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Music and theater events to consider for August 28 to September 3, 2014

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Looking for something beautiful, stimulating, smart, and inspirational, to do this week? Following find a few awesome options!

August 28

Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys at the Skirball Cultural Center at 8 p.m. See http://www.skirball.org/programs/music/sunset-concerts-2014

August 29

“May in the Summer” opens at Laemmle Royal Theater (11523 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles 90025). Rated R, runs for 99 minutes. In English and Arabic with English subtitles. A woman’s seemingly perfect world unravels as she decides to marry a man of a Muslim faith.

“Psyche” – a modern rock opera - opens at the Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Ave in Hollywood) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. See http://www.PsycheRockOpera.com

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. Special guest Seth MacFarlane. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com. This event repeats on August 30.

August 30

Meet the next generation of comic book writers at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles 90046) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. See a Colombian artist who has been working with community kids from Boyle Heights. Free. Refreshments provided. Event organized by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

“Tchaikovsky Spectacular” at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine at 8 p.m. Tickets range $25 (lawn seating) to $105 orchestra seating. Visit http://www.PacificSymphony.org or call (714) 755-5799. This, along with fireworks, concludes the Symphony’s summer season.

Fullerton Old School Chrome Festival – classic rides, food and music from noon to 5 p.m. at Heroes Bar and Grill (125 West Santa Fe Avenue in Fullerton 92832). To display your car email oldschoolchrome@gmail.com

August 31

Compania Irene Rodriguez – Spanish Dance at the Museum of Latin American Art (628 Alamitos Ave in Long Beach 90802) at 7 p.m. Direct from La Havana, Cuba. Tickets $25 at http://museum-of-latin-american-art.myshopify.com/collections/events/pro...

Vroman’s local author series presents reading and signing of “Macaroni & Cheese Vol 1” by Stacie Turk at noon. Storytime and crafts. Book was created for children 4 to 9 years old. Vroman’s is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101.

Reading of a new play at the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum (1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd) at 11 a.m. “Jew Kamp” by Stephanie Swirsky is a darkly comic and dangerously honest look at Jewish teens exploring their history, culture and sexuality during a visit to a concentration camp in Poland. Free.

“Tamboras Sinaloenses estableciendo el record mundial y unidas por St. Jude” will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at South Gate Park (4900 Southern Ave in South Gate 90280). Fifty groups will play together seeking to achieve a world record in the number of groups and musicians to play “tambora sinaloense” (a Mexican drum) at one same time. The event will also raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. See http://www.bandachannel.com for more information.

The Big Picture: Hitchcock! At the Hollywood Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Music from classic films will be perfomed as scenes are projected on a big screen. See http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/big-picture-hitchcock/2014-08-31

September 2

South Bay Galleria Kid’s Club (1815 Hawthorne Blvd in South Bay) hosts Zumba dance at 6:30 p.m. Free. This class incorporates exercise for all ages. Sign up your kids at http://www.southbaygalleria.com/info/kidsclub.cfm

September 3

“Conviction” opens by Rubicon Theatre Company located in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District (1006 E. Main St. in Ventura 93001) at 7 p.m. Tickets range $25 to $49. Call (805) 667-2900 for tickets and information. See what happens when seeds of mistrust are planted on the reputation of a man who everybody likes and admires.

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