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Fall 2018 Happenings


Published Sep 14, 2018 8:00 AM

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT / Sports / Alumni Events

Taylor Mac. Photos by Little Fang Photography.

Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce

Hot on the very high heels of his hugely successful epic extravaganza, A 24- =Decade History of Popular Music, the incomparable Taylor Mac returns to Los Angeles to share a little holiday sass with Holiday Sauce. Celebrating the holiday season in all its dysfunction, Mac is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray and a band of musicians and special guests to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.

DEC. 14-15 / FRI-SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Admission: $29-$119. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce.

South of No North: Gato Negro Ediciones

Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones, led by activist designer León Muñoz Santini, creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres.

THROUGH DEC. 9. Location: Fowler Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 825-4361. Web:

Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo

Poet, novelist, playwright and critic Victor Hugo (1802–1885) was a preeminent figure in the social, political and cultural life of 19th-century France. Hugo’s drawing practice was largely a private endeavor, and although more than 3,000 sheets by him survive today, they were rarely seen in public during his lifetime. This exhibition includes more than 75 drawings and photographs spanning the duration of his career.

SEPT. 27-DEC. 30. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

Emmylou Harris

Known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive voice, Emmylou Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music today. A 14-time Grammy winner — she recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award — she has recorded more than 25 albums in a career spanning four decades and worked with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison and others.

OCT. 4 / THURS / 8 P.M. Location: Royce Hall. Admission: $39-$79. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016

A selection from the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper comprises more than 260 works from the wide range of diverse mediums that Piper has explored for over 50 years. The exhibition encompasses the wide range of diverse mediums that Piper has explored: drawing, photography, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sculpture and sound.

OCT. 7, 2018 - JAN. 6, 2019. Location: Hammer Museum. Admission: Free. Phone: (310) 443-7000. Web:

Barber Shop Chronicles.

Barber Shop Chronicles

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Barber Shop Chronicles is a funny, joyous and equally poignant new play by Nigerian playwright and poet Inua that leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra, exploring the African immigration experience.

OCT. 18-20 / THURS-SAT / 8 P.M. Location: Freud Playhouse. Admission: $29-$59. Phone: (310) 825-2101. Web:

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife) brings new life to the greatest ghost story ever told. While the heart of A Christmas Carol is evergreen, Mays’ fresh perspective on Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest will create a wildly theatrical and original experience. A world premiere adaptation based on a version Dickens performed throughout his life.

OCT. 30-DEC. 2. Location: Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: TBD. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web:

Hughie & Krapp’s Last Tape

Two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy comes to the Geffen as Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie and as Krapp in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. The double billing explores the ways in which two very different men grapple with the realization that their winning odds only diminish with age.

NOV. 5-DEC. 16. Location: Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, Geffen Playhouse. Tickets: $30-$120. Phone: (310) 208-5454. Web: