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Happening Wednesday: Cirque's Quidam in Long Beach and more

April 20, 2011

STAGE

Quidam One of Cirque du Soleil's most beloved productions, the show follows a young girl's journey through an imaginary world, complete with the company's famous acrobatic feats, whimsical characters, original musical score and Dominique Lemieux's Surrealist-inspired costumes. Long Beach Arena. 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Through April 24. Check website for times. $40-$115 for adults, $32-$93 for children 12 and younger. (562) 436-3636. http://www.longbeachcc.com.

BOOKS

Jacques d'Amboise He was a principal dancer in the New York City Ballet for more than 30 years, danced with some of the outfit's most famous ballerinas, including Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil LeClercq, Allegra Kent and Suzanne Farrell, and worked with such choreographers as Jerome Robbins and Martha Graham. Now, D'Amboise has written a memoir, "I Was a Dancer," which he will discuss as part of Aloud at Los Angeles Central Library. Sasha Anawalt, director of the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, will moderate. Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.lfla.org.

MUSIC

Revolver Golden Gods Awards It goes without saying that this award show won't be a quiet, stuffy affair. The celebration of hard rock and heavy metal will honor musicians, vocalists and bands, and shock-rocker Alice Cooper will receive the Golden God Award. The show also features performances by Cooper, Loaded, DevilDriver, Volbeat and others. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$100. (213) 765-7000. http://www.clubnokia.com.

Ellie Goulding Britain's chart-topping singer-songwriter — whose debut album, "Lights," was released last year — has received critical accolades from both sides of the pond. Catch her bewitching blend of electro-pop, folk, soul, blues and indie rock during the Southland stint of her first U.S. tour. With the Knocks and DJ Paul V. The Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. Sold out. (323) 464-0808. themusicbox.la.

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