Pencil This In: 'Mlle. God' Opens at Atwater Village Theatre, CEAIT Festival at REDCAT and Art LA Contemporary
Iannis Xenakis, Study for Terretektorh | Image: Iannis Xenakis Archives, Clichès Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
The opening of the play Mlle. God tonight marks the start of a joint season between Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA an Circle X Theatre Co. at the new Atwater Village Theatre. Oscar-nominated writer Nicholas Kazan reinvents Frank Wedekind’s Lulu plays about a girl who climbs her way through society through her relationships with men. This dark comedy—a paean to sex, art, and living in the millisecond—stars Annika Marks stars as the femme fatale. Mature audiences only. Tonight at 8 pm through March 6. Tickets: $25.
The CEAIT Festival: Iannis Xenakis: Now and Tomorrow takes over REDCAT this weekend for three separate shows that feature the works of Iannis Xenakis, a pioneer of contemporary music and architecture. The program also features new works by artists such as dj sniff and composer Curtis Roads, who were influenced by Xenakis’s music. 8:30 pm tonight and Saturday, 7:30 pm on Sunday. Tickets: $25, $20 students with current I.D.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens to the public today through Sunday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Now in its second year, the fair presents works from both established and emerging galleries from LA and around the world. Also included in ticket price are programming, including artist talks, museum curator led panel discussions, and an artist film screening and performance series. Tickets: $18 (one-day pass) or $28 for all three days. Tonight through 7 pm.
Tonight Cinefamily presents an evening with actor Udo Kier at 8 pm with the screening of Lars Von Trier's Medea (1988), a made for Danish TV movie where he plays King Jason (of the Argonauts). The folks at Cinefamily promise a lively discussion with Kier about his wild and prolific filmography (more than 200 movies to his credit). Tickets: 8 pm.
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