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Calendar January 2012 | Edited by Shontel Horne | Top Ten Cirque du Soleil presents Michael Jackson : The Immortal World Tour 2 Almost as electrifying as the King of Pop’s actual concerts, more than 60 world-class Cirque du Soleil acrobats, musicians and dancers take to the air and stage, journeying from “Dancing Machine” to “Bad” with MJ’s timeless music and messages of peace. Jan. 27-29 . Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. Tickets $50-$250. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 213.742.7326, cirquedusoleil.com G’Day USA Black Tie Gala 3 The Land Down Under meets Tinseltown at this annual Australia Week soirée celebrating notable Aussies including Guy Pearce and music duo Air Supply. Indulge in wine and Mod Oz fare prepared by chefs Guy Grossi and Wolfgang Puck. Jan. 14 . Sat., 6pm. Tickets start at $600. Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 310.836.3685, australia-week.com Tag, You’re It! 4 Who says kids don’t get fine art? Works by famed artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Will Cotton are presented at children's eye level to encourage a future crop of creators, curators and collectors. Jan. 14-March 25 . Tue.-Mon., 10am-6pm; Wed., 10am-10pm. Free. Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.559.6300, royal-t.org Art Los Angeles Contemporary 5 This fair embraces rising art AlT ROck Wilco checks into The Wiltern Theatre. Wilco Fresh from the release of their eighth studio album, The Whole Love , these Chicago-bred rockers continue to dabble in diverse genres while still maintaining an indie-folk approach. 1 DOG DAY AFTERNOON Yoshitomo Nara's Your Dog FrankenMatt’s “American Imperil” 6 It’s alive! The comedic chemistry of MADtv alum Frank Caeti and former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig gives birth to this monstrously funny sketch comedy and improvisational show featuring irreverent sketches like the lollipop-pushing undercover cops and the OCD Public Service Announcement gone wrong. Through April 27 . Fridays at 8pm. Tickets $5. The Second City, 6560 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323.464.8542, secondcity.com Moscow String Quartet 8 The all-female ensemble brings its polished artistry to L.A. for the first time, interpreting classic works by Mozart, Borodin and Shostakovich. Jan. 8 . Sun., 2pm, 4pm. Tickets $78-$88. The Mermaid, 20421 Callon Drive, Topanga, 213.477.2929, dacamera.org Hilarity for Charity 9 Seth and Lauren Rogen Clybourne Park 10 Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for best drama, Clybourne Park takes clever and satirical jabs at race, class and gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun , the controversial play with provocative characters and frank social commentary covers a 50-year time span. Jan. 11-Feb. 26 . Dates and times vary. Tickets $25-$70. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.7353, centertheatregroup.org 24 | Angeleno | January 2012 Wilco photo courtesy of Austin nelson; yoshitomo nArA photo courtesy of the collection of susAn hAncock stars alongside distinguished talents. Events include a mystifying performance from A.Bandit and a dialogue with photog Walead Beshty and conceptualist Dan Graham. To jump-start the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Art Festival, Judy Chicago’s 1968 Disappearing Environments installation is reimagined, blanketing the entrance with 37 tons of dry ice. Jan. 20-22 . Fri.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. Tickets $18-$30. The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 323.851.7530, artlosangelesfair.com Jan. 25 . Wed., 7pm. Tickets $45. The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., 213.388.1400, livenation.com Red Hot Patriot : The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins 7 Kathleen Turner voiced femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, played a dissatisfied wife in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and now portrays the late Texan journalist Molly Ivins. The fiery one-woman show uses Ivins’ own unapologetic words and political viewpoints. Jan. 3-Feb. 12 . Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 3pm, 8pm; Sun., 2pm, 7pm. Tickets $35-$70. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454, geffenplayhouse.com co-chair this inaugural event that uses comedy for a worthy cause. Raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, the night includes stand-up performances, cameos and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Jan. 13 . Fri., 9pm. Tickets $150. Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., L.A., 800.272.3900, alz.org

