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Pencil This In: An Opera Mashup, Mandy Moore and Latina Drag Queens

The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company presents Body Mecanique - Dancing Machines and Objects that speak tonight. / Photo courtesy of LACDC.
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The Wooster Group returns to REDCAT tonight with La Didone, a daring production of Francesco Cavalli's 1641 Baroque opera mashed up with elements of Italian director Mario Bava's 1965 sci-fi cult film Terrore nello spazio (Planet of the Vampires). This West Coast premiere of La Didone runs through June Tonight’s performance begins at 8:30 pm, and tickets are $40-55, with student discounts available.

The Grammy Museum welcomes Mandy Moore (aka Mrs. Ryan Adams) for “The Drop” program at 8 pm tonight. Attendees get to hear singer-songwriter Mandy Moore discuss her new album, Amanda Leigh. Following the interview, Moore will take questions from the audience and then perform a few songs from the album acoustically. Doors open at 7:30 pm, and tickets are $14.95; $12 for members.

Chico’s Angels -- a Latino drag version of Charlie’s Angels -- have a summer show that kicks off tonight at 8 pm. “Chico’s Angels 2: Love Boat Chicas!” features Frieda Laye, Kay Sedia & Chita Par who get dolled up to solve another case on the high sea: finding out who killed superstar Charo!!!!!! The show runs until July 19 at Cavern Club Theater inside Casita Del Campo Restaurant on Hyperion.