[Out and About] Calendar March 2011

BOOKS & POETRY

The Damn Slam
This semimonthly poetry competition, held every first and third Thursday, conforms to NPS guidelines and features poets going head to head. The organizers are currently holding qualifying slams to field a Damn Slam L.A. team to go the 2011 National Poetry Slam in Cambridge and Boston this summer. Admission is $5.

Attic Theatre and Film Center, Thurs., March 3rd and 17th, 8 p.m.
5429 W. Washington Blvd., Mid-City.
Information: (213) 538-8710.
www.attictheatre.org

Teen Book Club
Teen literary enthusiasts will meet and discuss popular novels with one another. Attendees are encouraged to share great books they’ve been reading.

Washington Irving Branch Library, Tues., March 15th, 4 p.m.
4117 W. Washington Blvd., Arlington Heights.
Information: (323) 734-6303;
www.lapl.org

Walter Mosley by David Burnett

Walter Mosley
Noted author Walter Mosley, a native of Los Angeles, visits EsoWon to sign and discuss his latest novel, When the Thrill Is Gone. Available on March 8, the book is the third installment in the Leonid McGill series and tells the story of a struggling private investigator who takes on a dangerous case in New York City.

EsoWon Books, Thurs., March 10th, 7 p.m.
4331 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park. Information: (323) 290-1048
www.esowonbookstore.com


LECTURES & DISCUSSIONS

Are We Drowning in Information?
These days we live in an information age, with a seemingly endless array of stimuli coming from TV, newspapers, websites, e-mail, texts and more. Journalist James Gleick, author of The Information: A Theory, a History, a Floor, visits Zocalo Public Square to discuss the history, the current state and the future of information, as well as how we deal with it. Gleick’s book will be available for purchase through Skylight Books. Admission is free; reservations are suggested. Parking is $8 with validation.

Petersen Automotive Museum, Tues., March 15th, 7:30 p.m. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire. Information: www.zocalopublicsquare.org

Bjarke Ingels
The Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, whose work includes the Danish Maritime Museum and the Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen (which doubles as a ski slope), visits LACMA to deliver an architecture lecture. Tickets are $10 general admission ($5 for students and seniors).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Thurs., March 3rd, 7:30 p.m.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire. Information: (323) 857-6010;
www.lacma.org


MUSIC

Lost Moon Radio
This quirky hourlong comedy and music show presents a live broadcast from DJ Jupiter Jack, a 1960s burnout who transmits his radio program from outer space. This month marks the debut of Episode 9. Tickets are $11.

Club Fais Do-Do, Fri., March 25th, Sat., March 26th, Thurs., March 31st, 7:30 p.m.
5253 W. Adams Blvd., West Adams. Information: (323) 931-4636
www.faisdodo.com

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Medeski, Martin & Wood
The innovative jazz trio of pianist John Medeski, percussionist Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood bring their exploratory, genre-hopping music to the Miracle Mile. They will be joined by Edmund Welles, the bass clarinet quartet. Tickets are $30.

El Rey Theatre, Fri., March 11th, 8 p.m.
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire. Information: (323) 936-6400
www.theelrey.com

Royksopp
The Norwegian electronic-music duo Royksopp stop in Los Angeles on their current U.S. tour. Their latest release is the downtempo instrumental album Senior. Jon Hopkins will also perform. Tickets are $25-$32.50.

The Wiltern, Tues., March 29th, 8 p.m.
3790 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown. Information: (213) 380-5005
www.wiltern.com


THEATER

A Raisin in the Sun
Phylicia Rashad directs this Ebony Repertory Theatre production of the classic play by Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun portrays a black family pursuing a better life in 1950s Chicago. Tickets are $45-$55.

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Wed., March 23rd, Sat., March 26th, Sun., March 27th, Thurs., March 31, 8 p.m. (through April 17th).
4718 W. Washington Blvd., Mid-City. Information: (323) 964-9768
www.ebonyrep.org

The Corinthian Scandal
Writer-director Candace Cole-Kelly and co-director Wendy Renee Wise present this gospel musical. Parental guidance is suggested due to adult material. Tickets are $32.

Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Sat., March 26th, 7 p.m., Sun. March 27th, 5 p.m.
4401 W. Eighth St., Mid-Wilshire. Information: (562) 920-1604;
wilshireebelltheatre.wordpress.com

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