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Shontel Horne

Top Ten<br /> <br /> Wilco <br /> <br /> 1 Fresh from the release of their eighth studio album, The Whole Love, these Chicago-bred rockers continue to dabble in diverse genres while still maintaining an indie-folk approach.<br /> <br /> Jan. 25. Wed., 7pm. Tickets $45. The Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., 213.388.1400, livenation.com<br /> <br /> Cirque du Soleil presents Michael Jackson: <br /> <br /> 2 The Immortal World Tour Almost as electrifying as the King of Pop’s actual concerts, more than 60 world-class Cirque du Soleil acrobats, musicians and dancers take to the air and stage, journeying from “Dancing Machine” to “Bad” with MJ’s timeless music and messages of peace. Jan. 27- 29. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. Tickets $50-$250. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 213. 742.7326, cirquedusoleil.com <br /> <br /> G’Day USA Black Tie Gala <br /> <br /> 3 The Land Down Under meets Tinseltown at this annual Australia Week soirée celebrating notable Aussies including Guy Pearce and music duo Air Supply. Indulge in wine and Mod Oz fare prepared by chefs Guy Grossi and Wolfgang Puck. Jan. 14. Sat., 6pm. Tickets start at $600. Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 310. 836.3685, australia-week.com<br /> <br /> Tag, You’re It!<br /> <br /> 4 Who says kids don’t get fine art? Works by famed artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Will Cotton are presented at children's eye level to encourage a future crop of creators, curators and collectors. Jan. 14-March 25. Tue.-Mon., 10am-6pm; Wed., 10am-10pm. Free. Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310. 559.6300, royal-t.org <br /> <br /> Art Los Angeles Contemporary <br /> <br /> 5 This fair embraces rising art stars alongside distinguished talents. Events include a mystifying performance from<br /> <br /> A. Bandit and a dialogue with photog Walead Beshty and conceptualist Dan Graham. To jump-start the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Art Festival, Judy Chicago’s 1968 Disappearing Environments installation is reimagined, blanketing the entrance with 37 tons of dry ice. Jan. 20- 22. Fri.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. Tickets $18-$30. The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 323.851.7530, artlosangelesfair.com <br /> <br /> FrankenMatt’s “American Imperil” <br /> <br /> 6 It’s alive! The comedic chemistry of MADtv alum Frank Caeti and former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig gives birth to this monstrously funny sketch comedy and improvisational show featuring irreverent sketches like the lollipop-pushing undercover cops and the OCD Public Service Announcement gone wrong. Through April 27. Fridays at 8pm. Tickets $5. The Second City, 6560 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., 323. 464.8542, secondcity.com<br /> <br /> Red Hot Patriot: <br /> <br /> 7 The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins Kathleen Turner voiced femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, played a dissatisfied wife in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and now portrays the late Texan journalist Molly Ivins. The fiery one-woman show uses Ivins’ own unapologetic words and political viewpoints. Jan. 3-Feb. 12. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 3pm, 8pm; Sun., 2pm, 7pm. Tickets $35-$70. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310. 208.5454, geffenplayhouse.com<br /> <br /> Moscow String Quartet <br /> <br /> 8 The all-female ensemble brings its polished artistry to L.A. for the first time, interpreting classic works by Mozart, Borodin and Shostakovich. Jan. 8. Sun., 2pm, 4pm. Tickets $78-$88. The Mermaid, 20421 Callon Drive, Topanga, 213. 477.2929, dacamera.org <br /> <br /> Hilarity for Charity <br /> <br /> 9 Seth and Lauren Rogen co-chair this inaugural event that uses comedy for a worthy cause. Raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, the night includes stand-up performances, cameos and dancing. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Jan. 13. Fri., 9pm. Tickets $150. Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., L. A., 800.272.3900, alz.org <br /> <br /> Clybourne Park <br /> <br /> 10 Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for best drama, Clybourne Park takes clever and satirical jabs at race, class and gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the controversial play with provocative characters and frank social commentary covers a 50-year time span. Jan. 11-Feb. 26. Dates and times vary. Tickets $25-$70. