3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village, CA 90039
The multiple award-winning Echo Theater Company, named “Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays” by the LA Weekly, presents two Los Angeles premieres running in repertory. In “Row After Row” by Jessica Dickey, two civil war re-enactors arrive for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a stranger sitting at their table, their time-honored traditions are called into question in a dark comedy about choosing one’s cause and finding the courage to embrace it. “A Small Fire” is a moving story about the beauty and complexity of enduring relationships. John and Emily Bridges have stumbled their way through three decades of marriage, but when Emily is overcome by a mysterious illness that slowly strips away each of her senses, the couple must reinvent themselves. “Row After Row” and “A Small Fire” run in repertory April 25-May 31.
631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012
Piano Spheres continues its new Satellite Series of emerging pianists with Nic Gerpe, Los Angeles-based concerto soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout U.S and international festivals. Nic’s performances have also been heard nationally on 91.5 KUSC and classicalkusc.org.
131 S Avenue 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
8:30pm to 10:30pm
You’re W.o.W.?! is Show Box L.A.’s new low-tech series designed to celebrate the creative spark of L.A.’s dance and performance scene, and to fan the flames of its riskiest endeavours. Each edition features sections from two or three works currently in-progress, interspersed with a variety of ultra-brief presentations in which artists fire off quick sketches, share impulsive ideas and venture on wilder experiments.
W.o.W #001 ARTISTS
Allie Hankins (Portland, OR), Grand Lady Dance House, Nickels Sunshine
Alex Mathews, Barry Brannum, Constance Jaquay, Devika Wickremesinghe, Gregory Barnett, Jahanna Blunt, Justin Streichman, Los Angeles College
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Made possible in part by generous support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
1728 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Unit B, Los Angeles, 90046
11:00am to 1:00pm
"Our Sunday Creative Writing Workshops have been such a hit, we want to bring the inspiration to your weekday. Every other Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Los Angeles Writers Group offers a creative writing workshop where you can show up and write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts. Create, share (or don’t – no pressure!), and discuss the writing life and process. You’ll leave with new writing, new ideas, and the inspiration to continue this work.
Writing exercises are based on the needs of the group, on sheer creativity, and to encourage you to write what we may not have otherwise written."
18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, 92612
7:00pm to 8:30pm
David Bach, Vice Chairman of Edelman Financial Services and bestselling author of Smart Couples Finish Rich, is coming to Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 29, to exclusively present his new seminar series, “Smart Couples Finish Rich®: The Retirement Seminar” at the Irvine Marriott at 7:00 PM.
To help couples feel financially prepared, Bach will share how to start the conversation about money and provide them with the tools, insight and knowledge to successfully plan for retirement and their financial future.
All couples are welcome to attend. Attendees will receive a copy of Bach’s #1 national bestselling book, Smart Couples Finish Rich, and are invited to a book signing with him following the seminar.
For more information or to register, visit www.smartcoupleslive.com.