COVID watch checklist: Belafonte birthday with Jay-Z, Tiffany Haddish

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A starry salute to Harry Belafonte, Tim Robbins’ satire of the Iraq Warfare, live shows from the Pacific and Pasadena symphonies and a brand new Ed Ruscha exhibition make our weekend tradition watch checklist. Right here’s the rundown of on-line live shows, theater, artwork and different programming on your viewing consideration, all instances Pacific.

“The Gathering for Harry”
Tiffany Haddish, Jay-Z, Susan Sarandon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the many stars participating in a 94th birthday salute to Harry Belafonte that doubles as a profit for the singer, actor and activist’s nonprofit the Gathering for Justice. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $25-$350.

Tim Robbins, Maria Bamford and Ed Ruscha.

Tim Robbins, left, Maria Bamford and Ed Ruscha.

(Lawrence Ok. Ho / Los Angeles Occasions;; Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Occasions)

“Embedded Reside!”
The Actors’ Gang in Culver Metropolis streams a filmed model of this off-Broadway manufacturing. Firm cofounder Tim Robbins wrote and directed the 2003 satire concerning the origins of the Iraq Warfare. 7 p.m. Saturday and March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Pay what you may.

Symphony Thursdays @ 7
Pacific Symphony launches this sequence filmed at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Live performance Corridor in Costa Mesa. This system options works by Tchaikovsky and Strauss. 7 p.m. Thursday; out there by way of March 26.,,

“Three Sides of Balanchine”
New York Metropolis Ballet’s digital season kicks off with a three-week celebration of George Balanchine that features a not too long ago filmed efficiency of the choreographer’s 1929 dance drama “Prodigal Son.” 5 p.m. Thursday; out there on demand by way of March 4. Free.,

“Physique and Soul”
The California African American Museum screens a newly restored model of this 1925 silent drama starring actor-activist Paul Robeson and directed by pioneering Black film producer Oscar Devereaux Micheaux. 5 p.m. Thursday. Free.

The Getty Villa streams a studying of playwright Laurel Ollstein’s new drama impressed by the traditional Greek delusion a couple of younger girl who inadvertently unleashes evils into the world. 5 p.m. Friday by way of March 19. Free.

Maria Bamford
The comedian identified for her voice work in addition to frank discussions of her struggles with psychological sickness performs stand-up comedy stay. With opening act Jackie Kashian. 6 p.m. Saturday. $15.

Emanuel Ax
The acclaimed pianist performs items by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt in a 2018 efficiency filmed at Soka Performing Arts Middle in Aliso Viejo. Obtainable anytime by way of March 31. Free.,

“A Tour of China”
New West Symphony’s multimedia-enhanced Lunar New Yr/Spring Lantern Pageant celebration options pipa virtuoso Wu Man and works by Tan Dun, Beethoven and Mahler. 3 p.m. Sunday. $25; season move, $160.

George Winston
The pianist identified for his bestselling jazz- and folk-inflected solo recordings performs in a stay profit for music venue the Ark in Ann Arbor, Mich. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free; donations accepted.

“Ed Ruscha: OKLA”
Take a brief digital tour of this new solo exhibition that tracks the affect of the L.A.-based artist’s youth in Oklahoma Metropolis on his decades-long profession. Offered by the Oklahoma Up to date Arts Middle. Obtainable anytime. Free.

“The Gaze … No Homo”
Middle Theatre Group streams this satirical dramedy a couple of Black queer artist at a largely white theater pageant, the primary installment in Larry Powell’s play cycle. 5 p.m. Thursday by way of midnight Sunday, free; March 1-25, $20.

“Pasadena Presents”
Pasadena Symphony’s spring season will get underway with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto that includes violinist Chee-Yun plus Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings. 4 p.m. Saturday; out there on demand for 48 hours. Free.,

L.A.-based Robey Theatre Firm presents a web based studying of Shakespeare’s tragic story a couple of Moorish basic, his loving spouse and a treacherous underling. 2 p.m. Sunday. Free.

“Digital Bonsai-a-Thon”
The Huntington Library, Artwork Museum and Botanical Gardens levels a two-part Zoom occasion exploring the Japanese artwork of miniature timber and shrubs. Contains video excursions and curatorial talks. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. RSVP at

“Bob Baker Day 2021”
Metro Artwork and Bob Baker Marionette Theater current a digital celebration that captures the late puppeteer’s colourful creations cavorting in and round Union Station. Obtainable anytime starting 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Free.,

“afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my metropolis”
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes provides a digital tour of this exhibition exploring life in Los Angeles’ Afro-Latinx neighborhood. Obtainable anytime. Free.

“Artifacts Trio: … and Then There’s This”
The Chicago-based experimental jazz collective performs on this digital occasion. 5 p.m. Saturday. $12, $15.

This sequence of quick dance movies curated by Jacob Jonas the Firm continues with the choreographer’s new work, “Edging Regular.” Obtainable anytime on demand, with new episodes dropping every Monday by way of Might 8. Free.

Skirball Phases
The Skirball Cultural Middle’s live performance sequence continues with Americana artist Joachim Cooder sharing the stage along with his father, Grammy-winning guitarist Ry Cooder. Singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah additionally performs. Obtainable on demand starting 8 p.m. Saturday. Free.

The Enzo Ferrari Cruise-in
The Petersen Automotive Museum salutes the legendary Italian auto racer who based the high-end sports activities automobile firm that bears his identify on this digital occasion. 8 a.m. Sunday. Free.

Masters of the American West Artwork Exhibition and Sale
A digital version of the Autry Museum’s annual showcase options works by greater than 60 painters, sculptors, ceramicists, and so forth. Saturday by way of March 13. Free.

Our recurring coronavirus-era arts-viewing suggestions are posted each Thursday.

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