How about a non traditional night at the Opera…?

Wed 6.5 LAOpera ModNightattheoperaReady Steady Go to the Opera!” LA Opera celebrates 60’s Italian Mod Culture with special pre and post-performance activities during this exclusive performance of Puccini’s Tosca.

See their website for ticket info…(tickets range from  $163-$180)

6:00 pm – Scooter Concours (classic Vespas and Lambrettas)
6:30 pm – Architectural tour of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
7:30 pm – Performance of TOSCA w/2 Intermissions
10:30 pm – After party hosted by KCRW and special musical guests

What: Performance
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave., LA 90012
When: 6:00 pm 10:30pm (see above for schedule)
Phone: 213.972.8001
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Or a FREE play reading in Pasadena….?

Wed 6.5 ANoiseWithin RAreadingfeatureA Noise Within (ANW) continues this season’s “Words Within” Wednesday night play reading series with four free, one-night-only readings this summer at its Pasadena theatre: The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square kicks off their summer season tonight.

The Heiress is based on Henry James’ novel Washington Square. The play tells the story of New York society, wealth and a daughter’s struggle for her father’s love as she navigates her own first love. The cast features Kelly Ehlert (Catherine Sloper), Apollo Dukakis (Dr. Austin Sloper), Jason Dechert (Morris Townsend), Jill Hill (Aunt Lavinia Penniman), Ann Marie Lee (Mrs. Montgomery), Anna C. Miller (Mrs. Almond), Alison Elliott (Marion), Kevin Angulo (Arthur Townsend) and Abigail Marks (Maria).

What: Performance
Where: A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 626-356-3100