Traveling by train from Chicago to Los Angeles, intrigue and sexual badinage accumulate rapidly as secret agents take the pants off manifest destiny. Low laughs, high emotion and free money are coming your way in this surreal seance in Jack Benny, PaduaLab's new Cabaret, next stop Monday December 18th at 9 PM -- bring your mother.
Jim Kweskin & Juli Crockett at The Coffee Gallery Backstage
November 25th 2017 :: 7pm-9:15pm :: $20
Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band was the original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. Kweskin has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and traditional jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.
Alabama-born Juli Crockett is a bona fide Renaissance woman: singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, ordained minister, Doctor of Philosophy, and leader of the alt-country/Avant Americana genre-defying band The Evangenitals, as well as the Crockett Sisters. (They’re the same band – you choose which name you prefer)
The teaming of Jim Kweskin and Juli Crockett is the happy collision of classic and contemporary Americana music. Together, Kweskin and Crockett performances are celebrations of virtuoso musicianship seasoned with humor and exuberance.
Joined by super mandolin player Daniel Mark (Dustbowl Revival) and bassist Carl Sealove, Jim and Juli have a great time singing both old jazzy, folky favorites mixed in with Juli's original (and occasionally irreverent) compositions. Take a wild ride through history and into the future of folk with Kweskin and Crockett.
Join us in Highland Park for true stories about our shadow selves- just in time for Halloween!
Our stellar (as always) line-up:
Juli Crockett Feldman
There is a $5 suggested donation, but no one is turned away for lack of $. We will also be collecting cash donations for Puerto Rico to be sent along with United For Puerto Rico.
Inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick, Juli Crockett’s [or, the whale] is a poetic meditation on loss and longing; a song of finding and forgetting; and, a theatrical reflection upon humankind’s ongoing quest for wholeness.
A chorus of Captain Ahabs form a mad crew who set out in search for Ahab’s missing leg – which is lost somewhere in the impossible vastness of the sea. As they venture forth, however, they gradually begin to remember the fate that befell Ahab’s original crew.
A blend of the whimsical and the profound make this unabashedly experimental play an unusual and entrancing theatrical experience for all.
imaginary beasts is especially pleased to be collaborating with Kangaroo Rat Music (www.kangarooratmusic.com), popular Provincetown buskers, for this unusual and imaginative production. The ensemble also enthusiastically welcomes Boston-area sculptor, Lillian P.H. (www.lillianphk.com), aboard the production as set designer.
And the adventure continues as imaginary beasts moves their base of operations to The Charlestown Working Theater! That’s right, we’re changing venues, bringing our distinctive sense of play to a charming brick Victorian firehouse. If you’re not familiar with CWT, you should be (www.charlestownworkingtheater.org).
At the Charlestown Working Theater
442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA02129
October 14-November 4, 2017
866-811-4111, or PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
General Admission: $15-$20
Pay What You Can ($5 minimum) each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance.
For Group Rates and Special Pricing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evangenitals return to the Coffee Gallery in Altadena!
Bob Stane says: JULI CROCKETT & THE EVANGENITALS will be “the” act on Friday, April 28. The show will begin at 8:00 P.M. Two sets of 45 to 48 minutes each with a 15 minute intermission. Show must end by 10:10 P.M. and the room completely cleared by 10:35 P.M. so the employees of the coffee shop, in front, can close and go home. Not my idea but we have to deal with it. Ticket price is $18.
I don't often play solo (in fact, this is a first) but when I do, I do it with The Late Jay Souza (of Patrolled By Radar) and Morgan Geer (of Drunken Prayer & Freakwater) at The Redwood Bar! Monday Feb. 20th. Oh yeah. That's how I roll.
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Awesome poster by Jay Souza.
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Padua Playwrights presents
new work from PaduaLab // 7 SORCERIES
written & directed by MARC JENSEN
written by DEBORAH MEADOWS
directed by JULI CROCKETT
Thursday 10/29 8pm
Friday 10/30 8pm
Sunday 11/1 7pm
Monday 11/2 8pm
An era of unprecedented wealth inequality and environmental degradation inspires this series of provocative new plays by seven authors. Focused on exacting rigor in performance and elegant but spare design elements, these lab performances are conceived as the final stage in the writing process.
MICHAEL JEFFREY KURTZ
ALENA VON STROHEIM
MICHAEL SHAMUS WILES
4959 York Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90042 (Highland Park)
GUY ZIMMERMAN Artistic Director
BILL BALLOU Technical Director
JOHN ZALEWSKI Sound Design
ELLE RABINOWITZ Lighting
PATRICK HALM Props
SUZANNA STORM Associate Producer
**TinyRhino is: The Theatrical Drinking Game.**
TinyRhino is back for its third ever Los Angeles edition!
TinyRhino is UglyRhino’s take on the ten-minute play festival. We commission six playwrights to write new plays, each including the same five dramatic elements. You’ll be given a list of these elements. They might show up at any time, in any order, and with any frequency. When they do show up - WE DRINK!
Nathan Birnbaum, Zach Smith, Kimberly Ann Steele, Sigmund Oakeshott, Libe Barer, Christopher Adam-Cohen
Juli Crockett, Taylor Patterson, Soren Ryder-McHugh, Tommy Schultz, Eliza Laytner, Kristen Osborn
$10 tickets include free beer. cash bar.
Sat., October 18th, 5-8PM - Honorees: Eliot and Jain Sekuler - Music: Evangenitals
The annual LA Artcore Fundraiser takes place Saturday, October 19, from5:00pm-8:00pm at the organization’s Union Arts Center space, 120 Judge John Aliso Street (adjacent to Little Tokyo).
The event features foot-stomping music by the Evangenitals and silent and live auctions of art by emerging and mid-career artists. Honorees at this year’s event are Jain and Eliot Sekuler, board members of the Lummis Day Community Foundation and long-time supporters of L.A. arts. Appetizers, beer, wine and other beverages will be served.
Tickets, priced at $35, are available at the door or for advance purchase at http://www.laartcore.org/New_Website/exhibitions.html
Formed in Los Angeles in 1979, LA Artcore finds and exposes artists locally and internationally whose work shows dedication, excellence and originality. The non-profit group operates at the Brewery Arts Complex in Lincoln Heights and at Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo. It has maintained a continuous calendar of art exhibitions at both locations, featuring 1,600 artists over three decades.