Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. In this 1971 dark romantic comedy, a young man named Harold, intrigued with death, drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes for him, and slowly develops quite a strong and close friendship and eventually a romantic relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all.
Also starring Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles.
Gates open at 6:30pm.
1816 1/2 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
8:00pm to 2:00pm
Seldom in American culture has this controversial subject been brought to the stage. Amir Abdullah’s distinctive play ignites a passionate conversation on contemporary attitudes and prejudices toward religious choices. The Skylight Theatre Company, committed to the development of new works that resonate with Los Angeles’ richly diverse population, presents their second World Premiere production during this 2014 inaugural season.
As the NBA draft approaches, two Superstar college basketball players and the controversial world of Islam collide in this face-off between life long friends. Beyond money, fame, and flesh…a look at living in America today.
PRAY TO BALL opens April 26th and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm through May 25, 2014. The Skylight Theatre Complex is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027. Tickets are ($30 - $34). Reservations: 213-761-7061 or online at http://skylighttix.com
743 N La Brea, Los Angeles, 90038
Future Roots band The Boston Boys play The Moskowitz Gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 26 after an extended tour concluding with their second visit to Morocco.
Their tour in Morocco was one in a series of rewarding opportunities to reach new audiences around the world in partnership with the U.S. State Department. In only two years, The Boston Boys have performed in over a dozen other countries, both by their own initiative and through tours in partnership with the U.S. State Department.
Always the product of teachers and mentors, The Boston Boys are educators themselves and often lead educational workshops in conjunction with their performances. In October 2013, they were the first band to participate in a Music Residency sponsored by Zoo Labs in Oakland, CA, where they recorded their third EP (scheduled for release in 2014) and studied entrepreneurship with distinguished faculty from the California College of the Arts Design MBA program.
Mandolinist, guitarist, and lead singer, Eric Robertson, initiated the project as a student at Berklee College of Music. He, along with multi-instrumentalist Duncan Wickel, bassist Josh Hari, and drummer Nicholas Falk, deliver a fusion of bluegrass, soul, rock, jazz, and pop inspired by bedrock artists like Paul Simon, Ray Charles and Wilco. Theirs is music made by independent and entrepreneurial musicians with control over their careers and the drive to reach communities around the globe on their own terms.
307 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Dinner and a movie goes noir when Grand Central Market stays open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 for a special screening of Orson Welles' crime thriller, Touch of Evil, next door at The Million Dollar Theatre. The film opens with a three-minute, twenty-second tracking shot widely considered by critics as one of the greatest long takes in cinema history. The stellar cast includes Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Akim Tamiroff and Welles.
The 1958 Universal classic, filmed on location in vintage Venice Beach, will be the first film shown in the three-part noir series curated by Vintage Los Angeles at the landmark Million Dollar Theatre, the first movie palace built by Sid Grauman. Before the show, select vendors will be open late, inviting moviegoers to enjoy the flavors and history next door at the iconic Grand Central Market - bringing Angelenos together through food since 1917.
Participating eateries include Ana Maria's, Belcampo Meat Co., Bento Ya, Berlin Currywurst, Jose Chiquito, Jose's Ice Cream, La Huerta, Lupita's Seafood, Roast To Go and Sarita's Pupuseria.