Pencil This In: Classical Music and Animation, SMMOA Art Exhibit Openings, Ghost World Writer Book Signing
Rogue Machine presents the West Coast premiere of the play Four Places by Joel Drake Johnson tonight at 8 pm. Directed by Robin Larson, the dark, comic play focuses on what starts out as an innocent lunch between a septuagenarian mom and her two adult children. The meal quickly degenerates “into a fierce game of cat and mouse which leads to a confession that will radically upset the lives of the entire family.” 8 pm. Tickets: $25.
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY PARTY
The Griffith Observatory is celebrating its 75th year this year and the party starts now. There’s a birthday sunset ceremony at 7:47 pm, and a second public birthday celebration starting at 8:35 pm. The building’s open until 10 pm tonight. Anyone buying a ticket for a show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium today and next week gets a free commemorative 75th anniversary button while supplies last.
LAXART is hosting a reading and performance tonight at 8:30 pm with Susan Silton & the Crowing Hens. Performers include Erin Barnes, Jessica Basta, Carole Anne Kaufman, Laura Loftsgaarden, Kat Nockels. Dodie Bellamy also reads from a new work commissioned for the project.