Calendar March 14-20
SAT | MARCH 14
“Monajat” is the most recent multisensory piece by the esteemed artist. “Monajat” is inspired by old, haunting recordings of the Jewish prayers of Selichot. Reinventing the deep and reflective musical ritual of Selichot with digital technology, Galeet Dardashti uses these advances to sing with her famed Iranian grandfather, Yona Dardashti, a master of Persian classical music. Jewish and Persian poetry will be set to original music accompanied by an ensemble of Middle Eastern and jazz musicians. Also featuring video art by Dmitry Kmelnitsky. 7:30 p.m. $20 (advance), $30 (at door). Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St., Los Angeles. (818) 760-1077. ” target=”_blank”>theatreplanners.com.
Catch it before it closes! This Arthur Miller American drama will grab hold of you fast and strong, the way Miller always does. When two estranged brothers come together to go through their deceased father’s belongings, they discover the secret motives for events that long ago fractured their relationship. Tony Award winner Garry Hynes — the first woman to win the award for best direction of a play — directs this centennial celebration of the playwright. Starring Kate Burton, John Bedford Lloyd, Alan Mandell and Sam Robards. 8 p.m. $55-$85. Through March 22. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-7353. SUN | MARCH 15
This Grammy-nominated ensemble performs Indo-Persian fusion and includes Iranian master Kayhan Kalhor on the kamancheh, an Iranian bowed-string instrument much like a fiddle; Indian virtuoso Shujaat Husain Khan on the sitar; and Indian tabla player Sandeep Das. The two musical traditions have been intertwined historically, geographically and culturally for centuries in the Persian dastgah and North Indian raga. Enjoy as you intertwine yourself with them as well. 7 p.m. $35 (general), $30 (members), $25 (students). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. “>jewishmusicla.org.
TUE | MARCH 17
In her own little corner on her big exciting stage! Our favorite princess is back. Rodgers and Hammerstein are the musical-making duo delivering that magical glass-slipper moment, and all the singing and dancing it takes to get there. Hear some of your favorites, like “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” The show, directed by Mark Brokaw, is a hilarious and romantic Broadway experience — and they’ll have you out by midnight. 8 p.m. $45-$105. Through April 26. Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 628-2772. WED | MAR 18
ADAM SANDLER MOVIE MARATHON
OK, so it isn’t eight crazy nights of Sandler, but it is two. “Big Daddy” is the story of irresponsible Sonny Koufax, who adopts a 5-year-old boy to impress an ex-girlfriend. “Happy Gilmore” follows a foul-mouthed young man who enters a golf tournament to win a prize that could save his grandmother’s house. In the films, both directed by Dennis Dugan, Sandler is the soft yet sassy surprise hero we love to root for and laugh with. 7:30 p.m. $8. Through March 19. The New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 938-4038.