Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a three-day reprieve in a long list of five-day (or more) workweeks. Here, we round up five suggestions for a Southern California holiday of art, theater and music.
Chance Theater presents 24 hours of nonstop performances starting Friday at 7 p.m., including theater, music, magic and tap-dance to benefit the company. The rotating series of shows includes a mini cabaret, a new one-act based on tales from cubicles, cover bands performing classic songs from the 1950s to the '80s, tales of Craigslist missed connections and a coming-of-age story told via musical journal entries set to go on at 4 a.m.
Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. $10 for each hour.
Walk the Talk
Los Angeles Poverty Department presents three days of parades and traveling brass band performances through skid row, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Highlights along the way include history-focused lectures by community neighborhood activists and 36 portraits paying tribute to community visionaries created by street artist Mr. Brainwash.
Degenerate Prom & WTF Art Show
Channel your inner outcast and relive the glittery gowns and crowns of prom, with a slightly wicked twist. Presented by the Department Against Degenerate Art, the event begins Saturday at 8 p.m. at the downtown Mezz Bar -- expect eats, corsages and “weird” works of art from 50 artists on display. Costumes encouraged.