Los Angeles Times

Bright events for all senses

- By Matt Cooper

High-flying acrobats, works by an acclaimed Chicana muralist and a classical music festival’s closingnig­ht concert make our shortlist of SoCal cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, remember to call or check online for reservatio­n requiremen­ts and COVID-19 protocols.

IPALPITI FESTIVAL

This 25th edition of this showcase for up-and-coming classical musicians concludes with maestro Eduard Schmieder conducting works by Paul Hindemith, Anton Webern, Valentin Silvestrov and others. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111. S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Saturday. $10-$180. ipalpiti.org

‘AIR PLAY’

The sky’s the limit in this family-friendly cirque-style stage spectacula­r presented by New York-based physical-theater troupe the Acrobuffos. BroadStage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday; other dates through July 31. $35-$65. broadstage.org

‘ARTE PARA LA GENTE: THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MARGARET GARCIA’

This retrospect­ive of paintings by the acclaimed Chicana muralist will be on view through June 11, 2023. LA Plaza de Cultural y Artes, 501 N. Main St., downtown L.A. Open Thursdays through Sundays. Free; reservatio­ns recommende­d. lapca.org

‘BIG SING 2022: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS’

Members of the public are invited to lift their voices alongside members of Los Angeles Master Chorale for a selection of pop favorites, show tunes, spirituals, etc. in the return of this annual outdoor celebratio­n. And yes, there will be food trucks. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 6 p.m. Saturday. Free; no reservatio­ns required. lamasterch­orale.org

‘THE TEMPEST’

Loyola Marymount University’s summer-long Shakespear­e on the Bluff festival continues with the Bard’s fantastica­l fable about a deposed duke and his young daughter stranded on a magical isle. Drollinger Family Stage, Lawton Plaza, 1 LMU Drive, L.A. 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Free; reservatio­ns requested. cfa.lmu.edu

LAS COLIBRÍ

The all-female mariachi ensemble takes the stage for a pair of shows as part of the Skirball’s Family Amphitheat­er Performanc­es summer series. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Free with museum admission ($7-$12; children younger than 2, free); reservatio­ns required. skirball.org

‘FEMENINE: JULIUS EASTMAN + WILD UP’

The L.A.-based altclassic­al ensemble performs the groundbrea­king queer Black composer’s 1974 improvisat­ion-based piece. The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. Saturday. $20. thebroad.org

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