Actress Jane Lynch will perform on the stage in LA, while luxury fragrance brand Diptyque will debut a new candle for a great cause.
Appalachian Spring Pays Tribute to Martha Graham
The legendary Martha Graham Dance Company is coming to LA...for one night only.
The late dancer and choreographer Martha Graham mastered the art of the artistic collaboration way before it became a marketing ploy—over her 97 years, she worked with everyone from Halston and Madonna to Baryshnikov and Nureyev. In honor of the 70th anniversary of her seminal work, Appalachian Spring (a 1944 collab with composer Aaron Copland), the Martha Graham Dance Company will be performing the piece for one night at the Valley Performing Arts Center, its only appearance in Los Angeles this season. The audience can also expect to see a series of new works that, says Artistic Director Janet Eilber, “bring a fresh perspective to Graham’s legacy.” Arrive early to check out a photography exhibition featuring the company, now on view at the VPAC art gallery. April 18, 8 PM. Tickets $40–$65. 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, 818-677- 3000
Diptyque Joins Forces with LA><ART to Pretty Up the City
Not content with just making LA smell sweeter, Diptyque is on a mission to make our city more aesthetically pleasing, too. To fête its new Beverly Hills boutique, the French fragrance brand is debuting an exclusive candle to benefit experimental arts org LA><ART. Ten percent of the purchase price ($70) will go to the nonprofit—a fair trade for the bougie’s lush floral-citrus scent and covetable jar inspired by The Beverly Hills Hotel’s iconic wallpaper. 312 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-385-5941
Jane Lynch Brings See Jane Sing! to the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
Jane Lynch and musical comedy go together like Glee’s Sue Sylvester and tracksuits, so it’s only natural that the actress would create a solo show steeped in show tunes. Catch the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning phenom at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in See Jane Sing! (With Jane Lynch), a critically acclaimed cabaret show with a hint of Sylvesteresque edge. May 1-2, 8 PM. Tickets $39–$89. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-746-4000
The Man Behind Hollywood Regency Design Gets a Tribute at Palos Verdes Art Center
John Elgin Woolf—the father of Hollywood Regency design—is being immortalized at the Palos Verdes Art Center this month. Witness a collection of the master’s drawings and renderings, then enter to win a restored Woolf home in Palm Desert (ABOVE). Through May 24. 5504 Crestridge, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-541-2479
What to Expect at Paris Photo Los Angeles This Year
Paris Photo returns to LA for its most exciting show yet.
One of the most surreal experiences one can have in LA involves visiting the New York City back lot at Paramount Pictures Studios and finding every storefront transformed into a fully functioning gallery space. That’s just one of the surprises visitors can expect to find at Paris Photo Los Angeles, returning for its third go-round in May.
This year’s highlights include appearances by 80 galleries both emerging and established (including LA’s M+B and OHWOW), solo shows, conversations between artists, and the newly established Introducing! Young California Photographer Award, which will be granted to a local art student. May 1–3, 12–7 PM (6 PM on May 3). Tickets from $20. 801 N. Gower St., LA
PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT HIBBARD NASH PHOTOGRAPHY (MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE); LANCE GERBER (WOOLF), JEFF MCLANE/PARIS PHOTO (PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES)