Calendar September 27 – October 3


SAT | SEP 27

“BRONIES! THE MUSICAL”

Ever felt isolated by a passion? Maybe embarrassed, but also complete and whole? In this original musical about three guys who connect over their love for the “My Little Pony” franchise, there’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, and liking it loudly. Directed by Richard Israel, with music from Joe Greene and book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, “Bronies” won best musical at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, and L.A. just wasn’t ready to let it go. With only a six-week run, you should probably giddy-up. Sat. 8 p.m. $25-$30. Through Nov. 1. Third Street Theatre, 8115 W. Third St., Los Angeles. (323) 655-9232. SUN | SEP 28

MOUNT SAN ANTONIO HIKE

Join Young Adults of Los Angeles’ Outdoor Cluster to earn some pretty cool bragging rights. Colloquially known as “Mount Baldy,” hikers will ascend the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains and the highest point in Los Angeles County. Known for its spectacular 360-degree view and that special breeze one can only find at 3,900 feet, this hike is the real deal. Please bring lots of water, sunscreen, snacks, a durable pair of shoes, a light jacket — and a can-do attitude. You might even feel like you’re in one of those California tourism commercials. Sun. Free. RSVP requested. 8:15 a.m. Mount San Antonio, 6777 Mount Baldy Rd., Mount Baldy. Parking at Manker Flats Campground. (323) 761-8247. MON | SEP 29

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN

Before everyone was a photographer, Glen E. Friedman was snappin’ away. A pioneer of skate, punk and hip-hop photography, Friedman is known for capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits. Some of his subjects are The Misfits, Ice-T, Run-D.M.C., the Beastie Boys and skateboarding icons including a young Tony Hawk. In his new monograph, “Glen E. Friedman: My Rules,” the artist shares a window into significant countercultures of the last quarter-century — his photographs a crucial character in shaping how we remember radical street culture. Mon. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. TUE | SEP 30

NAOMI KLEIN LECTURE

She’s an award-winning journalist and an international best-selling author for her books “No Logo” and “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” She is a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes for The Nation and The Guardian. Committed to confronting the war our economic model is waging against how we live on this Earth, Naomi Klein doesn’t shy away from a challenge. She was the recipient of the 2004 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and her latest book, “This Changes Everything,” came out this month. Tue. 7:30 p.m. Free. UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000. WED | OCT 1

“LITERARY DEATH MATCH” WITH FRED SAVAGE AND KATHRYN HAHN

It’s a Literary Death Match that deserves special mention. The rules are simple — four authors read their work for a panel of three judges that will hilariously, well, judge the work. Tonight, Fred Savage and Kathryn Hahn will be delightfully criticizing the writing. Savage, who you know from “The Wonder Years,” and Hahn, who you know from “Afternoon Delight” and “Parks and Recreation,” bring their actor expertise (they’ve read lots of scripts) to this evening’s throw-down. And as Jews, asking questions about and commenting on a piece of text is kind of in their blood. Wed. 8:30 p.m. $30. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 855-0350. THU | OCT 2

WALTER MOSLEY

The award-winning author is bringing the 13th and latest installment of his Easy Rawlins mystery novels to the Skirball. “Rose Gold,” set in that Patty Hearst era of political and social revolutions and abductions, is an instance where the FBI, State Department and LAPD need a little help from our private eye to resolve a kidnapping. Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award, which recognizes works that increase the appreciation and understanding of race in America, Walter Mosley again delivers a thrilling crime novel that lives in a rich social history of multiracial, post-war Los Angeles. There will be a Q-and-A and book signing following the program. Thu. 8 p.m. Free. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. FRI | OCT 3

BEN KWELLER

Calling all Kweller fans! Whether you’ve loved this guy since his stint with the band Radish, or have been an avid supporter of his long and well-established solo career, the rock n’ roll is upon us. Known for his indie and alternative rock sound, the musician has, over the course of five studio albums, also dabbled in folk and country. His latest album, “Go Fly A Kite,” won for best rock/hard rock album at the 2013 Independent Music Awards. So while Kweller is pretty young to be a veteran in the industry, here we are; and hear we’ll do. Fri. 8 p.m. $20. The Roxy Theatre, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 278-9457.

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