Concert and documentary
The Reel to Reel series at the Grammy Museum (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles) presents Violeta Exists, a documentary that narrates the journey of Ángel Parra Orrego on the centenary of the birth of his grandmother Violeta Parra, in which he tries to reinterpret the songs of “The last compositions of Violeta Parra”, the last album of the Chilean singer-songwriter. Then there will be a panel with Javiera Parra, Ángel Parra and Francisca Valenzuela followed by a musical show by Francisca Valenzuela and Javier Parra. Tuesday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $30. Reports grammymuseum.org.
During the pandemic, Frank Romero created art on the beach at Hanalei Bay in Hawaii. These works, on paper, canvas and low-relief sculpture of landscapes and classic cars that the artist saw on the island are part of “Return to Paradise”, which is exhibited at Eastern Projects Gallery (900 N. Broadway #1090, Los Angeles ) Until April 30. Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 6 pm. Free pass. Reports easternprojectsgallery.com.
Ballet of Mexico
The Folkloric Ballet of Mexico was founded in 1952 by Amalia Hernández, and since then it has toured dozens of countries to show the color, rhythms and dances of that country. The program includes everything from numbers that represent the dance from the time of pre-Columbian civilizations to the modern era. There will be two performances in the region: Friday and Saturday 8 pm, and Sunday 5 pm, at the Luckman Theater (5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles). And on Wednesday 8 pm, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa). Tickets from $29. Reports luckmanarts.org and scfta.org.
new theme park
Sesame Place in San Diego (2052 Entertainment Cir., Chula Vista) will open its doors this weekend. The theme park dedicated to the emblematic characters of Sesame Street has an extension of 17 acres and is the second in the country; the only one on the west coast. It includes 18 attractions, pools, a music area, an interactive Sesame Street Neighborhood, live character shows, parades and photo opportunities with Sesame Street characters. Open from Saturday; Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets start at $49.99. Reports sesameplace.com.
In “Alma,” Alma and Ángel have created a lifetime of wishes, one for each of Ángel’s 17 years: love, health, carne asada every day, and a place at UC Davis. Now, on the eve of the entrance exams, Alma comes home to discover that her daughter drinks instead of studying for the test. Then Alma will realize that their hopes and dreams are not as in sync as they once were. Performances at the Kirk Douglas Theater (9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City). Ends April 3. Tickets from $30. Reports and schedules centertheatregroup.org.
Music of Spain
The Spanish band Love of Lesbian is one of the most successful rock and indie music groups in their country. They visit the city to offer their first concert of their first tour in the United States at the Belasco Theater (1050 S. Hill St., Los Angeles). They will then go to Europe, where they will step on stages in Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Last weekend they had a full house in Guadalajara and participated in Vive Latino, in Mexico City. Friday 8 p.m. Tickets $35.50. Reports livenation.com.
In “Bedtime Stories,” actor Thomas Dudkiewicz promises to take the audience into a strange, brilliant, dark world. The narrated presentation was inspired by radio narration, with the use of voice only and sound effects that bring to life a charming cast of characters. In this play, which will take place at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills), Lilly, a precocious girl, enters a fantastic universe created just for her every night before going to bed. ; there she finds strange and threatening creatures. Today Thursday and Friday 8 pm; Saturday 2:30 and 8 p.m. In English. It is recommended for children ages 13 and up. Tickets from $40. Reports thewallis.org/bedtime.
Marisa Monte, the Brazilian singer-songwriter considered one of the most important artists in that country, returns to Los Angeles to offer a concert for the premiere of her new album “Portas”. The album, which integrates genres such as rock, samba, folk and others, will offer a single show at UCLA’s Royce Hall (10745 Dickson Ct., Los Angeles), where she will perform songs from her extensive career. Sunday 8 p.m. Tickets $44 to $124. Reports roycehall.org.