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L.A. Opera performs Philip Glass’ Satyagraha: See Saturday.
fri 10/19 CULTURE
Blood and Brains
Thanks to recent films, TV and books,
you might have zombie fatigue. But pop culture is still obsessed with the undead. And you’ll find plenty of them marching and hungry for fresh brains at the annual Long Beach Zombie Fest. In addition to the zombie walks happening each day, the event features tribute bands, interactive mazes, scavenger hunts, live-action role-playing, sideshows and reptile exhibits, as well as various contests and free zombie makeup by professional Hollywood artists for anyone who wants to look like rotting flesh. And
if you’ve always wanted to learn the moves from the most famous zombie music video ever made, a Michael Jackson impersonator will teach you to dance like the King of Pop in “Thriller.” Rainbow Lagoon, 400-403 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach; Fri., Oct. 19, 5-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., Oct. 20-21, 3-10 p.m.; $5-$20, 12 & under free. (562) 570-3100, —SiRan BaBayan
Making a Comeback
Everything old is new again and everything wrong is right again at tonight’s Triforium Friday, the first of three evenings celebrating the reactivation of the Triforium, a six-story, 60-ton artwork that cut a singular figure in the downtown L.A. of 1974. The brainchild of Joseph Young, this creative colossus mar- ried nearly 1,500 colored glass cubes with a glass bell carillon to create deeply dreamlike spectacles. Tonight’s iteration also features the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Jherek
Bischoff ’s Quartet, Dublab DJs and Reggie Watts, with the extra added artistic dimen- sion of odors from the Institute for Art and Olfaction. Fletcher Bowron Square, North Main and West Temple streets, downtown; Fri., Oct. 19, 6 p.m.; free, RSVP required. (213) 473-7014, fridays-night-1-tickets-50452314230/ —DaviD CoTnER
sat 10/20 aRT
Feeling Is Believing
“Things That Can’t Be Seen” might sound like a funny name for a visual art show, but in the strange and lovely universe of DABS­ MYLA, it makes perfect sense. Known for the savvy whimsy of their crisp, colorful, sat- urated style, the couple’s collaborative work has expanded the fields of pattern, scale, ab- straction, character, fantasy and story. From murals to design objects, paintings, prints, sculpture and, increasingly, installation art, DABSMYLA’s art is about shared flights of imagination and emotion. After the pair’s star turn with a show-stealing flower-based installation at “Beyond the Streets” this summer, BTS curator Roger Gastman
now presents this must-see solo project, featuring some 20 new large-scale paintings as well as drawings and ceramics, inside
an environmental installation with a great deal to see but, true to the title, even more to experience and feel. 8070 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove; opening reception: Sat., Oct. 20, noon-7 p.m.; runs thru Nov. 11. free. —Shana nyS DamBRoT
Freedom Fighter
L.A. Opera opened its new season with a rousing, traditional version of Verdi’s Don Carlo that was highlighted by the vocal star power of tenor Ramón Vargas, the always entrancing Ana María Martínez and the company’s legendary leader, Plácido Do- mingo. But L.A. Opera’s new production
of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha, a modernist, operatic look at Mahatma Gandhi’s sojourn in South Africa, promises to be anything but traditional in director Phelim McDer- mott’s staging, which features gigantic, stilt-walking creatures and Kevin Pollard’s inventive costumes. While McDermott’s fanciful production of another Glass opera, Akhnaten, for L.A. Opera was sometimes overly busy and cute, it was nonetheless a similar three-ring circus of merry distrac- tions and dramatic visual flair. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown; Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.; thru Sun., Nov. 11, 2 p.m.; $21-$294. (213) 972- 0777, —FaLLing JamES
sun 10/21 aRT/BooKS
West Coast Talent
In a sense you could say that most days are already like an art book fair at A.G. Geiger, an independent bookseller in Chinatown with a focus on rare, unique, eccentric, often artist-made catalogs, periodicals, monographs and zines. Nestled among a small but mighty concentration of galleries
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and creative businesses on a charming and historic pedestrian plaza, A.G. Geiger also is a bit of social hub, hosting a printing studio on-site and making a point of stock- ing titles by local artists and writers. But once a year, the convivial atmosphere gets turned up a few notches, as the shop hosts its all-day Art Book Fair, which spills out its doors and across the plaza with literary organizations such as Beyond Baroque, Hat & Beard Press and RESearch, plus galleries and art institutions from Secret Headquarters to LACE and Honor Fraser showing off their titles. A.G. Geiger, 502 Chung King Plaza, Chinatown; Sun., Oct. 21, 1-7 p.m.; free. (213) 505-6957, aggeiger. com. —Shana nyS DamBRoT
Run for Your Life
Being chased by cattle at the annual Run- ning of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, is dan- gerous, but it’s not as scary as being followed by a herd of clowns at the fifth annual Run­ ning of the Clowns, a parody event in Pasa- dena. Actually, bulls are not innately violent creatures and have to be poked, prodded and lanced to get them to chase humans, whereas clowns are simply terrifying no matter how you look at it. Folks are invited to dress up in all white as victims/runners or to dress up as clowns for the mad chase along the streets of Pasadena. The route starts at Big Bang Theory Alley and con- cludes at Dog Haus. 23 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Sun., Oct. 21, 4-7 p.m.; free. —FaLLing JamES
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