April 2011

Culture(d)—April 2011

edited by MAYER RUS


Angeleno Kehinde Wiley returns home with the fruits of his journey to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The World Stage: Israel—the latest in a series that already made stops in Brazil and China—explores Middle Eastern youth culture through heroic, loving portraits of men identified as Palestinian, Jewish Ethiopian and Israeli. On April 7, Wiley gives a free lecture at LACMA. Apr. 9–May 28. Roberts &Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 323-549-0223, robertsandtilton.com.


The L.A. Antiques Show returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar with treasures including these Guillerme et Chambron chairs from Habité. Mary McDonald of Bravo’s Million-Dollar Decorators and couture czar Cameron Silver design the entry. Apr. 14–17. losangelesantiqueshow.com.


Legends of dance mark milestones at the Dorothy Chandler. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater fetes the golden anniversary of Ailey’s signature work, Revelations, in a series of shows (Apr. 8–17), featuring a tribute to Judith Jamison in her final season as artistic director. And the Mark Morris Dance Group, now in its 30th year, presents L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (May 5–8) as part of the first collaboration between the Music Center and the L.A. Opera. musiccenter.org.


No jokes about pulling a bagel out of a hat. Houdini: Art and Magic, organized by New York’s Jewish Museum, traces the life of the celebrity conjuror (born Ehrich Weisz in Budapest in 1874) with original costumes, props, photographs and film clips. A companion show, Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age, surveys the cultural landscape in which Houdini thrived. Apr. 28–Sept. 4. Skirball Cultural Center, skirball.org.