Looking for reasons to get off your couch? Then look no further - here are some great shows and events happening this week for you to go check out.
- Led by Jones (Welsh) Talmadge and Laura Covelli, Not Man Apart Physical Theater premiere Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny this week. NMA adapts John Milton's epic poem about the battle of angels versus demons and the fall from grace of Adam and Eve. Blending an original score, live digital animation, and video seamlessly with dance, acrobatics and onstage theatrics - this is surely to be a must see. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax; Fri., March 3, 8 p.m. (runs Fri.-Sun.; through April 2); $20-$30, $15-20 students & military. greenwaycourttheatre.org/paradiselost
- The opera Nixon in China is playing this weekend at the LA Phil. Backed by a large cast of singers and dancers, composer John Adams conducts L.A. Phil as part of his ongoing 70th-birthday celebrations. Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown; Fri., March 3, 8 p.m. (also Sun., March 5, 2 p.m.); $20-$183. laphil.com
- The Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry is hosting Puppetzilla Puppet Slam, an evening of music, comedy and a variety of human-operated, felt surrogates. Performers include puppeteer Pam Severns, ventriloquist Karl Herlinger, silent comedian Ithamar Enriquez, and singer-comedian Kara Morgan, who's premiering an episode of her new stop-motion web series The Kara Morgan Show. BYOB. Trepany House at Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz; Sun., March 5, 7:30 p.m.; $15, $10 in advance. comedycake.com/archives/42019
- Alec Baldwin is bringing his New York–based podcast, Here's the Thing, to LA and is interviewing husband-and-wife comedy couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, whose stage show, Summer of 69: No Apostrophe, will air on Epix later this year. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, downtown; Mon., March 6, 8 p.m.; $30-$55. theatre.acehotel.com/events/alec-baldwins-heres-thing-podcast
- Antaeus Theatre Company's new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center is opening the weekend of March 3 in downtown Glendale. There will be tours of the space, workshops, improv shows, story time for kids, and a chance to get to know the space and the company. Located at 110 Broadway, the opening ceremonies celebration runs through March 5. Antaeus.org
Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops at Boston Court depicts five different Bettys colliding at the intersection of anger, sex, and “thea-tah.” Billed: "In essence, a queer and occasionally hazardous exploration; do you remember when you were in middle school and you read about Shackleton and how he explored the Antarctic?; imagine the Antarctic as a pussy and it's sort of like that." Boston Court Theatre, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, February 09 - March 19, 2017 bostoncourt.com
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