April Culture Calendar

Jeff Beck, Norah Jones, Alfred Hitchcock and others finish out the month.

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Norah Jones plays the Theater at MSG.
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APRIL 17: If you're into guitar divinity, you won't want to miss this. Jeff Beck performs with a 22-piece orchestra at the Nokia Theatre. (link)
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APRIL 18: Sports rivalries don't get better than this. The LA Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants at Dodgers Stadium. (link)
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APRIL 19: Prepare to be mesmerized by the guitar wizardry of master performer Pat Metheny at Disney Hall. (link)
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APRIL 20: Get your voice warmed up and your dancing shoes on. Chicago the Musical begins its run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. (link)
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APRIL 21: If it's almost May, it must be go time for the Lakers. They play their first home game of the first round of the playoffs at the Staples Center. (link)
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APRIL 22: Can't get away to Monterey? Let the music come to you. The Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour performs at Royce Hall, UCLA. (link)
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APRIL 23: Ready for some soulful song stylings? Multi-Grammy-award winner Norah Jones performs at the Orpheum Theatre. (link)
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APRIL 24: He may not have a TV show right now, but he's still funny. Conan O'Brien at the Gibson Amphitheatre April 24th & 25th. (link)
APRIL 25: Stargazers and Vikings unite! Tales of Viking myths in the stars will be told in "Planetarium Exhibit: Light of the Valkyries" at LA's Griffith Observatory. (link)
APRIL 26: Play: Step into the titillating world of carnies, cons and clairvoyants with a visit to the musical "Nightmare Alley" at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. (link)
APRIL 27: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps," beginning its run at the Ahmanson Theatre. 27/28/29th (link)
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APRIL 28: Who needs to travel to France for a film festival when we've got one in our own back yard? Check out the Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach. (link)
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APRIL 29: Come check out an exhibition on the life and times of Tommy Lasorda, legendary Los Angeles Dodger manager at "Lasordapalooza," presented by The Baseball Reliquary at the Pomona Public Library, Pomona. (link)
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APRIL 30: You love her show on E! Now see comedian Chelsea Handler performing at the Gibson Amphitheater. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 1: What better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than with the Stooges? The Hollywood Heritage Museum is showcasing a new exhibit "Three Stooges Hollywood Filming Locations." (nightly, ongoing). (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 2: Lebowski fans, are you feelin' The Dude? Your day is here! Lebowski Fest Day 1 is at the Wiltern Theatre. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 3: Channel your inner Cartman by attending free South Park Screenings at the Writer’s Guild Theater. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 4: Last chance (for now) to live the dream. The final show of the current Dreamgirls run is at the Ahmanson Theatre. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 5: New music: Jakob Dylan will hold a discussion and preview of his new album at the Grammy Museum. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 6: If your spirit needs a lift, Alicia Keys performs at Staples Center. (link)
WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 7: If you're feeling nostalgic, take a trip back to the '60s by attending: "When You're Strange: A Film About the Doors" at the Grammy Museum. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 8: Poof up your hair, polish your leather pants and go see Revolver Golden Gods at Club Nokia with Slash, Ozzie Osbourne and other various gods of heavy metal. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 9: Get in touch with your folksy side as Arlo Guthrie performs at Royce Hall, UCLA. (link)
WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 10: Expand your horizons and get a taste of Japanese culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Little Tokyo, Downtown LA (April 10th & 11th). (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 11: How about a little good old fashioned family entertainment? Take the kids to the Shrine Circus at the Shrine Auditorium. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 12: Things a little quiet on a Monday night? Try a little musical interlude with Crystal Castles at the Echo. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 13: If you're feeling light on your feet, hoof it on over to see the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Cal State Univ. Northridge. (link)
WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 14: Get your beak into some new music with "Them Crooked Vultures" at Club Nokia. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 15: Find out why Billboard Magazine named Taylor Swift its 2009 Artist of the Year, when she performs at the Staples Center. (link)
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WHAT YOU MISSED - APRIL 16: Gentlemen, start your engines! It's the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Friday through Sunday, in (of all places) Long Beach.(link)
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