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What You’re Doing This Week: May 6

April 29, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Carroll Shelby Foundation)

(credit: Carroll Shelby Foundation)

(credit: EIF Revlon Run/Walk)

(credit: EIF Revlon Run/Walk)


From classical music to a tasty educational opportunity and a 5K walk for a worthy cause, we’ve got plenty for you to do this week. Get your calendar ready.

May 6

(credit: REDCAT.org)

(credit: REDCAT.org)

VLN & VLA, featuring Malcolm Goldstein

REDCAT
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 237-2800
redcat.org

This epic world premiere event brings together internationally acclaimed musicians, Malcolm Goldstein on the violin (known for his broad range of tone and improvisational use of the violin), Lorenz Gamma on the viola, and Mark Menzies also on the violin. The program includes music by Lutoslawski, Biber, and local CalArts alum and award winner, Andrew MackIntosh. Tickets start at $20.

May 7

(credit: RAIN tour)

(credit: RAIN tour)

Experience the Beatles with RAIN

Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(800) 982-ARTS
broadwayla.org

The closest thing to having actually have seen the Beatles live, RAIN offers a new generation the chance to experience some of the magic and skill of the Beatles. RAIN performs a wide variety of Beatles songs, perfectly matching their style and personas. RAIN opens today and runs through the 12th. Tickets start at $25.

May 8

(credit: andrewcheese.com)

(credit: andrewcheese.com)

Cheese 101

Andrew’s Cheese Shop
728 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 393-3308
andrewscheese.com

Grab a date and take Andrew’s Cheese 101 course teaching you the history and basics of all things cheese. There are also plenty of samples to taste, which might just be the best part of this “educational” experience. The two-hour session begins at 7:30 p.m and tickets are $30 per person.

May 9

(credit: Fowler Museum)

(credit: Fowler Museum)

Fowler Out Loud: Ravindra Deo and Friends

Fowler Museum at UCLA
308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90028
fowler.ucla.edu

Fans of classical Indian music, or those just hoping for exposure to the genre, should stop by the Folwer Museum at UCLA for Ravindra Deo and Friends, a free performance and solo concert on the Indian tabla. The event begins at 6 p.m.

May 10

(credit: Los Angeles Dodgers)

(credit: Los Angeles Dodgers)

Dodgers vs. Marlins

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 224-1507
losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com

Join the Dodgers as they begin their three-game series against the Miami Marlins and finish the night with Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s. Arrive early for the 11:30 a.m. stadium tour to give you a history of the ball club and exclusive access to the press box, dugout, and more. Tickets start at $10 and the game begins at 7:10 p.m.

May 11

(credit: EIF Revlon Run/Walk)

(credit: EIF Revlon Run/Walk)

2013 EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park
190 3939 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA
(855) 434-3779
do.eifoundation.org

The 20th anniversary of the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women opening ceremony begins at 8 a.m. as Halle Berry, Brook Anderson, and Carrie Ann Inaba welcome participants and guests to the race. Throughout its history, the walk has raised more than $68 million dollars to fund research and treatments for women facing cancer.

(credit: Carroll Shelby Foundation)

(credit: Carroll Shelby Foundation)

First Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show

Carroll Shelby Foundation Headquarters
19021 S. Figueroa St.
Gardena, CA. 90248
(310) 327-5072
CarrollShelbyFoundation.org

One year after the passing of Carroll Shelby, who changed racing history with his passion and charitable efforts, the first-ever Tribute Car Show in his honor will be a celebration for racing and automotive fans throughout SoCal. Visitors can peruse some of the rarest Shelby cars from the past 50 years, famous racers will present lectures, and Shelby Legacy Collection items will be for sale. A worldwide “Rev Your Engine” salute will take place at 1 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. There is no charge for admission, but a $10 donation to the Foundation includes a show decal.

May 12

(credit: Creating Arts Company)

(credit: Creating Arts Company)

Peter Pan

Promenade Playhouse
1404 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 804-0223
creatingarts.org

Take the whole family to see this classic J.M. Barrie tale of Peter Pan, the boy who won’t grow up. Creating Arts Company will transport your family to London as you explore the adventures of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook. The musical, which runs for only one hour, is the perfect way to introduce your children to a love of theater. Performances run through June 30 on Saturdays and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $12.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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