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.7353, centertheatregroup.org<br /> <br /> Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community Created in 1974 by SoCal artists, the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies was formed in hopes of igniting creativity and unifying the community via photography. The space served as a hub for raw expression, and this exhibit features provocative prints by more than 70 artists. Jan. 11-April 7. Tue.-Fri., noon-5pm; Sat., noon-4pm. Free. USC Fisher Museum of Art, 823 Exposition Blvd., L.A., 213. 740.4561, fisher.usc.edu <br /> <br /> photo l.a. <br /> <br /> Vital to the discourse promoting photography’s place in the fine arts, this annual photog fest captures the breadth of the region’s shutter culture with the aid of multimedia presentations and both vintage and contemporary pieces. Eileen Cowin and Lloyd Ziff are among the featured lens masters. An intimate platform displaying rare and classical images from local dealers in the Salon de Tableaux debuts this year. Jan. 13-16. Fri.-Sun., 11am-7pm; Mon., 11am-6pm. Tickets $15-$30. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, 310. 458.8551, photola.com<br /> <br /> Our Town <br /> <br /> Helen Hunt, as the stage manager, takes on a role that has been portrayed by leading men like Henry Fonda and Paul Newman. Our Town delves into the daily lives of everyday Americans, exploring the universal themes of love and loss with a grace and maturity that has continued to move audiences for more than 70 years. Jan. 13-29. Dates and times vary. Tickets $40-$175. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, 310. 434.3200, thebroadstage.com <br /> <br /> The Epic and the Exotic: <br /> <br /> 19th-century Academic Realism from the Dahesh Museum of Art Grandiose academic art from the 19th century is at the heart of this rare exhibit, where 35 historical paintings from artists like William-Adolphe Bouguereau exemplify the skill and precision common in the traditional classic realm. Scenes from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman societies are masterfully executed, with a drama and accuracy that inspired filmmakers like Cecil B. DeMille in the early days of cinema. Jan. 14-April 1. Tue.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Free. Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.506.4851, weismanfoundation.org <br /> <br /> Young Musicians Foundation <br /> <br /> Minting the next great composers, conductors and musicians is a passion for this organization, which encourages the classical music aspirations of both children and young adults through personal and artistic guidance. This annual gala and concert celebrates the foundation’s glimmering prodigies and features guest conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams and Richard Kaufman. Jan. 15. Sun., 5pm. Tickets $20-$400. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 310.859.7668, ymf.org <br /> <br /> Los Angeles American Home Show <br /> <br /> Get an early start on spring renovations with the best American-made home products in the nation. You won't become an expert overnight, but you Will pick up helpful tips on how to transform your garden, basement or garage, all while enjoying the daily concert series and local food, beer and wine tastings. Jan. 19-20. Tue.-Fri., 9am-midnight. Tickets $8. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 619.865.5904, americanhomeshow.net <br /> <br /> Los Angeles Art Show <br /> <br /> At one of the largest art shows in the West, more than 100 top galleries display prized works by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, while also promoting under-the-radar talents. The unparalleled selections leave even the most seasoned collectors awe-struck. Jan. 19-22. Thu.-Sat., 11am- 7pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Tickets $15-$35. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 310. 822.9145, laartshow.com<br /> <br /> A Raisin in the Sun <br /> <br /> Phylicia Rashad directs this revival of the classic drama as the Younger family confronts discrimination, conflicting ideals and betrayal in the quest for a better life. Serving as a poignant reminder of our ever-changing social landscape, this production continues to be a testament to the resilient human spirit. Jan. 19-Feb.19. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2pm, 8pm; Sun., 1pm, 6:30pm. Tickets $20-$45. