Heidecker & Wood are comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker ("Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!," "Tim and Eric Billion Dollar Movie," "The Comedy," "Bridesmaids") and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist Davin Wood ("Awesome Show," "Billion Dollar Movie").
366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
On last year's "Comedy Meltdown" show on Comedy Central, the comics were instructed to try something onstage they'd never done before. Neal Brennan was tired of the monotony of traditional stand-up and had always wanted to try different tones onstage. That night, this show was born. Three microphones are spaced out on the stage and Brennan alternates between them; one for traditional stand-up, one for one-liners, and one for short confessional monologues. The show is a work in progress and will be until the last possible second it can be.
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA
Quetzal is a GRAMMY-winning Chicano rock band from East Los Angeles. Currently one of LA’s most successful groups, Quetzal plays a mix of Mexican and Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz, R&B, and rock music. This ensemble of highly talented musicians joined for the goal of creating good music that tells the social, cultural, political, and musical stories of people in struggle.
725 California Ave., Santa Monica, 90403
THE DREAM ORCHESTRA: “Opera Forever” Gala kicks off Dream Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season. Conducted by Daniel Suk and featuring Sopranos Golda Berkman and Tracy Cox, Mezzo Soprano Lacey Jo Benter, Tenor Joshua Guerrero and Bass Patrick Blackwell.
2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057
A modern multicultural hybrid of Americana and Mexicano, El Vez is more than entertainment, he is a thinking man’s Elvis, a post-modern King with a Latin twist, the Chicano experience presented and told through the songs of Elvis.
735 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Sam Marsey with KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd performs at this free monthly music series offering an eclectic snapshot of the current music scene in Los Angeles, curated to introduce music lovers to new directions in jazz, soul, Latin, roots and pop music. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sam Marsey with KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, 90012
Two legendary directors combine forces for a sensational season-opener. First, Plácido Domingo stars as Gianni Schicchi in Woody Allen’s riotous staging of Puccini’s comic masterpiece, conducted by Grant Gershon.
After the intermission, Plácido Domingo conducts the conclusion of the double bill, Franco Zeffirelli’s epic production of Pagliacci starring Marco Berti, Ana María Martínez and George Gagnidze.