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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ahead of the Curve



Reality TV Bites Back:

As part of its May independent film festival, the Aamerican Cinematheque presents the L.A. premier of “The Wedding Video,” a satiric look at the state of reality television programming. The film, about a gay marriage and the videographer hired to document it, stars former cast members of MTV’s “Real World.” The filmmakers and cast members appear in person to discuss the work and the future of reality programming. The film screens at the Egyptian Theatre May 10. Information: (323) 466-3456 or HYPERLINK http://www.egyptiantheatre.com www.egyptiantheatre.com.


Night Fever, Night Fever:

Producers Robert Stigwood and Jon B. Platt strut their stuff with the Broadway musical inspired by the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever.” The disco inferno erupts at the Shubert Theatre May 29 through June 24. The 33-member cast includes dancers, singers and actors from the original stage version, “Saturday Night Fever The Broadway Musical,” which opened in London in 1998. Information: (800) 447-7400.


Honoring Kurt Weill:

The John Anson Ford Theater kicks off its “Summer Nights at the Ford” series May 26 with a tribute to Kurt Weill. Pianist-composer Roger Kellaway conducting a big band that is 27 musicians strong blues guitarist Robben Ford and singer Anne Kerry Ford honor Weill, who is widely considered one of the 20th-century lyric stage’s great innovative geniuses. Information: (323) 461-3673.


Road to Aztlan:

The mythic homeland of the Aztecs, known as Aztlan, has become a metaphor for the geographic and spiritual home of many people from Mexico and the American Southwest. In its new exhibition, “The Road to Aztlan: Art From a Mythic Homeland,” the L.A. County Museum of Art explores the metaphor through art created in the American Southwest and northern Mexico by pre-Columbian artisans, mestizo craftspeople and contemporary artists like Enrique Chagoya and Ruben Ortiz-Torres. The exhibition opens May 13 and runs through Aug. 26. Information: (323) 857-6000.


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