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Cultural Events this weekend in LA: May 17th

Music: To Hear or Not to Hear

 Tosca is opening this weekend. LA Opera calls Tosca “Puccini’s action-packed pyschological thriller.” Sir Richard Armstrong conducts in May. Placido Domingo conducts the second week in June. LA Opera 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. 213.972.7219. For tickets and times, visit  http://www.losangelesopera.com/productions/0708/tosca/index.htm 

 Theater: To Attend or Not To Attend

 A Noise Within presents Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1

In this play Prince Hall pals around with the portly, jolly Falstaff. A Noise Within234 South Brand Boulevard. Glendale, CA, 91204. 818.240.0910 For tickets, please visit http://www.anoisewithin.org/boxoffice.shtml

 Art: To See or Not to See

 Marcel Duchamp Redux at the Norton Simon Museum of Art

Marcel Duchamp once said, “… the creative act is not performed by the artist alone…the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contributions to the creative act.”

 So head to the Norton Simon and decipher to your heart’s content!

 Norton Simon Museum of Art, 411 Colorado Boulevard. Pasadena, CA, 91105. 626.449.6840. For more information about the exhibit, please visit: http://www.nortonsimon.org/exhibitions.aspx?id=6#998

Posted by on May 15th, 2008

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