Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, Music, Jazz, Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year celebration in Pasadena, Kyle Abraham’s AIM dance company in Long Beach and pianist Yefim Bronfman at DTLA top our short list of cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

Chinese New Year Party
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Huntington’s family event featuring lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese music and opera, arts and crafts and more. The Huntington Library, Museum of Art and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Sunday. Free with museum admission ($13 to $29; children under 4 free).

AIM from “An Untitled Love” by Kyle Abraham
The veteran choreographer and his New York-based company celebrate black love and culture in this new one-night work built around the songs of R&B great D’Angelo. Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State Long Beach, 6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. Saturday. $45.

“Bronfman plays Rachmaninoff’s third”
Acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman joins guest conductor Philippe Jordan and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Rachmaninoff’s impressive Piano Concerto No. 3. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $20 to $216.

“Next to Normal”
A suburban wife and mother struggles with bipolar disorder in Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s poignant rock musical that won both the Tony and Pulitzer Prizes; recommended for mature audiences (contains adult language and themes). Chance Theater, Cripe Stage, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; other dates until February 27. $25 to $49.

Dave Brubeck Centenary Celebration
A 20th-century jazz giant is remembered in this tribute show featuring vocalist Dianne Reeves, the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Brubeck Brothers led by two descendants of the pianist-composer. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $39 to $69.

Acrobats from Australia’s Circa Contemporary Circus show off their skills in this spectacular scene inspired by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking 1913 ballet ‘The Rite of Spring’. The Wide Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday. $45 to $65.

“Teen Cock”
Shakespeare’s ruthless Richard III is reimagined as a high school student with cerebral palsy who poses as class president in Pasadena Playhouse’s online presentation of Mike Lew’s darkly comedic tale, filmed on stage in front of a live audience at Boston. Available on demand for 48 hours with purchase, Thursday through February 27. $25; Live broadcast evenings (February 3 and 10), $55.

Jazz at the Naz Festival
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra return to SoCal to launch Soraya’s inaugural month-long showcase featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz. Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 8 p.m. Saturday. $41 to $86; series pass, $199 and $299; virtual pass, $49.

“Something rotten!”
Two unfortunate brothers in 16th-century England give Shakespeare a run for his money by inventing the musical in 5-Star Theatricals’ staging of siblings Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Fred Kavli Theater, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday; other dates until February 13. $38 – $91.

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