Capture Now, written and performed by Josh Jonas, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays at 8, Sundays at 5. (310) 397-3244
Don’t Dress for Dinner, a farce by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, through May 28, (562) 494-1014.
The Night of the Black Cat, Edgemar Center for The Arts, through May 21, 2437 Main Street, $22.50 for general admission and $18.50 for students, (310) 392-7327 or go to www.edgemarcenter.org
Padua Playwrights presents the world premiere of The Gary Plays, the first three in a quartet of new work by multiple award-winning playwright Murray Mednick. Taken as a whole, Tirade for Three, Gary’s Walk, and Girl on a Bed, through May 8, Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, (310) 823-0710 #4 or [email protected]
Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.
Thursday, April 28
Architectural Digest’s Architecture Days, a three city-wide tour and series landing in Los Angeles this week, today, “Masters of Architecture” lecture by Richard Meier, at the LACMA, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., $12,
Earthbeat – The Flower of the Season, a solo dance series inspired by flowers of Spring. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., through May 1, $15, (310) 822-3006.
Jimmy O’Neal and Cybele Rowe at the Lowe Gallery, new paintings, sculpture and mixed media, reception from 6 – 9 p.m., 2034 Broadway, between 20th and Cloverfield, (310) 449-0184.
Friday, April 29
Girl Planet: The Global Diaries, a Cross Town Collaboration, with Julia Cho, Jessica Goldberg, Adriana Sevan, Judy Soo Hoo and Annie Weisman, through Sunday, May 1, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, 8:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.), (310) 315-1459.
Ed Asner and Clifford Tasner Join Yiddish She Devils, previews ($15), regular performances ($18) begin Saturday, April 30, through June 5th, Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211
Fourth Street (between Wilshire & Arizona) (310) 394-9779 ext.
The Tenth Annual Los Angeles Antiques Show – At the top of the pecking order for antiques and fine arts is the Antique Dealers Association of California’s Los Angeles Antiques Show, through Sunday, in Barker Hangar on the Santa Monica Airport, (310) 455-2886 or go to www.losangelesantiqueshow.com.
STAGES: Plays for Wherever You Are in Life, a play for all ages presented by The Rough Draft Theater Ensemble, through May 1, Cantwell Auditorium of St. Monica’s Church, 725 California Ave.
Sunday, May 1
Architecture Days continues with Great Design in Culver City and Venice, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The tour begins with a visit to the studio of Eric Owen Moss for an overview of his master plan of Culver City’s revitalized industrial warehouse district, “Conjunctive Points,” followed by a walking tour of the area. Then its off to three Venice residences including the McKinley Residence by David Hertz, AIA, the City Lofts by Williams Adams Architects, and an updated oceanfront residence. Lunch is included. $80. For address and other pertinent info, (800) 320-2710.
16th Annual L.A. Fiesta Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles on Broadway, Hill, and Spring Streets. This event is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world. It features both renowned and local Latino entertainment. 11am to 6pm. Admission is FREE. ( 310) 914-0015 or www.fiestabroadway.la/.
Double Feature – Fritz the Cat and Wizards, with animator Ralph Bakshi in person, American Cinematheque at the Aero, 1328 Montana Ave., 5 p.m., (323) 466-FILM.
Monday, May 2
Architecture Days Continues with Style in West L.A., from 5-7 p.m., get a firsthand look at a stylish Westwood renovation with award-winning firm, Abramson Teiger Architects. The homes’ clean, contemporary lines add a new dimension to a traditional Westside neighborhood. $45. For address and other pertinent info, (800) 320-2710.
Tuesday, May 3
Architecture Days Wrap Party, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Waterworks, 109 South Robertson Blvd.,
a celebratory wrap party to toast the Los Angeles leg of Architectural Digest “Architecture Days.”
RSVP to (800) 320-2922.
Wednesday, May 4
Portrait of Jazz Pianist Bill Evans, rare concert videos, 7 Dudley Cinema, Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, (310) 306-7330.