show runs through August 9th.
Cirque Berzerk Extended
Originally slated for only 20 shows, Cirque Berzerk announced today that due to popular demand, they are extending their run through July 26th. LAist has covered their return to Los Angeles with lots of cool photos and behind the scenes.