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 213.628.2772, centertheatregroup.org <br /> <br /> Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980) Though the works of Eugene K. Choy, Gilbert Leong, Helen Liu Fong and Gin Wong often go unrecognized, their innovative designs helped to shape modern architecture in L. A. Jan. 19-June 3. Tue.-Sun., 10am-3pm. Suggested donation $3. Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., L.A., 213. 485.8567, camla.org<br /> <br /> OVO <br /> <br /> Created entirely around the themes of energy and movement, this vibrant Cirque du Soleil show casts its entertainers as members of an elaborate ecosystem where they all exist in a mysterious and beautiful world. The finale has 20 of the mesmerizing performers scaling a 24-foot vertical wall. Jan. 20-March 25. Dates and times vary. Tickets $31.50-$270. Santa Monica Pier, 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, 800. 405.1480, cirquedusoleil.com <br /> <br /> Wu-Tang Clan <br /> <br /> Method Man, RZA, Ghostface Killah and all the original Wu-Tang Clan rock the mic in an eagerly awaited show. Each MC found success outside of the group with a slew of solo projects and acting roles, but the East Coast legends will always have fans that just prefer the Wu. Jan. 21. Sat., 9pm. Tickets $45-$65. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213. 765.7000, clubnokia.com <br /> <br /> dineLA Winter 2012 <br /> <br /> Famed eateries Petrossian and The Lazy Ox are among the restaurants participating in this delectable event with a series of prix fixe menus. Jan. 22-27, Jan. 29-Feb. 3. Dates, times and menu prices vary. Locations vary, dinelarestaurantweek.com<br /> <br /> L. A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy More than 120 paintings, sculptures and photographs by artists including Wallace Berman, Judy Chicago and Barbara T. Smith are in this show that explores politics and feminism through an abstract lens. Jan. 22-May 20. Wed.- Sun., noon-5pm. Tickets $7. Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626. 568.3665, pmcaonline.org <br /> <br /> The London Handel Players <br /> <br /> The Ebell’s ornate, gold-leafed ceilings and wrought ironwork serve as an exquisite backdrop for the West Coast debut of this five-member group. Jan. 25. Wed., 8pm. Tickets $41-$45. The Ebell of Los Angeles Grand Salon, 4400 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 213. 447.2929, dacamera.org <br /> <br /> 113th Golden Dragon Parade and Festival<br /> <br /> For more than a century Chinatown has hosted this grand procession of ornate floats and traditional Asian entertainment in honor of the Lunar New Year. Jan. 28. Sat., 1pm. Free. From Ord and Hill Streets to N. Broadway and Bernard Street, L.A., 213.617.0396, lagoldendragonparade.com <br /> <br /> Japanese Food & Sake Collection 2012 <br /> <br /> Konichiwa! Elaborate displays of sushi, yakitori and sake are presented by L.A.’s top Japanese restaurants (including Katsuya and Ramen Lab by Nakamura-ya) at this festival. If you’re not up to the sushi-eating contest, sip your sake while admiring the décor and enjoying live performances including one by traditional Taiko drum players. Jan 29. Sun., 11am- 4pm. Tickets $25-$60. Hilton Hotel Los Angeles/Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, 818.506.2500, japanesefoodsakefestival.com<br /> <br /> David Garrett <br /> <br /> David Garrett gives classic rock a refreshing new meaning. The German-born musician may lure fans with his model looks but it’s his incomparable violin skills that have broken world records and garnered global acclaim. Inspired by Nirvana, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, Garrett’s unconventional Bach-meets-Bon Jovi sound has made his album Rock Symphonies a crossover hit.<br /> <br /> Jan. 18. Wed., 8pm. Tickets $36.50-$46.50. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.765.7000, livenation.com<br /> <br /> Pacific Standard Time Performances and Festivals<br /> <br /> L. A.’s largest art initiative in history wouldn’t be complete without a series of riveting events to accompany the plethora of exhibits. Throughout the month, more than 30 original and recreated happenings accent collections. What other opportunity besides “Accidents in Abstract Painting” would give Richard Jackson a chance to crash a remote-controlled paint-filled plane?<br /> <br /> Jan. 19-29. Dates, times, admission and reservations vary based on event. Locations vary, pacificstandardtime.org

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