Richard Thompson, March 15, 7pm
Richard Thompson is one of the more interesting talents of the last 40 years. He is a terrific guitarist and singer/songwriter who spent the late sixties and early seventies playing with the seminal folk rock group Fairport Convention. Soon afterward he went on to release the solo effort Henry the Human Fly as well as banner offerings such as I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight and Shoot Out the Lights, both with his then-wife, Linda Peters. Thompson is a true original whose influence on the folk rock culture cannot be overstated.
Malibu Performing Arts Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, 310.456.6722,
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, March 11, 7:30pm
Venturing out to enjoy the entertaining Santa Monica Symphony is certain to be a choice bet. Under the direction of talented conductor Allen Gross, the Symphony will be sure to dazzle, playing selections such as Rossini’s Overture to “La Gazza Ladra,” Andre Myers’ “Colored Shadows” and Mussorsgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” All this goodness and admission is free – such a deal!
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, 310.458.8551, santamonicacivic.org, free