Things to do in LA: Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Bocelli


Performances by Andrea Bocelli, Kristin Chenoweth and Megan Hilty as well as a participatory arts event using brightly colored umbrellas are at the top of our list of offerings this weekend. Before you go, don’t forget to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.

Andrea Bocelli
The chart-topping Italian tenor holds court at the Hollywood Bowl to support “Believe,” his 2020 collection that includes everything from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to Bocelli’s version of the beloved and often from Leonard Cohen. – covered ballad “Hallelujah”. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Sunday at 8 p.m. $ 145 and more.

Kristin Chenoweth and Megan Hilty
Not one but two Broadway veterans are reuniting at the Segerstrom Center this weekend: Emmy winner and Tony Kristin Chenoweth graces the stage at Segerstrom Hall for just one night (7:30 p.m. Sunday; $ 39 and up), while the “Smash” star Megan Hilty plays a three-night booth in the more intimate Samueli Theater (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; $ 89 and up). Segerstrom Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

“Up! The Umbrella Project”
Members of the audience holding up specially designed umbrellas and accented with brightly colored LED lights will be part of the spectacle of this immersive outdoor event co-presented by the Music Center, acclaimed dance-theater company Pilobolus and the smart folks at MIT . Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. To free; reservations required; suitable for ages 9 and up.

The “Up! Umbrella Project ‘takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Music Center in downtown LA

(Ian Pei / Pilobole)

“Poor Claire”
A young noblewoman from 13th-century Italy receives a spiritual awakening – from St Francis of Assisi, no less – at the world premiere of Chiara Atik’s social justice-themed drama. Echo Theater Company, Atwater Village Theater, 3269 Casitas Avenue, Atwater Village. 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; other dates until November 29. $ 34; Mondays are $ 20 upfront or pay what you want at the door ($ 15 minimum and subject to availability).

“Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance”
Portraits of royals, courtiers, scholars and other once prominent figures painted by German artist Hans Holbein the Younger are on display until January 9. Getty Center, Sepulveda Blvd. and Getty Center Drive, LA Closed Mondays. To free; Admission tickets in advance required. (310) 440-7300.

“A concert tribute to Linda Ronstadt”
Ranchera star Aída Cuevas, jazz artist Luciana Souza and La Marisoul de La Santa Cecilia salute Linda Ronstadt with a selection of favorites spanning the legendary multi-Grammy-winning singer’s career. Jaime Cuéllar’s Mariachi Garibaldi also performs. The Soraya, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 8 p.m. Saturday. $ 41 to $ 86.

“Seven guitars”
Friends gather to mourn the untimely demise of a promising 1940s blues musician in this Pulitzer-nominated 1995 entry in playwright August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” exploring black life in America. Noise inside, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; other dates until November 14. $ 20 and more.

Marguerite Cho
The veteran comic and former sitcom star will wisely crack – for an adult audience only – as her “Fresh Off the Bloat” tour passes through SoCal. La Mirada Theater for the performing arts, 14900, boulevard La Mirada, La Mirada. 8 p.m. Saturday. $ 16 to $ 65.

“Carrefour: Exploring the Silk Road”
Opening Friday, this interactive permanent exhibit teaches visitors about the centuries of cultural exchange sparked by the movement of travelers and goods along the old trade route. USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Open from Wednesday to Sunday. $ 7, $ 10; free for those 17 and under and every second Sunday of the month; advance tickets recommended. (626) 787-2680.

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