This week, we’re Sleepless at the Music Center, seeing “People” at a new gallery, checking out Dolly Parton’s duds at the Grammy Museum, watching the Dragon Parade in Chinatown and spending a night under the stars at Descanso Gardens.
And we will spend a few minutes remembering Huell Howser.
‘Sleepless’ at the
The Music Center’s “Sleepless” series is back with “Quinceañera Reimagined” at 11:30 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.
“This Sleepless honors, celebrates and re-invents the quinceañera, using the rituals and symbols associated with this coming-of-age tradition in Latin communities,” musiccenter.org says.
“Sleepless: Quinceañera Reimagined” takes on and plays with issues of class, gender and sexuality and asserts the power of women. Highlights include artist Martha Carrillo’s interpretation of La Ultima Muñeca (“the last doll”), mariachi serenades by the all-women collective Las Colibrí, quince dances with a modern spin by award-winning choreographer Leslie Ferreira, performances by punk rock icon Alice Bag and jazz and mariachi artist Nancy Sanchez.
Pay homage to the missing women of Juarez and trans women who did not have the opportunity to celebrate their own quinceañeras at the Recuerdo Making Station by artist collective Ni Santas, curated by Self Help Graphics.
Tickets are $20 and available at musiccenter.org or by calling the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office at 213-972-8550.
“People,” an exhibition featuring more than 50 standing, sitting and hanging figurative sculptures, are on display at the new Los Angeles gallery of former MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch.
“All of the works in the exhibition reflect a contemporary approach to sculpture inspired by the innovations of Dada, Surrealism, Assemblage and by the influence of non- or meta-art sources like department store mannequins,” deitch.com says. “Only one work in the show is carved or modeled in the traditional way. Some are made from body casts, others are constructed with found objects and only a few use conventional sculptural materials like bronze.”
The styles range from hyper-realism to allegory. The subjects range from ordinary individuals to creatures of fantasy.
The exhibition runs from Feb. 9 to April 6. The hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dietch’s gallery is located at 925 North Orange Dr.
Costumes worn by eight-time Grammy Award winner and Oscar-nominated Dolly Parton are on display at the Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
“Diamond In A Rhinestone World: The Costumes Of Dolly Parton” includes costumes from her most memorable album covers, music videos and live performances.
“Displaying these extraordinary costumes and pieces will take you through a career that has spanned decades of someone who is beloved as both a groundbreaking artist and a trend setting pioneer,” the museum’s Executive Director Michael Sticka said. “We are extremely grateful to Dolly for letting us feature some of the most memorable and innovative outfits in music history.”
The exhibit runs through March 17.
Normal operating hours for the museum are from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to
8 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
There are, however, early closures this weekend: 4 p.m., Feb. 9 and 1 p.m., Feb. 10.
Tickets are $15.
Golden Dragon Parade
The 120th annual Golden Dragon Parade will be held at
1 p.m., Feb. 9 in Chinatown.
The route goes along Hill Street from about Temple to Bernard, then along Bernard to Broadway and along Broadway to Cesar Chavez.
You can get grandstand seats from $15 to $25, through Eventbrite.
In addition to the parade, Chinatown’s, 943 N. Broadway, will host a festival with stage acts from kung fu demos to traditional music acts. There will be food trucks, ping-pong games and a craft beer garden. There will be face painting, storytelling and origami for the kids.
Streets in the area will be closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., so if you’re going, park at Union Station and grab the Metro Gold Line. If you’re not going to the parade, but are heading to DTLA, avoid this area if you can.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., will host “Night Garden: Campfire Stories,” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
You can get an up-close look at the insects that call the gardens home. There will be a bluegrass band, a shadow puppet show, star talks and wildlife talks.
“Bundle up, enjoy live music and discover what happens in the Gardens after dark,” descancosgardens.org says. “Warm up with hot chocolate, grilled cheese and soup in the crisp night air. Take a tour and dance to music amidst the flowers. Let your inner science geek go free and enjoy nature in a new way.”
Tickets are $15. Visit descanscogardens.org for details.
The LA Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., is hosting a new lecture series looking at the impact public television has had on Southern California.
They have picked a great show to start the series — “Visiting with Huell Howser.” Although he was raised and educated in Tennessee, Huell became a California icon through his KCET shows “Visiting” and “California’s Gold.” His shows were dedicated to preserving the culturally diverse and rich history of California.
At 2 p.m., Feb. 10, a panel discussion on “Visiting” will be held in the library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. Huell Howser Producers Harry Pallenberg and Phil Noyes and cameraman Luis Fuerte will be on hand.
Admission is free and no RSVP is required.