April 2011 Culture Calendar

Check out what is going on in LA this month.

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APRIL 29: Van Zweden Conducts Prokofiev and Beethoven
@ Walt Disney Concert Hall | 8 p.m. | $42-$160 | April 29, 30 - May 1
nProkofiev's Sinfonia Concertante in E minor as a large-scale work for cello and orchestra.
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APRIL 30: LA Times Festival of Books
@ USC Campus | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Free | April 30 - May 1
nOne of the Southland's most cherished and engaging weekend celebrations. Join hundreds of booksellers, publishers and literary organizations from near and far.
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APRIL 1: The Big Lebowski / Kingpin Double Feature Screening
@ Aero Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | $11
“What do you do for recreation? Oh, the usual. I bowl." The first 20 people through the door receive free bowling passes to AMF's Bay Shore Lanes.
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APRIL 2: Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness
n@ Gibson Amphitheatre | 8:15 p.m. | $51-$300+ or win tickets
Enjoy this hard-core hilarious charity event features premium comedic talents such as Jimmy Kimmel, Patton Oswalt, Steve-O, Ray Romano, Bill Blur and more...
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www.thainewyear.com
APRIL 3: Songkran Thai New Year Street Fair
@ Hollywood and Western | 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Free
Experience this unique and amazing festival with ancient crafts, ancient-unique traditions, delicious Thai food, apparel, martial arts and more...
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APRIL 4: The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
@ Walt Disney Concert Hall | 8 p.m. | $58-$102
nWorld-renowned cellist and founder Ma and his ensemble explore a fascinating tapestry of music from around the world with a stunning array of instruments.
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APRIL 5: Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Strange Democracy
@ Hammer Museum | 6 p.m. | $3
In his solo-performance, post-Mexican writer & performance artist Guillermo deals with the end of the Bush era and articulates the formidable challenges facing Obama.
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APRIL 6: The Golden Age of Mexican Photography
@ Jose Vera Fine Art & Antiques | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Free | March 5 - April 25
This exhibition is the first-ever photographic art exhibit of this rare and unique collection, preserved by Victor Herminio Lopez.
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http://www.centertheatregroup.org / Joan Marcus
APRIL 7: God of Carnage
@ Ahmanson Theatre | 8 p.m. | $35 - $125 | April 5 - May 29
Grown-ups behaving badly. That's what happens when a schoolyard scuffle leads four civilized adults to congregate in an affluent Brooklyn home.
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APRIL 8: Jay & Silent Bob
@ Jon Lovitz Comedy Club | 10 p.m. - 12 p.m. | $20 | April 8, 15, 22
Enjoy this famous stoner duo from Clerks, Clerks II, Chasing Amy, and Mallrats. Jay and Bob will be performing at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at the Universal Citywalk.
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APRIL 9: LA Beer Fest
@ Sony Pictures Studios | 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.| $40
Mmmm. Beer.... A day filled with dozens of domestic and international beers, LA's most popular food trucks and cover bands.
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APRIL 10: Earth Day Expo 2011
@ Los Angeles Zoo | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | $8-$14 | April 9 & 10
Learn about our planet and those we share it with through educational booths, games, crafts and live entertainment in an earth-friendly environment.
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Kien Hoang
APRIL 11: Renaissance Pleasure Faire
@Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. | $25+ | April 9 – May 22
This extravagant celebration offers a variety of entertainment, amazing arts and crafts, delicious food, fine spirits, music, dance, parades, rides, games and more...
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www.broadwayla.org / Joan Marcus
APRIL 12: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatlesn
n@ The Pantages Theatre | 8 p.m. | $56 - $314| April 12 -17
RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary group, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance.
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http://www.losangelesantiqueshow.com
APRIL 13: Los Angeles Antiques Show - Preview Show
@ Santa Monica Air Center | 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | $150-$3750 | April 13 - 17
The Opening Night Preview Party is attended by more than 1,000 guests and kicks off a weekend long event attended by more than 3,000 art and antique patrons.
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http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org
APRIL 14: Capturing Mother Nature at Her Worst
@ Annenberg Space-Photography | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mike Theiss lives with this motto: "I never wish for a weather disaster to happen, but if it happens, I want to be there to document it and share it with the world ..."
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APRIL 15: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach & Lifestyle Expo
@ The Long Beach Convention Center | $26-$130+ | April 14, 15 & 16
America's #1 street race is a three-day festival of speed that features six races headlined by the IZOD IndyCar Series, plus concerts, a Lifestyle Expo.
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APRIL 16: Janet Jackson
@ Gibson Amphitheatre | 8:15 p.m. | $50-$276 | April 14, 15 & 16
Enjoy music icon Janet Jackson as she performs her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk.
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www.earthdayonthepromenade.org
APRIL 17: Earth Day on the Promenade
@ Third Street Promenade | 10 a.m. 7 p.m. | Free | April 17
This street festival highlights Earth-friendly exhibitors featuring energy-efficient and all-natural products, organic treats, solar-powered stage, music, animals and more...
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APRIL 18: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
@ Dodger Stadium | 7 p.m. | $12-$650
Come cheer for the home team as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves.
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APRIL 19: Little Shop of Horrors
@ La Mirada Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | $35-$50 | April 15 - May 1
A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood.
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APRIL 20: Paul Simon
@ The Pantages Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | $69-$900 | April 20 & 21
To celebrate the release of his first new record in five years, legendary artist Paul Simon has announced a very special North American tour.
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APRIL 21: Lil' Wayne
@ Staples Center | 7 p.m. | $59-$129
Lil' Wayne is performing his "I'm Still Music Tour 2011."
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APRIL 22: Cirque Du Soleil-Quidam
@ Long Beach Convention Center | 7:30 p.m. | $40-$110 | April 20 - 24
nSeeking to fill the void of her existence, Young Zoé slides into an imaginary world where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
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http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com
APRIL 23: Long Beach Comic Expo
@ Long Beach Convention Center | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $15
nAn extravaganza of comic goodness and entertainment for everyone. Enjoy comic exhibitors, retailers, entertainment, guest stars and more.
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APRIL 24: Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl
@ The Hollywood Bowl | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.| Free
nJoin over 10,000 Angelinos for the largest Easter celebration in LA. Experience the choir, modern worship band, and professional orchestra. Dr. Mark Brewer, senior pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church, will deliver the sermon.
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http://west.ioimprov.com
APRIL 25: Buffet of Champions
@ IO West Theater | 9 p.m. | $10 | April 11 & 25
Enjoy the buffet and an array of "Stand-up by stand-ups, Stand-up by improvisers, and Improvisation by stand-ups and improvisers."
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http://www.centertheatregroup.org / Craig Schwartz
APRIL 26: Burn This
@ The Music Center | 8 p.m. | $30-$45 | March 23 - May 1
One of the last days to see this passionate modern classic which features original music by Peter Golub, and is directed by Nicholas Martin.
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Ryan Resella
APRIL 27: Cowboy Festival
n@ Santa Clarita, CA | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | $20-$30 | April 27 - May 1
Saddle up and enjoy this festival packed with great western music, cowboy poetry, cowboy gear, food and film tours.
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APRIL 28: Burn The Floor
@ Pantages Theatre | 8 p.m. | $25-$78 | Apr 26 - May 8
nDancers who have spent a lifetime training demonstrate their love and passion for their art while competing against other dance couples.
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