Pencil This In...Friday
Greek tragedy en Español at the Getty Villa this weekend. / Photo by Ben Grogan via LAist's flickr pool.
ZOO-LIKE: The Bronx Zoo Show opens tonight at 7 pm at Ghettogloss with a cocktail and banana reception. The infamous Ghettogloss gorilla girls will arrive at 7 pm sharp. They’re the girls who wear gorilla masks and hang out at La Cita.
MUSIC: Tonight REDCAT premieres “Festival of Contemporary Dutch Music,” which features the CalArts New Century Players and the California E.A.R. Unit, tonight at 8:30. This weekend’s festival touches some of the new sonic horizons being explored by artists from the Netherlands performed by the CalArts New Century Players and the California E.A.R. Unit. Tickets $20.
DOCUMENTARY FILM: LACMA screens No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos tonight at 7:30 pm. The documentary traces the “artistry, triumph and lifelong friendship of cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond. With film school equipment, they shot the Soviet invasion of Budapest and crackdown of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. After managing to smuggle this film to Austria by foot, the pair headed to Los Angeles where they worked with directors including Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese and Peter Fonda to forge a new American film aesthetic that pioneered innovative storytelling techniques.”
FETISH FILM: Tonight at 7:30 at the Egyptian’s Spielberg Theatre, the Antebellum Gallery presents “Fetish Film Night” hosted by Rick Castro. On the big screen is 2007’s Zoo. It’s a “humanizing look at the life and bizarre death of a seemingly normal Seattle family man, Kenneth Pinyan aka Mr. Hands, who met his untimely end after a sexual encounter with an Arabian stallion.” Yikes. “Zoo” is short for “zoophile,” signifying a person with unusually strong fondness for, attraction to or romantic interest in animals. We also call that “bestiality”…so be warned that the film does contain explicit material of zoophile activities.
THEATRE: Peru's internationally acclaimed theater group Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani presents Antígona,, tonight at 8 pm through Sunday (3 pm) at the Getty Villa as part of FITLA (International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles). “Sophocles' timeless drama of the arrogance of power receives a powerful one-woman staging in this production, presented in Spanish with supertitles in English.” Teresa Ralli portrays all the play's characters, using only a chair as a prop on an otherwise empty stage. Tickets are $20.