COVID watch listing: Liza Minnelli seventy fifth birthday with Nathan Lane

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Liza Minnelli’s previous stage and display screen costars prove to toast her seventy fifth birthday, Missy Mazzoli’s adaptation of “Breaking the Waves” crashes ashore, a Nowruz comedy night time marks Persian New 12 months, and extra applications movement from Pasadena and Laguna playhouses, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Hershey Felder, amongst others. Right here’s our rundown of on-line live shows, theater, artwork and different programming to your viewing consideration, all occasions Pacific.

“A Love Letter to Liza Minnelli: seventy fifth Birthday All-Star Tribute Celebration”
The Oscar, Emmy and three-time Tony winner is feted by a galaxy of well-known faces on this livestream occasion. Minnelli’s “Cabaret” costars Joel Gray and Michael York can be stopping by, as will her “Arrested Improvement” costar Tony Hale, half-sister Lorna Luft and celebs together with Joan Collins to Nathan Lane. Performers embody Ben Vereen, Lily Tomlin, Michael Feinstein and Lea DeLaria. Additionally on faucet: uncommon archival footage of the birthday lady herself. 5 p.m. Friday, with encore showings at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. $30.

“Breaking the Waves”
Los Angeles Opera streams a 2016 Opera Philadelphia efficiency. Composer Missy Mazzoli adapts the 1996 Lars von Trier movie a few younger Scottish lady whose husband turns into paralyzed in an oil rig accident. Obtainable Friday via March 18 for L.A. Opera subscribers; March 19 via April 12 for the general public. Free.

“After It Occurred”
The Ford Theatres’ “From the Ford” sequence returns with Culver Metropolis-based Invertigo Dance Theatre in a 2016 efficiency a few neighborhood searching for therapeutic after pure catastrophe. 6:30 p.m. Thursday; on demand afterward. Free.,,

“Dwell From the Snigger Manufacturing unit: Nowruz Digital Comedy Night time”
Maz Jobrani, Iliza Shlesinger and different humorous of us participate on this dwell Persian New 12 months celebration that doubles as a fundraiser for the Midnight Mission. 6 p.m. Thursday. $25 steered donation.

“One other Day’s Begun: Exploring ‘Our City’”
Pasadena Playhouse celebrates Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama with a dwell occasion that features performances in English and American Signal language that includes Jane Kaczmarek and others. Kaczmarek additionally can be in dialog with creator Howard Sherman. 6:30 p.m. Thursday; out there on demand afterward. Free. Register at

“Shut Quarters”
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s all-digital season continues with a visually enhanced efficiency of Stravinsky’s fantastical musical drama “L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Story)” that includes actors from L.A.’s Robey Theatre Firm. 6:30 p.m. Friday, with a pre-concert discuss at 5:30; out there on demand afterward. Free.,,

“Love Letter to L.A.”
LA Grooves, an all-female firm made up of dancers and choreographers from Los Angeles Ballet, American Ballet Firm and different native troupes, celebrates the Metropolis of Angels in a livestream rooftop efficiency that includes six new works. 5 p.m. Saturday; on demand afterward. $12.

“The Significance of Being Earnest: A Radio Play”
Laguna Playhouse presents Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley of the music-and-comedy duo the Skivvies in a gender-bending, radio-style twist on playwright Oscar Wilde’s nineteenth century rom-com. On demand via March 21. $20.

“Pasadena Presents”
Pasadena Symphony’s spring season continues with works by Bach, Mozart and Puccini, plus Milhaud’s Sonatine for Violin and Cello that includes music director David Lockington on cello. 4 p.m. Saturday; on demand for 48 hours. Free.,

“Maintain the Scene”
L.A.-based duo Girlpool and musician and visible artist Vinyl Williams kick off this sequence of livestream live shows to assist the Regent, the Lodge Room, El Cid and different native venues shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic. 8 p.m. Friday. Free; donations accepted., twitch.television. On demand afterward at

“Three Sides of Balanchine”
New York Metropolis Ballet wraps this sequence with a beforehand recorded efficiency of the legendary choreographer’s neo-classical ballet set to Stravinksy’s Violin Concerto. 5 p.m. Thursday; on demand via March 18. Free.,

Taj Mahal
The veteran bluesman performs the primary present in a three-concert livestream occasion from UC Theatre in Berkeley. Phantom Blues Band and John Cleary additionally carry out. Co-presented by the Soka Performing Arts Middle in Aliso Viejo. 6 p.m. Saturday. $18, $25; sequence cross, $65, $85.

“Hershey Felder, Puccini: Dwell From Florence”
The actor-pianist portrays the composer of “Madama Butterfly” and “La Bohème” on this mixture of music and bio-drama. With baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Gianna Corbisiero and tenor Charles Castronovo. 5 p.m. Sunday; out there on demand via March 21. $55 per family, with proceeds benefiting arts establishments together with the Wallis, Laguna Playhouse, Rubicon Theatre and Ensemble Theatre Firm.

South Bay Chamber Music Society
The Lyris Quartet performs items by Britten, Shostakovich and Ennio Morricone. 3 p.m. Sunday; out there on demand afterward. Free. sbcms.web

State Road Ballet surveys dance kinds as various as hip-hop and tango set to music by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Ella Fitzgerald and others. The 2019 efficiency was recorded at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. 7:30 p.m. Thursday via Wednesday. Free.

“International Studios and Audiotopias”
REDCAT presents this dwell digital occasion curated by producer, engineer and musician Emily Evans. It showcases musical performances from Ghana, Uganda, Colombia, Germany, Japan and the U.S. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. $8-$15.

Merz Trio
The piano trio performs items by Haydn, Fauré and Schumann on this Santa Monica Symphony presentation. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free.

“Fact in Pictures”
This new interactive on-line platform examines the position of images in driving social change, with new digital exhibitions going up quarterly. Additionally contains recorded artist talks and an area for guests to share their very own photographs. Obtainable anytime. Free.

“Edendale Up Shut Live shows”
Harpsichordist Maksim Velichkin and hurdy-gurdy participant Curtis Berak carry out baroque works by Chedeville and Corrette plus some improvisations in a dwell Zoom recital. 2:30 p.m. Friday. Free.

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

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