Things to do in L.A., O.C.: Dance, music, opera, magic

Magician David Kwong’s newest mind-teasing clearly show, a relatives friendly celebration of National Dance Working day and Los Angeles Opera’s season opener guide our quick record of society choices this weekend. Before you go, don’t forget to simply call or check on-line for reservation prerequisites and other COVID-19 protocols.

“Il Trovatore”
L.A. Opera opens its year with an all-arms-on-deck generation of Verdi’s dark 19th century tale of really like and vengeance. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Guanqun Yu stars. James Conlon conducts. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Tunes Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 6 p.m. Saturday other dates via Oct. 10. $19-$292 livestreamed performances (2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10), $30.

Ojai Tunes Competition
Composer John Adams serves as creative director as the venerable new music showcase returns for a weekend packed with dwell concerts. Guest artists consist of Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and Americana singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, and other venues. Several occasions Thursday by way of Sunday. $20-$150 for each exhibit competition passes are $75-$950.

National Dance Working day
Dancers of all ages, shapes, sizes and experience levels are invited to bust a go in a new edition of this out of doors celebration, which options live performances and dance workshops. Segerstrom Middle for the Arts, Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 City Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. $10 advance purchase expected.

“It’s Alive, It is Alive!”
Renegade functionality artist John Fleck takes advantage of tunes, dance and character sketches to check out the recent crises confronting humanity in this cabaret-fashion operate in development. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A. 8 p.m. Saturdays by means of Oct. 9. $25.

“The Enigmatist”
Magician and crossword-puzzle author David Kwong, creator of the electronic production “Inside the Box,” is again with more intellect-bending amusements in this in-person solo show. This weekend’s performances are offered out, but tickets are offered for various dates by means of Oct. 30. Geffen Playhouse, Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. $30-$150.

“Let ’im Go You: This Is a Formation”
Popularized at historically Black colleges and universities and gay nightclubs, the dance fashion J-Environment — a.k.a. bucking — is explored in works by choreographers jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham. Carried out in the round for a standing audience minimal seating available. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $13-$25.

Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Mexican acoustic guitar duo that blends flamenco with significant metal, jazz and almost everything in between delivers blazing-rapid fingers and pulse-pounding rhythms again for a pair of displays. Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $50-$79.

An Iliad”
A Sound Inside opens its 30th time with Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s acclaimed demonstrate, which reimagines Homer’s historic tale of the Trojan War. Business customers Deborah Strang and Geoff Elliott alternate in the position of the Poet. A Sound In, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday other dates as a result of Oct. 3. $25 and up.

“Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors, 1987-2020″
The outcomes of air air pollution are illustrated in this many years-spanning survey of blended-media works by the L.A.-centered artist. Begovich Gallery, Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. Point out University Blvd. Saturday as a result of Dec. 18. Closed Fridays and Sundays. Cost-free.

Blue13 Dance Company is throwing a faux marriage and you are invited. This L.A. troupe that mixes Bollywood and modern day dance stages a pair of immersive, out of doors demonstrates for ages 12 and older. Heritage Sq. Museum, 3800 Homer St., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10-$75.

“Asphalt Comedy”
Doug Benson, Caroline Rhea and Mary Lynn Rajskub are amid the performers stepping up to the mic in the return of this outside standup-comedy showcase for ages 21 and older. Pop-up outside theater, 7763 Melrose Ave., L.A. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday other dates by Oct. 30. $32.50-$155.

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