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Pencil This In: Saturday
The State Ballet of Georgia arrives for their Los Angeles premiere at UCLA's Royce Hall to perform Giselle. This historic Russian dance company is taking on a classic, with Nina Ananiashvili in the spotlight as the company's artistic director and prima ballerina in the title role.
8 p.m. // Royce Hall, UCLA // Westwood Plz at Charles E Young Dr S// (310) 825-2101 // $20 - 90
It's an Anything Goes Open Mic Night hosted by the Commoners and Kings down in San Pedro. Bring whatever material--poetry, music, performance, whatever!--you have and the enthusiasm to take the stage at the Under the Bridge Bookstore.
7:30 p.m. // Under the Bridge Bookstore and Gallery // 358 West 6th Street, San Pedro, 90731 // Free
"Can we talk?" Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress is pretty much what that sounds like--a play about and starring the irrepressible Joan Rivers and her mocking Borscht-belt and face-lift wit.
8:30 p.m. // Geffen Playhouse // 10886 Le Conte Ave. Westwood CA 90024 (310) 208-5454 // $35-$79
The Grammy®-winning Southwest Chamber Music performs Bach's Brandenburg Concerti Nos. 4 & 5 and John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis. The show is part of the group's season of Musical Imagination and Color; tonight's Cage piece reflects the composer's use of I ching chance principles and honors the mapping of the stars in an unusual method of musical composition.
8:00-10:00 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m.) // Norton Simon Museum // 411 West Colorado Blvd., Pasadena // (800) 726-7147 // $38 (General), $28 (Senior), $10(Student w/ID)
Break out a bottle or two of your best vintage, because tonight several area restaurants are cutting out the corkage fee as part of "Open That Bottle Night." EaterLA got a couple dozen eateries to participate; check out the full list of restaurants and go have yourself a special night out with some loved ones. Cheers!
Dinnertime // Check listing for participating restaurants // Free corkage + price of wine and dinner and tax and tip
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Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
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